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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 03:13 PM

Microsoft has confirmed a Start button is returning to the desktop mode's taskbar of its Windows 8 operating system.

The lack of the facility - which had been in every previous version since Windows 95 - has been one of the most controversial aspects of the software.

However, it will not offer all the functionality previously associated with the feature.

Instead it will bring users to the recently-introduced "Metro" interface.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 03:37 PM

and the patching up of the wounded windows starts

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 03:41 PM

Meh...I prefer Windows 8 as it is.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 04:43 PM

IE11 is looking great as well. Liking the developer tools a lot. Much cleaner and user friendly than chrome or Firefox.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 02:34 AM

A close button would be nice.  I'm so used to closing apps when I'm done.  Now I have to click on the top left corner of the screen to find the apps that are open.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:41 PM

I ran teh 8.1 preview for a couple of days and it is really nice.  They cleaned up a lot of clutter and added some great functions.

Nice midterms democrats.  As Pelosi says, "Embrace the suck".

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 09:49 PM

When will the "official" Windows 8.1 release be done?  I heard August 2013 sometime.   I've been living with 8.0 for a few months.  I'll wait a few days after so any problems will be detected.  Don't feel like installing it multiple times.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:39 PM

View Postlittle_dreamer, on 17 July 2013 - 09:49 PM, said:

When will the "official" Windows 8.1 release be done?  I heard August 2013 sometime.   I've been living with 8.0 for a few months.  I'll wait a few days after so any problems will be detected.  Don't feel like installing it multiple times.

It is release to OEMs  in late August and then the public shortly thereafter although some are saying it will go out on August 1 as in 8/1.

Nice midterms democrats.  As Pelosi says, "Embrace the suck".

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 01:42 AM

So they've delayed the release a little bit. That's a good sign.


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 02:13 AM

I hate Windows 8. Just bought a new laptop with it. I downloaded Start8 to bring the start button back and boot straight to desktop.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 03:27 AM

View PostDKO, on 18 July 2013 - 02:13 AM, said:

I hate Windows 8. Just bought a new laptop with it. I downloaded Start8 to bring the start button back and boot straight to desktop.
Other than that little issue, it is a great OS though.

Nice midterms democrats.  As Pelosi says, "Embrace the suck".

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 03:35 AM

View PostMerc14, on 18 July 2013 - 03:27 AM, said:

Other than that little issue, it is a great OS though.

Pretty much. I don't like how it's so focused on the new apps also, which can easily be worked around I must add. But yes it does have a lot of good features, especially upgrading from Vista.

I think I would have gone with Windows 7 if I had the choice though.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 04:30 AM

im still running XP SP3 on my main rig .... :blush:

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 04:43 AM

Windows 8 sucks. I'm looking to buy a new computer, if I do, I'll have 8 removed and XP put in. I hate 8


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 11:19 AM

View PostGPAW, on 18 July 2013 - 04:43 AM, said:

Windows 8 sucks. I'm looking to buy a new computer, if I do, I'll have 8 removed and XP put in. I hate 8

At least go to 7, XP is pretty much finished and will be unsupported as of next year. No patches, no drivers etc.

Nice midterms democrats.  As Pelosi says, "Embrace the suck".




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