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I don't want another cell phone for my PC's OS


#1
Windows 8 reminds me of a cell phone or a gizmo to put in your front pocket. When I sit down to my main computer that is what I expect "A Computer", not an oversize cell phone.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    XP Vista, Windows 7 & 8
    CPU
    AMD 955 & Intel E6550
    Monitor(s) Displays
    I-Inc 28"
    Hard Drives
    A lot
    Internet Speed
    15 Megs
#2
Then stick with Win7. Problem solved.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8 Consumer Preview
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Toshiba Satellite A105-S4397
    CPU
    Intel Centrino Duo 1.73 GHz T2250 2MB L2, 533MHz FSB
    Motherboard
    Mobile Intel 945GM Express
    Memory
    4GB PC4200
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel GMA 950
    Sound Card
    On-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.4" built-in
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    160GB 5400RPM Hitachi
    PSU
    [email protected] or 12VDC at 6600MaH Li
    Case
    Plastic
    Cooling
    Smallest fan on the planet
    Keyboard
    Querty Eng/German
    Mouse
    Yes, but I've set traps
    Internet Speed
    10M
    Other Info
    Clean install from a corrupted and virus laden Vista original factory install on this ancient laptop.

    Runs like it was at Indy!

Phone Man

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#3
Its only a Start screen. Just click the Desktop Icon and you are ready to go.

Jim :geek:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ASUS - Home Built
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
    Motherboard
    ASUS M5A99X EVO
    Memory
    Crucial Balistic DDR-3 1866 CL 9 (8 GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI R6850 Cyclone IGD5 PE
    Sound Card
    On Chip
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VE258Q 25" LED with DVI-HDMI-DisplayPort
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Two WD Cavier Black 2TB Sata 6gbs
    WD My Book Essential 2TB USB 3.0
    PSU
    Seasonic X650 80 Plus GOLD Modular
    Case
    Corsair 400R
    Cooling
    Antec Kuhler H2O 620, Two 120mm and four 140mm
    Keyboard
    AVS Gear Blue LED Backlight
    Mouse
    Logitech Marble Mouse USB, Logitech Precision Game Pad
    Internet Speed
    15MB
    Antivirus
    NIS, Malwarebytes Premium 2
    Other Info
    APC UPS ES 750, Netgear WNR3500L Gigabit & Wireless N Router with SamKnows Test Program,
    Motorola SB6120 Gigabit Cable Modem.
    Brother HL-2170W Laser Printer,
    Epson V300 Scanner

mickey megabyte

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#4
yes - the desktop is now an 'app'. :huh:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 9
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    mickey pc
    CPU
    intel i9
    Motherboard
    yes
    Memory
    erm...
    Graphics Card(s)
    pff - so 20th century
    Sound Card
    it's quite sound. yes
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Varanus albigularis
    Screen Resolution
    1x1 - lots of scrolling required
    Hard Drives
    are ssd's hard?
    PSU
    power to the people!
    Case
    nut
    Cooling
    not half
    Keyboard
    steinway
    Mouse
    mickey
    Internet Speed
    snort
    Other Info
    1+1=2

fdegrove

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#5
Hi,

Yep. It even comes with two applications for you to launch: explorer and internet explorer.....(if you have a live line to your ISP that is)

Can't say they have looked after your productivity but you'll sure learn how to be creative fast...:D

Cheers, ;)

P.S: In case you hadn't noticed, it also comes loaded with a raft of apps for you to learn how to use that tablet and cell phone too.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W2K8S R2 STD, W7 ULTIMATE X64
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    DELL OPTIPLEX 745
    CPU
    INTEL Q6600
    Motherboard
    DELL
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    INTEL INTEGRATED CHIPSET Q965

Dave76

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#6
The rumors are MS is still working on the desktop interface, we should be getting some improvements either through an update or maybe a CP2.
This is the direction that MS feels they must go to remain relevant in the current market place. We have to decide if we want to follow along, or stay with an older version like Win7 or other options.

When I use Win8 I stay in the desktop environment most of the time but, am learning the Metro side as well. It just depends on what you want to do with your computer.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    76~2.0
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3570K 4.6GHz
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X UD3H f18
    Memory
    8GB (2X4GB) DDR3 1600 CORSAIR Vengeance CL8 1.5v
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire HD 7770 Vapor-X 1GB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Onboard VIA VT2021
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LCD Dell SP2208WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Samaung 840Pro 128GB, Seagate 500GB SATA2 7200rpm 32mb, Seagate 1TB SATA2 7200rpm 32mb,
    PSU
    Corsair HX650W
    Case
    Cooler Master Storm Scout
    Cooling
    Corsair H80 w/Noctua NF P12 12cm fan, case fans 2X14cm
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave
    Mouse
    CM Sentinel
    Internet Speed
    Abysmal
    Browser
    Opera Next
    Other Info
    Dell Venue 8Pro: Baytrail Z3740D, 2GB Ram, 64GB HDD, 8" IPS Display 1280 x 800, Active Stylus.
    Haswell laptop: HP Envy 17t-j, i7-4700MQ, GeForce 740M 2GB DDR3, 17.3" Full HD 1920x1080, 16GB RAM, Samsung 840 Pro 128GB, 1TB Hitachi 7200 HDD,
    Desktop: eSATA ports,
    External eSATA Seagate 500GB SATA2 7200rpm,