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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 4:51 pm    Post subject: Windows start menu back Reply with quote

They are finally bringing it back

Here is a link with screenshots
http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/blue-start-experience-changes


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Windows 7 still has a start menu...
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know I'd still use XP, if I had the choice.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

De-Ting wrote:
You know I'd still use XP, if I had the choice.


Same here but it's 12 years old. That will be like using Windows 2.0 instead of Windows 98. Then again, I did spent a couple hours making Windows 7 look like Windows 95/98.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Windows 7 is fine by me.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Windows 7 is perfect.

Although i'm still waiting on a black-edition style torrent for it. Windows XP black is the shit.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Windows 7 is perfect.



I wouldn't say windows 7 is perfect and windows 8 has a few improvements. Is it worth paying to upgrade though? Fuck no.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I... i am still using windows XP... should i feel bad?
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

XP doesn't have dx10 or dx11 for gamers.

That's about the only real reason I can find.

I still run xp on 3 of my old pcs in the house.
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lien wrote:
I... i am still using windows XP... should i feel bad?


Not really. There's really isn't a reason to upgrade if you're not a PC gamer.
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I... i am still using windows XP... should i feel bad?


Not really. There's really isn't a reason to upgrade if you're not a PC gamer.

There's a nice incentive to not upgrade if you're a sound guy.
Windows XP can output sound to 2 things at once, Windows Vista/7 and i think 8 cannot.
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you know when it'll be back? I need to uninstall the freeware you suggested to me when it's available.
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, double post. Adding on to what was mentioned.
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PCs today are evolving for a world of mobile computing where people interact with their devices through touch, and we designed Windows 8 for this. But we also recognize there are many non-touch devices in use today – especially in the commercial setting. As such we’ve focused on a number of improvements to ensure easier navigation for people using a mouse and keyboard.

We’ve improved the way you navigate to Start with the mouse by changing the Start “tip” to be the familiar Windows logo. The new tip appears anytime you move the mouse to the bottom left corner of the screen, and is always visible on the taskbar when on the desktop. There are also options to change what the corners do, and options to boot into alternate screens. For example, if you prefer to see the Apps view versus all the tiles, you can choose to have the Start screen go directly to Apps view.

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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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cyberjim2000 wrote:
Lien wrote:
I... i am still using windows XP... should i feel bad?


Not really. There's really isn't a reason to upgrade if you're not a PC gamer.

There's a nice incentive to not upgrade if you're a sound guy.
Windows XP can output sound to 2 things at once, Windows Vista/7 and i think 8 cannot.


I can output sound to two different devices on 7/8. Like I run my game audio through my stereo speakers sometimes while running voicechat through my headphones. Or running game audio through my surround headphones while playing music on my stereo speakers. My stereo speakers act as a usb sound device.

Im not sure ive ever tried running a single sound source through two devices at once.

It is true that after xp Microsoft switched away from a straight hardware accelerated sound. Other than in very specific circumstances most people wont be able to tell.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Microsoft sure knows what it's doing.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Judging from the first version of Windows ME, Windows Vista, and Windows 8. Then looking at Windows 98 SE, XP, and 7. I'd say Windows 9 is going to be amazing. I'd say Microsoft shot themselves in the foot by making XP too good.
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Judging from the first version of Windows ME, Windows Vista, and Windows 8. Then looking at Windows 98 SE, XP, and 7. I'd say Windows 9 is going to be amazing. I'd say Microsoft shot themselves in the foot by making XP too good.


It's just the typical cycle. It has a crappy OS then an amazing one. XP and 7 are the best consumer-side OS' of all-time imo.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Idk if I would have so much faith in Windows 9. Microsoft seems really determined to force its way into tablet and phone markets. Forcing PC users to eat a tablet interface they didn't want.

I want to hope they learned the lesson and will not bite the pc users but we are talking about microsoft here.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cyberjim2000 wrote:
Judging from the first version of Windows ME, Windows Vista, and Windows 8. Then looking at Windows 98 SE, XP, and 7. I'd say Windows 9 is going to be amazing. I'd say Microsoft shot themselves in the foot by making XP too good.


Yep, exactly why I am skipping windows 8 entirely (even though I thought windows 98 was fine, windows ME was the first horrible one that started the cycle).

It seems like the middle OS is just a huge beta test for the next OS. Windows 9 will probably come in desktop and tablet editions.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Windows 8 start menu spotted in a microsoft win8.1 demo video

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Start-Button-Windows-8.1-Windows-Blue-Desktop-Computex,22992.html
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