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  1. #11


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    It just seems the the superstructure under Metro is insufficient, it is very limited as to how it will show graphics and text, and I just don't see hwo any of the most popular iPhone apps which work great on Droid as well, can ever be ported for Windows 8.

    For instance, VLC Remote. My Banking apps, Quicken. My Von's Just for You app. My Digitech Stomp Shop app, which I use to load different effects into my Digi Stomp. I just don't see hwo any of those apps can ever work, so maybe they are increasing the things that can be done with Metro in 8.1

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  2. #12


    Melbourne
    Posts : 38
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64


    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderBite View Post
    At the moment, Windows is running like Windows 95..
    I personally think M$ should drop the name "Windows" because it isn't anymore.

    We have gone back to the Windows 3.1 interface; flat, bland, cartoonish and amatuerish.

    Perhaps they should change the name from Windows to PDOS (Portable Device Operating System).

    Sorry... Off topic
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaC View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderBite View Post
    At the moment, Windows is running like Windows 95..
    I personally think M$ should drop the name "Windows" because it isn't anymore.

    We have gone back to the Windows 3.1 interface; flat, bland, cartoonish and amatuerish.


    Perhaps they should change the name from Windows to PDOS (Portable Device Operating System).
    Not true, It's nothing like win95 or even worse, win 3.1, There's nothing "amateurish" like in W8, on the contrary, it is business like and simple, maybe too much, but "amateurish would be if it was all in gaudy colors and pretty pictures. Also being pretty has nothing to do with functionality and that's the part they should put some more work in. The tiles in Metro should be more scalable, easier to sort and not allow desktop applications to show bunch of tiles tahat are created when you install such a prog. Actually all they had to do is to let an icon for a desktop up fill up whole tile and it would look much better. Also such tiles do not need to be filled with color, a simple, thin frame would be enough if anything at all. So much for "beauty" of the tiles, it would be better to make them easier to find. The look of proper Metro apps is dictated buy it's programing and not by windows. Authors of those apps should take care of that. Desktop and it's functionality is just the same as in win7 (except for Start menu) so who liked that has nothing to complain there.
    Once again "Metro aka Modern UI" is not everything and will not be for a long time.
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  4. #14


    india
    Posts : 101
    Windows 8 pro with WMC x86 & windows Blue preview x86 with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1


    what ever they do... i'd like to have a customization option of the boot screen...( getting irritated with the blue windows flag)
    at least give a color changing option
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  5. #15


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


    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaC View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderBite View Post
    At the moment, Windows is running like Windows 95..
    I personally think M$ should drop the name "Windows" because it isn't anymore.

    We have gone back to the Windows 3.1 interface; flat, bland, cartoonish and amatuerish.

    Perhaps they should change the name from Windows to PDOS (Portable Device Operating System).

    Sorry... Off topic
    Hi there.

    I don't think windows 3.11 was actually that bad considering we didn't have decent graphics at the time --- with the technology available and bog standard VGA Ms did a passable job (remember Mainframes at that time were still running really horrendous TEXT based systems and if you were lucky enough you might have got a terminal which had a 4 Colour display only --in general displays were Green monochrome (3277 type terminals).

    Windows 3.11 was EXCITING for those days and had a decent display -- also FINALLY proper Word processing, spread sheeting, graphics and DECENT EMAIL.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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