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post #31 of 91
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Micro$oft giving it out free?

Way to go guys! thumb.gif

Of course they are...

"8.1" is a service pack. They just changed the name.

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Yeah...cause there's no Firefox 20.1...or Chrome 25.1...or Linux 3.1 etc.

Apple is the only company to ever do this.

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I forgot about Linux doh.gif

Firefox/Chrome (unless you want to include Chrome OS) aren't really OS's though wink.gif
    
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Silly rabbit, tricks are for kids.

You get a lot of warnings/infractions. lachen.gif
 
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post #33 of 91
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It doesn't require any effort at all to make you look unreasonable, to be honest. I didn't even have to "cheat" by cutting out parts of individual clauses by replacing them with [...] or anything.

As such, I believe I made a fair representation of your post and cordially invite you to get over it.

Don't bother talking sense with him. Just ignore him and regain your lost IQ points. MS/W8 can pop out of his computer screen ala Ring and kill his pet or break his most precious possession and he will still persistently spout nonsense that your opinion and protest is not valid, silly, and that you should just get over it and learn the new UI. Fanboys will be fanboys. Just ignore and move on.
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post #34 of 91
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This logic is kind of silly on an overclocking forum.

People here will spend hours upon hours just trying to squeeze out the last couple hertz out of their hardware to gain absolutely nothing. Yet everyone complains when they have to take a measly two seconds at the most to click the Desktop tile and not have to do it again until the next boot.

It's funny and sad at the same time.
My gripe is not about having to click on the Desktop tile. My gripe is their is no way in an out of the box install to make it boot into WMC with no user input.

My HTPC is used by me, wife and 2 kids (7 and 10). I had to convince my wife to let me build the HTPC. She now loves it. If she has an issue, she reboots it. Windows 8 as is would not allow that since I don't have a keyboard and mouse hooked up and it is not a touch screen.
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My gripe is not about having to click on the Desktop tile. My gripe is their is no way in an out of the box install to make it boot into WMC with no user input.

Yes there is.

It seems someone is judging an OS they haven't even used. The release preview doesn't really count. A lot has changed since the release preview.
    
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post #36 of 91
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You get a lot of warnings/infractions. lachen.gif

Yep. All of which are in Windows 8 threads, curiously. Even though I've never actually broken the TOS. There was a huge spread of pro Windows 8 posts being deleted a couple weeks back; so much so that even Windows 8 "haters" noticed it an even began to speak up. I've spoken up about it and received a fair amount of infractions, yes. Liking Windows 8 on OCN is against the unwritten section of the TOS.
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Yes there is.

It seems someone is judging an OS they haven't even used. The release preview doesn't really count. A lot has changed since the release preview.

- Can Metro UI be completely disabled for Windows to boot straight into a normal desktop environment?
- Is the Start button AND menu still there without the usage of 3rd party software?

Those are his concerns and for him (as well as many of the rest of us) that is a deal breaker. Until that changes, W7 is a great OS and W8 does not offer enough practical improvements to compensate for the general consumer's dislike for the forced new UI.
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If Microsoft decides to fix the well-documented issue with the task manager, I might consider not ridiculing it. No, "always on top" is not a viable fix, there's a reason I'm not using it on Windows 7. I did find a (stupid and unnecessary) workaround , but one that I cannot teach casuals.
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post #39 of 91
Again with this......

Why the hell does every Windows 8 thread have to be literally the SAME things said HUNDREDS of times to the SAME people in the many, many, many other threads?

You guys ALREADY know what the other thinks. Its not even like you're arguing with different people in each thread.....Its the exact same people, every, time and the topic is barely ever related to the actual topic of the thread. Just make a Windows 8 thread in the RANT/RAVE section and have these endless flipping arguments or something.

Can we have some space in these threads for people who DON'T want to read up to 100 posts and beyond of the SAME crap in EVERY thread?


I don't even mean to be rude and this isn't towards anybody in particular but Jesus Christmas, people. Give it a rest.


*goes to find some children to steal confectionary from/kick in the shin*
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But that is my gripe.
Why not have the option to boot to the desktop out of the box and never see Metro.
Metro is forced since you need to use after market products to make it boot to desktop.

I was going to use Windows 8 on my HTPC. Loaded it up, installed the WMC plugin (which costs money now BTW) and found you could not get it to boot straight into WMC.
How stupid it that. Yes their are workarounds, but that is the point.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 (as well as XP Media Center Edition) would all boot into Media Center "out of the box".
Looks like SP1 for Windows 8 will fix that (Windows 8.1, how silly).
Not sure if this has been said yet but there is an option in media center to have it launch when Windows starts. That would get you straight to where you want to be if you are primarily going to be using Media Center (which I do on my HTPC).
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