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YAY!!! who uses it anyway? :p

I used it for a while for the Status Bar info that was missing in 7. But they brought that back so... Ya.

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There's a 8230 build done on Friday. I thought 8250 was the CP build? I take from that, that it's not done yet.

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There's a 8230 build done on Friday. I thought 8250 was the CP build? I take from that, that it's not done yet.

Because you think that MS will take few month of vacancy after building the CP? They keep working on Windows 8 you know ...

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Because you think that MS will take few month of vacancy after building the CP? They keep working on Windows 8 you know ...

Yeah, thats what the 827x builds are. The CP could end up being anything up to 826x for all we know at this point.

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Because you think that MS will take few month of vacancy after building the CP? They keep working on Windows 8 you know ...

If someone claims there's a done CP build, why would they spin new ones below said build number? Especially when the ongoing development line is at 827x by now? That tells me that the escrow period is still not over, unlike what seems to have been claimed in various places.

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If someone claims there's a done CP build, why would they spin new ones below said build number? Especially when the ongoing development line is at 827x by now? That tells me that the escrow period is still not over, unlike what seems to have been claimed in various places.

Does anyone truly understand how builds and branches work with Microsoft? :p

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:D :D This has been a long time coming, IMO. A welcome change in my mind, classic shell post XP drives me nuts.

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:D :D This has been a long time coming, IMO. A welcome change in my mind, classic shell post XP drives me nuts.

The majority of the anti-Metro hatred isn't that the Classic Shell *itself* is gone - it's all those post-XP add-ons to the menu.

First off - other than the menu, what used it? (From what I've seen, the majority of Windows applications (the ones that ship with Windows) moved away from using the "classic shell" starting way back with "Memphis" and "Nashville" - even Explorer itself.) The menu you see when you hover over the orb in the WDP is small, sparse, and utilitarian. It's also using a larger and more legible font - great not just for tablets and slates, but large-screen desktop and TV displays, as well. (Even if you run your desktop at 1920x1080 or larger, who really likes to squint at tiny type?)

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The majority of the anti-Metro hatred isn't that the Classic Shell *itself* is gone - it's all those post-XP add-ons to the menu.

First off - other than the menu, what used it? (From what I've seen, the majority of Windows applications (the ones that ship with Windows) moved away from using the "classic shell" starting way back with "Memphis" and "Nashville" - even Explorer itself.) The menu you see when you hover over the orb in the WDP is small, sparse, and utilitarian. It's also using a larger and more legible font - great not just for tablets and slates, but large-screen desktop and TV displays, as well. (Even if you run your desktop at 1920x1080 or larger, who really likes to squint at tiny type?)

I think you're mistaken as to what the classic shell is - it's the Windows 9x "look" (the tanish looking "classic" theme). Also, if users are using larger screens, there is a way to increase the DPI, which will increase the size of the elements on the screen. The only downside to that is liitle to no 3rd party applications make user of DPI settings, and are completely destroyed when the system DPI is raised.

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If i had cared to buy that cheap thing :/

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FAKE

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If i had cared to buy that cheap thing :/

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DAMN :(

lucky for HP users who bought that failpad.

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that is a parody account, not real...ignore that tweet!

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that is a parody account, not real...ignore that tweet!

ooh , ya i read the tweets saying dunno if he real etc. Thanks!!

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that is a parody account, not real...ignore that tweet!

It is mean of me to say but good. Was going to regret not buying it if it was true.

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HURRAY!!! :D then

well i guess people are still going to hack it to run on the TouchPad.

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I think you're mistaken as to what the classic shell is - it's the Windows 9x "look" (the tanish looking "classic" theme). Also, if users are using larger screens, there is a way to increase the DPI, which will increase the size of the elements on the screen. The only downside to that is liitle to no 3rd party applications make user of DPI settings, and are completely destroyed when the system DPI is raised.

I was referring to the default - which most users don't adjust, to be honest - even after they get a larger display. (When I went from 17" CRT to 23" FP LCD, even though my resolution changed, my default screen font - in both size and typeface - was not changed one bit.)

I think you're mistaken as to what the classic shell is - it's the Windows 9x "look" (the tanish looking "classic" theme). Also, if users are using larger screens, there is a way to increase the DPI, which will increase the size of the elements on the screen. The only downside to that is liitle to no 3rd party applications make user of DPI settings, and are completely destroyed when the system DPI is raised.

I was referring to the default - which most users don't adjust, to be honest - even after they get a larger display. (When I went from 17" CRT to 23" FP LCD, even though my resolution changed, my default screen font - in both size and typeface - was not changed one bit.)

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Exactly.

The only place where the DPI will really make text harder is on small 7inch displays with HD screens. Thats where it will matter.

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A MS China employee had posted a pic of the start page, he didn't say which build, but said "it was installed to-day". The "Reader" can read PDF's.

http://bbs.pcbeta.com/viewthread-969829-1-1.html

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Metro haters gonna hate :p I love it !

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Man.... These gradients on the tiles need to go away.. Bad choice. It gives them a curved look. For flatter they can make gradient come from a corner.

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Man.... These gradients on the tiles need to go away.. Bad choice. It gives them a curved look. For flatter they can make gradient come from a corner.

Exactly.

In the other hand, I wish they will add option to use custom color of each tile or if they will not, maybe someone made app for that.

But finally, icons are bigger on the tiles which hasn't got own metro style graphic.

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I prefer the gradients. Without them, it just looks plain and crap, need to sparkle it up a little! :D

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I prefer the gradients. Without them, it just looks plain and crap, need to sparkle it up a little! :D

I can get behind this. I always liked the style of the interface but a really subtle texture or gradient wouldn't hurt.

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