Windows 8 Thread, Microsoft killed the start button because... in Technical; Originally Posted by X-13
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2nd July 2012, 11:04 AM #16
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2nd July 2012, 11:26 AM #17
Its cheaper then Lesson monitor I think (havn't seen pricing in a while).
Originally Posted by zag
Problem with all the OS companies is they are still driving fully towards just the Consumers (both apple and M$).
Which surpises my why the Chromebooks don't have some very good management suites for them. I think this is where the difference is going and with more and more "Cloud" (shivvers from saying that). services and web-based apps they will do job needed.
2nd January 2013, 10:51 AM #18
But that comes with the territory when you buy from a monopoly - what customers' think doesn't matter, the monopoly can force customers to do what the monopoly wants them to do.
Originally Posted by AButters
2nd January 2013, 11:10 AM #19
Originally Posted by SPM
"A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them." - Steve Jobs
"If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses." - Henry Ford (allegedly)
2nd January 2013, 11:39 AM #20
After hating then loving and now hating again the Metro interface let's hope MS garner some common sense and allow us to remove it so effectively Windows 8 becomes Windows 7.1......
2nd January 2013, 11:56 AM #21
I'd be so happy if I could purchase windows 2000 2012 edition. all the background updates but the look and feel of 2000.
The SINGULAR reason I'm slogging my way through Windows 8 is direct access. it's upset me so much (win8) that I've actually rage formatted my laptop twice! I hate having to google my way through the interface. (I had to google how to shutdown!)
2nd January 2013, 12:02 PM #22
Why not use a Windows 7 client with a 2012 server?
The SINGULAR reason I'm slogging my way through Windows 8 is direct access
2nd January 2013, 12:19 PM #23
PKI for a start and finish. turns into a 3 server setup with CAs, CRLs and a whole host of crud I don't want to setup just to try this technology. Which btw isn't living up to the hype. (DA isn't a magic remote bullet, it's slow & obfuscated)
2nd January 2013, 12:22 PM #24
I wouldn't agree there (in the sense of not living up to hype).
Originally Posted by chazzy2501
Yes it is a 3 server setup - however... the CA is hosted on one of our DCs (easy to setup), the In out detection is hosted on our internal web server (already setup) and then the DA server....
It works a treat with Windows 7 and from a end user prespective its like they never even left the network.
2nd January 2013, 12:23 PM #25
You only have to learn it once (unless you have a very bad memory).
Originally Posted by chazzy2501
How people coped in the old days going from Windows 3.1/MS-DOS to Windows 95 I'll never know.
2nd January 2013, 01:52 PM #26
My question would be how the hell do they know ?
Have they implemented an update which records mouse and keyboard clicks ?
2nd January 2013, 02:04 PM #27
Ever seen the 'Customer experiance improvement program' crop up?
Originally Posted by mattx
Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program
2nd January 2013, 02:20 PM #28
2nd January 2013, 03:02 PM #29
Nope, anything asking for permission from anything I just deny automatically !!
Originally Posted by jamesfed
My system is more tight than a crabs arse at 30000 Fathoms.
2nd January 2013, 03:19 PM #30
MS-DOS was easy. Every action you could do on a CLI has a command, so you can look it up in the index of the manual where it was thoughtfully listed, and the commands were a finite, and relatively compact closed set. Also you couldn't mess up something as easily because in order to do something, you had to type the command for it, and if you didn't know it, you probably shouldn't be typing it anyway.
Originally Posted by Arthur
With a GUI, and even worse, a touch interface, things aren't that easy. Things are supposed to be more intuitive than the CLI, but if they aren't intuitive, then things are much more difficult. For example, how do you look up a touch gesture in a manual? You also have a problem with people clicking and dragging etc. to find out what the GUI or touch interface does when you do something, rather than looking up the manual first as you were compelled to do with a CLI interface. This leads to things on the UI getting messed up in a way which didn't happen with a CLI.
Last edited by SPM; 2nd January 2013 at 03:20 PM.
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