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  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Also your Nero 12 example still has 10 (TEN) tiles so even this IMO if you have a few apps with this number of tiles on it you could still get to the 100 mark very quickly.
    10 tiles?

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    So users should run out and by Nero 12 just to have it install one tile? when they may have a working copy of 10? Or spend 5 minutes trying to unpin and orginize?
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    Quote Originally Posted by geeve420 View Post
    So users should run out and by Nero 12 just to have it install one tile? when they may have a working copy of 10? Or spend 5 minutes trying to unpin and organize?
    No. One can unpin 50 tiles in 30 seconds. 5 minutes? "trying to unpin" ?
    The organization is in all apps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbofish View Post
    So according to this logic, Office 2013 also has an old installer?
    Not old. Just not perfected. Some installers are better than others.
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    Office 2013 still throws a ton of icons to stuff that 99% of users will never touch. That problem was solved with the tree structure system that Microsoft threw away. And you think that is perfected?
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbofish View Post
    Office 2013 still throws a ton of icons to stuff that 99% of users will never touch. That problem was solved with the tree structure system that Microsoft threw away. And you think that is perfected?
    No. I said NOT perfected. Like I said, unpin them.

    Microsoft did not throw the tree structure away. It is still there with your free classic shell.
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    so all software companies need to rewrite installers to make up for the fact that W8 doesn't know what to do with the .exe's? If you install the same Nero on W7 it puts the main launcher icon on the desktop (if the checkbox is left) and it creates a folder in the start menu for everything involved. So which is flawed? the installer or the OS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by geeve420 View Post
    so all software companies need to rewrite installers to make up for the fact that W8 doesn't know what to do with the .exe's? If you install the same Nero on W7 it puts the main launcher icon on the desktop (if the checkbox is left) and it creates a folder in the start menu for everything involved. So which is flawed? the installer or the OS?
    Yes. That's correct. They do, to be compatible with the WinRT shell.
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    Why couldn't the shell be written to understand the installer? Why do the software makers have to revolve around what MS is telling them to do?


    (just playing devils advocate here )
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    It's different code. They don't have to do anything. If they want to play, there are rules.

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