Windows 8 Opinions
Posted Aug 18 2012 - 06:12 AM
it's finished and available to all of us here: http://msdn.microsof...r/jj554510.aspx
Not sure if a simple Microsoft account is all you need to download the 90 days version. And be cautious because this version can't be updated to a full version!
I did some stuff in a virtualized machine and here are my comments about it.
First, I can understand why they wanted to have an OS which is usable by smart phones, tablets, PCs and a mixture of all of them. That's not a bad idea.
But my clients and customers mostly use traditional applications like MS Office and CAD and other stuff and this stuff is build for a normal PC with desktop and mouse and keyboard. Personally I don't see how this will be changed in the next years. Maybe it's a test to see real feedback for Microsoft and use the real feedback to build the next version which they already started to build, I'm sure.
I would like to have an option to start a windows 7/8 desktop after login.
For me a better "app" for Windows updates and settings would be fine.
A "search" field inside the windows 7/8 desktop and not only the hotkey search.
For those who love the windows 7 desktop a program starter for those applications like in Windows 7.
I'm sure more to come but for sure interesting at the moment.
Posted Aug 18 2012 - 06:30 AM
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Posted May 02 2013 - 01:54 AM
Most of the time, windows 8 independant, I refuse to install those so called apps because most want to have access to some data which is private to me. This happens on facebook too.
But for GPL and other old titles, I don't think that any data is sent to Microsoft. Only on crashes and if you allow to send the data. For more modern applications sending the data of a crash is for sure important. If a MS technican can do anything with crash reports from GPL or GEM+, I don't know
Even Ubuntu (I know the evil linux distro for some) now has a crash report. From my point of view, sending crash reports can help make an OS better.
Sorry for writing so much. I'm no real MS fanboy but still Linux desktop can't replace my Windows desktop. Programming is possible but all my customers use windows and still want to continue windows so it's better to have a windows system. For online banking I use a Linux desktop though
Posted May 02 2013 - 05:05 AM
if it was just the desktop you wanted to replace then you could use another OS . i think you mean that you use windows because it has the programs you use and is less hassle than another OS , all modern OS have a desktop be it windows , mac or linux .
i don't blame you using linux for banking (do you have it installed or do you boot off a usb stick so no data is saved?) , there are some people that think even surfing with windows is unsafe but then some people also wear tin foil hats .
Posted May 02 2013 - 05:22 AM
And no tin foil hats. I have used tin foil on all walls
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