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Guy's MS is Apple'ing

iOS has the same look as OSX a dock with a "desktop" on top. It breeds familiarity and ties mobile to desktop.

WinMo has the same look as Win desktop, a group of colors tiles. It breeds familiarity and ties mobile to desktop.

In Apple land we have the MAS, you'll have the Windows store.

in 10.8 we have.



In win 8 SP1 you'll have the very same thing.
 
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Like I said before, and like Shrak said in his post, it's about being forced and the tightly controlling aspect of it. Metro and ugly UI? Fine, but at least let those of us that know how be able to use it the way we want. It's a complete loss of freedom as far as operating systems go.

I can understand what you're saying for sure. But it's pretty much the huge chance from 7 to 8. If they let everyone boot right past it, that's kinda like admitting that it isn't very good.
That's actually a decent point. I never really looked at it that way.
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Waiting for Windows 9!

What makes you think W9 will be any different?
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Source.
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create a shortcut that switches to the Windows 8 desktop... simply schedule this shortcut to be activated immediately after logging into the user's account.
a convoluted process to get Windows 8 to boot to the desktop, now that too is gone.

registry hax = convoluted

but please to be explain how is making a shortcut and putting it in the Startup folder "a convoluted process"... maybe for your my mom biggrin.gif

It is a convoluted process in the pre-RTM versions because it's not official and it's not simple. (And now it's nothing, as the news says.)

It was a convoluted process to the average user and even to enthusiasts. It's not something you could tick a box. You actually had to search online, in order to know how to do it, which means that even for most enthusiasts you can't find it alone. And no, the second method wasn't putting the shortcut on the startup folder, you had to put it into the task scheduler, and from what I remember it was a multi-step deal.
 
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post #95 of 527
I do not support this decision...I think this is ridiculous.

However, nothing a little .bat file running at log on would not fix...I suppose they could block it some how if they really wanted to.

It might be a good idea to give into to it anyway though. Windows 9 might not have a desktop in it all. This could be the beginning of that transition.
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post #96 of 527
Well

Ill use Win7 as long as it lasts, and anything else? I would actually rather go mac than stick with this crap you get on win8

come 2 years from now my main PC will be using linux.
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This does not bother me... I will just stick with Windows 7
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Sv: [TH] - No Booting Straight to Desktop in Windows 8

So much rage for what i would call a small change, just like with office versions.
If its a big deal surely you ought to be running linux already

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People really need to learn to be able to look at a product and evaluate from more than the perspective of it being made specifically for themselves.

For people who aren't good with computers, Metro is an almost perfect solution.

My grandma for instance. We bought a laptop for her recently to use Skype while she's living at home overseas.

Her biggest problem is figuring out where to find simple apps. With metro, everything is right there.

Want to go on the internet? Hit them big fat button that says "internet" on it.

Want to use Skype? Hit the big fat Skype button.

Music? Videos? Same thing.


For everyone else? Click the desktop button and go about your business.


It's very easy as a "power" user of Windows to look at the newest iteration and start the "they're trying to control us!!!"/"soon we wont be able to even have a desktop!!!" hype.

However, its quite obvious to me that when looked at from a non alarmist/ majority of windows users viewpoint, Metro will go down very well.
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I know it seems counter-intuitive, but remember when Microsoft Office introduced the ribbon? It was stupid, everyone hated it, and nobody knew where anything was. All my coworkers complained about it when we upgraded but if I were to give them a computer with Office 2007 on it now they would complain.
The point is, people will complain now and for the next year or two, but eventually people will learn how to use it. Once people know how to use it they won't be as vocal about their complaints, even if they still don't like it. Give it several more years after that and they'll probably complain if you took it away.

Guess what? I hated it so much that i switched to open office. It makes no sense, it's 'streamlined' is not an excuse to organize it like a 12 year old girl putting crayons in boxes based on how much she likes them and not what colors they are similar to. Microsoft is going down with apple the more they try to dictate to people how to use their computers, there will be an upswing in linux use, at least by those of us that do anything besides Webmail and facebook, the only reason I'm not on it now is Direct X.
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