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[QUOTE=Generic Monk;41625377]Basically they've added a button/gesture so you can get directly to it from the start screen which is welcome and made installed apps from the store not autoadd themselves to the start screen so you have to go into all apps and find it, which is nice since it used to just plop them all on your start screen and fuck it up. Not a lot of change tbh. Old: [t]http://www.ghacks.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/windows-8-all-apps.jpg[/t] New: [t]http://u.cubeupload.com/GenericMonk/sadadsad.jpg[/t][/QUOTE] is it always that clustered
[QUOTE=DeEz;41629417]is it always that clustered[/QUOTE] Well, it is the "view all applications on this computer" screen, so yeah...
[QUOTE=AMD K6;41629481]Well, it is the "view all applications on this computer" screen, so yeah...[/QUOTE] is there any way to organize it i haven't used W8 so idk
[QUOTE=Sokrates;41614461]The difference is Metro. It's seriously shit for desktops.[/QUOTE] Not really. Organize it and it's beautiful, elegant, and quick as well.
[QUOTE=DeEz;41629712]is there any way to organize it i haven't used W8 so idk[/QUOTE] That's more the "show me everything" view, Most of the time you will see this [t]http://www.digitaltrends.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/windows-8-metro.jpg[/t] Which you can customize with background images / colors, have some icons bigger then others, move them around and so on It's pretty neat, but for me it's not that useful. I almost never need to actually use metro, i tend to have things in the task bar or on the desktop. It's just a bigger version of the Win7 search Edit: I'v made mine look like this, and it was 5 minutes work when i first installed the OS [t]https://dl.dropbox.com/u/8676538/ShareX/2013-07/2013-07-29_02-19-22.jpg[/t]
Not going to buy it because battlefield 3 was bad. I expected more than like 5 maps and i got nothing for the money wasted. It's just another EA sink hole.
[QUOTE=Sword and Paint;41630382]Not going to buy it because battlefield 3 was bad. I expected more than like 5 maps and i got nothing for the money wasted. It's just another EA sink hole.[/QUOTE] You got 9 maps on the base game + 4 if you pre-ordered or purchased the BF3 Limited Edition. The overall game was great it looks, plays and feels like Battlefield. However, I think we can all agree that the Campaign was not the selling point.
how did NO ONE in this thread catch onto the fact that DX11.1 is already out, and semi win7 compatible, and its actually DX11.2 that does nothing and is win8 exclusive? you people know nothing about graphics languages and operating systems, so stop arguing. and for those interested: [url]http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/hh404562%28v=vs.85%29.aspx[/url]
[QUOTE=TheTalon;41615463]makes a lot of sense considering EA shut down servers every year that have 1% or less of the initial population still playing it (or so they say) So why the push for a measily 5% I wonder[/QUOTE] literally factually incorrect
[QUOTE=The Baconator;41615212]yeah but that's total PC marketshare. For PC gamers, it's 12.24% for 64 bit Windows 8 [url]http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey[/url] PC gaming market share is what matters because a grandma's PC is not going to be running BF4 anyways, let alone have it installed[/QUOTE] Still, that is nothing compared to the 53.55% sporting Windows 7, and that's only for the 64bit version. For gods sake, the number of users with 32bit windows 7 are more than Windows 8 64bit users.
[QUOTE=Sokrates;41631951]Still, that is nothing compared to the 53.55% sporting Windows 7, and that's only for the 64bit version. For gods sake, the number of users with 32bit windows 7 are more than Windows 8 64bit users.[/QUOTE] so Dice should not bother using a feature they requested MS put in into Windows 8 in the first place? Why are you so flustered they are using an optional Windows 8 feature?
Since I've recently taken to just using the taskbar for what I actually need, the Start Menu has become a desolate place. [t]http://i.imgur.com/NBSsVA4.jpg[/t] If I was to use Windows 8, the new start menu is of no benefit to myself aside from the apparently faster search function. (I use the default theme because I never look at nor use the desktop, so I don't care what I see there) There's no real reason for me to upgrade at this moment in time since Windows 8 barely adds anything worth the cost, so instead I'll wait until Windows 9 or whatever they'll call it.
[QUOTE=Coffee;41632173]Since I've recently taken to just using the taskbar for what I actually need, the Start Menu has become a desolate place. [t]http://i.imgur.com/NBSsVA4.jpg[/t] If I was to use Windows 8, the new start menu is of no benefit to myself aside from the apparently faster search function. (I use the default theme because I never look at nor use the desktop, so I don't care what I see there) There's no real reason for me to upgrade at this moment in time since Windows 8 barely adds anything worth the cost, so instead I'll wait until Windows 9 or whatever they'll call it.[/QUOTE] Search is a pain in the ass with Win8 currently out of the box because you're forced to limit your search to the files/settings/apps categories and switch between them. 8.1 supposedly fixes this
I really hate having to buy and upgrade OS's for gaming reasons and really the only reason I ever moved from vista to windows 7 was because when I bought vista it was late in its life and I was guaranteed windows 7 upgrade for free when it was released. I'm not against new versions of windows I would like the actual use of current versions to well be used up before considering getting a new one, I wonder if consoles will ever get that bad hey buy a new one every year its just slightly a bit better then the last one!
[QUOTE=mblunk;41633900]Search is a pain in the ass with Win8 currently out of the box because you're forced to limit your search to the files/settings/apps categories and switch between them. 8.1 supposedly fixes this[/QUOTE] It doesn't supposedly fix it; it fixes it outright so it's useful again.
[QUOTE=Lucreto;41634624]I really hate having to buy and upgrade OS's for gaming reasons and really the only reason I ever moved from vista to windows 7 was because when I bought vista it was late in its life and I was guaranteed windows 7 upgrade for free when it was released. I'm not against new versions of windows I would like the actual use of current versions to well be used up before considering getting a new one, I wonder if consoles will ever get that bad hey buy a new one every year its just slightly a bit better then the last one![/QUOTE] well I am like 99% MS is gonna do the cheap $30 upgrade offer to Windows 7 and Vista users again with 8.1, that's like half the reason why they are doing 8.1, to make it and a Windows 8 relaunch.
[QUOTE=Lost Hybrid;41617560]Windows 8 is a faster, more secure, feature packed version of Windows 7 with a nice start menu screen. Upgrade.[/QUOTE] Yeah, it's a Service pack with a funky start menu. [editline]30th July 2013[/editline] [QUOTE=The Baconator;41638225]well I am like 99% MS is gonna do the cheap $30 upgrade offer to Windows 7 and Vista users again with 8.1, that's like half the reason why they are doing 8.1, to make it and a Windows 8 relaunch.[/QUOTE] If they do this again, I might upgrade for 8.1/blue whatever the fuck.
I feel that microsoft thinks that most monitors in the next few years will be touchscreen and that's why they designed windows 8 the way they did. I really think it feels like a touchscreen OS and maybe they know something we don't about the future price of touch screens, or maybe they think that people are just going to get used to the idea of all screens being touch.
[QUOTE=frozensoda;41646488]I feel that microsoft thinks that most monitors in the next few years will be touchscreen and that's why they designed windows 8 the way they did. I really think it feels like a touchscreen OS and maybe they know something we don't about the future price of touch screens, or maybe they think that people are just going to get used to the idea of all screens being touch.[/QUOTE] Using windows 8 on a laptop with a touch screen is lovely. The experience is quite smooth.
[QUOTE=Mors Quaedam;41624823][t]http://puu.sh/3NNw1/8b0c937716.png[/t][/QUOTE] There's a reason I really like using Pokki This seems like a mess to me. I tried it this way (for about a week) and it just felt pointless. (I might have been able to word that differently.)
[QUOTE=Reds;41614432]Windows 8 ain't the great upgrade, and it being 8 only is an artificial restriction by Microsoft trying to get people to upgrade. Perhaps 9 will make the great switch, but nobody switched to Vista for its exclusives.[/QUOTE] You do know that there's a massive load of under the hood changes between 7 and 8 right? The fact that he UI is almost the same means squat really.
[QUOTE=wraithcat;41649470]You do know that there's a massive load of under the hood changes between 7 and 8 right? The fact that he UI is almost the same means squat really.[/QUOTE] here's a list of things that are new: -new lock screen -the entire touch-api stack was rewritten -the startup process was rewritten -the entire desktop is now composed with DWM all the time (WDDM 1.2) -native ISO mounting -multi-monitor taskbar -better multimonitor awareness and support -explorer now uses ribbon -better battery usage (timer resolution issues are now fixed) -app store -directUI startmenu -onscreen keyboard improvements -native USB 3.0 -SIM card support -hybrid boot -OS refresh and reset -windows defender is now integrated into the OS -version 4 printer stack -hyper-v, storage spaces -synced user settings -NFC support
[QUOTE=Foda;41649928]here's a list of things that are new: -new lock screen -the entire touch-api stack was rewritten -the startup process was rewritten -the entire desktop is now composed with DWM all the time (WDDM 1.2) -native ISO mounting -multi-monitor taskbar -better multimonitor awareness and support -explorer now uses ribbon -better battery usage (timer resolution issues are now fixed) -app store -directUI startmenu -onscreen keyboard improvements -native USB 3.0 -SIM card support -hybrid boot -OS refresh and reset -windows defender is now integrated into the OS -version 4 printer stack -hyper-v, storage spaces -synced user settings -NFC support[/QUOTE] It's quite funny how late Microsoft is to the party with all the useful features.
[QUOTE=danharibo;41649959]It's quite funny how late Microsoft is to the party with all the useful features.[/QUOTE] If you compare an OS that was released 4 years since the last one to one released every year (OSX and I would assume some of the more popular Linux Distros, for example. You can say iOS and Android if you want.) then of course they are going to be late to the party.
[QUOTE=danharibo;41649959]It's quite funny how late Microsoft is to the party with all the useful features.[/QUOTE] Windows is nowhere near as iterative as Linux or OS X, of course they're going to be late to the party with newer technologies. This is hardly an argument against Windows as you can provide a lot of the functionality with third party software as you need it. Though having it built in is a nice time saver if MS do it right (the built in PDF reader is atrocious in Windows 8).
[QUOTE=BreenIsALie;41630332] Edit: I'v made mine look like this, and it was 5 minutes work when i first installed the OS [t]https://dl.dropbox.com/u/8676538/ShareX/2013-07/2013-07-29_02-19-22.jpg[/t][/QUOTE] Ok I just got windows 8 (forced onto me via new laptop) and ive been fiddling with it. How the hell do you even make it do that? The farthest Ive gone is customizing the background but I have no clue how to add categories, change the tile colors, or organize it without all the tiles automatically shuffling themselves all over the damn place.
[QUOTE=ntzu;41650284]Ok I just got windows 8 (forced onto me via new laptop) and ive been fiddling with it. How the hell do you even make it do that? The farthest Ive gone is customizing the background but I have no clue how to add categories, change the tile colors, or organize it without all the tiles automatically shuffling themselves all over the damn place.[/QUOTE] You see the small - sign in the lower right corner (not visible in the screenshot, shows up when the mouse is moved). Click it and the menu shrinks. Now just right click on one of the rows and you can give it a name As for the tiles, dunno. Still do that for me, doesn't bother me too much. The right hand game tiles are from SteamTile. Check it out, it's awesome. [editline]30th July 2013[/editline] Check this for most info [url]http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/start-screen[/url]
[QUOTE=ntzu;41650284]Ok I just got windows 8 (forced onto me via new laptop) and ive been fiddling with it. How the hell do you even make it do that? The farthest Ive gone is customizing the background but I have no clue how to add categories, change the tile colors, or organize it without all the tiles automatically shuffling themselves all over the damn place.[/QUOTE] Just drag the tiles around. It's not that hard to work out. Changing the colour of tiles is done in the same section of the settings as the background (it will change the colour of basically everything mind), to create categories you need to zoom out (pinch the touchpad or find the button in the bottom right corner (I think)) and drag tiles out of the main group there. You can name the category by right clicking it.
[QUOTE=frozensoda;41646488]I feel that microsoft thinks that most monitors in the next few years will be touchscreen and that's why they designed windows 8 the way they did. I really think it feels like a touchscreen OS and maybe they know something we don't about the future price of touch screens, or maybe they think that people are just going to get used to the idea of all screens being touch.[/QUOTE] I don't see how the whole OS can be called a "touch OS" because an enlarged start menu. The desktop where 99% of your time will be spent is still a desktop.
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