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"Automatically go to the Desktop" feature available in Windows 8 RTM!

  1. #11


    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Is that link correct?
    I didn't see anything about going to the desktop.

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8 Release Preview evaluation 8400 x64


    OMG, I hate the desktop. It makes me feel like I am using old technology. When I see it, it feels like its 1995 (windows 95) and I am 17 again. With windows 8, we should have been able to access everything only from Metro. We are forced to use the desktop even in 2012...
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by virus View Post
    OMG, I hate the desktop. It makes me feel like I am using old technology. When I see it, it feels like its 1995 (windows 95) and I am 17 again. With windows 8, we should have been able to access everything only from Metro. We are forced to use the desktop even in 2012...
    Right on, Bro!! Fear not, I have a feeling we will be able to access all from Metro...https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...l-start-2.html
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  4. #14


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    If you only have simple needs, you may be able what you want from a phone gui, like Metro - that's fine, just don't bother going to the main UI.

    For the rest of us, Metro is an annoying skin getting in the way.

    If they done something about that in the rtm , it will be a good thing
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  5. #15


    Posts : 79
    Win8.1 Pro 64bit


    I don't know I only first used win8 on my laptop and now on my main desktop with my dual monitor and I can easily see adapting to metro and taking care of any productivity issues. You can access everything still anyway. Most developers use the keyboard to a great degree so it would only be a matter of setup to get everything the way you would like it like since they would have to do that with any new setup/install anyway. Once out of the way you wouldn't need to reconfigure anything. I'd also imagine 3rd party devices will make for touch or kinect like devices to make using the metro even more fluid.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 38
    Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Is that link correct?
    I didn't see anything about going to the desktop.

    Yes this link is 100% correct!
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  7. #17


    Posts : 207
    Windows 8.1 update 1 Pro X64 with WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by icet View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Is that link correct?
    I didn't see anything about going to the desktop.

    Yes this link is 100% correct!
    they changed the page and removed the boot to desktop thing that was there completely
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  8. #18


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    That would explain it.
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  9. #19


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    Windows 8 pro Retail


    It makes sense that Microsoft would give you the ability to go to the desktop, otherwise Windows 7 would be the next Windows XP. Meaning that people will not upgrade from having the desktop, start button, and menu with all options. When I showed the Windows RP O/S (default configuration) at a local Walmart's computer department, the overall consensus was
    I don't like this.
    Walmart is one of the biggest distributors of computer products currently in North America in the mass market type retailers.
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  10. #20


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


    Yes , I am not surprised.

    A very significant number will not like it.


    To prevent a complete rout, MS need to pull the stops out - one way is to charge such a low price , folk will buy it just because it is a bargain.


    Another way is to do something so people don't have to put up with all that metro weirdness on a non tablet.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    It makes sense that Microsoft would give you the ability to go to the desktop, otherwise Windows 7 would be the next Windows XP. Meaning that people will not upgrade from having the desktop, start button, and menu with all options. When I showed the Windows RP O/S (default configuration) at a local Walmart's computer department, the overall consensus was
    I don't like this.
    Walmart is one of the biggest distributors of computer products currently in North America in the mass market type retailers.
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