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Windows 8 - Any first hand experiences?


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#126 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:51 AM

Shades228, keep fighting the good fight. As of yet you're the only person I know who actually likes Windows 8 for what it is. I'll disable all the live tile functionality, that's a good idea. Might even try to find a clock app.

Overall I am reminded to Apple's switch to the G3 processors about 14 years ago. It was a good computer, if you bought a floppy drive, a keyboard with all the function keys, a functioning mouse, a zip drive (hey, it was 1998) and the adapter you need to use a VGA monitor. Then you had a functioning computer.

In a predictable move, Apple appeased professional users in the next generation, bringing back a usable mouse and keyboard, allowing for internal zip drives, industry standard monitor ports and hey, they even decided not to make the computer bright blue. Microsoft, are you listening and learning?

This is like that. Start with Windows8, put the start button back on the desktop, turn off the live tiles, buy a huge touchpad, possibly a second monitor, and hey you might have all the functionality you had last week provided you are willing to learn the new gestures and keyboard shortcuts.

Change is good. Change that makes people more productive and more engaged is good. Change that removes productivity and makes people wonder why they bothered is not.
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#127 OFFLINE   Marlin Guy

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:45 PM

I've been setting a new laptop this weekend with Windows 8. It's a mistake to put it on a non-touch device.

That being said, the absolute best thing to know about Windows 8 is "Windows Key + X".
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:12 AM

I've been setting a new laptop this weekend with Windows 8. It's a mistake to put it on a non-touch device.

That being said, the absolute best thing to know about Windows 8 is "Windows Key + X".


Agreed.
My $.02 something like Start8 is required and makes it perfectly workable.
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:55 AM

one thing I read about Windows 8 that sounded interesting is that the built in mail client supports ActiveSync.

I was thinking users could use that instead of Outlook offsite and wouldn't need Outlook Anywhere anymore.

Of course the Mail client makes you sign on to a Microsoft account so that sucks.

I guess I would need Outlook 2013 for that feature.
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:14 AM

I've been trying to use Mail with an Exchange account but it's kind of a drag. Even the web client for Outlook is better. In fact using Mail with multiple accounts is an exercise in hair pulling. You'll get an audio cue that you have a message but have no idea what account it's on, so you have to keep pushing buttons until you find it.
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