History Repeats Itself- Especially Microsoft

History Repeats Itself- Especially Microsoft

by Amanda Blain
Published: Last Updated on

Come On Microsoft… do we learn nothing for our mistakes? ūüôā

All jokes aside, Windows 8 is on my radar, but mostly because of the XboX. ūüôā

 

history repeats itself especially microsoft

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Michael Banks
Michael Banks
10 years ago

Microsoft better do something this year….

Mohamed Magdy
Mohamed Magdy
10 years ago

lol ~_~

Kirk Flowers
Kirk Flowers
10 years ago

LMAO, is that REALLY the way it looks??

Ashisha Nautiyal
Ashisha Nautiyal
10 years ago

plus.google.com/u/0/b/102599706419729268576/102599706419729268576/posts

xerac akhtar
xerac akhtar
10 years ago

o_o

Mike Minor
Mike Minor
10 years ago

No…THEY don't…

Shawn Williams
Shawn Williams
10 years ago

Microsoft is currently big headed because of their success in the gaming industry. It happened to Sony after the success of the ps2. Then Sony learned from their mistakes. The one thing Microsoft probably isn't going to do is lose its "too big to fail" mentality.

Thom Frost
Thom Frost
10 years ago

microsoft if you're going to rip something off at lease rip something off worth stealing not something someone else did 16 years ago.

Mike Minor
Mike Minor
10 years ago

They had that Too Big to Care mentality when it came to mobile computing, but now…….

Kirk Flowers
Kirk Flowers
10 years ago

Historically each MSC OS release since 3.1 has been good, bad, good, bad.¬† 3.1 was good, 95 sucked, 98 good, ME sucked (BAD), etc…do the math Windows 8 will suck ass

Phil Davis
Phil Davis
10 years ago

Or, AOL was ahead of it's time.  Time will tell when 8 comes out.

Thom Frost
Thom Frost
10 years ago

why do i get the feeling windows 8 is going to be windows me/vista all over again?

Robert Misner
Robert Misner
10 years ago

As ridiculous as it looks, I will end up using Windows 8. I will probably enjoy it, too.

As long as it still runs all my shit. 

john hyde jr
john hyde jr
10 years ago

History?? Looks allot like the Apple vs. Samsung case! lol 

Long Nguyen
Long Nguyen
10 years ago

the Metr.. eh Modern UI looks really really ugly.

xerac akhtar
xerac akhtar
10 years ago

……

Umeokafor Ikechukwu
Umeokafor Ikechukwu
10 years ago

Amanda you are write, well done.

Steve Morris
Steve Morris
10 years ago

Programmers are definitely on an ego trip. They're designing things to show off how fancy they can make things and telling us it's better for us instead of designing what users really want. Linux is doing the same thing with KDE and Gnome and Unity.

xerac akhtar
xerac akhtar
10 years ago

ohk

Muhammad Sherriff
Muhammad Sherriff
10 years ago

hangout ūüėÄ

Christopher T. Calhoun
Christopher T. Calhoun
10 years ago

I don't understand why the simply solution, The Windows 7 desktop being included as an option and being promoted as included as an option, is not being promoted as and included as an option.
i.imgur.com/0aPjL.jpg

Nicolai Imset
Nicolai Imset
10 years ago

the design is there due to touch screens coming.
existing windows design does not work on touchscreen

Andrew Ii
Andrew Ii
10 years ago

Windows Desperate Monopoly Edition

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Xin Li
Xin Li
10 years ago

Windows 8 RTM is available to TechNet subscribers today, and I don't even know if I want it.

Nauris xnorsx
Nauris xnorsx
10 years ago

ūüėÄ

Robert Duke
Robert Duke
10 years ago

It really seems like it in more ways than just computers!

Larry Rosenthal
Larry Rosenthal
10 years ago

oh come on..TED fanboyz.. embrace the remix…lol..
BTW- its a copy of an infamous failed interface of a Philips VCR in the 80s.

John Mink
John Mink
10 years ago

Yet only my left eye is bleeding :p

Christopher T. Calhoun
Christopher T. Calhoun
10 years ago

¬†It does work. ¬†Windows has had tablet features for some time. ¬†I'm sure something designed to work better with a touchscreen could work better with a touchscreen, but I perceive no reason to remove the legacy desktop¬†altogether for obvious reasons of that the mouse and keyboard as standard interface devices work quite well on a desk. ¬†I'm not arguing against unifying the OS across different devices. ¬†There doesn't seem to be a good reason to subtract the legacy desktop. ¬†That's all I'm sayin'. ¬†Also, everybody needs to see things my way. ūüôā

Gary Beason
Gary Beason
10 years ago

I've been saying for a couple of years now that XBL is an updated version of AOL: You're paying extra for a lot of content and functionality that you can get for free (not including Internet access costs).

Nicolai Imset
Nicolai Imset
10 years ago

+Christopher T. Calhoun the desktop is still there. just alt+tab to it. The new interface is more like the start menu..

Mike Campos
Mike Campos
10 years ago

Graphics were better in '96…

xerac akhtar
xerac akhtar
10 years ago

so?

Christopher T. Calhoun
Christopher T. Calhoun
10 years ago

 I'm inclined to feel that PSN is better at this point.

Justin King
Justin King
10 years ago

that's not exactly true. That desktop is just a metro app. Try alt+tab then try window+tab and what I'm talking about becomes more clear

John Reisdorf
John Reisdorf
10 years ago

I so can't wait to see this happen!!! Way to go Microsoft on trying something different… "Lest We Mac Users Forget" on well.. change (you are welcome to talk to me if you know what SCSI is, and why they at the time¬†embraced¬†USB) ¬† " oh ya… the transition from Mac OS 9 to Mac OS X… ya that never hurted :-/?!?!?¬†

Nicolai Imset
Nicolai Imset
10 years ago

 can not find any references to desktop only being a metro app anywhere. you got some? 

Don't have wibndows 8 installed atm so can't really try it now. uninstalled when office gave me installation hazzle.

Rob Bob
Rob Bob
10 years ago

Another sign of failure, rip xp, vista, winblows 7 and next up winblows 8. On the bright side they appear to be dropping the price for their crap software. I guess that's a +

Tiaan Kruger
Tiaan Kruger
10 years ago

the metro style however works quite nice for outlook.com.  and ive seen the MS office 2013(i think) preview, it has the same theme. and works well there aswell

that being said, i think the metro style on the phone are the ugliest thing ive ever seen in my life

Brian Petty
Brian Petty
10 years ago

You can still do everything from the desktop. The tiles can basically be used as a really big start menu if you like…its even accessed the same way, the button just isn't visible until you run the mouse to the bottom left corner. I'm actually really liking the preview.

xerac akhtar
xerac akhtar
10 years ago

cm on stop

Justin King
Justin King
10 years ago

 It's everywhere?  The "metro start menu" is the new desktop UI.  It has a completely new SDK to write your apps against:  msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/br229516.aspx

These apps will_not load in the "desktop UI"¬†because¬†they are flat out incompatible. ¬†That UI btw is now simply called the explorer shell and is around for legacy apps only …. and will_not load new metro apps using the new SDK. ¬†

Here's some more plainspeak on it: www.osnews.com/story/25951/What_s_wrong_with_Windows_8

"Contrary to popular belief, Metro is not a replacement for the Start Menu. Metro is a replacement for the Explorer Shell. The Explorer Shell itself has been turned into an application. Traditional applications run within this Explorer Shell, and cannot be managed from Metro. In other words, the Explorer Shell has become an application with a multiple document interface, running in Metro."

They are completely¬†separate¬†environments. ¬†Not sure how else to put it. ¬†You can even swipe and "close" the explorer shell …. flat out unload it (it will load again if you hit the proper tile). ¬†You can't unload the new default UI.

EJ Filone
EJ Filone
10 years ago

That funny!

ketoy royal
ketoy royal
10 years ago

like..

Comrade Jibril Temitope
Comrade Jibril Temitope
10 years ago

Well the windows is spectacular, i like the new updated interface….and d signing out… i feel like im enveloped within the windows…

xerac akhtar
xerac akhtar
10 years ago

STOP IT!!!!!!1

Aaron LaBarre
Aaron LaBarre
10 years ago

well at least in Linux based systems you can pick a new UI (or none). And there isn't a big company shoving it down our throats. And with Linux based systems, if you don't like it, fix it.

xerac akhtar
xerac akhtar
10 years ago

UGHHHH

Brad Horrocks
Brad Horrocks
10 years ago

The similarity is truly amazing…

Tom Duke
Tom Duke
10 years ago

It looks horrendous. 

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