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  1. #41


    Oklahoma
    Posts : 16
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit


    But that leads into my kind of key question and maybe should have asked right off...does one click to get to the desktop make that big a difference in anyone's productivity?

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  2. #42


    Posts : 219
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Ace38 View Post
    But that leads into my kind of key question and maybe should have asked right off...does one click to get to the desktop make that big a difference in anyone's productivity?
    I think it does, especially when you watch those videos of new users who cannot even figure out how to accomplish that much. For the rest of us, it is just a steady nuisance, and most users don't want to put up with a steady nuisance in their computer environment for very long. Believe it or not, I like the concept of the start screen, I just think it is poorly implemented. I am one who always appreciates having more ways to do things rather than less, and I don't think I am alone in this. I used Win 8 as my primary OS for about 5 days, and even though I really wanted to like it, I just could not embrace it. Time will tell how this pans out, but I am predicting failure..
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  3. #43


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


    It's not about one click to get to the desktop.

    It is about the o/s being aimed at tablet users - designed to lure them into the MS clouds.

    It gets in the way of anything productive.

    The full screen start menu opening up is the last thing you want when you are doing something constructive.

    That involves multi tasking - multiple windows open - several progarms running at the same time - using files from across several drives - all at the same time.

    Win8 is simply not made for that.

    It wouldn't matter if they had a different o/s to offer the serious users ( Apple have a very different o/s on their toys than they do on their proper machines ).
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  4. #44


    Oklahoma
    Posts : 16
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit


    And yet, I'm having no issues multitasking. Oh well, guess it goes to show you cant please all of the people all of the time. You're more than welcome to continue hating it, me? I'll move on liking it.
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  5. #45


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Depends what kind of multitasking you do.

    I just looked at my previous post again - no mention of hate or anything of the sort
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  6. #46


    Oklahoma
    Posts : 16
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit


    I just looked at my previous post again - no mention of hate or anything of the sort[/QUOTE]

    I was referring to metro specifically, not the OS as a whole, and perhaps dislike was a better word.
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  7. #47


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


    I might like it on a tablet - that is what it is for .
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  8. #48


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I might like it on a tablet - that is what it is for .
    Yes... Tablet UI on a tablet (or phone). Desktop UI on a Desktop. Seems simple enough.
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  9. #49


    Quote Originally Posted by Tully View Post
    I agree!

    Just use it as is, or dump it!

    This 3rd party stuff is just a put-off!

    I am getting more out of it every day!

    Don't try to change the spots on the Leopard!

    Tully
    LOL, Tully! It's like buying a Rembrandt or a van Gogh and spray painting inner-city graffiti all over it!

    As a young father I caught myself trying to convince my children that my way was the best, just as my father did with my siblings and me. Anyone could see that my children and I got frustrated. I decided thereafter to show them once, maybe twice, how to do certain chores or on homework help. Then allowed them to do things their way. I made sure they got the chores or homework finished, but what usually happens, like with all humans, we suffer pain by mistakes or loss of valuable time, so we end up doing it a different way. They don't do things exactly my way, but close. I learned from them as well. They are all quite happy, independent individuals for the most part. Made me happier too.
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  10. #50


    Posts : 219
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    I just think they could have made the start screen much more useful and customizable then they did. Show the current running programs along the top or bottom. Customize look, feel, size of icons and background. The start button should just be there, period, even if it's only function is to bring you to start screen. Small things like this could actually probably win me over. As it is, I could only see it as a nuisance..
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