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I still cannot decide if I like this OS.

  1. #11


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    The OS?

    Yes.

    The direction MS is pushing us?

    NO WAY!!

    I point-blank will NOT pay for online content, and will NOT pay-per-use for software.

    Nor will I EVER be storing my files in the cloud. Free or not.

    Nor will I tolerate the way MS is trying to lock us in with this 'secure-boot' rubbish.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 219
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    The music app lacks a volume up/down setting option. Pretty important when you are listening to music I would think.

    The people app lacks the 'share' function, as in, I want to share this picture on someone Else's Facebook page. Otherwise, it is really not too shabby of an app. I actually use it here and there.

    The mail app lacks the block sender option, an easy way to drag an email and drop emails into folders, or even a way to create new folders for that matter. You are sort of stuck with the folders that you had in your gmail account or whatever before you started using the mail app.

    The photos app on my machine, no longer even loads. I probably have too many pictures for it to handle.

    There are some fun games...
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  3. #13


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    The OS?

    Yes.

    The direction MS is pushing us?

    NO WAY!!

    I point-blank will NOT pay for online content, and will NOT pay-per-use for software.

    Nor will I EVER be storing my files in the cloud. Free or not.

    Nor will I tolerate the way MS is trying to lock us in with this 'secure-boot' rubbish.
    You point very well to the real problem
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  4. #14


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64


    I did use it for one week as my main OS, didn't like it and said good bye forever...
    stupid useless metro screen, removed eyecandy in favour of low power tablets... started giving me headache after 1 week
    now using 7 and hope 9 brings something better to the table...
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  5. #15


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by musiclover7 View Post
    The music app lacks a volume up/down setting option. Pretty important when you are listening to music I would think.

    The people app lacks the 'share' function, as in, I want to share this picture on someone Else's Facebook page. Otherwise, it is really not too shabby of an app. I actually use it here and there.

    The mail app lacks the block sender option, an easy way to drag an email and drop emails into folders, or even a way to create new folders for that matter. You are sort of stuck with the folders that you had in your gmail account or whatever before you started using the mail app.

    The photos app on my machine, no longer even loads. I probably have too many pictures for it to handle.

    There are some fun games...
    To me, it kind of sounds like you're picking and choosing what you like about 8. The People app is odd that it doesn't have the Share from Photos, I imagine an update will be in the pipeline to fix that. But the volume settings in the Xbox Music app doesn't seem so necessary was you can just use the system control to lower the volume and raise it back up.

    There are different mail apps out there from Outlook to Live Mail you can use, the Mail app to me seems more or less like something that should be an innate feature of a modern, internet connected OS much like how the Calculator is an innate feature of any OS. I'd suggest using something else, obviously Desktop based, for an email client.

    Photos app is something I'm not too keen on myself, but again, if you don't need it or use it, meh. Uninstall it.

    And yes, there are some fun games!

    My suggestion is to pick and choose what works best for you, whether it's a Desktop app or a metro app.
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