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Windows 8 Consumer Preview - One word: fail

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    Windows 8 Consumer Preview - One word: fail


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    I am desktop enthusiast 100%. I don't mean on just this site. Amongst friends and family, I have a repeated rant I go into about cell phones, how they're even allowed on the internet (I know you can't ban them hah) - meaning I enjoy desktop so much as well as the internet that I wish the web did not evolve into a million types of devices. Why? Just because. But with all that, I don't try to change the world or anything about it lol. I also dislike the "culture" in general of cell phones.

    I am only mildly enthusiastic about laptops.

    But imagine this. You, I and everyone else have never used or even seen an OS before, but say, we do have some tech understanding of how to play a CD or DVD on a hardware player - things like that. So you are now using Windows 8 for the first time. The reaction would probably be "Oh man this is so cool!", and that would be that.

    So, thank you for reading my defense of the OS.

    It could be better. They have the skills. They are getting very, very good at stability/reliability though too.
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    Canada
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    Hahaha. I love this guy. I think we could go along together well!
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    Wow, when I read articles like this, they make me laugh. Usually, the complaints are taking something somewhat mundane and blowing them out of proportion.

    I still can't understand how the Consumer Preview takes longer for him to boot than the DP. It's faster, and everything is much more stable than the DP. It acts betters and has better device support as well.
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    Meh


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I still can't understand how the Consumer Preview takes longer for him to boot than the DP. It's faster, and everything is much more stable than the DP. It acts betters and has better device support as well.
    The CP takes longer to boot, than the DP, on my PC.

    I've found the CP to be worse, than the DP:
    • Longer boot time (not that I care about boot time anyway)
    • No sound (sound driver won't install correctly, it did in W8 DP).
    • No "Start Menu".


    Things that are the same:

    • Can't change font types.
    • Can't adjust font size (not dpi setting).


    Good features:
    • Reduced RAM usage vs W7.
    • Good operating speed.
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 22 Mar 2012 at 22:06. Reason: Clarification, Layout
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    Here's an interesting thread about 'things' missing...

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com...a-53134a0913f3
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    Thanks for that link Calico


    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    Here's an interesting thread about 'things' missing...

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com...a-53134a0913f3
    So basically, they have removed all of the useful features/options and replaced them with Metro tiles.

    That's *&%#$#@% fantastic.
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    Article is complete crap, Consumer Preview is much faster and stable then previous editions. Also, if you don't like Metro than use desktop, what's the big problem. Also the dam thing isn't done, they have 7 more months before it is released, lighten up and get a life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcman50 View Post
    Article is complete crap, Consumer Preview is much faster and stable then previous editions. Also, if you don't like Metro than use desktop, what's the big problem. Also the dam thing isn't done, they have 7 more months before it is released, lighten up and get a life.
    Everyone's entitled to their point of view, even you
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    Article linked in first post is funny.

    I had a look at Vistart and found it not much use , sadly.

    For those who want something along those lines with better functionality - you could give Start Menu 7 a go.

    It is quite funny - I was going to say - if they removed the start menu - because the majority weren't using it all that much, they may as well remove diskmgmt and the command propmt. The majority don't even know those last two exist.

    Seems that may be happening anyway.

    Recent Items is a blow - important to me.
    Last edited by SIW2; 22 Mar 2012 at 10:24.
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