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This will be Microsofts biggest ever flop, far bigger than Vista.

  1. #91


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I thought, this sums it up pretty nicely:

    The problem isn’t so much Metro, which by itself represents some good thinking about touch device design. It’s Microsoft’s insistence on inserting Metro between us and what we want to do – and at times Metro is spectacularly inappropriate.

    Nobody seems to be able to say no to the Metro Guard, it seems, for fear of punishment. But welding this immature and inappropriate smallscreen UI into the everyday Windows experience is being carried out in a quite totalitarian fashion.
    I think so too. also I think Windows 8 is a step forward for an ultimate control by Microsoft: they want the customers rent their software and put everything in the cloud. One day they will remove completely the desktop, we will use our PC only to get online and we will have to use online software only. What will happen when every documents, every spreadsheets will be on MS servers and the only way to have access will be to use Office 360 ? . This means Linux, Mac, Android , will not be an option anymore.

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  2. #92


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    I would not worry. There are always options. I tinker a bit with Linux (Ubuntu right now, also Puppy). That is always an option. And it is quite nice and very fast. You just have to get used to their command line.
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  3. #93


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    Windows 8 Developer 32 bit


    Might want to rethink that "cloud" stuff....especially since mega-uploads got it's plug pulled.....
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  4. #94


    Posts : 38
    Windows 8 CP 8250


    Quote Originally Posted by Burgurne View Post
    In Metro, how do you see the path to a program. F.I. the new pinball game. In W7 you would rightclick on the icon, and under "properties" you could see the path. Rightclicking on a tile in Metro does nothing, so how do you do that?

    I don't have a smart phone nor a tablet PC. I just have a stationary gaming PC, so I'm totally unknown to this sort of interface
    You can see the path by right clicking it and selecting Open File Location, and the checking the properties of the shortcut. It'snot ideal, but it works.

    Hopefully they add some more options to the bottom menu when you right click a tile, like properties and add to desktop.
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  5. #95


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    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
    Might want to rethink that "cloud" stuff....especially since mega-uploads got it's plug pulled.....
    You seriously can't see the difference between metered account-isolated online storage like SkyDrive and anonymous upload-once-share-forever storage like Megaupload?
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  6. #96


    Odell
    Posts : 60
    Windows 8CP


    Quote Originally Posted by Ketsuban View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
    Might want to rethink that "cloud" stuff....especially since mega-uploads got it's plug pulled.....
    You seriously can't see the difference between metered account-isolated online storage like SkyDrive and anonymous upload-once-share-forever storage like Megaupload?
    No difference. What's stored there is open for any government or corporation to see and sue.
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  7. #97


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    Okay, watch. SkyDrive is a) account-locked (nobody else can get at what's on it except the account holder); b) metered (25GB and that's your lot; compare the unmetered allowance afforded to users of Megaupload).

    If you're seriously concerned that the government can see your SkyDrive maybe you'd be interested in purchasing this copper hat (after all, aluminium foil is transparent to the one radio frequency exclusively used by the US military). Clearly it was the hosting of files in and of itself that led to Megaupload being shut down rather than the fact that their entire business model consisted of allowing users to upload pirated content and then upselling both the downloader (with the promise of faster downloads) and the uploader (with the promise of better tracking of their uploaded material and so on).

    It also certainly didn't have anything to do with Megaupload's staff freely informing one another of where they could find pirated material which their users had uploaded so they could share it between themselves.
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  8. #98


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    Windows 8 Pro


    OT, but I was glad to see the news about MegaUpload, as in May last year, I paid a one-off $9.99 30-day fee to them so that I could download one (totally legal!) large file. I recently looked at my credit card bills from the last year (I know I should do it more regularly!) and discovered that they took 7 payments of $9.99 off me!
    Contact with Paypal was a waste of time - too long ago - and contact with ML themselves just produced a rude response to my attempts to get my money back!
    Good riddance, that's what I say!
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  9. #99


    Odell
    Posts : 60
    Windows 8CP


    Quote Originally Posted by Ketsuban View Post
    Okay, watch. SkyDrive is a) account-locked (nobody else can get at what's on it except the account holder);
    And anyone with a warrant or not -- two words "patriot act".

    Quote Originally Posted by Ketsuban View Post
    b) metered (25GB and that's your lot; compare the unmetered allowance afforded to users of Megaupload).

    If you're seriously concerned that the government can see your SkyDrive maybe you'd be interested in purchasing this copper hat (after all, aluminium foil is transparent to the one radio frequency exclusively used by the US military).
    Microsoft admits Patriot Act can access EU-based cloud data | ZDNet

    Store nothing it the cloud that you wouldn't share with a stranger.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ketsuban View Post
    Clearly it was the hosting of files in and of itself that led to Megaupload being shut down rather than the fact that their entire business model consisted of allowing users to upload pirated content and then upselling both the downloader (with the promise of faster downloads) and the uploader (with the promise of better tracking of their uploaded material and so on).

    It also certainly didn't have anything to do with Megaupload's staff freely informing one another of where they could find pirated material which their users had uploaded so they could share it between themselves.
    I'm not saying anything about SkyDrive getting shut down, just Microsoft's track record of compliance with any and all squeaks or groans from copyright holders and government bodies.
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  10. #100


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    Windows 8 Developer 32 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by baarod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ketsuban View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
    Might want to rethink that "cloud" stuff....especially since mega-uploads got it's plug pulled.....
    You seriously can't see the difference between metered account-isolated online storage like SkyDrive and anonymous upload-once-share-forever storage like Megaupload?
    No difference. What's stored there is open for any government or corporation to see and sue.
    Exactly, or just be lost....
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