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  1. #11


    You'd prolly love it even more if you get yourself a tablet and use the touchscreen on it, assuming you don't already have one.

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Nah, I don't have a tablet but adapting even the pre-beta (alpha) Win 8102 to a PC has indicated this thing is way more than cool.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
    I find myself making WDP look like and act like win seven. After getting rid of the bloat, metro, etc., it reminds me of win 7 but more finicky so far.

    Im not going back thats for sure.
    I'm having fun with Metro.


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    Really, Ken, you don't know what you're missing.
    The picture password is more than cool (a few swipes of the mouse here and there and no need to use the keyboard).

    You're cheating yourself, really, and others, by not diving in.
    Mike

    I too loved the swipes until the first time it locked me out and my gestures were idiot proof so it isnt "ready for prime time"

    Im not cheating myself in that I always try something first, if I like it I adopt it, if not its gone. As for others they should try things for themselves and not rely on anyones opinion but their own.

    I do like your cat picture.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
    Mike

    I too loved the swipes until the first time it locked me out and my gestures were idiot proof so it isnt "ready for prime time"
    You should have had the option to return to typing the password. I have that option.
    Quote Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
    I'm not cheating myself in that I always try something first, if I like it I adopt it, if not its gone. As for others they should try things for themselves and not rely on anyone's opinion but their own.
    I understand, Ken, however, this is a Win8 forum not a Win7 forum.
    I would hope others learn from my propensity to dive into the intricacies of Win8 (especially here).
    Quote Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
    I do like your cat picture.
    Thanks!
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  5. #15


    Appelhülsen Germany
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    Windows 7 and Windows Developer Dual efi boot


    Now that I have WDP working properly it is up til now as stable as Win7 and I have most of my old programs working as well, but like the previous answers I haven't tried out any games yet.
    I have left Metro pretty much alone just unpinned several apps but I hardly use it, not even as a menu
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  6. #16


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    I think Mike is right. If you install Win8, you might as well use it as is, If you cut it down to the Win7 level, you are better off using Win7 native.

    I myself am not a Win8 convert yet. I study it mainly because I would like to get my hand on a decent Win8 tablet one day - a 7" that I can haul around.
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  7. #17


    Appelhülsen Germany
    Posts : 189
    Windows 7 and Windows Developer Dual efi boot


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I think Mike is right. If you install Win8, you might as well use it as is, If you cut it down to the Win7 level, you are better off using Win7 native.
    I agree in part, but everything that is geared towards touch screen is useless to me

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I myself am not a Win8 convert yet. I study it mainly because I would like to get my hand on a decent Win8 tablet one day - a 7" that I can haul around.
    If that is your dream I hope it comes true I am not adverse to change but I am a very desktop person and at the moment I still have mixed feelings towards WDP despite using it as my main OS. Everything that I can use is very impressive and I sometimes forget that this is early software. I guess I will have to wait and see what the future brings as I will only use a touch screen as a part of my desktop if it is built flat into the desk and if that happens who knows lol.
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  8. #18


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    If that is your dream I hope it comes true
    I am very much a desktop person too. But as a toy, I think a 7" tablet would be fun. Right now I am not sold on Android (the OS that is being held together with rubber bands and scotch tape) and Apple products I do not buy out of principle. QNX would be an alternative, but RiM have their own problems.
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  9. #19


    Appelhülsen Germany
    Posts : 189
    Windows 7 and Windows Developer Dual efi boot


    All gibberish to me lol I only know Windows or Unix. ............. I must be getting old ........ "sighs"
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  10. #20


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    If that is your dream I hope it comes true
    I am very much a desktop person too. But as a toy, I think a 7" tablet would be fun. Right now I am not sold on Android (the OS that is being held together with rubber bands and scotch tape) and Apple products I do not buy out of principle. QNX would be an alternative, but RiM have their own problems.
    Give the 7"s a good try before buying, I find them far to small.
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