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  1. #21


    Win8RP is just gorgeous. I have Win7 64 bit also installed, I go back and forth and old Win7 is really looking prehistoric now compared to the Win8 series. I really hope Microsoft doesn't drop Aero after RP, some of us like the eye candy, it makes our work a little more pleasant. Personally, I love the glass effects. I might keep RP until it expires if they make the final retail version all 2D and flat with no Aero.

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  2. #22


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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by J4rrod View Post
    ....... I had a thought: why do I have to use the Desktop?


    Give that a try. Do not even go into the Desktop. ......
    is this a joke ?
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  3. #23


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    It is from somebody who doesn't need to do anything complex on their pc.

    The metro ui is not for that.

    That is the reason win8 is a hybrid.

    MS are aware of the extreme limitations of Metro UI, even though a few posters are not.

    Unfortunately, MS have decided to offer their Frankenstein hybrid not just to tablet users - but to everyone.

    They don't have anything aimed at the hundreds of millions of their customers who want a full main ui, not Metro plus a stripped down desktop.
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  4. #24


    One of the reasons why desktop sales are declining is that they last longer.
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  5. #25


    UK
    Posts : 28
    7 Ultimate with a little bit of 8


    Obviously massive limitations but it works

    The family seem to like it while i dont really use it too busy doing "proper computer stuff" ;-)
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  6. #26


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
    One of the reasons why desktop sales are declining is that they last longer.
    That's a good point. In addition most people who do simple straight forward things are happy with the OS they have as long as it does not give them any trouble.

    Last year we were on vacation in France renting from a host family. They had a Win 2000 system available for our use. My wife who does mostely AOL mail and visits her crafting buddies blogs did not even notice the difference. She normally runs on Vista and Windows7 systems, but for her type of work it could be just any system that operates properly.

    And those are the kind of users that can care less about all this new stuff. There is absolutely no incentive for them to spend money on a new OS. I have a brand new (still in the wrappers) Windows7 system on my desk that I wanted to install on one of her Vista laptops because the laptop has a SSD and I wanted the Trim. But she did not let me. Her argument was simple - the thing works, why change.
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  7. #27


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


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Last year we were on vacation .... Her argument was simple - the thing works, why change.
    And that says it all! If it ain't broke, don't fix it! ... unless you can improve it! Which hasn't happened in Metro!

    Win7 Start Menu, which has peaked in functionality, is universally acclaimed as the most efficient way to access data. The Start Menu Orb is the size of a dime and has EVERYTHING at your fingertip .... with as many programs open as you like. It even over-rode Microsoft updates being actively installed on XP via IE6 to allow programs to run on the UI, such as My Computer, etc.

    As I said in another post, M$ actually has given us the choice of the same operating system in two formats!

    Windows 7 Desktop, and ...

    Windows 8 Tablet cum Touch Phone!
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  8. #28


    Hafnarfjörđur IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
    One of the reasons why desktop sales are declining is that they last longer.
    C'mon guy
    once a market matures of course sales decline.
    But do you REALLY think the number of people who use a "Workstation" type of PC --this includes laptops BTW is actually diminishing.

    How many people who use the "dreaded Ipad" don't have a computer as well (whether an Apple or PC is irrelevant to this discussion).

    "Case closed m'lud -- Next case please."

    cheers
    jimbo
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  9. #29


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by poppa bear View Post
    And that says it all! If it ain't broke, don't fix it! ... unless you can improve it! Which hasn't happened in Metro!
    Here's the thing. What you don't realize is that Metro has a specific purpose. With Windows 8, Microsoft will be releasing the first major non-x86 version of windows in many many years. The ARM tablets will run Windows 8, but will not be able to run any legacy apps. Metro apps run in a virtual machine, and can be run on any processor architecture without modification.

    This is just the first step on a road MS is trying to go on towards processor neutral architectures.
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    Hafnarfjörđur IS
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    Hi there
    This type of architecture has been around for Donkeys Years. -- Have you ever worked on a SAP system -- the ABAP main language is a sort of "Meta" language which can run on pretty well any architecture you need it to run on. The ABAP coders etc do their stuff and this code will have no problem in running on whatever backend computer system the SAP system runs from.

    If MS wants to go down a similar route "Good for them " but it's not always so simple -- I've seen some of these SAP bozos getting paid as much as 1200 EUR a day -- a bit beyond what a home computer user would pony up to MS to fix a problem. !!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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