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Everything Sucks. Let's Talk About What Does Not.

  1. #1


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8 Enterprise

    Everything Sucks. Let's Talk About What Does Not.


    -Awesome Metro start screen. Provided Micosoft add support for traditional Context Menus it will be fit for desktop use.
    -Cool, small, free, apps. There is potential here. We just want everything too early, that's why we are early adopters.
    -Clean, usable PC Settings section. Provided Microsoft move the rest of the stuff there, it will be quite awesome.
    -Clean, small and fast desktop theme. Works great under Remote Desktop. Now, if we could only have Aero as an option for local sessions and the light theme for RDC sessions or as a fallback theme when Aero needs to be off.
    -Real kernel. Finally.
    -Fast boot up that will stay fast. That's a big pro for me.
    -Management of startup items. Finally.
    -Improved Task Manager. Was about time.
    -Standards for app quality and performance, even for the desktop. Hurts, but had to be done.
    -Improved security. Almost great, if it wasn't for the fact 99% of it is dedicated to DRM instead of user protection.
    -Improved RDC experience. I am literally jumping for joy, this thing flies under RDC and I use RDC all the time.

    Basically, Windows 8 is very short of being a total success, if it wasn't for so much driver and software incompatibilities, and this forced Tablet-Desktop experience and split-personality, which is unforgivable, provided the fixes for this can be delivered with a simple Windows Update very fast if Microsoft decide to do so.

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    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    -Better compatibility mode, for older programs to work properly and even 16bit color checkbox (16 bit color resolutions were removed from the graphics list => who uses those nowadays anyway)
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    A more modern, better looking post-Aero Desktop for me.

    I was surprised when I tested an early leak of the RTM and looking through the Desktop, literally no significant changes other than no window transparency. I mean, at least make the old iconography from vista look more metro styled!


    There was huge potential and many mockups of a metro styled Desktop, but that wasn't pursued. Maybe in the long run, this won't be too huge of a deal as Microsoft is focusing lots on WinRT, by which time I will still critique them if they don't make a nicely designed metro styled File Explorer.

    Another sucky for me is the lack of uber Start Screen customizing. Don't get me wrong, it's awesome, but if I don't get my black background and red tiles... But this sounds like something that will most likely and definitely be resolved with Windows 9.
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  4. #4


    MSE included
    i love the new sounds
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  5. #5


    Posts : 25
    Dual: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 (default) & Win8Enterprise 64


    .....sorry i cannot think of anything that does not sucks. IT IS THE BIGGEST EVER MISTAKE MADE BY MSC.
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  6. #6


    -> -> -> Touch is dynamic! <- <- <-
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  7. #7


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Faster, in general.
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  8. #8


    Built in ability to mount iso files.
    Far better dual monitor support.

    Built in hyper-v (as long as you have slat processor)

    Storage spaces. Great for those who store a lot of data and in event of system failure, you can read a storage space set on another win8 box without any effort at all (unlike moving mobo raid sets).

    When coupled with a live account, settings and configs can be shared across multiple win 8 boxes..including browser bookmarks.

    Ability to read continuously availability flag when used with a server2012 continously available clustered file share. So, in event cluster fails, the client doesn't lose smb connection, it just pauses and continues.

    Smb3 improvements for file sharing.

    Much improved powershell editor and powershell command creation utility..it now comes with intellisense (and these powershell changes ARE available in a download to windows 7.

    So, there are a few technical reasons that are positives for windows 8.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    What doesn't suck AT ALL is Internet Explorer 10 immersive or Desktop. Apparently, it's about 8 percent faster than chrome, but then again, chrome will be outdoing IE again in like three months.

    Desktop IE has built in Flash, one less software to install. And it's faster and more secure, and FINALLY has built in spell check. Whoever decided to not have that already built in into IE....geez!

    Immersive IE is immersive. It has Flash support, but to an extent. It also is more secure as addons are disabled.

    Another thing that does not suck is SmartScreen in IE and Windows, overall everything is stupidly secure.
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  10. #10


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    What doesn't suck AT ALL is Internet Explorer 10 immersive or Desktop. Apparently, it's about 8 percent faster than chrome, but then again, chrome will be outdoing IE again in like three months. Desktop IE has built in Flash, one less software to install. And it's faster and more secure, and FINALLY has built in spell check. Whoever decided to not have that already built in into IE....geez! Immersive IE is immersive. It has Flash support, but to an extent. It also is more secure as addons are disabled. Another thing that does not suck is SmartScreen in IE and Windows, overall everything is stupidly secure.
    IE sucks. It's better than it used to be, but it still sucks. Also, flash through win update sucks because updates are slower than getting them directly from adobe. Remember how long that last flash update took? Also, smartscreen sucks. It just does. Phoning home about EVERYTHING you download? Nag screen for all non-MS approved software? Not something I want.
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