Monday, September 30, 2013

田 Windows 8 Is So Easy An 8 Year Old Can't Do It 田

I remember the the PR stunt Microsoft pulled at the release of Windows 8 where a child was showing customers in a computer store how easy windows 8 was to use. Well for anyone who have actually been forced to use windows 8 for common tasks (like how to shutdown your computer) will know that this whole operating system that's soo easy to use it the complete opposite.

I would like to give my appreciation to the community of windows 8 slaves with this picture drawn by a 8 year old, I think that this art piece should speak for it self. It's not called "Windows 8", it's name is "Windows 8 Year Old".

Windows 8 by an 8 Year Old Wallpaper Art
Windows 8 Year Old Wallpaper Logo

Bellow is the PR video from late 2012

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

田 New Windows 8 logo Taking Out The MS-DOS 田

Like most of you even I have not been able to stay away from Windows 8, mainly because every new computer you buy today comes with the new Windows 8 preinstalled.

My first encounter with Windows 8 a while back ended up with me using google to get the thing shutdown! This comes from a guy who have had 20 years of experience with different operating systems going back to the early MS-DOS..

For you're information, the shutdown buttom is now located in the settings menu!!

How the heck do you shut down your PC?  This is how you go about shutting down you're new Windows 8 computer.

1. Mouse over the little gadget in the lower right corner of the screen. (You can also move your mouse cursor to the upper left corner; same result. Or, you can press Windows-C on your keyboard.)

2. In the slide-out menu (known as the Charms Bar) that appears, click Settings.

3. Click the Power button, and then click your desired action: Sleep, Shut down, or Update and restart.

And that's it, simple and easy!! In Windows 8, it requires four actions from you to shut down your PC: hover, click, click, and click.

You can laugh and cry all you want. OK I get it, it's always been something of a joke that shutting down your PC required a click of a Start button. But this joke has turned out to be something downright out cruel, with Microsoft now going to these lenghts to hide one of the most basic computing options.

Shutting down a PC should never ever be a setting. It should never require three clicks.

Due to upload limitations the image have been scaled down to 1600 pixels

So I have now decided to take out the MS-DOS from windows 8, MS-DOS not deserve this. That is why I have now added color to the original Windows 8 Logo. This is not flower power, I'm not a hippie or something like that. I have decided to take a stand against Windows 8.

Currently with new SSD's installed I am enjoying Windows 7 on both computers, it's stable, works like it should and is nothing like Windows 8. I have even tried the new release of Zorin Linux that resembles much of Windows

  • No risk of getting viruses
  • Much faster than Windows 7
  • An easy to use and familiar desktop
  • Customizable user interface thanks to our Look Changer
  • Stable as it is based on the robust Linux operating system
  • All the software you'll ever need out of the box
  • Extremely versatile and customizable Open Source software
  • Available in over 55 languages
What really gives Zorin OS a pointer for me is the abillity to be able to play windows games like Half-Life 2 and others with the playonlinux software that comes preinstalled. Do check out the OS and if you like it you can download it for free and burn the image to a DVD where you will be able to run everything Zorin OS have to offer from the DVD.

If you have a slower DVD station, please allow time for it bootup and check that you're DVD is the first boot option in Bios. Otherwise you will only skip right into windows again.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

田 Windows 8 logo shows Microsoft going back to 1980's MS-DOS 田

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Preview of the Windows 8 Logo 1280x800
It's plain, it's simple, it's monotone. The new Microsoft logo for Windows is getting some "epic" reactions from people around the globe. Yesterday we got some sneak peakes at what the windows 8 logo looks like for the first time and it's new operating system to suit. 

Many didn't feel four squares to be much of a logo but according to Microsoft's Windows team they say "it's as much an homage to the earliest, pared-down graphics of Windows 1.0 as it is a nod to the Metro UI that has become the theme of Windows Phone, Xbox Live and, soon Windows 8 itself"

I remember the old MS-DOS boxes from the earliy 1990's and late 1980's and I can definetly see the resembelence that the new windows 8 logo have to the old MS-DOS logo from back then.

Microsoft like always used an external design agency this time also to create it's new logo, the agency Pentagram behind the new logo stated "The sharp-edged icon should be seen as the first of a new language"

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Honestly I don't know what to make of that statement. I guess sharp-edges and squares is the extent of an design agency named Pentagram.

But the "innovatinons" don't stop there... "The existing flag-like shape has been flattened out and made crisp, and other Microsoft products and services will make similar "evolutions" too"..

Pentagram created various video clips of the new logo to show it in motion, the new logo is most convincing when it's in motion. Pentagram created various video clips and motion studies to show how that could work as well.

So am I exited about the fantastic new windows 8 logo? Not really, to me the flagship windows 8 have turned more into a sunken boat on the bottom of the ocean with only it's mast and windows flag sticking out of the water waving in the wind.

I say this because the matter of a fact is that Microsoft have not brought anything new to the table since the early 1990's and this old logo only brings back old memories of outdated operating systems going on sale but marketed as "new" and "innovative".

For crying out loud, it's 2012 and we are still forced by Microsoft to spend hours on end installing drivers while Linux amongst other operating systems are up and running with everyting working in a few minutes.. Sound, video, network, internet, you name it, it's all there ready to go in minutes.

Sorry it just brings back so many frustrating old memories.