Windows Blue Build Leaked, Produces Screens, Joy

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mapesdhs

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I'd be intrigued to know just what proportion of Win7 users on desktops are determined to stick
with Win7. Easy for enthusiasts on a site like toms to espouse the virtues of Win7 and be quite
vocal about leaving Win8 alone, but how typical is that more widely? Kevin, does anyone know?
I'm certainly sticking with Win7; I use a desktop with a 24" IPS, not an iScreen, etc. :)

It's a pity MS didn't split Win7 into 2 different branches, one for desktops, the other for mobile,
netbook, tablet, etc. That would have garnered a lot more support IMO, and it would mean extras
for desktops could be built upon in the future (such as support for very large resolutions & displays)
instead of being excluded completely because such concepts aren't relevant on portable devices.
Oh well, maybe MS will change tack in the future, but looks like for the moment they're sticking
with the move away from the desktop.

Ian.

 

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[citation][nom]mapesdhs[/nom]I'd be intrigued to know just what proportion of Win7 users on desktops are determined to stickwith Win7.[/citation]I wonder if M$ tracks statistics during Win8 updates of how many users have third-party Start Menu replacements installed.
 

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Joy? I figured it would be a screenshot of a start button.

Honestly I don't care much, but everybody else seems to shit in their pants over the idea of not having a start button.
 

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This must be an effort on the part of MS to "reduce" viruses and malware even more, by dumbing down the interface so much to appeal to the kiddy (read..."monkey") touch crowd, and hiding any semblance of any useful menu items so far out of sight, as to maintain a real nice artificial veneer, of glossy crap tiles, while hiding any of the real functionality that a desktop OS is supposed to have miles beneath the surface.

At first it was just annoying having to see where certain control panel and other settings were hidden, but now they've gone one step further, and are actually quietly starting to remove functionality. No thanks MS. I'll stick with XP and 7 on my computers. (Heaven help us all when the day comes that MS stops supporting Windows 7). Hopefully by then there will be another company instead of MS, with more than 1/2 a brain.
 

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[citation][nom]internetlad[/nom]Joy? I figured it would be a screenshot of a start button.Honestly I don't care much, but everybody else seems to shit in their pants over the idea of not having a start button.[/citation]

LoL I was thinking the same thing, I fail to see the "Joy" here myself.
 

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Ugh. Who cares. Windows 8 is for Microsoft touch devices, and there are no Microsoft touch devices worth buying. For everyone who can read between the lines in a product review - this isn't news.
 

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[citation][nom]TEAMSWITCHER[/nom]Ugh. Who cares. Windows 8 is for Microsoft touch devices, and there are no Microsoft touch devices worth buying. For everyone who can read between the lines in a product review - this isn't news.[/citation]

I have used Win 8 on an ultra book and it was very good. I use Win 8 on my main PC as well though I have left my other Rigs on Win 7 and that has worked out fine also. I prefer Win 8 over Android and wish I could run it on my S3. My phone decided it wanted an update the other day so I ran it and ever since then I have a whole lot of crapware manifesting on my phone. Now when I use my video / pic viewer some app I never wanted wants to load up and tell me about the weather depending on my GPS location. Very annoying. I would dump this latest android setup for Win 8 in a heartbeat.
 

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@SuckRaven - how hard is it to get to control panel and other necessary places in Win8? Take your mouse cursor to where the start menu was (bottom left corner), right click on your mouse and then choose control panel from the list. Is that so hard?

Everything in Win8 is comparable or easier/quicker than in Win7 so the only reason to really hate it like lots on here seem to do is due to not learning some really really simple basics of using the OS. If in doubt try the corners.

It is not the fault of the OS if you cannot find the corners of your screen.
 

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STILL NO START BUTTON! =( All joking aside, actually Win 8 is a more stable OS, i've been using it for a good week. it was a bit of a learning curve, but the performance overall is an improvement. Overclocking feels more stable on my AMD FX-8350. Without voltage adjustment and keeping all of the power saving features i was able to put it to 4.7Ghz while Win 7 would crash after anything higher than 4.5Ghz. I do some work with my computer, i run Game Development software like CryEngine3 and Unity3D with Maya, 3dsmax, zbrush, and Adobe CS6. Also running some demanding games like Far Cry3 and Crysis3. I haven't had a single crash what so ever and everything overall just feel snappier. I know a lot of ppl are complaining about win 8 but i have yet to see what people are talking about.
 

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make Windows 8 support multimonitor support and we'll talk...

it's stupid that you can only have one app on the screen even if you have 2 or more monitors...

so what's up with that, MS?!???!?
 

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[citation][nom]icepick314[/nom]make Windows 8 support multimonitor support and we'll talk...it's stupid that you can only have one app on the screen even if you have 2 or more monitors...so what's up with that, MS?!???!?[/citation]

It does support multiple monitors and two apps at the same time.
 

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[citation][nom]SuckRaven[/nom]This must be an effort on the part of MS to "reduce" viruses and malware even more, by dumbing down the interface so much to appeal to the kiddy (read..."monkey") touch crowd, and hiding any semblance of any useful menu items so far out of sight, as to maintain a real nice artificial veneer, of glossy crap tiles, while hiding any of the real functionality that a desktop OS is supposed to have miles beneath the surface.At first it was just annoying having to see where certain control panel and other settings were hidden, but now they've gone one step further, and are actually quietly starting to remove functionality. No thanks MS. I'll stick with XP and 7 on my computers. (Heaven help us all when the day comes that MS stops supporting Windows 7). Hopefully by then there will be another company instead of MS, with more than 1/2 a brain.[/citation]

You're making comments based on a BUILD of the new release... Please try not to make any comments until the FINAL version arrives as that would be silly
 

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[citation][nom]TEAMSWITCHER[/nom]Ugh. Who cares. Windows 8 is for Microsoft touch devices, and there are no Microsoft touch devices worth buying. For everyone who can read between the lines in a product review - this isn't news.[/citation]

In YOUR opinion.

P.s. Types this from a desktop that has zero issues with Win8
 

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I love these Windows 8 comments, reminds me of when Windows was first released, I couldn't stand it after being so used to my ASCII .bat menu's I threw it in the corner and didn't use windows again until WIN95 (also fail in my opinion). I still have a PC with win98 (3rd edition-XP kernal) and it runs all my old games great.

I might start using Win 8 if I get a Windows Kinect or something but I think 7 will last me for quite some time.
 

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[citation][nom]damianrobertjones[/nom]It does support multiple monitors and two apps at the same time.[/citation]

you're thinking of regular programs...

apps from Windows 8 store only opens to one screen...

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/multiple-monitors#1TC=t1

Notes

You can open the Start screen and apps from the Store on only one monitor at a time. Desktops apps can be opened on all monitors at the same time.
 

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There's also a new updated Snap mode that allows users to open two apps side by side, each one consuming half the screen – currently only one takes up 75-percent of the screen. Snap may even accommodate up to four at a time.
wow, amazing... The ability to view more than one program at the same time....

Wait, haven't we been able to do multi programs since the 80s? Showing up to 4 seems stupid. What was difficult with standard windows,

This and the updated control panel should drive the point home with those who THINK that windows9 will have the fixed version of Windows. It won't. TIFKAM and it's apps will be replacing windows. In a few years... Windows will be gone. Look at winRT which doesn't do windows programs.

LinuxMint is free, easy to use... Yeah it's different from windows7, but it makes far more sense than TIFKAM.
 

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[citation][nom]funguseater[/nom]I love these Windows 8 comments, reminds me of when Windows was first released, I couldn't stand it after being so used to my ASCII .bat menu's I threw it in the corner and didn't use windows again until WIN95 (also fail in my opinion). I still have a PC with win98 (3rd edition-XP kernal) and it runs all my old games great. I might start using Win 8 if I get a Windows Kinect or something but I think 7 will last me for quite some time.[/citation]u see these kind of things every major windows release such as win95/winXP/winvista/win8. So it is not surprising. I actually wonder how long would they stick to win7 when Microsoft decide to lock DirectX12 and other new features away from win7. Laptops are starting to have touch screen, so in the future we might have our desktop LCD lying on our desk @ keyboard location replacing our keyboard mouse.
 
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