RawChicken Posted April 25, 2013 Share Posted April 25, 2013 PCs as in the desktop/tower computer part are dying for personal use! That is the critical problem MS is working to address. People want portability, but people also need to be productive. That means we need a solution that can be both, the best answer for that is a tablet that can turn into a laptop and then turn into a desktop very easily. Sure, gamers and high demand people will need big PCs for years and years but that's a small portion of the population. As I've said before, stock Win 8 is awful for the desktop side right now, but it's fantastic for tablets and pretty good for laptops. We know MS can do desktop very well, we also now know (and importantly THEY know) that they can do tablets well, the only thing left is to bring those together. You can dispute whether MS's path for getting to the end is the best way or not (I'd say not quite) but the goal is exactly what is needed.Exactly, it is this what I dont like.. Desktops will always need a desktop OS. Hats why I assume people will migrate to Linux once it becomes more mid-user friendly and Windows too tablet-faced.As for the simplicity side, simplicity is not just about ease of use, it's also about reliability and consistency and that is what MS is focusing on for the mobile side. Over time I desperately hope MS brings more customisability to mobile but it's not as important as it is for desktop use. Win 8.1 is opening a huge amount up with a lot more customisation and desktop oriented features, it's also narrowing the gap between Metro and desktop. As for general desktop hackability, that's pretty much stayed the same or improved with 8.Thats it, I am hoping for a more "open" OS where you can access any file you want and edit it as you want. For example in mac its hard, in iOS is not possible without hacking the device. But this is not only what I mean with more options, I think having many functions is necessary. Imagine this scenario, you right-click a file and you get only 2 options, "copy" and "delete". Not useful at all on desktop. What I don't like is not having a OS for my desktop. Thou I understand the mainstream market is on tablets/laptops, and that is what Microsoft is aiming for.The share button doesn't hurt you, it's not in the way or forcing you. It's there because the basic UI needs to remain constant through the OS, it's also only really designed for the mobile side where it does make a lot of sense for people who use a lot of social stuff.I know, I know, but the same with the PS4 controller, I just think it doesn't belong there.I agree Windows8 is a good OS and introduces a new type of OS and all of that, but it is not what I need as I am a desktop user. And I can see how desktops are being left aside and I dont want that to happen Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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