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#16 BumbleBritches57

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 16:54

Goes a long way towards scaling back on burdening the GPU and improving battery life for laptop usage.


No, it doesn't Even the crappiest Integrated GPU from Vista's heyday didn't struggle with Aero.


#17 BumbleBritches57

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 16:56

No feature dropped here. They just changed the theme. The underlying stuff that Aero brought is all still there. In other words, it shouldn't take long for themers to bring back Aero Glass. At least I hope so, more choices is always better.


Yeah, as soon as Windows 8 RC's I'm gonna start work on Cloud8. smh @ Microsoft.

#18 BumbleBritches57

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 17:22

I find that hideous. My next desktop might be my first mac :o


I'm getting an Ivy Bridge Retina Macbook this summer too. :D

#19 George P

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 17:25

This is classic, poor MS, damned if you do damned if you don't till the end. People moaned how the desktop and start screen don't match at all, now they're working to get the desktop to better fit with the start screen and you have a group moaning about those changes now. It never ends.

#20 Buendia

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 17:26

Did you notice that Microsoft changed the screenshot of the desktop in their blog.
The new screenshot doesn't show the new icon.
Compare this picture with the one in the first post (emphasis on the task bar area):
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#21 George P

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 17:29

Did you notice that Microsoft changed the screenshot of the desktop in their blog.
The new screenshot doesn't show the new icon.
Compare this picture with the one in the first post (emphasis on the task bar area):
Posted Image


You're right, guess they photoshopped it out, don't want to leak new icons right now I guess.

#22 trag3dy

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 17:33

No feature dropped here. They just changed the theme. The underlying stuff that Aero brought is all still there. In other words, it shouldn't take long for themers to bring back Aero Glass. At least I hope so, more choices is always better.


You're assuming themers will bother with Windows 8.

#23 Melfster

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 17:40

You're assuming themers will bother with Windows 8.


Of course themers will mode Windows 8. They already are doing it.

#24 Anthonyd

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 17:56

I find that hideous. My next desktop might be my first mac :o

Comments like this always makes me laugh.
Have you ever tried OS X once in your life ? It has many ****ty things like no real fullscreen, lack of games etc.

Plus you'll lose all your software that have to be bought again/you'll have to find the mac equivalent and so on, so much for not staying with Windows 7/wait for Windows 8 RTM and try it!

#25 UXGaurav

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 18:00

Oh so that means the only is only designed for battery powered devices! Wait a minute, I thought Microsoft said it was designed for all kinds of PCs. Then why should powered machines not enjoy glass transparencies where there is no question of battery life?

#26 notuptome2004

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 18:07

Has anyone thought that this is Aero Lite theme cause why would MS take away Full Aero glass it make no since this has to be the Aero lite UI

#27 Miuku.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 18:10

Have you ever tried OS X once in your life ? It has many ****ty things like no real fullscreen

Apparently you haven't either.

#28 protocol7

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 18:18

Perhaps next they can remove all the colour and start using nothing but white, grey and black. Then the transformation back to the mid 80's will be complete.


Apple are well ahead in that game.

#29 Ravensky

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 18:21

Another solid reason to stick with Windows 7... I can see Windows 8 being the new Vista, ME, etc.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 18:24

Another solid reason to stick with Windows 7... I can see Windows 8 being the new Vista, ME, etc.


same here i'll stick with win 7