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Old 06-14-12, 10:05 PM   #1
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Sort of. It's simplistic, too.

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Old 06-14-12, 11:11 PM   #2
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No start menu still.

You know- I watched some youtube videos on 8. I may have to eat my previous words. It looks clumsy and cumbersome right now but if they can stream line it to prevent clutter or at least allow third-party applications that modify it's appearance to be more tolerable. My only concern with that is I don't want to pay for windows 8 and then have to purchase yet another program that modifies it so I can use it more easily. Seems kinda'... illogical.

Anyhow, I've yet to give it a test drive for myself. Almost don't want to until its official release. As it looks, in the not so distant future I may have a 2nd rig that I can throw windows 8 on just to dink around with. Definitely not gonna' make it my primary OS, at least not till I've used it extensively on a secondary system and can make a better judgement of my own.
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Without the start menu, I don't know if I'll bother. Maybe, we'll see.

Though I wonder, why is microsoft making explorer look like google apps? (gmail, calendar, etc.)
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When did the desktop leave?
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It didn't "leave" but they deleted the code to get the traditional desktop, in the preview release.
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looks ugly, win 7 <3
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It didn't "leave" but they deleted the code to get the traditional start button, in the preview release.
*fixed*

Desktop never left. They deleted the code to enable the start button.
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As I said before. I'll only bother if games perform better, right now my PC at home is only used for games.
I'll go back to PC gaming when devs quit being lazy and make games worth spending the $$$$ to keep a PC up to date. Also they need to quit the whole exclusivity crap. Hated missing out on games like Gears of War because I didn't have a 360.

Until then I'll keep gaming on my MacBook and X360.
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Well at least you're not going with a Wii. Wii is almost as gay as a macintosh.
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I'll go back to PC gaming when devs quit being lazy and make games worth spending the $$$$ to keep a PC up to date. Also they need to quit the whole exclusivity crap. Hated missing out on games like Gears of War because I didn't have a 360.

Until then I'll keep gaming on my MacBook and X360.
Hows gaming on OSX? I've read feedback that Steam is pretty solid.
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Hows gaming on OSX? I've read feedback that Steam is pretty solid.
Steam on OS X is pretty solid, but the availability of games is obviously lacking. All Valve games are available and run really great.

I use my Win7 boot camp for any game I can't play in OS X. But I mainly play Minecraft now days.

I just want the quality of PC games to be that giant step up that it used to be. I want to be able to justify the cost more than anything.
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Steam on OS X is pretty solid, but the availability of games is obviously lacking. All Valve games are available and run really great.

I use my Win7 boot camp for any game I can't play in OS X. But I mainly play Minecraft now days.

I just want the quality of PC games to be that giant step up that it used to be. I want to be able to justify the cost more than anything.
Agreed 100%. I'm rapidly losing interest these days.

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