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- There will be a way to close Metro-style applications without jumping into the Task Manager in the 'old' desktop.
- There will be a more efficient way to scroll through the list of programs using a mouse in the beta.
- There will be more details of switching through currently running applications via mice and keyboards as the beta approaches.
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Arggghhhhhh! I hate that Start menu. Look at it! It looks like a mobile device!
   
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Good luck getting people off of 7, Microsoft. You only created another Vista.
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I will still buy Windows 8. Maybe the change in the way the OS looks and controls is the best. As long as they don't make it like Vista where is what buggy and very unoptimized, it should be good.
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I will still buy Windows 8. Maybe the change in the way the OS looks and controls is the best. As long as they don't make it like Vista where is what buggy and very unoptimized, it should be good.
It won't be that way if you're using it on a tablet.
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Good luck getting people off of 7, Microsoft. You only created another Vista.
sigh* vista was great, it was poor at launch, but vista after sp1 and now sp2..it runs as flawless as 7, we have "7" because the name "vista" is tainted..so its a marketing scheme for a "new" OS. but it really isn't. win7=what vista was meant to be. but due to the high requirements at first, 85% of the ppl who jumped in, couldnt get it working "smoothly" because theyre on 10 yr old hardware which runs XP perfectly.
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Desktops are slowly being phased out by mobile devices, windows 9-10 will most likely be 100% tablet/laptop/phone oriented
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I still hate it. The Start Screen and the replacement for the start menu is horrible.
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Umm, no.
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post #10 of 92
Windows 7 UI = WIN
On the first bootup of Windows 8 I'll go disable that disgusting and tablet-looking-crap Metro UI.
If I can't do that ?
I'll pass.





All those tablets are driving me crazy, there was the iPad, then there was 2038178217693871298 other tablets. Now microsoft wants us to suffer pain for their new tablet era.

EDIT : Yes, MeMadBro
Edited by Abs.exe - 10/4/11 at 2:27pm
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