Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 22:04 UTC
Windows So, I've been using the Windows 8 Release Preview since it came out, almost exclusively (except for work, since I'm obviously not going to rely on unfinished and untested software for that). I already knew I could get into Metro on my 11.6" ZenBook, but on my 24" desktop, things aren't looking as rosy. Here's an illustrated guide of the most pressing issues I run into, and five suggestions to address them. Instead of just complaining, let's get constructive.
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RE: Comment by gmlongo
by redshift on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 22:59 UTC in reply to "Comment by gmlongo"
redshift
Member since:
2006-05-06

Even if OS news were coded to take up the full screen.... I don't want 24" of it on my desktop. I like my multiple windows just fine. I am never going to fit into this single minded single windowed world. It is like going back to crayons and that really fat pencil you had in kindergarten, after using design markers ballpoint pens.


According to your metrics Linux and MacOS will be picking up 10% of windows users. At least the ones that don't stick with win7 for eternity.

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RE[2]: Comment by gmlongo
by gmlongo on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 23:03 in reply to "RE: Comment by gmlongo"
gmlongo Member since:
2005-07-07

You do know there is the classic desktop in Windows 8, right?

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RE[2]: Comment by gmlongo
by moondevil on Mon 4th Jun 2012 06:50 in reply to "RE: Comment by gmlongo"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

According to your metrics Linux and MacOS will be picking up 10% of windows users. At least the ones that don't stick with win7 for eternity.


You mean like the ones that pick up Linux and Mac OS X instead of Vista, when they left XP? Right.

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RE[3]: Comment by gmlongo
by Nelson on Mon 4th Jun 2012 06:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by gmlongo"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

A million times this. Windows Vista is regarded by most as the worst thing Microsoft could have ever done, and even that did nothing for the Linux desktop.

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