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What about the Windows Phones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Six actually. I was talking about Bill Gates, he still has an interest in Microsoft I believe.
    If he had any real interest he would be hating the direction of windows 8, now yes you can disabled metro, yes you can fully get the startmenu back and you can get your workflow back + speed improvements thanks to removing aero or they could have fined tuned the aero's gfx api but we know that driectX uses more resources than OpenGL for roughly the same stuff but sometimes does better and sometimes..not so much. Take KDE 4.10 for example which was just released, with 64GB of ram it uses right out 500MB but Windows 7 uses 3GB. there was a lot of crud code with aero and maybe they couldn't get it right so they removed it. KDE 4.10 can run in windows by the way if you want to compile it from source.

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rukiri View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Six actually. I was talking about Bill Gates, he still has an interest in Microsoft I believe.
    If he had any real interest he would be hating the direction of windows 8, now yes you can disabled metro, yes you can fully get the startmenu back and you can get your workflow back + speed improvements thanks to removing aero or they could have fined tuned the aero's gfx api but we know that driectX uses more resources than OpenGL for roughly the same stuff but sometimes does better and sometimes..not so much. Take KDE 4.10 for example which was just released, with 64GB of ram it uses right out 500MB but Windows 7 uses 3GB. there was a lot of crud code with aero and maybe they couldn't get it right so they removed it. KDE 4.10 can run in windows by the way if you want to compile it from source.
    You do realize Bill Gates saw the future of PC computing as one based on touch?

    Examples: Windows 3.11 for Pen Computing Windows for Pen Computing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Windows xp Tablet PC Edition Windows XP editions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    This was released after his tenure at Microsoft.

    Windows 7 brought further touch features, such as a larger Taskbar, larger window control buttons, and a few other touch based programs along with certain games for touch AIO PCs.
    Tablet PC - Microsoft Windows
    The mouse based PC, according to Microsoft, isn't the future. The future of PC interaction is based off the Natural User Interface of touch, speech, and gestures.

    Also, the code in Windows 7/8 is pretty efficient. Take a gander at the Windows 7/8 Embedded versions. They're slimmed down versions of the full Windows code that functions pretty much the same, except smaller footprint. You can even install a 64 bit version of Windows 7 or 8 with less than 9 gigs. The reason why there is so much bloat is I think because of a shadow copy of something with Windows, so it can repair itself or something along those lines. I don't know.
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