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27. Re: Super Sunday Metaverse Feb 4, 2013, 17:34 NegaDeath
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Feb 4, 2013, 16:15:
You mean the gadgets that keep getting disabled due to security issues? And that the majority of people don't use. Odd I've yet to use the ribbon, but that's probably because I've been using nothing but keyboard shortcuts for the last 12 years.

Disabled due to "security" issues 6 years after being introduced, conveniently just a few months before Windows 8 release. And they never even bothered to fix the security holes, instead they tell people to buy windows 8 or just sod off and disable the feature. The MS website used to have gadgets that were tested by MS and perfectly safe for use, once again you go there and it pushes you towards Windows 8.

As for a majority not using it, how much is that? Even 10% of windows 7 licenses sold is 60 million people.
 
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26. Re: Super Sunday Metaverse Feb 4, 2013, 17:24 Crustacean Soup
 
One cool thing about Windows 8: it works really well with the latest version of Splashtop from an Android tablet, since Splashtop now uses Windows 8's built-in touchscreen device support. You can use Windows 8's own onscreen keyboard and everything.

One odd thing: whenever Fallout New Vegas crashes on me, it takes down Metro altogether. No more start menu unless using a start menu replacer. What?

One annoying thing: The task manager, while very nice, takes forever to start.
 
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25. Re: Super Sunday Metaverse Feb 4, 2013, 16:15 Mashiki Amiketo
 
NegaDeath wrote on Feb 4, 2013, 14:20:
Start8 fixes a few things but not all. You need the 8 Gadget Pack to restore desktop gadgets, and if you dislike "ribbons" you need another utility to restore the windows 7 interface in explorer. There are a few other things but they're pretty minor. And yes people miss aero glass, not everyone likes the minimalist Windows 95 approach of 8.

So yes if you install a few mods you can get an uglier, slightly faster Windows 7. Assuming MS doesn't disable these mods with a patch again.
You mean the gadgets that keep getting disabled due to security issues? And that the majority of people don't use. Odd I've yet to use the ribbon, but that's probably because I've been using nothing but keyboard shortcuts for the last 12 years.
 
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24. Re: Super Sunday Metaverse Feb 4, 2013, 14:20 NegaDeath
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Feb 4, 2013, 13:38:
No but start8 does. And really I can't find a difference between Win7 or Win8 with it. Unless you've got a real hardon over aero, which I hated anyway.

Start8 fixes a few things but not all. You need the 8 Gadget Pack to restore desktop gadgets, and if you dislike "ribbons" you need another utility to restore the windows 7 interface in explorer. There are a few other things but they're pretty minor. And yes people miss aero glass, not everyone likes the minimalist Windows 95 approach of 8.

So yes if you install a few mods you can get an uglier, slightly faster Windows 7. Assuming MS doesn't disable these mods with a patch again.
 
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23. Re: Super Sunday Metaverse Feb 4, 2013, 13:38 Mashiki Amiketo
 
NegaDeath wrote on Feb 4, 2013, 11:37:

Classic shell doesn't fix everything.
No but start8 does. And really I can't find a difference between Win7 or Win8 with it. Unless you've got a real hardon over aero, which I hated anyway.
 
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22. Re: Super Sunday Metaverse Feb 4, 2013, 13:11 Creston
 
nin wrote on Feb 4, 2013, 11:24:
Creston wrote on Feb 4, 2013, 11:11:
Julio wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 18:18:
What decline for Win 7, a few thousand users of Windows 8 doesn't mean that Win7 is dead.

It simply means sales are going down, which makes sense, as it's not being actually offered on sale anymore.

Creston

Dell had it last week, I checked...

edit: yep, still there

edit again: Or did you mean 8 and it's sale price? Sorry, extreme monday morning brain damage.

No, I meant 7. I wasn't aware you could still get it, but I'm sure it's not as prevalent anymore now that 8 is out, thus its sales go down.

Creston
 
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21. Re: Super Sunday Metaverse Feb 4, 2013, 12:11 RollinThundr
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 21:18:
Axis wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 13:56:
1. Windows 8 is garbage.
2. Classic shell and familiarity makes windows 8 suck less, but still sucks.
3. Internet explorer is garbage.
4. Internet explorer is better than it used to be, but still sucks.
5. The only reason "IE is "growing", is because people buy windows computers and laptops, which have IE on, and people are still lazy.
Shorter Axis: screw Windows, go play Path of Exile.

This post wins the thread. hehe
 
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20. Re: Super Sunday Metaverse Feb 4, 2013, 11:37 NegaDeath
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Feb 4, 2013, 05:11:
So, if you're using classic shell or start8. Which makes Win8 pretty much the same as Win7, are you saying that Win7 also sucks?

Classic shell doesn't fix everything.

nin wrote on Feb 4, 2013, 11:24:
Dell had it last week, I checked...

edit: yep, still there

I picked up a couple Windows 7 licenses from NCIX for some work machines, although that was probably just their remaining inventory.
 
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19. Re: Super Sunday Metaverse Feb 4, 2013, 11:24 nin
 
Creston wrote on Feb 4, 2013, 11:11:
Julio wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 18:18:
What decline for Win 7, a few thousand users of Windows 8 doesn't mean that Win7 is dead.

It simply means sales are going down, which makes sense, as it's not being actually offered on sale anymore.

Creston

Dell had it last week, I checked...

edit: yep, still there

edit again: Or did you mean 8 and it's sale price? Sorry, extreme monday morning brain damage.

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18. Re: Super Sunday Metaverse Feb 4, 2013, 11:11 Creston
 
Julio wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 18:18:
What decline for Win 7, a few thousand users of Windows 8 doesn't mean that Win7 is dead.

It simply means sales are going down, which makes sense, as it's not being actually offered on sale anymore.

Creston
 
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17. Re: Super Sunday Metaverse Feb 4, 2013, 05:11 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Axis wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 13:56:
1. Windows 8 is garbage.
2. Classic shell and familiarity makes windows 8 suck less, but still sucks.
So, if you're using classic shell or start8. Which makes Win8 pretty much the same as Win7, are you saying that Win7 also sucks?
 
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16. Re: Super Sunday Metaverse Feb 3, 2013, 22:33 Ant
 
killer_roach wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 22:22:
Ant wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 21:31:
I still use XP Pro. SP3. Bite me! :p

Rather not. I don't know where you've been.
Wimp!
 
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15. Re: Super Sunday Metaverse Feb 3, 2013, 22:25 Axis
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 21:18:
Axis wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 13:56:
1. Windows 8 is garbage.
2. Classic shell and familiarity makes windows 8 suck less, but still sucks.
3. Internet explorer is garbage.
4. Internet explorer is better than it used to be, but still sucks.
5. The only reason "IE is "growing", is because people buy windows computers and laptops, which have IE on, and people are still lazy.
Shorter Axis: screw Windows, go play Path of Exile.

Ya what JD said!

On the Open Source discussion, I've ran open office, thunderbird, and firefox with no scripts for years now - there's simply no better alternatives paid for or not.

Course I run virtually all open source apps anyway at home and on my clients regardless of OS -- 7zip, gimp, filezilla, joomla, vlc, sage, the list goes on.
 
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14. Re: Super Sunday Metaverse Feb 3, 2013, 22:22 killer_roach
 
Ant wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 21:31:
I still use XP Pro. SP3. Bite me! :p

Rather not. I don't know where you've been.
 
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13. Re: Super Sunday Metaverse Feb 3, 2013, 21:31 Ant
 
I still use XP Pro. SP3. Bite me! :p  
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12. Re: Super Sunday Metaverse Feb 3, 2013, 21:18 jdreyer
 
Axis wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 13:56:
1. Windows 8 is garbage.
2. Classic shell and familiarity makes windows 8 suck less, but still sucks.
3. Internet explorer is garbage.
4. Internet explorer is better than it used to be, but still sucks.
5. The only reason "IE is "growing", is because people buy windows computers and laptops, which have IE on, and people are still lazy.
Shorter Axis: screw Windows, go play Path of Exile.
 
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11. Re: Super Sunday Metaverse Feb 3, 2013, 21:10 Tom
 
deqer wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 20:16:
Of course there is a decline in windows 7, when you have vendors like Dell forcing Windows 8 on customers now. What did you expect? Since it's being forced on people, I wouldn't say it's anything to really talk about. It's shit.

Struck a nerve though, didn't it?
 
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10. Re: Super Sunday Metaverse Feb 3, 2013, 20:47 SpectralMeat
 
nin wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 20:03:

What are you using for mail? I'd love to kick office to curb (at least at home), but I really like Outlook, and have yet to find something I like to replace it...


I am using Thunderbird at work, and webmail at home for about 4 years now.
Did you try the regular outlook at home that is not part of office? I've heard some people like that.
 
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9. Re: Super Sunday Metaverse Feb 3, 2013, 20:16 deqer
 
Of course there is a decline in windows 7, when you have vendors like Dell forcing Windows 8 on customers now. What did you expect? Since it's being forced on people, I wouldn't say it's anything to really talk about. It's shit.  
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8. Re: Super Sunday Metaverse Feb 3, 2013, 20:03 nin
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 19:55:
JediPunisher wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 16:56:
I read that MS is pushing for a 12-18 month upgrade cycle for Windows along with a subscription model similar to the new Office 2013
Good luck with that.
Last I've heard their Office package isn't exactly a hot seller anymore. New OS every year is just silly talk.
I've switched to Open Office about a year ago, never looked back. Since then most of my office staff converted over to Open Office also.
No gimmick basic Office software, it works and the price is right.

What are you using for mail? I'd love to kick office to curb (at least at home), but I really like Outlook, and have yet to find something I like to replace it...

 
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