Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Oct 2013 22:46 UTC
Windows

Early this year, I decided to take a risk.

As a geek, I like to reward those in the industry that try to be bold. That try to be different. That try to leave the beaten path. That look at the norm in the market, and decide to ignore it. Despite all its flaws, Microsoft did just that with its Metro user interface, incarnations of which are used on both Windows Phone and Windows 8.

I was a Windows Phone user since day one. I bought an HTC HD7 somewhere around release day, and imported it into The Netherlands, a year before the platform became available in The Netherlands. I wanted to reward Microsoft's mobile team for trying to be different, for being original, for not copying iOS and Android and instead coming up with something fresh and unique. Despite all the limitations and early adopter issues, I loved it.

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RE[4]: Same bad experience.
by zsekeres on Thu 24th Oct 2013 08:15 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Same bad experience."
zsekeres
Member since:
2011-02-11

Seriously there are multiple ways to create recovery images, install media, etc. as well as roll-back patches without re-installing. If you're too incompetent to use them then don't blame Microsoft.


Please look at the year of your calendar display. It's 2013 - not the nineties any more.

The sole Windows 8 user in our household is my wife: She is a midwife and needed a new laptop last summer. It had to be Windows because she needs one specific accounting app.

Can you imagine the look on her face if I tell her to create a recovery image?

The accounting application runs on the desktop of course. I cannot count the curses she issued when she is inadvertently thrown to the tile screen or the charms suddenly bar pops up while entering data.

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RE[5]: Same bad experience.
by bentoo on Thu 24th Oct 2013 16:09 in reply to "RE[4]: Same bad experience."
bentoo Member since:
2012-09-21

Can you imagine the look on her face if I tell her to create a recovery image?


Can you imagine the look on her face when you tell her you lost all of her data because you refused to take simple precaution steps that are not Windows specific?

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RE[6]: Same bad experience.
by zsekeres on Thu 24th Oct 2013 21:53 in reply to "RE[5]: Same bad experience."
zsekeres Member since:
2011-02-11

Please read again my posting: It's her computer and she is using Windows 8. Why is it my responsibility?

I'm not even a Windows guy anymore as MacOS works fine for me .... but that's just me: Always use the right tool. Nevertheless I flirted with the Surface Pro - but see my other posting on that issue.

The midwife accounting app is great by the way: It forces data backups on external media. Data loss was never an issue.

When buying new gear these days one should expect that it just works. I don't want to tinker -as reduz did- with my wife's computer just to keep it running. There are better ways to waste my time.

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RE[6]: Same bad experience.
by JAlexoid on Thu 24th Oct 2013 22:45 in reply to "RE[5]: Same bad experience."
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

I did take that precaution, but after upgrading to Windows 8 it refused to create recovery media. And now the old recovery media offers only re-imaging of the hard-drive.

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