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Windows 8 - What do you think?

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  • Love it

    40 34.48%
  • It's good except for the Metro start menu thing

    44 37.93%
  • It sucks

    22 18.97%
  • Other (post and let us know)

    10 8.62%
  1. #131


    Posts : 1,396
    Windows 8 Developer 32 bit


    You have to keep in mind that this is a developer preview version....It's set up for tablets because It's what Microsoft gave the attendees....(I wonder if those versions expire or not?). We don't even know if/or what different versions will be offered or not, and that might be partially how Metro gets sorted out....

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  2. #132


    Posts : 162
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
    As mentioned, you can just turn it off.

    It seems like they are trying to build an OS for everyone, which is a monumental task to say the least.
    Building an OS that runs on tablets is a good move for MS, since I don't have a tablet, I'm concerned about a few aspects of this decision, but will reserve my judgment until we see more of the OS.

    We'll all know more when the beta comes out.
    Unfortunately, by the time the beta comes out, it would be too late to do much of anything.

    The problem with Win8 right now is the "touch-first" mentality. The moment one works through the system with this in mind, all else goes downhill. All elements that they user can manipulate must be "touchable" and that means that they have to be large enough to be touched. Please interpret all the screens you have seen so far under this prism. This is exactly why they are so sparse. It is OK for tablets, but it is a disaster for the desktop. The desktop requires a very different metaphor.

    I do not know why Microsoft is in the process of destroying Windows to get into the tablet space. I do not like tablets and I do not plan to buy one. Those who buy them utilize them mostly as "media consumption devices". Tablets are not elements for a robust computing experience. They are mostly consumer items to read books, magazines and view movies. One does not need the full power of Windows for this. This is plain crazy. On the other hand, we need some more innovation on the desktop and a way of incorporating more information there, not less!!!

    Then, you have the laughable part about these "Metro-style" "immersive, full screen" applications!!!! Full-screen???? This is a windowing OS, right??? This is not just a task switcher!! Another ridiculous proposition. And while we are at that, Microsoft is trying to demolish as much as it can of the Windows 7 desktop. It has withdrawn support for desktop gadgets (most of them have disappeared). It is doing the same with some programming in applications. Microsoft is busy making Windows 7 a less rewarding environment to move frustrated users to Windows 8.

    Maybe it is time to move to the Mac.
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  3. #133


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Here's something for you, I was curious, and check to see if Windows 8 would include Windows Restore. It does, BUT the feature is disabled. Even tried with the driver roll back feature, also disabled. I wonder if these two features will be included or not in both the beta, and final release, or will Microsoft farm them out to Norton. and be included with Norton 360 version 6. I'm going to download
    the version 6 beta at Norton's website and check if it will be in it, or not.
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  4. #134


    Posts : 120
    Windows 8.1 + StartIsBack + AeroGlass


    Quote Originally Posted by Kynix View Post
    Mike Lonewolf, welcome to the Windows Eight Forums

    1) in the final version MetroUI can be turned on or off (we also have a tutorial of it here
    I'm curious. Has Microsoft said a final word on that? Do you have a link, by any chance?
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  5. #135



    Am I int the right place?
    Helsinki
    Posts : 340
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview


    i assume so... because themetroUI can be disabled by just removing one .dll file. (sorry, no source on this one )
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  6. #136


    Posts : 120
    Windows 8.1 + StartIsBack + AeroGlass


    Oh, it's alright, thanks for the reply anyway. We'll have to wait and see, it seems.
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  7. #137


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Kynix...YOU can do THAT!! or make it easier...Use TweakUI, and give it back that good ole Windows 7, Vista, XP interface.
    LoL have fun, and this will work for you too McNulty.
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  8. #138


    wellington somerset uk
    Posts : 4
    Windows 7/windows 8


    I really cannot find anything in windows 8 that would make me want to upgrade from windows 7,as a desktop user i have no use for metro,and the new start menu,or rather lack of it puts me off,it just complicates things,for the average desktop user there is nothing worth upgrading for,i cannot see windows 8 be as popular as windows 7,people will have it pre-installed on there new computers,but who is going to want to upgrade for metro on a desktop or laptop.windows 7 rocks.I am not going to give it up for windows 8.
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  9. #139


    Posts : 162
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by mrobjo View Post
    I really cannot find anything in windows 8 that would make me want to upgrade from windows 7,as a desktop user i have no use for metro,and the new start menu,or rather lack of it puts me off,it just complicates things,for the average desktop user there is nothing worth upgrading for,i cannot see windows 8 be as popular as windows 7,people will have it pre-installed on there new computers,but who is going to want to upgrade for metro on a desktop or laptop.windows 7 rocks.I am not going to give it up for windows 8.
    Yes, unless things change drastically, I am very much of the same opinion. However, not "upgrading" is the easy part of the equation. The main problem would be in what is going to happen to the applications that we all depend on. Developers, of course, may be tempted to develop for the "touch-first" paradigm of Windows 8, and this means a drastic transformation of applications and the way they present information to the screen. Much of it would be simply dumped down, a necessity when one deals with touch. Thus, the problem is not only having no specific reason to upgrade; MS is not going to be hurt too much from it. It will keep on selling licenses for new PCs. The problem is with losing 3 years (the usual upgrade cycle) in advancing the state of the art while there is a collective idiotic pre-occupation with tablets.

    Who would have ever thought that a major desktop OS would have to be dumbed down for tablets??? I would have thought that MS would have been more astute than this. But, apparently, I am wrong. I would bet you that if Bill Gates was still there, this would not have happened.
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  10. #140


    Posts : 162
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by mrobjo View Post
    ,i cannot see windows 8 be as popular as windows 7,people will have it pre-installed on there new computers,but who is going to want to upgrade for metro on a desktop or laptop.windows 7 rocks.I am not going to give it up for windows 8.
    MS would try to convince you otherwise by degrading the Win7 experience. Have you noticed that all the desktop gadgets are gone??? MS intents to replace those with "Metro-style" apps, even on Win7. It is also removing or de-emphasizing lots of previous technologies (Silverlight is also out of the door). MS is pushing "Metro-style" big way and it is not even coy about it.
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