Windows 8 - What do you think?

OIC what you are saying. I have to concur with that, the average end-user doesn't want to really learn any O/S.
They just want it there, sort of like a TV, or radio.
 

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Secure boot is a GREAT, and needed feature. And to Vertex, you can simply create a new partition and install any O/S you like outside of Win 8. This is my opinion, only someone that wants to send spam, or malware wouldn't like this feature.
Create a new partition for installing other OSs AFTER Windows 8 is installed? A new partition on the same physical drive or another partition on another physical drive? Will it still work?

Windows 8 already has improved security over other Windows OSs.
 

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I use Windows 7's own Disk Management Utility to partition with.
 

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[DEL]At this point in time, I can honestly say I wouldn't use it if it were free... It's as convoluted as a first time Linux distro attempt.[/DEL]

I'm going to try to come at this with a better outlook and see if I can salvage something beneficial from the new UI after reading some remarks from users claiming it's efficient. Even so, I still say it's intuitive challenged.
 
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I'm still not used to the start menu. I keep clicking there when I want to open a folder and end up in an endless loop between my desktop and metro ui. I didn't like most of the apps that came with it. The games looked pretty silly and childish. Tube rider was confusing. That one with the labyrint was the only one I actually liked. Socialite looks fine, but I would like if it had more options that you have on facebook.
 

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I'm still not used to the start menu. I keep clicking there when I want to open a folder and end up in an endless loop between my desktop and metro ui. I didn't like most of the apps that came with it. The games looked pretty silly and childish. Tube rider was confusing. That one with the labyrint was the only one I actually liked. Socialite looks fine, but I would like if it had more options that you have on facebook.

There are tablet and smartphone applications, they do not really have much of a place in the desktop where there are many far more robust applications and games.

However, this is hardly the only problem with the Start Screen. Virtually all users that run multiple screen setups are bound to reject it as the Start Screen covers all monitors!!! But there are many other usability problems, too numerous to mention. This is an interface that MS should have made optional (but then, who would run it?)
 

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I found metro fun at first, as it was the "new shiny thing", but now I'm just bored.
 

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I found metro fun at first, as it was the "new shiny thing", but now I'm just bored.

I hear you. I agree. I have to admit that I never found it visually appealing, especially the veritable wall of grey squares that one cannot really organize into anything sane and the blanketing of all my monitors. I deleted it in a hurry
 

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One of the worst things is that it keeps adding things there. I installed a codedc pack and metro filled up with lots of icons. It's annoying to remove them all. It's also very harder to get every icon in the right place, I move them up, and they go left!
 

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One of the worst things is that it keeps adding things there. I installed a codedc pack and metro filled up with lots of icons. It's annoying to remove them all. It's also very harder to get every icon in the right place, I move them up, and they go left!

Well, this is the least of the problems of this Start Screen. It is barely passable for tablets, it should not be inflicted on desktop/laptop users. Unfortunately, MS will forge ahead until disaster strikes.

BTW, for tablets, I think that ICS presents a far better GUI that has all the supposed advantages of "Metro" (updating widgets) in a far more visually appealing environment. MS tablets will pale in comparison
 

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Can't say anything about Windows Eight yet as I have not downloaded the pre-beta version(s) yet.
Will wait for 6 months after the release to the public and see what their reviews say.
THW
 

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Can't say anything about Windows Eight yet as I have not downloaded the pre-beta version(s) yet.
Will wait for 6 months after the release to the public and see what their reviews say.
THW
Dennis, I think you should at least try the Beta - when available. It costs nothing and you get a hands-on experience. It takes only about 15GBs (estimated) of your hard drive.
 

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Can't say anything about Windows Eight yet as I have not downloaded the pre-beta version(s) yet.
Will wait for 6 months after the release to the public and see what their reviews say.
THW
Dennis, I think you should at least try the Beta - when available. It costs nothing and you get a hands-on experience. It takes only about 15GBs (estimated) of your hard drive.

When that time comes I will be calling on you for help in where and how to install it...
I will provide the wine and cheese for your services.
We have a nearby store that has Ripple on sale! hehehe
Dennis
 

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Can't say anything about Windows Eight yet as I have not downloaded the pre-beta version(s) yet.
Will wait for 6 months after the release to the public and see what their reviews say.
THW
Dennis, I think you should at least try the Beta - when available. It costs nothing and you get a hands-on experience. It takes only about 15GBs (estimated) of your hard drive.

When that time comes I will be calling on you for help in where and how to install it...
I will provide the wine and cheese for your services.
We have a nearby store that has Ripple on sale! hehehe
Dennis

Ripple has been out of production for years....:)
 

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Dennis, I think you should at least try the Beta - when available. It costs nothing and you get a hands-on experience. It takes only about 15GBs (estimated) of your hard drive.

When that time comes I will be calling on you for help in where and how to install it...
I will provide the wine and cheese for your services.
We have a nearby store that has Ripple on sale! hehehe
Dennis

Ripple has been out of production for years....:)

Then will Thunderbird do?
You can tell I haven't purchased wine in a few centuries...
 

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Whats the word?
 

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Can't say anything about Windows Eight yet as I have not downloaded the pre-beta version(s) yet.
Will wait for 6 months after the release to the public and see what their reviews say.
THW
Dennis, I think you should at least try the Beta - when available. It costs nothing and you get a hands-on experience. It takes only about 15GBs (estimated) of your hard drive.

When that time comes I will be calling on you for help in where and how to install it...
I will provide the wine and cheese for your services.
We have a nearby store that has Ripple on sale! hehehe
Dennis

Don't worry. We'll get it installed. Piece of cake. And then we'll get drunk -just a bit
 

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Dennis, I think you should at least try the Beta - when available. It costs nothing and you get a hands-on experience. It takes only about 15GBs (estimated) of your hard drive.

When that time comes I will be calling on you for help in where and how to install it...
I will provide the wine and cheese for your services.
We have a nearby store that has Ripple on sale! hehehe
Dennis

Don't worry. We'll get it installed. Piece of cake. And then we'll get drunk -just a bit

WHS,
Knew I could count on you.... Will we need a designated driver to get us home safely or a designated driver to install Beta 8?
What the hell were we talking about....I be cornfused.
Dennis
 

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