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  • 2,5 Biolion only for one game ?

    , TexasToast wrote

    Money, they will soon find out, wont fill their creative needs.

    But they aren't selling their creativity.  They can still come up with other cool ideas, and now they have a lot more money to put behind those ideas.

  • My take on "Apple day"

    @cbae:  It would certainly make sense for Stardock to have privileged access to Windows development.  Even if they just partnered, it could be a boost for both companies.

     

  • My take on "Apple day"

    I don't see any problem with building the OS in such a way that it could be modded, but of course it's a very big deal for enterprise sys admins to be able to lock that stuff down.  And Microsoft doesn't want to put a ton of effort in supporting all that extra stuff people can mess up.

    I think that's where Stardock's business model makes so much sense.  You pay a bit, get a ton of extra capabilities that Microsoft doesn't have to support for everyone, and you still get support via Stardock.

  • My take on "Apple day"

    Tablets are rectangular.  Desktop, laptop, and phone screens are typically rectangular.  In all of those devices, pixels are generally laid out in rectangular repetition.

    This conversation reminds me of this:

    Well, Jamie, if that's what you're looking for, this guy will take your money.

  • Microsoft Lumia & [insert phone] for Windows

    @DCMonkey:  It's very early in the season.  This screw up will probably be preached to the announcers and we shouldn't see many more.

    For better or worse.

  • Windows 9 Leaks

    @spivonious:  Check out the end of the video Felix posted.  Assuming that feature stays...

  • Windows 9 Leaks

    For that matter, one idea I liked for bringing back the the desktop Start Menu was to implement it using Metro Snap.  That way it doesn't cover anything at all (unlike both the Start Screen and Windows 7 Start Menu).

  • Windows 9 Leaks

    , magicalclick wrote

    And they still have full screen mode, which I think is good. Seems like they down play the full screen mode though. Like it has to use the "..." menu. I wish they can just include the full screen button somewhere in the title. Although I can't think of a better way either. Placing it next to the close button will be confusing with maximize.

    The next version of Mac OS X (Yosemite) has deprecated the Maximize functionality in favor of full screen.  I like it.  I mean, the functionality was always there in the form of another button, so it's not a huge new feature, but I never clicked the maximize button anyway.  (And holding Alt/Option gives you Maximize if you really want it.)

    Anyway, I am guessing they don't have Metro Snap? I mean, it doesn't make much sense to have Areo Snap and Metro Snap, especially the apps are encouraged to be in Windowed mode. Although, Metro Snap is needed for tablet environment. Metro Snap is probably still there.

    I'm hoping so.  Aero Snap was a decent first attempt at snapping, but Metro Snap is really what I like.

    Aero Snap just covers up whatever is under it, just like any desktop app.  So if I have several apps running in a normal window or maximized, and I snap my chat client, I have to move and resize all those apps so they don't overlap.

    Metro Snap fixes this.  When the app snaps, everything moves and resizes appropriately.  Done.  It's such a great feature.

    And if I'm suddenly tired of it being snapped on the left, or on monitor 2, then I can snap it somewhere else just as easily.  With Aero Snap this is a pain.

  • Windows 9 Leaks

    @brian.shapiro:  Are you talking about the app bar that shows up when right-clicking?  That's definitely possible... although I would think right-click would remain the best way to do it.

  • Windows 9 Leaks

    @elmer:  Indeed.  And it appears to be 3 dots, not a dash.

    But interestingly, from the same site that posted the screenshots with no ability to turn on Metro, it also posted a screenshot which clearly shows that menu and a Full Screen option.

    And it has what appears to be a menu item that has those same 3 dots, called App Commands... not entirely sure what that does.