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well this is a bad example cuz you can do that, but yes the "ribbon" that appears is vastly abridged compared to the shell menu.

 

Scratch that, it's been added in the final release. I'm pretty sure that option wasn't there in the preview I tried. There's still no "properties".

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I've been using the RTM on my main PC since it was released on Technet (end of August, I think), and I still find it extremely clumsy and obtuse. None of my clients are getting anything but 7 until at least 2014.
    
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Im running the retail build of pro, The new menu takes a few days to get used to but pinning is useful & I've been able to micro-manage things like gaming, email checking, twitter, etc much faster then doing it via firefox or chrome also the ability to have your google calendar infront of you in two clicks is also another insanely useful feature.

ONE thing annoys me: colors of windows when they are not in-focus. I hate the grey.
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Holy crap I need my flame suit.

*puts on flame suit*

Windows 8 is change, for the better or for the worse. This isn't the biggest change that'll ever happen to you in the history of computers, e.g. remember Win 3.1? Now look at Win 95. I don't know, I wasn't alive back then but it probably brought a lot of controversy. Now see now. Most of the people in here are complaining from switching from that style. You see the pattern?

And BTW, even if I didn't like Metro, I'd still root for Win 8, due to the MASSIVE back-end improvements. Random Memory Allocation for one.
post #75 of 137
Been saying all along it's a kiddie OS. Thanks for the proof.
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Holy crap I need my flame suit.
*puts on flame suit*
Windows 8 is change, for the better or for the worse. This isn't the biggest change that'll ever happen to you in the history of computers, e.g. remember Win 3.1? Now look at Win 95. I don't know, I wasn't alive back then but it probably brought a lot of controversy. Now see now. Most of the people in here are complaining from switching from that style. You see the pattern?
And BTW, even if I didn't like Metro, I'd still root for Win 8, due to the MASSIVE back-end improvements. Random Memory Allocation for one.

You ever heard of Windows ME son? one of the reasons many of us have earned at least 20 years worth of free complaints.

Edit: I'm not one to complain about the back end when it's the front end that's hurting my back end lachen.gif

But seriously though, if the hood of my car has trouble opening, I'd be taking it back to the shop. And if I got there and they told me that it's supposed to be that way, I'd get a new car. And when I found out that the only other cars out there run on bio-alcohol or endangered penguin's feathers, I'd be pretty mad too.
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Toad was trying to catch flies in some kinda game on phone. Kids clicking stuff is news?
What's the point in this article?
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I hate using shortcuts on my windows 7 machine, although I do on my mac and I like them being separate machines.

I don't know what I'm feeling right now though about win 8. Coding will always be the same anyway as C, C++ & C# are all languages and it doesn't matter what OS I code on tbh.

Does anyone know if running win8 as opposed to win7 will increase render times in 3ds maxx? will it smooth out and speed up unity3d and udk development? will it help maya?

Basically is win 8 better fr programming and game design and development? if yes then i'll suffer for it.
post #79 of 137
I was messing about with DOS on a COMPAQ "laptop" as tall as a loaf of bread when I was around that age.

My nephew was competent at using his mothers iPhone at the age of 2 and can use that knowledge to operate my Galaxy S/S3 with no problems at the age of four.

I think what's important is that children around these ages are fascinated by basically anything and not only do they have a large learning capacity, they also have a drive to learn.

As I'm sure we're all aware, the same can't be said for the old dogs clinging to their old tricks.
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But that just shows the complete ignorance of those people.
It really annoys the crap out of me when people who rely on computers to do their daily jobs don't have a clue about how to use them. Its the same with cars, if you use it everyday to get to and from work, the shops, school etc. then surely its not too much to expect that you at least know basic maintenance. Such as how to change the engine oil, replace headlight/indicator globes, top up the brake fluid etc. Just simple things to keep your car running, I'm not saying you need to know how to do an engine rebuild, but you should at least know how to care for the car on the most basic level.
Same goes for computers. Saying "I'm not tech savvy" is not an excuse when you work on computers daily in a business environment. People need to learn how to use computers properly and for the life of me I can't understand why corporate enterprises don't push for educational courses for new/old staff alike to ensure they know the core functions of the software they are using and how to do basic troubleshooting. ie, why is the screen black? - Is the monitor plugged in? and stuff like that. Not only would it make their workforce more efficient and more productive, it would also result in the tech support not having to walk halfway across the building just to plug in the mouse because the person using the computer was too ignorant to learn anything about computers what-so-ever. In the end, sure the up-front cost of doing an educational course might be high but when you factor in the amount of time that is completely wasted because the tech support guys are "fixing" trivial matters whilst the employee sits there twiddling their thumbs, I have no doubt the company would end up better off after the educational courses. Not to mention it wouldn't even need to be outsourced, they could use their tech support team to educate people. Sadly though, this is not a very common practice.
So saying "The problem is with older people, particularly those in the workforce in an enterprise environment" really isn't a valid concern. Because those people should learn how to use their business software, especially when it is essential to their employment. People these days are just too lazy and just sit there going "its all too hard!" when they should be getting off their backside and learning how to use technology properly.
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Well if everyone did then there would be no tech-support, if everyone could maintain everything themselves the tech support people would lose their jobs.
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