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Yes. What, did you think I was a fanboy or something? I think locking these devices down is wrong.

Ok just making sure. Well, I agreed with you for some time but its apparent that is the way these companies want to go. They are creating ecosystems and usually ecosystems are closed. All I can say is I hope you enjoy linux!
 
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post #102 of 149
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I'll see your response sometime after Microsoft kills Metro from Windows 8 ... because you can't DO IT in Windows 8 Metro.
The desktop remote desktop program still exists. Why are you so dead-set on using the metro one if you want to have multiple open?
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post #103 of 149
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Using the keyboard in a GRAPHICS USER INTERFACE? rolleyes.gif
Hey, if using the keyboard and typing a couple characters on a keyboard is a "Great Improvement in speed", why don't we all just go back to DOS and REALLY pick up some speed then?
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keyboard shortcuts are a lot faster a lot of the time. that's one the things i like about osx.

however, typing out a command rather than pretty one or 2 buttons on the keyboard is a lot different
post #104 of 149
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Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post

Using the keyboard in a GRAPHICS USER INTERFACE? rolleyes.gif
Hey, if using the keyboard and typing a couple characters on a keyboard is a "Great Improvement in speed", why don't we all just go back to DOS and REALLY pick up some speed then?
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Its not the typing, its the fact how everyone claims metro is radically different and useless on desktop and takes up too much space and w/e other excuse you can come up with.

I was here to point out, unless you stare at your start orb/start menu the only reason to have it open is to run a program. It's the fact it's Metro UI doesn't effect anything or anyone because it still functions the same way, only now you can do more with it then before.

Metru UI is far superior to me because I understand what its there to do, and I can use it properly, instead of crying about it and refusing to switch.

But again, this is all for a single monitor, home use. I don't know anything about dual monitor setups and I don't know anything about using Windows for business.

But for Single Display, Home/Entertainment use, Windows 8 is superior.

I can bet if you do thoat same exact thing in 7/8 8 will get it done faster. The entire system is faster, you see that from the second you turn on Windows.
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post #105 of 149
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Its not the typing, its the fact how everyone claims metro is radically different and useless on desktop and takes up too much space and w/e other excuse you can come up with.
I was here to point out, unless you stare at your start orb/start menu the only reason to have it open is to run a program. It's the fact it's Metro UI doesn't effect anything or anyone because it still functions the same way, only now you can do more with it then before.
Metru UI is far superior to me because I understand what its there to do, and I can use it properly, instead of crying about it and refusing to switch.
But again, this is all for a single monitor, home use. I don't know anything about dual monitor setups and I don't know anything about using Windows for business.
But for Single Display, Home/Entertainment use, Windows 8 is superior.
I can bet if you do thoat same exact thing in 7/8 8 will get it done faster. The entire system is faster, you see that from the second you turn on Windows.
Metro UI is great:
It's faster, because there is nothing faster than only being able to have one windows open at a time.
Also, isn't click and drag so much faster than buttons? I used to have to go all the way to the corner of the screen and click, but now instead I can simply go up to the top and drag the screen to the bottom, saving almost -5 seconds.

Some actual problems I have with Windows 8 is that I can't find a lot of things any more; I have to use search to get to the control panel and windows explorer. The shut down button is located in the settings menu for some reason, and the settings menu is found when you hover over the switch metros button for some reason. File explorer has those awful ribbon toolbars that Word >2007 has.

This operating system also won't be significantly faster than Windows 7 operating in games; the only performance difference that I have seen is that it has is that it is lighter.

The only benefits that I see are that Microsoft fixed the mouse sensitivity settings as far as I can tell, it is better for anyone with a hard drive, and it costs less.
post #106 of 149
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Originally Posted by Liranan View Post

Gentlemen, my thoughts exactly. If I could rep you pioneerislous I would make another ten accounts and spam that rep button.
Can you skip that horrid, full screen, start menu? No? Then it's being forced down our throats. The fail logic is entirely on your part.
You were proven wrong and instead of being thankful that you learned something new you get nasty doh.gif
You knew Metro existed and how it worked before installing the OS. Just like everyone else, need I say more? wink.gif
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post #107 of 149
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Metro UI is great:
It's faster, because there is nothing faster than only being able to have one windows open at a time.
Also, isn't click and drag so much faster than buttons? I used to have to go all the way to the corner of the screen and click, but now instead I can simply go up to the top and drag the screen to the bottom, saving almost -5 seconds.
Some actual problems I have with Windows 8 is that I can't find a lot of things any more; I have to use search to get to the control panel and windows explorer. The shut down button is located in the settings menu for some reason, and the settings menu is found when you hover over the switch metros button for some reason. File explorer has those awful ribbon toolbars that Word >2007 has.
This operating system also won't be significantly faster than Windows 7 operating in games; the only performance difference that I have seen is that it has is that it is lighter.
The only benefits that I see are that Microsoft fixed the mouse sensitivity settings as far as I can tell, it is better for anyone with a hard drive, and it costs less.

For the control panel and file explorer, right click in the bottom left corner where the start menu used to be. (You can also hit Start + x to bring up this menu.)
Can also do Start + i to control panel. OR Start + Q to search for it, which to find Control Panel, all you have to type is C and then enter.

Start + E for windows explorer.
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post #108 of 149
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For the control panel and file explorer, right click in the bottom left corner where the start menu used to be.
Can also do Start + i to control panel. OR Start + Q to search for it, which to find Control Panel, all you have to type is C and then enter.

Didn't know these things, +1

This is exactly what I mean by how easy and fast W8 once you actually take time to learn the in's and out's of it. That start orb is not needed anymore.
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Didn't know these things, +1
This is exactly what I mean by how easy and fast W8 once you actually take time to learn the in's and out's of it. That start orb is not needed anymore.

It really isn't. They made really good use of the Start/Windows key for shortcuts.

Here's a picture that has a lot of useful shortcuts listed by letter.
http://www.tomshardware.com/gallery/4667,0101-329703-0-2-3-1-png-.html

Keep in mind I just installed it on my desktop last night... It doesn't take long to learn.
To be fair though, I've had the RP on my laptop for about a month~, but I haven't really used it much.

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btw if anyone wants a snappable media player that allows good library navigation without having to un snap/maximise, try Multimedia 8 from the app store. It works quite well imo.

I tried it out. Honestly don't like it. I have all my music and everything on an external HDD and it's a pain to get it to navigate to my specific folders.
I'll wait for a foobar app.
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For the control panel and file explorer, right click in the bottom left corner where the start menu used to be. (You can also hit Start + x to bring up this menu.)
Can also do Start + i to control panel. OR Start + Q to search for it, which to find Control Panel, all you have to type is C and then enter.
Start + E for windows explorer.
Wow, that is a useful menu; it amazes me that they wouldn't just put that into a button and label it something like commence. biggrin.gif
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Didn't know these things, +1
This is exactly what I mean by how easy and fast W8 once you actually take time to learn the in's and out's of it. That start orb is not needed anymore.
Yeah, I love nothing more than tiny buttons in the corner of the screen, instead of a large button. This is just convincing me more and more that Windows 8 is exactly the same as 7, but with the addition of some mild annoyances and an extra worthless UI.

Maybe they should just make a second version of Windows 8, label it "classic" and just get rid of the metro system entirely in favour of their new desktop and make the right clicking on the start menu the normal start menu. biggrin.gif
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