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  1. Joined : Nov 2013
    Houston
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    Win-7Prox64 Win-8.1Prox64 Win-10Prox64
       21 Dec 2014 #71

    I doubt one aero feature is going to be much of a space hog :/
    Besides I would rather Windows handle any base for which any third party would write a third party theme for and not have that third party write from scratch

    All of the sliding and fading aero stuff takes up way more space than glass would
    Not to talk about all of the wasted time it takes all of that sliding and fading to function
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  2.    22 Dec 2014 #72

    Well, if everyone is so concerned about disk space, battery life, etc., why not remove Metro and tiles entirely. Let's remove any theme possibilities, heck let us just have a white screen and text, we will call it the DOS view.

    I find arguments like this next to meaningless. In today's computing world I would like to see the actual data on battery life. The amount of disk space is negligible, I can certainly think of a lot of other things that could be removed to reduce space.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       22 Dec 2014 #73

    Absolutely right. In the days of Terabyte disks, disk space is really the last argument that would convince me. If I look around this room, I have probably 5 or 6TBs lying around. So I really do not worry about disk space.
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  4. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,346
    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       22 Dec 2014 #74

    It's not actual disk space I'm talking about. I have plenty of that. It's the bloat that is incorporated into the Windows OS. There are features, like AERO, One Drive, etc. that I don't want. I like a lean OS that will run lightening quick on my SSD and that I can create system images in just a few seconds. I built a PC with hardware that is designed to be fast, which is why I like W8.1 over W7. W7 is a step slower in performance than W8.1 in just about every aspect. However I realize I'm probably not going to get what I want.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,542
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       22 Dec 2014 #75

    LittleJay said: View Post
    It's not actual disk space I'm talking about. I have plenty of that. It's the bloat that is incorporated into the Windows OS. There are features, like AERO, One Drive, etc. that I don't want. I like a lean OS that will run lightening quick on my SSD and that I can create system images in just a few seconds. I built a PC with hardware that is designed to be fast, which is why I like W8.1 over W7. W7 is a step slower in performance than W8.1 in just about every aspect. However I realize I'm probably not going to get what I want.
    Off topic
    LittleJay, you peeked my curiosity

    You said you built a computer to be fast. How do know 8.1 is faster over 7?
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  6.    22 Dec 2014 #76

    A little off topic again but I'd like to see colored headers for apps as in 9841!

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  7. Joined : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
    Posts : 4,534
    OS X, Win 10
       22 Dec 2014 #77

    Seems that this subject matter really gets folks up in arms on either side of the fence. . .as for me it it is there then I will use it, if it isn't then no big deal.
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  8. Joined : Jan 2014
    Posts : 246
       23 Dec 2014 #78

    Lee said: View Post
    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    Good.

    IMO, the transparent Taskbar is awful.
    Still, people should be able to choose.
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  9. Joined : Jan 2014
    Posts : 246
       23 Dec 2014 #79

    LittleJay said: View Post
    MS should just offer a plain jane, vanilla OS at a lower price and then offer additions like AERO, etc. to those who want to purchase them for a nominal cost.
    Prexactly. A modular OS! I've been saying this ever since win 8 was dumped on us. That way you can have a lightweight, bare bones OS, a fully loaded, high octane OS, or anything between.
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  10. Joined : Sep 2014
    Chicago, IL, USA
    Posts : 617
    Windows 7 Ultimate
       23 Dec 2014 #80

    Lady Fitzgerald said: View Post
    LittleJay said: View Post
    MS should just offer a plain jane, vanilla OS at a lower price and then offer additions like AERO, etc. to those who want to purchase them for a nominal cost.
    Prexactly. A modular OS! I've been saying this ever since win 8 was dumped on us. That way you can have a lightweight, bare bones OS, a fully loaded, high octane OS, or anything between.
    People seem to think that an OS is like a car, the less equipment you get, the lower the price will be. I don't think it works like that. An OS aren't even like other software, i.e. CAD suites, games or office type products. If anything, the way they are designed, it would probably cost more to remove pieces than just leave them in and let the user do the work of turning them off or on.
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