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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 09-Mar-12 22:35:08
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Re: Windows 8 Will Be A Failure Like Vista (Who Agrees?)


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Bespoke hardware equipment is not an excuse the majority of businesses can use.

But we're still talking a decade even if that applies, you can't expect MS to keep it all the same to support old hardware.... can they not update equipment in 10-15 years? You get the exceptions and it might be worth having the odd legacy machine around, but they shouldn't be part of a domain, if a business has something core to their activity and widely used which relies on NT4 or DOS then they need to get their act together. Pay someone to write a new driver for it!

I don't see many cases where this is justified.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 09-Mar-12 22:43:31
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You got to find it first.
Not exactly difficult. Just right-click on the Start screen and select "All Applications". Then you'll get icons for everything on the Start Screen. Pin the ones that you want to the Start Screen and then reverse the process.
do they want us to go back to Dos days where we have to type in commands?
It seems to me that they are offering a choice of more ways to do a task. Choice is good.


Maybe, or maybe it will just confuse some people.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 09-Mar-12 22:49:02
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If it's like gnome 3 just start typing when you're on the start page and it will show candidate applications. e.g. for notepad typing n o will bring up applications starting with no.


i hate gnome3, which is why I stayed with Ubuntu 10, I noticed that Mint also gone for Gnome 3 as well.

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Standard User Kiggs
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 10-Mar-12 14:47:36
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Agreed. Gnome 3's usability is awful - even some of the graphical elements don't seem finished off.
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sat 10-Mar-12 14:51:25
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It's somewhat amusing discussing the failure of Gnome in a Windows 8 thread smile



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(experienced) Sat 10-Mar-12 16:12:54
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Why change just because something is old? If it is not broken then no need to fix!

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(legend) Sat 10-Mar-12 16:17:28
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Google for Gnome 3 Windows 8 and you'll understand.
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sat 10-Mar-12 16:31:46
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Google for Gnome 3 Windows 8 and you'll understand.
You mean like this
It looks like Windows 8 and Gnome 3 are meant to be used on touch screens.
That doesn't explain the discussion of Gnome 3 in a Windows 8 thread - it should be in a Gnome 3 thread. It's even more irrelevant here.



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Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 10-Mar-12 20:56:55
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You would have to be huge for Windows to entertain support for NT4, for starters hardly anyone at Microsoft who works in support will have been there in the NT4 days.

2000 has "only" just gone out of support so not so difficult, and it's similiar to 2003 anyway.

To be honest why the hell would any organization want to use NT4? Using XP is bad enough when you compare to the huge management benefits you get with Windows 7.

Whatever, if they want to waste money on resources supporting old software then they can do.

The trouble is perhaps human issues, people who run the networks cant cope with change, don't know about better ROI of newer products, etc. Too much legacy software. List goes on, often a lot of reasons you see for not being able to upgrade were due to incompetence or bad decisions in the first place


corporations dont care for things like fancy themes, multimedia updates etc. they also dont want new software that makes their old hardware need replacing. I also expect they not keen on retraining staff because microsoft decided to change the GUI.

just a few reasons, there be more also.

Also microsoft are still patching NT4/2000 to those who pay enough.
Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 10-Mar-12 21:20:12
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Why change just because something is old? If it is not broken then no need to fix!
Unfortunately the law of entropy applies to computer code in a world of changing requirements just as it does everywhere else.

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