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    Re: Reviews - Windows 8 - Part Two: Modern UI

    Quote Originally Posted by ladcrooks View Post
    dangel - I would be silly to comment anymore on this, as you have taken time to look at w8. So i take my hat off to you. Good day sir. ha! Wow! Just seen the amount of systems you have.
    You've as much right to speak as anyone - it's a forum Ignorance is not the same as stupidity and we all have lots to learn in life!
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    Re: Reviews - Windows 8 - Part Two: Modern UI

    Quote Originally Posted by cjs150 View Post
    Dangel: I saw this on the microsoft site as well. The nicest thing you can say about this is that it is a horrible cludge. This is the 21C, it should not need anything more than a few clicks of the mouse to achieve the rather obvious.

    Do you think anyone other than a geek is going to understand what "use the mklink in an elevated command prompt..." actual means.

    In XP it just works, simply. MS has gone backwards and the only possible reason is that they want everyone to use skydrive or similar. That makes total sense on a tablet but not on a desktop.
    Sorry but I just ROFLMAO when I saw that posting from dangel with the workaround - if anyone comes back to me with that "you can do everything you're ever likely to need with a GUI" nonsense then I'll point 'em back at that posting.

    dangel: many thanks for posting that. At least one of the kiddies is getting a Windows8 laptop for Christmas, so that library/UNC hack will be pretty useful since she'll be wanting to access our media NAS - and that post might save me from a Ballmeresque destruction of furniture. Me though, I'll stick with Ubuntu and '7.

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    Re: Reviews - Windows 8 - Part Two: Modern UI

    No worries - it's worth pointing out that libraries (and their limitations) were introduced in 7 not 8 - and also that there are good reasons why it doesn't index networked folders. Personally I keep all my media inside my htpc (and use MC) and even if I didn't i'm not reliant on libraries for using it so network shares work OK.

    GUIs have their limitations but one of the nicest things about Windows is that generally speaking you very rarely need to range into CLI stuff to get things done.
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    Re: Reviews - Windows 8 - Part Two: Modern UI

    MS seems to do everything a bit strangely.

    I have installed WMC, it has no problem with finding media on the NAS and dealing with it as a "library". Admittedly WMC is starting to look pretty old fashioned but it works.

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    Re: Reviews - Windows 8 - Part Two: Modern UI

    'The Modern UI is clearly designed for touchscreen devices'

    This says it all for me. Windows 7 is my friend.
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