Linked by snydeq on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 14:57 UTC
Windows Desktop users deserve a significant rethink of the Windows 8 gaffes and omissions for the next version of Windows, writes InfoWorld's Woody Leonhard, offering 10 must-have features for Windows 9. From a "Get out of hell" modal dialog to prevent unwanted jumping to Metro, to a Control Panel that actually controls the kinds of things you would want a Control Panel to control, it's 'due time we diehards speak out.' What's your feedback for the Windows dev team as it puts together its Windows 9 (or "Windows Blue"?) specs.
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RE[2]: Put the desktop back
by WereCatf on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 23:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Put the desktop back"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

The desktop is still there. WTF is with all you people bitching? Don't like the UI formally known as Metro? THEN DON'T USE IT. I haven't even installed a replacement start button app and I've barely had any interaction with it.


As I've stated in some other story recently, I installed Windows 8 on my laptop, then I proceeded to install Start8, disabled Metro Start screen, disabled all the hot corners and set my PC to boot to desktop; this way Windows 8 isn't really much different from Windows 7, it's just got a different-looking theme. I do not see any real disadvantages to Windows 8 if used that way, but then again, I see no advantages, either.

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

It's truly pathetic when you are forced to go as far as installing third-party applications just to obtain the adequately-functioning desktop that you have come to expect from Microsoft themselves.

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RE[4]: Put the desktop back
by helf on Tue 4th Dec 2012 05:26 in reply to "RE[3]: Put the desktop back"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

...aaaaaand at this point I realize I'm just feeding a troll which I constantly ask people to not do so I guess I'll stop responding. I kinda wish OSN had a "block user" option like Ars recently implemented...

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RE[3]: Put the desktop back
by helf on Tue 4th Dec 2012 05:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Put the desktop back"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

well, you still get all the nice little under-the-hood changes and security enhancements which are a good thing. I really like the new taskmanager and changes to explorer's UI. But other than that, even without changing anything from default, it's mostly windows 7 2.0.. I am totally OK with that since Windows 7 is the first version of Windows I've actually *liked* in a long while ;)

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