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Windows 7: Windows 8 totally new tablet touch screen look


10 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 
Windows 8 totally new tablet touch screen look

Here is a great first hand look at Windows 8

Link to Win8 screens amd look


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10 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I have the "developer's preview" version of Win 8 that was released some time ago. I'm not impressed with the iPad/Android apps look.

There is a Windows 8 forum here. http://www.eightforums.com/
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10 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

i hate the look of windows 8, hopefully you can boycot all the jazzy guff and have a proper desktop.
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11 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I know it is just starting but I am not a fan of the new desktop look of Win 8. At present I will be staying with Win 7 unless you can turn the new desktop off.
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11 Jan 2012   #5

Win7 Ultimate
 
 

You can disable the Win8 desktop in favor of the old...and loose some functions. I just hope with Win8 and the eventual ending of support for Windows 7, Vista, and XP we are not forced into a box (or cloud) with whatever Corprate America (or World) decides we need to be using. At that point I guess I will have to quite wasting all of my spare time on this stupid machince, get off my butt, and start hunting, fishing and spending time with my kids like I should.
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11 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gbsnplr View Post
I know it is just starting but I am not a fan of the new desktop look of Win 8. At present I will be staying with Win 7 unless you can turn the new desktop off.
There is a "Registry" hack which gets rid of Metro.
It also disables some of the other new features though.

How to disable Metro Tiles:
  • Open Regedit
  • Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\
  • Change the value of RPEnabled from 1 to 0.
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11 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

I just finished installing and running Win8 Developers Preview, Build 8102.
It only took 10 minutes to install which is good but I know it is really a barebones version.
I agree that the Metro screen was no big deal. Everything I ran had a nice video flow and actually thought it worked well with my hardware.

So after playing with it for a few hours I have decided that I may just pass on this one. It really looks like Windows 7 with another graphical layer for the touchpad screens. I updated Win8 while online and it seems to have installed all the Windows 7 security updates that were released in the past day.
I like my stable Windows 7 OS and desktop as well as my IE8.

So what do you think?
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12 Jan 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've been running the Developer Preview since September and I think it's great. I've customized the Start Screen as much as I can with a couple third party apps and I think it looks nice. I don't regard the Start Screen as a touch GUI for my desktop, I think it's more like a backstage view of the Desktop.

Personally, I can't wait for a further expansion of metro design. It's everything every software designer would love to see: clean, easy to read, and vibrant.

But, since Windows 8 is about HUGE changes, I wonder if the lock screen a user chooses can become the boot screen background since honestly, most desktop users won't really lock their PCs unlike mobile users. If the lock screen with all the notifications, maybe, along with a boot animation, I think it'd look nice.
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12 Jan 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
I've been running the Developer Preview since September and I think it's great. I've customized the Start Screen as much as I can with a couple third party apps and I think it looks nice. I don't regard the Start Screen as a touch GUI for my desktop, I think it's more like a backstage view of the Desktop.

Personally, I can't wait for a further expansion of metro design. It's everything every software designer would love to see: clean, easy to read, and vibrant.

But, since Windows 8 is about HUGE changes, I wonder if the lock screen a user chooses can become the boot screen background since honestly, most desktop users won't really lock their PCs unlike mobile users. If the lock screen with all the notifications, maybe, along with a boot animation, I think it'd look nice.
I'm sure you are correct in your statements as you have been using it since September. I agree with you that I really don't want to change. I guess after using Windows since the beginning and Metro screen is too modern of a change. I'm sure I'll come around after I see more what it does.

The one thing that I noticed was that it installed so quickly and flawlessly.
Coke Robot please tell us more of the advantages you see.
Thanks
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12 Jan 2012   #10

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Looks like a big cell phone but with more finger prints from all the touching and poking. I would like to see how it works with mouse and keyboard. The on screen keyboard is for one finger poking at a time. How in the heck would one type like I'm doing now? Touch screen on a P/C is as useless as nipples on a sidewalk.
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