1. Post #1841
    Dennab
    February 2012
    2,299 Posts
    late, but its a very nice idea for a desktop interface.

    http://www.theverge.com/2012/2/24/28...top-ui-concept

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  2. Post #1842
    late, but its a very nice idea for a desktop interface.

    http://www.theverge.com/2012/2/24/28...top-ui-concept

    Maybe just for touch, but for touch&mouse, eww no.

    Looks nice tho
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  3. Post #1843
    I do it all
    fruxodaily's Avatar
    November 2010
    14,219 Posts
    late, but its a very nice idea for a desktop interface.

    http://www.theverge.com/2012/2/24/28...top-ui-concept

    Skype looks insanely sexy.
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  4. Post #1844
    Dennab
    February 2012
    2,299 Posts
    Microsoft couldn't pull that off if they tried, it would still have win9x era icons splurged everywhere.
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  5. Post #1845
    Goodthief's Avatar
    December 2009
    5,967 Posts
    late, but its a very nice idea for a desktop interface.

    http://www.theverge.com/2012/2/24/28...top-ui-concept

    I wonder if I can skin windows 7 to look like that
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  6. Post #1846
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    April 2009
    726 Posts
    I wonder if I can skin windows 7 to look like that
    Do it! ( I would use it )
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  7. Post #1847
    Goodthief's Avatar
    December 2009
    5,967 Posts
    Do it! ( I would use it )
    I'll give it a shot, problem is I have 5 weeks of exams starting a week from now so you'll have to wait.
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  8. Post #1848
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    Demache's Avatar
    December 2009
    8,342 Posts
    Microsoft couldn't pull that off if they tried, it would still have win9x era icons splurged everywhere.
    I still wonder why they haven't revamped those yet.
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  9. Post #1849
    I do it all
    fruxodaily's Avatar
    November 2010
    14,219 Posts
    I still wonder why they haven't revamped those yet.
    I notice some are still used for some shit in system32. I think Microsoft can't be fucked changing them besides most of them are never used
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  10. Post #1850
    I once worked at a sperm bank, the food was terrible
    The Baconator's Avatar
    April 2011
    9,230 Posts
    MS unfortunately won't be revamping the desktop UI anytime soon since they think people will prefer Metro over it.
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  11. Post #1851
    Dennab
    February 2012
    2,299 Posts
    MS unfortunately won't be revamping the desktop UI anytime soon since they think people will prefer Metro over it.
    I think it will sell, on phones and tablets anyway, people seem to like things dumbed down.
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  12. Post #1852
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    November 2009
    14,889 Posts
    MS unfortunately won't be revamping the desktop UI anytime soon since they think people will prefer Metro over it.
    They just revamped the UI, and I personally don't hold a grudge against Aero, really. I'm not saying that it isn't a pretty cool theme, simply that it isn't that big of a problem.

    Edited:

    I think it will sell, on phones and tablets anyway, people seem to like things dumbed down.
    In my opinion, it isn't really dumped down. You won't be doing "real" work on the Metro side of things, but you aren't intended to either way. It's a replacement for the start menu, not access to every setting and what not within a click's reach. It's not like the old start menu was less "dumped down".
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  13. Post #1853
    Titlepocalypse 2012 participant
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    November 2010
    7,940 Posts
    for some reason I want the aero shit to look something like this

    Oh, so that's Windows 9?

    Edited:

    late, but its a very nice idea for a desktop interface.

    http://www.theverge.com/2012/2/24/28...top-ui-concept

    Or maybe this is Windows 9. I'd be happy then.
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  14. Post #1854
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    February 2010
    3,202 Posts
    I was actually looking for that image couldn't find it though

    Edited:

    maybe it was a different one but it got those solid colors
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  15. Post #1855
    Dennab
    February 2012
    2,299 Posts
    I was actually looking for that image couldn't find it though

    Edited:

    maybe it was a different one but it got those solid colors
    http://www.theverge.com/2012/3/30/28...ser-experience

    Was it this one?
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  16. Post #1856
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  17. Post #1857
    Elements's Avatar
    December 2008
    1,072 Posts
    I don't think I got a clear answer on this;

    Is it worth it to wait for a couple months in college to by a Win8 laptop? Or is it ok to buy a Win7 one and upgrade?

    Also, does anyone have any ideas on how Skydrive will be integrated into Win8? I just signed up for an account and love it, but will they continue support or phase it out for another try?
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  18. Post #1858
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    August 2006
    9,825 Posts
    The best way to decide is to try it out via dual boot or something, if you like 8 then maybe you should get it, otherwise stick with 7.
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  19. Post #1859
    Dennab
    February 2012
    2,299 Posts


    It ain't metro, but damn I like that.
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  20. Post #1860
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    May 2008
    1,729 Posts
    I've been using Win8 since the beta and I'm not sure if it's just the way I'm set up, but I've had hardly any problems at all. I had one app issue where solitaire refused to run but reinstalling it fixed it, no issues with it now.

    One App issue,
    No program issues,
    No compatibility issues.

    Only real problem I've had was two Bsods back to back, but one of my sata power connectors was failing, which I fixed. That's it.

    One thing I'd like to see however is maybe a windows key+Boss key combo that brings up the shutdown/restart/sleep options at the very least, if Ms decides "Easy shutdown options are a waste of time coding and adding."

    Edited:

    [Big Pic]

    It ain't metro, but damn I like that.
    Me too, it has a classic picture manager feel to it. But pretty and easy to navigate.
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  21. Post #1861
    Dennab
    February 2012
    2,299 Posts
    To me it seems like a brilliant interface for an ebook reader.
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  22. Post #1862
    I do it all
    fruxodaily's Avatar
    November 2010
    14,219 Posts
    To me it seems like a brilliant interface for an ebook reader.
    Windows PDF reader could use that
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  23. Post #1863
    P320's Avatar
    September 2011
    957 Posts
    I hate all the flat, boring looking shit. Calling it "modern" is bullshit, it's just making Windows look dumbed-down. Aero is sexy in Win 8 Dev preview. Deal with it.
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  24. Post #1864
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    November 2010
    7,940 Posts
    Aero makes sense for the name.
    Windows. Glass.
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  25. Post #1865
    Dennab
    February 2012
    2,299 Posts
    I hate all the flat, boring looking shit. Calling it "modern" is bullshit, it's just making Windows look dumbed-down. Aero is sexy in Win 8 Dev preview. Deal with it.
    I could like metro on win8, if my monitor was 10" or less....
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  26. Post #1866
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    June 2010
    2,481 Posts
    I hate all the flat, boring looking shit. Calling it "modern" is bullshit, it's just making Windows look dumbed-down. Aero is sexy in Win 8 Dev preview. Deal with it.
    I fucking love the look and style of Metro. The design philosophy of content over chrome is ingenious and, since seeing and using metro, old, bulky, chrome and plastic looking stuff just looks busy and ugly.

    Edited:

    I could like metro on win8, if my monitor was 10" or less....
    I know what you mean. With a high resolution, just seeing fucking thousands of tiles makes it really hard to organize them well. There should be some way of scaling it without affecting the resolution.
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  27. Post #1867
    I once worked at a sperm bank, the food was terrible
    The Baconator's Avatar
    April 2011
    9,230 Posts
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  28. Post #1868
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    Panda X's Avatar
    August 2006
    9,825 Posts
    I've had this in my favorites but didn't realize it was a skin. Previously it was just a mockup.
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  29. Post #1869
    I do it all
    fruxodaily's Avatar
    November 2010
    14,219 Posts
    Steam wallet needs to be aligned to where the inbox is, part from that it looks neato
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  30. Post #1870
    I DEFY YOU, HEART MAN!
    Kepler's Avatar
    December 2011
    391 Posts
    We need a Too Artistic Rating. That looks sexy as hell.
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  31. Post #1871
    CrumbleShake's Avatar
    June 2010
    2,481 Posts
    I really hope they fix all the dual screening stuff.

    I want to be able to use metro stuff on both screens at a time and using all the corner shortcuts while DSing is frustrating as fuck.
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  32. Post #1872
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    July 2005
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    I wonder if Valve would consider making a Metro version of steam.
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  33. Post #1873
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    November 2007
    5,785 Posts
    I wonder if Valve would consider making a Metro version of steam.
    I was making something like it with Opensteamworks for my tablet since steam doesn't have touch controls in Windows 8, but then I can't access the Steam API DLL from a metro app, or at least I don't know how to since things are sandboxed
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  34. Post #1874
    I do it all
    fruxodaily's Avatar
    November 2010
    14,219 Posts
    I wonder if Valve would consider making a Metro version of steam.
    I think Gabe addressed his concerns for windows 8 or something, I don't know. While I think this would be cool, I don't think there is too much touch friendly games on steam for it to work.

    Besides, most are gonna either use XBL or the windows store alone so
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  35. Post #1875
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    Qaus's Avatar
    September 2010
    10,903 Posts
    late, but its a very nice idea for a desktop interface.

    http://www.theverge.com/2012/2/24/28...top-ui-concept

    This looks like Zune Marketplace had sex with Ubuntu.
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  36. Post #1876
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    October 2008
    2,422 Posts
    I think Gabe addressed his concerns for windows 8 or something, I don't know. While I think this would be cool, I don't think there is too much touch friendly games on steam for it to work.

    Besides, most are gonna either use XBL or the windows store alone so
    Going by that Valve handbook, it seems everyone at Valve just works on whatever they want, so it's more a matter of if anyone at Valve wants to do it.
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  37. Post #1877
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    June 2010
    2,481 Posts
    I think Gabe addressed his concerns for windows 8 or something, I don't know. While I think this would be cool, I don't think there is too much touch friendly games on steam for it to work.

    Besides, most are gonna either use XBL or the windows store alone so
    On my Windows 8 PC, I use metro all the time with mouse and keyboard.

    It doesn't matter if they don't work with touch.
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  38. Post #1878
    I do it all
    fruxodaily's Avatar
    November 2010
    14,219 Posts
    Going by that Valve handbook, it seems everyone at Valve just works on whatever they want, so it's more a matter of if anyone at Valve wants to do it.
    That's true, it really depends on what valve wants to do
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  39. Post #1879
    Dennab
    August 2011
    2,159 Posts
    If Windows would design something that looks like GNOME 2 / KDE desktop environment and then implement it into Windows 8, then I'd never remove it.

    But yeah, these are just dreams on windows...without any tweaks. *barfs*
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  40. Post #1880
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    February 2010
    3,202 Posts
    sometimes if I'm using the music app, the music volume lowers a bit if I'm going back to desk, sometimes it doesn't. Is there a specific reason for that?
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