Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th May 2013 22:46 UTC
Windows "After acknowledging its Windows Blue codename publicly in March, Microsoft is getting closer to revealing all about the upcoming Windows 8 update. In an interview with The Verge this week, Microsoft's Windows CFO Tami Reller provided some details on where the company is heading with its Blue project."
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by edwdig on Wed 8th May 2013 02:43 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
edwdig
Member since:
2005-08-22

It sounds like your needs are fairly simple. I've got my most frequently used things pinned to the task bar, with some common but less frequently used stuff pinned to the Start Menu.

The left side of the Start Menu is also great for things I don't use very often, but tend to go to a lot on the days I do need them.

The right side of the Start Menu is great for quick access to frequently access locations.

Start -> Switch User is great for shared computers.

For rarely used thing I don't know the exact name of, the Win 7 Start Menu is much faster to browse than the Metro Start Screen.

Ultimately, Win8 isn't completely broken. It does the job and I could work with it if necessary. The big problem is that it just doesn't do anything better than Win7, but does a lot of things worse.

Also, yes, I've heard people say Win8 is faster. If it is, it's not perceptibly so on a recent computer. If anything, to me, a fresh Win7 install feels faster than a fresh Win8 install. I suspect most of the supposed speed improvements are comparing a fresh install of Win8 to a several year old Win7 install.

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by WorknMan on Wed 8th May 2013 03:32 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Ultimately, Win8 isn't completely broken. It does the job and I could work with it if necessary. The big problem is that it just doesn't do anything better than Win7


Actually, it does:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Features_new_to_Windows_8

As for the start menu, maybe I'm in the minority, but I've never been in there hunting for an app I didn't know the name of. And I've got 40+ apps installed. *shrug* At any rate, in the Windows 8 start screen, you can remove the metro crap, reorder the icons in any way you like, and you can even separate apps into groups if you want.

IDK, even if it's a little more inconvenient than the old start menu, seems like a whole lot of bitching about nothing. With the amount of nerd rage being spewed over the issue, you'd think they removed the fucking task bar completely ;)

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by Nelson on Wed 8th May 2013 04:00 in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

You're right. People just need a wedge issue to beat Microsoft over the head with. This start menu fiasco has never been about genuine user difficulty. Its been about finding an effective way to turn Windows 8 into a whipping boy.

If you find yourself reading these long, passionate, drawn out posts by the usual suspects -- you'd almost scratch your head at the silliness of what they're complaining about. You'd think that they run Windows 8 daily or something.

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by tonny on Thu 9th May 2013 00:59 in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
tonny Member since:
2011-12-22

IDK, even if it's a little more inconvenient than the old start menu, seems like a whole lot of bitching about nothing. With the amount of nerd rage being spewed over the issue, you'd think they removed the f--king task bar completely ;)

I want to write a program, and they how-to's in a pdf. I've metro pdf reader and non metro notepad++. My monitor is 1920x1080. I want to open the pdf side-by-side with my notepad++. Can you teach me how?

Edited 2013-05-09 00:59 UTC

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