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Re: Windows 8, anyone?
« Reply #25 on: 22:50, 22 November 12 »
MacOS X is getting too "touch interface oriented" and Windows 8 is making the same mistake.


This is exactly what I was saying.
The essential difference between the two though, is that OSX kept the old interface for those of us who don't have touch screens. They gave us that option.
Microsoft on the other hand, said to it's windows users "This is the way it's going, tough shit, you'll do without your traditional start button and like it!"


And i honestly believe, they'll suffer backlash as a result of it.
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Re: Windows 8, anyone?
« Reply #26 on: 22:58, 22 November 12 »

And I don't know what the hell do I need a 1920x1080 screen if I'm only to see 6 512x512 icons... MacOS X is getting too "touch interface oriented" and Windows 8 is making the same mistake.
You need to read Amstrad User and Retro Gamer onscreen. It is nice to be able tilt the screen so its fullscreen A4 and still easily readable. It feels like you are reading a real A4 page. Double that resolution and you could have 2 "real" A4 pages magazine style
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Re: Windows 8, anyone?
« Reply #27 on: 01:38, 23 November 12 »
Did I miss something? When did Microsoft ever claim that "making it easy for people to write their own software" was one of their goals?

Bryce.

But that's the whole point of an operating system, to make a computer useable for any purpose within the systems capabilities, clearly microsoft could learn something from studying the CPC with its Firmware and Basic.  :P

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Re: Windows 8, anyone?
« Reply #28 on: 09:21, 23 November 12 »
@CP/M: ah, got it. Why didn't you just say "I remote-connect to a Win8 box"? :D


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Re: Windows 8, anyone?
« Reply #29 on: 17:54, 23 November 12 »
@Bryce: even if Minority Report came about, it still wouldn't matter much, I think. Kind like voice-controlled computers, it's just not worth the effort after all. Maybe ok for some applications, but not as a main UI driver.
   
Also, when did MS say their aim is to make it easy for others to write their own software? Sure, it'd be nice, but I'm not sure it's something to hold against them?
   
@Rob: I didn't say it's either useful or desirable, the exact opposite is what I'm saying.

@Shaun: actually, I don't know how they'll be able to sell it to the workplace. I do understand the "force the user" approach, because gradual change is not always possible, but this here time we're talking about forcing a ridiculous change.
   
@ivarf: yeah, and does Apple give a microscope free with that panel? :D

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Re: Windows 8, anyone?
« Reply #30 on: 18:54, 23 November 12 »
@ivarf: yeah, and does Apple give a microscope free with that panel? :D
Do you need at 20" or something? I might be at an advantage having myopia

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Re: Windows 8, anyone?
« Reply #31 on: 19:20, 23 November 12 »
A magazine page open in portrait, at the distance you normally sit from the monitor? Yeah, it's probably quite small.

Also, I think you mean the opposite of myopia!

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Re: Windows 8, anyone?
« Reply #32 on: 19:30, 23 November 12 »
I mean myopia, that I can see small things when I take off my glasses. But you are right, if I can not bring it close enough, I cant see it

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Re: Windows 8, anyone?
« Reply #33 on: 20:01, 23 November 12 »
No, you mean hyperopia, farsightedness. 

Myopia=the farthest away the object, the blurrier. Hyperopia=the neares the object, the blurrier (and vice versa in both cases).

Or am I getting something wrong? Anyhow, this is a win8 thread, not one on opthalmology :D