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Windows Blue - small look at leaked build 9364

  1. #41


    I'm glad there are updates but these are things that should have been there since the launch of windows 8 which means windows 8 was not quite ready at launch. The 50% side by side thing with metro stuff should have been there since the beginning. I've used it in the 1/3 and 2/3 format and it's just kind of bad and there are a lot of stuff you cannot access at that size but that's probably more to the metro apps design than the operating system. I would prefer they had a better replacement for the start menu's removal. I use only the desktop and going into the start screen creates a jarring environment. For touch I will admit it's much more touch capable but for the mouse I don't want to scroll horizontally for icons. That app list flip is handy but nothing special. So far the improvements are nothing interesting or all that helpful. The navigational aspect still needs work and the interface still needs work. Hopefully it will be address before this is released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    What's wrong with people -- if you don't LIKE W8 stay with W7. Who now these days insists that say Sony still provide drivers for Minidiscs - even though at the time these were EXCELLENT high quality recording devices.

    The planet has moved on -- if you still need an old Dinosaur Desktop --and apparently a load of people still want it -- what on EARTH is wrong with staying primarily with an successful and popular OS designed for that purpose (W7) --Ms has said that support will continue to around 2020 !! so what's the problem guys --if you don't like the new OS don't use it --your previous OS isn't going away any time soon.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    People are fully capable of deciding what they like, and are perfectly within their rights to make decisions about their preferences... and to express those opinions regardless of outbursts like the one above. No one here ought be suppressing other peoples opinions.
    Although it just seems pointless to complain about something you don't use, don't plan on using, or just don't care for. Complain, and move along. Those who care and have valid concerns I find matter more than those who complain about it ALL the time.
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  3. #43


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    I have to say, ummm, duh, the Blue update focuses more on the metro UI aspect. Why would it not?
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  4. #44


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I have to say, ummm, duh, the Blue update focuses more on the metro UI aspect. Why would it not?
    For sure !

    Many new options/itens in "Metro Settings". That was what Metro needed... A way to do things without the need to turn to desktop every time.

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  5. #45


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    Let alone the fact that there is a metro File Explorer app being developed for touch, PC Settings is possibly becoming the new metro styled Control Panel; and along with a few other touch gestures on Start that seems like it's used with touch enabled devices. It's exciting, this seems like the software of Windows will be pushing the touch hardware further, OEMs have little choice but to have more touch PC offerings, not that they already haven't been trying.
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    Another insight into what Blue offers:


    Beware of Windows Blue | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
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  7. #47


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Another insight into what Blue offers:


    Beware of Windows Blue | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
    Hi there
    @SIW2 - I think we've all heard your views "Ad Nauseam" on W8 --fine if you hate it

    However for those of us that have differing views - this is a W8 Forum and we want to make people who DO USE W8 to try and get the best out of it.

    If you hate it so much why don't you disappear into the great BLUE YONDER on to a Forum that you DO LIKE.

    We all know there are features we would like to change or features we miss -- but as this is a W8 FORUM then most of us will try and help users either fix something broken or do the best we can to provide get arounds for the features they miss until (and if) Ms bring those back.

    W7 is remaining around until 2020 if you want those features -- no reason to change immediately -- after all plenty of people (including businesses) stayed with XP for YEARS after W7 was introduced and even now loads of businesses don't have any intention to change to W8.

    Let the people here get on with solving W8 issues and just get back to W7 if that's what you want - or Ubunto etc etc.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I have to say, ummm, duh, the Blue update focuses more on the metro UI aspect. Why would it not?
    For sure !

    Many new options/itens in "Metro Settings". That was what Metro needed... A way to do things without the need to turn to desktop every time.

    Home:
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    Devices:
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    Network:
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    Apps:
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    Privacy:
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    Hi there
    mine runs fine -- I'm in a VM though -- I don't get that bug. I 'm using a 2GB VM for testing -- W7 themes also install fine but of course you get the Ms disclaimer ("Evaluation" version" on the desktop). Using the new Library theme (W7) ==>great one !!

    Will try Office 2010 later and see how customisable the Standard App tiles are.


    I like IE11 as well so far

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  9. #49


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    It's a good thing this is a Windows 8 forum where criticism etc can be freely discussed, even though a few blowhards want to silence dissenting views. Even Microsoft on their official forum doesn't attempt to silence criticism of Windows 8.

    However, it very interesting that Dvorak is citing the very same concerns that are being voiced on this forum. It appears that the tide of dissent is rising.
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    What the pro 8 crowd seems to miss, or, more likely ignore, is that most of the discontent is directed not at the os, not even at the metro interface, but rather at the lack of built in choice, which many of us view as the height of hubris. And, keep in mind that at least anecdotally we, not the pro metro crowd represent the majority. We also realize that the only way to affect change, is to continue to raise hell. So I do suggest you get used to it, cuz we're in this for the long haul....
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