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8 Ways Microsoft Will Tweak Windows 8

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    8 Ways Microsoft Will Tweak Windows 8


    For the past few months, Microsoft has observed while techies dug into the Windows 8 “Consumer Preview“–in geek parlance, the beta. The result is several big changes to the operating system, many of which will appear in the near-final Windows 8 “Release Preview,” due out in June.

    For those who haven’t been keeping a close eye on Windows 8′s development, here’s a rundown of how Microsoft will tweak Windows 8 before launch
    Source

    A Guy

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    I tried the DP, and the CP.

    The CP (32-bit) is running on my other laptop, the 64-bit version has been and gone from this one.

    I'm not even going to bother with the RC at this stage.

    And won't be touching the retail version. Well, maybe after SP2, when/if they realise and correct
    what they've done (hopefully).

    No Start button or menu, no Aero, the GHASTLY Metro idea, no Media Centre, no DVD playback, this
    insidious 'cloud' they want to force me into, secure-boot, and all the rest may have been acceptable if
    there was a choice.

    But, nooooooo...M$ know better than me what I want and what I do? I doubt that.

    As I've said earlier, that's a shame, because there's a great little OS hidden in there

    Long live Windows 7, which will probably go down in history as Microsoft's finest effort.

    They should have put the (few, IMO) improvements (Task Manager, file-copy, etc) into a Service
    Pack for Win 7 and left it at that.

    (And I've used them all, since Win 3.0.)
    Last edited by Kat; 26 May 2012 at 21:17.
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  3. #3


    Open wide for the latest dose of what we know is good for you. Sounds llke the fruit company ( we will take a small bite from your fruit) that way you can see it is not poisoned. But you do have to take like we say is best and what you want has nothing to do with anything.

    The new policies and products from Microsoft seem to be paterned after the marketing patern found in Apple. I have justified staying with Microsoft for these many years because of that difference. Now it is gone so stay with Windows 7 is the best choice for now but not sure how to deal with what is happening in the cloud but sure do not like it so far.

    So much big chunky stuff to eat at one time is a bit much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    I tried the DP, and the CP.

    The CP (32-bit) is running on my other laptop, the 64-bit version has been and gone from this one.

    I'm not even going to bother with the RC at this stage.

    And won't be touching the retail version. Well, maybe after SP2, when/if they realise and correct
    what they've done (hopefully).

    No Start button or menu, no Aero, the GHASTLY Metro idea, no Media Centre, no DVD playback, this
    insidious 'cloud' they want to force me into, secure-boot, and all the rest may have been acceptable if
    there was a choice.

    But, nooooooo...M$ know better than me what I want and what I do? I doubt that.

    As I've said earlier, that's a shame, because there's a great little OS hidden in there

    Long live Windows 7, which will probably go down in history as Microsoft's finest effort.

    They should have put the (few, IMO) improvements (Task Manager, file-copy, etc) into a Service
    Pack for Win 7 and left it at that.

    (And I've used them all, since Win 3.0.)
    Everything said here is ludicrous.
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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    "The Release Preview will also improve mouse detection around the edges of the screen, so it’ll be harder to accidentally spill over onto the next monitor when you’re trying to click a hot corner"


    Finally someone listen



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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    I tried the DP, and the CP.

    The CP (32-bit) is running on my other laptop, the 64-bit version has been and gone from this one.

    I'm not even going to bother with the RC at this stage.

    And won't be touching the retail version. Well, maybe after SP2, when/if they realise and correct
    what they've done (hopefully).

    No Start button or menu, no Aero, the GHASTLY Metro idea, no Media Centre, no DVD playback, this
    insidious 'cloud' they want to force me into, secure-boot, and all the rest may have been acceptable if
    there was a choice.

    But, nooooooo...M$ know better than me what I want and what I do? I doubt that.

    As I've said earlier, that's a shame, because there's a great little OS hidden in there

    Long live Windows 7, which will probably go down in history as Microsoft's finest effort.

    They should have put the (few, IMO) improvements (Task Manager, file-copy, etc) into a Service
    Pack for Win 7 and left it at that.

    (And I've used them all, since Win 3.0.)

    Everything you say here is TRUTH!

    Tens of millions maybe hundreds of millions will just say "NO" to Windows 8 if it FORCES the customer to use Metro UI as default. Nice post kat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    I tried the DP, and the CP.

    The CP (32-bit) is running on my other laptop, the 64-bit version has been and gone from this one.

    I'm not even going to bother with the RC at this stage.

    And won't be touching the retail version. Well, maybe after SP2, when/if they realise and correct
    what they've done (hopefully).

    No Start button or menu, no Aero, the GHASTLY Metro idea, no Media Centre, no DVD playback, this
    insidious 'cloud' they want to force me into, secure-boot, and all the rest may have been acceptable if
    there was a choice.

    But, nooooooo...M$ know better than me what I want and what I do? I doubt that.

    As I've said earlier, that's a shame, because there's a great little OS hidden in there

    Long live Windows 7, which will probably go down in history as Microsoft's finest effort.

    They should have put the (few, IMO) improvements (Task Manager, file-copy, etc) into a Service
    Pack for Win 7 and left it at that.

    (And I've used them all, since Win 3.0.)
    Hooray for the desktop and mouse and keyboard and everything new and the future!......
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    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Quote Originally Posted by Soundtweaker View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    I tried the DP, and the CP.

    The CP (32-bit) is running on my other laptop, the 64-bit version has been and gone from this one.

    I'm not even going to bother with the RC at this stage.

    And won't be touching the retail version. Well, maybe after SP2, when/if they realise and correct
    what they've done (hopefully).

    No Start button or menu, no Aero, the GHASTLY Metro idea, no Media Centre, no DVD playback, this
    insidious 'cloud' they want to force me into, secure-boot, and all the rest may have been acceptable if
    there was a choice.

    But, nooooooo...M$ know better than me what I want and what I do? I doubt that.

    As I've said earlier, that's a shame, because there's a great little OS hidden in there

    Long live Windows 7, which will probably go down in history as Microsoft's finest effort.

    They should have put the (few, IMO) improvements (Task Manager, file-copy, etc) into a Service
    Pack for Win 7 and left it at that.

    (And I've used them all, since Win 3.0.)
    Everything said here is ludicrous.


    And I stand by every word of it.

    You are entitled to your opinion, as I am to mine. Both are equally valid.

    Perhaps you'd like to explain just HOW and WHY my views and opinions should be labelles as 'ludicrous'?
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    [QUOTE=Coke Robot;92110]
    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post

    Hooray for the desktop and mouse and keyboard and everything new and the future!......
    The thing is just because something is "new" does not automatically make it "better".

    The future, well touch screens simply cannot and will likely never match the efficiency of the old keyboard and mouse from what we can see today. This again is for the desktop and productivity environment. For playing around on your smart phone or tablet maybe so.

    Bottom line MS is trying to put a round peg in a square hole, and it just doesn't make sense.
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  10. #10


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    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Nice article. Give a good read on where MS is going. One interesting quote:

    While a few of these visual changes are hinted at in the upcoming Release Preview, most of them will not yet be publicly available. You’ll see them all in the final release of Windows 8!
    It has been assumed by many that the Release Preview would be the same as the Final release, but just looks like another "Beta". Give us a another look at what is coming and still hope for more improvements.

    Jim
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