Friday, October 26, 2012

Who nicked me start button?

Hmmmm, Windows 8 is released in Australia today. I don't know that the Windows 8 operating system will be for me. I'll wait for Windows 9 when the start button is put back. What do you think?


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  1. I was gunna update to Windows 8 until i found out in the Switched On TV Guide liftout in the Herald-Sun yesterday that the start button had gone walkabouts. I'll wait until it returns.

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    1. Windsmoke, I reckon like I would, you would struggle without the start button.

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  2. I'm only just getting used to Windows 7. Like you, Andrew -- I'll just wait a while, I reckon.

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    1. TS, even Windows 7 took some getting used to.

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  3. Apparently start is the windows key on your keyboard.

    Anyway, I'm a mac man now so I have my own tribulations with its 'intuitive' processes.

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    1. I simply will not have a mac man lecturing me about windows. Intuitive seems to be a code word for difficult.

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  4. Hello Andrew:
    This alarms us. Have we already missed out on Windows 1 - 7?!!

    Have a splendid weekend.

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    1. JayLa, there has been an update since Windows 3.1. I expect you are not too far behind, if not using Windows 7.

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  5. LOVE this guy!

    I think I'll wait, too. I'm still getting over the disappointment (and frustration) of how many basic tasks they 'hid' in the toolbar in the last version.

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    1. Kath, while I am used to it now, I did not like the change to the unfamiliar Windows 7.

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  6. I'm glad I use Apple. It has enough things to learn too. I just had to ring Apple support to find out how to get photos transferred from my computer to the iPad.

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    1. Diane, I am sure that you can ring Apple support amuses us Windows users no end, but not in a good way.

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  7. ha ha ha oh that looks painful!

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    1. Fen, it is getting the Ipad generation on board, but ditching older people in the process. Whether it was a wise decision, remains to be seen.

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  8. Colin8:17 pm

    Thanks Andrew for this startling news of "updating". If these people update anymore,
    I will hold them responsible for my earthly departure and reap havoc upon them from on high.
    Now just where are my trusty pigeons????????

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    1. Colin, safely home after your travels. Updates for things that already work are stressful, but often ultimately good in the long run.

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  9. I like my Windows 7, it came pre-installed on my laptop, the old one had Windows XP which I also liked. I had no trouble getting used to W7, but I don't think I'll upgrade to W8. It's more for I-pads, I think, and I don't have one, nor am I getting one. Windows needs to remember that we're not all young'uns eager to get the latest of the latest.

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  10. River, computer users have reached a certain age now. Gates may have forgotten that he needs to please a certain age group.

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  11. I had to stop the video Andrew,the realization that this is probably exactly (apart from him being a man) what I'd look like hahahahaha! Technophobe ALERT!!

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    1. Me too Grace, which is why I put the video up.

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    2. Grace, if this is you, then you are way too patient.

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    3. FC, are you suggesting we should get angry about it? Perhaps we should. Computers should evolve and improve over the years, not drastically change.

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  12. I'm still stuck here in Vista so no love lost for me. I believe I could live without the start button, whatever it is.

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    1. Are you sure Rubye? It is the thing at the bottom left of your screen that you use to get to things.

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  13. Better still, use a MacBook or an iMac and know you'll never ever catch a virus or crash the computer.

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    1. Ah, the smugness of a Mac user, perhaps with justification.

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