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  1. #31
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    Re: I hate windows 7

    regarding the "20 most accessed apps" that come up when you go to the start menu, you can delete them all by right clicking, then hitting "remove from this list"

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    Re: I hate windows 7

    Windrunner, as much as this issue bothers people like you and I.... we are very much in the minority. You and I are like the only two people I know that still use the classic menu. When I moved to Vista at work, it was extremely painful that I couldn't organize my menu with the same ease I used to (hidden administrator account locks within the menu).

    The reason I like that is because I'm always trying new software to help with my development and it is very nice to keep it organized. With the vista search, how do I enter 'I want to see the database tools I've installed recently?' You can't. It is more name driven and I don't know all the names of the programs I want, nor can I search on all the names at once.

    That part I hate about Windows 7/Vista is exactly what I love in gnome... the stuff is organized by default so I don't even have to waste my time on organizing it.

    If you want to continue with Windows 7, I believe there are some programs out there that can recreate the Classic menu by creating a another start icon on your task bar that uses the menu. It's a clunky fix for sure.
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    Re: I hate windows 7

    I hated the new way of doing things in windows 7 just like I did in office 2007 at first. Now i've gotten used to all the new ways of doing things and a lot of the time it saves me a lot of time. I could go into great detail but I dont really feel like it right now. There are a few minor things overall where I liked how it was done in XP better (networking is first to come to mind) however overall I love Windows 7. It's been on all my PCs since the first public beta and it will stay on them now that it is released.

    Sorry but I am a sucker for the eye candy as well. My gaming rig is fast enough that theres not going to be any performance hit between XP and 7 with eye candy on so I would much rather enjoy a pretty looking OS then the grey boring start bar. If I was still running a PC from 2000 I'd probably care. Ive got a 7.8-7.9 rating on everything except my hard drive.

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    Re: I hate windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by Gator650 View Post
    Windrunner, as much as this issue bothers people like you and I.... we are very much in the minority. You and I are like the only two people I know that still use the classic menu. When I moved to Vista at work, it was extremely painful that I couldn't organize my menu with the same ease I used to (hidden administrator account locks within the menu).

    The reason I like that is because I'm always trying new software to help with my development and it is very nice to keep it organized. With the vista search, how do I enter 'I want to see the database tools I've installed recently?' You can't. It is more name driven and I don't know all the names of the programs I want, nor can I search on all the names at once.

    That part I hate about Windows 7/Vista is exactly what I love in gnome... the stuff is organized by default so I don't even have to waste my time on organizing it.

    If you want to continue with Windows 7, I believe there are some programs out there that can recreate the Classic menu by creating a another start icon on your task bar that uses the menu. It's a clunky fix for sure.
    what i used to do, even prior to win7, was create folders on the desktop and organize my apps and games into those. enable the desktop toolbar and everything was right there.

    i used the classic theme up until vista too, but only because the Luna, aka the fisher-price theme, looked so horrible.

    i also liked the classic start menu over the xp start menu.

    after the new search start menu was introduced with vista i left that all behind.
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    Re: I hate windows 7

    Nobody is every going to like everything. Personally, and I'll note, I hated vista, but I'm actually starting to like Windows 7. I never really used vista much because it ran like crap on my system. So, I was pleasantly surprised when I fired up Re5 in DX10 mode and there was 0 load time.

    The start menu takes a bit of getting used too, but if you can't search your menu you might have disabled the search functions (goto the customize on the start menu and make sure the 2 search functions are checked and also indexing on the drive is enabled).

    The taskbar was my biggest issue, but I turned the annoying grouping off, and that solved my issue with it. Overall, I think it's better than XP was when it was first released (better 3rd party support out of the box), it's faster than vista for sure.
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    Re: I hate windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by ozzy983 View Post
    (goto the customize on the start menu and make sure the 2 search functions are checked and also indexing on the drive is enabled)
    could be it, indexing is much improved over vista, so maybe he got used to disabling it in vista?
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    Re: I hate windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinC939 View Post
    I'm sorry, but I have a life. We live in the year 2009 and there is no reason I should have to use a command line interface.
    Sure there is: with a command line interface, there is no room for error and the user can be assured that what gets executed is exactly what s/he intended to happen in the first place. Typing errors? Start over; that'll learn ya.

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    Re: I hate windows 7

    With the exception of the impossible to get back classic start menu (not the vista one, not the xp one, the classic one), I have very little to complain about Windows 7. One thing would be RAID0 performance, but that's not a regular user would complain about.

    As a regular XP (@work) / Vista (@home, Server 2008 moded to workstation) user, I find the interface improvements in 7 finally make Windows noob (= apple_user) friendly.

    It does take a day or two to get used to, but in the end things are indeed better, as I find myself using the interface more efficiently, even if only slightly so.
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    Re: I hate windows 7

    Fedex says my copy is at the door.

    I like the new taskbar - just wish I could protect some programs from starting with a double click or something. It's a bit frustrating if you miss the notepad icon and hit one of those slow loading EA game icons instead!

    I'd skip MS OSes if I could play my PC games on a different platform...

    Go Linux!


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    Re: I hate windows 7

    I'm still loving Windows 7.
    Zero blue screens since I've been running it, and pretty freaking quick.
    I don't see where all the hate is coming from.


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    Re: I hate windows 7

    EXTRA! EXTRA!
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    Windows 7 hates you back !




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    Re: I hate windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinC939 View Post
    Linux?
    I'm sorry, but I have a life. We live in the year 2009 and there is no reason I should have to use a command line interface.
    You obviously have never used a modern linux distro. I NEVER have to use the command line. It's all GUI now. And, it never breaks, which is more than I can say for windows. The only thing I can't do in linux is games, which is why I have xp installed on another drive. Please don't spread FUD, it's unbecoming. Have a nice day.
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    Re: I hate windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectShot View Post

    I'd skip MS OSes if I could play my PC games on a different platform...

    Go Linux!
    Here's an idea, dual boot!
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    Re: I hate windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by PrivatePixel View Post
    Sure there is: with a command line interface, there is no room for error and the user can be assured that what gets executed is exactly what s/he intended to happen in the first place. Typing errors? Start over; that'll learn ya.
    Mouse and left click works fine for me.


    Quote Originally Posted by wolfen69 View Post
    You obviously have never used a modern linux distro. I NEVER have to use the command line. It's all GUI now. And, it never breaks, which is more than I can say for windows. The only thing I can't do in linux is games, which is why I have xp installed on another drive. Please don't spread FUD, it's unbecoming. Have a nice day.
    The last one I tried was Kubuntu with KDE4. It was pretty good. But if you want anything beyond basic functionality you're going to have to use the command line. And it's more than just that. It's software support.
    Sure Open Office works just as good as M$ Office, but If I want to work on a spreadsheet or word document that I started at work and take it home to OOo forget it!. I don't feel like spending half an hour trying to figure out how to install some stupid codec to watch DVDs or trying to get an ATi video card to display half decent graphics. I want one OS that does everything for me; not 10 that do nothing.


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    Re: I hate windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfen69 View Post
    Here's an idea, dual boot!
    I put a working OS on each hard drive already.

    And before an OS install, I make sure to unplug EVERY other HDD in the case.

    I hate the MS boot loader that is placed on all active partitions if you don't.


    Since last night I wiped my XP gaming partition in 15 minutes with a non-RC W7 install.
    It boots up 6 minutes faster and am loving it! Now I just need to look into the Punkbuster issue I seem to be having with W7...


    Linux? Don't know if they'd support blu-ray playback or the monitor calibration tools I use on the monitor for Photoshop use...


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