UK Music Forum - Wales News - UK Breaking News
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 28 of 28

UK Domain Forum : Windows 8 Anyone

  1. #21
    aZooZa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Expat - China
    Posts
    512
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Maybe it's time for MS to make a comeback with Win 8. See announcement here regarding Samsung's new Win 8 Mobile smartphone, the 'Ativ S':

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19416969

  2. #22
    aZooZa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Expat - China
    Posts
    512
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Probably the best of both worlds:

    http://www.geekwire.com/2012/windows...nches-version/

  3. #23

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Herts
    Posts
    23
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Have had it running on virtualbox on a Mac Mini for a week or so now, slowly getting used to it, still not convinced by the metro home screen though

  4. #24

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Herts
    Posts
    23
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Anyone tried it on a dual screen system?

  5. #25

    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Cambridge, UK
    Posts
    115
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    If you think back down the mainstream versions (i.e. ignoring the "NT fork") then Windows 8 feels very much like the "unloved Windows" that seems to appear every other iteration or so. Previously, it was Vista and before that it was ME. If the whole concept of an "operating system" survives that long - i.e. we're not doing everything in the cloud - then Windows 9 should be much more appealing MS can remove all the Metro nonsense, patch up a few more bits and pieces and present it as Windows 9...

    Windows 3.0
    Windows 3.11
    Windows 95
    Windows 98
    Windows ME
    Windows XP
    Windows Vista
    Windows 7
    Windows 8

    It's worth bearing in mind that Windows XP is nearly 11 years old, yet it's still the OS of choice for about 25% of all PCs! Meanwhile, Vista's only on about 3.5% of machines despite being much newer...
    Last edited by Edwin; 30-08-12 at 12:06 PM.

  6. #26
    Aaron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Kent, England.
    Posts
    60
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Can't believe you missed windows 2000 off that list! Probably my favourite OS of all. ...Ahh I guess 2000 would count as an "nt fork" .

  7. #27

    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Cambridge, UK
    Posts
    115
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron View Post
    Can't believe you missed windows 2000 off that list! Probably my favourite OS of all. ...Ahh I guess 2000 would count as an "nt fork" .
    Yep, I was counting it as an NT fork, because the 2 strands were only really unified with XP.

  8. #28
    invincible's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    58
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Now Windows 8 has gone gold I thought I'd point out that several companies, acknowledged by Microsoft, have developed "start menu" applications for it. Start8 ($4.99 from Stardock) and Classic Shell (free, see Sourceforge) are just two available. Both, as well as others I have not mentioned, can be configured to give a Windows 7 like start menu in Windows 8 as well as a lot more besides. Start8 allows the user to configure Windows 8 to boot straight to the desktop rather than into modern UI. Worth a look for anyone consider Windows 8 but currently put off by the modern UI.


 

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •