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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:27 PM

"Windows 8 Desktop"- they must be kidding.... right?



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Reply "Windows 8 Desktop"- they must be kidding.... right? (Original post)
stlsaxman Jun 2012 OP
Honeycombe8 Jun 2012 #1
Denninmi Jun 2012 #2
Soylent Brice Jun 2012 #3
OriginalGeek Jun 2012 #5
Soylent Brice Jun 2012 #7
woo me with science Jun 2012 #4
OriginalGeek Jun 2012 #6
woo me with science Jun 2012 #8
Taverner Jun 2012 #9
OriginalGeek Jun 2012 #11
HopeHoops Jun 2012 #10

Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:10 PM

1. It's supposed to be a tablet, isn't it? Looks good to me. nt

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Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:39 PM

2. That's ugly.

We just got Windows 7 computers at work, they are pretty much the same look as before.

Can you reduce those hideous icons/images to more normal, windows-looking desktop shortcuts?

Or will I be doomed to look at that mess some day in the near future?

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Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:43 PM

3. Windows 8 is more for tablets and touch screen desktop monitors.

i downloaded the beta ISO image for Windows 8. not bad, but not great.

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Response to Soylent Brice (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:55 PM

5. me too

played with it for a little bit - it ran smoothly on a weak laptop. But it felt like I needed a touch screen to really enjoy it,,,I don't mind the tiles and if they come up with good apps to put in them that run live on the desktop it has potential for some cool stuff.

Also, it just takes a half a second to switch to the win7 style desktop. You don't have to run the tiles.

I don't like them taking aero out of the desktop though - I expect I'll skip this one as long as I can unless I get a touchscreen or tablet...

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:03 PM

7. agreed, runs smooth but definitely meant for touch screen, also

removing aero was nice, eats up to much RAM anyways.
aero is cool, but not necessary for tablets.

i have a half TB internal dedicated to win8 just for playing around. i reserve my 1.5 tb internal for win7, and use as my primary. haven't really messed with switching to win7 desktop style, guess i could screw with that too.

i have dual monitors but i've been thinking of upgrading to touch screen. they have some monster ones at microcenter i've been drooling over for the last six months now.

the beta image has been fun, but i also agree. unless i get touch screen desktop monitors or a tablet i'll probably just pass this one up.

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Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:51 PM

4. Can you get rid of that garbage and have a normal desktop? nt

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Response to woo me with science (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:56 PM

6. yep

it's the stnadard Win7 desktop underneath and just takes blink to switch to it.

But I read they were leaving the aero interface out so it's all boring opaque windows.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:57 PM

8. That's good to know.

Yeah, I hear there are a lot of people upset about the Aero thing.

Thank you!

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:04 PM

9. They don't include Aero tho...

 

And that, for me, was a great improvement

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Response to Taverner (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 10:40 AM

11. I agree with SB that aero is useless on a tablet

but i tend to keep my desktop machines plugged in all the time and a they are powerful enough to handle the shiny.



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Response to stlsaxman (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 10:32 AM

10. It's M$ - what did you expect?

 

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