Let your Microsoft flag fly3 posts
Let your Microsoft flag fly3 posts
Wierd. It should be possible to keep it well below the 50 Gb. My windows folder + programs folder and user folders takes up a little above 35GB in total. (No photoshop or other programs like that) I fill up the rest of my 128 GB SSD with Blizzard games. :P
I only do a disk cleanup from time to time. Main culprints i have found there are windows update left overs, and error dump files. The windows update gave me a little over a Gb, after this months update and the error files 800 Mb. But they are only deletable using disk clean up, with the clean up system files button.
Could also be system restore points taking up space?
But it seems you have been over that. I will keep an eye out for this thread in case a solution comes up from the others. Always nice to know more. :-)
Another piece of information is the Steam surveys. While they don’t cover every single PC out there, they give an insight into the gaming PC’s out there.
That shows windows 8 64 bit is on 10,86% of steampowered computers, snapping a third place and it has an increase of 0,95% from March.
Windows 7 32 bit holds the second place with 13,39% with Windows 7 64 Bit holding a secure first at 54,18% Both of them slowing falling.
So i will agree with Tom and you, and say that we don’t know for sure yet. :)
17 days ago
Then i will like to link to such a commercial. Some background info is needed since the commercial is in danish only.
In Denmark, about a month ago we got a new official app from the police, that automatically enables the GPS and sends the coordinates to the emergency central if you use it to contact the emergency central on 112 (Our emergency number in Denmark). The coordinates allows the emergency central to dispatch the needed resources faster, since the location is known almost right away. Pretty cool idea actually, in my opinion.
The app is simultaneously released on Google Play, Apple App store and Windows Store and it is free. It is founded through a safety fond called “Trygfonden”.
The commercial in Danish: (We don’t have it in english – sorry)
So while i will agree with you, Tom, that Windows Phone still needs more momentum and more support from developers to compete fully with iOS and Andriod, i am seeing it catching up. This one app might not be game changing by it self, but it is a recognition of Windows Phone, that it gets included. More than BlackBerry managed here.
I also see my bank getting comment spammed increasing by users wanting their apps on Windows Phone, which are still lacking unfortunately.
So the Windows phones sell here and catch developer interest, and if Nokia keep making awesome enough phones to persuade users despite the app difference, i can only see it becoming so big that developers here will have to focus on it alongside iOS and Android in a year or two.
If that is the case here, then it could also become the case in US, and everywhere else over time. The main problem being that even if Microsoft managed to magically convince every single developer to develop their app to Windows Phone RIGHT now, then it would still takes at least half a year to materialize because development takes time. Rome didn’t got built in a day. ;)
So i would say that Tumbler, Youtube, Hulu Plus, Foursquare and so forth arriving now could be a sign of things starting to change. God knows what is coming down the pipeline. So i choose to be optimistic and hope full for the future of Windows Phone.
Now onward to spamming my bank a bit more! ;-)
As far as i know, Windows RT and Windows 8 simultaneously need to die before the Windows store platform goes bust. Even if windows RT ends up tanking forever, and Windows 8 survives, you will able to find needed apps in the windows store for an RT.
That is an advantage in my opinion. :-)
Sadly we are bound to Java in Denmark for the forseeable future. Our netbanking logins NEED java to function. :( So not everyone is that lucky at the moment.
I will just be a little bit annoying and point out that you forgot Zangai’s little IF in front mentioned quote. So he admit there is a risk of failure there. ;-)
Also Boot to desktop seems to be coming in the Windows Blue update.
So maybe Ballmer is listening to you!
The black title bar text is my biggest annoyance with Windows 8!
Especially since the text on the task bar and the startscreen is white!
So why they didn’t put the option to make it white using a tick box somewhere is really beyond me! My life would be complete with that tick box!
Your skype account can be linked with your current microsoft/outlook/hotmail/msn account so you don’t even have to make a new one to use this.
See under “Get started with Skype”
If Windows 8 shows anything it is that people like consistency in the way things are done.
And i guess we are all glad that the old Windows Mobile way of doing mobile isn’t around anymore. ;)
26 days ago
True! I am one of those. But it could give me a reason to have it’s pretty picture hanging around on my start screen. Because that was all i used the desktop tile for. Being pretty and taking up space. So i removed it! ;-)
I will say, that i kind of like the dark colored desktop picture in the background of the start screen.
I also think there should be a clock somewhere on the start screen, but i don’t really like the placement you have done. I am thinking integrating in the desktop tile in the lower right corner.
Maybe just in the lower right corner (Gets hidden, when the right click bar comes up) or as i have seen else where – in stead of the “Start” text. But i don’t mind the current placement, so it is not a big issue for me.
Same color for every tile is an option i would support. As an option. Because i am not sure whether i prefer one thing or another. Might break stuff with the developer, that picked colors based on thier design principles.
But my main critique is your “taskbar”. I think it looks weird to have in the start screen, and the start screen already kicks you into the already open program when you the tile for the program. It eliminates the need to constantly needing to know whether the program is open or not, thus killing the need to have a taskbar on the screen. That is atleast how i feel. :-)
But if you need to know what is active or not, and that could be nice, then i suggest a diffenretn solution. An active white frame around every tile with an active program open. Then you know which programs you have open and remove an visual annoying element. It could also look extremely similar to the frame that shows, when you right click a tile, just with a spinning gear in the upper right corner, or be a triangle overlay.
Unfortunately my photoship skills lacks, so i can’t show you at the moment. :)
Oh, thanks. :-) Then i am just blind, since i never saw it yesterday.
*Need to check The Verge more often!
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