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    Default Windows 8 as New Coke: That's an insult to New Coke

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    I don't understand the hatred of Win8. It seems like there's more of a cult of bad press than any actual legitimate grievances. What I'm interested in is why the media is mobilising against microsoft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Grain of a Song of Sand View Post
    I don't understand the hatred of Win8. It seems like there's more of a cult of bad press than any actual legitimate grievances. What I'm interested in is why the media is mobilising against microsoft.
    Do you think perhaps it is a case of the media trying to stir controversy to give themselves something to write about? That could be true. Looking at it from one viewpoint, the world is a better place because of these innovative companies helping us get more done and helping us expand our horizons. And Apple vs Microsoft creates a nice healthy competition. So why would people waste time criticizing? On the other hand, it could be an actual case of failure to integrate new technology with the needs of the consumer. I am able to do less with my new computer. Taking a tutorial would probably help me, but I don't like tutorials and previous upgraded computers did not necessitate them. And with many issues, I don't even know where to begin to search for help. So in my opinion, this is a step backward for me and presumably many others. (This essay has no paragraphs, because when I hit enter to make a line space, nothing happens. That was not a problem on my old computer with this website. To create a post with paragraphs, I have to open publisher create the paragraph containing essay, and copy it and paste it into the16types. About half the time, mysteriously, some of the line spaces disappear and I have to re-copy and paste.)
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    Maybe it is just that Microsoft fell out of touch with people like you. All the technos like me adapted fine, or even liked it. Maybe Microsoft was just bidding at the current generation of users, while ignoring people like you? I do like your idea that it's just a controversy designed to push papers. There's also possibly something sinister behind it, when you consider Valve's relationship with Win8, and their plans to push hardware riddled with sensors, but I do acknowledge that's pushing the boundaries of conspiracy theory

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    I don't like Windows 8. The changes from 7 are not helpful at all. I don't like having to go to the right hand side of my screen and hope that it registers so that I can click to search for a simple application. It is only useful if you have a touch screen. There are lots of other counter intuitive changes. Stupid windows 8.
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    Thanks Obama.

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    It's fine.

    I would pick any win OS against Linux.

    Had both.

    (And you don't miss Windows Vista)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Absurd View Post
    It's fine.

    I would pick any win OS against Linux.

    Had both.
    Which distribution?
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    I like it on my laptop. I don't think I'd like it on my big computer very much... so I'm sticking with windows 7. Lots of people still use windows xp and have no issue.

    I have little respect for Bill Gates as a person though. He's condescending, arrogant, and seems like his dick smells. Because he's so bloody rich, he doesn't even really need to try with his products anymore.

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    <--> why all the h8 against windows 8? i like metro; i hated the stupid start button since windows 95.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Absurd View Post
    (And you don't miss Windows Vista)
    Ha! Yes, you are probably correct about that. But Windows 8 is not better.
    You seek a great fortune, you three who are now in chains. You will find a fortune, though it will not be the one you seek.
    But first you must travel a long and difficult road, a road fraught with peril.
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    Though the road may wind, yea, your hearts grow weary, still shall ye follow them, even unto your salvation
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iris View Post
    Ha! Yes, you are probably correct about that. But Windows 8 is not better.
    If not better than Vista (and Linux), I'm inclined to disagree.

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    Tablets are like new toys. People like toys. People usually hate office work. Quess with what they do their office work. Thats right, with Windows devices. Windows tablet means NO toy.

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