New Features for Windows Blue (build 9364)

By on March 24, 2013 2:21:14 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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Neowin.net has posted a vid of new W8 features:

http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-blue-build-9364-start-screen-video-shows-new-features

The YouTube share link: http://youtu.be/WkNGkGeDd3c

If you have W8, might be interesting.

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March 24, 2013 3:11:25 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I hope there will be more news to it than just setting up tiles and additional swipe features... everything else has already been commented on neowin... I hope decor doesnt have to be upgraded again for this

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March 24, 2013 5:10:29 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

And now starts another whole range of whining about this and that missing; don't work; is plain stupid, etc, etc, etc.

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March 24, 2013 11:36:42 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Apparently, the video isn't the only thing leaked... seems Windows Blue has been as well... link

It is no good, however, to x64 users as the x86 version is the only one leaked.

Still, it would not be worth the risk!  Apart from it being an illegal copy, it seems the build is incomplete and requires more work before it becomes stable.

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March 24, 2013 11:43:11 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting starkers,
it seems the build is incomplete and requires more work
The same could be said for Windows 8.

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March 25, 2013 1:50:49 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Wizard1956,


Quoting starkers, reply 3it seems the build is incomplete and requires more work The same could be said for Windows 8.

I knew somebody would have to say it... not that it'll change anything. 

Windows is heading in a new direction, and that's a fact PC users will have to get used to.

Me, I like it so I'm more than half way there.

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March 25, 2013 2:52:01 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting starkers,
Windows is heading in a new direction, and that's a fact PC users will have to get used to.

we can see their new direction, doesn't mean we have to bend over and take it ...

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March 25, 2013 6:39:24 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

One has to wonder how the uptake of the new OS is going....

....swimmingly, I'm sure....

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March 25, 2013 9:28:41 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Once again, Yuk!

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March 25, 2013 10:52:09 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting tazgecko,
we can see their new direction, doesn't mean we have to bend over and take it ...

What, bend over for Tim Cook an Apple instead?

Quoting Jafo,
One has to wonder how the uptake of the new OS is going....

....swimmingly, I'm sure.

Again, the press and other so-called experts performed a hatchet job on it, just like they did with Vista... then the human race of sheep avoids it because the 'experts' have thus spoken.

Frankly, though, I don't give a flying **** who likes Win 8 or not.  I do and that's all that matters to me

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March 25, 2013 11:04:38 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Well starkers not all of us are sheep as you like to point out.  I'm certainly not. 

I have read threads from both sides of the fence and have made my decision to pretty much wait until Stardock releases the new version of ObjectDesktop.  What that means is updating of the included programs and final additions and or deletions of programs.

I am happy for you that you like Win 8 and it works for you and what you use a computer for.  It would be rather silly using it if it didn't. 

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March 25, 2013 12:13:45 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Wizard1956,


Quoting Jafo, reply 7One has to wonder how the uptake of the new OS is going....

....swimmingly, I'm sure....


http://www.extremetech.com/computing/149762-four-months-in-windows-8-adoption-is-almost-at-a-standstill

http://readwrite.com/2013/03/07/microsoft-cuts-windows-office-prices-for-manufacturers-windows-8-in-trouble

http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/21852/windows-8-market-share-bumps-along-number-4-says-new-study

http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57572003-75/windows-8-swells-to-2.7-of-os-market/

 

uh....yeah.

 

Gee, I wonder if Microsoft has realized yet that Windows 8 is a complete failure?

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March 25, 2013 1:00:00 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting starkers,
sheep avoids it
Even sheep   know bullsh!+ when they see it when grazing and will sidestep it. They don't need a mouthful of it to know it's no good for them. Their experience tells them if it looks like it, smells like it and feels like it, no further tests are needed.

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March 25, 2013 1:15:24 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Philly0381,
Well starkers not all of us are sheep as you like to point out. I'm certainly not.

I was, of course, speaking in general terms and not about anyone in particular.  There are people who don't like Win 8 and they have legitimate reasons after trying it and finding it's not right for them.  Then there are others who heard it from a friend who, heard it from a friend who, heard it from a friend that Win 8 just messes you around.  It is these people I refer to as sheep, many never having seen it close up, much less tried it, yet they still bag it out... and it is these people who piss me off.

People like you, who are waiting for updates and 3rd party offerings to make Win 8 more user friendly [to them] do not fall into the category and aren't mindless sheep, however.  You are at least saying that you're willing to give it a chance when the circumstances are right for you, and that's the opposite of being sheep-like IMO.

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March 25, 2013 1:30:16 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

And just what is wrong with sheep?

 

I happen to like sheep! Some of my best friends are sheep!! 

 

 

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March 25, 2013 1:41:11 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,
And just what is wrong with sheep?



I happen to like sheep!

Yeah, but I think we're talking about a whole different thing here.

The sheep I speak of should take precautions against being seen as total idiots.

Bessie and her sisters should take precautions against peculiar looking offspring.

So how does a redneck woman get her man in the mood when he says he's all plum-tuckered out?

She throws a sheepskin over her back and gets on all fours.

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March 25, 2013 1:50:58 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Thanks for the links Wiz.

I particularly liked this one: tips & tricks for making Windows 8 less useless 

 

I also wonder how many folks like me are out there; I own 2 licenses but may never use them.

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March 25, 2013 2:17:08 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting starkers,
So how does a redneck woman get her man in the mood when he says he's all plum-tuckered out?
She throws a sheepskin over her back and gets on all fours.

 

Nah, when me and the wife have sex, it's always doggie style.

 

I get on all fours and beg, she rolls over and plays dead.  

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March 25, 2013 2:23:52 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
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March 25, 2013 2:26:07 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I was going to stay right the hell out of this thread, but.......

 

 

I keep reading posts of people saying they've checked it out, or have read things 'from both sides' etc.  Yet when I have posted a link to specific positives in Windows 8 it has at least twice now become a thread/discussion killer (one example is the 'Let's face it Win 8 sux' thread).

 

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/10/better-on-the-inside-under-the-hood-of-windows-8/

 

If the reasons people keep giving for disliking Windows 8 don't dispute any of the positives in articles such as the above linked article and center around the 'look & feel' then why can't those things which actually are positives for Windows 8 be seen and acknowledged as such?  Obviously the current 'look & feel' of Windows 8 has been great for Stardock's business but that doesn't mean that under the hood Windows 8 is crap.

Maybe there needs to be a more obvious difference between disliking metro/modern UI and disliking Windows 8.

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March 25, 2013 2:49:05 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting the_Monk,
Maybe there needs to be a more obvious difference
That is the primary reason I won't waste money on Win8. There just isn't enough actual meaningful (to me)improvements over Win7. I read the article you linked to and to be honest, none of those things mentioned mean anything to me or have any bearing on how I use my PC. I won't and don't say 8 is crap, only that is visually unappealing and lacking in any significant gains over Win7 Ultimate in my opinion. YMMV

I did have a brief window of opportunity to get a legit version for free, but that has come and gone. Had I obtained a copy, I would do so only in a dual boot configuration and then I would be better positioned to give an honest opinion of the OS in actual real-world use. I have older hardware (1st gen Phenom x4, 8 GBs DDR2, SATA II) and I don't think a simple OS change is going to make any major difference in overall performance.

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March 25, 2013 3:00:07 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I'm looking forward to the evaluation release of Blue coming out. I'm running Windows 8 on one of my laptops (Linux on the other two) and have liked it so much I bought a Surface RT and a Nokia Windows Phone 8.

I very much like the direction I see Windows going and look forward to seeing it evolve into something even better over the next few years.

The biggest hurdle I see for Windows now is the people who simply do not like change. They want something new, but they want it to be exactly like the old. Reminds me of the people who pissed and moaned when Ubuntu introduced Unity; the exact same comments about that as some are making about Metro (sorry, Modern UI).

I used Windows 7 part time, and only when I absolutely had to run an application without any Linux equivalent. With Windows 8 I actually enjoy it. The start screen, once set up to my needs and liking, is far faster and more efficient than digging through a start menu, and much cleaner looking than a desktop full of icons.

I also like the full screen apps. No wasted screen real estate. It looks very clean to me.

I also find Windows 8 runs faster, for me, than Windows 7 ever did, on the exact same machine (wiped 7 and installed 8).

But, everyone has their likes and dislikes. Personally, I like the new Windows.

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March 25, 2013 3:27:14 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting Wizard1956,
I have older hardware (1st gen Phenom x4, 8 GBs DDR2, SATA II) and I don't think a simple OS change is going to make any major difference in overall performance.

As detailed in the following thread, I personally found the opposite to be true.  No previous OS (including the Win XP Pro that old notebook shipped with) have run better/smoother on it than Windows 8.

 

http://forums.stardock.com/439592

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March 25, 2013 3:55:44 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,


Quoting starkers, reply 16So how does a redneck woman get her man in the mood when he says he's all plum-tuckered out?
She throws a sheepskin over her back and gets on all fours.

 

Nah, when me and the wife have sex, it's always doggie style.

 

I get on all fours and beg, she rolls over and plays dead.  

Nah, you're doing it all wrong!  For a start, you don't get down and beg like a puppy, no, no, no no, no.

Nope, what you do is get on your back with all fours up in the air and your wedding tackle at the ready.  You then start breathing erratically and look as if you're lapsing in and out of consciousness.  She looks down and thinks: "Well if he's gonna die anyway, best I use this [the wedding tackle] before he done goes and croaks it."

Hehe, you get the best of both worlds... you get a nooky and she does all the work.

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March 25, 2013 4:26:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting MasonM,
The biggest hurdle I see for Windows now is the people who simply do not like change. They want something new, but they want it to be exactly like the old.

Ain't that the truth!  Thing is, Windows was running out of places to go without the innovations 8 brought us... like where else could it have gone.  It needed to be different and bring new technologies, to make better use of the old ones, but it's like you say, people only want change if things stay the same.  And then there's the crowd from rentamob... those who bag it without ever trying it simply cos the bloke next to 'em said disparaging things.

I had one of those not long ago, mouthing off about how bad Windows 8 is, and how you can't get anything done on it.  I fired up my PC and first up showed him the Modern UI. 

"Wow, what's that?"

"Um, that's Windows 8... you know, that POS you can't get anything done on."

Obviously he hadn't seen it close up/in use before, yet there he was mouthing off like it was some-long time enemy who'd slept with his wife.

Like you, I think Windows 8 is a very likable and refreshingly usable OS... and yes, it is decidedly faster, even on older hardware.  I put a copy on a visitors machine [dual core AMD Athlon 4600, platter HDD] and it's still pretty quick despite the age of the hardware/no SSD.  Let's just say it runs rings around Win 7 when it was on there.

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