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I actually loved Aero Glass. My desktop shouldn't have bland pastel toned windows just because your tablet can't handle the real DWM.

And I hate the transparency of Aero Glass. I feel it looks cheap and annoying and it unnecessarily wastes resources. However, one of the advantages of Win 7 is one had choices. One can choose to use the transparency of Aero Glass or one can choose to disable it, which is what I did. I'm happy I don't have to look at it and you were happy you could.
     
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WOOHOO! I will finally have a reason to upgrade to W8 now! To all the people who said that MS would never, ever listen to feedback and do this, please eat a healthy dish of CROW. The people spoke and the people is what pays MS's bills. Finally they dug their heads out of their butts and listened!

They listened to corporations and enterprise users, not you or me smile.gif
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They listened to corporations and enterprise users, not you or me smile.gif

And who do you think corporations and enterprises listen to? If the end users in the companies like W8 or have no trouble with it, companies would have much less qualms about upgrading. PEOPLE decide whether or not something is worth buying. This holds true no matter if the focus is on enterprise or consumer, though there is decreasing differences between the two nowadays.
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What some of you guys need to realize is, Microsoft has built a foundation on the flat modern UI look. You guys keep saying "Aero glass or no upgrade", when in reality, it's not going to happen. Until the next "era" of how Microsoft does things, it's going to be this way. They built their entire company's product line on the flat, and minimalist foundation. You didn't like the start screen, that I understand. The lack of aero glass however is a petty complaint. Besides, it's useless anyway. I far prefer minimalist to something that uses resources that are better used elsewhere.

They made a REALLY cool compromise with the start menu/metro hybrid. I think it'll be cool to have the all programs back but the nice little weather tiles, email tile, news tile etc Convenient.
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Would you guys be interested in trying Windows 8.1 and providing some feedback if I can purchase some additional keys from Microsoft to give away? 

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Hopefully this is a legitimate start menu though and not some half assed effort thrown together by MS. We will see as people test it out later on.
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Would you guys be interested in trying Windows 8.1 and providing some feedback if I can purchase some additional keys from Microsoft to give away? 

I would for sure!
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This is such a game changer. I like it more than Windows 7 now tongue.gif
   
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The lack of aero glass however is a petty complaint. Besides, it's useless anyway. I far prefer minimalist to something that uses resources that are better used elsewhere.

It's not petty. Not when something you enjoy looking at is taken away and your asked to use something that you do not enjoy to look at. There is nothing petty about that. If that's the case, you won't mind if MS implements Aero back into it.. right? Because it's petty.. right?

And your argument that it uses resources is the petty complaint in my eyes. We're not running single core CPUs with 1GB of DDR anymore. Today's PCs are quite capable of allocating the resources to something like Aero Glass without affecting overall system performance in the slightest.

I do agree with your statement about the flat style being part of their whole marketing style though now. I just personally wish Aero was still an option, is all. But in the end, it's not my problem. I'm not going to be using Windows 8 now or the foreseeable future. Just say-in'
 
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The biggest problem with W8 and MS is that instead of giving us options, they took AWAY options and tried to force their views on everyone. Sorry, but stuff like that does not fly for an OS and the truth is in the reaction. If MS had been smart or at least less arrogant about things and GIVEN us a choice with W8, then W8 might have been as welcomed as W7. That said, this is MS we are talking about. They are a company who can't do anything without sticking a foot in their corporate mouth.
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