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

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Guest

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.
 
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Guest

Man I like Aero. :(
it gives me those new shiny look from a new OS compared to XP. :(
 

Jad Chaar

Elite Techno Geek
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.
 

truroxy

TS Rookie
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.
 

Benny26

TechSpot Paladin
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.
 
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Guest

(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).
 
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Guest

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.
 

killeriii

TS Enthusiast
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.
 

ikesmasher

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

ikesmasher

TS Evangelist
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.
 

psycros

TS Evangelist
<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.
 

veLa

TS Evangelist
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.
 

gwailo247

TechSpot Chancellor
<p>(first, I'm a different guest than the previous one<span style="text-decoration: line-through">)</span></p>
<p><span style="text-decoration: line-through">@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.</span></p>
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<p><span style="text-decoration: line-through">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:</span></p>
<p><span style="text-decoration: line-through"><a href="http://imagecrate.de/u/1337406464_whatever-you-want.png" target="_blank" class="externalLink" rel="nofollow">http://imagecrate.de/u/1337406464_whatever-you-want.png</a></span></p>
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<p><span style="text-decoration: line-through">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).</span></p>
You should make an account.
 

Arston

TS Member
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 ****.