Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 1 to 13 of 45

Thread: Windows 8

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    SPACE, MUTHAFLIPPER
    Posts
    1,493
    Thanks
    2,741
    Thanked 1,044 Times in 378 Posts

    Windows 8

    Thoughts?



    Still stuck with Vista btw.

    Blog Thing: http://www.velda.me/
    Twitter Thing: @velderia
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Vasa, Finland
    Posts
    2,590
    Thanks
    3,490
    Thanked 1,210 Times in 438 Posts
    It looks neat. And if you want to sell smart phones, you want it to look neat, because all the competitors' smart phones look so neat.

    It might be just taste, but I like my OS and applications to take very little attention to themselves, so I can focus on what I'm doing. So I dunno, if it all looks like that, it seems a bit gimmicky..

    oh, and I run XP, and I'm happy with it.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Serpian For This Useful Post:


  5. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    2,985
    Thanks
    1,146
    Thanked 1,471 Times in 723 Posts
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    91
    Thanks
    33
    Thanked 38 Times in 23 Posts
    What are they trying to do, emulate the ipad? Doesn't look good at all

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Eldritch For This Useful Post:


  8. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom, London
    Posts
    571
    Thanks
    212
    Thanked 341 Times in 157 Posts
    Doesn't really do anything revolutionary if you ask me and to abolish something as simple and fundamental as the desktop makes the old man in me grumpy.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  9. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Smashed_Pumpkin For This Useful Post:


  10. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    402
    Thanks
    52
    Thanked 71 Times in 38 Posts
    I'm not very happy with that.

    I'm in that horrible bracket of people who knows enough that they don't need an insultingly simple UI, but not enough to make full use of linux. It also has that kind of fake, plastic look a lot of knockoff versions of things get.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  11. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to OfficialLamp For This Useful Post:


  12. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    49
    Thanks
    87
    Thanked 29 Times in 14 Posts
    Windows looks less and less made for people who actually work.
    Why would I want Windows to turn my PC into an iPad with mouse and keyboard input?
    Maybe I'm missing something and this version is only for portable devices, in which case never mind my reply.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  13. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Crimsonstring For This Useful Post:


  14. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Dioscorida
    Posts
    78
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 23 Times in 18 Posts
    If the demonstration had been done with a keyboard and mouse, rather than a touch screen, I would have been far more open to the idea. I couldn't see using this with my desktop and I'm not interested in touchpads.

    I also hate gesture-based controls. I know some people rave about them but I'd like to see what I'm doing and choose my specific actions rather than flail around and hope the window I want will eventually pop up.

    While these pretty much kill any interest I had in the OS I actually wouldn't have a problem with the tile-based interface providing I could display more at one time. As I see it, they've basically just taken the desk top and made it interactive - and allowed programs the option to display information in their 'icon,' that sounds good to me.

    Really I need to see the interface on a desk top being used as a desk top, I suspect much of what I don't like so far is easily disabled. I mean it's not like they could require a touch screen. For now I'm happy with XP, and if for some reason I need to upgrade it looks like Win7 is a decent enough OS - but for now I have no reason to use it.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  15. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    137
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 29 Times in 26 Posts
    It seems unnecessary to add all these things. The desktop icons are already sufficient as they are, it's clear what the icon means and there's no need to change them. Every new Windows lately has been more about adding useless fancy new things and less about improving more important aspects (higher speed, less freezing, less errors, etc.) As for the touch screen... if I wanted an iPad I'd go buy one. Or I'd just use my iPod touch because they're basically the same thing. I guess I'll just stick with Windows 7.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  16. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to minamongoose For This Useful Post:


  17. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    225
    Thanks
    63
    Thanked 90 Times in 58 Posts
    It looks absolutely horrible. If this is going to be the future of desktop computers, then I'm never upgrading again for the rest of my life. Every version of Windows seems to get more convoluted than the last.

    I need an OS that is quick, simple and stable with none of this flashy UI crap. I'd probably take to using a Linux system of some sort if it ran all my programs.

    Why do they insist on reinventing the wheel all the time?

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  18. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to zx52hg For This Useful Post:


  19. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Torrance, CA
    Posts
    6,802
    Thanks
    2,278
    Thanked 4,258 Times in 2,074 Posts
    Well yeah, it's pretty obvious with Android and iPad/iPhone apps out there, Windows needed to step up.

    So for smart phones and tablets I can see why the change.
    Since it was stated you can turn this off for desktop, no big deal.

    It looks fine for other kinds of devices, just not really necessary for desktop. I think Windows7 is fine as is and won't upgrade, but a tablet I also do have so the potential it has for that may work better.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  20. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    431
    Thanks
    1,233
    Thanked 103 Times in 75 Posts
    i think its great, a little more intuitive, and you can switch to classic windows 7 mode if you need to.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  21. #13
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    11,371
    Thanks
    3,785
    Thanked 5,840 Times in 3,945 Posts
    I like the way that they brought up Excel and didn't use it as it needs data imputed, like actually real figures not something dragged out the the air by a click of the fingers.

    They've lost sight of the fact that a computer is a tool, not a toy. Cool factor means diddly squat when there's work to be done. We are not children.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  22. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Black Spot For This Useful Post:


Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 LastLast

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside
Register

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook