Thinix RetroUI eliminates the Windows 8 user interface

Shawn Knight

TechSpot Staff
Staff member
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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TomSEA

TechSpot Chancellor
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.
 

Darkshadoe

TS Guru
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.
 

killeriii

TS Enthusiast
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."
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.
 

gooderguy

TS Enthusiast
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.
 

Adhmuz

TechSpot Paladin
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.
 

Emexrulsier

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

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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