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#1 Carolus Rex

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:46 AM

ITT: We post our desktop and make irrational assumtions about people based on their desktop.

I like everything to be clean and no godamn icons cluttering my desktop.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:02 PM

We had one, it didn't last very long: http://www.techpb.co...3
But, anyhow, My current desktop:
Live Tiles:

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Desktop with icons:


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Desktop with icons hidden:


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:25 PM

Awesome little rainmeter thing you got there. How is Windows 8 treating you by the way?

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:20 PM

It's not too bad. I hate the live tiles. But everything else great. So much faster and less resource intensive.
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:25 PM

It's not too bad. I hate the live tiles. But everything else great. So much faster and less resource intensive.


Hmm... might make the switch from 7 when I'm gonna build myself a new rig. But that's thinking a little bit to much ahead i guess.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:44 PM

Considering I didn't have to pay for mine, I'd still say it's well worth the money.
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:02 PM

I personally dislike windows 8. Stay with 7 because it's better and cheaper IMHO.

all my legos are stored at my parents hose... so that wont be happening....

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:20 PM

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:27 PM

I personally dislike windows 8. Stay with 7 because it's better and cheaper IMHO.


Cheaper, maybe. Better? In some aspects. Overall Windows 8 is a huge step up, in both protection, and speed. I'll give you that the Live tiles, and integrated "tablet functions" do suck nuts. But once you get the start button back, and get the full desktop back, it's phenomenal. The live search function is so friggen handy it's not funny. Same with the integrated MSE functionality.
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:51 PM


I personally dislike windows 8. Stay with 7 because it's better and cheaper IMHO.


Cheaper, maybe. Better? In some aspects. Overall Windows 8 is a huge step up, in both protection, and speed. I'll give you that the Live tiles, and integrated "tablet functions" do suck nuts. But once you get the start button back, and get the full desktop back, it's phenomenal. The live search function is so friggen handy it's not funny. Same with the integrated MSE functionality.


Except for the fact that it still sucks and is an utter pain in the ass for people who know computers. Way too many damn steps to get into the BIOS. It should be hit the del key when the computer starts up. Not wait for the computer to start up, go through four different menus, and then reboot the computer.

Plus the fact that it's still too new, and too much stuff doesn't work with it, like my video card and printer, plus the lack of a start menu, plus the fact that it sucks, and some other stuff, tells me that Windows 8 is a piece of crap.

Windows 8 is a tablet OS they tried to port to a desktop so they could come out with a new OS without doing anything. It was an awful idea, and it's an awful OS when used on a desktop.

I utterly despised every second I had to use Windows 8, but it was either Windows 8, or no computer. But I switched to Windows 7 just as fast as I could. I still used Windows 8 for about two months, and it was a long 2 months.

I bought a ton of games from Steam with Christmas money, and wasn't able to play them until I finally installed Windows 7 yesterday, because Windows 8 is a piece of crap and doesn't work with Steam. I'm so glad I can finally play my games.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:05 AM



I personally dislike windows 8. Stay with 7 because it's better and cheaper IMHO.


Cheaper, maybe. Better? In some aspects. Overall Windows 8 is a huge step up, in both protection, and speed. I'll give you that the Live tiles, and integrated "tablet functions" do suck nuts. But once you get the start button back, and get the full desktop back, it's phenomenal. The live search function is so friggen handy it's not funny. Same with the integrated MSE functionality.


Except for the fact that it still sucks and is an utter pain in the ass for people who know computers. Way too many damn steps to get into the BIOS. It should be hit the del key when the computer starts up. Not wait for the computer to start up, go through four different menus, and then reboot the computer.

Plus the fact that it's still too new, and too much stuff doesn't work with it, like my video card and printer, plus the lack of a start menu, plus the fact that it sucks, and some other stuff, tells me that Windows 8 is a piece of crap.

Windows 8 is a tablet OS they tried to port to a desktop so they could come out with a new OS without doing anything. It was an awful idea, and it's an awful OS when used on a desktop.

I utterly despised every second I had to use Windows 8, but it was either Windows 8, or no computer. But I switched to Windows 7 just as fast as I could. I still used Windows 8 for about two months, and it was a long 2 months.

I bought a ton of games from Steam with Christmas money, and wasn't able to play them until I finally installed Windows 7 yesterday, because Windows 8 is a piece of crap and doesn't work with Steam. I'm so glad I can finally play my games.


Since when does the OS have anything to do with the BIOS? Never. The BIOS is on a flash chip on the motherboard, and isn't intractable by the OS. As well, I've had no problems with Steam, nor Origin since I upgraded. You must've had other things going on to cause that.
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:09 AM

I think live tiles is a great idea, and should be a big part of future desktop operating systems.

I am definitely not Steve Ballmer.
Buy windows 8 guys it doesn't suck, really.

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