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I really hate the polygonal fish, what's the alternative?

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    They're beta fish? To me, they're wuss fish!
    lmao!

    Apparently, I spelled it incorrectly and it is "betta"....but some species are known to be tough sonsa ____.

    "In the wild, bettas spar for only a few minutes or so before one fish backs off. Bred specifically for fighting, domesticated betta matches can go on for much longer, with winners determined by a willingness to continue fighting. Once one fish retreats, the match is over. Large amounts of money are wagered during these fights, with potential losses as great as a person's home."

    "The aggression of this fish has been studied by ethologists and comparative psychologists. Siamese fighting fish will even respond aggressively to their own reflections in a mirror"

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siamese_fighting_fish

    lmao MS.

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  2. #12


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    Poor polygonal fish. It is going to be clicked a trillion times by millions of people lost in their first hours of use not knowing where the menus are.
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    That Beta fish looks suspiciously like an Alpha (as in computer code development) fish...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmint View Post
    Poor polygonal fish. It is going to be clicked a trillion times by millions of people lost in their first hours of use not knowing where the menus are.
    I'm thinking that MS will need to create a first use tutorial.

    That, or put buttons in the hot corners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddie AppsHer View Post

    That, or put buttons in the hot corners.
    Best suggestion of the day.
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    Wouldn't work thought, because they'd cover things in fullscreen programmes. For example, Firefox has a button in the top left, which would be covered.
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  7. #17


    Hmm - I wonder what will happen in the final release if you click on the fish??? Anything? Maybe a tutorial!!
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  8. #18


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    Doubt it. It's just a wallpaper.
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    It was a real fish image before, I believe...
    Hi there
    Alternative : Windows 7 or Windows XP (or even Linux !!).

    I'm sure this will evemtally be customisable as it's only the splash screen.

    I prefer Fish as in Fish 'n Chips. ( or Chish'n Fips)

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  10. #20


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    they are no such thing as a beta fish it's a ... betta fish, betta splenden, Siamese fighting fish, it come from the local Malay language "bettah" I don't know who MS consults, it's look more like a Fantail carassus auratus ( golden fish ) if it was from the bubble, I will thing it's a golden fish
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