29.11.2013 @ 20:39 #142
A friend of mine bought an i5 laptop, with free windows 8, she couldnt figure it out and she invited me, to help her with.
I didnt have any experience before, because I am not interested about this OS, also the bad reviews it got.
Windows 8 runs very smooth and fast, also very responsive.
Other than that, its chaotic, disturbing and I couldn't find even basic functions "how they actually work!". Maybe its good for phones and consoles, but not good for a PC. But from the xbox one reviews Ive seen, people dont like i either, in xbox one!
I would never buy this product for my PC and I would never install it in my computer even if they gave me a free copy!
A small example (one of the many), Windows 8 have a tab to transform you screen into a classic looks windows. This tab seems to work fine, but its limited, compared with all previews windows. In the end of the day, some basics tools and sellections, must be done, by load this animated bar to make it happen.
browsing, skype, facebook, etc... looks so horribly mobile, with windows 8 scrolling bars and so many other things, that forced me to shutdown the computer and never use it again.
Sorry to tell you that this product is bad. At least for me! Its a banned product in my house.
If I ever buy a new laptop, the first thing I will do, is to format it and install windows 7.
30.11.2013 @ 00:01 #143
Next time look for vendors that offers OS-free laptops on which you can install anything:, and look for manufacturers that support other operating systems.
*Do not add extra DRM to your game. Support Linux Gaming!*
PC does not equal Windows. PC games should be available for all major platforms. Utilize standard, cross-platform technologies!
30.11.2013 @ 00:31 #145
Microsoft is trying to snuff out PC gaming because it's not profitable from that perspective. Why? Because they don't see any cuts from PC sales. Valve does. Do you know where Microsoft is getting money from? Tablets. Xbox. They get a cut for every game sold there. PC gaming is in an interesting position and I can understand why some developers want to jump ship to Linux.
Personally, I think shit's just in a rocky period, with melodramatic and sensationalist opinions coming from both sides. THAT SAID. If Windows 8 is any indication of the direction MS is going, then PC gaming may very well be fucked. I mean, if the big man himself Newell is scared, then who am I to argue. That dude knows his shit. Damnit it's his job to understand what state the industry is in. So yeah. I don't know. I'm conflicted because I'm naive and hopeful. I'm hoping that Newell and Blizzard and others in the industry are just exaggerating. But if not. Well, get yourself a controller lads. Or a phone... You'll need it if you want to continue to enjoy this awesome medium.
If you're interested in a more indepth analysis of the situation, I'll refer you to the Bunnyhop video regarding the Steam machine.
30.11.2013 @ 00:33 #146
No. It's uncomfortable, no faster, and just as insecure as its predecessors. Whoever thought up the use of a handheld UI on a desktop screen should be flogged.
Does a good job of scheduling on AMD A-series APUs, though. That's the only place I'll ever tolerate it.
30.11.2013 @ 00:50 #147
30.11.2013 @ 01:29 #148
Nope. MS actually hired some important guy from Valve who was responsible for Steam success to make Windows again good platform for gaming. Killing Games for Windows was part of this plan.
30.11.2013 @ 08:06 #149
Guy N said:
Does a good job of scheduling on AMD A-series APUs, though. That's the only place I'll ever tolerate it. ›››
where did people get windows 8 is designed for touch screen? i never felt i needed a touch screen. and plz don't start with linux or something! if people start to use linux, i'll seek asylum from an african country, i have neighbors who even can't send an email let alone handling linux.
there are lots of gamers in here. try to install linux or macos in your computer, they'll treat your high end graphic cards and motherboards as aliens.
30.11.2013 @ 08:49 #150
Plus, what synd posted. ›››
The app I need? What if I have to run five different apps at once, two of which are running displays in real time, and I have to copy and paste between the other three?
Metro doesn't let me do that. So it gets no place on my desk and no approval for any purpose.
Give me a desktop with well designed menus that let me select what I want without having to know how to spell its name the way the damn OS thinks it is spelled and without having to make excessive mouse movement or make gestures at empty corners of the screen.
Don't give me Metro. It's indefensible.