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Windows 8 - What do you think?

View Poll Results: What do you think of Windows 8

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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. #61


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 and Windows 7


    Clearly ..it's created for Tablet :crazy:

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  2. #62


    I think w8 is a great OS because it works for me without any problems, w8 makes my vista an ancient OS, I am very surprised to see that many people over here have negative view of w8, if a person like me with limited knowledge and experience can handle w8 with ease, it should be very popular with the majority of consumers IMHO.
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  3. #63


    Suffolk, UK
    Posts : 33
    Win 8 pro X64


    I don't like the metro version, but you can opt for the desktop. It works well then. I am now trying to customise it to my liking?
    Its fast and shuts down most apps automatically!!
    Having a bit of trouble setting security in IE for my lastpass addon.
    Works fine with firefox, with lastpass.
    Last edited by Romulinx2; 16 Sep 2011 at 08:45. Reason: New info
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  4. #64


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Developer Preview


    I just figured out how to pin items to the start menu. Just hit start and start typing the name of the program you want a shortcut to. When it the search finds the program right click on it and a bar pops up from the bottom with two options: Advanced and Pin. If you click pin it sticks it on the end of the start menu and you can click and drag to move it wherever you want. If you click advanced it give you the options of Run, Run as Admin, Open File Location, and Pin to Taskbar.

    The only problem is that I can't figure out how to change the icon. My Photoshop icon looks like this:
    Click image for larger version

    I'd rather the Icon filled the whole tile. I really don't need it to tell me that it's photoshop.
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  5. #65


    I think it has potential if they can make the metro UI optional, and has anyone else noticed (especially on older machines) that video playback that is smooth on every other OS, on win 8 is choppy, to the point for me where I couldn't watch .avi or .mkv files.

    If this has been brought up before or elsewhere I apologize, but I didn't see it so I thought I'd mention it.
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  6. #66


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Couldn't asnwer the poll exactly...

    AS IS... it's not great on the desktop OR tablet.

    However, if the user gets to decide if they want desktop like UI or Metro like UI for particular machines then it rocks. Metro on tablet or wall hanging "picture frame" computer is awsome. Desktop with dual 24in montior? er... no.

    So both modes are awsome individually for their ntended use ("love it") but the current method of mergeng both into one experience is just not right...
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  7. #67


    Posts : 5,357
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Don't worry about it.

    The Metro stuff is foremost in this dev release - it won't be like that later.

    You will have a choice which to run .

    Desktop o/s lovers can select that and never again see that Metro geschissen.

    How do I know this?

    MS aren't that stupid. If they release it very similar to how it is now- it's curtains for them.
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  8. #68


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Evaluation


    Well I stuck it out for about twenty minutes, then applied the registry fix so that I don't have to look at that terrible metro menu! I like it well enough with just the desktop, and I can live without the new menu on windows explorer as well.

    I think I'd be happy enough to buy this as long as the option to turn off metro remains.

    My machine is a desktop with a 24inch monitor.

    Barry
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  9. #69


    Absolutely love it!!! Its noticeably faster then Win7 on everything I've tried it on (D630, Lenovo T60, E6500.) I have it installed in virtual box on my personal Elite book 8440p, but I have a 320gb WD Black drive, that I'm going to install and load Win8 as the primary OS, and run with that for a while.

    On every install, its found the drivers for my hardware and installed them automatically, except for display drivers but that's to be expected. Every program I've tried works, just as Microsoft said it would. (Sec essentials, utorrent, MS office 2010, convertxtodvd. Haven't tried any games, but I imagine they would work too.

    The metro UI is going to take some time to get used to but I like it. I have no doubts that MS will make that optional in the RTM as its pointless on a desktop.
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  10. #70


    Posts : 679
    Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro/Windows 10 TP


    Another major difference that is annoying is the boot option screen in the Developer Preview which is slow loading, After selecting my other OS Windows 7 the computer does a total reboot (Bios Post = additional 30 seconds) then starting Windows 7 compared with the traditional boot options of Vista, Win 7 of selecting OS and starting OS immediately.

    Only benefit of the Developer Preview boot option screen is the repair your computer option.

    Edit: After making Win 7 the default OS, restarting then again making Developer Preview the default OS the boot option screen appears and works in the traditional manner.
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