Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 12th May 2013 22:30 UTC
Windows "Microsoft's communications chief has a tough job these days, and with Windows 8 is under attack from all sides he's bravely called for a return to the center and a less partisan conversation about the new OS. There's just one problem: The periodicals he’s called out for engaging in 'sensationalism and hyperbole' are in fact right about Microsoft's strategy. And ignoring that is the real problem."
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RE: Feedback
by Nelson on Mon 13th May 2013 03:04 UTC in reply to "Feedback"
Nelson
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2005-11-29


So just because the feedback is initially negative doesn't mean you don't have a hit on your hands. Of course, in MS's case, they probably should've listened ;) But the point is, you never know ...


I think this is a good point. Feedback is a balancing act and no side will get exactly what they want. The Start Menu isn't going to come back. What might have a chance of coming back is the Start Menu's functions. What problems did it solve? How did it solve them? Why is the Start Screen worse? How could it be better?

These are likely the questions Microsoft asked itself. Windows Blue from the leaked builds appears to confirm this. There is *more* Metro, not less. Its more refined and works better from a Mouse+Keyboard, but it IS Metro.

My point I guess is that it depends on i you buy into Microsoft's core strategy. If you do, you'll find that Windows 8.1 advances that goal and makes it easier to use from a Desktop and within the enterprise.

However if you disagree with Microsoft's strategy, nothing short of a 360 in direction will appease you. Microsoft doesn't seem to be doing that.

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RE[2]: Feedback
by WorknMan on Mon 13th May 2013 03:17 in reply to "RE: Feedback"
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2005-11-13

My point I guess is that it depends on i you buy into Microsoft's core strategy. If you do, you'll find that Windows 8.1 advances that goal and makes it easier to use from a Desktop and within the enterprise.


I'm taking a 'wait and see' approach. I did not care for Metro at all on Win8, but I don't want to see a 360 happen either. For now, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt. If it's still ass in 5 years or so, we'll know they screwed up.

The traditional Win32 desktop is a clusterfuck of framework on top of framework. Even if they don't succeed, I applaud Microsoft for at least making an attempt to move on.

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RE[2]: Feedback
by WereCatf on Mon 13th May 2013 05:46 in reply to "RE: Feedback"
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2006-02-15

However if you disagree with Microsoft's strategy, nothing short of a 360 in direction will appease you.


If they did a 360 they'd be right where they are. You probably mean 180.

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RE[3]: Feedback
by Nelson on Mon 13th May 2013 11:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Feedback"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Yes, that.

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RE[3]: Feedback
by Fergy on Mon 13th May 2013 15:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Feedback"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

"However if you disagree with Microsoft's strategy, nothing short of a 360 in direction will appease you.


If they did a 360 they'd be right where they are. You probably mean 180.
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You made me think of the last action hero: http://youtu.be/AiCF1QdyxhM?t=17s

Love that movie

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