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I wish Microsoft would go with Apples model. Smaller, yearly or bi-yearly releases that cost $29 with one version that includes everything.
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Originally Posted by CJRhoades View Post

I wish Microsoft would go with Apples model. Smaller, yearly or bi-yearly releases that cost $29 with one version that includes everything.

Microsoft has a similar model. The only difference is Service packs are free and make functional changes instead of adding GUI modifications.
post #53 of 84
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I'm with you friend. I hate it too, and what makes me even more irritated is the fact that Windows 8 is otherwise actually a really good OS! I have a 2560x1440 screen and I know exactly what you are talking about, not to mention the irritating delays for popups, the fact that I have to shove my mouse into corners or sides of a screen to get context menus and certain basic options...well, you see where I am going with this.
The start menu in both Windows 7 and 8 is in the lower left corner... your mouse doesn't need to go any further in 8...

And even the control panel and such is available from start so you basically never need to use the right hand side except for power I think.
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post #54 of 84
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Originally Posted by Xeio View Post

The start menu in both Windows 7 and 8 is in the lower left corner... your mouse doesn't need to go any further in 8...
And even the control panel and such is available from start so you basically never need to use the right hand side except for power I think.

How about you install the CTP and post a screen shot of your "Windows 8 Start Menu" that is located on the bottom left.

EDIT: Notice I said CTP and not DP.
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Microsoft has a similar model. The only difference is Service packs are free and make functional changes instead of adding GUI modifications.

Oh please, don't start this argument again. New releases of OS X are NOT service packs. They do much more than the service packs Windows gets.
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It's a popup, but it's definately there...

Can't take a screen till I get back home though, I'm at work.
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Oh please, don't start this argument again. New releases of OS X are NOT service packs. They do much more than the service packs Windows gets.

Yes, they include applications. I will concede that point, but the majority of the changes are gimmicky add-ons that do not actually improve the functionality of the OS.
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Yes, they include applications. I will concede that point, but the majority of the changes are gimmicky add-ons that do not actually improve the functionality of the OS.

Oh, and service packs do improve functionality? What did SP1 do for Windows 7 because I haven't noticed anything different since I installed it. You obviously don't own a Mac if you think feature additions in new OS X releases don't do anything.
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The start menu in both Windows 7 and 8 is in the lower left corner... your mouse doesn't need to go any further in 8...
And even the control panel and such is available from start so you basically never need to use the right hand side except for power I think.
Subtleties friend, subtleties. I know where the location of the "start" menu is...and no, it is not the same distance, and no it is not as quick as hitting a start button, and no, the L&F of it is nothing like it was, and no it is not functional...really what is it going to take for you to stop pointing out obvious yet pointless details to try to validate Metro UI? The bottom line is that it cuts into productivity and does that big time. Half a second here, half a second there, it's annoying and frustrating when you use a computer 10 hours per day...and believe me it adds up.

Lastly, to say that you never or seldom need to use certain features as the means of remedying poor UI design is neither an answer or an excuse.
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