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  1. #31


    Windows 9 needs to be about choice. If we don't want apps and new metro way of doing things we should be able to turn it off. If we do want a fondleslab mode with no desktop or a desktop with no start menu we should be able to do that too. If we want the whole works (for developers, tech support) then we should be able to install that too. If you go back to Windows 95 and 98 you could select what you wanted to install down to which games, themes and even a screensaver let alone system tools and modes. I know some of that was due to hard drive space in those days but systems were highly configurable then. Now not so much. If they make everything optional so I could for example choose Desktop PC with Aero, Start Menu, Media Center.

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  2. #32


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    The higher ups will likely get the use of the Metro Apps


    What on earth would they want that for? Unless they have gone into their second childhood. Perhaps you mean like an executive toy, the little swinging balls thing springs to mind.

    Cashback Newtons Cradle Executive Desktop Toy Science Museum by Bedroom
    LOL... nothing on Store but Play has it .. guess they gonna have to stick to Angry Birds or something...
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  3. #33


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    There is more to Metro apps that just games by the way. Seeing the way this thread is going though I think I'll just bow out now.
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  4. #34


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    The other thing I'm excited about with Windows 9 is that everywhere that's been quoting these rumors all report that if you look at 9 to 8.1.1, you WILL KNOW which is which right off the bat. That's going to be quite interesting.

    But the thing I am expecting them to screw up is the Desktop UI design. Why in the world they thought keeping Aero styling and continuing it, all but flattening down three elements of it is a good idea? It's not. Mixing Aero icons and metro icons is horrendous looking, one has all these drop shadows, faux lighting effects, gloss, and 3D perspectives all while at the same time next to metro iconography that's typically just a white flat icon with that tile's main color. So the obvious is the now just keep what's going on the same and mush them RIGHT next to each other on a start menu. It's just horrid to look at.

    Keep things freaking consistent. Gosh.
    I am not quite certain, what you are referring to. If you are talking about the desktop start menu, I read that an option was to be added to allow you to choose the style you wished it to be. If you wanted to turn off Metro menu or the Classic menu, or leave them both on, you could. Supposedly, the MS big push, is to allow the consumer a myriad of options. But, you just can't believe anything you read now-a-days.

    But again, to me it sounds like Windows 9 is all about eye candy, Bing and cloud services, not sure it would be worth $120 or $200 for a Pro version. At the least, they should provide Media Center as part of the OS, as in Windows 7.
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  5. #35


    India
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    Win 8.1 Update x64

    Microsoft is testing a fix for Windows 8.1 upgrade woes


    "There are many Windows 8 and RT users who want to upgrade to Windows 8.1 and RT 8.1, but can't. A glitch has kept a seemingly random batch of PCs from installing this latest revision through the Windows Store. Thankfully, relief is in sight. Microsoft tells for Windows that it's testing a patch which automatically upgrades these stubborn computers to their respective 8.1 releases. If you're eligible, you only need to check Windows Update (not the Store) to get the ball rolling. Microsoft isn't saying if and when the fix will spread worldwide."

    SOURCE: Microsoft is testing a fix for Windows 8.1 upgrade woes
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  6. #36


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    Quote Originally Posted by RBS View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    The other thing I'm excited about with Windows 9 is that everywhere that's been quoting these rumors all report that if you look at 9 to 8.1.1, you WILL KNOW which is which right off the bat. That's going to be quite interesting.

    But the thing I am expecting them to screw up is the Desktop UI design. Why in the world they thought keeping Aero styling and continuing it, all but flattening down three elements of it is a good idea? It's not. Mixing Aero icons and metro icons is horrendous looking, one has all these drop shadows, faux lighting effects, gloss, and 3D perspectives all while at the same time next to metro iconography that's typically just a white flat icon with that tile's main color. So the obvious is the now just keep what's going on the same and mush them RIGHT next to each other on a start menu. It's just horrid to look at.

    Keep things freaking consistent. Gosh.
    I am not quite certain, what you are referring to. If you are talking about the desktop start menu, I read that an option was to be added to allow you to choose the style you wished it to be. If you wanted to turn off Metro menu or the Classic menu, or leave them both on, you could. Supposedly, the MS big push, is to allow the consumer a myriad of options. But, you just can't believe anything you read now-a-days.

    But again, to me it sounds like Windows 9 is all about eye candy, Bing and cloud services, not sure it would be worth $120 or $200 for a Pro version. At the least, they should provide Media Center as part of the OS, as in Windows 7.
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    This is what I'm talking about. The legacy vista era icons mixed with the modern metro style.

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    Simply put, this is what has annoyed me with Windows 8 since the Developer Preview. The lack of attention to the obvious details. Microsoft once went on and on about all the little details "only God can see" but yet disregarded the details God and everyone else can see, which is the Desktop. It's still stuck in the year 2007 and hasn't changed since.
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  7. #37


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    There is more to Metro apps that just games by the way. Seeing the way this thread is going though I think I'll just bow out now.
    Yes, sorry about that - (couldn't resist...)
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  8. #38


    Hafnarfjörđur IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    For me I don't like that type of Menu -- I'd rather if I'm using a menu (which I don't these days unless it's from a custom toolbar) I'd prefer just the name with the small Icon at the left - I don't want the live tile bits shown on the right. Some metro apps (borderless and updating) which can be re-sized and moved anywhere on the screen would be fine -- some things like stock prices etc which would then on a click take me into my trading account for example would be fine or some real time travel info etc.

    As for stuck in year 2007 -- It's actually MUCH older than that -- it in fact is nearly 20 YEARS OLD !!!! -- but like clothing fashions often re-appear long after the original you thought was dead and buried !!.

    Cheers
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  9. #39


    Some news

    Windows 9 Build 6.4.9788 Said to Be Ready, Leak Expected Soon

    All speculation at the moment

    (LOL at the comments...Linux guys take no prisoners )
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  10. #40


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    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Some news

    Windows 9 Build 6.4.9788 Said to Be Ready, Leak Expected Soon

    All speculation at the moment

    (LOL at the comments...Linux guys take no prisoners )
    That build is incredibly alpha, it's still probably more Windows 8.1 than 9. It'll be more interesting when the build string is at 6.4.1100.
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