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Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:58
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Posted 17 August 2012 - 19:53
I avoided using it because all the screenshots over the last 6 months looked awful, however, after installing the RTM a few days ago and using it as my primary OS, I like it, won't be going back to 7. There are quite a few nice enhancements on the desktop UI, I don't particularly like 'metro' apps, but apart from the few seconds you spend on the start screen (win [+ w] + type -> enter) I rarely see them.
5/5, 5/5, 4/5.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 20:48
My auzentech prelude soundcard drivers do not work, which sucks. So I am back to using onboard audio.....
Posted 17 August 2012 - 21:12
Posted 18 August 2012 - 07:50
Posted 18 August 2012 - 08:36
If you strip Metro from Windows 8 you have a release with virtually no new end-user features.
Get rid of start screen and metro and this would be the best OS MS has released.
Posted 18 August 2012 - 08:50
Posted 18 August 2012 - 08:53
More impressions to follow once I've set up the OS.
- What's with the ugly scrollbar arrows and the gap above/below them in desktop IE 10? Why doesn't it use the standard scrollbars?
Oh yeah. Minesweeper is a 100 MB download from the Windows Store? Errrrr...
Posted 19 August 2012 - 18:13
Posted 19 August 2012 - 19:45
Posted 19 August 2012 - 21:25
I have to say I'm enjoying it; I have nearly all my apps working except for BeJeweled 3 for some odd reason. Still waiting for the knuckleheads at Asus to release Windows 8 drivers for the Xonar Essence STX sound card, but installing it in compatibility mode for Windows 7 worked fine. I'm kind of rediscovering how to organize my shortcuts to exploit the Start screen more than in the past. It actually enables me to keep an even cleaner Desktop since stuff I used to keep there I can pin to Start now.