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Windows 8 - Why?

  1. #11


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    On the Desktops, the Metro UI is a small kid in comparison with his mom/dad: the Win XP or 7 desktop UI.
    Eventually kids grow old BUT in the meantime they still need to learn some stuff from their parents.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Windows 8 - Why?

    I have spent a ton of dough on fancy doodles,
    window fringes, and start menu super chargers

    With 8, all that stuff can be eliminated.
    I know you are being humorous,
    but my view is that the metro shell is not
    competing with the desktop.

    The metro start screen is a Launchpad.
    .... and the other parts of the shell
    are more ways to get things done.

    My view is that it is not productive
    to try and hack explorer to pause the metro.

    The desktop is a workplace.
    I think the Launchpad works well with the desktop.

    Why 8,
    I would buy it because I like the new Launchpad.
    I would buy it because it has no orb menu.

    I prefer this:

    Click image for larger version

    to this:

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by mdmd; 20 Jun 2012 at 19:41.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    I'm quite happy with this.......

    It works for ME, and, to me, that's what matters.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Win 8 64-bit CP on Acer As8951G.jpg  
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  4. #14


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    I like that!
    That is what is great about Windows!
    People can do almost anything they want.

    ... there are so many people from different countries on this forum,
    It's incredible you are from Australia,
    I am from the US, another is from India, the Netherlands, Belgium, England ...

    I am totally in favor of mega customizations and individual preference.

    Almost looks like the Dr. Who box!
    A street in London?
    Last edited by mdmd; 20 Jun 2012 at 21:27.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    I was responding to Why Windows 8 ?

    ... and the endless bashing of the new Launchpad (as I call it)
    Anyway, I am a little like (Monk) the neat freak ...
    Monk is a detective, Do they show Monk in Australia?

    People have compared the metro to the desktop as if they are clashing.
    I think they should work together as designed.
    That is why I say windows 8 is OK.

    If someone wants to pause or disable or remove the metro,
    that is their priviledge.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Not sure where the pic was taken, mdmd, but yes, I did have the same 'Doctor Who' moment when I first saw it.

    And yes, we do seem to have quite an international community here. I think it's great.
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  7. #17


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    As long as the system is customizable, Metro can stay. I don't use many apps but the startscreen is useful. I like the way Win8 works, and some of you don't realize it's a bit better than Win7 no matter the look. For instance look at the compatibility for older progs: it works better, also you have an event tab for drivers so the tech guys can troubleshoot and switch between versions easily.
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  8. #18


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    What I have not found is where Windows 8 improves my computing life to the point where I would be willing to plunk down $100 + for the release version.

    Absolutely agree. Where is the beef.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 454
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    What I have not found is where Windows 8 improves my computing life to the point where I would be willing to plunk down $100 + for the release version.

    I think it's a good bet that no one is going to buy it as an upgrade. I think the real question is, how many looking at new PCs and laptops will look elsewhere if Windows HE is the only option? I think the answer is "a lot".
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  10. #20


    Lol:

    I remember when my dad brought home Windows 95 to replace 3.1. I was so hostile to the start menu that I spent my first productive half hour in Windows 95 adjusting the marquee screen saver to read "Boycott Windows 95." For some reason my dad never changed it after that so the living room computer said "Boycott Windows 95" until it got replaced.

    It's been the same thing in one way or another for every new version of windows.
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