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    I think I found a use for Windows 8

    Well, not for me personally - I mean in general; a reason for it's existence.

    So I spend my time on these forums justifying the exuberant prices I'm happy to pay for Apple tech whilest denouncing the popularity of Android and bemoaning the death of Windows 8. Then I found this...

    Razer confirms Windows 8 gaming tablet with integrated gamepad | Ars Technica

    Given the popularity of Windows Gaming, Steam and the XBox, it's a product that surprisingly actually makes some sense. Seen something similar done for iOS and Android and never quiet got the point of it, but properly marketed this could be a good thing for Windows.

    Not saying I'd buy one, but credit where credit is due.

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    I dont think id buy it but if it kicks off i can see better versions appearing

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    windows 8 + big picture mode on steam with ssd = fast booting gaming pc, not sure if you can just boot straight into big picture mode without seeing the metro interface tho,

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    Quote Originally Posted by caffrey View Post
    windows 8 + big picture mode on steam with ssd = fast booting gaming pc, not sure if you can just boot straight into big picture mode without seeing the metro interface tho,
    There's probably a setting somewhere that can do it.

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    I tried using the consumer preview for a similar thing, I put the steam desktop shortcuts on the metro inyourface, but the games didn't work too well (directx issues I think) Might retry again with a spare ssd.
    Looking around its a registry hack, might not work for release?

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    Just a shame you have to put up with luminous coloured massive boxes that look like they were made in the 80s on the start menu

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    Mmmm, could edit the default shell to be Steam...

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    someones had that idea, might give it a go later Big Picture "Shell" :: Big Picture

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    Amazingly enough it works, however i need to add the -silent switch too.
    Slow tho, the networking isn't up before steam so there's a delay - other thing is the power off is a bit ugly have to hit ctrl-alt-delete

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