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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaisekraft View Post
    .To be honest I would LOVE if Ubuntu or some other distro could replace Windows. Who knows, with the way mobile development is going and Ubuntu for Android, maybe it will some day.
    Until peoples have to jungle with the terminal to install some applications it will not happen, if peoples have hard time to learn Windows 8, they will not get around the "sudo- "

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  2. #72


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    This already looks worrying. Every single comment in the 'Comments Section' is negative. Redmond has a problem by the looks of things.
    https://www.pcworld.com/businesscent...h_a_mouse.html

    Metro breakdown! Windows 8 UI is little gain for lots of pain ? The Register
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    if you use it with 2or 3 monitors, it's very productive

    first pic, I have all my programs at the tips of my mouse



    second pic , the new mail is amazing, it's easy to read, no need to open an email. I can work and I can read my email at same time

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  4. #74


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    Quote Originally Posted by HPDeskjet View Post
    This already looks worrying. Every single comment in the 'Comments Section' is negative. Redmond has a problem by the looks of things.
    https://www.pcworld.com/businesscent...h_a_mouse.html

    Metro breakdown! Windows 8 UI is little gain for lots of pain ? The Register
    Like the top recommended comment on that site says, I just don't get why people are having so much trouble. I've always launched stuff by clicking their pinned taskbar icon or desktop icon, and hitting windows key + typing the program name and hitting enter for less frequently used programs. The Metro UI hasn't changed a thing for me. I am a big multi tasker and I don't feel hindered.

    I don't think I'll ever understand why people dislike not being able to see the desktop while launching a new program, or why they're constantly launching programs from their start menu anyways.
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  5. #75


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaisekraft View Post
    I don't think I'll ever understand why people dislike not being able to see the desktop while launching a new program, or why they're constantly launching programs from their start menu anyways.
    I tell you what, its called personal preference. I am thinking the vice versa of this sentimant you just posted but I must admit to myself that everyone has his own taste and I won't insist that my taste or preference should be the same for all. We just like doing things "differently" but those who did not like the new change will have different reasons at some point too.

    The loss of the Start button was a huge blow to those of us who loved it. Being on the side who dislike this new design, I am not totally against it but I and many others are hoping that M$ is seing this and listening so that they could make something more favorable to most of us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertex View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Spaisekraft View Post
    I don't think I'll ever understand why people dislike not being able to see the desktop while launching a new program, or why they're constantly launching programs from their start menu anyways.
    I tell you what, its called personal preference. I am thinking the vice versa of this sentimant you just posted but I must admit to myself that everyone has his own taste and I won't insist that my taste or preference should be the same for all. We just like doing things "differently" but those who did not like the new change will have different reasons at some point too.

    The loss of the Start button was a huge blow to those of us who loved it. Being on the side who dislike this new design, I am not totally against it but I and many others are hoping that M$ is seing this and listening so that they could make something more favorable to most of us.
    Yeah I do understand that much lol. I hope that Microsoft includes a way for people to use only the old W7 UI start button and all, because beyond the UI W8 is a really good OS. Lower resource use than W7, better 64 bit support (so I've read), the whole thing is just snappier. So I really hope everyone will be able to experience it with their preferred UI.
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  7. #77


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    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
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    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9


    Quote Originally Posted by Spaisekraft View Post
    Yeah I do understand that much lol. I hope that Microsoft includes a way for people to use only the old W7 UI start button and all, because beyond the UI W8 is a really good OS. Lower resource use than W7, better 64 bit support (so I've read), the whole thing is just snappier. So I really hope everyone will be able to experience it with their preferred UI.
    I hope they work on that System Reset and System Refresh thing that makes your system fresh again but they must make those possible without the need of inserting the installation media or whatever. I do hope, that they make things that automatically "tidies" up your computer from the inside so it stays in good shape without having you to reinstall it. The need for maintenance and reinstalls are Windows' weakness compared to Macs and Linux that need less maintenance.
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    Hi there
    What an absolute lot of BOVINE SCATOLOGY is referred to in this thread at various points --usually from journalists who have an axe to grind or that STUPID Gartners organisation which has about as much credibility as a Major Banking institution these days saying they really feel for the small individual customer. !!!

    After only 10 Mins I LOVE this edition already and am far more at home with it than almost any previous release of Windows

    Of course you need to remove a load of the rubbish stuff from the standard metro apps - just right mouse click and choose remove from Start.

    To get a SHORTCUT on to the desktop just choose from the apps OPEN File location -- this will then bring you to the desktop where you can with a right mouse click create a desktop short cut.

    navigation is easy from any of the 4 corners of the screen (just think of "The 4 Horsemen of The Apocolypse")

    If you want to get quickly back to the desktop from the metro page just hover your mouse to the LEFT HAND bottom of the screen.


    To add missing apps to the start screen -- I want the control panel for example -- just search the app in Search, right mouse click and chose add to start.

    Can't see what all the fuss is about -- and I am almost old enough to be some peoples Grandad.

    I think this will be the best yet (Or as the Brits say "The Dogs Bol---s").

    After just 2 hours of using it I'm regarding my W7 system as a piece of outdated Dinosaur technology already !!!!!.


    To Burguyne : It's easy

    Just Right mouse click on the metro app you want and then choose open file location -- from here you'll be taken to the desktop and folder with the program

    You can then send this to your desktop as a short cut in the normal way etc. Enlarge the image to make it clearer.

    Screenshot enc

    cheers
    jimbo
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