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22nd August 2012, 12:36 PM #16
I've installed a 3rd party task bar/start menu app on my copy which bypasses the stupid whatever-you-want-to-call-it tile interface altogether, now i've done that I am happy that it is usable desktop OS.
22nd August 2012, 12:41 PM #17
whats it called?
Originally Posted by Oaktech
22nd August 2012, 12:55 PM #18
Probably Classic Shell, Start8 or ViStart.
It's also possible to create a Windows 95/98-style Start Menu on your taskbar without any third-party add-ons.
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Oaktech (22nd August 2012)
22nd August 2012, 12:59 PM #19
Best just to get used to the Modern UI, as all these add-ons tend to fall by the wayside after a while. In any case, I think the tiled interface will suit many of our teachers just fine.
22nd August 2012, 01:03 PM #20
yeah - 9/10 people just click the links on their desktop and have 2 or 3 apps open at once. Anyone with a deep interest in computers will use the cli or linux anyway, so it only 'hurts' a few windows power users who'll stick the the traditional desktop anyway.
Originally Posted by MartinT
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Oaktech (22nd August 2012)
22nd August 2012, 02:10 PM #21
Classic start menu.
Originally Posted by victory2012
I use it on win7 at the moment as I am a control freak and like my desktop experience Old School!
Mainly because I like my task bar very small, I don't like to pin, (I use the run command a lot) I don't like to group icons (it just confuses me), I don't like the recently used program feature, I don't like the way win7 displays programs (I may as well just browse program files the way win 7 displays it). Its the only part of computing where I am a luddite. I've found a setup I like and i'm going to stick with it as long as possible!
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22nd August 2012, 03:06 PM #22
My lappy has the i3 intel HD graphics and seems to work perfectly with the W8 built in drivers. There is no sign on the intel website about Windows 8 though :/
Originally Posted by ZeroHour
22nd August 2012, 03:09 PM #23
That'll be me then!
Originally Posted by CyberNerd
22nd August 2012, 03:11 PM #24
When I showed some of the teachers I got the standard, oohhh, pretty response. These are iPad users though so the bar is not set that high.
23rd August 2012, 10:37 AM #25
Should you need them, here are a couple of links to Intel's latest Windows 8 drivers for the HD Graphics 2000/2500/3000/4000...
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