Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Mar 2012 23:16 UTC
Windows Okay, so this one actually bothers me quite a deal in the Windows 8 consumer preview: the fonts in Metro look fuzzy - they look like fonts on Mac OS X. Because of the Mac OS X resemblance, I had assumed that Metro switched to a shape-accurate rendering method, like Mac OS X uses, but as it turns out, it's a little less exotic than that.
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RE: Control Panel?
by laffer1 on Tue 13th Mar 2012 01:45 UTC in reply to "Control Panel?"
laffer1
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2007-11-09

Windows 8 makes it harder to get into the control panel. Many options are missing.

Cleartype is a killer feature of Windows. I do hope it returns.

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RE[2]: Control Panel?
by modmans2ndcoming on Tue 13th Mar 2012 10:16 in reply to "RE: Control Panel?"
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2005-11-09

by harder, I think you mean "different" and options are missing..however, it is a preview OS.

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RE[3]: Control Panel?
by laffer1 on Tue 13th Mar 2012 13:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Control Panel?"
laffer1 Member since:
2007-11-09

I gave them a pass on a lot of things. However, when I first install windows, one of the first things I do is check device manager to make sure all of my hardware detected correctly. This was particularly important this time as it was a preview version and I had to install it on a beater I had in the basement. It took me three tries to get it to install and didn't run under VMWare Fusion 3 on OS X. (HAL errors)

I don't think hiding the control panel (or whatever it's equivalent will be) in a consumer preview is a great idea. By this point, I assume they're fixing bugs and the big issues have been sorted out. It's not an internal beta after all. It's not even a developer preview. I expect hardware support gotchas and even bugs with their web services listed on the start screen, but i think they should have the OS layout effectively done by now.

I have to admit I didn't spend a lot of time looking and found a workaround to get to it from the desktop view. I loaded the display properties and then went up to the main category list and then got to the device list. It had detected everything except a proprietary smbus and the sound card correctly on my Intel DP65LT motherboard.

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