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  1. without metro it pretty much IS windows 7 without media center and with some improvements here and there. overall not worth any amount of money to upgrade to. i paid 15 bucks for an upgrade in the early days of it out of curiosity and i kind of wish i had that money back.

  2. well, regardless, it has proven to be a massive mistake by microsoft's design team. with the first service pack for 8 they're going to add functionality to allow bypassing metro (third-party software can allow for this currently).


    i'm going to give metro one more shot in an htpc that i will be building soon...mostly because the windows 8 netflix app allows for full 1080p (as long as your isp supports netflix superhd). if it proves to be terrible, i'll probably just use xmbc in a lightweight linux distro.

  3. nevermind terry. i was referring to sijugk stating that win8 is aimed at android, and i don't think that's really correct except in the tablet market. even still apple is tops in the tablet market at this point, although that won't last long.


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  4. yeah, i have no idea what that means. if he means that win8 is aimed to compete with android, then he is partially correct when it comes to tablets and phones, but that doesn't explain why the monstrosity is on desktops and laptops.

  5. that article has amazingly little information. that's too bad, too, because it's an interesting topic.


    also, justin, that was to do with open source software in general, not just linux. there are hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of open source programs out there.

  6. They are not trying to market to desktop users.

    lol...i know.

    the linux community needs to do a much better job on reaching those people.

    linux will not take up any significant portion of the pc market until this happens.
  7. nah, at the time the linux laptops were actually a tad cheaper. i remember it well, i was working for them at the time. there simply isn't any consumer interest in using linux because it isn't what they're used to. people do not like to change brands once their used to something, that's the truth when it comes to any consumer product. even the soccer mom who can barely email knows microsoft but doesn't have a clue about linux.


    the linux community needs to do a much better job on reaching those people. android and chrome may be linux's great hope for that, but there's another problem there: people are recognizing phones for the manufacturer, not the os.



  8. i hope linux can eat a huge chunk of market share from microsoft. good competition is good for everyone. so far the linux experiments to get it to the regular everyday users have failed in the pc market, but i hold hope for chrome os.

  9. 8.1 will have an option to either boot to desktop or even disable metro. either way, windows 8 is essentially windows 7 with metro. microsoft made the mistake of thinking people would want a smartphone / tablet type interface for all their devices, and it's simply not the case.


    it really doesn't matter, everyone knows every other windows os is terrible. let's see what they do with windows 9.

  10. laptop batteries have a lifespan of about two years. if you're close to that then it could be expected to have shortened battery life.


    please run a pit test and post the results. also run a full malware / virus scan on your system.


    when you say that your wireless gets disabled randomly, do you mean it disconnects or it actually gets disabled? what do you use to manage the wireless connections, the asus utility or windows?

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