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I'm not sure what's more boring:

Windows evangelists/haters or Red vs Green threads.

I wish people would realise - nobody really cares, just use/do whatever you're happy with

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Basically the main points this guy is talking about is that Skydrive is installed automatically now and backs up your data automatically. He also says that this might just be a service pack for Windows 8. He was looking for any changes over Windows 8 but didn't really find any. I would translate the video but it really isn't worth translating all of it to be honest.

They found a way to see your files. If they can't get access to your computer, then they just backup your data on their servers then sift through it. I don't want Windows automatically backing up my data to an unencrypted cloud.
Edited by aweir - 3/24/13 at 10:52am
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They found a way to see your files. If they can't get access to your computer, then they just backup your data on their servers then sift through it. I don't want Windows automatically backing up my data to an unencrypted cloud.

This will be opt-in, it won't be done out of the box. MS have already had enough trouble in the EU for anti-competitive business practices. It'll be advertised as a feature but will still be end user configurable, specifying where and what to back up no doubt.
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I like Metro. I mean so much in fact that I was using Rainmeter with the Metro theme. 

If you get used to the interface and all the shortcuts, I find it really productive and get tasks completed in the same amount of time? I don't understand what's so bad about it?

    
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They found a way to see your files. If they can't get access to your computer, then they just backup your data on their servers then sift through it. I don't want Windows automatically backing up my data to an unencrypted cloud.

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This will be opt-in, it won't be done out of the box. MS have already had enough trouble in the EU for anti-competitive business practices. It'll be advertised as a feature but will still be end user configurable, specifying where and what to back up no doubt.

I hope so. Privacy is more and more becoming a privilege these days. Have you heard of PhotoDNA?
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Nope, I just Googled it though:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_on_the_issues/archive/2012/03/19/microsoft-photodna-technology-to-help-law-enforcement-fight-child-pornography.aspx

That's not anything I have to worry about, I hope it proves successful
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The Start menu in Windows (and the placement of the Windows key) always seemed to be one of the clunkiest and slowest to use UI components out there, watching many Linux distros try to mimic it to woo Windows users is silly. No OS is perfect, even Apple's highly touted OS X has had eight revisions of trying to get the Finder right and it is still a work in progress. Windows 8 to me feels like a break from the tiny incremental UI tweaks Microsoft is normally known for, I welcome the change in attitude with the somewhat radical design and feel departure but not the tablet-centric nature of navigating the Metro based sections of the OS. It works okay with my Wacom USB tablet on my desktop but on my laptop it is a real pain to use with an older non-multi gesture aware trackpad, that machine will stay with Windows 7 till it dies.

I am sure the teams at Microsoft have been told what is wrong with Windows 8 on the desktop and will be patching it eventually. I am hoping it gets fixed sooner than later rolleyes.gif
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I'm not shocked by the amount of hate in here... but sheesh. I never originally thought I'd have said this, but I don't miss Windows 7 and honestly wish I hopped on getting the Win 8 upgrade for my laptop while it was still 39.99 as that thing feels like a god-damn slug now compared to using this on my desktop. When I built this desktop PC I opted to go with Win8 and, I was very happy that I did... It took all of a few minutes to reconfigure the Start Screen to my liking. Much like other users, I'm not really utilizing the live tiles, but I do have the weather one. At first I thought using that large screen would be clunky and un-intuitive; really, at first sight, it is. However, I find stuff just as fast as I did with my Windows 7 start menu as I basically use it in much the same way... I keep commonly used things real close and for anything else, I just start typing what I want.

I think part of the problem is, people feel that you are forced into spending a lot of time in the Start Screen... This is false. If you use it like the start menu, then you'll see it just as much as that. I would suspect that if running on a tablet or something, you might spend more time with the Start Screen using apps and live tiles as they're a bit more user-friendly when using a finger as an input device.

As far as everything else goes, Windows 8 has been great... It's rock stable and sleep mode works as it should without any hitches... My system is on for super long periods of time without ever restarting or feeling the need to... and honestly, one of my favorite things about it, and this might sound stupid, is that Windows no longer bothers you about restarting your system after receiving updates. No little box popping up reminding you to either restart or remind you again in some selection of hours, or after ignoring it so many times, forcing a restart without your consent. Everything seems to just work, quickly, and fluidly without interruption... It's been a pretty enjoyable experience and I would welcome any additional features/control an update like Blue might give us.
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Stopped the video 5 seconds in. Still saw the Craptro start menu... no need for me to look at anything else in relation to Windows Blue while that piece of crap is still there for Desktop users.
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I really like W8 and would welcome any of the improvements in the video. I too like the metro style. The start screen is really no issue at all to me. The only thing that bothers me is shutting the damn computer down. scroll over -> slide up -> click this -> do a back flip -> click that -> bake a pie -> click shutdown.
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