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The "Windows" brandname 2. It's too big, to bloated for mobile. In its place, you have controls that are accessible only if you know where to swipe or point your mouse. I was in the midst of learning C# and silverlight, and loving it when Silverlight was deprecated.

And that, I believe, was my original gripe with 8.x - it didn't give me a choice. Continue to site » Skip to main content The Motley Fool Fool.com Fool.co.uk Fool.com.au Fool.ca Fool.sg Fool.de Helping the world invest better since 1993. But, there's a bigger issue than just the APIs. I get that they want to fuse desktop/metro, but what they've done looks AWFUL.

Windows 8 Failure

Hopefully Windows 9 will be a solid refinement on all this.” UPDATE: Microsoft checks in to say that while it welcomes Miller expressing his opinion, it doesn’t at all represent Microsoft’s there would be no OSX since it's market share by comparison to windows has always been dismal. Cloud. Windows 8 ISN'T growing as fast as Windows 7 did, but it IS, in fact, growing.

  • Windows as a core OS technology: This usage is similar to how "Linux kernel" is used sometimes, where it explicitly leaves out desktop environments like Unity.
  • I think I could actually deploy it to my users then.
  • It didn't: too many people perceive the desktop to be bloated, malware-ridden, and confusing.

In a year, Windows 8.x/9 will be the best solution for enterprise. It's a mature product that has reached its inevitable end of life. 2) Based on the reception of windows phone, nobody wants this brand new OS. I will NEVER go back to Windows 7 and I frankly look down my nose at those who insist on staying behind. WinRT has the potential for being this, but then they messed it up by forcing WinRT apps to be full-screen only.

a Company in Angela Merkel Press Conferencem: Great. You know, as should be Windows. I let Windows 8.1 search everywhere and have it show the desktop apps first. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_other-update/installing-updates-will-update-for-windows-8-mess/f8faeb03-f387-4d44-aeba-a95dd8f1048e While the App Store has taken flak for its closed approach, Apple should also be given credit.

Though the Windows 8 store exists, the company doesn't seem to care about its quality. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. Legacy Windows 7 users aren't moving. So yes, the message has been confusing for devs but you're calling technologies dead before Microsoft, and that's just misleading.

What Happened To Windows 9

But Metro PC Settings still lacks the ability to make the new user an administrator. http://news.yahoo.com/windows-designer-explains-why-windows-8-mess-154545089.html Here are some twitter comments from frustrated users this morning: Ok I absolutely hate Windows 8. Windows 8 Failure it would still be windows/metro but with a name that separates these UIs that are supposed to be EASY from the connotations of complexity that Windows carries with it. Steven Sinofsky I see no compelling reasons to start piling up Metro apps bought in the Store.

Did no one care? And worst of all, Metro makes it much harder than before to do everyday tasks and real work on your computer. My comments about Windows 8 being a disaster relate to its reception. WOW!!! Windows 10

Yes, it is likely true that Apple has been more successful at creating beautifully designed products than Microsoft, yet why should having multiple ways of addressing issues imply that Microsoft needs Nor can they arrange the apps so that one is on top of the other, rather than having them side by side. Author Sam Mattera (TMFMattera) Sam has a love of all things finance. Seriously, WHAT?

Login or register to post comments neonspark on Feb 9, 2014 read Mary Jo's column and you'll see MSFT basically apologized to revs for pushing the Sinofsky COM strategy. And Windows 8? Not all tiles can appear in all sizes. (See Figure 1.) Figure 1: Windows 8.1 adds new live tile sizes and a down-arrow to the All Apps list.

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Microsoft is trying to get its large desktop user base to try its mobile OS, Apple is trying to get its large mobile user base to try their desktop OS. The outlier is a port from the Xbox 360. Windows 8's pathetic user adoption numbers can't even keep up with Vista's lousy numbers. Login or register to post comments MaxwellK on Dec 4, 2014 Well said!!

Until recently politics ensured there were three separate OS teams: console, phone, and desktop. Yeah? This year alone, HP has introduced nearly a dozen different devices powered by Google's Android and Chrome operating systems. That's hubris writ large.

Login or register to post comments Showing 1-50 of 291 itemsprev 1 2 3 … 6 next Please Log In or Register to post comments. The future of the company depends on it.  This web site uses cookies to improve your experience. Microsoft's Surface Pro runs a full version of Windows 8 and competes directly with similar hybrid PCs from HP. Ports can be great when refined to take advantage of a new platform, but most games on the Windows 8 store don't bother. Instead, most are scaled down versions of existing smartphone

But mobile is taking over and the perfect solution is to have the same OS on all systems. Nine of the top 10 games in the paid games section are ports from iOS or Android. Pro tip: Use Alt-Tab, the "Coolswitch" that's worked for more than a decade. ACCEPT & CLOSE Newsletters You have been successfully signed up.

You can't please everybody, Microsoft. I'm thinking that now that Bill Gates is back as technical advisor, he will look at how Apple is addressing these design strategies and will copy them. Yet some categories, particularly games, are dominated by ports. In this usage, Windows everywhere is a *good* thing for Microsoft.

But this feature, called Snap, is all but worthless. Windows 8 - a WHOLE other story. I would add that there is one aspect in addition to desktop, mobile and console that Microsoft must address and unify across their strategy... Business wants complex, they get complex.

But Windows 8 is a bigger problem than that. Why? But the fact is that it won't be that long at all before you simply will not have machines WITHOUT a touch screen or, probably, voice and gesture control. The fact that the Windows team rejected .NET and its massive developer following seemed insane to me.

Miller acknowledges that there’s been a lot of dissatisfaction with many of the changes that Microsoft made with Windows 8 but he says that the company is listening very hard to Who thought the taskbar would look good on top of start screen/metro apps? I do eventually use it, and DON'T LOVE IT. > Windows 8 is still in fact growing. Then keep the prime apps coming.