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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.

To turn off your PC.

Press the power button poke.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.

+1

I can't see why people find this such a usability nightmare:



Especially seeing as this is what I see for 99.9% of my time at the PC:

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To turn off your PC.

Press the power button poke.gif

Simple to do if your pc is located conveniently. poke.gif This is not my case. I would like the option of an easy shutdown from my desktop...
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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.

To turn off your PC.

Press the power button poke.gif

Sleep ? Hibernate ? Restart ?

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To turn off your PC.

Press the power button poke.gif

Simple to do if your pc is located conveniently. poke.gif This is not my case. I would like the option of an easy shutdown from my desktop...

Exactly. People with mid tower and full tower cases away from the monitor (under the desk, for example) want a simple solution to control the PC with the mouse. If I wanted to shut down my PC with the physical button I'd go back to my 486 which can only indeed be shut down with the power button.
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Sleep ? Hibernate ? Restart ?

Doesn't everyone just Alt+F4?
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Simple to do if your pc is located conveniently. poke.gif This is not my case. I would like the option of an easy shutdown from my desktop...

http://www.redmondpie.com/how-to-add-windows-8-shutdown-restart-shortcuts-to-start-screen-taskbar-and-desktop/
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Simple to do if your pc is located conveniently. poke.gif This is not my case. I would like the option of an easy shutdown from my desktop...

Top left corner > settings > power > shut down = three mouse clicks just like in 7.
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Simple to do if your pc is located conveniently. poke.gif This is not my case. I would like the option of an easy shutdown from my desktop...

Top left corner > settings > power > shut down = three mouse clicks just like in 7.

To be accurate, in Windows 7 it's two clicks. And you can customize the button to do whatever you want. So if you use the Sleep or Hibernate functions more than Shut Down you can assign any of those to the button.
 
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To be accurate, in Windows 7 it's two clicks. And you can customize the button to do whatever you want. So if you use the Sleep or Hibernate functions more than Shut Down you can assign any of those to the button.

LOL. I'm laughing at how you guys are complaining about how to shut down in Windows. In Linux there's so many options and so many ways to customize it I feel so limited in Windows. Love just hitting Alt+F2 and typing shut then enter and being done with it.
     
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This is getting ugly,tablet on pc and crap like that,windows blue,we need windows 9 with new DESKTOP UI not this crap.

never gonna happen buddy
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