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  1. #21


    I like it, but I have a four word message - Choice of user interface..........

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  2. #22


    India
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux Mint 14


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    I like it, but I have a four word message - Choice of user interface..........
    My experience has been very nice so far though. I mean this os is still not a finished product and its still a solid one. This os really makes proper utilisation of resources, boots up amazingly fast, shuts down quickly, far faster search results, even shows search predictions like search engines.
    And Windows Store, according to me atleast, is something which will be something revolutionary for windows operating systems so far.
    I agree from business point of view that microsoft may not find enough users willing to upgrade to W8 but as far as I am concerned, there are just more reasons to upgrade than not. I like the total concept and I am sure that many others are like me too !!
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  3. #23


    Sydney, AU
    Posts : 27
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    You can do that with rainmeter on Windows 7 or is that what you did?
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  4. #24


    Posts : 51
    Windows 8 pre-release


    You, as always, do have a choice of user interface. Try using Windows classic shell. It gives you a Windows-98 style start menu desktop and defaults to the desktop everytime you boot Windows 8. It essentially disables Metro until you choose to uninstall Classic Shell in the control panel. I really like the Win98 start menu and think many people should think about trying it.
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  5. #25


    Sydney, AU
    Posts : 27
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    If Windows keep the Windows 95 interface but just updated compatibilities it would be heaps good.
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  6. #26


    Posts : 51
    Windows 8 pre-release


    I think there is a little anxiety about the Metro UI and, (Who knows?), maybe people will be swearing by Metro in the future and developing custom applications that make it fun and interesting. I seem to remember the great anxiety over the Win95 interface because it was replacing the good old, reliable DOS 3.0/6.0 command line. As you correctly point out, a return to the old style Windows menu would be comforting and would, I think, contribute to a great deal of productive usage. I do wish that Metro was customizable: maybe different colors and different style buttons
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  7. #27


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    ... And better layout options, and resizable and metro apps that were resizable (Photoshop may need 100% of a 1920x1280 display but does metro sudoku need that? Or even 1/10th that?!? (No, the current snapping in metro is WAY under performing, even when you find an app that supports it)) And a better way of browsing large application lists rather than making you type in file names or search though an enormous grid of tiles that all look exactly the same.

    Etc. Etc.

    I suppose that SOME day Metro on the desktop could grow into something that is really usable, but that may take 10 years from now. This 0.1 version is a barely functional starting point...
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  8. #28


    I'm enjoying the Metro look and feel. Since it is in 1st place of order, the desktop/start menu called the Metro Start Screen implantation will eventually push out the legacy desktop as it did with the Start Button and Start Menu. I say good bye and long riddance!

    For the sake of not writing a long post, refer here on my thoughts: https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...l-start-2.html
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  9. #29


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    The legacy desktop will /never/ be pushed out unless metro itself becomes a lot more desktop like.

    Either that or anyone that does anything significant with their machine will move to Mac or Linux or some other "real" desktop machine.

    That is a FACT.

    It's fine if you think you can live entirely in a metro world (as it exists today) but it is crazy to think that you can just get rid of the desktop across the board. It's NOT going to happen. At least not from the universe. If Microsoft wants to become the Toy OS Company producing micky mouse UIs on electronic gadgets exclusively and completely abandon the entire production and professional sector then sure, they may do that, but it'll be the last straw for them...
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  10. #30


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    I'm enjoying the Metro look and feel. Since it is in 1st place of order, the desktop/start menu called the Metro Start Screen implantation will eventually push out the legacy desktop as it did with the Start Button and Start Menu. I say good bye and long riddance!

    For the sake of not writing a long post, refer here on my thoughts: https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...l-start-2.html
    The word "logic" hardly applies in that title.

    It is quite extraordinary that some folk cannot grasp the fact not everyone uses their machine the same way, or for the same things.
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