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Originally Posted by Rubers View Post

Wait, wait wait.... Some of you shut down your computers? Blasphemy!
And what's wrong with that?
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Not lately. Ubuntu has almost all but abolished the terminal. Proprietary drivers have almost always also been included with a little popup as well.
Except for Raven.

Agreed on both fronts. Aside from the legacy device I've been installing Ubuntu on, on my sig rig it installs no problem. I still prefer to use the terminal over the Software Centre, personally, but most things are there.

and yeah that RAven guy was all out offensive on this thing. He likes it, that's good for him! Not for me, though.
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Originally Posted by Harbinger View Post

And what's wrong with that?

But...but. I...I..Shutting down my computer? But, why? WHY?! It never did anything wrong to me! *hugs case* shh, my pretty, they don't mean it!
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post

I just have Windows tracking manage the program that are on my start menu. The 16 I use more frequently are right there, and the rest are a sub-menu away. Maybe not the most elegant solution, but it works well, and has for a very long time.
375
Are you sure? I'm using Server 8 and I do not have to do this.
I just click the lower right corner, settings, then power. Still, convoluted compared to prior versions, but not terrible.
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I also like and use the programs that Windows puts in the Start Menu as regularly used, along with the jump lists. It's a very useful complement to having pinned program icons on the taskbar.

As to the shut down procedure, it's a bit more cumbersome than you describe.

It's:

1. Put mouse on the bottom right corner of the screen and wait for the menu to appear;

2. Click Settings;

3. Then click Power;

4. This however will not perform any preset function that you can customise like on Windows 7, instead it will bring up a menu with three options, Sleep, Shut down and Restart;


How can Microsoft make such a simple process like shutting down a computer such a cumbersome process when they had it right with Windows 7 ?


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Originally Posted by rocstar96 View Post

Bill Gates needs to step in

Indeed, he does.


I just thought about something: what if this is a long con ? The biggest April Fools' joke ever conceived and at the same time a brilliant marketing campaign to get people to get in touch (pun intended) with the interface that Microsoft will be using in smartphones and tablets ? It has already given them lots of publicity with all the controversy, will give them even more it it turns out it was a con and will even give them credit as a creative company.
Edited by tpi2007 - 4/2/12 at 8:22am
 
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Windows 8 is not efficient
The number of clicks to do the same operations have increased
Thus making the OS less efficient

The only way this Os is somewhat efficient is if you use your Windows Key + Hot Keys

Windows key + F = Find
Windows Key + R = Run
Windows Key + E = Explorer Browser
etc.....

But yes, over all the OS is less efficient and i can prove it with the click count per operation.

I consider lovers of Win 8 Modern N00BS

while they love the flashy lights and cool looks

they dont know the meaning of one simple word

EFFICIENCY
Edited by finalturismo - 4/2/12 at 8:04am
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Originally Posted by finalturismo View Post

Windows 8 is not efficient
The number of clicks to do the same operations have increased
Thus making the OS less efficient
The only way this Os is somewhat efficient is if you use your Windows Key + Hot Keys
Windows key + F = Find
Windows Key + R = Run
Windows Key + E = Explorer Browser
etc.....
But yes, over all the OS is less efficient and i can prove it with the click count per operation.
I consider lovers of Win 8 Modern N00BS
while they love the flashy lights and cool looks
they dont know the meaning of one simple word
EFFICIENCY

It's hard to take anyone who uses "N00BS" in an argument seriously. It seems to me that your post would be more efficient if you left out your rant at the end.
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I cannot wait for Win8 to come out. I've beta tested it since the release of the consumer preview and also beta tested server 8 as well and I'm welcoming all the changes. It will be very nice to have this in a work environment. Also, Metro is going to be great once you have all your commonly used programs on the main screen there.

Also, for those that want the Start button back all you need is to get Start8 and it adds the menu back. Obviously this isn't a native implementation but it still works and it works great.
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I've used Windows 8 Developer Preview for about a month, stopped, then installed Windows 7 again.
Then I used Windows 8 Consumer Preview ever since it came out until yesterday.

Conclusion?

Metro is stupid, period. Having a full screen start menu takes up more space (obviously), increases mouse movement, and is absolutely unnecessary. It provides NO benefit compared to a traditional start menu. Apps are also ridiculous when it comes to how they run. They run in metro and not in the standard windows environment. So if I open a pdf file with the included app I have to run my cursor over the left side of the screen and right click close it instead of going to the task bar. It may not seem like much but even after several weeks of trying to like Metro and the apps they just annoyed me.

There are certain things I did like about Windows 8 though...
  • The new theme, more square, professional if you will.
  • Right clicking in the corner of the screen to access essentially all important programs needed for trouble shooting problems with people over the phone. (Easier to verbally give them instructions.)
  • The ribbon, almost if not all of the important options/tasks you would want to perform are all right there without the need to go into a menu or press ALT. (Once again easy for less knowledgeable people because they can find what they need to do with a button. Even I liked it for myself.)
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No need to buy Windows 8

=)
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Guess I'll be riding out W7 until the end of support for Pro in 2020
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