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  1. #201


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


    Quote Originally Posted by phailyoor View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by shadowvlican View Post
    i liked the look of aero, but if taking away transparency and blur lessens the processing load, i'm all for it
    But it doesn't.

    Of course it doesn't (well, it MIGHT, if you were running a 486....).

    That's one of the best pieces of disinformation I've seen re Windows 8.

    It's right up there with 'it's unusable with a mouse'.

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  2. #202


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Windows 7 Aero was my favorite OS from MS (and I've been there since the beginning), but I do like the clean, flat look of things in W8.
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  3. #203


    New York
    Posts : 10
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit


    Another thing that bothers me, besides the lack of transprency, is the lack of shadows.


    Maybe I'm just old but not having a shadow behind a selected window is not very pleasant on the eyes.
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  4. #204


    Posts : 149
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit, Ubuntu 13.04 64-Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by therealjustin View Post
    Another thing that bothers me, besides the lack of transprency, is the lack of shadows.


    Maybe I'm just old but not having a shadow behind a selected window is not very pleasant on the eyes.
    Yeah this bugs me too. It really does make it look like Windows 3.1 ~ XP. The shadow on the window is a really nice touch I don't know why they had to completely eliminate it.
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  5. #205


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


    I have both my laptops in front of me as I type this (on the Win 8 machine).

    One has Win 8 RTM trial, the other runs Win 7 Ultimate SP1 (was running W8 CP).

    AFAIC, there is NO contest, Win 7 is light-years ahead, appearance-wise.

    Win 8 looks like Win 7 running on an unsupported GFX card....:-(
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  6. #206


    Posts : 149
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit, Ubuntu 13.04 64-Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    I have both my laptops in front of me as I type this (on the Win 8 machine).

    One has Win 8 RTM trial, the other runs Win 7 Ultimate SP1 (was running W8 CP).

    AFAIC, there is NO contest, Win 7 is light-years ahead, appearance-wise.

    Win 8 looks like Win 7 running on an unsupported GFX card....:-(
    I totally agree. I have a powerful system, I hate that my option to use a pretty theme like in Windows 7 was stripped for the sole purpose of low power tablets having a boon. Guess what MS, having a checkbox to 'enable transparency/blur/aero theme' would do absolutely nothing to battery life, cpu/gpu cycles, or memory if it's left unchecked. So why not have it for us people who have capable machines and don't want the ugly? ._.
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  7. #207


    I don't know if this is from an update but my main desktop which runs on windows 7 actually has the top menu flattened(the part with File Edit at the top of a window) When you hover over it it's not glossy but a flat background highlight. It's better visually but also in the way some of the things were distributed. Such as the show desktop button because of all the flattening it just looks like a gap in the end of the taskbar.

    They should have went with a compromise the excessive flattening doesn't even look appealing while I like the milddle ground in the zune software (of previous versions) this is not happening with the way they've done it here. I think google did better with the middle road to simplicity. Here it's too much. I don't even look at the close, minimize, maximize icons in the same way. Even those buttons look so blah now. While I love the addition of the touch based tablet operating system, everything on the desktop looks bad visually. They just went way far off in one direction.
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  8. #208


    United States
    Posts : 650
    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS


    How could MS bring aero back?
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  9. #209


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Today, I was discussing this with my friend who has been testing Windows 8 as long as I have. She is the average person who doesn't really care about this so much and so much about technology and whatnot. She had a laptop of a relative that needs work done, and it's running Windows 7 Pro, we were looking at it, and she commented on how weird Windows 7 looks. We were watching the boot screen, and I said how it's been forever since I saw it. She said how weird things look because of the Aero design with the rounded buttons and light effects and the glassiness of it. I was mildly surprised.

    Actually, what surprised me more was when I asked her what she would do if she heard someone say Windows 8 is confusing to use. To my surprise, she would actually call BS on that person and say that they're insane as there isn't anything difficult about it. When I told her that some people have reviewed it as a "cognitive" burden, she responded to that with, "Whhhaaaatttt?!!"

    Just a random side note. And no, I don't really care for Aero. I do care more about a beautifully designed metro UI. A well designed metro UI beats any Aero design hands down. I reference the Zune Software. By the way, I don't know if anyone has noticed, but it seems like some of the major apps that have been coming to Windows 8, the developers just don't seem to be grasping the metro design concept very well. There are some real good ones, but overall, most seem more minimalist than anything. I could become an app designer for the Windows 8!
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  10. #210


    Coke,

    What apps would you consider the best that you have seen so far?
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