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OT: Windows 8 is coming…
Posted: 06 June 2012 10:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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If Windows 8 as a full OS ends up a disaster, I say release the interface as a paid option for Windows 7, but make it a toggle, not forced. I’m sure there are people who enjoy that front end. I’d give it a shot if it was a Windows 7 option, and only if it was fully customizable.

Speaking of customizing.. for the love of all things geeky, I really wish they’d allow us access to uxtheme.dll by default, but that’s another issue. >.>

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Posted: 06 June 2012 12:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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The first version of Windows 8 that I saw running on a friends computer was before it went into open beta and before they added metro. That version was much better than the crap that is being put out. It was also suppose to come with native support for the kinekt or a desktop version of the kinekt

You can think of it this way

its windows Vista 2 or windows Mojave 2

Its a dumbed down less user friendly version of windows 7 with the added metro.

In order for me to use this version I have to hack the registry and bring back the start menu.

 

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Posted: 06 June 2012 12:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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because of all the feedback about the removal of the start menu, Microsoft have said they will not add the start button back to the windows 8 desktop and are going to add code that will prevent running the start menu, I assume this will affect software like windowsblinds as well as registry changes

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Posted: 06 June 2012 12:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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JHoagland - 06 June 2012 09:01 AM

The longer article (in my second link, above) points out that if Win 8 is a train-wreck, Microsoft may not be able to survive.

And this is bad, how??
Personally I would love to see Microsoft OUT of the PC Operating System business.
” Windows 8 is coming…”
Well wake me up when it LEAVES!

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Posted: 06 June 2012 12:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCdzUICwRfQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CAuvlmPbJE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTIze4RUyHo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB3M8x0UVfg&feature=related

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

http://lee-soft.com/vistart/

 

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Posted: 06 June 2012 12:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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JHoagland - 06 June 2012 09:01 AM

...The other problem is the millions of business workers who use Windows everyday. Corporate IT departments aren’t going to switch to a colorful tile OS: Win8 may be cutesy and fun to the average user, but how distracting will it be to people in offices? Will companies turn off Metro so their employees can get some work done, much like how they block access to eBay and Facebook?

Hell, Microsoft is still pleading and threatening to pull the plug on companies to force them to migrate off of WindowsXP! hmmm  Companies hate change.  They have a death grip on WinXP.  I think I hear a collective mantra chanted from Corporate America ... “...pry it out of my cold dead hands...”. ohh

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Posted: 06 June 2012 01:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Art_Junkie - 06 June 2012 12:34 PM
JHoagland - 06 June 2012 09:01 AM

The longer article (in my second link, above) points out that if Win 8 is a train-wreck, Microsoft may not be able to survive.

And this is bad, how??
Personally I would love to see Microsoft OUT of the PC Operating System business.
” Windows 8 is coming…”
Well wake me up when it LEAVES!

I remember the good old days when the OS came with the machine and all updates were free!

Of course, the machines cost a hundred thousand dollars but hey, I didn’t have to buy them.

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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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Posted: 06 June 2012 01:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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JHoagland - 06 June 2012 09:01 AM

Will companies turn off Metro so their employees can get some work done, much like how they block access to eBay and Facebook?

They won’t be able to turn off the Metro start screen, at least - apparently the first betas could lose it through a registry hack, but that was removed in CP.

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Posted: 06 June 2012 01:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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look people with windows 8 who want a start menu here are two

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

http://lee-soft.com/vistart/

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Posted: 06 June 2012 01:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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There are actually more alternatives than Windows 8 or staying with Windows 7/XP ... if you want to try something new, try Ubuntu Linux, I bet many will be surprised what intuitive desktops some Linux distributions have today and how well their support is for almost everything. I recently bought a Laptop and installed Ubuntu… unlike Windows, every driver was installed out-of-the-box, while on another Windows partition I installed I had to install several drivers separately. I’m using it for .NET development and all-day-things and so far I had not once the need to switch to Windows at all or missed anything that I would use Windows for.

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Posted: 06 June 2012 01:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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I love Ubuntu and wine

12 is still a little buggy on my machines though

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Posted: 06 June 2012 02:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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But how well would Ubuntu run modo, or the Adobe applications, or ZBrush, or Painter, or 3D Coat, or Genetica? A lot of my software is Windows/Mac only, and a fair bit of it charges for platform switching even between those two.

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Posted: 06 June 2012 02:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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With Wine you can run just about any windows program in Ubuntu.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLRLWEfdFqY

http://wiki.winehq.org/winetricks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoWBsWm-rLk&feature=related

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Posted: 06 June 2012 02:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Not, as I understand it, 64 bit versions though - and often not the latest versions.

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Posted: 06 June 2012 02:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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Yeah its not perfect and often you have to wait for an update of wine

But I and several other users have gotten dsl3 and ds4 to work in Ubuntu

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