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I really enjoy Windows 8

  1. #31


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    its all about attitude , just like in this thread ,that getting close to 2 years old
    Found the Resource Monitor

    I cant imagine not liking win8 just because I cant find resource monitor the same way I did in win7 ,how many time does one need to use the resource monitor anyway .
    I use the resource monitor daily because I like to know what's going on in my system. I am usually running Windows 7 plus 2 virtual machines in parallel and I like to make sure the system is not overloaded.

    Question of liking Window 8 - I actually like 8 and 8.1. I think I was one of the first to publish a dozen tutorials about the very early versions of 8. But I still believe that it is not the best solution for the desktop user. A complete revamping of the UI for the desktop user was as necessary as a shot into the knee.

    I spent 35 years of my life in architecture, design and implementation of operating systems. I know that developers do crazy things like that. But I also know that it would have been easy to provide a version for without touch and a version for touch. That would have avoided all that flack. But M$ is stybborn. They are strategy driven not user requirements driven - which again is something I have seen many times.

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  2. #32


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,589
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    ... it would have been easy to provide a version for without touch and a version for touch. That would have avoided all that flack. ...
    IMO, that's exactly what they did. They provided the optional Start screen/Metro interface as well as the standard desktop. They still got flack.
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  3. #33


    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    ... it would have been easy to provide a version for without touch and a version for touch. That would have avoided all that flack. ...
    IMO, that's exactly what they did. They provided the optional Start screen/Metro interface as well as the standard desktop. They still got flack.
    Well no, it's not exactly what they did. They tried a little sleight of hand with the start button that didn't lead where it should have... and that just pissed people off even more.
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  4. #34


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Yeah right, Windows 8.1 is a polycephaly - neither fish nor fowl.
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  5. #35


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1 x64


    [QUOTE=whs;331636]That must be some computer.
    Quote Originally Posted by Asus
    • You keep all your files.

      If your PC is running Windows 7, your files, apps and settings will easily transfer to Windows 8.1.


    • You keep familiar programs.

      Programs that run on Windows 7 will run on Windows 8.1.
    • Maybe Asus would let us in on their secret.
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  6. #36


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Yeah right, Windows 8.1 is a polycephaly - neither fish nor fowl.
    I'd rather call it "2 in1 but none of the above".
    I use "God Mode" to access most of the insider staff.
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  7. #37


    Thank you for posting this. I absolutely love Microsoft products and I love windows 8 also. I love new ideas and even if something is a failure. You cant succeed with it. So I see no failure here. I see huge opportunity.
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  8. #38


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Yeah right, Windows 8.1 is a polycephaly - neither fish nor fowl.
    I'd rather call it "2 in1 but none of the above".
    I use "God Mode" to access most of the insider staff.
    God mode is probably the most direct pass to the system functions. I had built an extensive shortcut list from god mode in Windows 7. I use that as repository for a toolbar in Windows 7 and copied it into Windows 8 where it also works as a toolbar.
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  9. #39


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Yeah right, Windows 8.1 is a polycephaly - neither fish nor fowl.
    I'd rather call it "2 in1 but none of the above".
    I use "God Mode" to access most of the insider staff.
    God mode is probably the most direct pass to the system functions. I had built an extensive shortcut list from god mode in Windows 7. I use that as repository for a toolbar in Windows 7 and copied it into Windows 8 where it also works as a toolbar.
    Got 242 entries in god mode on Win 8.1, quite a bit more than on Win 7. It's most direct route to settings and functions. It's also divided in groups by function and that makes it even handier. Mine is sitting on desktop and on Start in tools sub section. Usually first place I go to.
    Last edited by CountMike; 15 Apr 2014 at 15:06.
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  10. #40


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Got 242 entries in god mode on Win 8.1
    lol,and people hate the new start/all apps screen because there are to many small icon in the list
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