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Windows 8 Metro. Sure it will get you from point A to B, but in the end, it's still an ugly ride.
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I think most people's complaints in general are due to metro. Which is justified.

And the fact metro looks alot like xbox worries me we will start seeing ads in future OS's.

Also the OS just feels like it's going more towards the "closed garden" approach of apple.

I know the core "openness" of the desktop is still there but they are clearly trying to encourage the use of "metro apps"

Personally I have used it and don't like it. I hate that I have to remember keyboard short cuts just to use the OS fluidly like 7, which is a couple simple mouse clicks away.

On the flip side my wife uses it as her sole OS on her laptop and loves it. So maybe casual users will like it (which is the clear majority of users)

But I still think people like us will have problems getting use to it
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Ye i have tried it.

Why would i want a touchscreen OS on a desktop that isnt touch screen anyway? :/ There should be atleast the option to switch between metro and the start menu bar.

Or i will just wait till someone releases a hack to change it like with the Gadgets on Win XP
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its not so much the metro i think thats a bad idea, its not horrible to get used to. its the fact that when you are on "the desktop" or on chrome or firefox or something and you click on something, it closes you out of "the desktop" and opens up a metro app and then you have to go back to the desktop to do what you were doing again... just seems like a huge waste. can't forget how glitchy it is right now
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I tried it and liked most of it. I kinda of like metro but I honestly dislike the fact that I have to boot strait to the metro ui.

I think if they (for desktop/laptop users) had it boot to the desktop and kept the start button, but added like some sort of optional sidebar with metro or a optional metro interactive desktop background it would be sweet and Id use it in a heartbeat however I am one of those people who like as little as poss on my desktop (no actual icons but I do have Rocketdock with the icons I use in it at the bottom just above the task bar so I get a much cleaner look imo)

This would allow the end user to have more choices and still have something they are used to and comfortable with or should they like metro adopt that look more with the interactive desktop background or want to use just a few options a metro sidebar.

honestly from all the things I read and from using it (for about an hour) this could very easily make the windows 8 haters into Microsofts next customer.
because after all it has shown minor speed advantages and is that not the reason why we are on this forum "the pursuit of performance" being ocn's motto and all thumb.gif

just my 2cents.gif on the issues/gains of it
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Originally Posted by JozefH View Post

because after all it has shown minor speed advantages and is that not the reason why we are on this forum "the pursuit of performance" being ocn's motto and all thumb.gif
just my 2cents.gif on the issues/gains of it

There are different reasons why different people are on this forum. Some are here for pure speed issues, but even there, that overwhelming majority of those people have to take into account another issue, ie money, otherwise this would be a board about "Cray Users".

Then there are the modders and sleevers, who often value looks over pure speed. I dare say, those people (like me) would always hate 8 because Metro looks, well, frankly UGLY.

As far as pure speed goes, if people really cared about that, they'd be at the DOS prompt (or Linux), not an ugly Windows retro/tablet screen.
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I tried it and honestly I was not happy with the interface. We've been accustomed to the task bar since Windows rolled out. The new interface is great for tablets and touch screen computers, but for those who do multimedia production, photography editing, and even gaming, it's not streamlined for those users. Microsoft is smart in developing a platform for the mobile community, but for me I will be sticking to the Windows 7 interface as it's efficient for me, I've tweaked it to death to be responsive, and I'm accustomed to knowing where everything is. Unless I have an absolute need to change, I'll either stick with Windows 7 or port to a Linux distro.
     
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@ op:you might have money burning your pocket!you might feel you need w8 !you got to have it?good for you !but stop paternising and condescending people that cannot!
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also. to those people who say it speeds up performance. this is a lie, i have it on my laptop cause i wouldn't touch my desktops software, and i've had to lower all my settings on my games... Metro takes up so much of GPU VRAM even when it is in the background. might even take more RAM also, but i haven't looked into that one too much
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also. to those people who say it speeds up performance. this is a lie, i have it on my laptop cause i wouldn't touch my desktops software, and i've had to lower all my settings on my games... Metro takes up so much of GPU VRAM even when it is in the background. might even take more RAM also, but i haven't looked into that one too much

I reckon Win8 will be tweaked to swap out the Metro's VRAM during game playback come final release. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if there are already DX / XNA libraries for loading and unloading Metro's resources.
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