Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Sep 2012 20:16 UTC, submitted by Bob Stein
Windows ActiveWin.com has just posted their 45-page, 40-screenshot review of Microsoft Windows 8. The review covers many different aspects of the OS including performance, security, application compatibility, and more. "Is Windows 8 a hit or miss? It's a hit, it is clearly Microsoft's most bold development in years, it probably beats out the transition from Program Manager (Windows 3X) to Windows 95, the move from Windows 9x to the NT Kernel. The Windows 8 platform represents so many things: truly touch centric, support for modern processor architectures, fast and fluid as Microsoft puts it and also represents where the majority of the world is heading when it comes to computing, entirely mobile."
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RE: Comment by Gusar
by lucas_maximus on Thu 27th Sep 2012 07:59 UTC in reply to "Comment by Gusar"
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Classic IS STILL FUCKING THERE!

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RE[2]: Comment by Gusar
by sparkyERTW on Thu 27th Sep 2012 13:51 in reply to "RE: Comment by Gusar"
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And the fact that so few pay attention to that is a prime indication of Microsoft's failure to address that significantly-sized audience.

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RE[2]: Comment by Gusar
by ze_jerkface on Thu 27th Sep 2012 15:29 in reply to "RE: Comment by Gusar"
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2012-06-22

Oh really? Where is the classic start menu?

The Metro screen makes a mess of my neatly organized start menu in my developer box which ironically is filled with Visual Studio, Microsoft Office and SQL Server related software.

And no I cannot pin everything to the taskbar or fill the desktop with shortcuts. Why would I want to make a mess of my desktop?

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RE[3]: Comment by Gusar
by lucas_maximus on Thu 27th Sep 2012 17:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Gusar"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Oh really? Where is the classic start menu?

The Metro screen makes a mess of my neatly organized start menu in my developer box which ironically is filled with Visual Studio, Microsoft Office and SQL Server related software.


Neatly organised my arse. Lots of tiny little icons I have to try to spot (btw I have 20/20 vision)

I have SQL Server, VS etc. and I don't have a problem.

I rarely access the start-menu as is without typing in the search box, so the new metro mode is no different than how it currently works, it is just DISPLAYED differently.

Using a keyboard it is faster than the old start menu, one less click on the search box.

If you are calling yourself and dev and not using the keyboard to search for stuff in the start menu, just do me a favour and make sure I don't have to work with any of your code.

And no I cannot pin everything to the taskbar or fill the desktop with shortcuts. Why would I want to make a mess of my desktop?


Err because pinning regularly used app is how it supposed work.

The Win7 Taskbar was basically QuickLaunch and Window Control in one. In fact if you are using programs regularly and they aren't pinned, then you aren't using the interface correctly.

I will re-iterate, the only thing that has changed is the the start menu is displayed differently. Nothing works significantly differently.

EDIT: Lets also forget all the dual screen improvements that have been put in.

Edited 2012-09-27 17:35 UTC

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