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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. #81


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


    Just spent the last hour or so testing the backup and restore options in VBox.

    1. The win 7 style backup and restore work as before with no problems, both image and files. I haven't tried System Recovery yet.
    2. The Windows history is very easy to use compared to recovering files in Win 7 and the hourly backup is great.
    3. Restoring the system and reset to factory need the installation disk. I wonder how that will work with OEM versions.
    4. The new boot recovery menu is very user friendly, even the ominously named "Advanced Options".

    For those of us who are Macrium fans. Macrium Free backup and restore works as expected.
    Last edited by kado897; 17 Sep 2011 at 08:56. Reason: Macrium Free

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  2. #82


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


    Hmm. It's beginning to grow on me (wash your mouth out), just a bit. I still think the Metro UI is clunky and ugly on a desktop and some of the Apps need some work (IE included). There also needs to be a better separation of the two interfaces but it has some good features. I can see me spending most of my time in the "Win 7" environment with an occasional flick into Metro for social needs provided the right Apps are developed.
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  3. #83


    Hertfordshire
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Dev / OSX Lion


    I can't see why people are so upset about the metro menu. It doesn't decrease productivity for me at all.
    I agree, it need's a lot more customisation and I would like it to be less "locked down" but using it to pin all my apps including my favourite few at the start works well for me. I can see the big shock change that people might feel but surely it's the next logical step. The old windows interface is getting a bit stale to me.
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  4. #84


    Posts : 20
    OS X Lion and Windows 8


    I really love it. First Windows to capture my attention...I hope Microsoft Train Simulator can run on it...:grin:
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  5. #85


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    I'm liking it. Takes a bit to get used to but on multple monitors I finally get built-in multiple task bar support.

    I, also, kinda like the OS selection screen:

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  6. #86


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


    Oh dear there is no escaping Metro. If you open a link or HTML file from the desktop it opens the Metro version of IE.
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  7. #87


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    I set Fx as default. Works fine.

    EDIT: Never mind, I guess I hadn't tried it from the desktop until now.

    You're right!
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  8. #88


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


    Yes. I normally use Chrome. haven't tried it yet.
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  9. #89


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Got it, just right click on a desktop URL and select "Open with":


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    Then browse to the app of your choice.

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    Just like old times.

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  10. #90



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    Quote Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
    Oh dear there is no escaping Metro. If you open a link or HTML file from the desktop it opens the Metro version of IE.

    Guys, I made a tutorial for this the other day.

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...iew-links.html
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