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  1. Joined : Oct 2014
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       27 Mar 2015 #51

    Thanks Mystere, you've said it a lot more eloquently than I could. I just wish people would be more open minded about Microsofts attempts at trying to unify these OSs. Sure there are plenty of things you'll never be able to do on a phone or tablet, but there are plenty that can be done.

    After clean installing 10041 I'm starting to feel more confident about Microsofts attempts.
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  2. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 616
    Windows 10
       28 Mar 2015 #52

    unifex said: View Post
    As to the App Store - I've never used it and I doubt I will in foreseeable future.
    So you never plan on using MS Office newer than Office 2013? Or much of (if not most) future software?
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  3. Joined : Sep 2014
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       28 Mar 2015 #53

    fracking4oil said: View Post
    So you never plan on using MS Office newer than Office 2013? Or much of (if not most) future software?
    Are you telling me that Microsoft Office is going to be a Metro App only? So far all Office versions I've got were not limited to (or even unavailable in) the Metro UI.
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  4. Joined : Sep 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro
       28 Mar 2015 #54

    unifex said: View Post
    Are you telling me that Microsoft Office is going to be a Metro App only? So far all Office versions I've got were not limited to (or even unavailable in) the Metro UI.
    The new Office 2016 includes both Desktop and Universal versions of the apps.
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  5. Joined : Sep 2014
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       28 Mar 2015 #55

    Mystere said: View Post
    The new Office 2016 includes both Desktop and Universal versions of the apps.
    Can you point out to any advantages of using the Universal version?
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  6. Joined : Sep 2014
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       28 Mar 2015 #56

    I'm not sure where this discussion is going, but it seems strange to me that people are arguing about the "advantages" of the Metro UI, whereas I only see restrictions. Please, enlighten me if I'm wrong, but it seems that

    1. with Metro apps I cannot choose a window size and position as freely as in the usual interface. If that's true, then I don't see what's so good about it.

    2. replacing menus with big tile-like buttons makes sense on a phone or tablet, but a desktop is neither. Why should a desktop look like a phone is not clear to me.

    3. there is a difference between an OS and a GUI. Why not make Windows skinnable, so that anyone who cares can make it look whatever pleases them?
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  7. Joined : Feb 2015
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       28 Mar 2015 #57

    with Metro apps I cannot choose a window size and position as freely as in the usual interface. If that's true, then I don't see what's so good about it.
    That is the one big advantage of 10 over 8.1--you can, even a specific desktop if you so wish.
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  8. Joined : Sep 2014
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       28 Mar 2015 #58

    Cliff S said: View Post
    That is the one big advantage of 10 over 8.1--you can, even a specific desktop if you so wish.
    Then what's the difference between these apps and normal windows? Say on the example of the two versions of Office 2016: why bother with two versions on the same desktop?
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  9. Joined : Feb 2015
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       28 Mar 2015 #59

    One is just an interface to the internet(modern app) like OneNote, and the other is "installed" and can be used offline like OneNote 2013.
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  10. Joined : Feb 2015
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       28 Mar 2015 #60

    A little more info you can find at 7tutorials and How-to-Geek.
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