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  1. #81


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    the inference that Microsoft wants to lock you into their eco-system is worrying.
    Looks like it is coming.

    The start screen is the advertising billboard used to suck the punters in.


    When the desktop is completely gone, then everything is in MS control.
    please don't take this personnel,but , think you are getting ahead of yourself ,time to take a long walk in the woods maybe ,do some deep berating maybe ,are you also a doomsday prepper, stop trying to guess what coming ,just let it come and enjoy

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  2. #82


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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    I have to ask , why does everyone have to like it the way you all want it to be ,you obviously use you computer for something different than i do[surf the net ,emails iso burning,some photo editing ect ect ] ,because i like it ,and actually do use some of the win8 store apps ,mostly just online music players and ones like the Wikipedia app/star charts /nasa /star chart , and a few others,and yes i did use the start/all programs on winxp and win7,my first computer had win 3.11 on it ,so i have been around ,and i like the new start screen , do most of my works from the desktop /taskbar .i guess i just don't understand .just saying
    No one is suggesting that Windows 8 has to look and function solely one way or the other, except perhaps those who like it the way it is. All we are asking for is the option to use it the way that we like, without having to install third party programs that re-install what Microsoft has removed. What is so difficult to understand about that?
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  3. #83


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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    the inference that Microsoft wants to lock you into their eco-system is worrying.
    Looks like it is coming.

    The start screen is the advertising billboard used to suck the punters in.


    When the desktop is completely gone, then everything is in MS control.
    please don't take this personnel,but , think you are getting ahead of yourself ,time to take a long walk in the woods maybe ,do some deep berating maybe ,are you also a doomsday prepper
    You appear to be very sure of yourself, I would be so confident if I was you. Many tech pundits are getting worried about Microsoft's directions as well, as everything is pointing to some radical changes.
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  4. #84


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    All we are asking for is the option to use it the way that we like
    but that might make it not the way i like to use it ,what choice would i then have ,
    i would have to install a third party metro start app i guess !!at least you have a choice ,Stay with win7
    All we are asking for is the option to use it the way that we like without having to install third party programs that re-install what Microsoft has removed. What is so difficult to understand about that?
    Ok .ill give you, I guess, i figure out how to use it almost the same way as i always use it ,i just have to hit desktop icon[or put file explore shortcut into startup folder to get past the metro start ,] to get to it ,
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  5. #85


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    No. Ray is asking for the choice between desktop style and metro style.

    Very simple for MS to do - just a few kb of code.

    He is not asking for the Metro style to be removed.

    He won't use Metro - but he is happy for it to be there for those who would rather choose Metro style.

    That is because he is not selfish or trying to impose anything on others.


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    All we are asking for is the option to use it the way that we like
    but that might make it not the way i like to use it ,what choice would i then have ,
    i would have to install a third party metro start app i guess !!at least you have a choice ,Stay with win7
    without having to install third party programs that re-install what Microsoft has removed. What is so difficult to understand about that?
    Ok .ill give you, I guess because i figure out how to use it almost the same way as i always use it ,i just have to hit desktop icon[or put file explore shortcut into startup folder to get past the metro start ,] to get to it ,
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  6. #86


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Caperjack, I understand. With your set of applications, any old $300 PC will do and the UI does not really matter. But for more complex setups it does matter.

    I run applications and even whole operating systems side by side (including Windows 8). and for that environment, Windows 8 is not a good base.

    Fortunately my Windows 7s are still functioning very well. And if I ever need a new system, I have one custom built with a mobo that has a proper BIOS and not UEFI and all the troubles. And I still have a couple of unused Windows 7 licenses on the shelf.
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  7. #87


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I think it will take a while for the desktop to go.

    Not sure if it will be gone with 9.

    In the meantime, MS are trying push most people solely into the metro stuff.

    Those who still need to manage and create content will venture there - but many won't.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post

    Looks like it is coming.

    The start screen is the advertising billboard used to suck the punters in.


    When the desktop is completely gone, then everything is in MS control.
    please don't take this personnel,but , think you are getting ahead of yourself ,time to take a long walk in the woods maybe ,do some deep berating maybe ,are you also a doomsday prepper
    You appear to be very sure of yourself, I would be so confident if I was you. Many tech pundits are getting worried about Microsoft's directions as well, as everything is pointing to some radical changes.
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  8. #88


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Caperjack, I understand. With your set of applications, any old $300 PC will do
    Ok im getting it now ,it all went right over my head ,some day i hope to get a new up to date computer , maybe even one worth 300.00$lol
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  9. #89


    Posts : 239
    Win7 & 8 64bit / Linux Mint 14


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I think it will take a while for the desktop to go.

    Not sure if it will be gone with 9.

    In the meantime, MS are trying push most people solely into the metro stuff.

    Those who still need to manage and create content will venture there - but many won't.

    It seems to be rapidly coming back to (paid for) downloaded apps and subscription cloud computing by all accounts. That's where MS sees it's future and just maybe they could be right (for them). For me there's no way I'm going to store anything on-line (apart from GMail) and with my internet connection speed then it would be a hit and miss affair anyway. So MS will just have to enjoy their fruit company envy without me.

    I'm simply not into subscription per month programs and as was pointed out by another member on here they often finish up costing far more than buying the software outright in the first place. So I'll go my way on this with W7 (supported until 2020 is it?) and continue playing around with Linux Mint.

    Read but can't remember where so apologies but apparently the upcoming Win Blue will disable somehow any third party hacks to get the start menu back. Stand to be corrected on that though.
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  10. #90


    I think subscriptions could end up being cheaper, or at least in line with those who stay up to date in newer versions. However, for those who pirate software, this model will not save them money
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