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Normally I wouldn't complain about a new UI as you tend to get used to the new look but with the new windows 8 UI I just need something different!

I upgraded my win 7 to 8 and I can cope with most of the changes (I hated the start menu anyway, I'm a big fan of using only the desktop), many I prefer over the old op but the UI I just can not stand.

All I can think of is that the new UI is a cross between windows pre xp and high contrast mode, it gives me a headache if I make it a nice colour as it's a solid block at the bottom and top of my screen of harsh colour, and if I make it darker I can't see the text and less saturated makes it grey and dull. Seriously why haven't they still got the aero option?

On windows 7 I used to have a nice deep blue scheme which molded nicely due to the slight glass transparency, now the same colour produces eye capturing bands!

Does anyone know if there will be a way of re enabling something with a bit more fading? I think ms have forgotten what a curve and anti aliasing is!
 

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nope, win 8 is screwed. its metro or a broken aero.
 

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Should have stuck with Windows7. I think that they took out all the good stuff and just added touch screen support and dumbed it down because so many people have "smart Phones" and Tablets. It is a sign that the education system in America is screwed up, Who am I kidding , It is plain FUCKED up! The UI is just plain stupid, Like some workers kid at M$ made it! What a joke.
 

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win 8 made me think my graphics drivers were broken, with the 'flat' dead looking aero.
 
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what aero? is there aero in 8?
 

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thats the problem. the interface looks like win 7 when aero broke.
 

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I upgraded as well and personally, im not a huge fan of the metro ui but I can stand it. This is my third go around with the 8 metro ui, first time absolutely hated it, second time still hated it, and 4rd time, still don't like it all that much lol.
 
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The reason why i can't stand the new UI is because I rather have all the softwares running entirely inside the sandbox of Modern UI instead of switching between desktop and Modern.

It's very confusing and counterproductive. One or the other... Not both.
 

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The reason why i can't stand the new UI is because I rather have all the softwares running entirely inside the sandbox of Modern UI instead of switching between desktop and Modern.

It's very confusing and counterproductive. One or the other... Not both.
thats why they should of left the Classic Gui alone and had the option to use one or the other during setup and then switch between them if need be
 

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The reason why i can't stand the new UI is because I rather have all the softwares running entirely inside the sandbox of Modern UI instead of switching between desktop and Modern.

It's very confusing and counterproductive. One or the other... Not both.
You mean like how there are 6 menus?


Lower Left Start > metro
Right Click Start > Second Menu
Top Left > Switch Windws
Top Right > Third Menu
Third Menu > Control Panel
Third Menu > System Settings

I think there is another as well.
 

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You mean like how there are 6 menus?


Lower Left Start > metro
Right Click Start > Second Menu
Top Left > Switch Windws
Top Right > Third Menu
Third Menu > Control Panel
Third Menu > System Settings

I think there is another as well.
i know how much more confusion is there needed?
 

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Should have stuck with Windows7. I think that they took out all the good stuff and just added touch screen support and dumbed it down because so many people have "smart Phones" and Tablets. It is a sign that the education system in America is screwed up, Who am I kidding , It is plain FUCKED up! The UI is just plain stupid, Like some workers kid at M$ made it! What a joke.
Get over it. It is the UI of the future whether it looks good or not. Desktops have a very limited lifetime left thats why microsoft went the way they did with it. Optimized it to work so well with Tablets and phones, because more and more people are going that route rather then desktops. Desktops will really only been in the work force in the near future. I already know a lot of families switching over to tablets and laptop hybrids and ditching the desktop all together.
 
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Get over it. It is the UI of the future whether it looks good or not. Desktops have a very limited lifetime left thats why microsoft went the way they did with it. Optimized it to work so well with Tablets and phones, because more and more people are going that route rather then desktops. Desktops will really only been in the work force in the near future. I already know a lot of families switching over to tablets and laptop hybrids and ditching the desktop all together.
I also have trouble with this ideal of doom saying for a platform. Sure tablets and phones are booming right now but I also believe that with the prices of modern hardware pcs are getting easier to buy for the price.

Personally I have liked windows 8 so far if only for the performance boost I get. I see the distaste with the removal of aero and I don't particularly understand it either.

The way I think it, they are trying to build an interface that can be used throughout their whole line of products, pc, xbox, and tablet+phone. This seems to me like an attempt that has fallen more on the side of the tablet of course and a bit for the xbox and the pc is losing out in a few ways.

I am looking forward to any possible updates to come.
 

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I also have trouble with this ideal of doom saying for a platform. Sure tablets and phones are booming right now but I also believe that with the prices of modern hardware pcs are getting easier to buy for the price.

Personally I have liked windows 8 so far if only for the performance boost I get. I see the distaste with the removal of aero and I don't particularly understand it either.

The way I think it, they are trying to build an interface that can be used throughout their whole line of products, pc, xbox, and tablet+phone. This seems to me like an attempt that has fallen more on the side of the tablet of course and a bit for the xbox and the pc is losing out in a few ways.

I am looking forward to any possible updates to come.
Its going to happen. there has already been reports of steap declines of PCs being bought.
 

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Get over it. It is the UI of the future whether it looks good or not. Desktops have a very limited lifetime left thats why microsoft went the way they did with it. Optimized it to work so well with Tablets and phones, because more and more people are going that route rather then desktops. Desktops will really only been in the work force in the near future. I already know a lot of families switching over to tablets and laptop hybrids and ditching the desktop all together.
Some of Microsoft's customers don't like it. Get over it. Freaksavior make a good point with the menu's. It's a counterproductive mess. Know what would be a good idea? A choice in how you want to navigate your O/S. People like to have choices.
 

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Some of Microsoft's customers don't like it. Get over it. Freaksavior make a good point with the menu's. It's a counterproductive mess.
I am over it. I don't like it all that much for desktop either, but I understand why it went this route. And even more when I see the sweet new touchscreen laptop/tablet hybrids.
 
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I like everything about win8,cant say anything negative about it. And loading and shutdown speeds are faster,and program opening speeds ar better,have no issues with any drivers.
 

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I am over it. I don't like it all that much for desktop either, but I understand why it went this route. And even more when I see the sweet new touchscreen laptop/tablet hybrids.
In the US alone about 65% of people use a desktop PC. That's 202,000,000 million people. Time is valuable to people. Most people don't want to waste time with counterproductive things. Microsoft made a bad move not giving people the choice. Luckily there's already some pretty good 3rd party apps to give people what they want. It's a shame MS didn't include it for their customers.
 
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Initially didn't like the UI, but I customized the tiles that I will be using most and ordered it in the way I like it, memorized few key short cuts and I am slowly getting used to it.

Above all the new Netflix Tile/UI/APP works much better, quality looks great. Finally they break away from worthless Silverlight I guess.
 
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I am over it. I don't like it all that much for desktop either, but I understand why it went this route. And even more when I see the sweet new touchscreen laptop/tablet hybrids.
Comes down to matter of opinion and preference. I do not own a laptop and if I ever do it will be purely for travel and work. I have a desktop because I prefer it this way and there are many many people who own desktops so no reason to make your assumption.

I think what it comes down to is people getting used to the new UI and either customizing it to their liking or if they cant come to liking it just going back to windows 7 until microsoft gets a more optimized version for pc.
 

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Enough said. I will stick with Windows 7...
 
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I am working in Word and I receive no indication that someone answered me on skype, etc. How productive is that?
Modern UI (Metro) is a rogue state within a state, a parallel world you do not need, and a waste of available screen size.
 

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Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
#25
Reinstall Windows 7, be happy. :)

Windows 8 isn't the first turkey that Microsoft have produced, but it just might be their biggest. Oh well, we're approaching Christmas.