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No need for this metro crap on a desktop. Kill it... KILL IT WITH FIRE! gunner2.gif
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Originally Posted by Kand View Post

Windows 7 = Windows Vista SP2.
Vista isn't as crappy as many were led to believe, it takes a bit of tweaking to get right.
It's more suitable to compare Windows 8 to Windows ME.
Nope. tongue.gif
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post #72 of 418
We still have the RC version to go, Microsoft can't be that thick skulled to not take up some ideas like they did with Windows 7. It'll take time, but I have full frontal faith in them. This was probably just an experiment if we liked it or not.
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post #73 of 418
The metro UI actually taught me to use the WINDOWS key on my keyboard, which greatly improves my productivity on Win7. I've been playing around with Windows Server 8 beta for a while now, honestly, it is a great OS with everything EXCEPT metro UI. Replace metro UI with the classic windows 7 start menu, and I can see pretty much all around adoption.
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post #74 of 418
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I think they'll reenable the old school desktop (as an option) in the final release

They better do!
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post #75 of 418
I actually like it, it took a lot of customization but now that I've got it where I want it Metro works really well. I replaced Vista on my parents' Inspiron 1420 with the consumer preview (since Vista randomly died) and didn't change a thing, my dad was able to find Craigslist at least thumb.gif

Funny the first thing my mom said was "It looks like Mac!" referring to the launchpad in Lion.
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Nope. tongue.gif
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it's still there, but buried under all the cruft of metro. and it lacks a start menu. if the enhancements were applied to 7 via an SP it'd be really good but eh, it seems MS is going all in on the "WE MUST BOLT 2 OSes TOGETHER" idea and tbh it still needs work. a lot of work...
i'd hoped that the dev preview was just a fluke, but the consumer preview is worse... not likely to switch over (and i'm someone who used Vista at RTM and was happy with it (except for the file copy issues)
the layout of Vista wasn't radically designed.
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the problem with Vista was that it was shipped on machines that were too slow to run it (but had been certified to run it) so people thought it was slow and bloated.
notice that Vista, 7, and now 8's requirements have stayed the same which (along with tweaks) has helped subsequent versions of Windows (and even Vista) feel faster.
post #77 of 418
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And most people here are relatively smart when it comes to these things. But just like Pirillo's dad, most average people aren't going to know what to do.

Most average people don't know what to do with any OS to be honest, at least when they first use it. There is no way you can say W8 would be harder to use than an Apple OS to a prior Windows user. People are just blowing this way out of proportion.
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post #78 of 418
Just finished installing the Consumer Preview on my Laptop. Oh boy, this is even more of a mess than the Developer Preview.

Trying to use the Metro interface with a touchpad is even more of a nightmare than with a mouse. What were they thinking lol.

And there is too much white, and too much fullscreen madness, too much incoherency in all of this. This is not even half-baked, it's purely experimental Alpha (thank goodness they at least formally recognize it by calling it a preview). I went to the control panel - that too much white (power saving on tablets since white is when the pixels are not filtering any of the backlight), oversimplified fullscreen thing that doesn't let you see what is happening on the desktop, and there were some updates to be installed. There was a list of updates I couldn't click on, if I wanted, I had to click on the link to go the the old style window - back to the desktop.

(Why doesn't the Escape key work to get out of the store or the calendar, or the weather, or etc ? Yes, use the Windows key, right. You can't escape from that. lol)


And searching for UAC, stilll shows that they haven't learned a thing from the developer preview. LOL

"Apps Results for "uac" No apps match your search"

I have to click on the Settings category and then click on the "Change User Account Control Settings" to do what I can do much faster with Windows 7, which puts the UAC as the first result (and puts categories all in a scrollable fashion), I just have to hit "Enter". Not to mention it's much clunkier to get to search in the first place.

Did they get rid of the show desktop button in the bottom right corner so they could fit that ridiculous menu so you can get to the search functions, among other things that were on the Start Menu ? Edit: No, they didn't, but it's invisible now LOL. And because putting the mouse in the corner makes a menu appear, it didn't occur to me that I could click on a non button to make the desktop appear. LOL Of course, the functionality to make the desktop appear temporarily is gone.

As someone said previously in another thread, this is Metro glued together with Windows 7.5. And the glue is very low quality, I might add.
Edited by tpi2007 - 3/12/12 at 12:32pm
 
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Ill just wait to try it before I say anything.
post #80 of 418
I thought the point he was trying to make was very well thought out and good on his father for playing along. His father is 100% the common user. Maybe even a little more advanced. Especially for his age. They cannot release W8 as is or it will be a bust!
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