WindowBlinds8 is already in development. IconPackager is being tested on Win8. It is yet to be seen what challenges we have with DesktopX. We are also looking into ways of changing other things on Win8, so you may see new programs pop up. The first new program that is out there is Start8, which will have updates soon.
Quoting joehandy2, reply 10I received my copy of Windows 8 this past Tuesday. I'm not sure why, but I assumed, for some reason, that Windows 8 would work with the newest Object Desktop...Well, I was wrong. It doesn't seem that ANY of OD works with Windows 8. I should have done a better job investigating, I suppose, but I downloaded the free version of Start8 from Download.com and it worked. Now, after I but OD, the paid version DOES NOT work. don't know what to do. Or if there is anything I can do. I'm just majorly disappointed, I guess.
Beyond Start8, Fences 2, Multiplicity 2, Tiles (beta), and WindowFX 5 (beta) Stardock applications are not certified to work with Windows 8 and running current version may or may not work. At this time though, they are not supported. Please note that on the product page of each app the system requirements and supported systems are listed.
We plan on updating more of our software as time goes on along with new software for Windows 8.
I just bought an Object Desktop subscription in order to use Windowblinds on Windows 8.
Got some promotional email from Stardock, talking about Windows 8 so I took it to mean that the keyofferings, like WindowBlinds were working on 8. Wouldn't have been unfeasible since various releases of Windows 8 have been available to vendors for close to a year. Clearly I should have read the fine print!
Discovering now, that pretty much nothing in the OD suite works apart from "Start 8" works in 8!!!!
Since this software works on a yearly subscription basis, this is rubbish economy, since I won't be able to use the suite until whenever Stardock catches up. If it takes another 6 months for this to be finished, I lost six months off the subscription.
Gosh what's going on?!
If I don't remember wrong, there was a similar long wait for Windowblinds to be compatible with Windows 7.
Stardock needs some competition in this niche market, that's all I am saying. It's not good when one company totally dominates a particular niche, they have no serious reason to keep sharp and stay ahead of the competition.
In what way is the Stardock license one of the most restrictive schemes you have ever seen?
You are joking, right? In order to get software "A" I have to first download software "B" , set up an account, log in then run software "A", through software "B", subscribe, remember licenses, authorised email addresses and passwords. And every time I need to move the software or re-install the OS, the whole fascinating experience has to be repeated. In addition to all this, the whole process is very error prone. It's significantly less hassle free to license the entire b--y OS, for goodness sake.
Now can you name ONE piece of software that beats the above?
Apologies if you are an evangeliser, if so I realise you were only doing your job in making that comment.