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  1. #11


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Is it?

    Now I am interested.

    Boot.wim image 2.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 248
    Windows 8 RTM (Retinas taking damage...)


    Yes. It's not just aero glass themed, the background is this horrible solid shade of blue-purple. At least it was over in < 10 minutes so I could stop looking at it.
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  3. #13


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I have had a look at it.

    I got a few things working in there - disk management and a few others.

    Looks like it is going to be very difficult, if not impossible, to get full blown explorer interface and all the functions you can have in win7 PE.

    MS desperate attempts to emasculate the desktop are extrememly counter productive.

    I fear it is looking more and more like MS is going to take a bath with this thing.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 86
    Windows 8.1 Pro & OS X Mavericks


    I'm very disappointed at Microsoft. I just don't get why they don't take the time and make Windows 8 look great, especially on the desktop side. There has been Windows 8 concepts that look really good all over the Internet, that merges "Metro" style or whatever they want to call it onto the desktop. My guess is that Microsoft is holding that concept until Windows 9 comes out. Just like Windows Vista, Windows 8 is technically a "Beta" and Windows 9 will be the finished product.
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  5. #15


    Norway
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Windows 8 Enterprise N x64


    Quote Originally Posted by phailyoor View Post
    Here it is. I'm also trying to make gadgets work.
    What's up with people sticking to thos long thing on the taskbar? Windows 7 has been out for over 3 years (Counting from Beta) and you still use that old cluttery shit? D:

    EDIT: Quoting images apperantly doesn't work >.>
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  6. #16


    Posts : 248
    Windows 8 RTM (Retinas taking damage...)


    Quote Originally Posted by aerandir92 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by phailyoor View Post
    Here it is. I'm also trying to make gadgets work.
    What's up with people sticking to thos long thing on the taskbar? Windows 7 has been out for over 3 years (Counting from Beta) and you still use that old cluttery shit? D:

    EDIT: Quoting images apperantly doesn't work >.>
    Um... Seeing the text makes it easier to tell which windows I want to open. It's faster and easier.
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  7. #17


    but it is an option to have Win7 style taskbar buttons, yes?
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  8. #18


    Posts : 146
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by phailyoor View Post
    Here it is. I'm also trying to make gadgets work.
    I had a few problems with gadgets on the RP until I installed .NET 3.5 (including 3.0 and 2.0). Then they all worked.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 116
    xp , 7Pro, 8RP, Android phone, Tablet


    Here is mine partially complete, showing left hand screen only. 2x 24in monitors.
    Ignore the wei scores the rtm being installed on an incomplete new system build.
    I want to ensure I can make it do what I want to rather than what MS wants me to do before shelling out for the upgrade.
    I got my fingers burnt with ME and Vista both of which lasted under a week.

    Although showing the taskbar in the screen capture it is normally hidden but classic shell is installed in case I want to dive way down into the installed programs.
    On the left is object dock - computer - network - control panel - tool programs folder (winrar etc.)- firefox - winamp - videolan - games folder shortcuts (including Win7 reinstalled games) - PSP - Live TV - most used program shortcuts (office etc.) - mailwasher - IIS for my server - My docs - notepad - bin.
    On the right -sysmetrix (down to winamp control)
    4 of my own gadgets at the bottom - volume - temps- server control - alarm with shutdown, restart buttons.
    No need to use "metro" after about half a second this is what gets displayed.
    Click image for larger version
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  10. #20


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

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    Quote Originally Posted by phailyoor View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aerandir92 View Post
    What's up with people sticking to thos long thing on the taskbar? Windows 7 has been out for over 3 years (Counting from Beta) and you still use that old cluttery shit? D:
    Um... Seeing the text makes it easier to tell which windows I want to open. It's faster and easier.


    I hate that useless "Always combine, hide labels" default setting.
    When you can see the name, you can click directly on the program you want to use.
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