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Do you like the Windows 8 Release Preview?

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  • Yes

    41 42.71%
  • No

    34 35.42%
  • Somewhat

    21 21.88%
  1. #61


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Hello Poppa Bear.

    I guess you are referring to Windows 8.

    If you think so, that's ok.

    I agree that the metro start page is not well thought out.
    Loading the page with a hundred tiles is ridiculous.
    I do not know what they were thinking !!!!!!


    My quote from your posting was referring to the Classic Shell start menu.
    There were so many complaints, that I just added that suggestion.
    Lot's don't like it either.
    Hard to please people ....
    Last edited by mdmd; 05 Jun 2012 at 05:13.

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  2. #62


    Perth West Australia
    Posts : 128
    1st PC: Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail. 2nd PC: Vista Ulimtate 32bit OEM


    The point is, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Win7 has a start menu that is almost universally accepted as the ultimate in efficiency. Everything is at your fingertips in a Start Menu orb the size of a dime ... not spread over 5 to God knows how many pages!

    The results of this poll alone show that Win8, (and in particular Metro & the lack of the traditional Start Menu), has polarized windows users. It's almost an equal split of those for and against. For 40% of the current users to be disenchanted is a massive swing, whether it's in terms of commerce or politics or whatever!

    The sad part is that like myself, many windows devotees would love to buy and install the retail version of W8, but it is simply too inefficient for serious desk top work.

    Furthermore, many feel betrayed by Microsoft's departure from the traditional role of the supporter of desk top users. Which is further exacerbated by their attitude in refusing to provide an option to boot direct to the UI; which is like rubbing our noses in Metro salt every time we boot up; when they could easily provide an alternative.

    Hell no!!! I'd rather use Linux than accept that from a company I've supported ever since I started using a personal comptuer.
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  3. #63


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    getting off topic slightly...

    I understand.
    You like that double pane start menu.
    It was nice.

    There are some folks that always liked the classic old style of menu.
    Like Windows 95, 98, ME, and Vista Classic.

    Hard to please people...
    Unfortunately for some,
    Windows 8 is targeted to the younger generation who are comfortable with touch technology.
    They might offer another version for business (maybe PRO)

    You have made many good points.
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  4. #64


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I don't mind using the Metro Start screen to launch programs. Its no different than clicking an Icon on my desktop except that I may have to press the Windows key to bring it up. it can be a pain if you have a lot of stuff there though as you have to scroll across the screen to get to stuff that's off screen. Most of what I have pinned to it is stuff that would otherwise be Pinned to my Taskbar. If I need to find something that's not there I just click all apps or start typing to open the search function.

    My beef with Metro is that I can only run it on one monitor at a time. That and the fact that snap won't work because my 19 inch monitors aren't wide screen monitors. They are only 1280 pixels wide.
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  5. #65


    Posts : 272
    windows 7


    Every day I am warming to it more, I may even start shopping around for a nice big touch screen monitor for when W8 comes out and have a set up with a mouse, keyboard and touch screen :-)

    My only regret is I sold my windows tablet before in the last quarter of 2011 before I got a chance to test out on W8 :-(
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  6. #66


    Perth West Australia
    Posts : 128
    1st PC: Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail. 2nd PC: Vista Ulimtate 32bit OEM


    Actually it just occurred to me that M$ have given us a choice of the same operating system in two formats.

    There's Windows 8 Tablet cum Touch Phone & Windows 7 Desk Top.
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  7. #67


    Turkiye
    Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8 RP


    I like visual changes and all the others. But i faced more problems according to CP. I can not install ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 driver (BSoD) and some weird issues on Metro Apps. Anyway, i am going to make a clean install and use Power Saving GPU (ATI Radeon HD 4250).
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  8. #68


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I am very impressed with the improvements they've made to Windows 8 in terms of performance, resource usage, and boot times. This thing flies, and is damn near anorexic compared to Vista and 7. It runs in as little as 128MB (Not even XP SP3 was usable in 128MB, though earlier versions of XP were).

    Metro has been a challenge to get used to, and while i'm not a hater.. it is... difficult. I am trying to keep an open mind.

    I love the new Explorer with Ribbon bar. I love the Client Hyper-V. I love Power User menu (Win-X).

    Overall, I'm pretty happy with Windows 8, and I think I can live with Metro and might even grow to like it someday.
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  9. #69


    Posts : 120
    Windows 8.1 + StartIsBack + AeroGlass


    While I appreciate the efforts made under the hood, I just can't stand Metro. It gets in my workflow and in my nerves, so as much as I regret it, I must vote no. Fortunately my system is good enough that I don't notice much of a difference in daily performance so I don't feel like I'm missing out.
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  10. #70


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by poppa bear View Post
    The point is, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Win7 has a start menu that is almost universally accepted as the ultimate in efficiency. Everything is at your fingertips in a Start Menu orb the size of a dime ... not spread over 5 to God knows how many pages!

    The results of this poll alone show that Win8, (and in particular Metro & the lack of the traditional Start Menu), has polarized windows users. It's almost an equal split of those for and against. For 40% of the current users to be disenchanted is a massive swing, whether it's in terms of commerce or politics or whatever!

    The sad part is that like myself, many windows devotees would love to buy and install the retail version of W8, but it is simply too inefficient for serious desk top work.

    Furthermore, many feel betrayed by Microsoft's departure from the traditional role of the supporter of desk top users. Which is further exacerbated by their attitude in refusing to provide an option to boot direct to the UI; which is like rubbing our noses in Metro salt every time we boot up; when they could easily provide an alternative.

    Hell no!!! I'd rather use Linux than accept that from a company I've supported ever since I started using a personal comptuer.
    The start menu looses its efficiency when you have A LOT of programs installed. I for one, had my start menu maxed out so it took a third of the Desktop. After using Windows 8 for about six months and going back to 7, it felt a little more difficult to find something because it was so easy on the Start Screen. I do a lot of Desktopping, and I end up being in the Start Screen for mere seconds when I need to open a program or open a Library. But I do like to troll around in a few apps though....

    But may I ask (I've asked this a few times before), why do you not personally like the metro Start Screen? Is it solely because it doesn't go to the Desktop first?
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