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Yay! 4% of the entire install base of Windows has upgraded! Break out the champagne folks.

I would venture to guess a large chunk of that are developers, corporate evaluators, and reporters.

Note it also does not count people who downgrade, nor does it separate OEM preinstallations.

Can I have some of what you're on?

Ballmer stated they will have 400 million licenses by years end. They're well on their way to achieve that now. 40 million is 40 million regardless of who..

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I know metro apps are full screen. :rofl: This is what I'm talking about Win8_pink.png Now compare that to win 7 win7_pure.png

Still not sure what you are complaining about. Explorer looks normal to me.

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Still not sure what you are complaining about. Explorer looks normal to me.

He's bitching about the pink app icon. Which is fixed by changing the default media player.

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I know metro apps are full screen. :rofl:

This is what I'm talking about

Win8_pink.png

Now compare that to win 7

win7_pure.png

Right click -> Open With. Choose WMP and it will ask you if you want to make that the default program for .avi files. Pink icon gone

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Right click -> Open With. Choose WMP and it will ask you if you want to make that the default program for .avi files. Pink icon gone

BUT BUT HOW DO I REMOVE THE PINK HIGHLIGHT IN THE RIBBON???!!!

/s

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i'd say that's still slightly different. there's a bit of difference between a completely new and different and a familiar environment that has changed quite a bit.

I don't really care how you spin this one around, the example I gave you shows people are not only able but willing to adjust. Something you flat out disputed.

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Hmm, that's too bad. I initially did NOT like Windows 8, but as I was assigned to test it at work I really started to like it and even purchased the home edition for my personal computer.

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I like it but the more I use it the more I dislike it. Sort of odd, I guess.

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Yay! 4% of the entire install base of Windows has upgraded! Break out the champagne folks.

I would venture to guess a large chunk of that are developers, corporate evaluators, and reporters.

Note it also does not count people who downgrade, nor does it separate OEM preinstallations.

Indeed. As I stated on the news articles it took about 6 months for Windows 7 to hit the 7 licenses sold per second mark.

Windows 8 has already hit the 15 licenses sold per second mark...

Want to toss out another conspiracy theory or something about how that's actually terrible?

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I know metro apps are full screen. :rofl:

This is what I'm talking about

Win8_pink.png

Now compare that to win 7

win7_pure.png

How do you mount a network location as a folder like that? (NAS Folder in top picture) Mine are always mounted as drives with a Letter.

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I just got my Windows 8 Pro upgrade license for my macbook pro. Burned the ISO, but haven't installed it yet. Will probably do that after lunch. Hopefully the upgrade will go smoothly.

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Meh, I doubt the poor Windows 8 sales has as much to do with Windows 8 than it does with poor PC sales across the board. Pretty much all OEMs were projecting much higher PC sales then are turning out.

I think it more-or-less has to do with the insurgence of the tablet market and the fact that even PC enthusiast are not upgrading their PC as often as they used to.

I've never considered myself that much of a hardware enthusiast. Even though I hand picked the parts of all my home gaming desktops, I tend to go 5+ years between upgrades. I might even go longer between upgrades in the future. Computers are getting faster but the utility of that increased speed is in a diminishing returns tail spin ATM. Other than play some games at a higher framerate/resolution I would argue that there is little different on the application level between my 5 year old Q6600 quad core and the PCs that are being sold today. The only folks who would see any substantial difference are probably video editing professionals (very small percentile of users, basically).

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No it's not. It's a weird hybrid. When using the explorer why do I need to see 'pink' colors when I highlight a certain type of file ?

Why can't I change the background picture without the UI changing into some hideous colors ?

Why does it go into full screen when I want to play some MP3's ?

When I'm on the start screen why does it switch to desktop when I press WIN+E ?

Why does the built in email client go into full screen ?

etc etc etc ....

It's a weird weird hybrid.

It's not about the menu. I use RocketDock, simply because I like it that way. But with the new UI you have 2 homescreens ... windows switching between them depending on what you do is ...weird.

If you want to stop the UI from changing colors with a new wallpaper you have to go to personalize->Color. It will be set on Automatic. Just pick another color you want or any color and play around with the color mixer and intensity. The other problems are really self-explanatory, clicking on mp3s open Xbox music which is a metro app so its full screen, just change it to another music player (you get that option the first time you click on a mp3). Win+E opens explorer on desktop. Email is a metro app so its full screen.

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