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

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    I agree 100% with the first poster. In Win 8, MS has forgotten who brought them to where they are. It was the PC owners. The Metro feature is a idiotic for PC's and the missing shutdown button is doubly dumb. It takes at least three different events to shut down the machine. Give me a break. MS better have the Metro feature as an alternative to the regular desktop or guarantee, 85-90% of those new PC owners will jump ship to Apple. Again, the Metro feature is DOA for PC owners who actually WORK with their PC, not spend useless hours chatting on FB, etc.
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    And anyone with a warrant or not -- two words "patriot act"..
    " Any data which is housed, stored or processed by a company, which is a U.S. based company or is wholly owned by a U.S. parent company, is vulnerable to interception and inspection by U.S. authorities "
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    I see a lot of user's are not like me, I explore and explore until I find every little trick and tip I can find ,shut down is how hard mouse cursor to the right lower corner bring up settings, power and mouse over it and pick shutdown. or use search to find programs or setting or Apps, setting or files and I can change the font in mine its still there in the Control Panel. I give it a month and everyone or most everyone will be saying wow great really like Windows 8. I believe after all it is not a finished product that is why we are all getting a chance to try it out give feedback etc. I am enjoying playing with all the new features and different ways to move around the system.
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    3 different moves to find the shutdown button? That is simply silly. I don't agree sandman. Don't agree at all. MS is going to lose market share by the millions unless the take care of their base, and their base is not mobile phones or tablets.
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  6. #106


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    Quote Originally Posted by mcquicker View Post
    3 different moves to find the shutdown button? That is simply silly. I don't agree sandman. Don't agree at all. MS is going to lose market share by the millions unless the take care of their base, and their base is not mobile phones or tablets.
    Agree with mcquicker over the shutdown and many other negative posts round here. Doubt if MS will loose market share by the millions as they will simply introduce the OS via the OEM's. The OEM's will get the backlash and put the pressure on MS so doubt if Metro will stay for long. In the meantime, I really hope MS takes note of the many negative comments both here and the media over the Metro UI. If folks want to stick with Metro then fine but MS please also offer the classic look for those that prefer it. All things are personal preference in the PC world. If you like pinning stuff to the taskbar and it works for you then nothing wrong with that. If you prefer not to then that is also fine.

    As far as cloud computing is concerned it's not for me and would I would feel negligent if I stored any confidential files outside of my immediate control with a third party, especially those that concerned clients that I deal with. So guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens. Certainly the feedback on the new look is either positive or negative, doesn't seem to any middle ground here. Just my $0.02 worth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcquicker View Post
    3 different moves to find the shutdown button? That is simply silly. I don't agree sandman. Don't agree at all. MS is going to lose market share by the millions unless the take care of their base, and their base is not mobile phones or tablets.
    Maybe not a solution for all, but use this gadget Desktop gadgets - Microsoft Windows Control system with clock works fine with 8
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    As for "shut down" Windows 8, I use Alt+F4 as allways. Has worked in every windows version I have had.

    What annoys me more is the fact, that the tiles have to be so BIG. You can choose between BIG, BIGGER and REALLY BIG. Many of the tiles shows up in 2 or 3 colors, so nothing expencive art is lost if the tiles could get smaller.
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    Windows 8 x64


    I can't believe the comparisons to Vista and other flops. Those really were dysfunctional operating systems while in reality Windows 8 is humming along light and stable like never before. It's done wonders for my free craptop. In 24 hours I have for the most part come to see eye to eye with Metro and while I'm not swept away, I think it's basically good. Also I'm enjoying what seems to be refined cleartype and other UI enhancements.
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    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Font Type and Size, not dpi


    Quote Originally Posted by sandman View Post
    ... and I can change the font in mine its still there in the Control Panel.
    You can change the dpi.

    Where is this window?
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    Here's the results of searching "Help" for "customize font".
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