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  1. #141


    As I said 136 posts ago. A breath of fresh air - but since got a very stale.

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  2. #142


    The fact this thread is so long, proves my point.

    Windows 8 is the most useless "upgrade" since Microsoft Bob.
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  3. #143


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    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by CeejayMode View Post
    I agree. SIW2 does do a fair amount of what I'd consider "trolling", and seemingly is consistent on the fact that Windows 8 is no good. Not saying all his/her posts are incorrect or bad/tarnishing, but some of the bashing needs to cut back. +1
    SIW2 is no troll. SIW2 has been around the Vista, 7, and 8 forums for some time and has contributed mightily to all, even developing some software programs to help make using the OS's easier. He is also highly regarded member amongst the some of old heads here (here being Vista, 7 & 8 forums), which is all run by the same admin staff.

    Anyway we don't have to agree with everything he says, I can't say I do, but it's not like he's completely out in left field either. So to call him a troll is bit unfair.

    My two cents.
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  4. #144


    The START page is an okay idea for a mobile or a tablet. The desktop is still there to use, which I immediately did, after taking almost everything (useless nonsense) off the Start page. The problem then is finding what one wants. Luckily, on the desktop screen, my folders are still in the same places, so I can navigate those main bits and bobs the 'old' way. There was no problem with this, as this is the way I customised it over time. I just wish that the settings and toolboxes for ppt/word/office/etc. were saved too! Some form of transition - as mentioned previously - would have been very welcome. Even just keeping the old programs and giving a tutorial to how one can make the new one have the same toolbar options - in the same places. (2010 is just too BIG on the screen - probably for the tablet and mobile market...) I can see the appeal for the tablet market especially. This is probably (almost certainly) going to be the future. But the home desktop p.c. needs a desktop AND a customisable start menu. Yes, I know that win 8 has those. Those people who insisted on having EVERY SINGLE icon on their desktop, rather than arrange their stuff neatly into folders, (Stupidly confusing IMO) this is an easy changeover. I only ever used to use the start menu previously if I didn't know where to look automatically. Everything else was in a folder under a subject. It still is and that's the way it is staying. You might ask why I changed? Well I stupidly believed what the idolisers were saying - and the fact that it was only 25!
    On a positive note, 'Custom Guide' has the PDF's of 'how to' find and use all the '2010' programs. Just don't part with any money as they are all available for nothing.
    My son (8) has had 2010 at school since 2010 (!) so he can jump straight in and be marvellous. I'm trying to be positive.
    But I hate it.
    Bill Windows - if you are a programmer, then why not make something better than Apple and which competes positively rather than stir up a Hornets nest of bad vibes to downright hatred? The same goes for all programmers. BTW, I hate iTunes as it is just stupidly laid out. WMP is fine, (which is the best of a bad bunch IMO) but not when it decides when and where to arrange ones media, when it was arranged perfectly on the flippin' album!
    I'm rambling now, so I'll stop.
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  5. #145


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I'm not the type to use the "cheapo" earbuds that come with anything. My headphones at work are Grado SR-125's. At home, my daughter and I share a pair of Audio Technica ATHM50s. While these aren't super high end, they are better than what a majority of home users use. For running and working out, I use a pair of Sennheiser PMX-680's as these have proven to stay in my ears and sound better when running than anything else I have ever tried.
    did you see these?

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    Sennheiser Orpheus HE90. now these are headphones I wish I could try out. $16000. *sigh* one could dream.
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  6. #146


    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    did you see these?

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    Sennheiser Orpheus HE90. now these are headphones I wish I could try out. $16000. *sigh* one could dream.
    Ah yes, what a beautiful setup. It would be hard to find source material worth playback on that setup. I would guess that MANY would actually be underwhelmed with a setup like that. They simply wouldn't know WHAT to look for in the sound to justify the cost of the setup.
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  7. #147


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    did you see these?

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    Sennheiser Orpheus HE90. now these are headphones I wish I could try out. $16000. *sigh* one could dream.
    Ah yes, what a beautiful setup. It would be hard to find source material worth playback on that setup. I would guess that MANY would actually be underwhelmed with a setup like that. They simply wouldn't know WHAT to look for in the sound to justify the cost of the setup.
    I am hard of hearing and have a pair of super portable ones called hearing aids they were $5000.00 LOL
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  8. #148


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    There's a lot of discussion about the little details of the UI.

    Hands up anyone who actually understands the big picture.
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    I'm with you, my friend.
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  9. #149


    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    did you see these?

    Click image for larger version

    Sennheiser Orpheus HE90. now these are headphones I wish I could try out. $16000. *sigh* one could dream.
    Ah yes, what a beautiful setup. It would be hard to find source material worth playback on that setup. I would guess that MANY would actually be underwhelmed with a setup like that. They simply wouldn't know WHAT to look for in the sound to justify the cost of the setup.
    I am hard of hearing and have a pair of super portable ones called hearing aids they were $5000.00 LOL
    Drum & bugle corps, Led Zeppelin, a lot of other concerts, and forty years of construction put a toll on my ears.

    Now, what was that you said?!
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