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Thread: Win 8: yay or nay?
23-12-2012, 03:38 PM #121
It's (currently) cheap and does what Win7 does.
UI takes getting used to because it is new.
Last edited by bad guy; 23-12-2012 at 03:40 PM.
28-12-2012, 03:16 AM #122
28-12-2012, 03:35 AM #123
28-12-2012, 07:07 AM #124
For the price I paid it's quite nice, and will happily stick with it.
28-12-2012, 12:01 PM #125
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28-12-2012, 07:11 PM #126
People seem to be disliking the metro part but I think it's quite handy to store all your game icons, no more cluttered desktop.
28-12-2012, 07:21 PM #127
Steam Big Picture Mode
Gamebrowser II for Media Center
there are a bunch of problems with being a Win8 early adopter:
Free/open source codec packs are back to being buggy piles of garbage with their Win8 releases after they had become almost perfect in the past two years on Win7.
Tons of great windows utilities written by small hobbyists for free don't work in Win8
No media center, no DVD playback.
M$ bribes you with a "free" Media Center coupon until the end of this month. Even if you do get it, half the extensions and plugins that worked perfectly fine on Vista and Win7 now crash or straight up don't start.
These are off the top of my head. I'm sure future apps will start showing bugs that don't occur on Win7/Vista.
While Windows 8 breaks quite a few things, it offers nothing new to the desktop PC user.
Windows Vista brought us a robust desktop search engine "search from the start menu", hardware accelerated UI with Double Buffering (envious of mac OSX users having that since 2001!), and Media Center. Windows 7 tweaked a few things in Vista, gave us better performance and a few useability improvements, my favourite being Win+direction keys and adding recent files to every app listed in the start menu shortcut list.
What does Windows 8 offer me, the home or professional desktop PC user?
A tiled UI? I can download my own thank you very much, developed by competent programmers not a committee of talking heads.
Nonsensical "gestures" with the mouse, the same mouse that is constantly moving at all times? I give that a Ctrl+W
An app store? Seriously? I'm not touching that thing with a ten foot pole.
Xbox Videos? Bitch Please.
28-12-2012, 07:30 PM #128
28-12-2012, 08:08 PM #129
28-12-2012, 08:26 PM #130
Since when was my post about about coach navigating? I am sitting in front my monitor and keyboard, why on earth would I go through the trouble of plugging in my gamepad or use a remote control just to select a shortcut. Current situation is go with cursor to lower left corner, select icon, bam! and the game is running.
Can you set a tile to open a selection menu of a game and all it's mods?
I just want a screen with my icons, since when did this became something about you want it to be?
Can you set a tile to run a macro when it is clicked? Less control inputs, lack of customisation of tile functionality, and a cumbersome touch interface adapted to the desktop.
I don't need those things and again it seems those are things you want, not me. ;p
28-12-2012, 08:44 PM #131
In any case, once you do want those things, guess what? You will download some utilities to get them. So now you have the bloated Metro UI on top of third party utilities. Congratulations!
29-12-2012, 01:01 AM #132
Can you explain what you mean exactly with mods and custom settings? If you mean stuff like Skyrim mods, I have quite a lot of them but they don't require to be activated through something every time I start the game.
Also Metro works just fine with a keyboard.
This is my metro from a while back, it comes up whenever I press the windowskey, I move the cursor of my mouse in a matter of seconds to the desired game and the game starts. I don't see the problem here.
29-12-2012, 01:49 AM #133
Ravelle: ignore mashakos, he just has a big issue with Win8 and can't consider any possibilities outside of his HTPC domain. The more you argue with him the more he comes up with pointless arguments which aren't even remotely important.
Originally Posted by mashakaos
If you don't like Metro UI that's fine, I don't use most of the Metro apps on my desktop and like Ravelle just treat it as a kind of desktop. But at least stop deliberately misrepresenting things by saying things like "you can't even use a keyboard in Metro OOOOOMG."
29-12-2012, 12:16 PM #134
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29-12-2012, 02:05 PM #137
29-12-2012, 03:52 PM #138
29-12-2012, 04:07 PM #139
29-12-2012, 06:26 PM #140
I think a search bar appears, but all I do is press the letter while on the metro dashboard and it does exactly what you described.