Weekend Open Forum: Windows 8 ditches Aero Glass -- will you miss it?

By Matthew
May 18, 2012
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  1. I don't like the Windows OS business model. They should copy the mobile model by making the OS free and charging for apps. Version changes should be added to a configuration menu that allow the end user decide what they want to use...including aero glass.
  2. spikester48661

    spikester48661 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 103

    hell no will I aero glass its a bad app for windows.more speed is the way to go!!
  3. I like simplicity!
  4. let me choose!
  5. Man I like Aero. :(
    it gives me those new shiny look from a new OS compared to XP. :(
  6. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,797   +882

    Aero is one of the best visually enticing features of Windows 7,I love it, and for Microsoft to ditch it confirms me of not buying W8. W8 losing the start button was a real mistake, thats what sets it apart from the Mac. You cant put a touch interface on a non touch system, it is absurd, and will lost Microsoft a lot of business.
  7. Doctor John

    Doctor John TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 247   +15

    Plenty of Aero-glass type options for Gnome desktop (with and without start button!);)
  8. truroxy

    truroxy Newcomer, in training

    I hate this new look. I wont upgrade to windows 8. I plan on using windows 7 on my next new desktop. I love the current look of 7. why do they change everything? I loved xp, and now I love 7. vista sucked and 8 will suck.
  9. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,575   +47

    I like the Aero-glass for the same reasons most other people do in this thread.

    I won't be getting Windows 8, even if there is an option for Aero-glass installed. Fact is, I don't have stupid £££s to spend on something that looks and feels worse than what I've already got.
  10. (first, I'm a different guest than the previous one)
    @Matthew: Yes, you can tweak Foobar to function exactly how you like. When a song starts you could have the artist and track title appear in the center of your screen for 2 seconds in size 70 font if you really want.

    Myself I have the discography of almost all the artists I listen to, so I have an unbelievable amount of music. The easiest way to navigate through is sorting by artists with album sub menus like Windows Media Player 10 allowed, however nothing allows this anymore... and since WMP10 isn't supported by Windows 7. Foobar lets me customize it perfectly to suite my needs:
    http://imagecrate.de/u/1337406464_whatever-you-want.png

    I set it up for usability, not for looks. You could replace all the UI, make it look beautiful if you were so inclined. Foobar really is the ultimate media player for Windows. It's the Firefox of Media Players (customize it to function and look exactly how you want).
  11. diego713

    diego713 Newcomer, in training

    No. Want performance, not eye candy!
     
  12. I can understand why such things (performance, simplicity, etc..) might be important for a tablet-like device, where display size and power is are important issues.. but, for a desktop OS with today's hardware? No.(n) I've never had the desire to turn off aero under Vista or W7 and run with it.
  13. killeriii

    killeriii TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 213   +14

    I'm interested in how they're going to get tablet users to pay for an OS.
    Unless MS starts making hardware, it's going to be an added cost.
  14. killeriii

    killeriii TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 213   +14

    ...and I liked Aero.
  15. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,878   +347

    I think the main problem with aero was that most people really had to use it, because the standard look was ugly as crap
  16. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,878   +347

    I said the above post in the sense that people used it whether or not their PC could handle it. It looked cool but affected performance for some people. But I dont think getting rid of it is a good idea.
  17. psycros

    psycros TechSpot Booster Posts: 689   +208

    <p>They're just changing for the sake of change, to avoid people saying that they're paying for Seven all over again. Whiny internet people succeed again.</p>[/quote]

    If "whiny internet people" got their way, Metro would never be seen on a desktop, ever. Microsoft is desperately copying Apple in every way now - ignoring their userbase and pusing a "vision", limiting choice and being all-around jerks. Problem is, they don't have a zombie religion of customers so its going to backfire in a huge way.
  18. veLa

    veLa TechSpot Booster Posts: 500   +76

    I didn't mind the aero, I thought it looked nice. As for the lack of a real startbar/button, screw 8. M$ already lost me by making everything too n00b friendly and candy colored.
  19. abysal

    abysal Newcomer, in training Posts: 58   +7

    user choice... I'll stick with win7.
  20. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    You should make an account.
  21. VitalyT

    VitalyT TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,652   +507

    Yes, I'm gonna miss the days when Microsoft was making sense....
  22. Arston

    Arston TechSpot Member Posts: 18

    I don't care that Windows 8 will suck. The problem is that Microsoft is heading in a bad direction, and in a few years Windows 7 won't be a good option ? same as XP when 7 came out. A lot of the software I'm using requires me to use Windows and to be honest, I really like Windows 7.

    I don't get what's the deal with flat 2d-looking graphics... It looks like ****.
  23. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 807   +91

    I preferred the classic theme in vista and windows 7.
  24. yowanvista

    yowanvista Newcomer, in training Posts: 82

    The Windows XP of 2012? No thanks, I'll pass.
  25. xankazo

    xankazo Newcomer, in training

    Sorry Windows 8, but you can't have me. Windows 7 has been too nice for me. :)


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