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Do i need to download skydrive or the metro one is all i need?

  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by Highlander View Post
    So skydrive is NOT like dropbox? doesn't work like that. I thought it did. I am going to try sdexplorer and see.
    Skydrive "IS" like Dropbox if you install the Windows app. You install it, it creates a folder and anything you put in that folder gets synchornized with your cloud storage. Unlike dropbox, Skydrive does not have 1). deleted file recovery 2). bandwidth throttling. 3). Selective folder sync 4). Linux client.

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  2. #12


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    Speaking of SkyDrive, there's a screenshot of development code for SkyDrive that has a Recycle bin to it.
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  3. #13


    Yes, MS has been saying "coming soon" for awhile now. I'm looking forward to that, for sure.
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    It's been a real eventful Microsoft summer and pretty soon a pretty awesome experience!
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  5. #15


    Yes... honestly I am liking windows 8. I really enjoy the "mobile" features that were really needed. You can receive notifications and shit. All that is left is for laptops to come with GPS + 3G antennas. That would be killer

    I like the notifications and the simplicity of programs that open right away w/o splash screens.

    I like ALL the new mouse gestures. Makes the mouse a lot more useful than before and a lot less clicks for stuff...

    Still can't decide the fact that I don't have a start menu, although I enabled quick launch, all apps are hard to find or I have to use file manager to find them once they have been installed.
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by Highlander View Post
    Yes... honestly I am liking windows 8. I really enjoy the "mobile" features that were really needed. You can receive notifications and shit. All that is left is for laptops to come with GPS + 3G antennas. That would be killer

    I like the notifications and the simplicity of programs that open right away w/o splash screens.

    I like ALL the new mouse gestures. Makes the mouse a lot more useful than before and a lot less clicks for stuff...

    Still can't decide the fact that I don't have a start menu, although I enabled quick launch, all apps are hard to find or I have to use file manager to find them once they have been installed.
    How are the apps difficult to find for you?
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    There's a good tip I just read for SkyDrive. You can put your Desktop's location in SkyDrive if you tend to put files that are a work in progress on it. Also, make a Documents, Pictures, or whatever folder and put that SkyDrive folder into that Documents, Pictures, or whatever Library. That is handy.
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  8. #18


    Hooray, I missed this somehow, but Microsoft updated Skydrive and it's now got a recycle bin to protect against those accidental mistakes.

    Now, just need to get
    1). bandwidth throttle
    2). selective folder sync
    3). ability to upload folders via the webpage.
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