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Windows 8.1 - Metro vs Desktop

P!ay*
25-Feb-14 8:17 PM
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For those that know, and for those that still haven't left Windows XP and 7 behind.. 

Windows offers two versions for certain applications, One/SkyDrive, Dropbox, Skype.. all these apps can be installed as desktop apps and/or from the Windows Store. Well one difference that I came across this week when using Skype was this (appart that from the metro version you can't use skype premium, or attach files.. etc) :

 

 


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Steve
25-Feb-14 11:35 PM
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Don't see why anybody should leave Windows 7, it's fine for gaming and everything else. I think of Windows 8 as a poor attempt to boost tablet sales, and they just included PC to not lose any sales profit. IMO Windows 8.1 sucks and is the 2nd Worst O/S after Vista.

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P!ay*
26-Feb-14 12:30 AM
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Windows 8 is better for gaming than Windows 7 ;)

EDIT: OBviously depends on you hardware which must have the appropriate windows 8 manufacturer drivers.

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26-Feb-14 1:20 PM
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hows this true? I heard the contrary when win8 got released... Did they update it that much? I did not bother to upgrade to win8 for this reason; that it isnt good with games XD

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P!ay*
26-Feb-14 3:51 PM
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It has always been true, but I think that the start menu got changed so much (oh wait, only from a hover menu to a full screen one), and been attacked upon countless of times by reviewers that certain things were ignored.. Just read your comment 'You heard' .. You did not try it out. Game Companies attack it also due to its own Windows Store.. like apple, they make a load of cash from in-store purchases. 

 

Theonly game that doesn't fully work on my system is CoD2, you simply have to wait a minute for the old engine to load, and yes then it does work effortlessly.

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26-Feb-14 6:49 PM
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'You heard' .. You did not try it out'

Big hassle to format everything plus win 7 still does the job thats why :/ i'll try to get a copy someday xD

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P!ay*
26-Feb-14 7:07 PM
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Oh and the installation has a smaller footprint than a windows 7 too :P

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Osprey
26-Feb-14 7:27 PM
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That's good news for tablets... :)

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Osprey
26-Feb-14 7:29 PM
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I still haven't found out how to "send to desktop (create shortcut)" from the metro menu. Right click does not work :S

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P!ay*
26-Feb-14 7:51 PM
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Why would you need a shortcut? The Startmenu is a Shortcut menu.. 

Heck I don't even have a program pinned to my taskbar apart from file browser to open two instances..

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gannic
27-Feb-14 6:51 AM
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With the upcoming update it will be possible to pin Modern apps to the desktop.

see the following article: http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/23/5438734/microsoft-announces-spring-update-for-windows-8-1

Ps I agree with Play that W8 is a huge update if you try to learn how to use it!!

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07-Mar-14 11:03 AM
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:D


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