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MacMaster
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Icon 10 posted February 20, 2012 14:16      Profile for MacMaster   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Possibly desktop background sized, but at least 800p width? [Big Grin]

I want to flaunt it to my friend who keeps talking about Windows 8 and how MetroUI is so awesome. [Confused]

Thanks, you guys rock! [thumbsup] [thumbsup]

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Icon 1 posted February 21, 2012 00:00      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Your friend needs serious psychological therapy.

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Icon 1 posted February 21, 2012 06:42      Profile for DoctorWho     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Seriously,

I know someone who has been a die hard Windows fan since 2.0. Even he says Windows 8 sucks.

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Icon 1 posted February 21, 2012 20:42      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I don't know much about Win8 - I'm nowhere near interested enough to learn about it before it comes out.

I'm still happily using WinXP at work. ("The devil you know.") I know Win7 is inevitable, and while it's better than Vista, I still find it more awkward for a number of basic tasks. (I find Windows Explorer awkward and scattered...and I really detest the 'smart' address bar jazz.)

And to any who 'boo' the above, let me just point out that if Windows didn't have so many issues, I might not be gainfully employed. [Wink] Also to set some at ease, I'll also mention that I have a MacBook at the ready sitting right besides my monitors. [Smile] [It's actually the key tool in my network t-shoot/config arsenal these days. Network.prefPane is a phenomenally handy tool; locations rock!]

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dragonman97:
I don't know much about Win8 - I'm nowhere near interested enough to learn about it before it comes out.

Here's the primary thing you need to know: They're trying to turn Windows into an OS that's suitable for a touch screen phone regardless of how bad a match that is for desktop system with a mouse, keyboard and displays that are larger than your palm.

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Icon 1 posted February 22, 2012 21:48      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Oh, delightful. What could possibly go wrong?

I guess they're trying to one-up Apple's iOS-ification of OS X. :/

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Icon 6 posted February 23, 2012 11:15      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ha!

Here you go, with transparent background so you can put what you'd like back there, and you can add more canvas if you need to.

http://www.geekculture.com/images/MtLionattack.png

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quote:
Originally posted by GrumpySteen:
dragonman97:
I don't know much about Win8 - I'm nowhere near interested enough to learn about it before it comes out.

Here's the primary thing you need to know: They're trying to turn Windows into an OS that's suitable for a touch screen phone regardless of how bad a match that is for desktop system with a mouse, keyboard and displays that are larger than your palm.

A belated followup:
http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2012/02/discoverability-windows-8-and-the-disappearance-of-the-start-button.ars

Aaaaah!

No Start button? WTF?
(Putting aside all the tired jokes about Start -> Shutdown, it's a key element of Windows - it sounds like it's going to be replaced by some gesture bollocks.)

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The Metro UI is entirely designed for small form factor touch screens. A start button and menu only make sense where you have very fine control over your input (i.e. a mouse). With a small touch screen where your finger covers hundreds of pixels, large chunky icons are the way to go.

My start menu currently contains 413 shortcuts. I clearly can't wait to be forced to click and drag to scroll to the next page of 18 or fewer icons 22+ times in order to get to the last page of icons. Carpal tunnel syndrome is FUN!

There are registry keys you can edit to re-enable the start menu (see here), but it's rather idiotic to force users to do that to regain functionality that should be there in a desktop OS.

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