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Old 12-31-2013, 09:45 PM   #196
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You're more than welcome to point it out, but you keep acting like the system is somehow IMPROVED because of all the changes. Most of us don't feel that way at all, and even Microsoft has acknowledged that it doesn't work that well. If you like it, fine, but don't act like we're all stupid for not liking it.
How have i acted like that? I haven't at any point said that the system is improved.
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Old 12-31-2013, 09:46 PM   #197
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How have i acted like that? I haven't at any point said that the system is improved.
Holy ****ing christ.
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Old 12-31-2013, 09:48 PM   #198
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Holy ****ing christ.
Feel free to post a quote of me saying that it's improved.
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Old 12-31-2013, 09:52 PM   #199
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Feel free to post a quote of me saying that it's improved.
That isn't what I am referring to. It is your attitude toward everyone that doesn't like the current format of Win8. You are acting as if we are all a bunch of dumb****s for not seeing the benefit of the new OS. The majority of windows users do not like it.

Now, if you have a tablet or a touchscreen monitor then that changes things but as a desktop application Win8 ****ing sucks in its current layout. When 8.2 comes out you won't hear as much bitching because it will finally be standard desktop friendly again.
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Old 12-31-2013, 09:56 PM   #200
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That isn't what I am referring to. It is your attitude toward everyone that doesn't like the current format of Win8. You are acting as if we are all a bunch of dumb****s for not seeing the benefit of the new OS. The majority of windows users do not like it.
I have said NOTHING of the kind. All my posts have been about the start button only. I haven't said ANYTHING about the OS as a whole. But, w/e, agree to disagree.
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Old 12-31-2013, 10:57 PM   #202
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That's the problem I have with the Windows 8 fanboys like -King-. They try to act like they are superior to anyone who dares to criticize Windows 8, and they bend over backwards trying to "prove" how easy it is use the OS. They act like anyone who complains about Windows 8 is just an idiot who is ignorant of the magnificent elegance that is Windows 8.

I can navigate my way around Windows 8 just fine. In fact, I can navigate my way around just fine in all versions of Windows, IOS 6, IOS 7, Red Hat Linux, Linux Mint, Suse Linux, Ubuntu Linux, and several versions of Android, as well as the old MS-DOS systems and even the old Apple II and Atari 800 computers of the 1980s. I can also navigate my way around just fine with every major implementation of UNIX, including Sun Solaris, HP-UX, IBM's AIX system, and the UNIX System V systems sold by NCR.

I am not a n00b when it comes to computer operating systems. I've spent spent over 35 years installing and maintaining computer operating systems. I originally cut my teeth on IBM's mainframe MVS operating system. Hell, even the TSO/ISPF interface of MVS makes more sense than Windows 8.

Windows 8 had the highest learning curve of any GUI I've ever seen. That is absolutely LUDICROUS when you consider the fact that Windows 8 is simply an upgrade to the Windows OS that is literally used by over a billion people. It's like the developers at Microsoft went out of their way to make it counter-intuitive. It's the first time I've ever had to have a laptop sitting next to a new computer so that I could use Google over and over to figure out how to perform simple tasks that are intuitively obvious on most other GUIs.

I got over the learning curve for Windows 8 a long time ago, and I get along just fine with Windows 8. But that doesn't mean I'm not entitled to point out and bitch about its shortcomings.
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:29 PM   #203
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That's the problem I have with the Windows 8 fanboys like -King-. They try to act like they are superior to anyone who dares to criticize Windows 8, and they bend over backwards trying to "prove" how easy it is use the OS. They act like anyone who complains about Windows 8 is just an idiot who is ignorant of the magnificent elegance that is Windows 8.

I can navigate my way around Windows 8 just fine. In fact, I can navigate my way around just fine in all versions of Windows, IOS 6, IOS 7, Red Hat Linux, Linux Mint, Suse Linux, Ubuntu Linux, and several versions of Android, as well as the old MS-DOS systems and even the old Apple II and Atari 800 computers of the 1980s. I can also navigate my way around just fine with every major implementation of UNIX, including Sun Solaris, HP-UX, IBM's AIX system, and the UNIX System V systems sold by NCR.

I am not a n00b when it comes to computer operating systems. I've spent spent over 35 years installing and maintaining computer operating systems. I originally cut my teeth on IBM's mainframe MVS operating system. Hell, even the TSO/ISPF interface of MVS makes more sense than Windows 8.

Windows 8 had the highest learning curve of any GUI I've ever seen. That is absolutely LUDICROUS when you consider the fact that Windows 8 is simply an upgrade to the Windows OS that is literally used by over a billion people. It's like the developers at Microsoft went out of their way to make it counter-intuitive. It's the first time I've ever had to have a laptop sitting next to a new computer so that I could use Google over and over to figure out how to perform simple tasks that are intuitively obvious on most other GUIs.

I got over the learning curve for Windows 8 a long time ago, and I get along just fine with Windows 8. But that doesn't mean I'm not entitled to point out and bitch about its shortcomings.

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Old 01-01-2014, 05:49 PM   #204
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That's the problem I have with the Windows 8 fanboys like -King-. They try to act like they are superior to anyone who dares to criticize Windows 8, and they bend over backwards trying to "prove" how easy it is use the OS. They act like anyone who complains about Windows 8 is just an idiot who is ignorant of the magnificent elegance that is Windows 8.

I can navigate my way around Windows 8 just fine. In fact, I can navigate my way around just fine in all versions of Windows, IOS 6, IOS 7, Red Hat Linux, Linux Mint, Suse Linux, Ubuntu Linux, and several versions of Android, as well as the old MS-DOS systems and even the old Apple II and Atari 800 computers of the 1980s. I can also navigate my way around just fine with every major implementation of UNIX, including Sun Solaris, HP-UX, IBM's AIX system, and the UNIX System V systems sold by NCR.

I am not a n00b when it comes to computer operating systems. I've spent spent over 35 years installing and maintaining computer operating systems. I originally cut my teeth on IBM's mainframe MVS operating system. Hell, even the TSO/ISPF interface of MVS makes more sense than Windows 8.

Windows 8 had the highest learning curve of any GUI I've ever seen. That is absolutely LUDICROUS when you consider the fact that Windows 8 is simply an upgrade to the Windows OS that is literally used by over a billion people. It's like the developers at Microsoft went out of their way to make it counter-intuitive. It's the first time I've ever had to have a laptop sitting next to a new computer so that I could use Google over and over to figure out how to perform simple tasks that are intuitively obvious on most other GUIs.

I got over the learning curve for Windows 8 a long time ago, and I get along just fine with Windows 8. But that doesn't mean I'm not entitled to point out and bitch about its shortcomings.
hyperbolic.

Plenty of fair criticism for Instituting a touch friendly- if not almost necessary ui version when the predominant userbase is still very much entrenched in the normal keyboard and mouse setup. 8.2 is expected to reimplement the standard Start button- so it's not the end of the world, and there's plenty of +s to the new OS otherwise.

I'm not a Microsoft fanboi, and didn't care for them ditching the Start button- but I do like the type feature to pull up what I'm looking for.

Ultimately, it's coming back, and this is much ado about nothing.
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I'm not a Microsoft fanboi, and didn't care for them ditching the Start button- but I do like the type feature to pull up what I'm looking for.
Again, that's a Windows Vista feature.

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Again, having to use both the keyboard and mouse is inefficient. Also, you guys realize that the instant search for programs is there in the old start menu, right?
you do have a windows key on the keyboard. And yes, the search was in 7 and Vista. Really, Metro is just a big blown up start menu, that you can run apps on.
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you do have a windows key on the keyboard. And yes, the search was in 7 and Vista. Really, Metro is just a big blown up start menu, that you can run apps on.
Its a big blown up start menu you that you have to organize yourself.
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Again, that's a Windows Vista feature.
Yes I know this - once you clicked on the Start button- quickest way to get to the command prompt- cmd
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That's the problem I have with the Windows 8 fanboys like -King-. They try to act like they are superior to anyone who dares to criticize Windows 8, and they bend over backwards trying to "prove" how easy it is use the OS. They act like anyone who complains about Windows 8 is just an idiot who is ignorant of the magnificent elegance that is Windows 8.

I can navigate my way around Windows 8 just fine. In fact, I can navigate my way around just fine in all versions of Windows, IOS 6, IOS 7, Red Hat Linux, Linux Mint, Suse Linux, Ubuntu Linux, and several versions of Android, as well as the old MS-DOS systems and even the old Apple II and Atari 800 computers of the 1980s. I can also navigate my way around just fine with every major implementation of UNIX, including Sun Solaris, HP-UX, IBM's AIX system, and the UNIX System V systems sold by NCR.

I am not a n00b when it comes to computer operating systems. I've spent spent over 35 years installing and maintaining computer operating systems. I originally cut my teeth on IBM's mainframe MVS operating system. Hell, even the TSO/ISPF interface of MVS makes more sense than Windows 8.

Windows 8 had the highest learning curve of any GUI I've ever seen. That is absolutely LUDICROUS when you consider the fact that Windows 8 is simply an upgrade to the Windows OS that is literally used by over a billion people. It's like the developers at Microsoft went out of their way to make it counter-intuitive. It's the first time I've ever had to have a laptop sitting next to a new computer so that I could use Google over and over to figure out how to perform simple tasks that are intuitively obvious on most other GUIs.

I got over the learning curve for Windows 8 a long time ago, and I get along just fine with Windows 8. But that doesn't mean I'm not entitled to point out and bitch about its shortcomings.
How the **** am I a fanboy? I've discussed ONE small aspect of the OS, missing the start button. I haven't commented on any other aspect much less the OS as a whole.
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