1. Post #1921
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    Panda X's Avatar
    August 2006
    9,792 Posts
    I don't wanna think about using Chrome with no addons...
    Who said it wouldn't have addons?
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  2. Post #1922
    I do it all
    fruxodaily's Avatar
    November 2010
    13,573 Posts
    Going back to windows 7, cannot be fucked with windows 8 anymore
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  3. Post #1923
    CrumbleShake's Avatar
    June 2010
    2,439 Posts
    Then for what reason? I couldn't find any.
    Because Skype makes money and money is good.
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  4. Post #1924
    I do it all
    fruxodaily's Avatar
    November 2010
    13,573 Posts
    I restored all my shit and then I find out that windows did infact move all my stuff to a new windows.old when internet forums said formatting would be the best solution.

    My rage
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  5. Post #1925
    I chose to keep nothing at the setup and it moves half my disk to windows.old as well.

    Me >_> Microsoft
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  6. Post #1926
    I do it all
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    November 2010
    13,573 Posts
    I chose to keep nothing at the setup and it moves half my disk to windows.old as well.

    Me >_> Microsoft
    Oh well, good thing is that I don't have to install all my games again just Tribes Ascend because I cleared out everything in windows.old's program files and I'll be cleaning out my downloads folder so
    my hard drive was 400gb/931gb (win8) and now it is 488gb/931gb which to me is pretty good

    Edited:

    Now it's 530/931
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  7. Post #1927
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    May 2008
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    Because Skype makes money and money is good.
    Well, if you think about it money =/= good, money = necessary. But that's an entirely different debate.

    Effort is good however, which for some reason yesterday evaded me, so here's what I found about Ms and Skype.

    http://www.cringely.com/2011/05/why-...-bought-skype/
    http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/...-buys-skype-2/
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  8. Post #1928
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    May 2008
    898 Posts
    Well, if you think about it money =/= good, money = necessary. But that's an entirely different debate.

    Effort is good however, which for some reason yesterday evaded me, so here's what I found about Ms and Skype.

    http://www.cringely.com/2011/05/why-...-bought-skype/
    http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/...-buys-skype-2/
    And what all of those blogs don't mention is the fact that Skype is probably the most complicated piece of encryption technology on most people's computers, having those engineers in your company is a huge bonus.
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  9. Post #1929
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    January 2005
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    And what all of those blogs don't mention is the fact that Skype is probably the most complicated piece of encryption technology on most people's computers,
    What? Where are you taking this from?
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  10. Post #1930
    Freeman M.D.
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    April 2012
    328 Posts
    Windows 8 OS is no longer a computer, it's some sort of big fancy mobile phone with tons of useless apps.

    I'm staying with W7 for next few years. Hopefully Microsoft will reconsidering from making unnecessary major changes in the end product.
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  11. Post #1931
    S.T.A.R.S Member and Honorary B.O.W
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    May 2008
    1,617 Posts
    And what all of those blogs don't mention is the fact that Skype is probably the most complicated piece of encryption technology on most people's computers, having those engineers in your company is a huge bonus.
    I had no idea it was that big of a deal, shows how little some people can actually know about these things. Any idea why they'd make it so complex in the first place?
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  12. Post #1932
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    Panda X's Avatar
    August 2006
    9,792 Posts
    I know I said I wasn't going to go over VS11 anymore but due to previous discussions about its UI I wanted to see your opinion on some further changes UI wise.





    Here's the article: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio...ing-in-rc.aspx
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  13. Post #1933
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    December 2007
    1,113 Posts
    Looks much better.
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  14. Post #1934
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    January 2009
    3,725 Posts
    I know I said I wasn't going to go over VS11 anymore but due to previous discussions about its UI I wanted to see your opinion on some further changes UI wise.





    Here's the article: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio...ing-in-rc.aspx
    That pretty much resolves all outstanding issues I had with the UI.
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  15. Post #1935
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    July 2007
    6,768 Posts
    THAT LOOKS FANTASTIC

    I don't see why they had to move the solution explorer bar to the right, that's going to upset muscle memory. Oh, and the tabs to the right. Are they doing the Ubuntu/Mac thing where they're putting all the stuff at one corner, except doing it wrong as they didn't move the menu text?
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  16. Post #1936
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    August 2006
    9,792 Posts
    THAT LOOKS FANTASTIC

    I don't see why they had to move the solution explorer bar to the right, that's going to upset muscle memory. Oh, and the tabs to the right. Are they doing the Ubuntu/Mac thing where they're putting all the stuff at one corner, except doing it wrong as they didn't move the menu text?
    Luckily you can still dock it to whatever side you want. It does seem arbitrary though.
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  17. Post #1937
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    July 2007
    6,768 Posts
    Luckily you can still dock it to whatever side you want. It does seem arbitrary though.
    Ah, I like docking.

    I just noticed that it has a search bar on the window border itself. I know this is kind of common place with Ribbon, Chrome and Firefox all now putting their shit in the bar, but is there a way to turn it off? It's just the visual that really annoys me.

    Oh, another thing is: Do I have to press alt and then captial 'f' to open the file menu?
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  18. Post #1938
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    August 2006
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    Ah, I like docking.

    I just noticed that it has a search bar on the window border itself. I know this is kind of common place with Ribbon, Chrome and Firefox all now putting their shit in the bar, but is there a way to turn it off? It's just the visual that really annoys me.

    Oh, another thing is: Do I have to press alt and then captial 'f' to open the file menu?
    Controls in the titlebar save vertical space. As for moving it I don't know.

    You open the File menu the same way you always do, it hasn't changed. You can hit Alt+F or click it, it's the same as previous Visual Studios.
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  19. Post #1939
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    January 2005
    3,949 Posts
    The changes in VS11 RC are wonderful. VS is really the best IDE out there.
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  20. Post #1940
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    January 2009
    3,725 Posts
    THAT LOOKS FANTASTIC

    I don't see why they had to move the solution explorer bar to the right, that's going to upset muscle memory. Oh, and the tabs to the right. Are they doing the Ubuntu/Mac thing where they're putting all the stuff at one corner, except doing it wrong as they didn't move the menu text?
    That's default in the C# preset since... I dunno, Visual Studio 2005? As far as I know, the C++ preset still has it on the left side. You get asked what preset (layout + keybindings) you want when you start Visual Studio for the first time.
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  21. Post #1941
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    May 2008
    898 Posts
    What? Where are you taking this from?
    I read a PDF about the implications of letting staff use Skype on a corporate network half a year ago or so, not only are the skype calls themselves encrypted (and routed through an entirely peer to peer network using quite a few weird techniques to get around firewalls etc since login is the only part which is centralised). The skype executable its self is encrypted, and decrypts its self to run.
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  22. Post #1942
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    January 2005
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    The skype executable its self is encrypted, and decrypts its self to run.
    But that's not impressive at all. No one will covet an engineer because they are capable of basic encryption tasks.

    EDIT: You might as well rate yourself dumb for knowing nothing about encryption.
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  23. Post #1943
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    March 2007
    1,737 Posts
    New IE10 about screen. It shows what looks like a refined aero window.



    Me gusta.
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  24. Post #1944
    I'm really looking forward to the Release Preview. My current Windows is getting slow again.

    Also, I'm gonna try to dualboot Hackintosh with Win8 again.
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  25. Post #1945
    Dennab
    February 2012
    2,299 Posts
    I hope the release candidate doesn't bitch about my BIOS, so I can actually install it natively...
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  26. Post #1946
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    August 2006
    9,792 Posts
    New IE10 about screen. It shows what looks like a refined aero window.



    Me gusta.
    It's Aero + Aero Lite.

    Edited:

    Also:



    Edited:



    All these images are somewhat old. Only reason I'm posting them now is because they haven't been posted before in this thread.
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  27. Post #1947
    Dennab
    February 2012
    2,299 Posts
    I hope to hell they align the taskbar elements properly, dat clock!

    Edited:

    Or here is another idea, would dividers kill them?

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  28. Post #1948
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    August 2006
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    Dividers where exactly?
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  29. Post #1949
    Dennab
    February 2012
    2,299 Posts
    Well, for example when I hover over my clock, it indents sightly.
    Some kind of ever present visual indication of if you have hit the hotspot on the sides the taskbar would be handy.
    Without the start button, and the really odd alignment they have going on the taskbar looks really plain.

    Edited:

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  30. Post #1950
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  31. Post #1951

    April 2012
    5 Posts
    How would one go about installing this onto an external hard drive?
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  32. Post #1952
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    November 2007
    9,831 Posts
    How would one go about installing this onto an external hard drive?
    I just found this, may or may not work:
    http://tweaks.com/windows/52279/how-...-go-usb-drive/
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  33. Post #1953
    Do not (c)lick
    Dennab
    March 2012
    1,461 Posts
    Been using windows 8 as my primary OS since the first leak. Now when I use XP or 7 I get very confused :(
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  34. Post #1954
    Is, in fact, a real hedgehog.
    Ezhik's Avatar
    April 2009
    14,399 Posts

    I don't even.
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  35. Post #1955
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    April 2007
    713 Posts

    I don't even.
    I'd hate to be the person to inform this guy that Windows 97 isn't a real thing.
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  36. Post #1956
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    August 2006
    9,792 Posts

    I don't even.
    Neat.
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  37. Post #1957
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    August 2006
    9,792 Posts
    Boredom:
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  38. Post #1958
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    January 2005
    731 Posts
    I like how Windows ME is better than Windows 98 and XP under his logic.
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  39. Post #1959
    i enjoy sucking pony dick
    Wolfie13's Avatar
    November 2006
    1,545 Posts
    I know I said I wasn't going to go over VS11 anymore but due to previous discussions about its UI I wanted to see your opinion on some further changes UI wise.





    Here's the article: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio...ing-in-rc.aspx
    Why is the title bar flat grey? Looks like ass. Same with the menu dropdowns being ALL CAPS.
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  40. Post #1960
    P320's Avatar
    September 2011
    957 Posts
    That is sexy and all, but... does it still fragment files like a bitch? It's my biggest gripe with using NTFS.
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