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  1. #11

    I like W8.1 and it'll be a keeper for my laptop and may replace the desktop W7 as well, but...

    There should be an option to remove the integrated services. What if I don't have a need for cloud services from MS? What if I prefer to be tracked by the browser and not by Bing's integrated search? What if my desktop doesn't have a camera, why would the system need Skype? Most, if not all, of these integrated service may be disabled, either directly or by registry, but why they cannot be uninstalled?

    I am sure that dropbox and others will wait for awhile and then hit MS with a class action lawsuit for integrating Skybox into the OS...

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  2. #12

    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM

    After viewing the opening post I thought I had just been on a trip with "Alice through Wonderland"! Great play stuff for kindergarten kids ... or Schwartzy 'Kindergarten Cop' fantasies!

    Talk about a snow job! Meaning the other type of 'snow' for 'tripping' out of mind experiences!

    Hey Cr00zng, good post. At last something we can agree on, eh! lol!
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  3. #13

    Posts : 376
    W8.1, W7

    those graphics... looks like something for the kids, in a 50's comic meant for kindergarten.
    Some at MS have lost their marbles.
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  4. #14

    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    those graphics... looks like something for the kids, in a 50's comic meant for kindergarten.
    Some at MS have lost their marbles.
    Microsoft's "Freudian Slip" shows us what they really think of their customers.
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  5. #15

    Posts : 10
    Windows 8/Mac OS

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Sardonicus View Post
    Didn't we already have everything from the start (menu). From XP to Windows 7, everything has always been from the start, so what are they trying to say?
    I agree it was a bold move (mistake?) changing the start menu paradigm. I started experimenting w start-menu hacks immediately after installing Windows 8 for the first time, I tried classic shell, start8 and some others and eventually moved on to The Prompt (Windows. Simplified.). I'm running Windows 8.1 now but am still not satisfied with their 'start button' but am pretty used to The Prompt at this point so I'm not really using any of Windows 8's built in nav anymore.
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  6. #16

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

    I just "enrolled" in ThePromt. Guess I gotta wait for them to send an invite.
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  7. #17

    Posts : 272
    windows 7

    The Prompt looks interesting, have just signed up. It reminds me of Launchy though
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