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#46 efjay

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 00:46

This forum has become a place full of whiners and haters, and most of them so called "techies". Probably have as much IT knowledge as a milkman! From discussing screenshots we somehow get to the familiar "metro sucks". You guys probably do your best work on dos, you're so against change. :|


#47 .Neo

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 00:59

Something I was wondering: Has Microsoft released Metro apps that replace the Windows Live Essentials? Like the photo editing app, movie editing etc.?

#48 Nazmus Shakib Khandaker

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:01

It seems like the "Windows Games" are still darkened. In the release preview, it said Coming Soon. I was so hoping that by RTM they would be out. What's going on?

#49 Danijel

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:08

Some URL trickery revealed these

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#50 Defcon

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:26

I predict catastrophic loss of productivity with Win 8. The new games look great, and of course there's always Angry Birds.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:31

Isn't that pretty much how it is in RP? :/ Note how "my music" is still not the main landing page. :crazy:


I don't think so. I think you could only open a file. There was no artist/album/etc... view for your My Music library.

#52 Danijel

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:37

Some Store pictures
http://i50.tinypic.com/28a467c.png
http://i48.tinypic.com/154f3fd.png
http://i50.tinypic.com/34ybjew.png
http://i45.tinypic.com/2rz86ww.png
http://i45.tinypic.com/2mqui3o.png

This is the RTM Store loaded in Release Preview Store app by some URL trickery (with help of Fiddler2) so the only things working are homepage and search. It doesn't let me view details about apps or install them. It just says that the app is no longer available. But I managed to extract screenshot URLs by sniffing HTTP traffic (again, Fiddler) from XML files the Store app requestes from the MS servers.

There are some errors in the homepage (the little square after the category name) but I guess that's due to the fact that the RTM Store is running in the Release Preview client.

This is the search URL:
https://services.app...hrase=SOMETHING
It returns an XML of Store results.

#53 Dot Matrix

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:43

They're fine on a tablet. Not so much something I would want to have running on my desktop.

Better get used to it. This is where much app development will be. For better or worse.

#54 Enron

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:52

I think these apps look very clean and functional.

#55 Mamoun

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:55

The games look stunning! Thanks for the screenshots.

#56 BajiRav

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 02:18

I don't think so. I think you could only open a file. There was no artist/album/etc... view for your My Music library.

There is.Screenshot (4).png

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 02:28

There is.Screenshot (4).png


Huh...... so there is :p

#58 PGHammer

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 02:40

The games look stunning! Thanks for the screenshots.

A lot of the WinRT games over the previews (I mentioned PinballFX2 in the Consumer Preview, and that was a straight XB360 port) are OMFG in a way that few casual games outside of PopCap have been historically - it's why I'm waiting to see what more experienced casual-game developers (including PopCap) do with it.

#59 Anthony Tosie

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:55

I hate the fact that the music and video apps are basically just hubs to sell Microsoft's media like Zune is on the Xbox 360. All I want are Metro apps to play my files -- I don't mind if they also include a store, but don't make the store the focal point.

#60 The Dark Knight

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 05:14

I hate the fact that the music and video apps are basically just hubs to sell Microsoft's media like Zune is on the Xbox 360. All I want are Metro apps to play my files -- I don't mind if they also include a store, but don't make the store the focal point.


+1

They are being very stubborn and bull headed with a lot of things in Windows 8. Making everything Social without a way to revert. Displaying full length side advertisements in apps. Removing the Start Menu altogether. And many more.