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  1. #11


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    You guys know I was just kidding right?
    Of course.

    In theory, still a good addition to the tiles...
    OK, just wanted to make sure.

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  2. #12


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Nice to see some triangles there + a few circles as well if they're up to it.

    Attachment 25409

    Who had the idea...
    Looks gorgeous!
    That might actually work. Make Metro apps one shape, say square. Desktop programs another, say round. And system tools another, maybe triangles.
    Very good thought.
    But of course let's hope more important issues from the priority list get attention first.
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  3. #13


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Nice to see some triangles there + a few circles as well if they're up to it.

    Attachment 25409

    Who had the idea...
    Looks gorgeous!
    That might actually work. Make Metro apps one shape, say square. Desktop programs another, say round. And system tools another, maybe triangles.
    Very good thought.
    But of course let's hope more important issues from the priority list get attention first.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 376
    W8.1, W7


    ...improved and enhanced.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails windows8.png  
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    ...improved and enhanced.
    Must be the new Surface M$ is coming out with? LOL
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  6. #16


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    ...improved and enhanced.
    Must be the new Surface M$ is coming out with? LOL
    Reworked RT.
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  7. #17


    You think they had enough out in the wild to have any to rework? OH they had 6,000,000 in storage to rework.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 76
    Windows 8.1 Professional


    I really do want to just add this in,

    I am using a custom 3rd party software which has disabled metro and given me back the start menu, and for the running and general speed of an OS, windows 8 feels more responsive then any other system, especially on an SSD.

    This is how MS should have done it, upgraded the OS So its quicker and used less resources, whilst maintaing the customer access and familiarity.

    Sorry Fanboy over now ;D
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  9. #19


    Gotta give them credit - the kernel rocks... it's the "soft" features that are lacking
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  10. #20


    Posts : 299
    win 7 home premium 64 bit


    If you need to get into safe mode can you now simply tap F 8 at boot up, like you can in Windows 7,Vista, XP?
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