Maybe MS is listening to you guys?

Maybe MS is listening to you guys?

Postby fstarcstar » Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:54 pm

http://www.wpcentral.com/video-shows-st ... hold-build



Supposedly this is a "Windows 9 leak"

Bring back the start menu!
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Re: Maybe MS is listening to you guys?

Postby exploited » Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:57 pm

It's a nice compromise.
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Re: Maybe MS is listening to you guys?

Postby The Comrade » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:36 pm

i'm switching to linux
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Re: Maybe MS is listening to you guys?

Postby Medius » Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:23 pm

Have people not realized by now that you always skip one windows version? They are pretty consistent with this. Good version, bad version, good version, bad version.
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Re: Maybe MS is listening to you guys?

Postby The Dharma Bum » Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:40 pm

I see no reason to change for W7 and my aged asus laptop
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Re: Maybe MS is listening to you guys?

Postby Spider » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:49 pm

Sticking with 7.

At least they're trying. A little. Windowed apps on the desktop is a huge victory against the MS army of suck.
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Re: Maybe MS is listening to you guys?

Postby Saz » Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:56 am

Day 763: Macbook Air still working like the day I bought it. No issues to report.
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Re: Maybe MS is listening to you guys?

Postby Spider » Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:15 am

My MBA has had two system restores, and tends to lock up if I close the lid while netflix is running. Also, the material they made the insulation on the power cord out of must have been screwed up somehow at the plant that day, because I've replaced nearly the entire length of it with black electrical tape as it flakes away. The idea of giving them a hundred bucks for a new one makes my skin crawl.

I like the laptop a lot, but the quality of it is quite a bit lower than that of the $300 compaq I impulse bought off of a pallet at Fry's in 2009, which actually is still working like the day I bought it. That being slowly...but hey. Never puts a foot wrong and gets there eventually. And the power cord hasn't disintegrated like a sugar cube on a rainy day.
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Re: Maybe MS is listening to you guys?

Postby Saz » Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:46 am

Spider wrote:My MBA has had two system restores, and tends to lock up if I close the lid while netflix is running. Also, the material they made the insulation on the power cord out of must have been screwed up somehow at the plant that day, because I've replaced nearly the entire length of it with black electrical tape as it flakes away. The idea of giving them a hundred bucks for a new one makes my skin crawl.

I like the laptop a lot, but the quality of it is quite a bit lower than that of the $300 compaq I impulse bought off of a pallet at Fry's in 2009, which actually is still working like the day I bought it. That being slowly...but hey. Never puts a foot wrong and gets there eventually. And the power cord hasn't disintegrated like a sugar cube on a rainy day.


Really? Damn bro, I have a 2012 MBA and the thing works like the day I bought it. I did have the same problem with the power cord though, but they just gave me a new one at the apple store when I went in. Never had it crash on me once or anything like that, and with apple care i got the battery replaced just before it ran out so I'm still getting like 10 hours with normal use. It's gotten to the point where I don't even see a reason to upgrade or how a computer could better suit my needs because it runs just as fast as the day I got it and the battery life is still good. And I abuse the f**k out of this thing. Like I've dropped it multiple times from standing hight, slammed the screen shut with a pen in it, spilled food and shit on it all the time.

The one and only grip I had with my MBA was that for a long time MS OneNote was not available on it, but they released a version last year so I'm a happy camper.
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Re: Maybe MS is listening to you guys?

Postby uebermann » Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:32 am

We'll see how Windows 9 is, hopefully its solid.

The problem MS had with Win8 is the same problem they had with the Xbone. They were trying to tell consumers what they wanted instead of listening to the consumers and working with them on what they wanted.

A lot of devs suffer from the same issue - they circle jerk each other and try to convince one another how great all the new changes are and then get terribly offended when no one likes it. MS was very resistant on the Win8 changes initially and I'm assuming some people were either let go or told they better get with the program or start looking for another job.

They still need to offer a "lite" version of the OS for slower/low spec systems though. And fix their damn tablet settings to allow for Slate PCs as well. Windows XP Tablet still the best option out there as far as Windows versions go.
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