Quote by the_grim:
People have been able to add shortcuts of their programs straight on the desktop since Windows 95 (not unlike the Metro screen with "app" icons), but "we" still loved the improved functionality of the Start menu in Windows 7... I do like to pin my favourite programs to the taskbar but I still use the Start menu for stuff that I don't
use that often.
I don't know much about how the Metro UI actually plays in everyday use, but I don't like the prospect of having to browse through a smartphone-like catalogue of EVERYTHING I have installed when I want to use the handful of programs I use the most. There's a Search interface where you can type the name of the program you're looking for - but why not have it straight in the Metro start screen? Now you basically have 2 menus to browse your programs: the Metro screen and the Search screen which has smaller icons plus a search field...
Not sure if already addressed, but the Metro screen does have search.
It's exactly same as the start menu.
You just press the windows key and start typing, and it will immediately search applications.
There are other windows key combinations to search settings or files directly however I'm kind of too lazy to google them right now.
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Quote by VengenceBot:
EDIT: to Onion about the IE thing.. how are you to browse the internet if the OS has no IE browser?
They can include Chrome, Firefox and Opera and let you select during installation what are you going to use. Of course without IE I suppose someone could write down the FTP link for firefox and download it over the command line.
But hey, why would they if they dumb installation process for total idiots without option for advanced installation ?
European versions of Windows 7 are required to give you an option to install the other browsers as default instead of IE.
Quote by doomlord52:
Honestly, from what i've seen in the RC beta (and other versions), Windows 8 is pretty bad. The metro UI is just a massive downgrade from what we have now in windows 7. The one thing I do see as a MASSIVE upgrade is in tablet usage. Windows 7 is not touch friendly. It might support it, but its designed to be used with a mouse. The metro UI will be great on a touch screen - however, its sacrificed mouse-usability.
Oh well, we shall see how this turns out. I dont see it being the massive success XP or Windows 7 was.
The Metro UI isn't made to be used with a mouse—it was made for touch after all—but as any experienced laptop user can tell you (People who use solely the keyboard for OS navigation on all fronts), it's just as simple and quick with a keyboard as with touch.
Quote by BmB:
No compatibility issues here, you must have done something wrong.
The only time I had compatibility issues was in Windows 8 DP. Everything that had some sort of OS detection when installing had some sort of problem.
When Windows 8 CP came along, absolutely everything installed fine, even 3ds Max and CryENGINE 3.
Quote by SnowGecko:
Nvidia should make an OS it would be top notch
I dunno man, if I know corporations they'll probably just lazy it up a notch and base it off of Linux or tell you to install gentoo.