Why i'll looking forward to Blue

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Very cool! Thanks for posting, Jarkata. :)

A lot of good changes. More functions being moved over to the Modern/Metro side. Moving more away from the traditional Windows assuring us that MS is moving more into the direction of a familiar system across multiple devices. I think it to be an ingenious idea.

The best change to me is more options of snapping. I thought they would go more into the multipane direction dividing by quarters and so on, but it's more of the side by side. Nonetheless, one can open more apps.

I noticed the presenter was using a touch monitor to pretty much "fly" around with navigation. Although I've only tinkered with 8 via touch screens in stores, I think it to be the fastest way of navigation once one learns the system. Proving all the more that touch centric is the correct direction to go. Of course it will work just as well with other methods of input.

Thanks again for posting. :)
 

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Nice overview of the many changes. Thanks for sharing it. I also think it gives a good feel of where MSFT is going, re: away from the desktop.
 

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Nice overview of the many changes. Thanks for sharing it. I also think it gives a good feel of where MSFT is going, re: away from the desktop.

FINALLY! The Desktop is the whole reason why Windows gets flack is due to the win32 code of the Desktop that can end up causing issues down the road. The WinRT app model prevents that.
 

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I'm looking forward to Blue because almost EVERYTHING that I wanted to see improved in Windows 8 is actually being done in Blue. It's like Microsoft really understands me!! :cool:
 

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I have not seen a single improvement for the desktop - or did I miss it. So why bother.
 

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Why did the desktop needs improvement? It is already perfect now (just need a start button....)
 

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Nice overview of the many changes. Thanks for sharing it. I also think it gives a good feel of where MSFT is going, re: away from the desktop.

FINALLY! The Desktop is the whole reason why Windows gets flack is due to the win32 code of the Desktop that can end up causing issues down the road. The WinRT app model prevents that.

WinRT is still 32bit (aware) even if it's no win32 code AND it's pretty new code that will more likely contain new bugs. That's the main reason why the desktop is more stable because it has been through many iterations and fixes, Metro just began the cycle: I hope all goes well since I'm also curious on the new changes so far.

Cheers
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Nice overview of the many changes. Thanks for sharing it. I also think it gives a good feel of where MSFT is going, re: away from the desktop.

That will be great for the 90% of the market, whose installed software is 95% desktop apps.
 

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Nothing there to interest me, really. I'd only consider it if it's free, or if there are some serious improvements to the desktop side of things.
At NO time in that video did I see him actually DO anything, it's all content-consumption and that bloody cloud. That's not how or why I use computers.
Sadly, it's looking more and more like Win 7/8 will be my last Microsoft OSes.
That Mint VM I've been playing with is starting to look very appealing compared to Blue.

Wenda.
 

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I agree. There was nothing for me as a PC user. Maybe they fix some bugs. But since I hardly ever use Windows 8, even that does not really matter to me.
 

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3rd party program to relieve the annoyances somewhat:

2013-03-28_040721.jpg
 

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Looks like you have FastStone Capture. Did you ever try Jing - it's 1 notch above FSC. But the ultimate is Shutter: Mint Mate - Screenshots and Snips - YouTube

Thank you for taking the time explaining Wolfgang!

That first screen capturer it's just like the one built in GIMP (this is mostly UI but more basic).
picsnap.png

PrintScreen button also works in Mint.

What is the theme named? Looks familiar.

Floppy Drive... :roflmao:That's a good one! Go to VMware BIOS (press ESC on boot but you need to press once and also be very fast) and disable it, then you don't see that anymore. :thumbsup:
 

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Yeah, the 'Take screenshot' program is pretty basic. But the shutter program is nifty. And yes, the Prt Screen button works, even in my virtual partition.

This is my theme:

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Thanks.

Custom can be anything, is always the latest, not saved theme. :)

If you really like some settings (colors, font sizes) then you may better save that.
 

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I think I used 'Aurora', but I don't really remember. They are so easy to change. No reason to keep track of them.
 

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Nice overview of the many changes. Thanks for sharing it. I also think it gives a good feel of where MSFT is going, re: away from the desktop.

FINALLY! The Desktop is the whole reason why Windows gets flack is due to the win32 code of the Desktop that can end up causing issues down the road. The WinRT app model prevents that.

WinRT is still 32bit (aware) even if it's no win32 code AND it's pretty new code that will more likely contain new bugs. That's the main reason why the desktop is more stable because it has been through many iterations and fixes, Metro just began the cycle: I hope all goes well since I'm also curious on the new changes so far.

Cheers
Hopachi

Actually, WinRT is more of modern layer to enable modern features, design, and sensors on top of Win32 code. It would be difficult to redo the whole coding aspect and keep it stable with everything else. So there is just new plumbing in the old building pretty much. But yeah, that is partly why WinRT is still a tad buggy, but that generally depends on the app developer and how well they coded in the new form.
 

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