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  1. #11


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    Windows 8 & XP


    Jumping back to the whole searching windows 8 thing, I thought I'd throw out that just starting to type while on the metro start menu also starts a search.

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  2. #12


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    1st W10 Professional x64/W7 Ultimate x64 - 2nd Remote system: W10 Insider Builds/W7 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kynix View Post
    welll, in my opinion windows 8 is like vista, a brilliant idea, but lots of mistakes. (allthough there was more mistakes in vista than 8)
    It'll be hard to say so far since this is still just a developer preview copy, and may not have all features enabled yet. The beta copy should help give us all a more accurate idea of what Windows 8 will be like.
    Any idea on the release date for the beta? I have to agree on first getting up and running on the second drive here for a good lookover. But I would hate to click a button every time to reach a desktop! That would be a definite downside for 8 right there.
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  3. #13



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    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview


    i've heard a rumour that the consumer preview will be released in 12-15 of February. (may be, on not, i'm completely not sure)
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  4. #14


    Finally we're getting there !
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  5. #15


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    frankly if the metro interface goes out with the desktop version like that i'll buy an apple....it's that disgusting.

    would be great on a phone or tablet...but totally pointless on a desktop, it could be made to be useful but with some serious work but i don't think desktops should be emulating how phones are displayed.

    i have far to many initial issues with it, the lack of an intuitive interface is a problem, people new to computers and older consumers or those that just don't care and want it to work for them without needing a degree should be able to yet of the few i showed this too....the responces were not good they had no idea how to do anything they couldn't find office or any way to write a doc and didn't have a clue how to get to their programme list without a lot of guidance, that is not how it should work.

    it's obvious they spent to much time trying to get it to work like a phone instead of an actual computer os.
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  6. #16


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by gazz9496 View Post
    frankly if the metro interface goes out with the desktop version like that i'll buy an apple....it's that disgusting.

    would be great on a phone or tablet...but totally pointless on a desktop, it could be made to be useful but with some serious work but i don't think desktops should be emulating how phones are displayed.

    i have far to many initial issues with it, the lack of an intuitive interface is a problem, people new to computers and older consumers or those that just don't care and want it to work for them without needing a degree should be able to yet of the few i showed this too....the responces were not good they had no idea how to do anything they couldn't find office or any way to write a doc and didn't have a clue how to get to their programme list without a lot of guidance, that is not how it should work.

    it's obvious they spent to much time trying to get it to work like a phone instead of an actual computer os.
    I think this goes to show that we've become so accustom to an interface, we don't ever want to see it change. Look at the liniage of Windows, the Start menu and a taskbar in every version since 95. There has been better navigation, but it's still the same as was in the last Windows version, as it was in the last, as it was in the last, and on and on. It's time for a change.

    But honestly, Windows 8 isn't too difficult to use, you need to put forth some time, it is always interesting to discover something new. I bet this is the same experience people felt when going from DOS to a GUI OS. Or even, how people felt going from Windows 3 to Windows 95.
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  7. #17


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Move the cursor to bottom left corner, click Search, click Apps on the right side and you'll find cmd prompt among applications. HTH.
    EDIT:
    You can also pin cmd prompt or any program you use regularly to Start metro screen.Attachment 3146
    You can move tiles around too.
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  8. #18


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Kynix View Post
    i've heard a rumour that the consumer preview will be released in 12-15 of February. (may be, on not, i'm completely not sure)
    AAHHH! So excited!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by gazz9496 View Post
    frankly if the metro interface goes out with the desktop version like that i'll buy an apple....it's that disgusting.

    would be great on a phone or tablet...but totally pointless on a desktop, it could be made to be useful but with some serious work but i don't think desktops should be emulating how phones are displayed.

    i have far to many initial issues with it, the lack of an intuitive interface is a problem, people new to computers and older consumers or those that just don't care and want it to work for them without needing a degree should be able to yet of the few i showed this too....the responces were not good they had no idea how to do anything they couldn't find office or any way to write a doc and didn't have a clue how to get to their programme list without a lot of guidance, that is not how it should work.

    it's obvious they spent to much time trying to get it to work like a phone instead of an actual computer os.
    I think this goes to show that we've become so accustom to an interface, we don't ever want to see it change. Look at the liniage of Windows, the Start menu and a taskbar in every version since 95. There has been better navigation, but it's still the same as was in the last Windows version, as it was in the last, as it was in the last, and on and on. It's time for a change.

    But honestly, Windows 8 isn't too difficult to use, you need to put forth some time, it is always interesting to discover something new. I bet this is the same experience people felt when going from DOS to a GUI OS. Or even, how people felt going from Windows 3 to Windows 95.
    i agree, but Microsoft's customer base isn't full of IT guru's or people that want to relearn an OS, there should be some familiar menu structures ie a program file listing within the desktop gui as per previous versions, that way at least they can create and maintain all forms of change they want and still cater to customers that find change like this more difficult to deal with.

    it's safe to assume that the metro interface will be used by most when we get it, and have all of our applications available which is a good thing as i can see it being very good once customisation becomes more natural.

    unfortunately it means i'm going to have to deal with yet more questions and frustrated customers...some of which can barely work xp/vista/win 7 as it is win 8 is going to be completely alien to them.
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