- 11-03-12, 10:09 AM #126
Re: Windows 8 is aweful...and if WP8 is just as bad, RIM has a real chance of success
I don't get why every time something new is released, someone here feels the need to compare it to the playbook and/or BlackBerry, and then someone always shows up to call it crap or garbage, when they've never even used it. And it's also funny how AWESOMESAUCE BB10 will supposedly be just from a few demos and videos. Yeah, you've used a playbook, but you still haven't used the final, released product of BB10.
- 11-14-12, 03:34 AM #128
There are many windows/Microsoft updates today. I got 16 updates for windows 64 desktop version with media centre. Over 300mb, a few of them just said 'performance improvements but with that size of updates it must be fairly significant.
- 11-14-12, 10:13 AM #129
Microsoft's man in charge of creating Windows 8, Steven Sinofsky, was fired today! Is it because Windows 8 sucks so bad?
Microsoft's man in charge of creating Windows 8, Steven Sinofsky, was fired today! Is it because Windows 8 sucks so bad? - Brian Madden - BrianMadden.com
- 11-14-12, 10:16 AM #130
- 11-14-12, 10:38 AM #131
Windows 8 is aweful...and if WP8 is just as bad, RIM has a real chance of success
Windows 7 is a good OS. There is no reason to stop using Windows 7.
Microsoft had more failures than successes with their operating systems. They also make lots of money on their office products and infrastructure's. Not their OS's.
It was a given that Windows 8 would be a flop. Booz Allen just recently switched to Windows 7 and won't be switching to windows 8.
Its all hype for the consumer market. If it wasn't than why does the business world keep flip flopping between BB and Apple.
When the new BB products hit the streets things will change.
9900 & Tapatalk
- CrackBerry Genius
11-14-12, 01:20 PM #132
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Only used windows 8 in the shop it was cool as a tablet for apps I saw it more for the phone/tablet niche market as an OS its pointless you can't install stuff on it like you would a normal win OS so its pointless keeping the desktop side.At first I was sure to get the pro version as I could get a laptop/tablet hybrid(i still dont have a laptop till this day) but not conivinced now.The whole desktop/metro split is just a mess why cant they be in one place?? I'll probably wait for win9 or until they fix that split crap I don't know what its trying to be.From my point of view the tiles are cool but as a PC desktop user who installs/unistalls programs frequently the tiles are just nothing but fancy arranged desktop icons forcing this metro has not worked they have not worked out who this works best for at all.
They could of kept everything in one space and have the start bar hide metro is just fancy arranged desktop icons why is getting a whole new place to the desktop?? I dont understand billion dollar company do they not test the user experince before release or what?? Its would of been simpler to just keep metro and desktop in one space.And why are there no advert's on apps for designing people like to draw with a pen and the like?? Instead of this cool dancing advert.Why did they not showcase a new painting app with a pen and hand usage and focus on fun based touch apps?? Seriously dropped the ball they got to sort it out with the money they spend this is poor.
As for WP8 aint used one but my pops has had W7/7.5 phones so I kind of already know what it does how it feels.The WP's have been remade and repackage quite a few times now I havent seen big leaps it still has things in list format which just does'nt scream quick and efficient.But I have to applaud greedypops the current WP8 advertising,lookwise,making it gimmiky its things I would expect from orange.greedypops/nokia have done well on branding front greedypops out oranged orange..
Really find it funny the whole WP8 look is something totally orange would do funny how greedypops got there first.If oranges had created the tiles and those colour phones with the excellent nokia features man oh man we would not hear the end of it so thanks on that front sometimes your enemys are your friends.Its no Blackberry buy yeah Wp8 it aint bad nokia/greedypops did well they can pick up quite alot of consumers with those prices more than we think especially worldwide its good quality for a not so expensive phone its more than just decent.They can defo take out htc,LG's and the other cyborg phones.Keep an eye on them can surprise us.
- 11-14-12, 01:36 PM #133
- 11-14-12, 01:44 PM #134
- 11-14-12, 04:31 PM #135
- CrackBerry User
11-14-12, 05:21 PM #137
- 54 Posts
WP7 AND BB owner
I know others have already shot down your poor logic, but I just wanted to add my 2 cents. As someone who owns both a BlackBerry (9780, that I'm happy with) and a WP7 phone (HTC Mozart, also happy with), WP7 is really good. And it's not something that's just shiny and gets old after a week or two (had mine for 2 months already). WP8 is an upgrade to WP7 so your statement "If WP8 is just as bad" is invalid. It doesn't even matter that it's similar to Windows 8. I've had the Windows 8 demo for a few days, and it's not bad, (though probably better suited to mobile devices) then some time later I got a windows phone and realized how similar WP7 is to Windows 8 already. So bottom line, WP8 isn't going to be some huge change from what consumers has seen before, just an upgrade to WP7.
- 11-14-12, 05:58 PM #139
I'll say again, I don't mind Win8. It's not a magical, transcendent experience after Win7, but I don't feel like I'm really missing anything either.
I do think, though, that Windows 8 is getting a rough ride in the arena of public opinion. It's coming to be generally disliked, and yes, I think there is some chance that could wind up reflecting on the phones, no matter HOW good they are.
- 11-14-12, 06:24 PM #140
Just like your AWFUL spelling? lol. And I love Windows 8. I also like Windows Phone 8. This is all your opinion and there will be some people who agree and many others who don't. And how would you even know that you hate it if you haven't extensively used it? It is obviously a different UI than 7, but if you actually use it, you will find that it is just as functional.
- 11-14-12, 07:13 PM #141
More bad news for microsoft as now they are being sued. Windows 8 has been a total flop and the surface has many issues and problems that it would take to long to list.
California lawyer sues Microsoft claiming storage space on Surface tablet less than advertised
- 11-14-12, 09:00 PM #142
Well I was bored, so I "upgraded" to Windows 8. An hour into it, I'm looking to go back probably. I don't get the advantage of Windows 8 for a desktop? If I could touch and swipe those tiles, it might be pretty fun. As it is, it's just clumsy and awkward. Even the window edges (etc.) look primitive, reminding me of Windows NT.
Windows 7 is OK, but I do so miss Windows XP.
- 11-15-12, 04:06 AM #144
XP was a critical and financial success. Vista was a financial success even though it got some pretty negative user feedback. Windows 7 has been a consumer and financial success story. Upgrade numbers for Windows 8 are so far pretty healthy...and the uptick will grow as more people use it.
See, this is why people should actually put some thought and research in what they say instead of sticking to tired talking points.
- 11-15-12, 04:25 AM #145
Windows 8 is aweful...and if WP8 is just as bad, RIM has a real chance of success
Look I'm sure people bash windows 8 for their reasons but Here's my set of opinion:
Windows 8 IS A WONDERFUL operating system. When you hook a touchscreen to it, it performs wonderful. Now look, windows 8 phones will probably nice. Now remember, I am a hardcore bb fan but please, don't unnecessary bashing of devices which aren't half bad.
I personally own one as well. I believe that windows 8 is a new era and my touchscreen laptop performs well with it and I enormously enjoy the interface and appstore.
Sent from my BlackBerry 9860 on 184.108.40.2064 with Tapatalk and my fingers
- 11-16-12, 12:29 AM #146
- 11-16-12, 12:33 PM #147
There is lot of reasons to like Windows 8. The only (and probably big) problem is that many will find new windows 8 too difficult to learn. Anyways, i think at this point my second choice after BB10 would be Windows 8 phone. As much as i like Google I just think that Android OS is just not as good.
- 11-16-12, 12:46 PM #148
- 11-16-12, 04:13 PM #149
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