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Last edited by Miyagi; November 20, 2012 at 06:02 PM.
Just curious, how is it going for you who use Windows 8? Everything looks great from the promotional video. Once I saw a junior using Windows 8 on his laptop and I think it's cool. But I don't change OS often like that, and it's expensive so there's no way my parents will buy it from me. I don't really have an interest in changing my OS as well, to be honest. Just curious. XD
I'm using windows 8 - been using it for a few months now. It looks like nice aesthetically.
At first, I found it difficult or unpleasant to get used to the new scheme they run, but now its not so bad.
Although I mainly use the desktop feature and run everything from there. Which is mainly what I need anyway and therefor I treat it like the older OS.
I havent used the other 'boxes' / 'apps' for anything.
I don't really need em. I did find that the OS or windows found all the drivers for my computer automatically for me. Which saved some hassle.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Windows 8's important feature is how it lets user easily multitask; jumping from one work to another or something like that. I just can't really imagine in what way it helps user to multitask since I think with previous OS we can already do that. :P
I know a lot has been mentioned regarding the lack of a "start" button on W8, but I think I remember reading somewhere that there's a way to enable that? =_=
There're a couple of apps that do the job, Start Button 8 is one of them. I haven't tried it though, so I don't know if it works as advertised.
There are thrd party developers who created interfaces to match the older Windows versions...a quick web search will do the job...
I've read that Microsoft will try to slowly incorporate Skype into Windows as default chat service...so what that means is that it will be an integral part of windows and you won't be able to uninstall it...it's the same with internet explorer which is the default web browsing service of windows
Does that mean we have to root Windows to take out Skype?
I hope they don't make other programs rely on Skype to work. If I recall, you can't in any way get rid of Internet Explorer because folders use it to open up or you need it to view stuff in your folders.
I thought Skype would be an optional component like Windows Live Messenger which can be uninstalled. Internet Explorer core engine is necessary for other system components to render HTML, Skype doesn't have essential features in that respect but perhaps Microsoft is planning to broaden its scope.
I think they will. They might integrate it with being able to use wireless? I dunno, but they'll certainly try to make SKype used more often and relevant.
Which will probably end up in competition, like OpenOffice vs. Microsoft Office, and result in Skype being used less. Rather, either way, Skype will likely get more competition even if it stays free.
I don't think they will charge for skype. If anything it would make more sense that they stop charging for a few things if they integrate it to a deeper level with windows 8 or rt. It would be a nice marketing stunt if they give windows 8 users a few features for which skype currently charges (such as video conference with multiple people) and leave it as is for the rest. Integrating it with wireless would be plain offensive though. As much as I use skype a decent bit, there are times where I simply do not want to be on.
I forgot where I read it, but Windows will deactivate Windows Live Messenger in March and use Skype instead as its default chat service. I guess it makes sense since people use Skype a lot more nowadays (I even used it for online meetings). I'm not sure with the integration with wireless thing, though. But it is a useful application with the video call option. XD