Windows 8: The Thread

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  1. msjgriffiths

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    If you find IE9 slow, try running "Internet Explorer (No Add-ons)" program from the Start Menu (search for "no add"). If that's significantly faster, then the reason IE9 is slow is due to the (poor) plugin model it has (which includes the ability for addons to lock up the entire UI), and the real culprit is an addon.

    That's still IE's fault, of course, but at least they're getting rid of addons entire in IE10 Metro.
     
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    Ah, yes, let's follow the herd because if it's popular it must be good.

    It's sort of a shame that Apple is so dominant now, because you used to have to actually argue some of Apple's design decisions on, you know, technical merits. Now you can just handwave and say "look at how well Apple is doing! Everything they are doing must be right!"
     
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    Jayayess1190 Waiting on Intel Cannonlake

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    Why do I feel so alone in liking the new, hypothetical logo...?
     
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    i quite like it, but it's not perfected (perspective incorrrect) (and i prefer it to be turned to the other side (as seen in the comments on the verge).

    but yes, so far, it's fake, as in, the pictures with it on devices are photoshopped, for example.
     
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    Most people hate change.
     
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    I just had a 4 hour run with the dev version of Windows 8 today :D And i have till friday to do anything i want with it :D Its actually a really fast OS! Ohh and Btw, the start button is still there, it just has way less functionality... And i do think that you can disable "metro", ill try tomorrow to see if i can remove metro...
     
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    You might find it helpful:

    Disable Metro in Windows 8 Developer Preview | MSTechPages
     
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    the start button won't be there anymore in the next version, end of month.

    reason: there's always an on-device startbutton anyways. on the keyboard, or below the touchscreen. which makes perfect sence.

    and no, it does not have less functionality. as the metro ui has all functionality the startmenu had (search by typing and stuff).

    some features are still lacking in the devpreview, but that's something for captain obvious to explain :)
     
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