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Five reasons why the Windows desktop isn't going away

  1. #41


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    Right, I am on Mint Mate too (after several years with Ubuntu). One has to get prepared for the future. Windows is out, Mint is in.

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  2. #42


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Right, I am on Mint Mate too (after several years with Ubuntu). One has to get prepared for the future. Windows is out, Mint is in.
    You are literally in the small niche minority.
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  3. #43


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    Works for me though.
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  4. #44


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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Canonical has the same goal (unified GUI in all computer sectors) with Ubuntu Unity
    The problem is that the Unity UI is not the yellow of the egg either. There are much nicer UIs in Linux land. But they are not as agressive with marketing them as Canonical.

    Example: Home | Canonical
    Agreed.

    Even though Unity's better than Metro, I swapped to Linux Mint MATE, because I found Unity (and GNOME 3) to be horrible.

    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    I agree with you Coke with the exception of some who absolutely refuse to see the improvement.
    You can't see something that is invisible or non-existent.

    What improvements does it bring to a desktop without a Touch input device?

    Two Device Managers (one of which is basically useless)?
    Two Control Panels (one of which is basically useless)?
    A "Start Menu" that blocks the entire screen?
    1. Hybrid Boot
    2. Windows Defender built in
    3. New Task Manager
    4. Storage Spaces
    5. Improve system resource management
    6. Automatic Maintenance
    7. Improved Action Center
    8. Less dialog box pop ups to confirm if you want to delete a file
    9. File Explorer Ribbon (for those that do a lot of file management, FAR superior than 7, no case or argument)
    10. Improved dual monitor support
    11. Much more improved device driver support and installation
    12. Better file copy times and a new file copy/paste dialog box
    13. Native USB 3.0 support
    14. Most flexible UI that all the H8ers out there vehemently do not understand how to use, the Start Screen.
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  5. #45


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Works for me though.
    And Windows 8 works for me.
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  6. #46


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Most flexible UI that all the H8ers out there vehemently do not understand how to use, the Start Screen.
    It is because they cannot understand.
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  7. #47


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    1. Hybrid Boot
    2. Windows Defender built in
    3. New Task Manager
    4. Storage Spaces
    5. Improve system resource management
    6. Automatic Maintenance
    7. Improved Action Center
    8. Less dialog box pop ups to confirm if you want to delete a file
    9. File Explorer Ribbon (for those that do a lot of file management, FAR superior than 7, no case or argument)
    10. Improved dual monitor support
    11. Much more improved device driver support and installation
    12. Better file copy times and a new file copy/paste dialog box
    13. Native USB 3.0 support
    14. Most flexible UI that all the H8ers out there vehemently do not understand how to use, the Start Screen
    Nice list. I give you 3, 5 and 12. Would be nice to have that in /7. The rest I can care less. And #6 I have just disabled. Here is how:


    1. write schedule on the Start menu
    2. in the search options on the right click on Settings
    3. click on Schedule Tasks on the left
    4. double click on Task scheduler library (top left)
    5. Then drill down Microsoft > Windows > Task Scheduler
    5. on the right, right click on Regular Maintenance > Disable
    6. Same for Idle Maintenance above
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  8. #48


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    1. Hybrid Boot
    2. Windows Defender built in
    3. New Task Manager
    4. Storage Spaces
    5. Improve system resource management
    6. Automatic Maintenance
    7. Improved Action Center
    8. Less dialog box pop ups to confirm if you want to delete a file
    9. File Explorer Ribbon (for those that do a lot of file management, FAR superior than 7, no case or argument)
    10. Improved dual monitor support
    11. Much more improved device driver support and installation
    12. Better file copy times and a new file copy/paste dialog box
    13. Native USB 3.0 support
    14. Most flexible UI that all the H8ers out there vehemently do not understand how to use, the Start Screen
    Nice list. I give you 3, 5 and 12. Would be nice to have that in /7. The rest I can care less. And #6 I have just disabled. Here is how:


    1. write schedule on the Start menu
    2. in the search options on the right click on Settings
    3. click on Schedule Tasks on the left
    4. double click on Task scheduler library (top left)
    5. Then drill down Microsoft > Windows > Task Scheduler
    5. on the right, right click on Regular Maintenance > Disable
    6. Same for Idle Maintenance above
    Oh, and there is:
    15. Better Automatic Repair
    16. Improved UI for Advanced Repair
    17. Less "nitty gritty" screens when updating Windows at restart and when disk check is running pre-boot mode
    18. VASTLY improved hard drive checking, Windows automatically checks a new drive for errors and reports it to Action Center that actually notifies the user about that.
    19. Windows 8 is eligible for more frequent updates, such as the new NT kernel 6.3 and better system resource management among other things.

    I don't have Automatic Maintenance disabled, as I have it run daily. Keeps my PC running top notch.
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  9. #49


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    I don't have Automatic Maintenance disabled, as I have it run daily. Keeps my PC running top notch
    Especially as it defrags your SSD every day, LOL
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  10. #50


    I think the Desktop will disappear when most of the "four million desktop apps" used (seems like a high figure to me) are written in the Modern interface. I'm guestimating five years. It will remain a portal to the Modern UI until then.
    I still cant see AutoCAD, ArcGIS and a dozen of scientific and math softwares that I use working productively in a Metro interface. I think that five years is a small time frame for that. Don't get me wrong. I like Metro, but there's much to be done in the next years to retire desktop.

    Especially as it defrags your SSD every day, LOL
    It's disabled here too. Defrag a SSD is pointless because of wear leveling techniques used in current SSDs. In the end of the day data will still be fragmented and you will have consumed precious write cicles.
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