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Do you like the Windows 8 Release Preview?

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  • Yes

    41 42.71%
  • No

    34 35.42%
  • Somewhat

    21 21.88%
  1. #21

    Posts : 122
    Windows 8 64bit Pro

    thumbs up here

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  2. #22

    Alpha, I have noticed that when I try to do ANYTHING with Metro except runs aps, it switches me to the desktop. Try using the desktop for all your programs and use the Metro only for aps, and that should stop the random switching back and forth.
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  3. #23

    The Contemplator
    Doncaster, UK
    Posts : 638
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

    So far, so good. I quite like the interface myself. Definitely seems more responsive and snappier than 8DP and 8CP.
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  4. #24

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,476
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    It's becoming less and less of a problem as I pin more apps to my taskbar. Its just lame, for example, I installed office 2007 and all the shortcuts are Metro tiles. So to launch Outlook I have to go down to the corner and click Start to open Metro. Then click outlook and get bounced back to the desktop. Its the same deal with control panel and other apps unless you pin them to your taskbar. Actually, to be honest, now that I've found a few keyboard shortcut keys I can bypass Metro for most of what I want.
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  5. #25

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

    It doesn't seem much different to me.

    Still get that infuriating Metro stuff which I don't want.

    It would be ok if it was an option - an additional feature, but MS is making a tablet o/s with a sort of vague main interface as an afterthought.

    Metro is probably ok on a small device that is just being used for consuming content.

    However, they have to compete with Apple in that arena - I would be surprised if MS can get much more than 10-15% market share.

    At the same time, they have got nothing to offer their existing 1.5 billion users.

    On the contrary, the handling of this has pissed off a significant proportion of existing customers.
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  6. #26

    When 7 first came out i loved it and we had no problems accepting it in our domain at work however the same can't be said for 8, i don't personally mind it and do really like some areas but none of us in our IT dept at work believe it will fit in

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  7. #27

    Posts : 502
    Vanilla 8 Pro x64

    W8 is still a no go on my desktop.
    Still getting random freezes requiring a hard reset (which also screws with my 7 installation) and blue screens when shutting down+restarting due to my sound drivers. (which are extremely unlikely to be 'Officially" fixed. Gonna try some modded drivers and cross my fingers)

    Laptop is fine, but the Dev, CP and RP have never played nice with my desktop *sigh*
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  8. #28

    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,972
    Windows 10 x64

    Metro Metro Metro Metro

    ...and Metro
    I've read it too many times by now...

    but the rest of Win8 seems to be better than Win7.
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  9. #29

    Posts : 299
    win 7 home premium 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by ilovewindows8 View Post
    The only time I see Metro is after boot/restart.
    As far as I'm concerned that is too many times. No option to set up the default UI as desktop at EACH and EVERY boot?...I'm not interested.
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  10. #30

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,476
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    It would be interesting to hear from someone that is actually running it on a Windows tablet. For me a tablet would be a convenience item. I'd browse the web, do some e-mail, listen to music and maybe watch some videos. I wouldn't be doing spread sheets, or anything else that would be keyboard intensive. The thing is it doesn't seem like there are a lot of Windows tablets on the go. Everything is Android or Crapple. I think most people, like me, are trying it on a desktop or laptop. IMHO no touch screen = poor user experience. It almost seems jekyll and hyde to me. It can't make up its mind if its a desktop OS or Tablet OS, and I think its going to suffer on both platforms as a result.
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