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  1. #41


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    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    Now, if you ask me, a solution that allows me to run Android apps in windows in the Win7 desktop is a much better solution than Windows 8. There are 400,000 Android apps and the number is growing. There are but a dozen or so Win8 Metro apps. How many of you agree on this???
    I have to agree with this point, but the chances for such solotion are minimal
    What makes you believe this? The process is under way and will pick up steam with Win8.

    Look at this
    Windows 7 gets transformed into Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich - The Inquirer

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  2. #42


    Posts : 162
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
    Left that some time ago, imho Windows 8 seems like a touchscreen optimized OS which Microsoft tried to 'port' to Desktops.
    You are absolutely right in this assessment
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  3. #43


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Well. No one feel safe doing things with unsettled OS A matter of choice then
    Working with Windows 7 is completely guaranteed. Stay safe and sound. I did work with Win 7 from its beta to the latest release.
    But I like giving try myself messing up with WDP Running the 64-bit version at all my three Desktop PCs and Mobile. Programs and games are in good shape and smoothly running. Just wonder why there is nothing more coming to have its beta version or something sounds like.
    Feel almost nothing to complain, except the annoying shutdown problem. And, waiting for the Beta...
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  4. #44


    And, waiting for the Beta...
    You're not alone
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  5. #45


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    You're not alone
    Remind me to the saying of Optimus Prime..!
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  6. #46


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    February is closing in quick, so the wait is depleting, and the beta will arrive.
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  7. #47


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Happy to hear that.
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  8. #48


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    Still on WDP against the dark forces ...lol...
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  9. #49


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by ADRz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Austin View Post
    Its unfortunate to say, I've given up on Windows 8. It's interface takes much learning curve and my drivers, games and software are very glitchy. I got my new computer, and I feel back at home on Windows 7. It's a real shame that Microsoft only gives OS's a few years to live, in my mind Win 7 has superseded every OS I've used. I'm not one to put down an offer to try out an OS but this time MS has gone too far and made too many changes. In fact, they simplified the PC too much!

    There were features I liked in Windows 8, but having to remember there's no more start menu crosses the line. I found myself using my phone to remotely shutdown and restart the computer rather than from the computer itself.

    Microsoft also crossed the line by shutting the gadget network down. I hardly use the sidebar anymore because of them shutting everything down. Let's face facts, MS only cares about its dollars, not the people. It's sad I have to use windows to do my everyday tasks and to use my day to day devices otherwise I'd be using *gasp* Linux.

    MS has one more shot to impress me with Windows 8 and its successors, and I hope that the desktop will rule again.
    Austin, I agree with you 100%. Now, Win7 is not going anywhere, it will be around for at least seven more years, at least.

    Now, for desktop gadgets, you can find several of them in a number of sites in the Web. For example, the new Pandora gadget -which is great, by the way - can be found in the Pandora site. Download it and enjoy. You can also still find the gadgets for various radio stations (NPR, BBC and others). There are various weather gadgets as well that work excellently.

    The gadgets for Win7 are far more efficient than the stupid (and I would like to emphasize stupid) full screen apps of Win8. Why would one need a full screen app in a 24'' - 30'' inch monitor for weather or Pandora????? The Pandora gadget, is small but still shows all the stations, what is playing, the up and down buttons, volume controls and displays the album art. In a 24'' inch screen, it occupies a tiny place in the desktop and it is always there. I do not need to switch to it, and I do not need to launch it or anything like this. Win8 is just a Phone OS that runs the desktop as a task. It is nothing more, it is a lobotomized version of an OS for the Y generation for which the concept of computing is the iPhone.

    In the future, I can see myself migrating to either OSX or Linux and running Windows transparently as a virtual task. In Linux, one can easily achieve this with VM Workstation 8. Thus, instead of having access to silly, little phone apps, at least I will be having access to industrial strength desktop applications alongside my Windows applications. I am sure that Google can also easily produce a desktop version of Android that would run the Windows desktop in a virtual machine (if one would want a better mobile OS in their desktop). The Android ICS "desktop" is far nicer and far more animated than the "overtiled" Win8.

    Win8 will be met with derision, this much is clear. It is trying to cancel the way 99% of Windows installations work. Some will fall along thinking that they are "trendy", but they are simply suckers for MS PR. The main reason for Win8 is to sell phones and tablets, condition the users to the brain-damaged "Metro" interface and sell apps by the bushload (apps that one got for free with the desktop gadgets!!!).

    Oh..well!!!
    One opinion out of many. Here, a forum dedicated for a new Windows OS that was up and running long before an alpha build of 8 was out, hosts many people that like it or hate it. But overall, the feeling is more passive, not resistive. I'd like to discuss Windows 8 and the potential of what a new interface can do.
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  10. #50


    Austin, I agree with you 100%. Now, Win7 is not going anywhere, it will be around for at least seven more years, at least.
    Considering that XP is still alive that must be true

    The gadgets for Win7 are far more efficient than the stupid (and I would like to emphasize stupid) full screen apps of Win8.
    And I do bvelieve that some developers will keep createting gadgets for Windows 8 desktop
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