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#16 Miuku.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:34

Why on earth would you run a 1000 client network in home computer non network OS', that's why you had NT which is what you switched to when you switched to 2k, win 9x ws fine for home use however, great even.

Unfortunately I didn't build it - I inherited it. It was originally a school/town network (running on Novell Netware) that was later on turned into a Win2k network.

Let's just say the people who originally implemented it were.. replaced.


#17 georgevella

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:58

People seem to forget the Windows 95 "Tip of the day" boxes, showing how to do things in the UI

People seem to forget that Windows 3.1 had a tutorial on how to use the mouse ;) Heck, just did a search and found that MS still has this tutorial, albeit in an updated Vista/7 style: http://windows.micro...o-use-the-mouse

Windows 3.1 mouse tutorial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7rHDIfJ9rk

#18 HawkMan

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:44

People seem to forget that EVERY version of windows on first start and second when you can click the don't show again checkbox, comes with a windows on startup telling you how to do stuff with links to more detailed guides on how to use windows.

#19 UXGaurav

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 18:23

Get the Start button and a customizable skinnable menu back. Classic Shell for Windows 8 is released NOW.

#20 BajiRav

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 04:11

If you need a tutorial then something has gone wrong.

well...tell that to Apple ;) because every single iPhone/iPad add is a tutorial in disguise. And you know how bad that turned out.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 04:36

People seem to forget that Windows 3.1 had a tutorial on how to use the mouse ;) Heck, just did a search and found that MS still has this tutorial, albeit in an updated Vista/7 style: http://windows.micro...o-use-the-mouse

Windows 3.1 mouse tutorial
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But you needed a tutorial back then, heck the GUI was a completely new thing! But to have a tutorial like they will in Windows 8 to show you where they've 'hidden' key features of getting around in the OS is not good UI design.

#22 Rudy

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 04:58

If you need a tutorial then something has gone wrong.

this right there

#23 HawkMan

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:47

Again, every windows has come with a tutorial on startup, and on most regular people's computers they never turn it off, so it's there every boot, I also believe OSX has one, and iOS.

So what was that again.

#24 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:43

Again, every windows has come with a tutorial on startup, and on most regular people's computers they never turn it off, so it's there every boot

I seem recall Windows XP having one (not 100% on that :s) but don't remember seeing one in Vista or Win7. It could just be a case that I always disable it immediately but I honestly don't recall ever coming across a tutorial.

#25 Lee G.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 13:04

I seem recall Windows XP having one (not 100% on that :s) but don't remember seeing one in Vista or Win7. It could just be a case that I always disable it immediately but I honestly don't recall ever coming across a tutorial.

Windows XP has the Windows XP Tour.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGhyDSfu_n4

Windows 7 has the Getting Started screen that shows on first boot. Go online to learn more links to some basic tutorials and a tour.

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#26 Dot Matrix

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 13:09

I seem recall Windows XP having one (not 100% on that :s)


Yes, XP had a built in tour that pretty much harassed you each time you turned on the PC.

#27 vetCalum

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 13:34

If you need a tutorial then something has gone wrong.

Yes, the idea of instructions is an awful one. Everyone should just be expected to know how things work, even if they've never used anything like it before :)

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#28 Sadelwo

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 14:24

If you need a tutorial then something has gone wrong.


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#29 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 23:23

Windows 7 has the Getting Started screen that shows on first boot. Go online to learn more links to some basic tutorials and a tour.

Ah, I never considered that a tutorial - it's mostly just a collection of shortcuts.

Anyway, I'm interested to see what the tutorial is going to be like. If it's any good then hopefully it will be useful to power users as much as newcomers.

#30 migo

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:58

If you need a tutorial then something has gone wrong.


Utter BS.