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Bill Gates gives Windows 8 his stamp of approval

By Shawn Knight
Sep 28, 2012
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  1. Microsoft's most famous face has given Windows 8 his stamp of approval. During a recent interview with the Associated Press to discuss the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's participation in a global mission to end polio, Bill Gates made a...

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  2. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12

    "Unsurprisingly, the co-founder of Microsoft believes Windows 8 will be a big deal partly because hardware partners are doing ?great things? to take advantage of the OS' new features.

    HAHA, oh wow. Oh jeez. Hold on let me catch my brea-

    "Their gaming division is anchored by the industry-leading Xbox 360 gaming console which just so happens to be developing into a major media hub in living rooms across the world."

    PFFFBT HAAAHAHAHA OH, OH JEEZ. Oh my sides hurt so bad.

    10/10 joke, would laugh again.

    Basically everyone else has been saying Windows 8 is terrible, and suddenly Mr. Gates comes out and says, "NAH GUYS, IT JUST FINE, TRUST ME".
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    I'm using the Enterprise version, and it isn't terrible to be honest; it just incorporates a major paradigm shift that'll take some time to be accepted.
    Uvindu likes this.
  4. ramonsterns, are you a fanboy by any chance?

    Been using Windows 8 myself for the past few weeks and it is very good. Have a copy installed on my main computer and 2 laptops, no issue and everything working great. It take a bit of time to get use to the new UI but when you do it is pretty good. I hate people that wants new version of OS but absolutly dont want anything to change. It is like when people went from XP to Windows 7, most people compained about the new UI ;)
    Uvindu likes this.
  5. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TS Enthusiast Posts: 268   +77

    Love the ' PC downward spiral ' comment in conjunction with a new OS that reeks on a PC.. almost like they are trying to engineer the demise of said PC's..

    (tinfoil hat on)
  6. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Enthusiast Posts: 567   +81


    lol it laughable that you are comparing the XP desktop vs win 7 destop vs Metro.

    XP and win 7 actually have interfaces that makes sense on a desktop computer.

    So its apples vs apples vs oranges.
  7. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Enthusiast Posts: 567   +81

    They have been saying PC's have been dying for last 10 years.Its non sense, and because of bunch of noobs think they can actually do work on a Iphone or an Ipad doesn't mean anything.
  8. VitalyT

    VitalyT TS Evangelist Posts: 1,810   +542

    ...and this means what exactly?

    I was trying to stop my dog from humping a girl passing buy. It was engaging. At least I knew the meaning of it, I could understand the dog very well on this one...
  9. Vicenarian

    Vicenarian TS Enthusiast Posts: 100   +9

    Points:

    - Touchscreen devices are becoming more and more popular. Part of running a successful business is adapting to new trends in hardware/software design, and consumer buying patterns. Look at all the smartphones/tablets in people's hands these days. Windows 8 utilizes this. There will come a day when the "Personal Computer" can be ultimately replaced by a portable device, even if that device has to be docked/connected to a larger screen, keyboards, peripherals, etc.... Microsoft knows this and is (wisely) moving in this direction.

    - Windows 8's kernel/core software runs BETTER than Windows 7's! It's faster, lighter, better. Sure, there will be a few kinks to work out, but there were likewise introductory difficulties with Windows Vista/7. With a change in the operating system's kernel/foundation, also comes the possibility of incompatibilities with older software/technologies. That's life. People complained to no end about UAC when Vista debuted, but most people running Win7 today don't even notice it. It adds needed security. Case in point.

    - Windows 8's introduces new features such as "Refresh" and "Reset", which both look to be very useful for both novice and experienced computer users.

    - Windows 8's "Metro" interface isn't really that hard to use (if you take 10 minutes to read up on it), and the new Explorer ribbon interface (et al) is actually very useful/productive. I like it. Office 2007 started the trend, and every though everybody whined when it first came out, most people can't live without the Ribbon interface now.

    So, in essence, we may not like 'change', but that doesn't mean all change is bad. Sure, I think MS should offer a 'classic' shell for Windows 8, for those that like it. But even if they don't, third-party companies are already offering replacement Start menus, etc.
    Teko03 and Uvindu like this.
  10. VitalyT

    VitalyT TS Evangelist Posts: 1,810   +542

    OR NOT!
  11. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Booster Posts: 272   +47

    System overall, W8 is better than 7; except that I don't and think after a month of using the W8 RTM I won't like ever the "Modern UI" - waiting for a SP1 that brings back the Start button or else I stay with W7.

    Now, about the article... who's this guy to approve a new Microsoft product when he approved Vista and said mostly the same thing back then? [and Windows 95, Me, 2000 -with 4 service packs, XP...]
     
  12. 3DCGMODELER

    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18


    They will never Die, Ok, Servers are PC's, daaa YA Think... hmmm
    Desktop PC's Will Keep on Going, Because you have hard core Gamers, Hardcore Programmers, Modelers and Aniamation People, that make all the video's, You need reall Horsepower to do alot of things.
    So PC's will not go away, Ever....
    :)
  13. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 843   +11

    I really like some of the features Win8 brings. Like the "Refresh" and "Reset", and how its supposed to run better than Win7. I just don't know if I'm sold onthe UI yet. I honestly haven't used it. Have the RTM downloaded, just never installed it on anything :p.
  14. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 552   +102

    "- Windows 8's "Metro" interface isn't really that hard to use (if you take 10 minutes to read up on it),"

    That is part of the problem. If I am going from Win 7 to Win 8, I should be able to do so without having to read a bunch of stuff
  15. jwmcafee1970

    jwmcafee1970 TS Rookie

    I totally agree....I also enjoy W8 over Win7. The speed of it is great. As for the waiting for the Start Button to return, just download "Classic Shell". Solves all problems for people who miss the Start Button. You can even disable active corners if you wish.

    It's a shame so many people have decided to hate on Win8 no matter what. I hate to see the PC arena splintering.
  16. It's all a lie, he probably booted it up once and said wtf is this junk then uninstalled it, then said yes it was amazing because he's a stock holder.
  17. Usually the masses hate change, but change is good, I dont want to see the same windows UI for another 10 years and hold progress just to keep you happy.
  18. Littleczr

    Littleczr TS Booster Posts: 371   +69

    Bill Gates, please tell the Microsoft team to install a start button for desktops.
  19. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,286   +49

    Yeah...he may, but Intel doesn't. Proof of concept may be blinded, but who knows who to trust anymore?
  20. Stephen Rice

    Stephen Rice TS Rookie

    And I suppose that you don't check a manual to find all the controls when you get a new car either?
  21. ReederOnTheRun

    ReederOnTheRun TS Booster Posts: 310   +62

    Exactly, I mean why can't these "innovators" just get that we should be getting new and revolutionary stuff that works the exact same as our old stuff! I mean all of these computers and gps's in cars, why do they have to complicate everything with "options" and "turn-by-turn directions"??? Clearly, if you have to learn how to use it, its not worth having. Apple has the right idea, just keep everything the same forever. If fact, lets just put a ban on inventing things right now. It's just too hard to learn.
  22. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Enthusiast Posts: 810   +91

    What about the classic powershell that jwmcafee1970 mentioned >_>
  23. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41


    You should relax a little. People thought the world was flat once. Then realized how dumb they really were when it came to new ideas.
    Emexrulsier and Archean like this.
  24. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 850   +220

    People keep saying the personal computer will be phased out soon but I've doing builds since Windows 3.1 and thats what they said then. Small devices will never give you the performance or ability of a desktop PC because a smartphone is nothing more then slow computer, shrinked and dialed in to do certain things.
    By the time they fit GTX 680 power into a smartphone, a personal computer will be running a GTX 1100 or something MUCH MUCH more powerful.
    People like having thier own printers and full out keyboards, amoung other things.

    I'm 28 and I don't see the PC going way in my lifetime. Just my 02.
    I love my Droid 4. But its not posting up a a P9419 3DMark11 anytime soon.
    And small screens drive me crazy! Take me away from my 30" 1600p and I start to cry.
  25. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Enthusiast Posts: 567   +81

    LMAO what does the world not being flat have anything do to with using a computer and windows desktops?

    Hey some people still think elvis, tupac and bigger are live!


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