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Thinix RetroUI eliminates the Windows 8 user interface

By Shawn Knight
Sep 6, 2012
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  1. Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 operating system has been the talk of the tech town for the past several months as the October 26 launch date quickly approaches. Much of that talk, however, hasn't been in a positive tone as many...

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  2. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 810   +102

    4.95 for 3 pcs? Seems legit
     
  3. Jim$ter

    Jim$ter TS Booster Posts: 156   +31

    This will be standard on Windows 9 :)
     
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  4. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,558   +598

    Seems odd that MS didn't do this on their own, especially after all the moaning and groaning during the early beta release about the "UI that used to be named Metro."

    BUT...props to Thinix for knocking this out. I'll gladly shell out a five-spot to get the UI I really want.
     
  5. Alvaro

    Alvaro TS Rookie Posts: 41   +8

    Does it add a start button? That would complete the package.
     
  6. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +112

    Enjoy Win 8 users..I'll stick with Win 7. I really do not see the need to upgrade even though I can get a free copy of Windows 8.
     
  7. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TS Evangelist Posts: 334   +101

    Until Xdark comes out with a win 8 version, not even going to bother looking at it.
     
  8. killeriii

    killeriii TS Enthusiast Posts: 213   +14

    Not to seem too much like a M$ hater, but...
    I don't think MS wants people to opt out of the Metro GUI. I think they're subtly (not so subtly) trying to coerce people into the Metro App department. Think of the money the may make if their App store takes off like Apples. Personally, I don't want "apps" on my desktop computer. But, I think this is the way MS wants to make their millions in the future.
     
  9. R3DP3NGUIN

    R3DP3NGUIN TS Booster Posts: 147   +8

    Windows 8 on a tablet for me is a huge YES!!. For desktop use Windows 7 is still preferred.
     
  10. gooderguy

    gooderguy TS Rookie Posts: 66

    I've been using Windows 8 for months now, I still don't like it, but I have to get used to it. It's sneaky, if you just go to open something like a picture, it shoots you into some Metro app store selection and it's really not obvious to get out of it. Even after selecting a default app to open pictures, after a while, it randomly does it again. And also as I commented in another post, since I've been using Windows 8, I've started Internet Explorer more in the last 2 months than in the last 10 years just because the IE icon is exactly where the Start button used to be in all previous versions of Windows and I keep hitting it by habit only. The whole Metro interface is a mess, it's hard to find simple things, it even took me a while to find how to shut down Windows the first time. The only thing I will give it credit for, it does perform a tad better than Windows 7, and I like the advanced file copy graph showing transfer speed, other than that, I miss Windows XP still, LOL.
     
  11. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 457   +54

    So... Might as well just stick with Windows 7 and save five bucks AND keep the Start button.
     
  12. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,648   +521

    If I ever (probably never) give Windows 8 a chance this would be a worth while investment, but by then there will likely be a free version available, or a similar program at no cost.
     
  13. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 457   +54

    Yeah, the same. It's still a great OS and gets unfairly kicked around too much these days. I keep an older XP tower working as best I can, and a VirtualBox version on Windows 7.
     
  14. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Guru Posts: 508   +45


    I too love it on my tablet, brought a whole new lease of life to my windows 7 tablet. But I agree though I also use it on my desktop and its a good system it doesn't really suite a mouse unless maybe u can stop the charm bar auto hiding?
     

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