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.
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......
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!)
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The SINGULAR reason I'm slogging my way through Windows 8 is direct access
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)
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.
My question would be how the hell do they know ?
Have they implemented an update which records mouse and keyboard clicks ?
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.