We have been watching this movie for a long time.. no explanation necessary. Just people making stupid decisions who are allowed to reach pinnacles of power where the peter principle prevails.
Had they considered the real world in any of this, Microsoft would not be in this mess. And indeed it is a mess they have cooked for themselves and everyone else in the world who needs to use a good basic OS like XP without the nonsense, bells, whistles and BS that has prevailed since in their subsequent OS designs. But Windows 8 is their death ticket if they take this path without a change of their own operations and decisions.
I have to force myself to watch this video and the worst situation is that I have to support and repair this system. It really does make me sick with disgust at what kind of problems and compromises have been forced onto the public because of their power and stupid stupid decisions. It really makes me angry to have to support these system designs that have given very little for what they take in expended time and effort etc....
And I realize that they have completely lost their minds... A result of spending too much time in their "walled garden" no doubt. What world are they living in? A mobile phone and tablet perhaps but certainly not a power house PC ...
I think that we see this wrong. Win 8 RT is for the tablet experience and full Win8 is designed for the touch screen laptop/tablets. Period, no one said we should all upgrade to Win 8 in the work environment. We are used to have the new Windows version for work, but this one is for home, as are the other tablets that are super popular now. It works great on my Ideapad Yoga 13, as soon as I got all my shortcuts in the Start menu, including my websites "favorites" and apps I love to use it as a tablet. When I need the mouse to actually work on Word or Excel I flip it over and I have a laptop. This is for personal use and I can see some use for work too, but I wouldn't put Windows 8 on my work desktop, WIn 7 works just fine
SundayBiker, I believe that you have summed it up nicely. Windows 8 is for the mobile & tablet users. I'm confident that if one was forced to use it in a corporate production environment then it could be done. However, the pain & suffering on multiple levels would be present, without doubt. While Windows 8 might translate into success for the SOHO users, it will not convert to financial well-being for Microsoft in the corporate arena and that is where they make their money. Let's face it, Microsoft has made a mistake. They have stopped listening to the people that put them at the pinnacle of success for many, many years. They have, IMO, ceased to be innovators and have basically become instead re-sellers in a sense by trying to emulate Apple's every move. A sad commentary to make about what used to be the greatest computer software company in the world. I'm glad that Windows 8 and Windows 7 both work for you. I believe that, all said and done, many users will find this combination works for them also. Hope you have a good one!
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