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#21 way2lazy2care   Members   -  Reputation: 782

Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:05 AM

but RT devices don't have access to desktop (except it does, but only for office !)

This one truly confuses me. Would it really have killed them to put a team on building an RT-native UI for Office?
 
Office-on-tablet could have been their killer feature in the business space, and instead it's a bit... meh.
 
 

I feel like this is at least a good part of the reason Sinofsky left. It sounds like a major part was how he tried to keep the windows team separate from the other teams (or more likely the opposite) at a time when it should have been more integrated than ever. That's just my opinion, but it's the impression I got from his leaving.

I'm curious to know how this develops over the next year; whether they will continue keeping office separate or develop new RT versions and hopefully getting rid of the desktop on RT devices.

Just to point out, another really odd thing is that Outlook doesn't integrate well with windows 8 at all. Outlook should be the one program that does integrate well with everything, but a lot of it's functionality is duplicated and totally separate inside of windows 8.

Edited by way2lazy2care, 22 December 2012 - 10:27 AM.


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#22 Xanather   Members   -  Reputation: 703

Posted 25 December 2012 - 09:21 AM

I got windows 8 on my new laptop. Its alright. Although I still dont see the point, I hardly ever see or even use the "tiles/start" screen. Windows 7 would still seem to be easier to use (less mouse clicks to get to places - to get to control panel I have to type in control panel in the search of the tiles screen just to get to the control panel).

 

Meaning Win8:
- open up the start screen

- type control panel

- click on control panel in results

 

Win7

- click start

- click control panel

 

If microsoft made windows 8 as a improved windows 7 with the new task manager/other desktop features I would be very happy, even if they used the "metro" style for windows n such (metro is ok).


Edited by Xanather, 25 December 2012 - 09:22 AM.


#23 slicer4ever   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 3219

Posted 25 December 2012 - 09:54 AM

I got windows 8 on my new laptop. Its alright. Although I still dont see the point, I hardly ever see or even use the "tiles/start" screen. Windows 7 would still seem to be easier to use (less mouse clicks to get to places - to get to control panel I have to type in control panel in the search of the tiles screen just to get to the control panel).

 

Meaning Win8:
- open up the start screen

- type control panel

- click on control panel in results

 

Win7

- click start

- click control panel

 

If microsoft made windows 8 as a improved windows 7 with the new task manager/other desktop features I would be very happy, even if they used the "metro" style for windows n such (metro is ok).

 

 

i do that all the time in windows 7, simply hitting the window key, and typing "contr" brings me to the control panel, personally i find it to be leagues faster than if i had to click it.  although going to the control panel directly is rare, usually i just type in w/e panel i'm looking for(such as networking and sharing, mouse, folders, etc.)


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#24 tstrimple   Prime Members   -  Reputation: 1718

Posted 25 December 2012 - 02:01 PM

I got windows 8 on my new laptop. Its alright. Although I still dont see the point, I hardly ever see or even use the "tiles/start" screen. Windows 7 would still seem to be easier to use (less mouse clicks to get to places - to get to control panel I have to type in control panel in the search of the tiles screen just to get to the control panel).

 

Meaning Win8:
- open up the start screen

- type control panel

- click on control panel in results

 

Win7

- click start

- click control panel

 

If microsoft made windows 8 as a improved windows 7 with the new task manager/other desktop features I would be very happy, even if they used the "metro" style for windows n such (metro is ok).

 

I don't use the start screen on my non-touch laptop either. That being said, things are much easier for power users now in Windows 8. If you use control panel often for instance, learn to love Win + X.

 

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#25 Chad Smith   Members   -  Reputation: 1041

Posted 25 December 2012 - 10:24 PM

I got windows 8 on my new laptop. Its alright. Although I still dont see the point, I hardly ever see or even use the "tiles/start" screen. Windows 7 would still seem to be easier to use (less mouse clicks to get to places - to get to control panel I have to type in control panel in the search of the tiles screen just to get to the control panel).

 

Meaning Win8:
- open up the start screen

- type control panel

- click on control panel in results

 

Win7

- click start

- click control panel

 

If microsoft made windows 8 as a improved windows 7 with the new task manager/other desktop features I would be very happy, even if they used the "metro" style for windows n such (metro is ok).

While on the desktop you can just bring up the charms bar, go to settings, and then click Control Panel.  That way you don't have to search from the start screen.

 

I just don't like how separate the Modern UI and Desktop are. 



#26 swiftcoder   Senior Moderators   -  Reputation: 9637

Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:30 AM

I just don't like how separate the Modern UI and Desktop are.
It feels like two separate user experiences bolted together.

It's a slightly worse user experience than when Apple had Mac Classic running inside OS X, and slightly better than running linux inside a VM...

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#27 phantom   Moderators   -  Reputation: 6800

Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:40 PM

Meaning Win8:
- open up the start screen

- type control panel

- click on control panel in results

 

Win7

- click start

- click control panel

 

Or you hit the start button, type 'con' and then hit enter to launch the control panel just like you could with win 7...






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