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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oaktech View Post
    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.
    whats it called?

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    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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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinT View Post
    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.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by victory2012 View Post
    whats it called?
    Classic start menu.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    Moved my machine over to it from w7 and I would say it does boot faster (ssd) but booting an ssd is never slow really for me.
    The biggest issue right now for me is video card drivers, nvidia dont have proper rtm drivers yet and there are a couple of issues with the current beta, I dont know how it is in AMD/Intel land but I wouldnt be surprised if its similar although AMD did release rtm whql drivers on Friday I believe. No other drivers have been an issue yet but I have not tried my printer yet, I fear that attempt.... its an HP
    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 :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    so it only 'hurts' a few windows power users who'll stick the the traditional desktop anyway.
    That'll be me then!

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by accura2000 View Post
    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
    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...

    32-bit / 64-bit

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