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Comment: Re:follow the numbers (Score 0) 399

by aXi (#48039209) Attached to: Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

0.0a. windows 1.0, amazing.
0.1. windows 2.0, meh
0.2. windows 3.0/3.1/3.5/3.51 amazing.
0.3. windows 95, bob's lounge and rover his annoying dog, absolute crap.
0.4. windows 98/98se, great.
0.5. windows ME, garbage.
0.6. windows XP, the new standard for microsoft.
0.7.windows vista, buggy garbage.
0.8. windows 7, quite nice, almost as good as XP.
0.9. windows 8, wtf were you guys thinking.
1.0. windows 9, was going to be great.
Finally reached version 1.0

Comment: Re:Please read this (Score 0) 590

by aXi (#39310361) Attached to: The Windows 8 Power Struggle: Metro Vs Desktop

Correction it is a complete rethinking of the windows 3.0 program manager, which sets us back more then 22 years. Even worse the possibility of freely minimising and moving program groups was available which makes the windows 3.0 interface superior to the windows 8 interface.
The windows 8 interface is simply a redesign of the the file manager icon view of the start-menu folders.
Even worse they have done this very same thing to the start menu button, first by pasting a green start button on top later only to replace that with the current round windows "start" button which is still available in windows 8.

To prove that windows 8 is an airbrushed windows 7 simply open the registry editor and change the value of HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer RPEnabled from 1 to 0 (zero).

My conclusion:
I think windows 8 will be worse than windows ME and Vista combined. Seeing that nobody is buying windows 8 phones which have the same interface as windows 8 for desktops I think windows 7 will probably coexist with wxp for some decennia to come. I doubt anyone will want to buy a new system with winnows 8 preinstalled.

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