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Windows 8 CP one month on

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  • ZippyV

    The things I miss in Metro from the classic start menu:

    • Easy and single place to shutdown/logoff/reboot: it's not discoverable at all for desktop pc's,
    • List of most used apps,
    • Direct link to my folders (documents/videos/music/photos),
    • Link to config screen

     

    Another problem is that Windows needs a faster development cycle to keep up with changes like iOS did. If we have to wait another 2 full years for new features/changes than Windows on the tablet will not succeed.

  • figuerres

    , ZippyV wrote

    The things I miss in Metro from the classic start menu:

    • Easy and single place to shutdown/logoff/reboot: it's not discoverable at all for desktop pc's,
    • List of most used apps,
    • Direct link to my folders (documents/videos/music/photos),
    • Link to config screen

     

    Another problem is that Windows needs a faster development cycle to keep up with changes like iOS did. If we have to wait another 2 full years for new features/changes than Windows on the tablet will not succeed.

     

    i agree with all of that.... and for sure they need to start having some kind of "annual point release" or something like that.

    Server 2008 got "R2" for example.

    as much as i am sure that many will not agree what about a fork from the main windows that only has to support a slightly smaller set of devices ?  I think one of the things that Apple has going is that all Mac machines have the same basic set of hardware so that does simplify some of the development and testing issues.

  • JoshRoss

    I have two hard drives in my work computer, one with Windows 7, the other with eight. Whenever I spend a couple of hours in Window 8, I get motion sickness. Is this normal? I really don't want to complain about piddly crap, but this is a real deal breaker.

    -Josh

  • Proton2

    @JoshRoss: I have experienced that kind of thing, motion sickness, when having too low of a refresh rate, or frequency on my CRT monitors.

  • Ray7

    , JoshRoss wrote

    I have two hard drives in my work computer, one with Windows 7, the other with eight. Whenever I spend a couple of hours in Window 8, I get motion sickness. Is this normal? I really don't want to complain about piddly crap, but this is a real deal breaker.

    -Josh

    Is this because the tiles are updating all the time? Have you tried turning the updates off?

     

  • elmer

    Tried it on my desktop for about 3 weeks, but returned to Windows-7.

    It just made my life harder than it needed to be, in order to achieve the same result.

    I can appreciate how it would be a boon to the tablet application, but I simply don't understand why they needed to throw away the existing desktop UI, and couldn't provide and option for desktop users.

  • magicalclick

    @JoshRoss:

    from my experience with first person shooters, motion sickness is usually caused by low fps. When I have 75fps, my motion sickness goes away. So, you probably just need a better computer to have enough fps.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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  • DeathBy​VisualStudio

    @JoshRoss: I think you've been F'edPS. I heard they were talking about shipping Dramamine coupons with W8 for lower powered PC -- you know for some of those 450 million that are running W7 now that will be immediate customers for W8 developers. I think the SKU is W8-DR. You might wanna check it out.

    If we all believed in unicorns and fairies the world would be a better place.
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