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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. #71


    cornwall,uk
    Posts : 157
    windows 7 /windows 8 Dev


    I like having a new toy to play with ,its a bit of a pain with some of the settings and getting used to change is not something we enjoy , however there are lots of nice little features but i dont see myself getting rid of 7 in place of 8 in a hurry. depends on
    the beta as to whether i fork out my ill gotten gains.
    i did notice that in the personalize setting you can set the color of your windows to automatic and it changes with the color of your wallpaper rotation
    will play some more tomorrow and see if i can get the boot window choice to work as it should, as i get a black window for a while till i power down manually to get to win 7
    Anyone got any ideas on that.

    edit ,just noticed the edit in the post above, will try that tomorrow.

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  2. #72


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


    Interesting.

    So far 72% hate the metro stuff - some of them think it makes the whole o/s suck.

    I remember Jon Honeyball saying some months ago - the idea of a desktop o/s that is designed to be prodded by tiny fingers is awful.
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  3. #73


    I have tested it on my s10-3t which have touch screen and I like it! Interface is great for touch, it seems to be overall smooth despite weak hardware and it starts in like 20 seconds.

    But I think metro would perform horribly on desktop. I guess they have released this preview, so people can start making apps for metro system. You can already make apps for normal win8, so they probably focused on making as much metro stuff as possible, so they will probably start working on the desktop stuff after they are pleased with metro or something.

    I use ribbon interface in office and I have always liked it a lot. But I'm not sure if it's suitable for explorer, where you rarely need any of the (mouse) commands and you want as much space as possible.
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  4. #74


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 8102


    Quote Originally Posted by Cookieman View Post
    I voted 'Love It' I cant make my mind up on the metro screen, I know I shouldn't like it, but for some strange reason I do. I do agree it should be optional.
    I have to agree with you. I actually really like the Metro UI. I am using it on a laptop though, so I can see how it can be annoying on a huge screen. Personally, I have to say that I knew Microsoft would make some kind of big change.

    I do think that the Metro UI should be optional. But I also remember that when the leaked builds of 8 were out, everyone wanted shsxs.dll to use Metro. Well... we have it, now everyone hates it.

    I like it on my laptop, I wish I had a tablet to try it on.

    I guess "To each his own"
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  5. #75


    Posts : 228
    Black Label 7x64


    MS has its heart in the right place but looks like they got their Metro inspiration from that infomercial dude's sweater from way back when.
    Click image for larger version
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  6. #76


    Posts : 8
    Windows 7 and Windows 8


    I think it is terrible. It takes a lot for me to hate a OS. I have to keep remmebering that it is pre-beta and hope it is fixed and let me have options if I want the Metro UI or not. It is just bad for desktops, but it looks like it would work best for tablet. The worst part is I am not able to shut it off since I still haven't found the shut down option. I solve this by going in power option and set it to turn off when I close the lid of my laptop. That is the only way I am able to turn it off. It would of been bad if this was on a desktop computer. I will give it another chance when it hits beta and hope they improve it.
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  7. #77


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1 - Win10


    For me there will need to be a clear desktop version without the Metro start stuff; i voted Good except for.... based on my thoughts of using my main computer day in day out. Maybe it would work and feel better that i currently think it would. But it's early days.

    :-)
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  8. #78


    Watford
    Posts : 465
    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox


    Quote Originally Posted by TeamRetic View Post
    I think it is terrible. It takes a lot for me to hate a OS. I have to keep remmebering that it is pre-beta and hope it is fixed and let me have options if I want the Metro UI or not. It is just bad for desktops, but it looks like it would work best for tablet. The worst part is I am not able to shut it off since I still haven't found the shut down option. I solve this by going in power option and set it to turn off when I close the lid of my laptop. That is the only way I am able to turn it off. It would of been bad if this was on a desktop computer. I will give it another chance when it hits beta and hope they improve it.
    Start Menu -> Settings->Power Icon
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  9. #79


    Dual boot selection screen looks nice. Can't wait for non-tablet edition to come out.

    Love IE10.
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  10. #80


    Norwich, UK
    Posts : 85
    Windows 8 Pro


    Actually, Metro has grown on me a little. I didn't like it at first, but it's not so bad when you get used to it. I do like the Metro IE, although it's a bit annoying having to switch to Desktop Mode every time you want to use Flash/Java.

    Admittedly it seems a little redundant at the moment, because everything runs in "Windows 7 Mode" as this is the first chance any one has had to get their hands on Metro, that will change though.
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