Windows 8 Thread, Windows 8....urgh in Technical; Originally Posted by Arthur
Vista wasn't bad either after the first service pack was released
I hate to say it ...
10th December 2013, 05:14 PM #661
I hate to say it but I agree! I ran Vista from first day of release up until Win 7 had been out for 6 months, and it was alright! Superior to ME at any rate. It was also a good grounding for moving into Windows 7
Originally Posted by Arthur
10th December 2013, 05:31 PM #662
A service pack 2 install of Vista I don't mind using but the original vista could not do basic things right. File copying bug taking twice as long to copy files compared to XP, open network shares was painfully slow due to the tcpip autotune thing they introduced taking 5 mins to open the shared area here. Add things such windows activation for volume license users they introduced, the fact it needed so much ram compared to XP to run well , then all the changes in the OS deployment and you have one nasty OS.
10th December 2013, 06:50 PM #663
again i disagree never had any issues with me and vista at least x64 worked fine for me imo people installed it on hardware that wasnt up to the job. as to win 8/8.1 i much prefer them to 7 i dont get the hate start screen is fine i dont miss start menu at all
13th January 2014, 03:20 PM #664
Windows 9 coming soon?
Microsoft will REVEAL ALL with 'Windows 9' shindig in April
Microsoft will map out its plans for the successor to Windows 8.1 – which might be named Windows 9 – at a company event in April, according to a recent report.
Microsoft will start a discussion around the next iteration of its client operating system at its Build Conference on 2 to 4 April in San Francisco, California.
"Threshold", believed to be the code name for a wave of Microsoft updates which includes the newest client OS, is expected to start shipping a year later, in April 2015. The whole process will purportedly be similar to the Blue/Windows 8.1 update wave.
13th January 2014, 03:24 PM #665
13th January 2014, 03:28 PM #666
This is a better quote for this thread
In some ways, the most interesting thing about Threshold is how it recasts Windows 8 as the next Vista. It's an acknowledgment that what came before didn't work, and didn't resonate with customers. And though Microsoft will always be able to claim that Windows 9 wouldn't have been possible without the important foundational work they had done first with Windows 8—just as was the case with Windows 7 and Windows Vista—there's no way to sugarcoat this. Windows 8 has set back Microsoft, and Windows, by years, and possibly for good.
13th January 2014, 03:31 PM #667
Shh, don't tell anyone. I'll get in alot of trouble if Microsoft find out I've got these. I've managed to obtain some early screenshots of the new UI
Originally Posted by zag
Thanks to tmcd35 from:
stevenlong1985 (13th January 2014)
25th January 2014, 10:06 AM #668
25th January 2014, 10:15 AM #669
Looks like the de-Metro'ing is beginning then.....
25th January 2014, 11:47 AM #670
Those right click menus seem an odd thing to change, maybe it's just because it's an early build? Makes it much less touch friendly on the Start Screen, unless MS are splitting it and this is a desktop only version?
Finally an obvious power button though, amazing how such simple things were missed out for so long.
25th January 2014, 12:34 PM #671
Considering WZor's previous leaks being damn near accurate - this looks interesting
As for the "standard" UI Right Click - I suspect this may be in keeping with rumours about making METRO/Modern UI less "In your face" on non touchy-feely devices.. And agree wtih @gshaw that if this is the first step to splitting it up then it'll be very welcome!
25th January 2014, 01:56 PM #672
All Win8 has needed since its release is the ability to optimise the UI based on the hardware running it. That means on tablets enable Metro by default, large easy to hit menus like it has now and so on. When a desktop with large display detected use more of the classic Win32 UI etc but have the pure tablet option there as an option if the user wants it. Hopefully MS have realised that forcing one way of using their OS on users isn't what people want, 8.1 gave back some control now they need to continue that with 8.11 (so much more snappy than update 1 )
Was just thinking earlier on how to combine the Start Menu and Start Screen if you wanted both, something like press the Windows key on the desktop for Start Menu, double press for Start Screen or something similar perhaps?
8.1 on the newer tablets coming out is finally getting towards a competitive product, just hope MS don't got too OTT and change everything again with the Win9 announcement...
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25th January 2014, 04:31 PM #675
Ah! I see.
Originally Posted by gshaw
You're right. 8.1 is what 8.0 should have been, although even with the forthcoming improvements in Update 1, I bet people will still find something to complain about.
Originally Posted by gshaw
Perhaps this is what the Start Screen looks like when a mouse is attached? As soon as a pointing device is disconnected, it reverts back to the touch interface?
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