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Posted: 31 October 2012 04:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 121 ]
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From what I remember about Win 8, they’ve planned to limit some external downloads that don’t go through the Windows build-in store. How the final release is about that? Does build-in store exist? Can you disable it entirely? Can you opt out of cloud? Can you use Win8 with no internet connection? Can you install and play your games from non-MS DVDs? Non-MS store? Use non-MS external hardware or software made by other, competing companies?

Also, everything that puts in front shiny pictures in harm of functionality isn’t actually user-friendly, it is dumbed down, as it takes away essential tools.

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Posted: 01 November 2012 07:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 122 ]
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free help guide -
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13845_3-57543488-58/get-windows-8-for-dummies-pocket-edition-e-book-for-free/?tag=nl.e796&s_cid=e796

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Posted: 01 November 2012 09:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 123 ]
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OK, so I took the plunge and installed Windows-8 over my Windows-7.

Summary…..

A) It boots up, shuts down and loads programs generally faster than 7 did.
  Unfortunately, when you add in the time that it now takes for me to put in a password each time it boots up, it eats up the time savings.
  Still, the programs do load faster.

B) All of my peripheral devices (except for the DVI monitor, all of them connected via USB) and programs are working just fine.

C) I do still use my desktop for most of what I do and I’ve tweaked it to put the shutdown button back onto that.
    As such, I might eventually use one of the many (so far, I’ve found five that seem OK) start menu replacements

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Posted: 01 November 2012 09:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 124 ]
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George, does it force you to create a logon and password??  I know in Win 7 your presented with the option to do so but I just bypass that since I’m the only one using my machine at home!

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Posted: 01 November 2012 10:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 125 ]
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Unfortunately, yes. It does.

I’ve always skipped that in the past my not assigning a password but that no longer seems to be an option.

The first thing that happens is a default screen (one of five that came win Win-8 but I suppose that you can assign anything to it), and there it will sit until you click something (usually the Enter button).

Next comes the logon screen where I type in my password, thus validating all of Win-8’s Metro tiles and syncing them with the rest of the world.

After that (assuming that you haven’t added in a desktop replacement to go directly the desktop), you go to your Win-8 start menu.

I suppose that someone will eventually find a way to shorten all of this or maybe Microsoft will yield to public appeal with a SP1 but until then it’s workable.

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Posted: 01 November 2012 10:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 126 ]
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Hmm, OK.. I guess that’s smart in it’s way.  I do have Facebook, Twitter and GMail and if it’s going to log on to those for me… I guess ONE password is fine for all that.  LOL   How hard is it to get to a more Win 7 looking desktop in your opinion?  Too fidgety or pretty easy?

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Posted: 01 November 2012 11:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 127 ]
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RAMWolff - 01 November 2012 10:48 AM

Hmm, OK.. I guess that’s smart in it’s way.  I do have Facebook, Twitter and GMail and if it’s going to log on to those for me… I guess ONE password is fine for all that.  LOL   How hard is it to get to a more Win 7 looking desktop in your opinion?  Too fidgety or pretty easy?

The desktop itself is almost identical to Win7.  It doesn’t support “Gadgets” anymore though.

I’d earlier bitched about not having a “START” button.  Now I’m placated a little bit.  If you can avoid the temptation to click on the leftmost icon in the taskbar and continue your cursor right down into the lower left corner you get a popup that when tapped (“tap” is apparently new synonym for “click”) will take you to the START page (aka: “Metro Interface” or after backing down from legal threats, now known as “Modern UI”) which is essentially a giant START menu with search capability and live tiles.  Yeah, it’s a visual cacophony but it’s purpose is essentially the same as the START menu was.  Plus you can easily re-arrange and/or group various icons simply by dragging or right-clicking an icon to get more options on how it should be displayed.

One thing that still bugs me is that moving your cursor into one of the four screen corners is context dependent.  i.e. the corners do different things on the START page than they do on the DESKTOP page.  In my opinion, the four corners should have some indication that they are functional.  Perhaps a small translucent square or triangle?

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Posted: 01 November 2012 11:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 128 ]
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NO GADGETS?  I use those all the time!  GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

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Posted: 01 November 2012 11:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 129 ]
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I have been wondering how DS works with Windows 8. I’m glad to hear it does. For now, I’ve decided to stick with Windows 7 until I have to buy a whole new computer. At that time, I’ll get a touch screen monitor or two to go with it. Right now, I’m all about Android and Google’s Nexus line. My first smartphone was a Nexus One; then I got the Galaxy Nexus. This month, I’m going to buy the Nexus 10, my first 10” tablet! smile

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Posted: 01 November 2012 12:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 130 ]
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Love my Samsung Galaxy 10 Tablet.  Great screen, fast and efficient.

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Posted: 01 November 2012 04:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 131 ]
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RAMWolff - 01 November 2012 11:33 AM

NO GADGETS?  I use those all the time!  GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Some peoplel don’t like them but I do.  I use the Norton gadget, the Calendar, the Clock, and two Temperature gadgets (myself in NY and my stepmother in Florida).

After I upgraded Norton InternetSecurity to the latest version it no longer provided the Norton gadget even in Win7.  I Googled it and discovered that it was abandoned because Win8 wouldn’t be supporting gadgets.  :-(

However, Win8 does have “Live Tiles” that serve the same purpose, but they’re on the START page not the Desktop. :-(

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Posted: 01 November 2012 04:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 132 ]
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I hope someone is able to hack the code and write that code in as new layer ... kinda like some of those desktop enhancement apps out there. This is really not cool!  Why would MS abandon this nifty and useful extra?  Yea, I don’t plan on spending allot of time on the Start page!  lol

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Posted: 01 November 2012 04:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 133 ]
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This may satisfy a few folks:

http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/features.asp

Start8 for Windows 8:

“We put the “Start” menu back in Windows 8. We accurately recreated the most used desktop feature billions of users depend on every day and packed it with additional functionality.”

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Posted: 01 November 2012 05:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 134 ]
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Desktop programs works the same way as it was before and there are not much change to it and the workflow I was talking about win8 APPs finding a little cross and click it right on a screen is not simple with touch screen , so throwing it out is the fastest way in this case and I am used to do that on my tablet so for me nothing new ... I just like to touch and btw I never used mous in my entire live .. it is all personal choice , important what is best for you as nothing in this world can be good to everyone ...
I remember when I said that I would NEVER purchase a tablet , until I did from curiosity and got hooked up I just love so much tech gadgets and go with the flow .
However not always , I stopped using Poser after ver.8 until 2012 , I hate the changes in the interface until today , including the stupid library but have no choice and have to use it , I like programs I am working in to be simple and I am not fan of the Poser tabs or DS tabs either , and what make me like win8 is that I can throw it away if I don;t need it and get it outta my way and go back to it with a simple touch .. keeping my workspace clean if I need it , reducing also the memory of my vid card
also I love the search with one click I have all files I looking for or are that DAZ installers or Read me or renders as the files are pretty good organized by itself automatic , for example I look for files associated with DAZ3D, boom everything is there in a sec ..
They did it so easy even blind can find a file and send it

So what do things look like if you use desktop programs?  I look at that search image you displayed and it looks to me like the functionality of what I can already do in Win7 by pressing the Windows key and then typing my search, except in a less useful visual format.  Why would I want to waste space with an icon next to every result, most of which are the same anyway, when I can see the text is being truncated?

I know I’m an extremely non-visual person, but for me parsing words is an order of magnitude faster than parsing icons.  I know I have peripheral neuropathy and a susceptibility to repetitive-stress-injuries, but for me, unless it’s something that’s truly more efficient to do graphically, menus and arrow keys are far easier and faster.

I never use a mouse myself if I can avoid it, I prefer touchpads, but I use them as little as possible if something can be done with a keyboard.  If it requires fast movement to a distant part of the screen, a touchpad is useful, but I hate precise placement using any such device, above all with a mouse.

I had an android phone for about 3 weeks.  Give me a keyboard any day.

[Edited to correct typos (using arrow keys to get to the right place, not my touchpad)]

I’m kinda like you - We used to draw pictures on cave walls to communicate - but we’ve been using this thing called an alphabet for a long time now. Written language was a big step up for mankind - now we’re goin back to pictographs? Give me menus and keyboards - I like reading words…

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Posted: 01 November 2012 07:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 135 ]
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RAMWolff - 01 November 2012 04:42 PM

I hope someone is able to hack the code and write that code in as new layer ... kinda like some of those desktop enhancement apps out there. This is really not cool!  Why would MS abandon this nifty and useful extra?  Yea, I don’t plan on spending allot of time on the Start page!  lol

As I understand it, the problem with the gadgets was that they were too insecure.  Third party gadgets had been causing security issues.  Athough I don’t know what extra safeguards have been employed with the new Win8 “Live Tiles”. 8-s
Perhaps their presence on the START page offers more barriers to their ability to penetrate?

Actually the whole problem with security is essentially the WEB!  Go back to computing in an isolated locked freezer and most of the security problems go away! 8-Q

But even the cavemen may have had to post guards at the mouth of the sacred art cave to keep the hackers out!  At least the cavemen knew how to treat hackers.  They’d probably hack them up and eat them. 8-o Sounds like a workable policy.

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I’m sooo confused…  I’ve come to grasp a little of the nature of reality and the answer to life, the universe, and everything.  I even have an inkling as to who and what I am. Auuummmmm…
But please, please, who the hell are you?  And why are you trampling my roses?

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