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Week in Geek: Aero Glass Feature will be Removed from Windows 8

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  • Published 05/20/12

Comments (4)

  1. Hackerpunk1

    I think people from Microsoft are becoming mad day by day……

  2. Fantasm

    I really don’t understand why they want to make Windows as lacklustre as they seem to be doing…
    My main monitor is 40″, and my computer can handle millions of colours on 2 high end graphics cards, 4 screens in total… Now microsoft wants to revert back to the level of EGA or CGA graphics of 20 odd years ago…
    It’s pathetic…
    I like Aero…
    I HATE, really really HATE the cheap looking Metro UI…
    It’s like Microsoft are deliberately making us NOT want to upgrade to Windows 8….
    So far, I see no reason to upgrade… my computer already boots in seconds from an SSD…
    Everything I have runs great…
    I dont see ever getting a touch screen… (even if they made them as big as my current screen, I’d not be able to reach all of it from my chair…)
    And those “charms” and the corner areas in Windows 8, don’t seem to work well with multiple monitors…

    So let’s recap…
    No more Start Button…
    No more beautiful desktop with small icons….
    No more Media Center
    No more Aero…
    Yup… makes me want to upgrade….. NOT….

  3. DaFoo

    So let’s recap…
    “No more Start Button…” The Metro Screen is the Start Button
    “No more beautiful desktop with small icons….” False. The desktop is still there.
    “No more Media Center” False. Media Center will still exist.
    “No more Aero…” True.

    1 for 4. Nice job.

  4. kalki


    You mean that things like “file” “edit” “help” in a program should have separate page ? Start button is there for easy access and whole desktop is for better usage , like i can run rainmeter and have everything there.

    He meant beautiful desktop , ie one that has aero .. Haaa.. cant you even understand that ?

    Overall Microsoft is just right now want to do something out of the box to grab everyone`s attention , they are doing a damn good job about it , only thing is , they are making people realize that why they shouldn’t buy windows 8.


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