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Windows 8 Vs. 10 Big OS Annoyances

Windows 8 aims to answer some longtime Microsoft OS gripes, from slow startup times to mediocre mobile tools.
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Windows 7's file management skills aren't so hot, particularly when you're tackling a large copy job or dealing with files and folders with the same names. Windows 8 simplifies these tasks by adding a few UI improvements: It presents all pending copy jobs in a single dialog box; lets you pause, resume, and stop copy operations; and displays detailed, real-time views of copy jobs with status graphs. Another plus: When two files have the same name--what Microsoft calls a "file collision"--you'll see more information about each. Hover over a thumbnail image, for instance, and its file path will appear.

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mgilbert024
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4/2/2012 | 5:19:51 PM
re: Windows 8 Vs. 10 Big OS Annoyances
Under Windows 8, Search is even more prominent than you indicated on your slide #8. It's true that search is now at the top of the Charms bar, but also if the Metro UI is displayed and you just start typing, the system will automatically interpret what you type as a search request. I tried it under Consumer Preview and it works great; you don't need any mouse/touch activity at all to initiate a search!
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4/2/2012 | 9:28:11 PM
re: Windows 8 Vs. 10 Big OS Annoyances
Good stuff. Looking forward to getting my hands the upgrade
Leo Regulus
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4/3/2012 | 5:07:56 PM
re: Windows 8 Vs. 10 Big OS Annoyances
Article format unsatisfactory - Can't use it.
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4/9/2012 | 9:30:38 PM
re: Windows 8 Vs. 10 Big OS Annoyances
Good article and many of these are really exciting. I am particularly looking forward to the enhanced system restore and storage spaces utilities.

I find it frustrating however that Microsoft says nothing about making the OS more secure either from hackers or poorly-written programs. The Windows-On-A-Stick (why do I think of Jeff Dunham?) sounds good but it brings up a gigantic host of questions and issues - imagine all of your licensed corporate apps (and data) floating around on easily-lost thumb-drives! and how do Group-Policies work when Windows is booted up and the domain is not available...many questions about the whole thing and precious little detail.

I also think it is too soon to have such a glowing review of the email program, it is hopelessly simplistic and useless for anything but the most basic of email needs. Even Outlook Express was far more feature-rich. We will see what the final release looks like but my guess is that only finger-only users will have much use for it.
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6/5/2012 | 10:55:17 PM
re: Windows 8 Vs. 10 Big OS Annoyances
"Press and hold"? Yes, because DELAY is good UI.

Amateur hour.
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6/5/2012 | 10:57:03 PM
re: Windows 8 Vs. 10 Big OS Annoyances
"And to search the Web from the Windows Desktop, you'll need to install a desktop gadget like All Search."

Why would I search the Web from the desktop, when I'm going to need a browser to view the results? People search the Web from a browser.
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