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post #11 of 28
5? What happened to 10? tongue.gif

But I don't want something designed for tablets on my desktop.
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Does this mean I can get a 5-finger discount on a new Windows 8 tablet next time I go to Best Buy? laugher.gif

post #13 of 28
To all you Win8 haters...why don't you show MS that you've had enough and that you'd prefer freedom of choice and jump ship to say...Linux? Hell, if enough people jumped I bet games would suddenly get better support/WINE results. But yes, Win8 should be really two versions...one for the pad fad and one for the real computer.
     
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Video has nothing to do with the topic. Whats up with that? 5-Fingered Touch = anti smudge screens?
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post #15 of 28
Just curious, how many of the haters have tried Windows 8? I've got it on a VM and I don't think its all that bad. Kinda fun and re-freshening rather than the same old Windows experience.

I anticipate power users aren't going to like it because they don't like change, but I honestly think the normal user may find it more user friendly.
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post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by whitingnick View Post

Just curious, how many of the haters have tried Windows 8? I've got it on a VM and I don't think its all that bad. Kinda fun and re-freshening rather than the same old Windows experience.
I anticipate power users aren't going to like it because they don't like change, but I honestly think the normal user may find it more user friendly.

i have it installed on my laptop. looks dope. still user friendly maybe not to the idiots of the world but to me it's ok
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I was a bit fuffed that I couldn't find the restart function after about 2 minutes of looking, gave up and had to use shutdown -r -t 0 in command prompt..

Is it really that difficult to include an option to function like W7/Vista without that metro garbage?

Also, might be a function of being a 'beta' on the consumer preview but looks like there are some horrendous memory leaks. After about an hour of playing BF3 my usage spiked into 14-15 GB RAM utilization..

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Quote:
Originally Posted by whitingnick View Post

Just curious, how many of the haters have tried Windows 8? I've got it on a VM and I don't think its all that bad. Kinda fun and re-freshening rather than the same old Windows experience.
I anticipate power users aren't going to like it because they don't like change, but I honestly think the normal user may find it more user friendly.

I did try it. I thought it was aweful, at least the start menu. The removal of the start button meant enough to make me hate Win 8 though. The new tile thing is nice for tablets but not for desktops.
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post #19 of 28
So does that mean that if I buy Windows 8 Microsoft will replace my 2 $200 monitors with equivalent touch versions just so I can use the UI properly?

Its like they don't even realize they're designing a UI that only 1% of their user base can actually use properly.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nathris View Post

So does that mean that if I buy Windows 8 Microsoft will replace my 2 $200 monitors with equivalent touch versions just so I can use the UI properly?
Its like they don't even realize they're designing a UI that only 1% of their user base can actually use properly.

UI works fine here, use your mouse and try clicking something.
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