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Is anyone on here happy with windows 8?

  1. #211


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post

    Yes they are Vince, I have RIGHT now a MS Black clothed SS agent with a Mark 7 m60 machine gun trained on me at THIS very moment!
    Hummmm a Mark 7 is a US navy 16" battleship gun and a M60 is a US machine gun , a SS will have a German Walther P38 or a Mauser or a Luger for revolvers or a MP38/40 for submachine guns
    GREAT!! Just my luck I would try to be funny with military weapons to someone that KNOWS about them.
    *mutter*

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  2. #212


    Yes and the more I use it the better.
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  3. #213


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
    I switch happily between Metro and the desktop. If you don't like Metro, you can use desktop only. And you can use Metro only. MS isn't forcing anybody to do anything.
    Yes they are Vince, I have RIGHT now a MS Black clothed SS agent with a Mark 7 m60 machine gun trained on me at THIS very moment!
    The problem here, Mike, is that what you're saying is more intelligent than what some other people are saying. A traditional strength of Windows is that there is often more than one way to do something. You can use Metro, or desktop, or both. Or you can buy an Etch-a-Sketch and do neither.
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  4. #214


    I like the speed but that's about it. Hate pretty much everything else. It's pretty annoying hovering over the left corner to get a hidden badly done menu. Most of the apps just keep crashing and are useless. It's harder to get to the control panel and other stuff I usually go for. It just feels inconvenient. But if they can make it run even smoother I would appreciate it but even then they need to work out all the wack stuff first.

    After using it more and more I don't see it working on a tablet environment especially if you have to load up the desktop it's going to be clunky and take a long time to open. Maybe if they disable the desktop or have it load faster and not have to go through the whole bios stuff. I don't know.

    I would say this product still needs more work although I heard they won't be changing much.
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  5. #215


    Posts : 1,851
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    I think it was this thread we were discussing Linux and variants.

    I actually was able to set up sharing on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Both sharing from and to works very well, no problems at all. (I don't know how to keep shares mapped on Ubuntu after a reboot, but I didn't research it yet at all either.)

    Seems it really does work like Windows. The only thing is that when you go to share a folder from there, it asks to install samba and you have to let it then log off/on. And to map a remote drive on there, it is much like Windows. At top of "Home" you go to one of the menu dropdowns and the option is there. You can map all sorts of types and Windows Shares is one of them.

    For some reason, it wouldn't let me access my Windows 8 but my Windows 7 was being shared well. It wouldn't accept my password when my spec machine was on 8. I didn't really do anything specific but just kept trying day after day, here or there and it all just works well everywhere now....Windows 8, Windows 7 and Ubuntu all nice any combo, any time.
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  6. #216


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    It's harder to get to the control panel and other stuff I usually go for.
    That's an easy one. You can make a tile for all your stuff. I made myself a group of tiles for many of the system functions I frequently use. Where the last one (System Programs) is a folder with a bunch of others (shortcuts) that I use less frequently.

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  7. #217


    Posts : 93
    W2K8S R2 STD, W7 ULTIMATE X64


    Hi,

    By far the easiest way to reach Control Panel etc. is from the desktop. Put the mouse pointer in the left hand corner (where the startmenu used to be, remember?) and wait for the startscreen to appear. When it does, right click et voila a list appears for you to choose from.

    One of the silly ones is when you want to bring up Administrative Tools. Type the name in the startscreen and pick it from the right hand panel (can't quite remember what it's called, I'm typing from a W2K8S server) and it opens an Explorer view of all the shortcuts that make up the set of tools you'd normally see present in the management console. O dear!

    Granted, this is a desktop OS (sort of and of some sorts) and no, these tools are not meant for every Joe but most people are still going to need those tools occasionally if only to configure their machine.
    I always thought they should have written a .cpl file so it could be added to the control panel but no, you get an explorer view instead....

    I'm not in favour of putting everything system related on the startscreen either. First of all, it's extra work and secondly the thing will end up plastered with tiles stemming from other software in a hurry anyhow.
    Numerous tiles you'll be presented with in an all at once style view which is so unpleasantly overwhelming. Don't like that at all.


    Anyways, glad to hear someone has Ubuntu up and running. I've downloaded the Pinguy (or whatever it's called) version so I think I'll give it a shot as soon as I have a spare drive.


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  8. #218


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Put Ubuntu into Virtual Box. It is a lot easier and works perfectly. I run it like that since several years.
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  9. #219


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Put Ubuntu into Virtual Box. It is a lot easier and works perfectly. I run it like that since several years.
    Have you even at least try Pinguy before say something like this ? Pinguy is a lot more easy to use then Ubuntu. Actually it's an ubuntu, so why Ubuntu will work better or it will be more easier ?, actually it's quite the opposite; they just configure Ubuntu to be more friendly and also all the common apps are already installed, like as exemple Flash, with ubuntu you have to install it, with Pinguy it's already there.
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  10. #220


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Put Ubuntu into Virtual Box. It is a lot easier and works perfectly. I run it like that since several years.
    Have you even at least try Pinguy before say something like this ? Pinguy is a lot more easy to use then Ubuntu. Actually it's an ubuntu, so why Ubuntu will work better or it will be more easier ?, actually it's quite the opposite; they just configure Ubuntu to be more friendly and also all the common apps are already installed, like as exemple Flash, with ubuntu you have to install it, with Pinguy it's already there.
    What is your point. None of what you say would be different in Virtual Box. The only difference is that you do not have to wrestle with the Grub on your system.

    And no Linux distro could be easier for me than Ubuntu because that I have used since several years.
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