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I have yet to meet anyone in person who actually likes it

  1. #271


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    That looks like the beta version... a number of those files are not installed in the release version.

    By the way, it's a good idea to crop your images up post to only include the part that is relevant.
    you know you are right ,thats what it is , and thanks for the crop tip ,actually meant to do that ,forgot


    Edit ,i uninstall the 2013 preview, and installed 2013 office pro ,and it has 19 tiles in the office 2013 section ,lol
    Last edited by caperjack; 06 Jan 2013 at 18:47.

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  2. #272


    UK
    Posts : 177
    Win 8


    See that's what I hate about the Start page, it's a jumble. I understand why for a touch screen mobile device like a phone or 10" tablet, but on a desktop a cascading menu using the hover event or pseudo class to initiate the cascade is much better.
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  3. #273


    Webster NY US
    Posts : 325
    Win 7 / Win 8


    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Tell that to the US's Department of Defense...
    I'm saying nothing about the US Department of Defence (note the correct spelling with a c, it's called English for a reason)...
    LOL... I believe the correct spellings would be:

    US Department of Defense
    UK Ministry of Defence

    It's just another way to rebel against the crown.
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  4. #274


    Posts : 534
    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    RobR
    So you spend 98% of your time at work playing:-). Since I am self employed I don't get paid to play!

    When I am playing like now I have the best device for it an iPad, notifications of forum updates are pushed as are tweets etc.

    When I'm working I use my Windows 8 desktop without the Modern UI or apps. Should I want to follow Twitter& FaceBook (we use social media marketing for some clients) I use TweetDeck or Hoot-suite in a browser window, Email in another window plus other windows with Word, Excel or an Adobe program on my second and third monitors and I will have the window or windows that I am working in open on my main monitor.

    That is why Windows in the traditional sense is productive and the Modern UI is for toys.
    Pretty clearly stated for work I'm 99% of the time on the desktop, and yes also using multiple monitors with many windows open.
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  5. #275


    Posts : 7
    xp, 7, 8


    Ive installed a paid for win 8 pro on a old single core 3mhz cpu to play with, and there are some smart features, I had to put classic shell on to get the feel of working with win8 though. I believe Microsoft has tried to blur the line between mobile and desktop computing though, and its clear they dont see a future in desktop computing. I guess that wont harm linux's future though? I really cant see business leaping to win 8, in fact those still on xp will probably want to stay there now?

    Even on my old pc its quite fast, better than my 4 core i7 win 7 pc. The only real concern is hardware support is abysmal, I guess it will come, but I had a fair trial attempting to get sound from my gigabyte mobo, and my only real complaint is the display, some of the themes are dreadful.

    But I can remember when windows 2 came out, and the cruddy me and original vista, so after microsofts 76,000 updates and service packs it will probably be the os it should have been when released?

    So much for my rant anyway.
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  6. #276


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    If Microsoft wants people's money, they need to give people what they want.
    OK. That's fair enough.

    There isn't much choice for many people. Most can't afford a mac, even if they want one. They have to get a machine with windows on it.

    That is why MS will sell about 320m pc's in a 12 month period. It doesn't matter what the o/s is like. They will sell that many by default.
    $599 is the entry point for a Mac. That isn't that bad.
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  7. #277


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by phillipduran View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    If Microsoft wants people's money, they need to give people what they want.
    OK. That's fair enough.

    There isn't much choice for many people. Most can't afford a mac, even if they want one. They have to get a machine with windows on it.

    That is why MS will sell about 320m pc's in a 12 month period. It doesn't matter what the o/s is like. They will sell that many by default.
    $599 is the entry point for a Mac. That isn't that bad.
    i agree .cost was never a factor ,my first used computer cost me $750.00,i386,win 3.1 1 meg ram and 40 meg hdd ,my first new one was $2100.00, p166 ,16 meg ram .win95, 2 gig hdd ., so whats price got to do with buying a MAC ,its all about bootleg Games and music .lol
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  8. #278


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by phillipduran View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post

    OK. That's fair enough.

    There isn't much choice for many people. Most can't afford a mac, even if they want one. They have to get a machine with windows on it.

    That is why MS will sell about 320m pc's in a 12 month period. It doesn't matter what the o/s is like. They will sell that many by default.
    $599 is the entry point for a Mac. That isn't that bad.
    i agree .cost was never a factor ,my first used computer cost me $750.00,i386,win 3.1 1 meg ram and 40 meg hdd ,my first new one was $2100.00, p166 ,16 meg ram .win95, 2 gig hdd ., so whats price got to do with buying a MAC ,its all about bootleg Games and music .lol
    And pirating software and then gloating about it will get you a swift ban around here. Stealing isn't cool.
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  9. #279


    Quote Originally Posted by musiclover7 View Post
    After 2 months with the vanilla OS, I loaded up classic shell, and am much happier with it. If the new changes were an improvement, then why after using them for 2 months would I feel like going back to the old way was an upgrade.
    Because you never really understood the benefits of using a keyboard for navigating windows previously ...
    Windows 8 has (to my knowledge) incorporated one of the best little tools ever into the start screen, i.e Microsoft Officelabs Speed Launch. If you EVER used speed launch, you would know what I'm talking about. Hit WIN-C and start typing for an app or shortcut or url to launch. No navigating through tons of menus, and trying to position a mouse cursor accurately.
    Just gets the job done.

    With the addition of Oblytile and PINto8, the start screen is lightning fast to navigate.
    I recommend you try it and then tell me it's a flat zero.
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  10. #280


    UK
    Posts : 177
    Win 8


    Click start button start typing program name it appears in top left of start menu hit enter it opens. No leaving the desktop no purple jumble.

    Progress my ar*e!
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