Worried you’ll be forced to buy Windows 8?Posted on August 20th, 2012 at 23:10 9 comments
Relax. Looks like we have a long, long time until Win7 gets forced out.
InfoWorld Tech Watch.
9 responses to “Worried you’ll be forced to buy Windows 8?”
John Whittaker August 21st, 2012 at 15:03
Personally with the improvment of Ipad ,I,m finding I use windows less and less. I’m not alone on this line of thougth ,perhaps Windows should be worried we might not want to buy it .
Looks like there may be some hope for those of us (NOT ME… please, gawd, not me!) forced to use Win8.
An Open Source programming group has figured out how to (possibly… still needs a bit more confirmation, hint-hint, Woody) GIVE YOU BACK THE MISSING START BUTTON AND MENU.
Read all about it:
rc primak August 25th, 2012 at 04:44
I just spent the afternoon cleaning up my data archives, including all those System Images I’m so fond of creating and duplicating all over the place. With Windows 8 and no third-party tools, I got the whole mess (eight hard drives, all multi-partitioned, with three Windows versions to keep track of!) organized and culled out in less than five hours. This size mess would have been a whole weekend project uunder Windows XP with TeraCopy, and at least a day and a half under Windows 7 with TeraCopy.
Windows 8 does have some advantages. And no, I’m not ready to confine my production life to iPad Apps. Not to mention the difficulty of sharing files and data with anyone who doesn’t subscribe to iCloud.
All day long, I never missed the old Start Menu. Not once. Never went into Metro-land either. Get over it, folks! The Metro-style Start Screen is just another UI change — like the Ribbbon, only taller. Get over it and get on with your lives!
Midnight September 1st, 2012 at 21:07
Hope you’ll be back with us soon, commenting every day or so!!
Combination of a long-anticipated vacation and unanticipated family emergency… I should be back and posting shortly…
John Whittaker September 3rd, 2012 at 23:14
Just a big thank you to Woody, for all the help he has given me and others in the past, I
know I would have been in big trouble if I didn’t follow his MS DEFCON
Also how big he has been to print the E-mail which is apposed to alot he has said /printed there’s not many that would or should have done that .Hats of to you sir :>)
I’m always interested in printing opposing points of view. It’s important for people to consider all the sides of an issue!
rc primak September 4th, 2012 at 23:12
I also like to see opposing points of view, including those which run contrary to my own views. It’s only when we engage in intelligent discourse that we truly learn what is best in technology.
I check this website at start of every day. Sometimes I check before I go off for the night. So, one more thanks, Woody.
Sorry you had family emergency.
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