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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well at least Microsoft has done a good job of making Apple, Canonical and the Gnome project's latest desktop environments look a lot less ridiculous.


most of the people i have shown the pictures to of the os to liked how it looked. then when i told them the metro ui is made in such a way that there will be no overlapping windows. no task bar. it's either switch between multiple full screen apps or tile them on the screen. they sit there and dumbfounded.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's doubtful to be as bad as Ribbon.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Considering the amount of creativity and original work required to compete in todays market, Microsoft will always be a failure with it's university 'toppers'.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm getting at most 6KBps now.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Windows? :pjp:
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Microsoft should add multi-touch gesture support for laptops with trackpads that support it, similar to what Apple has done with Lion. I'm pretty sure most recent laptops have trackpads that support multi-touch. Even if they just supported 2-finger swipes to scroll like you would on a touchscreen, what Apple calls "Natural Scrolling". Pinch to zoom would be nice too. The Metro UI was originally designed for touchscreens so using it with a mouse and scroll bars feels very unnatural and jarring. Sometimes my scrollwheel/trackpad scrolling works and sometimes it doesn't depending on the app. At this point I'm hoping it's just because it's pre-beta and they still haven't worked everything out. For instance in the new Start UI which scrolls horizontally, only scrolls with the vertical edge of my trackpad which is weird.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jdmulloy wrote:
I think Microsoft should add multi-touch gesture support for laptops with trackpads that support it, similar to what Apple has done with Lion. I'm pretty sure most recent laptops have trackpads that support multi-touch. Even if they just supported 2-finger swipes to scroll like you would on a touchscreen, what Apple calls "Natural Scrolling". Pinch to zoom would be nice too.


I'm sure Apple wouldn't be happy.
And when Apple aren't happy, someone's gotta pay. Now, I wouldn't be too worried about MS, but they might raise the licensing fees they get from Android vendors.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately, I got an error displaying an error.

MS surely started to work though abstraction layers.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds similar to what I got (which in my case appears to be a lack of HW virtualization support).
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gave it a wiz in vmware ws 8, awful, just awful, not 'desktop' friendly at all.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would, but they want name & email. I get it for the free trial of Workstation, but Server is supposed to be free.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
Sounds similar to what I got (which in my case appears to be a lack of HW virtualization support).
From what I've read in the Virtualbox forums it doesn't work without hardware virtualization.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I would, but they want name & email. I get it for the free trial of Workstation, but Server is supposed to be free.
I assume you're talking about VMware. VMware Player is free and can create disk images now so it's actually usable. Windows 8 has been working really well for people in Virtuality, but it seems hardware virtualization is required although I haven't tested turning it off myself.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, vmware. It was in response to AidanJT's suggestion. I'm not interested in giving them details (req'd for Player too).
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