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Originally Posted by Scorpii;13186450 
What makes you think it'll hinder your productivity? It will of course take a little getting used to, but if it's anything like the Office ribbon, it's actually a great improvement in the long run (less clicks to do everything) (I'm sure some people don't agree about office, but it DOES take less clicks to do most things, and less time = increased productivity).

Explorer is one of the weakest parts of Windows I think, especially for power users. Hopefully this will be the much needed overhaul

QFT.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo;13186534 
I would really like to see native Task Bar for multiple monitors (a la Ultramon).

You mean extended task bar across all monitors? Personally, I'd hate that :-)
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Originally Posted by chemicalfan;13186565 
Meh, the native ISO burning is a nice feature, but the rest of it is a bit run-of-the-mill (or just doesn't interest me). I'll pass....

Hoping on Windows 9, they'll scrap/radically overhaul NTFS, as it's a decent weakness at the moment. Be nice to see multiple desktops too

You haven't seen the new UI yet and as 45nm said, it's M2/M3 only biggrin.gif
Edited by DjiXas - 4/19/11 at 4:28am
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Dear god, I've never seen such a cluttered and difficult to browse design as the ribbons. Windows 7 will be my next XP for the following 10 years if they're really going to clutter the OS with crap like that. Luckily nobody forces me to use their Office packet.
    
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i want WMPXIII as well hehehe biggrin.gif
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Why does everyone automatically say Apple when they say app store. Ubuntu had the first app store and any package manager is inherently an app store and those have been around for a while.

Anyway

ISO support, PDF support, improved backup, and system reset is something I've wanted natively in Windows for a long time. ISO mounting definitely. Awesome.
    
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post #15 of 58
All good changes except for the cloud, I hope it is optional as I don't see a use for it, plus if it uses live in any way I will be very annoyed.

As for the people who are hating the ribbon, have you ever given it a chance? When I switched after a few days everything was much easier, and clearly superior to the menu's system.
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NOOOOOO! They have desecrated the sacred task manager, ribbons everywhere! Looks like ill stay with windows 7u until I absolutely need 128-bit.
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LOL..
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Internet Explorer 10

There is all but no doubt that Windows 8 will come with a pre-installed version of Internet Explorer, probably IE10, but may not be set to ‘as default’ depending on your user location. It is not unlike Microsoft to bundle in a beta of Internet Explorer with a beta of Windows, and including the browser with the operating system seems entirely “logical”.


Will microsoft get fined by the EU because of this like last time?
post #18 of 58
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Originally Posted by Scorpii;13186450 
What makes you think it'll hinder your productivity? It will of course take a little getting used to, but if it's anything like the Office ribbon, it's actually a great improvement in the long run (less clicks to do everything) (I'm sure some people don't agree about office, but it DOES take less clicks to do most things, and less time = increased productivity).

Explorer is one of the weakest parts of Windows I think, especially for power users. Hopefully this will be the much needed overhaul

Ribbon eats up more window space. Also for a file manager, most people a majority of the time do not need a powerful file manager app...even those of us that do can be best served by a simple file manager UI a good bit of the time.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo;13186534 
I would really like to see native Task Bar for multiple monitors (a la Ultramon).

In general Windows needs to step up its multi-monitor support IMHO. At best it is primitive, hence the needs for UltraMon and similar utilities.
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It'd be nice if browser tabs applies same to windows explorer though - I hate opening more windows just to individually organize my files.
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Ribbon eats up more window space. Also for a file manager, most people a majority of the time do not need a powerful file manager app...even those of us that do can be best served by a simple file manager UI a good bit of the time.



In general Windows needs to step up its multi-monitor support IMHO. At best it is primitive, hence the needs for UltraMon and similar utilities.

I always keep the ribbon minimized in all the applications I use then use hot keys for most things. This doesn't take up any more space then a regular menu. The ribbon is not bad. Most people don't give it time because they have been using standard file menus since Windows 3.1. Which make sense. There's going to be a slight learning curve but after you get the hang of it, it's a little easier to find things.

If you don't like it you can always use MacOSX or Linux. You'll have my sympathy.
    
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