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Windows 8.1: Close, but no cigar

  1. #11


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    Let's keep this friendly and non-personal shall we.


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  2. #12


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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Just FYI for everyone here, I like the Start screen, so I'm closed-minded, very, very CLOSED-MINDED.

    Haha. But seriously, the desktop seems like it's awfully mature. Without Microsoft venturing into this new mobile arena, what else could they have done to Windows? I know we can't have progress for progress sake, but at the same time, they need to innovate somehow and come out with new products. Who knows, maybe the should have released separate OSes, a traditional one and a tablet one, I don't know. But again, speaking for myself personally, I've learned to live with the fact that they are basically married at this point. What with the improvements under the hood that Windows 8 introduced as well as some of the mistakes they've corrected with 8.1, I can only hope the situation can get a little better.
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    I can't believe there is no sign of a notification center. WHY?!?? What's the point of letting W8 apps give you a notification pop up alert if you can't view it 2 seconds after it leaves the screen??? WHY?!?!?
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    most so called "Desktop users" won't give Modern Store apps the time of day, but you'll use apps on your Apple and Androids phones and tablets.
    Ummm, yeah, I guess. They're *phones* and *tablets*. That's what "apps" are designed for and have no place on my laptop and desktop *computers*.

    -jeff
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by Jf1450 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    most so called "Desktop users" won't give Modern Store apps the time of day, but you'll use apps on your Apple and Androids phones and tablets.

    Ummm, yeah, I guess. They're *phones* and *tablets*. That's what "apps" are designed for and have no place on my laptop and desktop *computers*.

    -jeff
    App is short for application. Who cares what platform phone/tablet/desktop that you use it on? That makes as much sense as me saying I won't use a iphone because it has a camera and only cameras can be old school point and click cameras.
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by BRKING View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jf1450 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    most so called "Desktop users" won't give Modern Store apps the time of day, but you'll use apps on your Apple and Androids phones and tablets.

    Ummm, yeah, I guess. They're *phones* and *tablets*. That's what "apps" are designed for and have no place on my laptop and desktop *computers*.

    -jeff
    App is short for application. Who cares what platform phone/tablet/desktop that you use it on? That makes as much sense as me saying I won't use a iphone because it has a camera and only cameras can be old school point and click cameras.
    It would be fine if the app ran in a chromed window on the desktop at a tablet resolution. But with 8.x trying to make the monitor and desktop LOOK like a tablet, its borked.
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BRKING View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jf1450 View Post


    Ummm, yeah, I guess. They're *phones* and *tablets*. That's what "apps" are designed for and have no place on my laptop and desktop *computers*.

    -jeff
    App is short for application. Who cares what platform phone/tablet/desktop that you use it on? That makes as much sense as me saying I won't use a iphone because it has a camera and only cameras can be old school point and click cameras.
    It would be fine if the app ran in a chromed window on the desktop at a tablet resolution. But with 8.x trying to make the monitor and desktop LOOK like a tablet, its borked.
    Well put and thank you.
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post
    It would be fine if the app ran in a chromed window on the desktop at a tablet resolution. But with 8.x trying to make the monitor and desktop LOOK like a tablet, its borked.
    That's the default behavior for the installed apps, but not for the desktop applications. The latter one starts up in the, well, desktop, where you can re-size the window any way you like it.

    The desktop does not need to look like a tablet; if that's not your cup of tea, then boot Windows 8.1 directly to the desktop. Most of the apps that come preloaded on the start screen should be treated as OEM crap; uninstall or remove it from the start screen, and replace them with your the desktop applications...
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  9. #19


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    Windows 10 (64 bit)


    A look at the black underbelly of Windows 8.1 'Blue'

    Pieces of Windows 8 inexplicably didn't survive jump to Windows 8.1, and new feature allows Microsoft to track your local searches

    As Windows 8.1 Milestone Preview testers push and prod their way into the dark corners of Windows 8.1 "Blue," they're finding a bunch of things that go bump in the night. From new and likely unwelcome features, to nudges into the Microsoft data tracking sphere, to entire lopped-off pieces of Windows 8, it looks like Microsoft is changing Windows to further its own agenda.


    ...The new Win8.1 Smart Search -- invoked by default through the Windows 8.1 Search charm -- not only searches your computer for the string you specify. It also, all by itself, gathers up the terms and runs them through a Bing search. Making this cool new feature all the more lovable, Microsoft has officially announced that advertisers will be able to dish up advertising to your computer, based on the searches you perform on your computer.
    A look at the black underbelly of Windows 8.1 'Blue' | Microsoft windows - InfoWorld
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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Quote Originally Posted by PaulGo View Post
    A look at the black underbelly of Windows 8.1 'Blue'

    Pieces of Windows 8 inexplicably didn't survive jump to Windows 8.1, and new feature allows Microsoft to track your local searches

    As Windows 8.1 Milestone Preview testers push and prod their way into the dark corners of Windows 8.1 "Blue," they're finding a bunch of things that go bump in the night. From new and likely unwelcome features, to nudges into the Microsoft data tracking sphere, to entire lopped-off pieces of Windows 8, it looks like Microsoft is changing Windows to further its own agenda.


    ...The new Win8.1 Smart Search -- invoked by default through the Windows 8.1 Search charm -- not only searches your computer for the string you specify. It also, all by itself, gathers up the terms and runs them through a Bing search. Making this cool new feature all the more lovable, Microsoft has officially announced that advertisers will be able to dish up advertising to your computer, based on the searches you perform on your computer.
    A look at the black underbelly of Windows 8.1 'Blue' | Microsoft windows - InfoWorld
    Truly interesting. . .albeit what is your point (just curious).
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