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A taste of Chrome OS in Windows 8.x

  1. #11


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    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1


    Certainly interested in trying this, read about it a couple of weeks ago

    It won't be much use for me in the long run as I no longer use Chrome as my browser

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Seems like you're running out of choices.....
    Thus the struggle....
    Lol! I see you went so far as placing in your specs "Win8 Pro, Desktop Mode". That's not to put you down. Just an observation. It's just that it struck me funny that you don't want to "encourage" Modern/Metro in any way. I know you don't like it.

    Struggle? I don't know what to say other than sometimes things in life get worse before they get better....

    Have you dabbled in Linux distros? Perhaps those may give you some "true" enjoyment?
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  3. #13


    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Yanno, it's not even so much that I don't like metro... more that I don't wanna see the desktop environment disappear. I don't really care what other people like to use, to each his own. Note also that I'm not opposed to change. Should they come along with something that is actually better than the current desktop, I would surely jump on it. Metro, however, ain't it.

    Yea, dabbled a wee bit with the linux, but ever so slightly...
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  4. #14


    In 8.1 I run Firefox as the default. The killer feature it has that I like is the "Zoom Text Only" feature which has become very important to me in the last few years--I love being able shrink or enlarge page text without affecting the size or magnification of any of the images on the page. Few things look worse than enlarged/magnified bitmaps... The look of that really cheapens IE, imo. But if you want to zoom page images, too, like IE, you can do it simply by turning off "Zoom Text Only." Chrome is out of the question because it does not allow me to turn off Google Update--it's like malware--turn it off and delete it from start-up programs and the very next reboot it's back again. Google wants to run it whether I like it or not, so I don't run Chrome. Only way to turn off Google Update is to uninstall Chrome.
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Yanno, it's not even so much that I don't like metro... more that I don't wanna see the desktop environment disappear. I don't really care what other people like to use, to each his own. Note also that I'm not opposed to change. Should they come along with something that is actually better than the current desktop, I would surely jump on it. Metro, however, ain't it.

    Yea, dabbled a wee bit with the linux, but ever so slightly...
    I gotta ask > How much did you dabble in the Modern/Metro Store apps or has it been awhile? Admittedly they kind of sucked at first, but with time they're coming along quite nice IMO. I use them frequently now.

    If, and only if, they start to develop "production" apps as good as these "consumption" apps are coming along, then the desktop may disappear altogether. It will take some years I'm sure. It may be that MS is writing a Modern/Metro version of Office. One would think they would start there and add others as time goes on.

    There are some production apps. Mostly for artists such as painting, photos, etc. I would consider the Email, People, and Calendar apps to be half and half so far as communications.

    Another question > Do you read at all what us fan bois are saying, or do you simply turn your head?

    Here's a recent one:

    www.eightforums.com/showthread.php?t=32501

    Please keep in mind I'm not trying to persuade you either way. Just asking/saying. I know you'll like what you like > No more, no less.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    I tried it(metro), for about a week when it first came out.... knew pretty quickly that it was terrible...imho, of course. I have reached the point in life where I know what I like, and metro ain't it.

    Oh, and btw, my head is off by default...
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Oh, and btw, my head is off by default...
    Literally?
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  8. #18


    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Oh, and btw, my head is off by default...
    Literally?

    Carry it around in a bowling bag....
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  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Oh, and btw, my head is off by default...
    Literally?

    Carry it around in a bowling bag....
    Lol! Great for Halloween parties coming up.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    I said it before I will say it again
    Chrome is a piece of garbage. It is proven daily.
    Crashes, incompatibilities, breaking parts of Windows and IE.
    Sorry, Google go ride their Chrome piece of garbage all the way to the trash heap.

    Not to mention the very fact they have purposely broken some of their stuff, such as youtube and others to not work with windows devices.
    and they openly admit it?

    Seems to me, i recall not too many years ago, MS got reamed for doing something similar.
    Gotta love them double standards so many love to ignore.

    Whatever, google can die the same horrible death that AOL did
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