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‎5 things Windows 8 needs to do in 2013. What are your suggestions?
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I actually like Windows 8... it's pretty good
 
Dump Metro and bring back the desktop for.... desktop computers.
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Work out an arrangement so windows will have Google apps, change the default search engine to Google, the browser to chrome .. That would be a great start, in my opinion.
 
i think it's gotta get VOICE COMMAND,AND INBUILT SOFTWARE FOR IP HOSTING..yh
 
If only I could get my money back , I wasted 29€ last week and end up with a messy and laggy PC ( went it's on the windows 8 metro style ”apps and everything takes too much time to load ")
 
Meh.  I got a Chromebook and will never look back.
 
If they offered a Surface that can run Win8 and RT by switching back and forth - then I would switch right away.
Otherwise there are too few apps to go for the RT version and not enough battery life for the Win8 version. 
 
What I would like is when I go through google+ on my phone that Samsung ad recognises I am on the phone its advertising and I don't need to see the add as they already have my money! But back to windows we need a proper windows enterprise version, and this means a completely separate build from 8 so we can get off XP at work
 
#Reality  Over 90% of computer users still use Windows. #Apple is a luxury brand. Many folks r breaking the bank to buy #Macs on their low credit yield. Apple can obviously thrive w their 3-5% market share - just as #Porsche  similarly does in the auto world. Who's zoomin who? #in2013  buy what you can afford and be productive! (at whatever u do!) 
 
1. Fire Ballmer
2. Dump Metro and Modernize the Win 7 Interface
3. Develop a Mobile OS and Mobile Server Line
4. Give the Mobile OS to hardware OEMs at minimal cost or free to compete with Android
 
Make a grave right next to Vista. Windows 8 is good for phones not for laptops or desktops
 
I am surprised by the real negative reaction to the Metro interface. I upgraded a VM to Win 8 Pro just after its release. Overall, I think the design and ideas are great. I do, however, agree that some of the execution is weak and somewhat clunky.

In particular, I think this article is spot on in pointing out the seemingly inexplicable split in some settings being part of Metro and others being part of the legacy control panel. These sorts of things make it feel like Redmond released an unfinished product,

I also agree with the +CNET article that Windows RT must be the future of the platform...largely this follows if you accept (which I do) that ARM based devices are the future. Their core problem right now is not enough app support for this platform. However, I think Microsoft should get some credit for recognizing that we are transitioning to a future where computers are becoming appliances (the post-pc world, to use an overused phrase)

It remains to be seen whether Microsoft can step up their game on the execution, but give them credit for seeing the changes coming and trying to adapt accordingly - few large companies are able to do this, and I for one would rather see them right the ship than throw stones,
 
Here is another, Microsoft should try encouraging communities of users to improve their products, much like Linux does, and stop being douches and intentionally go out of their way to block Linux.
 
Stop overestimating consumer desire to learn a new way of doing things. Btw I have a Surface and it's not rocket science contrary to what critics would have you believe. 
 
Figure out how Google is able to deceive the world into believing its the 'good guy' fighting for betterment of humanity and science while becoming a multi-billion dollar company at the expense of peoples personal information. Then copy it.
 
+Benir Koranache The main reason for Macs' small market share isn't price. It's simply because many people are used to using Windows for decades. So no matter how intuitive OS X is to use, people simply don't feel comfortable buying normally-more-costly Macs(price is an added factor here) than they don't really know how to use and utilize. 
 
Perhaps Microsoft should consult users and not turn what is working on it's head. Seems like MS though, one good OS, then one bad one. So overall perhaps they should just be more responsive overall!
 
Obviously the new preferences setup is an issue with the split, but the issue goes further back. XP was easy to adjust settings, but after that they have made personalizing the OS into a job. The menus are cluttered and confusing. Anyone that has used Chrome, Mac OSX, or even Linux knows how quick, simple, and straight foreword the settings and options are.

Secondly Windows needs to GTFO ridiculous security. They try to block absolutely everything (including your own internet connection) from accessing your system. It is the same problem that plagues IE and then it is a slap in the face when you try to go adjust settings to be able to do anything because you are greeted by a clunky, cluttered settings interface.

Other than these two issues that I think really plague almost every windows version, 8 introduces a whole new set of craptastic issues but I think most people and CNET have covered those issues.
 
@ Ryan, I wholeheartedly agree with you. The majority of the users world wide will not be techies per say, though they maybe proficient with computer use, and thus they really have no inclination to fuss with something other than turning the compuyter on and going. The other side to this is the tablet discourse. Microsoft places W8 on the ARM tablet which people will assume will be able to run MS software applications and it cannot. Then the Intel version fully vested is at the $1000 pricepoint. So, what next? It is funny how an OS like XP is still on millions of computers world wide and soon support will lapse, so instead of going with W8 why not put a fresh coat of paint on XP or something relatively simple and galvanize the user base instead of alienation.
 
Hire Apple designers and Google programmers! to make things right.
 
Return the Start button! Keep the standard menuing system! Allow Metro to be simply turned off if desired. Don't delete existing programs (with no hope of recovery or re-install of included apps from manufacturer) when doing an upgrade. Rethink the "charm menu" on right. As is, I think it incomprehensible this would be considered for the enterprise. It would take too many resources to bring people up to speed. Study this video for many others: Windows 8: The Animated Evaluation
 
+David Payer I respect your preference but you know, honestly, I have already forgotten what the 'start button' does and don't really miss it.

 
 
it needs to have more apps from the store, and for those windowfans who says that the store has many apps already, look again and compare to ios or android stores

it also has to be more productive, windows 8 is like for gaming, the new interface is too like gimmicky
 
The start button is simple to bring back. But not needed. This is a touch centric OS. So the cost of a machine worth running metro is a bit pricier than win7 because of the touch monitor. I wouldn't want windows 8 on a standard station unless I put the start button back, but other then that it's a nice fresh OS especially if you have a windows 8 phone and Xbox 360. But my suggestion is that Microsoft do more to entice App developers. A better library of Apps would make it much nicer. A better media selection of movies, tv, and music in a reasonable subscription service would tie the ecosystem together. I mean you're #Microsoft , get it together, get the lisenceing and put together a vast media library available to everyone in your ecosystem. 1 person = 1 reasonable monthly subscription for life. 
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