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(The Register)   "Windows 8 on mobile devices and tablets is akin to Dr Jekyll: a tortured soul hoping for redemption. On a regular PC, Windows 8 is Mr Hyde: a monster that terrorises poor office workers"   (theregister.co.uk) divider line 107
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2012-11-21 04:38:04 PM  

Mitt Romneys Tax Return: Mitt Romneys Tax Return: Nonsense that has nothing to do with Win 8

Damn, posted in the wrong thread. Oh, to have an edit button.


oh,Mitt Romneys Tax Return , you're lost, am I not the only one that sees the irony?
 
2012-11-21 04:54:49 PM  

terminalx: And you can still do all those same things in windows 8 on the desktop but with the added bonus of a quick and glance start menu that with live tiles gives you a quick glance of what is going on for entertainment or if your company has created its own metro apps you can run 2 of them side by side while continuing to use all the same apps you have running on your desktop. You also have the added bonus that when hitting the windows key start typing and instant search pulls up your results.

/MS needs to give everyone a 90 day trial so this nonsense of not being able to get any work done goes away.



I've read multiple sources that say even desktop mode still doesn't allow true windowing. If this is false (and it really, really needs to be), then it still doesn't answer one very big question. Why bother upgrading from the very functional, still-has-new-car-smell Windows 7?

At the pace MS is going between Vista, 7, 8 (and presumably 9 due to the universal revilement of 8), it looks like the Windows OS is going to be the new Madden or Call of Duty franchise.
 
2012-11-21 09:30:33 PM  
-faster boot times
-faster resume sleep
-file history
-instant search
-new start menu
-better task manager
-better recovery options
-Microsoft account
-built in protection
-DirectX 11.1
-it cost 39.99 for the pro version.

You should be able to download the rtm and try it out and if its not your cup cool but its basically wahhh you changed stuff wahhh.

My only complaint is the ms metro apps need some work but it just came out and it improved a lot since the preview
 
2012-11-21 11:31:01 PM  

styckx: One of the biggest features I love in Windows 8.

True multi-monitor support w/ the taskbar and even wallpaper.. I nearly shiat a brick.. I can finally retire Ultramon.


You can also have different wallpaper on each monitor.
 
2012-11-21 11:39:47 PM  

swaxhog: I used Windows ME. I used Vista. I happened to like Vista (after sp 1). Windows 8 is no ME/Vista.

Windows 8 is their biggest turd ever. I know I am biased though. I absolutely hate the xbox UI with constant ads being pushed in your face and actual xbox features hidden in tiny text up top. The Windows 8 phone ui looks ridiculous. Now, I only used Windows 8 for about an hour but that was enough for me to form my expert opinion. Not gonna touch it.

Are people also aware that Windows 8 basically reports back to MS every URL you visit, every program you download and install? Who knows what else. For your safety, citizen. fark that shiat, man.


You don't have to use the Metro interface - you can drop back to the old style desktop with a single key-press.

Do you ever use Google? They're already watching you and have been for some time.
 
2012-11-21 11:50:50 PM  

extroverted_suicide: I've read multiple sources that say even desktop mode still doesn't allow true windowing. If this is false (and it really, really needs to be), then it still doesn't answer one very big question. Why bother upgrading from the very functional, still-has-new-car-smell Windows 7?


www.vtechnonews.com

Consulting with multiple people who are wrong does not get you the right answer.
 
2012-11-24 01:11:46 AM  

Elemental79: Right now I have 5 windows open, all visible, all sized differently. Is it true that this is not possible in Windows 8? If so, how do I get a Photoshop window to take up 20% of the screen on the right and a 3DS window taking up 80% of the screen on the left. I constantly need to reference other windows while working in a different program.

How many clicks does it take to go from one open program to another open program? Currently it takes me 1 click.

How many open programs and folder tasks are visible at any given time? If I'm editing an audio file, will I be able to see which other programs and folders are currently open and navigate to them with a single click?


metro mode and its apps lock you into 1 window at a time. Desktop mode and its stuff is as unbound as in windows 7...
 
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