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  1. #21


    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    We will have to disagree. My view is that the Metro interface is a pointless and useless second rate mobile phone interface that has no place on a PC. Only by deleting all the apps and installing StartIsBack to hide the monstrosity, its daft corner and edge effects, pointless lock screen etc, does Windows 8 become a worthwhile and useful operating system.
    Don't have to delete all the apps, unpin them and you will enjoy not seeing any of those crap.

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  2. #22


    UK
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    Win 8


    No point in keeping all that rubbish on my HDD, uninstalled and removed for ever.
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  3. #23


    Posts : 207
    Windows 8.1 update 1 Pro X64 with WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Well I've loved it since day one, I've got it on 4 computers replacing Windows 7. I think for the average user this the easiest Windows ever produced, the learning curve is minimal. I never close Apps down just go back to the start screen and start another app then go to the left side to reopen.
    Even control panel and device manager etc are easier to access. On a big screen TV Windows 8 is absolutely awesome, it seems tailor made for home entertainment. Me personally, I would never go back to Windows 7.
    same here love windows 8
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  4. #24


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    With apologies to George Orwell & Winston Smith


    But it is all right, everything is all right, the struggle is finished. I have won the victory over myself.
    I love Windows 8.
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  5. #25


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    Or it could just be that Metro is crap!
    Honestly it's crap from the point of view people had to adapt to it... that new way of dealing with things in full-screen.

    BUT overall, Win8 is the best Windows that was released so far, even from a technical point of view, I agree.

    I do the daily tasks I did in Win7, all with my desktop applications and the start screen doesn't annoy me as the myths say.

    Those who don't agree just stick around on their Win7 installs, it's a solid one, I still use it... and don't tell me that you (still) use XP, cause I do.
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  6. #26


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    Or it could just be that Metro is crap!
    Honestly it's crap from the point of view people had to adapt to it... that new way of dealing with things in full-screen.

    BUT overall, Win8 is the best Windows that was released so far, even from a technical point of view, I agree.

    I do the daily tasks I did in Win7, all with my desktop applications and the start screen doesn't annoy me as the myths say.

    Those who don't agree just stick around on their Win7 installs, it's a solid one, I still use it... and don't tell me that you (still) use XP, cause I do.
    Yup!
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  7. #27


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Metro isn't crap, it's beautiful
    It is neither crap nor is it really beautiful. But you can beautify it - if you like.

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  8. #28


    UK
    Posts : 177
    Win 8


    Metro is crap and definitely not beautiful. Windows 8 can be refined to make a good OS by hiding/removing the rubbish part.
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  9. #29


    Posts : 47
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    We will have to disagree. My view is that the Metro interface is a pointless and useless second rate mobile phone interface that has no place on a PC. Only by deleting all the apps and installing StartIsBack to hide the monstrosity, its daft corner and edge effects, pointless lock screen etc, does Windows 8 become a worthwhile and useful operating system.
    Oh dear God!

    Microsoft's problem is that if you're trying to transition over to a world where the PC becomes an archaic irrelevancy you have to be bold. And Windows 8 is smack-bang in the middle of that transition. It's neither one thing nor the other for the specific reason that both Old Windows and New Windows are relevant today. Go back ten years, New Windows would be too futuristic and out of kilter with the hardware. Go forward ten years and hardly anyone will be using an OS that looks like Old Windows today. (Well, maybe 20 years.)

    It's that fact that we all have to make peace with when thinking about Windows 8. There isn't a better way of making Old Windows and New Windows work together. What Microsoft has come up with is the least-awful way of doing it.
    Metro is for touch and gesture. The traditional desktop is for mouse and keyboard. Windows 8 mixes them both. Use the desktop for your PC (and add Start8 if you want) as no-one is forcing you to use Metro, but please try to understand the relevance of Metro.
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  10. #30


    UK
    Posts : 177
    Win 8


    Sorry but Metro is an irrelevance. Serious productive work will never be done on touch. If you can sit close enough to a 26 inch monitor to touch it you damn well can't see it. Touch is for 10 inch tablets which will never be useful for any complex word processing, large spreadsheet, database development, Photoshop or Illustrator graphics, or any other serious work application.

    Microsoft have failed to understand why the iPad succeeded where they failed at every attempt to achieve mainstream tablet computing, they still don't which is why they have produced the children's toy interface for the desktop and a PC for a tablet. Wrong wrong wrong.

    They have missed the mark on the desktop and the tablet by trying to do both. They have achieved the worst of both worlds by producing Metro, the equivalent of a chocolate fire guard.
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