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22nd May 2012, 09:17 AM #241
See this irritates me, rather than give the option to search for everything in there MS prefers to tell me how to use my computer (seemingly like a bad ripoff of an iPad thus far)... might only be 10% of the search but having to use another (rather bizarre) key combo to get to it annoys me 90% more than it did in 7.
22nd May 2012, 10:37 AM #242
It does not cover the start menu, it only covers the search within the start menu. I cannot see where it says people use search more over the start menu.
Originally Posted by Arthur
That chart is only in the context of what the search button is used for. Most people do not use search but of those that do 67% use it for programs. Which is not the same as saying search is used to load 67% of programs on a computer which is what a lot of websites seem to be reporting after reading that link
Last edited by Pottsey; 22nd May 2012 at 10:38 AM.
22nd May 2012, 10:55 AM #243
Correct. That blog post is about the Start Screen after all.
Originally Posted by Pottsey
31st May 2012, 02:23 PM #244
Here's the download link for the Release Preview...
Direct Links (ISOs)
Last edited by Arthur; 31st May 2012 at 08:16 PM.
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31st May 2012, 06:46 PM #245
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1st June 2012, 09:27 AM #247
server 2012 download page is down.... i wonder why?
1st June 2012, 10:11 AM #248
I do like the look of the metro UI (must be the only one) but I still think this is a tablet OS only.
1st June 2012, 10:20 AM #249
Nope, I like the UI too, for phones and tablets but they have not tweaked it enough for the desktop. They are doing a standard MS. Jumping on something too soon. The intro should be a bit smoother over two releases. They have been doing this for a while now with stuff like web TV and smartphones. They jump into the market and make large strides but are usually about a decade early (the UI is just a case of smooth transition). This has cost them dearly a bunch of times as someone else releases the same thing with a little more polish and usually a little more mature infrastructure behind it and suddely everyone cries revolution despite it just being an updated version of something else. MS is not alone in this but probably the most commonly done over by their own forethought in some things.
Originally Posted by CHR1S
1st June 2012, 10:35 AM #250
Originally Posted by SYNACK
I don't think it is true that MS are jumping on something too soon at all. Historically MS are usually late to market anything. With a few exceptions (kinect maybe?) MS is behind the competition. There is precedent for the metro principals UI in phones and linux flavours. What MS do quite well is wrap things up nicely bu they are hardly a market leader in terms of revolutionary technology.
1st June 2012, 10:47 AM #251
Note widely accepted tech, they push it before it is really fully baked and everyone avoids it so their actual products remain concervative in general (along with avoiding EU speeding tickets). They need to put their good ideas into practice when the behind tech is more ready - Vista capible anyone - but not wait till the market is already well owned by other player so that it is 'safer'. Their timing is just screwy. I think that the hybrid aproach with the desktop having a 'start menu' that launched a 60% size version of metro as a start menu for some configs would be fine for desktops and a switchable option. You could jump to full screen metro with a button or double tap or something and people would probably be much happier. They could then push foward further with the next release if they needed to.
Originally Posted by CyberNerd
5th June 2012, 12:48 PM #252
It looks like 21:9 is going to become the new 16:9 when it comes to Windows 8 laptops and AIOs. Urgh!!!
5th June 2012, 12:55 PM #253
What's the point of that?? The 16:9 and 16:10 stuff is ok, but anything thinner and wider is simply not conducive to a PC's primary purpose - work.
5th June 2012, 12:59 PM #254
Oh joy, another media consumption resolution. A screen shape like that is rubbish for entering and editing a large amount of text.
Originally Posted by Arthur
Anyone else notice how similar in proportion that is to modern smartphones though, given their direction they could be looking for a direct scaling trick like the iPad 3 pulled off but with vector graphics thankfully. Could make some developers lives more easy for the next multi-platform, all singing, all dancing Plants vs Zombies multi-screen extravogansa. Tough luck if you want to write a long report though, I guess thats what screen rotation is for but it is a little harder to pull that trick on a fixed form laptop. External keyboard and mouse might make it possible though, even if it would look a little odd
Last edited by SYNACK; 5th June 2012 at 01:01 PM.
6th June 2012, 09:35 AM #255
Upgraded to Windows 8 Release Preview yesterday... still don't like it
Horizontal scrolling is so irritating if not using a touchscreen, even worse on a touchpad!
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