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This is just plain stupid!
« on: October 23, 2012, 10:51:23 PM »
How many dudes you know, while using their desktop computer with a perfectly good keyboard and mouse, are going to reach up to the monitor over and over again to open folders, start programs or move something around? Does the phrase "damn, my arm is getting tired" make sense? Maybe for a tablet, but a table top PC, or even a laptop, for that matter.



Am I wrong, or just an asshole?

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Re: This is just plain stupid!
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2012, 04:38:13 AM »
you're not wrong or an asshole. this is a fucked up plan. early reports say people find win 8 confusing and counter-intuitive. the goddamn 8 has crashed into the mountain. shades of vista all over again?
I'll tell you what I'm blathering about...

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Re: This is just plain stupid!
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2012, 05:46:21 AM »
you're not wrong or an asshole. this is a fucked up plan. early reports say people find win 8 confusing and counter-intuitive. the goddamn 8 has crashed into the mountain. shades of vista all over again?

There is a theory that Microsoft fucks up every other version of Windows they come out with; Windows 8 is on the "fucked up" down cycle. Seems to hold true.........

Win 1.0 - Sucks

Win 2.0 - Much improved

Win 3.0 - Sucks

Win 3.1/Windows 3.11 - Much improved

Win 95 - Sucks

Win 98 - Much improved

Win Me - Sucks

Win XP - Much improved

Win Vista - Sucks

Win Seven - Much improved

Win Eight/Metro - Sucks

 ::) Here are all (more or less) the versions of windows...

Windows 7 Version 6.1   Windows 7 (Name of Vista, e.g. Windows 7 Home Premium)
Windows Vista Version 6.0   Windows Vista (Name of Vista, e.g. Windows Vista Home Basic)
Windows XP 5.1.2600   Windows XP (Name of XP, e.g. Home Edition, Professional, Media Center Edition)
Windows 2000 5.00.2195   Windows 2000 Workstation
Windows ME 4.90.3000   Original release of Windows ME.
Windows CE 3.0   Windows CE 3.0
Windows 98 4.10.2222A   Windows 98 Second edition
Windows CE 2.1    Windows CE 2.1
Windows 98 4.10.1998   Original release of Windows 98
Windows 98 4.10.1691   Beta Release of Windows 98
Windows 95 4.00.950 C   Second release of Windows 95 OSR2.5 with FAT32, MMX, USB and AGP support.
Windows CE 2.0    Windows CE 2.0
Windows CE 1.0    Windows CE 1.0
Windows 95 4.00.950 B   Second release of Windows 95 (OSR2) that does support FAT32 and MMX.
Windows NT 4.00.1381   Windows NT 4.0 Workstation.
Windows 95 4.00.950 A   Windows 95 with Service Pack 1 or OEM Service Release 1.
Windows 95 4.00.950   Original release of Windows 95.
Windows NT 3.51.1057    Windows NT Server Version 3.51
Windows NT 3.51.1057   Windows NT Workstation Version 3.51
Windows 3.11   Windows for workgroups Windows 3.11
Windows NT 3.1   Windows NT 3.1
Windows 3.1
Windows 3.0
Windows 2.0
Windows 1.0
« Last Edit: October 24, 2012, 10:39:36 PM by DigitalBuddha »

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Re: This is just plain stupid!
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2012, 09:39:08 AM »
How many dudes you know, while using their desktop computer with a perfectly good keyboard and mouse, are going to reach up to the monitor over and over again to open folders, start programs or move something around? Does the phrase "damn, my arm is getting tired" make sense? Maybe for a tablet, but a table top PC, or even a laptop, for that matter.
Am I wrong, or just an asshole?

Much like the interface designed for "Minority Report" looks really cool


but Little Tom (Midget that he is) there had to keep taking breaks because it exhausted him doing the scenes. It's totally unusable.

Now turn it through ninty degrees and lay it on a desk top and it becomes usable again.

And I still go back to this from "Idiocracy".

« Last Edit: October 24, 2012, 09:43:52 AM by meekon5 »
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Re: This is just plain stupid!
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2012, 10:32:45 AM »
I ain't moving from Windows 7 till they come out with 9.  Same way I stuck with XP before moving to 7.  DB - you're absolutely right. Every second iteration is a dud. I guess that new wave of developers can't even find reverse on a soviet tank!

For you Unix weenies, Ubuntu tried to get a leg up in the same way with an icon-based GUI. No one I know liked it; they all reverted to the classic desktop instead.  Windows should have such an option...



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Re: This is just plain stupid!
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2012, 03:46:17 PM »
Does win8 require a touchscreen monitor as well? How much will they cost?
Im with the big H here and will be sticking with win xp and 7.
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Re: This is just plain stupid!
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2012, 07:27:05 PM »
but Little Tom (Midget that he is) there had to keep taking breaks because it exhausted him doing the scenes. It's totally unusable.

Now turn it through ninty degrees and lay it on a desk top and it becomes usable again.

Very interesting point about his arm getting tired. I guess Tom won't being using Windows 8 on his desktop anytime soon; must be exhausting!

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Re: This is just plain stupid!
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2012, 07:39:55 PM »
DB - you're absolutely right. Every second iteration is a dud. I guess that new wave of developers can't even find reverse on a soviet tank!

 ;D I think they got the idea from this guy.............



...I wonder if his arms are getting tired?
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Re: This is just plain stupid!
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2012, 07:47:10 PM »
Does win8 require a touchscreen monitor as well? How much will they cost?
Im with the big H here and will be sticking with win xp and 7.

No, it doesn't require it; but they're trying to push it on the public like HP tried and for good reasons, failed. They did their best to make it look cool, but all a person has to do is try it for a while and it won't be long until it's obvious that having to reach out to a vertical screen to manipulate it is really tiresome and stupid...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vQtqD6ljLs

Notice in the video, you see no mouse on the table. Who uses a PC with no mouse? I remember seeing one, the HP Touch Screen, in a Best Buy Store; it was there for a few weeks and then disappeared. Gee, I wonder why? :o ::)
« Last Edit: October 24, 2012, 10:37:01 PM by DigitalBuddha »

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Re: This is just plain stupid!
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2012, 08:32:56 AM »
It's going to raise a generation of kids who can't type.
They will simply learn to use the computer this way and so will not ever learn to type or click.

Microsoft.... making a better world for me and you.


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Re: This is just plain stupid!
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2012, 08:39:41 AM »
Are they the makers of Soylent Green?
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Re: This is just plain stupid!
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2012, 09:42:05 AM »
It's going to raise a generation of kids who can't type.
They will simply learn to use the computer this way and so will not ever learn to type or click.

Microsoft.... making a better world for me and you.



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