BetaArchive Logo
Navigation Home Database Screenshots Gallery Image Uploader Server Info FTP Servers Wiki Forum RSS Feed Rules Please Donate
UP: 59d, 14h, 7m | CPU: 21% | MEM: 5063MB of 12235MB used
{The community for beta collectors}

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 57 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 PostPost subject: Re: Microsoft prepared a "Plan B" if Windows 8.1 fails        Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:24 am 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
Offline

Joined
Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:41 pm

Posts
13
I don't think that Windows 8.1 will fail. But it won't be as successful as Windows 7 was when it was released. I think that Microsoft needs to clean up the OS a little. For example, why would I want a desktop UI on a tablet? It would be way better to just make the whole OS for tablet as such, using the tiles. A desktop UI on a tablet = hard to use. Tiles UI on a tablet = easy to use.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Microsoft prepared a "Plan B" if Windows 8.1 fails        Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:52 am 
Reply with quote
Offline

Joined
Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:32 am

Posts
5
Windows 8 continues to be a fascinating experiment to me. I've been using Tablet PC's for a decade and will never go back to a touch-free laptop for many many reasons. Windows 8 to me is a visionary work anticipating a touch and tablet PC world. Personally, I believe it will come to pass. HOWEVER, when is the big question. I've also seen many visionary products fail, only to see the central idea reappear years or even decades later. For example, in the 1990's, I visited the "smart homes" of many major players, including Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, etc. Virtually all of the IDEAS I saw have now come to fruition, but most only after a string of failed products that did not get the consumer, business and technology balance right. As I said, fascinating.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Microsoft prepared a "Plan B" if Windows 8.1 fails        Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:04 am 
Reply with quote
Offline

Joined
Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:53 am

Posts
1

Favourite OS
Wundows 7 Build 6801
In my opinion, I think Windows 8.1 is going to get worse reception than 8. This is because it is even harder to use in my findings. Also, it broke compatibility with many of my drivers.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Microsoft prepared a "Plan B" if Windows 8.1 fails        Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:44 pm 
Reply with quote
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:24 pm

Posts
38

Location
Germany

Favourite OS
all Ws
OrizenceDEV wrote:
In my opinion, I think Windows 8.1 is going to get worse reception than 8. This is because it is even harder to use in my findings. Also, it broke compatibility with many of my drivers.

you just tested a beta/preview which is considered for tech people only. The major mistake which is always done is to believe that a preview is the same as a RTM version of a new operating system. It is NOT and cannot be considered as one. Period

_________________
enjoy my English


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Microsoft prepared a "Plan B" if Windows 8.1 fails        Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:13 am 
Reply with quote
Offline

Joined
Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:57 am

Posts
3

Favourite OS
5111
To be honest, I don't think Microsoft needs a "Plan B". Like Windows 8, Windows 8.1 will be shipped with almost all OEM laptops and desktops even though it's less useful on systems without touch. The only reasons I can think of why Windows 8 doesn't sell well are the recession and current Windows 7 pc's still being fast enough - there's no need to upgrade.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Microsoft prepared a "Plan B" if Windows 8.1 fails        Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:28 pm 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Sun May 19, 2013 6:04 pm

Posts
336

Location
Belgrade, Serbia

Favourite OS
Windows 1.0-8.1 (All systems)
OrizenceDEV wrote:
In my opinion, I think Windows 8.1 is going to get worse reception than 8. This is because it is even harder to use in my findings. Also, it broke compatibility with many of my drivers.


Wait for RTM and compatibility with your drivers won't broke anymore.

_________________
Main Client Operating System: Windows 8 Pro x64
Main Server Operating System: Windows Home Server 2011 with Update Rollup 4 on Desktop Computer

Computer addict, Web Designer and Advanced Programmer.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Microsoft prepared a "Plan B" if Windows 8.1 fails        Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:42 pm 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
Offline

Joined
Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:13 am

Posts
669

Location
USA

Favourite OS
Windows 7 Ultimate
8.1 was already 8`s plan b.
*hehe*

They need to restore what made windows so great: a good UI and ease of use.

_________________
Please be aware that someone else is using the name "startmenuisgone" on other sites and it is NOT me. I am only registered with that name here and on assembler games. The other accounts are fraud!


Top  Profile  WWW
 PostPost subject: Re: Microsoft prepared a "Plan B" if Windows 8.1 fails        Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:27 am 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:51 am

Posts
13

Location
United States

Favourite OS
Windows 8 Pro RTM
There are still things that need to be improved upon with 8, even with 8.1. For example, while a file manager exists in 8.1, it's hidden in the SkyDrive app. It needs to be more apparent. Also, the Devices section of PC Settings still needs help, as does the integration of Messaging/Skype.


Top  Profile  WWW  YIM
 PostPost subject: Re: Microsoft prepared a "Plan B" if Windows 8.1 fails        Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:53 pm 
Reply with quote
Offline

Joined
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:38 pm

Posts
6
I think Microsoft is taking this a bit hard. I know quite a few people who are pleased with Windows 8.
There just seems to be a huge bandwagon since Windows 8 came out that it's terrible due to lack of a start button.
I don't find it to be that bad. I'm used to Metro at this point, and my computer has no touch capabilities.
I think Windows 8 will do at least partially well in the long run, I mean at least it's not Vista.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Microsoft prepared a "Plan B" if Windows 8.1 fails        Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:31 am 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
Offline

Joined
Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:46 pm

Posts
980
But , many users who're familiar with earlier OS's(since 95) , might not like the lack of the Start menu and the Metro interface.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Microsoft prepared a "Plan B" if Windows 8.1 fails        Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:24 am 
Reply with quote
Offline

Joined
Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:26 am

Posts
4

Favourite OS
7601
Windows 8 is great in terms of performance and its snappy too! The only reason its been going down is because MS has started ignoring needs of desktop users. so far Windows 8 can be best experienced if one have a MS tablets but for desktop its never been fun. releasing Win 8.2 wont be much success if MS doesnt pay attention to Desktop PC user's needs. otherwise many including myself are happy using Windows 7 :)


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Microsoft prepared a "Plan B" if Windows 8.1 fails        Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:38 pm 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
Offline

Joined
Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:35 pm

Posts
135

Favourite OS
Mac OS X 10.5 + 10.6, Win NT 6.X
Kahleb wrote:
I think Microsoft is taking this a bit hard. I know quite a few people who are pleased with Windows 8.
There just seems to be a huge bandwagon since Windows 8 came out that it's terrible due to lack of a start button.
I don't find it to be that bad. I'm used to Metro at this point, and my computer has no touch capabilities.
I think Windows 8 will do at least partially well in the long run, I mean at least it's not Vista.


There's that huge bandwagon again... 8-)

zatak wrote:
Windows 8 is great in terms of performance and its snappy too! The only reason its been going down is because MS has started ignoring needs of desktop users. so far Windows 8 can be best experienced if one have a MS tablets but for desktop its never been fun. releasing Win 8.2 wont be much success if MS doesnt pay attention to Desktop PC user's needs. otherwise many including myself are happy using Windows 7 :)


Stop speaking for everyone, I use Windows 8 Pro on a desktop nearly everyday, and guess what? I love it! It's the best Windows OS I've ever used, with Vista SP2 close behind and 7 close behind Vista.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Microsoft prepared a "Plan B" if Windows 8.1 fails        Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:43 pm 
Reply with quote
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:19 pm

Posts
1829

Location
shell32.dll
Heh, I use 8.1 and it kicks Windows 8's ass.

_________________
Windows Defender for great justice! Bugs are an international trading company. I need to defeat the anti-debugging and obfuscation methods. It wasn't for Intel's absurd ability to load in ie6. Why even waste time with people in an envelope?


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Microsoft prepared a "Plan B" if Windows 8.1 fails        Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:24 pm 
Reply with quote
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:33 pm

Posts
2030

Location
Czechia
Wheatley wrote:
Heh, I use 8.1 and it kicks Windows 8's ass.

Not true. If it doesn't work on my laptop running Windows 8, it's a crap. </half-sarcasm>

_________________
AlphaBeta, stop brainwashing me immediately!

Image


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Microsoft prepared a "Plan B" if Windows 8.1 fails        Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:41 am 
Reply with quote
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:38 pm

Posts
322

Location
Pennsylvania, United States

Favourite OS
Longhorn 4093
I have a feeling that half of the Windows 8 haters didn't even try it, they heard there was no start button and instantly decided the whole OS was horrible.

_________________
...and I promise on my bones - I built this home, I built it up for you.
SoundCloud --- Twitter --- YouTube

Formerly ratsrock2323


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Microsoft prepared a "Plan B" if Windows 8.1 fails        Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:18 am 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:40 pm

Posts
111

Favourite OS
1631.1; 4039; 6780; 8102
ratsrock2323 wrote:
I have a feeling that half of the Windows 8 haters didn't even try it, they heard there was no start button and instantly decided the whole OS was horrible.


There is start button, but no the Win7 Start Menu ;)


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Microsoft prepared a "Plan B" if Windows 8.1 fails        Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:52 am 
Reply with quote
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:38 pm

Posts
322

Location
Pennsylvania, United States

Favourite OS
Longhorn 4093
trevor12 wrote:
windows 8 is big fail from Microsoft (default metro ui without choice), for serious work I don´t want use fingers on touch display of laptop or tablet ... I am old school user who want classic environtment without some "fashioned cool features like aero ..) and use mouse and hotkeys ...

I hope that Microsoft knows it via feedback from ordinary users ... Microsoft gave a chances to Apple with OSX and maybe Apple use it in higher penetration ...


I see your point... Windows 8 is going to appeal to some people, but only a very select audience. People who grew up with a command prompt and Start Menu probably won't be so happy.

_________________
...and I promise on my bones - I built this home, I built it up for you.
SoundCloud --- Twitter --- YouTube

Formerly ratsrock2323


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Microsoft prepared a "Plan B" if Windows 8.1 fails        Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:14 pm 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
Offline

Joined
Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:02 pm

Posts
20
Though I didn't really liked Windows 8, I find 8.1 much better than 8.
In my opinion 8.1 is what Microsoft should have released last year as Windows 8.
I'm using the 8.1 Preview since July 2013 and have found the following improvements to be useful:

Boot directly to the Desktop/ All Apps view
Option to use the same background on Metro and Desktop
50-50% side-by-side apps
And in 8.1 RTM: the right click (Win + X) menu addition: Sign out option.


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Microsoft prepared a "Plan B" if Windows 8.1 fails        Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:18 pm 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:59 am

Posts
268

Favourite OS
Windows NT 3.1 - 3.1.319
...though I found a list like in Windows 8.1 RTM when you right-click in 9385 and earlier builds (Not only on 8.1 Milestones, but on Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Release Preview and RTM).

_________________
Image


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Microsoft prepared a "Plan B" if Windows 8.1 fails        Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:17 pm 
Reply with quote
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:38 pm

Posts
322

Location
Pennsylvania, United States

Favourite OS
Longhorn 4093
windowsuser wrote:
Though I didn't really liked Windows 8, I find 8.1 much better than 8.
In my opinion 8.1 is what Microsoft should have released last year as Windows 8.
I'm using the 8.1 Preview since July 2013 and have found the following improvements to be useful:

Boot directly to the Desktop/ All Apps view
Option to use the same background on Metro and Desktop
50-50% side-by-side apps
And in 8.1 RTM: the right click (Win + X) menu addition: Sign out option.


Exactly.... it seems like 8.1 has so many more and better features then 8.
Offtopic Comment
Is the boot screen going to stay as a fish? Beacuse that would be awesome :P

_________________
...and I promise on my bones - I built this home, I built it up for you.
SoundCloud --- Twitter --- YouTube

Formerly ratsrock2323


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Microsoft prepared a "Plan B" if Windows 8.1 fails        Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:23 pm 
Reply with quote
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:19 pm

Posts
1829

Location
shell32.dll
Offtopic Comment
You haven't tried the rtm have you?

_________________
Windows Defender for great justice! Bugs are an international trading company. I need to defeat the anti-debugging and obfuscation methods. It wasn't for Intel's absurd ability to load in ie6. Why even waste time with people in an envelope?


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Microsoft prepared a "Plan B" if Windows 8.1 fails        Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:49 pm 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:59 am

Posts
268

Favourite OS
Windows NT 3.1 - 3.1.319
9471 got the Windows 8 bootscreen back so it obviously hasn't bootscreen fro Windows 8.1 preview.

_________________
Image


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Microsoft prepared a "Plan B" if Windows 8.1 fails        Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:32 pm 
Reply with quote
Donator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:38 pm

Posts
322

Location
Pennsylvania, United States

Favourite OS
Longhorn 4093
Awww.... But I liked the fish :( BettaFish you must be sad... :P

_________________
...and I promise on my bones - I built this home, I built it up for you.
SoundCloud --- Twitter --- YouTube

Formerly ratsrock2323


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Microsoft prepared a "Plan B" if Windows 8.1 fails        Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:56 pm 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:59 am

Posts
268

Favourite OS
Windows NT 3.1 - 3.1.319
ratsrock2323 wrote:
BettaFish you must be sad... :P

Yep. :P
Only betas use the Betta Fish. Why not RTMs? :P

_________________
Image


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Microsoft prepared a "Plan B" if Windows 8.1 fails        Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:58 pm 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
Offline

Joined
Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:46 pm

Posts
980
BettaFish1902 wrote:
ratsrock2323 wrote:
BettaFish you must be sad... :P

Yep. :P
Only betas use the Betta Fish. Why not RTMs? :P

Because the BettaFish is for beta releases....


Top  Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 57 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

All views expressed in these forums are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the BetaArchive site owner.

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

Copyright © 2006-2020

 

Sitemap | XML | RSS