• Windows 8
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[QUOTE=gasatakav;34960303]Why does Windows 8 suck? It won't allow use of common netbook resolutions such as 1024x600 which is the most widely produced. Is microsoft turning a blind eye to the mobile market?[/QUOTE] If they don't give users an option not to use it then you're going to have to stick to 7 on your netbook. I read somewhere that for low resolutions it'd go back to the old interface. The problem with that was I only saw some user on a forum say it with no backing up so I ignored it. Keep hoping though, there's still over half a year to go.
[QUOTE=hexpunK;34960330]Netbooks shouldn't be running such obscure resolutions. I know size is a problem for them, but that's just a weird resolution to use. And they should be considering a lighter OS considering they are designed around browsing the Web mainly.[/QUOTE] So you're saying its a hardware problem that Windows 7 worked fine on my netbook without any limitations and now apparently I'm going to be forced to buy a new 'windows 8 compatible' netbook for every day out and about use?
I don't like how I can't close apps easily with an x at the corner of the screen. I have to use alt+f4 and sometimes that doesn't even work.. I don't think this is something for the professional world. Stick to Windows 7 those who are using a computer for strictly business. I encourage all of you to at least try it out once.
[QUOTE=Panda X;34960375]If they don't give users an option not to use it then you're going to have to stick to 7 on your netbook. I read somewhere that for low resolutions it'd go back to the old interface. The problem with that was I only saw some user on a forum say it with no backing up so I ignored it. Keep hoping though, there's still over half a year to go.[/QUOTE] I saw metro working on ARM devices yet they can't give us low resolution metro support.
Curious as to what Windows Embedded 8 will look like. [url]http://www.microsoft.com/windowsembedded/en-us/evaluate/windows-embedded-standard-8-ctp.aspx[/url] [editline]2nd March 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=gasatakav;34960401]I saw metro working on ARM devices yet they can't give us low resolution metro support.[/QUOTE] The minimum requirements for it to work are this: 1024x768 1366x768 (Two apps running side by side)
[QUOTE=Panda X;34960255]I've never had any delay when the secure desktop is shown. [editline]2nd March 2012[/editline] Only ones you've installed. Other wise they're in the Apps folder.[/QUOTE] Ah, okay. Can normal apps use Metro tiles and stuff? Because I'm still a bit unsure about the new start screen, seems like a waste of space. But it could be a great information dashboard.
[QUOTE=Panda X;34960409]Curious as to what Windows Embedded 8 will look like. [url]http://www.microsoft.com/windowsembedded/en-us/evaluate/windows-embedded-standard-8-ctp.aspx[/url] [editline]2nd March 2012[/editline] The minimum requirements for it to work are this: 1024x768 1366x768 (Two apps running side by side)[/QUOTE] I could use snap in Windows 7 on my netbook and it ran fine, why is snap limited to a higher res in Windows 8? I honestly tried Windows 8 on a VM before I installed it, and I only found out now about this limitation after I upgraded my netbook to the consumer preview. Ah fuck.
[QUOTE=Ezhik;34960441]Ah, okay. Can normal apps use Metro tiles and stuff? Because I'm still a bit unsure about the new start screen, seems like a waste of space. But it could be a great information dashboard.[/QUOTE] It'll look like this: [IMG]http://i.cubeupload.com/JEXQwh.png[/IMG] [editline]2nd March 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=gasatakav;34960456]I could use snap in Windows 7 on my netbook and it ran fine, why is snap limited to a higher res in Windows 8?[/QUOTE] Because Aero Snap and the app side by side feature is different.
[QUOTE=Panda X;34960461]It'll look like this: [IMG]http://i.cubeupload.com/JEXQwh.png[/IMG] [editline]2nd March 2012[/editline] Because Aero Snap and the app side by side feature is different.[/QUOTE] Would it be possible to have, for instance, the iTunes tile display the current song?
can someone suggest me a resolution that will keep my aspect ratio yet be compatible with Windows 8?
[QUOTE=Ezhik;34960540]Would it be possible to have, for instance, the iTunes tile display the current song?[/QUOTE] Only if iTunes makes an app. Desktop programs only show the name and icon.
Aww, that's lame.
Is there any other way to access the PC settings app besides changing your account picture from the start screen? I found the app in "Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel" but when I pin to start it doesn't do anything when I launch.
[QUOTE=gasatakav;34960401]I saw metro working on ARM devices yet they can't give us low resolution metro support.[/QUOTE] I don't think Microsoft minds netbooks that more - the fact that there's supposedly no "Starter edition" supports that somewhat. Netbooks are probably going to be a smaller market now, and they'll probably slowly get switched out with cheap ultrabooks. And I think they figured that the metro start menu wouldn't be much use at that resolution.
[QUOTE=GoDong-DK;34960712]I don't think Microsoft minds netbooks that more - the fact that there's supposedly no "Starter edition" supports that somewhat. Netbooks are probably going to be a smaller market now, and they'll probably slowly get switched out with cheap ultrabooks. And I think they figured that the metro start menu wouldn't be much use at that resolution.[/QUOTE] Its actually very useful, but I can't use it. I can have apps display weather etc which is great for a netbook.
[QUOTE=Leather Belt;34960677]Is there any other way to access the PC settings app besides changing your account picture from the start screen? I found the app in "Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel" but when I pin to start it doesn't do anything when I launch.[/QUOTE] Search Settings I guess. I don't know of any direct way. Actually it only shows up the various options rather than the app itself so nevermind.
[QUOTE=Panda X;34960567]Only if iTunes makes an app. Desktop programs only show the name and icon.[/QUOTE] Even if Apple do make a metro app it will still look like OSX because they are fucking assholes.
Why are they branding the metro UI as more productive, it takes more time to search for a program then it does in Windows 7.
[QUOTE=gasatakav;34960862]Why are they branding the metro UI as more productive, it takes more time to search for a program then it does in Windows 7.[/QUOTE] How?
[QUOTE=Sam Za Nemesis;34749427]So does anyone know why most themes of bluepoison are grayed out?[/QUOTE] 64-bit thing, I think, I can't find any features to enable as well. Anyway, the old LH magic's back. I feel so free~ (also works with Apple laptop touchpads out of the box, which is p. cool.)
[QUOTE=Panda X;34960893]How?[/QUOTE] Windows 8 You have to open metro, move mouse all the way to the side then wait for the flaky side bar to fade in, move up and click on the flashlight. Windows 7 You have to slam mouse into corner then start typing.
[QUOTE=gasatakav;34960934]Windows 8 You have to open metro, move mouse all the way to the side then wait for the flaky side bar to fade in, move up and click on the flashlight. Windows 7 You have to slam mouse into corner then start typing.[/QUOTE] Windows Vista Strike the Windows key, start typing Windows 7 Press the Windows key, start typing Windows 8 Hit the Windows key, start typing [editline]Freelance[/editline] That's a magnifying glass.
[QUOTE=HubmaN;34960922]64-bit thing, I think, I can't find any features to enable as well. Anyway, the old LH magic's back. I feel so free~ (also works with Apple laptop touchpads out of the box, which is p. cool.)[/QUOTE] LH?
[QUOTE=Panda X;34960834]Search Settings I guess. I don't know of any direct way. Actually it only shows up the various options rather than the app itself so nevermind.[/QUOTE] I found this, I guess it just doesn't work yet. [img]http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/8775/20120302133404.jpg[/img]
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[QUOTE=gasatakav;34960862]Why are they branding the metro UI as more productive,[i] it takes more time to search for a program then it does in Windows 7.[/i][/QUOTE] I am agreeing with PandaX on this, if you disagree, you are blatantly being ignorant. If you press the windows key, and start typing on screen at the start menu, (no mouse interaction at all), it will automatically throw up a search panel. If you absolutely [I]refuse[/I] to try it yourself, don't go around disagreeing with a cold hard fact of how the operating system works. Only if you are using a tablet (or device with no keyboard), will searching be any different. [b]Edit:[/b] Some people simply cannot be helped. If ignorance is bliss, then gasatakav cornered the market.
After a day of testing windows 8, my laptop won't boot up anymore. :/
Just installed it on a tablet pc (in the old stylus sense) with a multi-touch screen that seems to have been tossed in for a gimmick. Works just as advertised, although it's a bit bulky - best to prop it up on a cushion and use it lying down - and IE9's onscreen keyboard logic seems to hate the post editor. Thank god that expensive boondoggle finally has a purpose now. And Microsoft's finally got some flair as well. The world is better when it's slightly more stylish. Oh god rendering issues
I might triple-boot Windows 7, Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Ubuntu or Arch for the hell of it. I need a bigger flash drive though, I can't be bothered with DVDs, they're slow
[QUOTE=BBgamer720;34961321]I might triple-boot Windows 7, Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Ubuntu or Arch for the hell of it. I need a bigger flash drive though, I can't be bothered with DVDs, they're slow[/QUOTE] Toss in OSx86 while you're at it :v: [editline]2nd March 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Leather Belt;34960975]I found this, I guess it just doesn't work yet. [img]http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/8775/20120302133404.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] Found it, it's in the settings bar. [IMG]http://i.cubeupload.com/f6dq6i.png[/IMG]
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