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w8 desktop experience -- removeable or not - to kill metro

  1. #11


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    Windows 8: RP


    lol None of those seem useful. Which is why I said nothing new. Most of them I don't even know how to get to work let alone know wtf they are. Except for the mounting feature. And right now that doesn't seem to do much of anything. I can't think of anything right now to use that with. Unless it allows me to Play Blueray discs without having a Blueray drive. If not then it's pretty useless.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 53
    Windows 8: RP


    lol None of those seem useful. Which is why I said nothing new. Most of them I don't even know how to get to work let alone know wtf they are. Except for the mounting feature. And right now that doesn't seem to do much of anything. I can't think of anything right now to use that with. Unless it allows me to Play Blueray discs without having a Blueray drive. If not then it's pretty useless. Cloud Integration...where? USB3...wtf is that? Hybrid start?...Where is that? Nowhere. PDF reader? Haven't seen it yet. Read-aloud function improved.....WTF is that Never heard of it. Advanced copy function, never heard of it. And have not seen it happen yet. Then again I never copy anything thats over a gig. I "download" but that's about it. I never have to copy anything. So that feature is pointless for me. The task manager I ALREADY said that....no need to bring that up again. Sensor support....wtf? No NEED for it at all. Backup and restore?==OLD. DirectX 11 was already on Windows 7, so that's OLD. Advanced device manager, could care less. I never install devices, all I do is plug and play. UMTS (volume rates) WTF is that?
    start Windows 8 from a USB stick=What kind of idiot would want to do that? ARM processors Support? Why?
    Login by clicking on a pattern on a photo, I don't use passwords....let alone would ever need to login with a dumb picture. That by far is the dumbest. What kind of idiot uses any type of password? Unless u don't trust who you live with, outside of that...there is no need.



    For some reason my post was posted twice....Sorry its the forums fault I guess o.o
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  3. #13


    Thanks for the list, NiFu I didn't realize there were so many until now that I see them all in one place. Very neatly and well presented also, I must add.

    @Nifu:

    The Windows To Go USB feature will ONLY be available in the "enterprise" version of the full Windows 8 release. This version of Windows is not sold to consumers directly. Thus, I would hesitate to list that as a "core feature" of Windows 8.
    Kinda' nitpicky aren't we? I mean the person laid out a good list of additions in a very well, organized presentation. I suggest to at least say something positive also.

    For some reason my post was posted twice....Sorry its the forums fault I guess o.o
    I suggest to slow the F down!
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  4. #14


    Posts : 165
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Jeht View Post
    None of those seem useful.
    OK - you are a person who don't need most of this features. But many other are happy to get this features.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeht View Post
    USB3...wtf is that?
    No need for separate USB 3.0 drivers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeht View Post
    Hybrid start?...Where is that? Nowhere.
    Leads to faster start.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeht View Post
    PDF reader? Haven't seen it yet.
    Open a PDF file - you will see the integrated PDF reader. No need to install a separate program like "Adobe Reader"

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeht View Post
    Read-aloud function improved.....WTF is that Never heard of it.
    People with low vision or blind like this feature. Windows can read web pages and emails aloud.

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    Advanced copy function, never heard of it. And have not seen it happen yet. I never have to copy anything.
    Many people copy files; e.g. copy pictures from camera smart cards to PC, sort them in folders, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeht View Post
    Sensor support....wtf? No NEED for it at all.
    Many sensors are very useful. E.g.:
    motion sensor = Tablet PC recognize orientation and switch automatically between "portrait" and "landscape" view
    GPS (Geo-Location) = shows location or record travel routes

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeht View Post
    DirectX 11 was already on Windows 7
    But not "DirectX11.1 for stereoscopic 3D graphics"

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeht View Post
    Advanced device manager. I never install devices
    Then you're in luck. Many other people need to search for appropriate drivers and test different driver versions. Then it's very helpful to have a driver history.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeht View Post
    UMTS (volume rates) WTF is that?
    UMTS = "3G Mobile Telecommunications System". Many access provider have volume based rates. So it's better to download Windows updates (and other background updates) with LAN or WLAN and not with expensive UMTS volume rates.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeht View Post
    start Windows 8 from a USB stick=What kind of idiot would want to do that?
    Many people like it: Have a complete preinstalled personalized Windows 8 on an USB stick. If you are on travel you only need your small USB stick and not a whole notebook. Plug in the USB stick in a PC of a friend and you can run you own personalized Windows 8.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeht View Post
    ARM processors Support? Why?
    Notebooks,, Netboks and Tablet PCs with ARM processor are much cheaper and energy efficient than Intel or AMD processor.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeht View Post
    Login by clicking on a pattern on a photo, I don't use passwords.... What kind of idiot uses any type of password?
    Many other people need password; e.g. employees want protect their data from the cleaning staff. If they are on travel with their notebook they want to save their data if notebook is stolen, etc.

    So: You don't need any of the new features - so stay with Windows 7 and save money.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 158
    Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by NiFu View Post
    So: You don't need any of the new features - so stay with Windows 7 and save money.
    +1000. This comment made my day!
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  6. #16


    Same here! I don't mind critiques on 8 from non-fans, but wow!
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by Jeht View Post
    Except for the mounting feature. And right now that doesn't seem to do much of anything. I can't think of anything right now to use that with. Unless it allows me to Play Blueray discs without having a Blueray drive. If not then it's pretty useless.
    Well, I don't have an optical drive on my machine. So, to install something like MS Office, I can make an ISO of the disc from another machine, then copy the ISO across the network to my box and mount the ISO and run setup. Perhaps you later need the Windows CD to install the support tools. If you had an ISO of the Windows install disc on your hard drive, you could just mount it and load from there....rather than getting the physical disc and inserting it into your optical drive.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeht View Post
    Cloud Integration...where?
    Skydrive is there by default. Sign up to your sky drive account and you see it. Also, upcoming metro apps will save common configs and such in the cloud and these settings can follow you from machine to machine if you have have multiple Windows 8 machines.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeht View Post
    PDF reader? Haven't seen it yet.
    Install Windows 7. Download a PDF file, try to view it. You cannot. You must get a PDF reader app and install it.
    Install Windows 8. Download a PDF file, try to view it. You can. It's the PDF reader.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jeht View Post
    Advanced copy function, never heard of it. And have not seen it happen yet. Then again I never copy anything thats over a gig.
    Copy any file, you will get a popup with a little graphical chart. You can pause a file copy. It's all right there, you don't have to do anything.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeht View Post
    What kind of idiot uses any type of password? Unless u don't trust who you live with, outside of that...there is no need.
    Anybody who shares a computer with anybody likely has a password set. Sometimes you need to keep your children out of something. You don't really want somebody just turning on your computer and jumping right into your desktop do you?
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  8. #18


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Jeht View Post
    lol None of those seem useful. Which is why I said nothing new. Most of them I don't even know how to get to work let alone know wtf they are. Except for the mounting feature. And right now that doesn't seem to do much of anything. I can't think of anything right now to use that with. Unless it allows me to Play Blueray discs without having a Blueray drive. If not then it's pretty useless.
    If nothing new is useful, just curious, are there other reasons to upgrade or you stick to Win7?

    I wouldn't upgrade if there are no interesting new features, but I must say there are some interesting things added since Win7.
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  9. #19


    New Zealand
    Posts : 91
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1


    I found the PDF reader it is a Metro App. I opened an attachment on Thunderbird which opened the Metro App. I then had to exit the App (doing pretend my mouse is a hand) and found my self in Metro. Had to then click on desktop to get back to where I was working. Needless to say I immediately installed a proper desktop application.

    Most of the new features are good though. I would be running it as my main system and upgrade when it comes out except for the small matter of Metro. Metro ruins all that good work.
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