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  1.    14 Apr 2014 #11

    There are several brief comments, in other threads, regarding Windows 8. I do agree though, that this was a particularly long and unneeded rant about a non related OS.
    To be fair though, it would be impossible for the Administrators and moderators to keep control, or censor, such posts. There are, already, for example, masses of posts here, on subjects which have absolutely not the slightest connection with the non-existent Windows 9.

    As I said, too long and too dedicated to an observation of Windows 8, but it is common on other forums.
    In fact, for example, only post #2 from phoneman has actually referred to the thread title here.
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  2. Joined : Nov 2013
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       14 Apr 2014 #12

    davehc, post: 23738, member: 120 said:
    There are several brief comments, in other threads, regarding Windows 8. I do agree though, that this was a particularly long and unneeded rant about a non related OS.
    To be fair though, it would be impossible for the Administrators and moderators to keep control, or censor, such posts. There are, already, for example, masses of posts here, on subjects which have absolutely not the slightest connection with the non-existent Windows 9.

    As I said, too long and too dedicated to an observation of Windows 8, but it is common on other forums.
    In fact, for example, only post #2 from phoneman has actually referred to the thread title here.
    His post was not logical as Mr. Spock would have said. . .
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  3. Joined : Apr 2014
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       14 Apr 2014 #13

    Well, it could have been shorted down a lot, I'm sorry, but the reason for the post was the ending

    But I really do hope that Windows 9 will arrive with much less problems than windows 8 did. Most of all ... make it possible to do a CLEAN install, not that update/upgrade hell like it is now with windows 8, and (in a miner scale) with windows 7. And I also hope, that windows 9 will give people more choises, like in windows 7, to trim the look and feel of the GUI (Modern and/or desktop) without having to install 3. party programs.

    So in the end it was an answer to the news, that the desktop will stay in windows 9, and that I hope this desktop (and maybe some sort of "modern GUI") will give the user more choises than Windows 8 did.

    Signing out, and leave the thread to you.
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       14 Apr 2014 #14

    Thank you for clearing that up!
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  5. Joined : Mar 2014
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       14 Apr 2014 #15

    Back to the main subject. I don't think the desktop is going to leave, at least not any time soon. Desktop is what people know, it's what they work on. You can't just throw something new and different at them! The reason there are so many Windows H8ters out there is because MS forced in a new metro style of Windows! Yes, people will get used to it, but it is going to take time. I may be wrong, but I don't think the desktop will be leaving.
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       27 Apr 2014 #16

    Desktop programs will be here for a long long time. I don't see that changing in the near future. I can see Microsoft making Metro Apps run and look like they are running on the desktop though. They have already moved that way by adding the title bar and taskbar to Metro Apps. If they made them so you could resize the window like you can a desktop program things would be more fluid between the two UI's. A lot of Apps don't need to be run in full screen or even snapped to half screen.
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       27 Apr 2014 #17

    alphanumeric, post: 26060, member: 152 said:
    Desktop programs will be here for a long long time. I don't see that changing in the near future. I can see Microsoft making Metro Apps run and look like they are running on the desktop though. They have already moved that way by adding the title bar and taskbar to Metro Apps. If they made them so you could resize the window like you can a desktop program things would be more fluid between the two UI's. A lot of Apps don't need to be run in full screen or even snapped to half screen.
    Ditto. . .
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
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       28 Apr 2014 #18

    I agree that the desktop is not going to go away, I know I will always want a desktop in addition to the other computing devices I own: laptop, 2 netbooks, 2 tablets and a smartphone.

    But, for the majority of users, a desktop is overkill. I believe my sister is a fairly typical computer user. She has never read this forum or any other computer related forum. She has a desktop running XP that was purchased at least 10 years ago. She rarely uses it so has no intention of moving it off of XP. In addition, she has a laptop running Win 7 but has pretty much stopped using that as well since she got an Android tablet a couple of years ago. Her tablet is all she needs for 95% of what she wants to do with a computer (mostly email, web surfing and social networking).

    There will always be a minority of people (like the readers of this forum) that will want a desktop but our ranks are shrinking, not growing.
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       28 Apr 2014 #19

    The casual crowd I hang out with these days pretty much fit that bill. They do social media and e-mail. Just about anything would work for them. One female friend was about to buy a small tablet. When I told her Android wasn't Windows she had that deer in the headlights look. Then when I mentioned Jellybean and Kit Kat she thought I was making it all up. She actually thought I was making fun of her and got a bit upset.
    Most of them don't have any idea what version of Windows they are running on their PC. It's just Windows. When something doesn't work they have no idea why or how to fix it. Most of my family and friends are this way too.
    I've always had at least one desktop PC in the house, and don't see that changing any time soon. I game on it and use it almost exclusively during the winter months. I also have a laptop that I use in the summer. I'm retired and don't travel much so it only goes about as far as my deck most of the time. I enjoy being able to take it outside and just chill out on Netflix etc. It does have its benefits if I have to make a house call to fix a friends PC too.
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       28 Apr 2014 #20

    alphanumeric, post: 26150, member: 152 said:
    I game on it...
    And when it comes to gaming, I don't think the PC will ever die out for them. Building your own gaming PC is the norm for serious gamers. Consoles are nice, but you have so much versatility with something YOU have built, as far as I know one cannot build a console, I may be wrong and if so, please correct me.
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