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A Windows veteran looks at Win8 Consumer Preview

  1. #11


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    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    @SIW2 I couldn't agree more.

    The problem I have with Metro is, I just don't see the point of it on the desktop. The first question I asked myself when I installed DP and again when I installed CP was, how much time will I spend in the Metro interface. The answer to that, for me anyway, is zero. There's simply nothing in Metro I want or need to use. The the majority of what I do, every day, on my systems, requires several open and constantly accessed windows across multiple desktops. For me, Metro is just an unnecessary layer, I'm apparently required to navigate, to get to where I need to be. After I'm there, I have no reason to return.

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  2. #12


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
    Well said, jimbo.

    It seems to me that so many people are stuck in a rut, and have got so used to doing things the same way that they have for years (the Start button has been available, in various incarnations, since the days of Windows 95) that when it comes to doing things differently they throw a hissy fit and say that they can't do it. In some cases, it's not a so much can't do it, rather the unwillingness to adapt and learn the new method, which I think is quite straightforward.

    Of course, I realise that this is only my opinion, and that others may choose to agree or disagree with me. That's fine - everyone is entitled to their opinion and it is their prerogative to do so. But that's my view on the subject.
    Agree.

    Just need to take a little time to get use to it, use it for a week or so and then tune it.
    Everybody should have a way to make it how they want, a few more native options would make it easier but don't expect to see that happen.
    For those willing, third party apps will likely be needed.
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  3. #13


    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Agreed


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    "People don't like change"

    If I see that once more I will scream.

    It is a complete falsehood.

    Probably the most used marketing technique is to slp the word "NEW" on a product - New aroma - New album by so and so - NEW sreies of whatever, New - now washes whiter.

    They do that because they know people don't like change, obviously.
    ...
    If you are selling something new - and it doesn't go down too well -instead of admitting you didn't get it right - you can blame the customers - it is their fault - because after all, people don't like change.

    Garbage.
    Agreed.

    I ran W7 as (basically) my main OS from b7048.
    There were some things I didn't like (and those things are still true today).
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I'm kind of getting tired of people ragging on Windows 8. This version is can't really be compared to past version because there hasn't ever been anything like it. It's not going to fail like vista, it might not succeed like 7, it might not last as long as xp.

    Windows 8 is Windows literally reimagined. It's shaping to the way people use PCs, and that is partly influenced by the tablet sector, but that isn't such a bad thing. I like some features in mobile systems to be on my desktop, like general speed overall. Many people don't have 20 windows open on average. Windows 8 offers the best of both worlds, supreme multitasking, and content immersion.

    Also, power users aren't the main concern of Microsoft, it's usually the enterprise and consumers, not always for IT people. That's why there is a thing called Windows Server, Windows Home Server, and Windows Azure. Those are products for IT people.
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    I can't be the only that actually likes Metro, right? I find it very useful when I want to navigate to files/settings/programs, since it only requires the use of a keyboard. I press the Windows key and typ in whatever I'm looking for and it immediatly shows up. Easy access.

    Has anyone tried the Marketplace? It's cool because you have the same apps you'd have on your phone or tablet AND you're able to use them in full HD glory on your desktop!
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  6. #16


    Thing is when Win7 came out in RC1(which is where this Win8 is basically) it was pretty much an instant hit, almost everyone that liked Windows LOVED Windows 7. Wind8 is, as far as I can tell so far, a good OS-except for Metro. More people dislike it than like it from what I am reading and those that like it are really trying hard to sell it. That was not the case with Win7 and I will repeat what I said about Win7 when it came out, "Microsoft finally got one right-right out of the box". Just my opinion, I would sell Windows 8 with a more traditional interface and offer Metro as "feature".
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  7. #17


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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    The irony is. I suspect if all previous versions of windows were taken away, and only 8 was available, as soon as everyone learned how 8 works, they would be more then satisfied. It seems that other then a few issues, much as people had certain issues with 7, that 8 is as good as 7, and may indeed prove to be better?
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  8. #18


    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    You can already do that in Windows 7.


    Quote Originally Posted by RobinSchouten View Post
    I find it very useful when I want to navigate to files/settings/programs, since it only requires the use of a keyboard. I press the Windows key and typ in whatever I'm looking for and it immediatly shows up. Easy access.
    You can already do that in Windows 7.

    Quote Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
    The irony is. I suspect if all previous versions of windows were taken away, and only 8 was available, as soon as everyone learned how 8 works, they would be more then satisfied
    Assuming that they had never tried Linux or Mac OSX.
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 11 Mar 2012 at 08:02. Reason: Syntax
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  9. #19


    Posts : 62
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RobinSchouten View Post
    I find it very useful when I want to navigate to files/settings/programs, since it only requires the use of a keyboard. I press the Windows key and typ in whatever I'm looking for and it immediatly shows up. Easy access.
    You can already do that in Windows 7.
    I'm aware of that, but it just feels more integrated now. Besides that, it's also more visually integrated and just seems faster.
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  10. #20


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I see a few people seem to imagine win 8 is somehow faster.

    Mine isn't - I don't mind - I wasn't expecting it to be at this stage.

    Strange how a few people think it is.

    Perhaps it depends on your system.
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