...cause you just might get it.
Hello nine, nine, nine, (billy bibb,bbi,,bibit..) niners.
It is the - end - of my birthday... (1:30). what better time to post on channel 9?
48. sheesh. 2 years to go. (Logans run...2014?)
ANYWAY... I guess youre all wondering (not) why I decided to post - most likely to rant and complain... guess what. nope.
A while back when the preview came out I loaded it on the HP touchsmart - I think at the time i wrote - it was fast fun but insane to use and figure out.
So I left it in the kids room - no games no apps - just sitting there (theyd go to lego .com etc)
But then i read all the steve b articles - and rebuttles and synopsises and yadda.
The best one was the guy who said that this whole vanity fair thing isnt a play of personalities - with villans and heroes - its not that simple. It is the winds of change that decifer when you are cool or not.
I thought that made alot of sence.
Then i re-read a whole lot of articles about win 8 - metro
I LEARNED that there was stuff in the corners!
*** i never NEW that before...
I found the "magical" treats bar - or whatever it is - i found by going bottom left you went to start bar.
I never knew any of this before.
So i go right to setting up the whole machine. again. I noticed it had like a terrabyte drive - so I grabbed my 2T external and basically dumped 50 movies, 2000 albums and 400 folders of photos on to it (first time it has ever been used as a huge USB stick.
So now that i can WORK metro - and the stuff i open is all full and i can see whats really going on (for the first time)
i gotta say.... wow.
all the stuff we used to talk about - that i made fake designs for - like make media center have explorer - add on UI - or - take all these damb log ins and make a central place for them..
then theres the clean UI - re-looking at it - especially after saying "show everything on your screen bigger" - (27") metro looks cool.
I can zip back and forth - i like how it is like media centre skin - with good ol win underneath.
I also noticed that while the start menu had everything metro did in it - the way it is now displayed is so ..pervasive.. i even made a new ms account ( did use jamieandtory@hotmail enough) and made my log in live.
Unfortunately - most of the apps now say - not working or store gone for now - or etc... bu8t i can picture it.
So back to those articles - ya i think after 10 years of being uncool - guess what - ms - is about to get cool again - even WITH ballmer (you old nut)
Tides shift things change - horizontal goes vertical - then back again.
i think everyone is under estimating just how hard it is to re- learn a few things ( especially once your SHOWN the 4 things you need to work it) and it does look simple flat and 2d like road signs.
So i guess ms may have listened - even a little bit to stuff we all posted 5 years ago.
I have no complaints - and i just wanted to say - i finally get it. it is a tsunami - it is aimed at goolge FB and apple. it is live tiles - it is more logical - it combines all your disparate things. and it is coming right at ALL of them (they might forget how GOOD A FRIEND ms can be - giving you stuff you want - easily.- perhaps many young people havent even seen/learned that yet.
I cant wait to see this play out.
so .... KUDOS!!!
that said - (ha you didnt think i really wasnt going to complain did you?) there HAS to be MORE customization. PLEASE - let me choose backgrounds for my tiles - bigger or smaller or no icons - change fonts - change tiles sizes - have right mouse regular properties on tiles - you know - like when we saw properties for the first time in win 95 - everything you wanted to know about files but where afraid to ask - right THERE - in the FILE.
Mac users were like - i dont no WHERE the heck my files go - why are you trying to do that to us. We need control - give us options!
PS - ive been using media center within it because metro wont play 70% of my avi's - and also i dont want your stuff first (featured blas - my stuff - store) i want my stuff (movies) first - and also not under "Other" my stuff is first - your stuff can be "other" ka peesh? lol
ok thats it. nice long rant. hi everyone.
im going to hit post - then fix what spelling i can