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    Forgotten Features of Windows 8?

    After my mini fail of not knowing that ISO support is now built in to Windows 8, what other nifty new features of Windows 8 have been drowned out by the Metro Modern UI debate?

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    inbuilt AV

    windows to go

    native pdf reader

    much faster boot

    easy restore functions

    info on lockscreen

    decent multi monitor support

    a windows thats actually usable on touch devices

    native 3g data usage controls

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    Native data sync via Skydrive

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    Better memory usage, ie10 with spellcheck, integrated flash, new really easy bootloader, lots of the wp7 goodness, cleanout button that restores to default is install.

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    Also some interesting changes with chkdsk and resolving problems without having to dismount / take system offline in certain sitiutaions - Redesigning chkdsk and the new NTFS health model - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

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    I like the new copy dialogue.

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    Personally I don't think there's much to warrant the price tag of the upgrade. Nothing in it I'd use that I don't get from third party tools already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fry View Post
    Personally I don't think there's much to warrant the price tag of the upgrade. Nothing in it I'd use that I don't get from third party tools already.
    I think that's the point. You don't need a raft of third party tools anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I think that's the point. You don't need a raft of third party tools anymore.
    It was the same thing with Vista and 7, incremental features that add to something better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I think that's the point. You don't need a raft of third party tools anymore.
    Thats one of the major reasons I stopped using windows. Needing a 3rd party app to open a .xlsx .iso etc is absolutely crazy for a 'modern' OS.
    Win7 seems to have got worse without hyperterminal or anything to access serial or SSH, even a telnet probe is difficult on win7.
    Some of us need to use computers for sysadmin/network jobs and linux is the only viable method these days without spending half a day searching for 'tools' to complement what should already be incuded in an O/S

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    Thats one of the major reasons I stopped using windows. Needing a 3rd party app to open a .xlsx .iso etc is absolutely crazy for a 'modern' OS.
    Win7 seems to have got worse without hyperterminal or anything to access serial or SSH, even a telnet probe is difficult on win7.
    Some of us need to use computers for sysadmin/network jobs and linux is the only viable method these days without spending half a day searching for 'tools' to complement what should already be incuded in an O/S
    It is a tad nuts but they are stuck between a rock and a hard place, if they bundle stuff they get sued by the EU, if they don't they get had for lacking features. Its happening again with Windows 8, IE bundled and you could install others but that's not good enough, Apple does not need to bundle Chrome and IE on an iPad and they are way closer to a dominant market share in tablets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    It is a tad nuts but they are stuck between a rock and a hard place, if they bundle stuff they get sued by the EU, if they don't they get had for lacking features. Its happening again with Windows 8, IE bundled and you could install others but that's not good enough, Apple does not need to bundle Chrome and IE on an iPad and they are way closer to a dominant market share in tablets.
    in theory itunes being required for ipad/phone/pod is much more restrictive than including a browser as surely not having a browser would render an os pointless and including firefox, chrome, opera, saffari and keeping them all up to date would be problamatic for ms

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    It is something I noticed with the EU browser law, it only works one way against MS' favour. They are forced to annoy users with a pop-up screen whilst other OS platforms aren't. Last time I mentioned it, someone pointed out that Linux has the repositories to download a new browser, but you still have to look for it otherwise you end up using the default shipped with the distro (normally Firefox these days).

    Apple on the otherhand, their entire marketing strategy is based around locking users into the Apple Experience. How they are evading the EU's gaze is beyond me!

    It does seem a little one-sided that Windows is the only OS forced to go through this annoying browser choice garbage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    It is a tad nuts but they are stuck between a rock and a hard place, if they bundle stuff they get sued by the EU, if they don't they get had for lacking features. Its happening again with Windows 8, IE bundled and you could install others but that's not good enough, Apple does not need to bundle Chrome and IE on an iPad and they are way closer to a dominant market share in tablets.
    That's the advantage Apple have. They are primarily a hardware vendor. They can put whatever they like on their products unlike Microsoft who, as a software vendor, have to cater for a wide range of compatible systems.



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