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    posted a message on Windows 8
    Quote from Tacobell5811

    why cant they just stick with the way apps already do and not make it into a phone like screen. and really only puts it into hibernation..... there is a waste of power


    You are given the options not to use the full screen apps.
    Uh you do understand what hibernation is it literally is using no power.
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    posted a message on Windows 8
    Quote from Razeredge

    I think that the Metro (or formerly Metro) UI is getting a lot of unnecessary hate. Looking at screenshots of it, I think it could turn into something quite nice. The one thing I dislike is having all Metro apps fullscreen by default, but I think there will be ways around this.

    I'm going to wait for it to actually be released before judging it.


    On my desktop install I just removed all the metro apps anyway.

    Well all my screen shots are using the RTM so its the release version of Windows 8
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    posted a message on Windows 8
    Quote from baggerboot

    I'm not sure if it's a bug. For tablets the 'swipe to unlock' makes sense, but for PC's it doesn't make sense at all. Maybe if you run it on a PC (if it detects a mouse) it'll allow clicking.


    Its a nice little screen and on my networked machines they have had a ctrl alt del open screen for a long time and its nice it has more information.
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    posted a message on Windows 8
    I turned Windows 8 into my main OS at the release of the dev preview and had tested some leaked builds prior to. This will be a mix of personal experience and just flat out facts.


    Edit[All my pictures are from the RTM]


    Now the most visible of the changes is definitely the new Windows 8 UI or MetroUI as it was formerly known


    The largest change is the new Start Menu the old one shortcuts would be separated into folders and require you to click through them. Well no longer will that be true now you quickly scroll and find the shortcut.





    Another big UI change is in Windows explorer.






    It has a ribbon like Office but it is hidden by default.
    I like the ribbon in Office and I quite like it in explorer and the auto hide is nice. I normally dislike anything that does that but for some reason I like it here.


    TaskManger also got a bit of an overhaul.




    You can also see Windows 8 uses less ram than Windows 7 and Vista.
    I am sure I could have gotten lower with a clean fresh install but this is more realistic.


    I know many people tend to freak out over the fullscreen start menu. Based on my personal experience I do like it quite a bit more than the old Windows 7 UI.
    The concept of this fullscreens app shortcut list is not unique to Microsoft many Linux distros use similar UI concepts.






    I consider Microsofts implementation of this concept a bit better as I can organize shortcuts and then rightclick to access an all apps menu. This allows me to have a page for quick access then still right click to get a full list of things installed on my computer.




    Another small thing is the ability to rick click the hot corner and get a menu of some very usefull utilities.


    Under the hood this update also has some changes.
    A reworked scheduler that can make use of CMT in AMDs recent CPU designs.
    USB has been reworked and Windows 8 is much faster at working with flash drives.
    Wifi has been tweaked to improve connection times.
    Directx is now 11.1
    Can mount ISO files now but for some reason a large amount of games think its a hack so no mounting old games to save time from disk swaping.


    Maybe the biggest change is booting Windows 8 is mind blowingly faster than 7 in boot times.
    It boots so faster MS has to put in a way to boot into safe mode into the UI.


    But this brings me to an issue we now have another options menu on top of all the old ones rather than building it into the control panel MS put it and basically hid it.


    Well with the update what kind of performance increases are we looking at.

    I know many people dislike the Metro UI but I would like to hear why I hate when people just go it sucks.
    Also I have no benchmarks but battery life feels better on my Laptop will maybe post a video of the test or something later.

    The xbox thing has some cool features you can fire up games with your PC and you can use a virtual controler on your PC just for quick navigation on the xbox. This could be nice your up in your computer room and decide to go play halo you can have it start loading as you walk down to the xbox.
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    posted a message on I'm creating a Metro-style web browser that doesn't suck as hard as IE does.
    Quote from Pyro

    It's more annoying to navigate the mobile layout than the start menu in Windows 7 which i'm currently using. I have tried Windows 8, it's very awkward to navigate that "start menu". I would rather press "Computer" in the start menu than have a whole load of icons covering everything in a separate screen which i have to first switch to and then start the program. Not happy about this, won't be buying Windows 8.


    How is awkward?

    How is switching to it any worse then opening the old small start menu opening the fullscreen startmenu is very fast even on my laptop.
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    posted a message on I'm creating a Metro-style web browser that doesn't suck as hard as IE does.
    Quote from Pyro

    I miss the start menu... It's my go-to button whenever i need to start a program.


    Why did you switch to a non windows OS without it?
    Because Windows 8 has a start menu its full screen now so it can hold more icons and it can store more shortcuts in a smaller space without folders so you can use less mouse clicks.
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    posted a message on What temps do you get?
    Quote from CodofMC

    There's just no way that he would reach 1°C with an H100 even at idle with a normal ambient temperature.


    Well he could be like me during the winter I leave my windows open and put a fan in them to keep my computer room cooler.
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    posted a message on What temps do you get?
    Quote from FrozenOblivion

    ambient temps?


    Yes the Temperature of the ambient air.
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    posted a message on What temps do you get?
    Quote from FrozenOblivion


    I say a dude with 1C on an H100. (FX 4100). And 18C max. He had HWmonitor video in his H100 pump noise fix.


    He would have had to a very very low ambient temp temps. Bulldozer runs very cool compared to Intel chips its one of the things AMD did well.
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    posted a message on Need to wipe a macbook hard drive (no CD)
    Quote from WinCamXP

    Mint is based on Ubuntu and supports all of its programs. It also has some more drivers and programs included out of the box. I'd always choose Mint over Ubuntu, ESPECIALLY after Unity. Gotta say though, I'd take Unity over Metro anyday.


    Whats wrong with Metro?
    Unity is meh they really should have gone for Gnome 3.
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    posted a message on I'm creating a Metro-style web browser that doesn't suck as hard as IE does.
    Quote from Razeredge

    >Windows 8 released with Metro, everyone hates it.
    >>Everyone likes web-browser based off of Metro.

    I don't get it.


    And you have figured out the secret everyone actually likes the win8 UI its just that people hate on it for shits and giggles.
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    posted a message on Windows 8 for $15 worth it?
    Quote from ViroMan

    Metro interface is fine and dandy for tablets and phones but, does NOT belong on a desktop. Bring the start menu back and I will be happy to buy it... else I will keep my XP x64 and spend my cash elsewhere.


    It has a start menu its just a different style of start menu.



    They also edited windows explorer to use the ribbon from MS office 2007 and its quite a bit nicer.
    The OS can also mount ISOs without any extra tools and its about dam time.

    The other UI changes include a more detailed task manager making the OS more efficient and use less ram and redoing the scheduler to make AMD Bulldozer run faster and mild gains on other computers.
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    posted a message on DayZ mod becoming independent.
    Well this is kinda a double edged sword while it will be good in the long run its going to mean no updates in the short run. This could **** off their user base and someone could produce a similar game and take them away.

    But either way it will be an interesting project to watch.
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    posted a message on High end computer with low fps! Help!
    Quote from Gatling_Tech


    also, we should probably move this to a steamchat or something, before we all get warned for going off topic :P


    I am in chat ATM feel free to join.
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    posted a message on High end computer with low fps! Help!
    Quote from Gatling_Tech

    what's TB stand for? might of heard of him but abbreviation isn't ringing a bell.


    TotalBiscuit he does some stuff for MLG commentates matches also has done really great coverage for game beta and talks to game devs.
    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
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