Windows 8 Bombs on PC

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  1. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    The guy at work who runs it on his laptop has found several applications that don't run well under Windows 8. Fortunately for him, they are game applications his kids put on his computer. :D

    He also found that many applications that require Administrator access won't launch in the Windows 7 GUI side of the house, only under Metro. That seems like a bug... I hope it is just a bug and not a "force users to use Metro" thing.
     
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    I like Windows 8. I find it quite easy to ignore the tablet orientated features.
     
  4. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    could be the standard SOP for people bitching about change.

    Go look at the bitching about for example when the Ribbon was added to office. Once people got used to the Ribbon they do not want to go back.

    I see a lot of bitching about change. Changing from what we have been using for nearly 20 years.
     
  5. DingleButt macrumors regular

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    Didnt click since Im running it on a PC and have been for months now. Make up your own judgements ;)
     
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    I've been saying the same thing myself. Can I get used to the way win8 does things sure but why should I when I have win7 and it works the way I expect it too.
     
  7. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    It is a pretty radical change but I can point to several other huge complaints. When it went to XP people complained about the smoother look. Vista UI people hated because it was a much more radical change than going XP from windows 2000. THey moved the location of stuff.

    7 did not get many if any complaints because it did not change the look of the UI. Just added features to it to make it better.

    This like I said is a radical change from what has been the basic concept for what 20 years.
     
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    I came across this article at Slate.com about Windows 8. Sounds like Microsoft is really going to be pushing a touch interface.
     
  9. smoledman macrumors 68000

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    Personally I like looking forward not backward. Having totally separate tablet/desktop OS is PAST, Windows 8 = FUTURE.
     
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    I still don't like the ribbon
     
  11. smoledman macrumors 68000

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    Yes it's better to hunt endlessly through menus or manually configure tiny toolbar icons. That's so 1992.
     
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    This is a Mac forum. Why are we discussing Windows??:confused:
     
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    "Apple & Industry" - comprende?
     
  14. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Or you can hunt endlessly through a nonintuitive ribbon that does not contain what you are looking for. Change isn't always better and in this case it isn't for me. Would I welcome a better interface? Yes. Is it the ribbon? For me and many others not so much.
     
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    I agree with MacDawg on this one. I still cannot get used to the ribbon in Office 2007 and it's been 5 years. I still like the Office '97-'03 style toolbars.
     
  16. maflynn Moderator

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    The difference between XP, Vista, and even win7 was not because MS changed how you did things. They tweaked the start button to be sure but you found, and executed programs the same way regardless of what version.

    Sure XP was quite different theme wise, Vista added a lot of controls and was pestering people with security prompts.

    The difference is with windows 8, they've created a User Interface for tablets that is geared for touch screens, Microsoft basically shoe horned that onto a desktop where it does not work as well with a keyboard and mouse.

    Being so radical, wouldn't it be in MS' best interest to offer the traditional interface for businesses and users who don't want Metro. Perhaps easing them into it.

    As for the ribbon, I'm not a fan, I hate the screen real estate it eats up. I'd rather use a keyboard combination to accomplish my tasks there by leaving more screen for my content.
     
  17. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    That's a bummer. I had high hopes for that even though I'm not a windows user at home. I do really hate that ribbon.
     
  18. maflynn Moderator

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    I personally hadn't put windows 8 through its paces. If I have time this weekend, I'm going to load some of my software on it and start using it. Lets see how I handle it with QuickBooks and other stuff.

    I will say that MS really hit it out of the park with windows 7. I was very happy with how they polished windows and made it easier to use - very Apple like ;)

    Now they're back to their old tricks.
     
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    So wait, let me get this straight. Windows 8, that isn't released yet, has already bombed on PCs, because some "tablet reviewers" have decided so and posted it on a blog on the Internet ? :rolleyes:
     
  20. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Well for the XP to Vista changes I did not even think about the start button. I was thinking of how they moved some of the menu comands around. For example right clicking on the desktop would no longer bring up the property menu. To get to all those display settings it was a rather long work around to the deeper ones. The surfaces one most people use they improved.

    Not counting security changes they did make some pretty radical changes to how it worked.
    As for the ribbon maybe it did not face me as much in screen real estate lost because I tended to have my tool bar having a few extra rows to hold everything. Either way I find it a lot easier to navigate around.

    Also I am going to point out you can have the ribbon be hidden from view to gain back that space if you would like. By the question marker their is a little arrow you can click on that will cause it to become hidden.
     

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