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 Post subject: My Windows 8 Experience
 Post Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:19 am 
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When I ordered my awesome, outstanding, exceptional, customized, terrific, holy-f&^@-fast ORIGIN PC...I had also made the leap to Windows 8 Pro with Media Center.

All I have to say is that I also purchased Stardock's WindowFX and Start8 applications and I'm running it just like I did with Windows 7. I absolutely love the ribbon in explorer...so many features are right in your command from showing hidden files, change icons, management tools for special folders, etc.

I also like how Windows Defender is built-in as the new Security Essentials. The Action Center's auto maintenance schedule seems nice and it is great that Windows Defrag recognizes solid state drives and "optimizes" them accordingly.

Now, with all that being said...I completely bypass the "Metro/Windows 8" interface with Stardock's Start8. I don't even know that it is there, but the fact that it is and I had to workaround it is a bit disconcerting. Still, Start8 is a simple, clean and easy way to ignore it so, therefore, I love it. I love Windows 8 with Start8.

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 Post subject: Re: My Windows 8 Experience
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:23 pm 
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hairbautt wrote:
Now, with all that being said...I completely bypass the "Metro/Windows 8" interface with Stardock's Start8. I don't even know that it is there, but the fact that it is and I had to workaround it is a bit disconcerting. Still, Start8 is a simple, clean and easy way to ignore it so, therefore, I love it. I love Windows 8 with Start8.


Well, what I really think is that Windows 8's Metro design mostly profits people with touchscreens and dual monitors (or more). The thing with the metro design is to learn how to use the simple shortcuts. like WINDOWS + C and etc etc.

Here's a simple list of all windows 8 shortcuts
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/wind ... -shortcuts

People who uses the new Metro UI just has to learn new ways to use a computer, stuff wont stay the same and I believe its good. They also need to get more familiar with their keyboards - The mouse isn't everything. I think that Windows 8 gave us way more possibilities than Windows 7 did.

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