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[QUOTE=The Baconator;35843855]I don't wanna think about using Chrome with no addons...[/QUOTE] Who said it wouldn't have addons?
Going back to windows 7, cannot be fucked with windows 8 anymore
[QUOTE=Scientwist;35840148]Then for what reason? I couldn't find any.[/QUOTE] Because Skype makes money and money is good.
I restored all my shit and then I find out that windows did infact move all my stuff to a new windows.old when internet forums said formatting would be the best solution. My rage
I chose to keep nothing at the setup and it moves half my disk to windows.old as well. Me >_> Microsoft
[QUOTE=Darkwater124;35849068]I chose to keep nothing at the setup and it moves half my disk to windows.old as well. Me >_> Microsoft[/QUOTE] Oh well, good thing is that I don't have to install all my games again just Tribes Ascend because I cleared out everything in windows.old's program files and I'll be cleaning out my downloads folder so my hard drive was 400gb/931gb (win8) and now it is 488gb/931gb which to me is pretty good [editline]6th May 2012[/editline] Now it's 530/931
[QUOTE=CrumbleShake;35845768]Because Skype makes money and money is good.[/QUOTE] Well, if you think about it money =/= good, money = necessary. But that's an entirely different debate. Effort is good however, which for some reason yesterday evaded me, so here's what I found about Ms and Skype. [url]http://www.cringely.com/2011/05/why-microsoft-bought-skype/[/url] [url]http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/05/microsoft-buys-skype-2/[/url]
[QUOTE=Scientwist;35850768]Well, if you think about it money =/= good, money = necessary. But that's an entirely different debate. Effort is good however, which for some reason yesterday evaded me, so here's what I found about Ms and Skype. [url]http://www.cringely.com/2011/05/why-microsoft-bought-skype/[/url] [url]http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/05/microsoft-buys-skype-2/[/url][/QUOTE] And what all of those blogs don't mention is the fact that Skype is probably the most complicated piece of encryption technology on most people's computers, having those engineers in your company is a huge bonus.
[QUOTE=Dotmister;35852664]And what all of those blogs don't mention is the fact that Skype is probably the most complicated piece of encryption technology on most people's computers,[/QUOTE] What? Where are you taking this from?
Windows 8 OS is no longer a computer, it's some sort of big fancy mobile phone with tons of useless apps. I'm staying with W7 for next few years. Hopefully Microsoft will reconsidering from making unnecessary major changes in the end product.
[QUOTE=Dotmister;35852664]And what all of those blogs don't mention is the fact that Skype is probably the most complicated piece of encryption technology on most people's computers, having those engineers in your company is a huge bonus.[/QUOTE] I had no idea it was that big of a deal, shows how little some people can actually know about these things. Any idea why they'd make it so complex in the first place?
I know I said I wasn't going to go over VS11 anymore but due to previous discussions about its UI I wanted to see your opinion on some further changes UI wise. [IMG]http://i.cubeupload.com/27tLMe.png[/IMG] [IMG]http://i.cubeupload.com/pzGXnX.png[/IMG] Here's the article: [url]http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2012/05/08/visual-studio-11-user-interface-updates-coming-in-rc.aspx[/url]
Looks much better.
[QUOTE=Panda X;35877921]I know I said I wasn't going to go over VS11 anymore but due to previous discussions about its UI I wanted to see your opinion on some further changes UI wise. [IMG]http://i.cubeupload.com/27tLMe.png[/IMG] [IMG]http://i.cubeupload.com/pzGXnX.png[/IMG] Here's the article: [url]http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2012/05/08/visual-studio-11-user-interface-updates-coming-in-rc.aspx[/url][/QUOTE] That pretty much resolves all outstanding issues I had with the UI.
[QUOTE=Panda X;35877921][IMG]http://i.cubeupload.com/27tLMe.png[/IMG][/QUOTE] THAT LOOKS FANTASTIC I don't see why they had to move the solution explorer bar to the right, that's going to upset muscle memory. Oh, and the tabs to the right. Are they doing the Ubuntu/Mac thing where they're putting all the stuff at one corner, except doing it wrong as they didn't move the menu text?
[QUOTE=Jookia;35879697]THAT LOOKS FANTASTIC I don't see why they had to move the solution explorer bar to the right, that's going to upset muscle memory. Oh, and the tabs to the right. Are they doing the Ubuntu/Mac thing where they're putting all the stuff at one corner, except doing it wrong as they didn't move the menu text?[/QUOTE] Luckily you can still dock it to whatever side you want. It does seem arbitrary though.
[QUOTE=Panda X;35879832]Luckily you can still dock it to whatever side you want. It does seem arbitrary though.[/QUOTE] Ah, I like docking. I just noticed that it has a search bar on the window border itself. I know this is kind of common place with Ribbon, Chrome and Firefox all now putting their shit in the bar, but is there a way to turn it off? It's just the visual that really annoys me. Oh, another thing is: Do I have to press alt and then captial 'f' to open the file menu?
[QUOTE=Jookia;35879971]Ah, I like docking. I just noticed that it has a search bar on the window border itself. I know this is kind of common place with Ribbon, Chrome and Firefox all now putting their shit in the bar, but is there a way to turn it off? It's just the visual that really annoys me. Oh, another thing is: Do I have to press alt and then captial 'f' to open the file menu?[/QUOTE] Controls in the titlebar save vertical space. As for moving it I don't know. You open the File menu the same way you always do, it hasn't changed. You can hit Alt+F or click it, it's the same as previous Visual Studios.
The changes in VS11 RC are wonderful. VS is really the best IDE out there.
[QUOTE=Jookia;35879697]THAT LOOKS FANTASTIC I don't see why they had to move the solution explorer bar to the right, that's going to upset muscle memory. Oh, and the tabs to the right. Are they doing the Ubuntu/Mac thing where they're putting all the stuff at one corner, except doing it wrong as they didn't move the menu text?[/QUOTE] That's default in the C# preset since... I dunno, Visual Studio 2005? As far as I know, the C++ preset still has it on the left side. You get asked what preset (layout + keybindings) you want when you start Visual Studio for the first time.
[QUOTE=gparent;35873966]What? Where are you taking this from?[/QUOTE] I read a PDF about the implications of letting staff use Skype on a corporate network half a year ago or so, not only are the skype calls themselves encrypted (and routed through an entirely peer to peer network using quite a few weird techniques to get around firewalls etc since login is the only part which is centralised). The skype executable its self is encrypted, and decrypts its self to run.
[QUOTE=Dotmister;35887011]The skype executable its self is encrypted, and decrypts its self to run.[/QUOTE] But that's not impressive at all. No one will covet an engineer because they are capable of basic encryption tasks. EDIT: You might as well rate yourself dumb for knowing nothing about encryption.
New IE10 about screen. It shows what looks like a refined aero window. [img]http://i.imgur.com/c7PIQ.png[/img] Me gusta.
I'm really looking forward to the Release Preview. My current Windows is getting slow again. Also, I'm gonna try to dualboot Hackintosh with Win8 again.
I hope the release candidate doesn't bitch about my BIOS, so I can actually install it natively...
[QUOTE=Jimmy422;35889307]New IE10 about screen. It shows what looks like a refined aero window. [img]http://i.imgur.com/c7PIQ.png[/img] Me gusta.[/QUOTE] It's Aero + Aero Lite. [editline]9th May 2012[/editline] Also: [IMG]http://i.cubeupload.com/ApNTY7.png[/IMG] [editline]9th May 2012[/editline] [IMG]http://i.cubeupload.com/HmWOHc.png[/IMG] All these images are somewhat old. Only reason I'm posting them now is because they haven't been posted before in this thread.
I hope to hell they align the taskbar elements properly, dat clock! [editline]9th May 2012[/editline] Or here is another idea, would dividers kill them? [img]http://puu.sh/tPfi[/img]
Dividers where exactly?
Well, for example when I hover over my clock, it indents sightly. Some kind of ever present visual indication of if you have hit the hotspot on the sides the taskbar would be handy. Without the start button, and the really odd alignment they have going on the taskbar looks really plain. [editline]9th May 2012[/editline] [t]http://puu.sh/tPHe[/t]
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