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11. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 14, 2013, 08:05 Julio
 
Dev wrote on May 13, 2013, 22:17:
And it costs money. Money for stuff that MS could have implemented as free options, but refused to do so because they wanted to force people into changing so they could grab metro app market share.

Well Microsoft did give Windows 8 away for a really cheap price, so a lot of people could afford to add 3rd party options and still be cheaper than Windows 7.

I doubt that was their intent though
 
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10. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 14, 2013, 03:16 Ant
 
NegaDeath wrote on May 13, 2013, 14:16:
How about don't bail on Windows 7? There's a shitload of updates that have come out after SP1, be a dear and roll those into a SP2.
Same for XP SP3 until April 2014.
 
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9. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 13, 2013, 23:30 NegaDeath
 
Classicshell works great too and its free. Just note that no 3rd party program can currently bring back Aero Glass. So if you don't like the "Modern" theme (aka Windows 95 style low power theme) your SOL. It annoyed me enough that when I built my new PC I put 7 back in.  
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8. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 13, 2013, 22:17 Dev
 
DangerDog wrote on May 13, 2013, 21:15:
If you use http://startisback.com/ you can turn windows 8 into a proper desktop operating system, it not only brings back the start menu but can turn off all the metro bullshit like charms etc. There are enough improvements to the desktop space to warrant using it, just not quite enough to be worth upgrading from 7. But for a new system build I would go with 8 and then turn off all the metro crap.
And it costs money. Money for stuff that MS could have implemented as free options, but refused to do so because they wanted to force people into changing so they could grab metro app market share.
 
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7. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 13, 2013, 21:35 Zanderat1
 
DangerDog wrote on May 13, 2013, 21:15:
Julio wrote on May 13, 2013, 18:11:
We'll see if Microsoft is stupid enough to continue down the Windows 8 path even though its clear that it's a failure. I'll stick with Windows 7, until it's time to make another PC buy. Time to look for a new non-Windows OS then if need be.

If you use http://startisback.com/ you can turn windows 8 into a proper desktop operating system, it not only brings back the start menu but can turn off all the metro bullshit like charms etc. There are enough improvements to the desktop space to warrant using it, just not quite enough to be worth upgrading from 7. But for a new system build I would go with 8 and then turn off all the metro crap.
This. I have done exactly that and couldn't be happier.
 
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6. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 13, 2013, 21:15 DangerDog
 
Julio wrote on May 13, 2013, 18:11:
We'll see if Microsoft is stupid enough to continue down the Windows 8 path even though its clear that it's a failure. I'll stick with Windows 7, until it's time to make another PC buy. Time to look for a new non-Windows OS then if need be.

If you use http://startisback.com/ you can turn windows 8 into a proper desktop operating system, it not only brings back the start menu but can turn off all the metro bullshit like charms etc. There are enough improvements to the desktop space to warrant using it, just not quite enough to be worth upgrading from 7. But for a new system build I would go with 8 and then turn off all the metro crap.
 
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5. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 13, 2013, 18:11 Julio
 
We'll see if Microsoft is stupid enough to continue down the Windows 8 path even though its clear that it's a failure. I'll stick with Windows 7, until it's time to make another PC buy. Time to look for a new non-Windows OS then if need be.  
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4. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 13, 2013, 16:05 DangerDog
 
nin wrote on May 13, 2013, 14:19:
I made it clear to Blue I was simply playing advocate by sending that in... It certainly doesn't reflect my opinion...


I got as far as reading the second header, "Metro is the way forward"

no it needs to die along with all this client server "cloud" based computing.
 
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3. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 13, 2013, 14:34 NegaDeath
 
nin wrote on May 13, 2013, 14:19:
I made it clear to Blue I was simply playing advocate by sending that in... It certainly doesn't reflect my opinion...

Very well we'll recall the hit squad. For now.
 
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2. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 13, 2013, 14:19 nin
 
I made it clear to Blue I was simply playing advocate by sending that in... It certainly doesn't reflect my opinion...

 
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1. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 13, 2013, 14:16 NegaDeath
 
How about don't bail on Windows 7? There's a shitload of updates that have come out after SP1, be a dear and roll those into a SP2.  
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