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    Windows 8 uturn

    Microsoft is preparing a u-turn on windows 8 according to 'FT'. People are finding it too complicated.

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/100713593

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    Re: Windows 8 uturn

    I certainly hope they are. If they've collectively got a combined IQ higher than a walnut, they will at the very least give users the choice of UI.

    Trying to leverage tablet sales using the Windows desktop proliferation is fair enough, though whether it'll actually work is another matter. But foisting this new UI on millions of users who aren't interested, don't have touchscreen monitors and wouldn't be interested if they did, don't gain anything from it and just want to get on with their daily lives with minimal pointless hassle and aggravation, was either stupid or arrogant. Or both.

    I hope MS are listening, really listening, and don't just try to pull some kind of presentational bait and switch. Because, one lesson most ostriches learn early is that if you stick your head in the sand, you leave another portion of your anatomy so perfectly presented for a right royal kicking that you might as well have painted an .... erm .... bullseye, on it.

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    Re: Windows 8 uturn

    Please tell me they are going to do the same for server 2012 as well... please!

    Headless server with RDP, iLO or Vsphere access and that stupid metro desktop is a jerky horrible nightmare.
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    Re: Windows 8 uturn

    Can't see them doing a "u-turn", can see them just making a couple of tweaks, including optional boot-to-desktop and a taskbar button for pulling up the start screen (or perhaps a tweaked version of the "charms" bar with access to the start screen plus a couple of other functions). That's a couple of fairly minor adjustments they can add, alongside some of the other changes that are meant to be coming in Windows Blue, that will address a lot of the criticism but still let them show off the shiny new interface.

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    Re: Windows 8 uturn

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    Headless server with RDP, iLO or Vsphere access and that stupid metro desktop is a jerky horrible nightmare.
    The UI on my headless 2012 machines via RDP is damn fast.....via vSphere client it is still fairly good.

    Are you using the latest RDP client and have you installed vmware tools and ensured it's chosen the vmware vga driver in device manager?
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    Re: Windows 8 uturn

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    The UI on my headless 2012 machines via RDP is damn fast.....via vSphere client it is still fairly good.

    Are you using the latest RDP client and have you installed vmware tools and ensured it's chosen the vmware vga driver in device manager?
    Just to echo that my experience pretty much matches Shaithis - interface is as responsive as any other Windows server I've used. Also... install Server Manager on your Win8 machine and group your servers - I have very little requirement post-setup to use the server GUI any more (and in fact am removing the GUI on most)

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    Re: Windows 8 uturn

    I have large monitor and don't want it to act like a 10 inch ipad.

    I'd be OK with it if they let you have a Metro bar at the side, maybe using 20 percent of screen width. i.e. I don't mind updating tiles per se. That and change the colour / shape schemes to something less lurid and blocky.

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