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Study says: Windows 8 users rarely touch Metro apps

  1. #41


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit, Ubuntu 13.04 64-Bit


    I use the Weather and Calendar ones all the time. I also like what they did with Solitaire Collection, Minesweeper, and Mahjong.

    Things I wish they'd do:
    * Allow Calendar to be accurate to the minute, not every 5 minutes for both setting reminder time and setting appointment time.
    * Allow me to pick which weather service becomes the primary source of information (in the bigger numbers)
    * Give Hearts, 3D Chess Titans, and maybe even Purble place the official MS windows 8 treatment as they did with the above mentioned windows games. The alternatives on the store look so ugly or lack features compared to Microsoft's official remakes.

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  2. #42


    cornwall,uk
    Posts : 157
    windows 7 /windows 8 Dev


    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    For me it's completely irrelevant if the BBC world News App I use is published by BBC or not, as far as it shows the contents of BBC World News website as the apps available do.
    are you still harping on about bbc apps, you've already been told they dont exist . nuff said.
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  3. #43


    Haha, you guys are funny.
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  4. #44


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by Lazure View Post
    I use the Weather and Calendar ones all the time. I also like what they did with Solitaire Collection, Minesweeper, and Mahjong.

    Things I wish they'd do:
    * Allow Calendar to be accurate to the minute, not every 5 minutes for both setting reminder time and setting appointment time.
    * Allow me to pick which weather service becomes the primary source of information (in the bigger numbers)
    * Give Hearts, 3D Chess Titans, and maybe even Purble place the official MS windows 8 treatment as they did with the above mentioned windows games. The alternatives on the store look so ugly or lack features compared to Microsoft's official remakes.
    See my post for link to program to install the Windows 7 games on Windows 8. Works great.

    Windows 8 Solitaire Collection

    Jim
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  5. #45


    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
    Seems to me, as a non 8 user, that you have the choice of both, so use what suits you, no? A Guy
    I use windows 8 for both desktop and metro. Love both. I don't understand why some people on here hate choice so much. If they don't like metro, there are a few simple things they can do that will hide the start screen forever.
    Ditto to both (and others).
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  6. #46


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by Lazure View Post
    I use the Weather and Calendar ones all the time. I also like what they did with Solitaire Collection, Minesweeper, and Mahjong.

    Things I wish they'd do:
    * Allow Calendar to be accurate to the minute, not every 5 minutes for both setting reminder time and setting appointment time.
    * Allow me to pick which weather service becomes the primary source of information (in the bigger numbers)
    * Give Hearts, 3D Chess Titans, and maybe even Purble place the official MS windows 8 treatment as they did with the above mentioned windows games. The alternatives on the store look so ugly or lack features compared to Microsoft's official remakes.
    Hi there
    If you want to install Ms Classic games (The Windows 7 versions) just get the 32 / 64 bit version from my dropbox account.

    Games work fine (I prefer them to the W8 ones in the store) and they also work on W2012 server too !!!! (provide the desktop experience feature is turned on).

    You can use this link also if Phoneman's link doesn't work.

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9rypo5zxf...HGG6zys?v=0mcn

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7. #47


    Quote Originally Posted by Kari
    Native Windows 8 Apps I use daily: Mail Calendar Messaging Weather News IE Third party Windows Apps I use daily: FilmOn (UK TV) TuneIn (Global radio) BBC World News BBC Tech News CNN Ilta-sanomat (news from Finland) Tom's Harware (tech news) Wikipedia Google
    As Tarka said, why an app for each of these things, while everything can be available on a web browser? The suspended app list is cool, but limited in its amount of "tabs", and the experience is not the same as a tabbed browser. I mean, it's nice, but apps should be integrated in a web browser rather than the desktop surrogate aka Start Screen.
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  8. #48


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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    According to the soluto report, on top of horrifically poor sales of 8, less than half of those sales result in people using tifkam..... seems to me 8.1 is akin to rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.....
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  9. #49


    Ah, yes. The Titanic example again. It was a great ship. As modern as modern could be in those days. It was actually a big mistake of the blind navigators (users) that sank it.
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  10. #50


    Posts : 123
    Windows 8, 2012, 7, 2008R2, 2008, 2003, XP,SUSE


    And the ship maker for using low quality materials
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