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8 Ways Microsoft Will Tweak Windows 8

  1. #21


    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    You know Kat, maybe that's your problem, you've gotten used to doing things a certain way and just aren't willing to bend. Try to think of the future, the future is completely different to the past. The future is touch and mobile and tablets and also this is a faster better version of Windows, just with a different twist.
    Got an Android phone, and have absolutely NO interest in tablets.

    AT ALL!

    I'm a 'desktop man' through and through, and have been for a quarter of a century or more.

    And THAT will not change.

    It's not a matter of 'learning something new'.

    I CAN use Win 8. With ease.

    I simply don't LIKE it.

    It's 'improvements' should be Win7 SP2.

    As for the rest of it....no, thanks.

    I'm not trolling, either, that's simply the way I feel.

    I really did want to like 8 (the DP was OK, liked it), but am severely disillusioned....

    As things are, I wouldn't even bother pirating it. I certainly won't be BUYING it.


    BTW, by my tests, 8 is no faster than 7, except on boot-up, which, to me, is irrelevant.
    Then you really havent ran many tests. Windows 8 offers much better performance.
    Here's one example. The Cakewalk Blog Blog Archive SONAR X1 on Windows 8: What we learned from the Windows 8 Consumer Preview

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  2. #22


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    Something that all the Metro and touch screen fanbois are deliberately FAILING to reply to is the issue of how a person trying to be productive can sit and try and type at the face of a desktop touchscreen for HOURS!!

    It just ain't happening.

    These marketing and consulting clowns need a smack down.

    Just who determines that metro and touch screens are the future not to mention the DUBIOUS "cloud" which will remove total control of your personal data away from ones personal computer?

    OBVIOUSLY THESE ENLIGHTENED ONES certainly have no interest in what the customer might want instead. Do they? LOL
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  3. #23


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    Quote Originally Posted by Soundtweaker View Post
    Then you really havent ran many tests. Windows 8 offers much better performance.
    It's entirely dependent upon the hardware configuration, drivers and installed software.

    It's exactly like software (e.g. Firefox).
    Some people say FF crashes constantly on their PCs (it doesn't on mine).

    On my PC, the W8CP (VHD) boots ~9 seconds faster and it seems to be about the same speed (as W7) when it's running.
    It definitely uses less RAM though.
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  4. #24


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    lehnerus2000 I was hoping you would of exterminated that smiley guy rolling on the floor laughing. <g>
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  5. #25


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    Eh?


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    lehnerus2000 I was hoping you would of exterminated that smiley guy rolling on the floor laughing. <g>
    No comprende.
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  6. #26


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    Your avatar lehnerus2000 is a Dalek, and from the British TV show Dr Who, Daleks EXTERMINATES humans....LoL
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  7. #27


    Quote Originally Posted by legacy7955 View Post
    Something that all the Metro and touch screen fanbois are deliberately FAILING to reply to is the issue of how a person trying to be productive can sit and try and type at the face of a desktop touchscreen for HOURS!!

    It just ain't happening.

    These marketing and consulting clowns need a smack down.

    Just who determines that metro and touch screens are the future not to mention the DUBIOUS "cloud" which will remove total control of your personal data away from ones personal computer?

    OBVIOUSLY THESE ENLIGHTENED ONES certainly have no interest in what the customer might want instead. Do they? LOL
    So your saying you have to use a touchscreen all the time in Win8? Didnt know that.
    And the cloud is going to wipe all my local hard drives clean? Didnt know that either.
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  8. #28


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    Quote Originally Posted by Soundtweaker View Post

    So your saying you have to use a touchscreen all the time in Win8? Didnt know that.
    And the cloud is going to wipe all my local hard drives clean? Didnt know that either.
    The main issue is that you MUST boot into Metro first BEFORE you can access the desktop each and every time you boot your computer at least with this version, and from what M$ seems to indicate this will not change in the final release.

    As for the others, you have heard of "gradually turning up the heat on the frog in the pot" so it doesn't jump out BEFORE he is boiled alive?
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  9. #29


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    I think many people overshoot the runway when they talk about the Start Screen. It is kind of a new start menu, it could be kind of a touch Desktop UI for tablets, it could be many things. But what it truly is is a giant task switcher. You can enter the Desktop, go back, and switch over to a metro app, go back, and switch into a Desktop app, go back, and switch to a Library. It's exactly as the concept of the start menu in Windows 95 was, place your frequently used items in a single, consolidated place so you can easily navigate around. The only difference it's full screen. What's the big deal?
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  10. #30


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Your avatar lehnerus2000 is a Dalek, and from the British TV show Dr Who, Daleks EXTERMINATES humans....LoL
    I see.

    Daleks don't discriminate.
    They'll exterminate any species.

    It's looking the wrong way.
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