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It has some massive annoyances, the worst of which being the abominable startup screen and lack of a desktop which can fortunately be skipped with third party software – I think you fixed that in 8.1. It also removed most of the styling options for windows (title bar size, colour, scroll bar size, menu text colour etc etc that used to be in Appearance) which means I can't make my machine look like I want it to.
I bought a new machine a year or so ago with it on, and I kind of regret not going with 7.
No, an operating system that only shows me one window at a time is always going to be annoying, and is a complete waste of the resources of my machine and the high resolution monitors that we all have these days.
I get frustrated with Ubuntu because I'm not used to it and I can't find anything. I get frustrated with Metro because its interaction paradigm is fundamentally stupid for computers.
Ed: the ability to have multiple things open and active at the same time was what made Windows so popular in the first place. This is literally going back to 1990.
Neat, but completely worthless, because it can't stack it as well...
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Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
Personally I've never hung around on Slashdot, but for the sake of this post I took a look at it. And the beta. It's a big change, yes, but I think the community is being childish about it. It's not that bad in my opinion. A lot of the comments just say f*** beta, which isn't really helpful.
A different tech website I frequent did quite a big layout change not too long ago, and initially people were upset as well. The fixed some of the issues, and nobody complains about it anymore. People will always complain when change is coming up, and it'll always take a bit before people get used to it (Youtube anyone?).
In theory, there is a site which can look at them all, and return information telling you which pages have material you are looking for.
I say in theory, because most of our users have clearly never heard of it...
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it. --- George Santayana (December 16, 1863 – September 26, 1952)
Those who fail to clear history are doomed to explain it. --- OriginalGriff (February 24, 1959 – ∞)
According to officials, the officer told firefighters to move three fire engines from the fast lane, and two complied, but one firefighter refused that request and continued giving aid to the crash victims.
When the Fire Engineer refused to move his Fire Engine before it was safe to do so, the officer told the Engineer "you are under arrest." He then arrested the engineer in front of local news cameras, which captured the arrest on film. The Engineer was lead to a CHP vehicle where the pockets of his uniform were searched and he was placed in the rear of the vehicle. He was kept handcuffed and locked inside the vehicle for a period of over ½ an hour and ultimately released with no apparent explanation.
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