Proposal to Keep WinXP Support "Alive"


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Greegor

Windows 8 can't even play a DVD unless you buy
a more expensive Media Center edition?? WTF?


ROFL Look at the comments from UPGRADE purchasers!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416562

Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Upgrade $ 69.99

“Tasks that use to be simple are now quite complex, such turning off
your computer is now more multistep.

— 11/28/2012
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At least Microsoft fired the culprit
“After looking at the various prerelease versions, I was sure
Microsoft would come to see the error of their ways and have ...

— Dennis 11/17/2012
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Greegor

Why are so many people posting ways
to turn off cutesy parts of Win 8 and
band-aid the shortcomings to make it functional?

It's like a whole lot of making excuses!
 
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Char Jackson

Why are so many people posting ways
to turn off cutesy parts of Win 8 and
band-aid the shortcomings to make it functional?
Someone asked, someone answered. That's how newsgroups are supposed to
work.
It's like a whole lot of making excuses!
No, it's just a few people who are afraid of change, asking how to
make a new OS look more like an old OS.
 
K

Ken Blake, MVP

Why are so many people posting ways
to turn off cutesy parts of Win 8 and
band-aid the shortcomings to make it functional?

It's like a whole lot of making excuses!

I'm not interested in making excuses, for Microsoft or for anyone
else. But I am interested in recommending ways to help people make
effective use, of Windows 8 or anything else.

Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP
 
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Char Jackson

And - what it's going to cost to replace all the current software
with new stuff that does less. At least that has been my experience
with OS upgrades.
If your experience with OS upgrades is anything like mine, it won't
cost anything. There are plenty of things I don't particularly care
for with any OS, Windows or not, but backwards compatibility isn't an
area where I can throw stones. MS has consistently done an amazing job
in that respect.
 
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JJ

Greegor said:
Windows 8 can't even play a DVD unless you buy
a more expensive Media Center edition?? WTF?
That's proof that newer version isn't always better.
ROFL Look at the comments from UPGRADE purchasers!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416562

Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Upgrade $ 69.99
What'd you get from easter egg? Windows 8!
At least Microsoft fired the culprit
In this case, they fired the wrong person.
 
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JJ

Greegor said:
Windows 8 can't even play a DVD unless you buy
a more expensive Media Center edition?? WTF?
That's proof that newer version isn't always better.
ROFL Look at the comments from UPGRADE purchasers!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416562

Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Upgrade $ 69.99
What'd you get from easter egg? Windows 8!
At least Microsoft fired the culprit
In this case, they fired the wrong person.
 
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Greegor

I walked into one of the big box stores with a dozen
different laptops on display and every blasted one
was being sold with Windows 8.

It looks like Microsoft has already started leaning on
every OEM to STOP bundling Win 7 with their hardware
and bundle Win8 with their systems instead, even
on the slow cheap notebook computers and systems
without multi-touch screens to do the pinch minimize etc.

The MS Life Cycle page says availability is "To be determined" for
Win7.
 
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Evgenii Sputnik

Le 18/12/2012 21:05, Greegor a écrit :
Windows 8 can't even play a DVD unless you buy
a more expensive Media Center edition?? WTF?
Try VLC Media Player. It's free and GPL.
 
C

Char Jackson

Will other media players like Real Player and the Apple media player
work on Windows 8. They both are free.
I'd be surprised to learn that anyone still uses either of those. I
thought usage had dropped to nearly zero about 10-12 years ago.
 
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Greegor

Le 18/12/2012 21:05, Greegor a écrit :


Try VLC Media Player. It's free and GPL.
I've been using it for years and like it very much.

It's not crippled by something left out of W8?
 

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