I like the speed but that's about it. Hate pretty much everything else. It's pretty annoying hovering over the left corner to get a hidden badly done menu. Most of the apps just keep crashing and are useless. It's harder to get to the control panel and other stuff I usually go for. It just feels inconvenient. But if they can make it run even smoother I would appreciate it but even then they need to work out all the wack stuff first.
After using it more and more I don't see it working on a tablet environment especially if you have to load up the desktop it's going to be clunky and take a long time to open. Maybe if they disable the desktop or have it load faster and not have to go through the whole bios stuff. I don't know.
I would say this product still needs more work although I heard they won't be changing much.
I think it was this thread we were discussing Linux and variants.
I actually was able to set up sharing on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Both sharing from and to works very well, no problems at all. (I don't know how to keep shares mapped on Ubuntu after a reboot, but I didn't research it yet at all either.)
Seems it really does work like Windows. The only thing is that when you go to share a folder from there, it asks to install samba and you have to let it then log off/on. And to map a remote drive on there, it is much like Windows. At top of "Home" you go to one of the menu dropdowns and the option is there. You can map all sorts of types and Windows Shares is one of them.
For some reason, it wouldn't let me access my Windows 8 but my Windows 7 was being shared well. It wouldn't accept my password when my spec machine was on 8. I didn't really do anything specific but just kept trying day after day, here or there and it all just works well everywhere now....Windows 8, Windows 7 and Ubuntu all nice any combo, any time.
That's an easy one. You can make a tile for all your stuff. I made myself a group of tiles for many of the system functions I frequently use. Where the last one (System Programs) is a folder with a bunch of others (shortcuts) that I use less frequently.It's harder to get to the control panel and other stuff I usually go for.
By far the easiest way to reach Control Panel etc. is from the desktop. Put the mouse pointer in the left hand corner (where the startmenu used to be, remember?) and wait for the startscreen to appear. When it does, right click et voila a list appears for you to choose from.
One of the silly ones is when you want to bring up Administrative Tools. Type the name in the startscreen and pick it from the right hand panel (can't quite remember what it's called, I'm typing from a W2K8S server) and it opens an Explorer view of all the shortcuts that make up the set of tools you'd normally see present in the management console. O dear!
Granted, this is a desktop OS (sort of and of some sorts) and no, these tools are not meant for every Joe but most people are still going to need those tools occasionally if only to configure their machine.
I always thought they should have written a .cpl file so it could be added to the control panel but no, you get an explorer view instead....
I'm not in favour of putting everything system related on the startscreen either. First of all, it's extra work and secondly the thing will end up plastered with tiles stemming from other software in a hurry anyhow.
Numerous tiles you'll be presented with in an all at once style view which is so unpleasantly overwhelming. Don't like that at all.
Anyways, glad to hear someone has Ubuntu up and running. I've downloaded the Pinguy (or whatever it's called) version so I think I'll give it a shot as soon as I have a spare drive.
Put Ubuntu into Virtual Box. It is a lot easier and works perfectly. I run it like that since several years.