Windows 8

ReVolver

Mega Super Ultra Cool Member
Just installed my Customer Preview of Windows 8, gotta say it's really nice to see how they managed it. Here are some SS that I took . If you know the Windows Phone 7 Interface you will be comfortable using this.










[video=youtube;vnTz-H0GB4I]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnTz-H0GB4I[/video]
 

Varine

And as the moon rises, we shall prepare for war
Is Windows 8 more user friendly than previous versions of Windows?
 

Accname

2D-Graphics enthusiast
I have only read about windows 8 and not used it myself, but from what i have read i was pretty disappointed how they want to force your home computer to become like tablet in terms of look and feel.
I certainly dont want it.
 

PureOwnage

Minecraft Server OP, Inactive.
im sure you can change it to look like previous versions of windows.. they aren't forcing you, they are giving you an option
Actually you HAVE to start up in Metro mode (tile mode) and shut off in Metro. It's quite annoying.

The only difference is that it basically starts up faster by around 20~ seconds more and also uses a bit less resources (CPU/RAM)
 

PureOwnage

Minecraft Server OP, Inactive.
Why no start button?
For Windows 8, Microsoft is replacing the Start button and Start menu with a Start screen based on the Windows Phone 7 Metro interface. Microsoft made this change because the Metro interface is very touch-friendly, and Windows 8 is going to appear on touch-screen tablets. Unfortunately, it isn't as friendly for people using a keyboard and mouse. It's not likely Microsoft will bring back the Start button. Fortunately, other companies are doing it for them. Longtime Windows customizer Stardock has released Start8. This free tweak re-adds the Start button and makes the Start screen more mouse friendly.
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/kimkomando/story/2012-03-30/windows-8-questions/53861344/1
 

Ghan

Administrator - Servers are fun
Staff member
I tried the Windows 8 developer preview in a VM and I absolutely detest it. I would take Vista over 8 any day.
 

Nigerianrulz

suga suga how'd you get so fly?

PureOwnage

Minecraft Server OP, Inactive.
so they going to forget about the millions of people using the normal start button and force us to use a touch friendly button... dont even have the decency to add the customization ability...

i also really dislike this whole touch interface on my desktop, so is there no way to permanently turn off this interface?
Not at the moment. You always have to go into Metro to shutdown because there is no start button. Also, you have to return to Metro frequently.
 

UndeadDragon

Super Moderator
Staff member
I tried the Windows 8 developer preview in a VM and I absolutely detest it. I would take Vista over 8 any day.
I'm in the same position as Ghan. I tried Windows 8 and there is no way I'm switching from Windows 7 (which I have no problem with). I will just wait and buy the next computer where Microsoft remember that most people use a mouse and keyboard.
 

Mahucharn

I wear a fez now, fezzes are cool.
I'm good with Windows 7, it's never given me any problems. I use the side snap feature all the time.
 

Icyculyr

I'm a Mac
aren't you on a mac system anyways?
Yep. But I dual boot Windows 7 for gaming, which it's great for... but I've no reason to upgrade to 8 and I think it sucks wildly.

I'm hoping to upgrade to the next model when I can afford it... should see a 7970M 2GB in the high end 27 inch model. The 7970M is an underclocked desktop 7870, and the 7870 happens to perform on par with a GTX 580. Which is pretty awesome period, yet alone in an all-in-one.
 

Accname

2D-Graphics enthusiast
How simple can it get? I started using windows 95 around the age of 6 and have never had any problems using any of Window's OSs since
Agree, i dont know what peoples problems with windows are anyways. I use it since i have my own pc, started with 95, then 98, then XP and now 7 and i never had any major problems with it. I am very satisfied.
But i know from first hand that vista was pretty bad.
 
General chit-chat
Help Users
  • No one is chatting at the moment.
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    Hmm, do I need to start posting some of the Science and Technology news to this new section in the future?
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    Or do we need to move the news to their respective sections once the threads are old enough, read to be put into the News Archive?
  • The Helper The Helper:
    The 2nd thing
  • The Helper The Helper:
    I have been moving stuff from the current Headline news like a year old and stuff over when I see it in the logs or members online but mostly I have been moving stuff from the Archives
  • The Helper The Helper:
    It is possible to automate it so that instead of moving to Archive if it has the Science, technology or sci tech tag that it gets archived there instead. I am considering a new Weird News Tag
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    Please do. I'll try to tag the news appropriately when I get the chance.
  • The Helper The Helper:
    The new Discourse forum software we are moving to next does alot with the tags and also hashtags
  • The Helper The Helper:
    OK I found the source of your burrito post stuff it is from Reddit and possibly a facebook post too but definitely reddit
  • The Helper The Helper:
    Happy Monday!
  • The Helper The Helper:
    Happy Tuesday :)
  • Blackveiled Blackveiled:
    Happy Tuesday
  • The Helper The Helper:
    Blackveiled! What is up?
  • The Helper The Helper:
    I saw XXXConan on here the other day I dont know if you remember him
  • The Helper The Helper:
    blasts from the past
  • Blackveiled Blackveiled:
    I remember him, buncha old faces
  • jonas jonas:
    He's a software engineer at a hiring platform now I think
  • The Helper The Helper:
    I wanna know if his mom is still single LOL
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    I need context.
    +1
  • The Helper The Helper:
    Back in the day conan was a young one and his mom was single and I used to tease him that I was going to date his mom and be his daddy - yeah sounds bad now but it was funny at the time
  • The Helper The Helper:
    his mom is my age
  • The Helper The Helper:
    i know right it was pretty funny
  • thewrongvine thewrongvine:
    its pretty funny
    +1
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    Thanks for the context.
    +1
  • The Helper The Helper:
    Happy Hump Day!!!

    Members online

    Affiliates

    Hive Workshop NUON Dome World Editor Tutorials

    Network Sponsors

    Apex Steel Pipe - Buys and sells Steel Pipe.
    Top