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What % do you use the desktop vs. modern UI?


pseudoware

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#1
I'm about 75% desktop - 25% metro.

I've got a 2-in-1, Lenovo Yoga Pro 2.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
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    Laptop
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    Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro
    CPU
    Intel Core i7

CountMike

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#3
Metro Apps you mean ? Only one live tile (weather) used, rest is just a giant Start menu for my desktop applications. Yet to find any useful Apps for which there's no decent desktop program.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
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    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
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    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
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    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
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    Raidmax
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    CCM Nepton 140xl
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    WD

paulsalter

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#4
Similar to OP, about 70 to 75% desktop remainder in apps

Mainly the news type apps, News, Sport, sometimes pin Xbox Video to side while reading these and watch a film

And I do like the Bing Maps preview, works very well with my Windows Phone keeping saved locations in sync
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3521
    CPU
    i5
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon
    Browser
    IE

jimbo45

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#5
Hi there
99.99793281% Desktop - the rest Metro (that's when I enter it by accident rather than by design. !!!!

With proper re-sizeable windows and some decent apps I probably would use it - currently there's nothing in there that appeals to me -- News would be one - but I can have a continuously updating SKY NEWS on my desktop in a re-sizeable box which is much more convenient. I can watch etc while I'm working on other tasks -- with the current METRO arrangement that's nearly impossible with full screen / half screen etc.

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Cheers
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10
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    PC/Desktop
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 X LG 40 inch TV
    Hard Drives
    SSD's * 3 (Samsung 840 series) 250 GB
    2 X 3 TB sata
    5 X 1 TB sata
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    0.12 GB/s (120Mb/s)
#6
Not yet an 8x user, but I support my buddy's PC with 8.1. I have him using the desktop with IO Start Menu 8 100% of the time. I would certainly follow suit if I were using Windows 8.1.
 

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    Windows 8 Pro x64
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    PC/Desktop
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    HP xw8600 Workstation
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    Two Intel Xeon Core2 Quad 3.2 GHz Processors
    Motherboard
    Proprietary
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    16 GB DDR2 800 MHz
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    nVidia Quadro FX 3800 PCI-E
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    Realtek HD Audio
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    Samsung SyncMaster 213T 21" 4x3 Flat Screen
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    1600x1200
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    Two Seagate Cheetah 300 GB SAS Disks
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    Proprietary
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    HP xw8600 Workstation Case
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    Two CPU Fans and a Larger Case Fan
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    PS/2 Keyboard
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    Microsoft USB Optical Mouse
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    7 mbps
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    Two LSI 3000 SAS Adapters

Edwin

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#7
100% Desktop except for the occasional visit to PC Settings.
 

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    Windows 7 Home Premium
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    PC/Desktop
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    HP Pavillion
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    Tablet - Windows 10 Home

sgage

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#8
100% Desktop, except for the occasional game of Solitaire, which is a Metro App.
 

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    Windows 7
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    Compac Presario SR5518F
    CPU
    Dual Pentium E2180 (2 GHz)
    Motherboard
    MS-7525 (Boston)
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    4 GB
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    Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT

jimbo45

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100% Desktop, except for the occasional game of Solitaire, which is a Metro App.
Hi there

You CAN actually install those games from Windows 7 - they work fine and are standard Windows apps ( Re-sizeable windows and not Metro) if you play these things. (Classic Windows 7 games). You need a W7 disk to install though. I prefer these to the Metro versins -- also can play these while doing other things at the same time - and hide of course if the Boss appears. !!

Here's Spider Solitaire from Win 7 on W8.1 -- I like Hearts too.

Cheers
jimbo
 

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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10
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    PC/Desktop
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 X LG 40 inch TV
    Hard Drives
    SSD's * 3 (Samsung 840 series) 250 GB
    2 X 3 TB sata
    5 X 1 TB sata
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    0.12 GB/s (120Mb/s)

strollin

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#12
It depends on which of my computers I'm using. If on my non-touch enabled desktop or laptop, 99.99% desktop. However, on my touch-enabled tablet, it's probably 70% desktop and 30% Metro.
 

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  • OS
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built i7-8700K, Toshiba Satellite S55-A Laptop, MS Surface Pro 3, Dell Inspiron 15 5000
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    3.7Ghz Core i7-8700K, 2.4Ghz Core i7-3630QM, 1.9Ghz Core i5 4300U, 2.8Ghz Core i5 6200U
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    ASUS TUF Z370-Pro Gaming, Toshiba, MS, Dell
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    16G, 12G, 4G, 8G
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    Nvidia GTX 1050, Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Sound Card
    ATI High Definition Audio (Built-in to mobo)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell S2817Q 28", 15.6"
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160, 1366x768 (laptop)
    Hard Drives
    500GB ssd boot drive with 2 & 10TB Data on Desktop, 512GB ssd for laptop, 128GB SSD tablet, 500GB ssd laptop
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    Corsair CX 750M
    Case
    Antec 100
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    Coolermaster CM 212+
    Keyboard
    IBM Model M - used continuously since 1986
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    Microsoft IntelliMouse
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    120Mbps/6Mbps down/up
    Browser
    FireFox
    Antivirus
    MSE on desktop, Defender on laptop
    Other Info
    Retired after working in the tech industry for 41 years. First 10 years as a Technician, the rest as a programmer/software engineer. After 1 year of retirement, I was bored so went back to work as a Robotic Process Automation Consultant.

sgage

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#13
100% Desktop, except for the occasional game of Solitaire, which is a Metro App.
Hi there

You CAN actually install those games from Windows 7 - they work fine and are standard Windows apps ( Re-sizeable windows and not Metro) if you play these things. (Classic Windows 7 games). You need a W7 disk to install though. I prefer these to the Metro versins -- also can play these while doing other things at the same time - and hide of course if the Boss appears. !!
How can install those games from Windows 7 (I have a W7 DVD)? I tried just copying the .exe file but that didn't work. I'd love to get the Win7 games installed...
 

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    Windows 7
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    Compac Presario SR5518F
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    Dual Pentium E2180 (2 GHz)
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    MS-7525 (Boston)
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT

popeye

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#14
Pretty much 100% desktop. I do use the pop out side bar when clicking on the wireless tray icon quite a bit. It gets you to a lot things that require the Metro interface to get to.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
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    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer V3 771G-6443
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer VA70_HC (U3E1)
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 (800 MHz)
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    HD4000 + GeForce GT 730M
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Generic PnP Display on Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900 pixels
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250 GB
    ADATA SSD SP900 128GB
    PSU
    90 watt brick
    Mouse
    Bluetooth
    Antivirus
    Comodo
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    Asus RT-AC56R dual-band WRT router (Merlin firmware). Intel 7260.HMWWB.R dual-band ac wireless adapter.

patrickt

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#15
On my desktop, 99.99% desktop. On my laptop with a touch screen, 99.99% desktop. I hated Windows 8 for two days until I discovered I could ignore the "start" screen.
 

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    Windows 7

Clintlgm

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#16
100% desktop, on my notebook, and my wife's touch screen 95% she does use some metro touch stuff
 

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    Windows 8.1 Pro MC
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    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus G75VW / Z97 Pro
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3610QM / I7-4790K
    Motherboard
    Z97 Pro
    Memory
    16 GB Hyundai HTM315156CFR8C-PB PC3-12800
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M (GF114M)
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    VIA 6.0.10.1600
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    1080
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    Samsung 850 Pro 256, Samsung 850 Pro 1TB
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    30 down 3 up
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    Explorer 11
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HBHB

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#17
100% Desktop, I dont take the Metro
 

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    Win8.1 64 bits Ent- Pro
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    Asus
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    Intel 3000-Radeo hd 6370- Nvidia Ge540

kcmike

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#18
90% Desktop. If I have a choice between a Metro app or Desktop app, I use the Desktop version because it usually has more features. I do have live tiles for news, sports, weather, calendar, Twitter...etc. I like the notifications. Kind of like a giant smart phone.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    AcerAspire ME600
    CPU
    Core i5 Quad-Core CPU Speed 3330 (3GHz)
    Motherboard
    North Bridge Chipset Intel B75 Express
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 2500
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio with 5.1-channel audio support
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hewlett-Packard SmartBuy LV1911 18.5" LED Backlit LCD Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x768
    Hard Drives
    1 TB (Terabyte) SATA hard drive.
    PSU
    300W
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    This is my living room PC with Media Center. Not a gamer.

Edwin

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#19
90% of the answers here should tell MS something! ;)
 

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    Windows 7 Home Premium
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion
  • PC2
    Tablet - Windows 10 Home

CountMike

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#20
90% of the answers here should tell MS something! ;)
And the other 10% ?? This is not democracy, it's Microsoft....
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD

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