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Old Mar 7, 2013, 09:18 AM   #26
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I see your point. But a couple of things... 1st, you can see that as "a problem" or as an upgrade slash feature addition just based on how you decide to look at things. For mouse and KB users it's hot roll-over corners. Faster information consumption, faster system state overview, less clicks, less effort, etc. And 2nd I think this is a good indication of the kinds of transitions which will be forced on us over the remainder of the decade. Not dissimilar to Apple's own Magic TrackPad and all the buzz about surface computing from the likes of MS and Corning Glass, I think it serves as an excellent indication of the kind of future we will be led into. The only question is if we will go willingly, kicking and screaming, or dismantle and destroy the whole thing. I personally vote for the later as resistance is futile and all our bases belonged to them!


BTW, I wonder if you're old enough to recall that the exact same arguments you bring up here were also made when we were led into a windows environment from the blinking DOS prompt?

Resolutions:
http://www.oostdam.info/index.php/se...able-metro-gui
http://gizmodo.com/5972918/six-hidde...t-live-without

Additional Musings:
http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/artic...out_the_finder
http://mac.appstorm.net/roundups/uti...e-os-x-finder/
http://superuser.com/questions/89619...n-snow-leopard
http://arstechnica.com/business/2011...irtualization/
http://www.infoq.com/news/2011/10/GUI-Less-Windows
Less clicks? I don't know…
Sure I might be the way things are heading right now but it doesn't mean it will be something that sticks. But we'll see. I doubt Apple will go down the ”2 in one” path for OS X, though. Launchpad might be an indication of the opposite, but personally I don't see any point in using it so it's a good thing it's an option, whereas the ”touch-GUI parts” of Windows 8 feels more forced upon you.

But we'll see how things evolve.

I understand people can be skeptical to change and be wrong (switch from DOS prompt to Windows), but you must agree change in itself isn't necessarily a good thing. Just because this way of mixing two GUIs is a new approach it doesn't need to be a positive change. But like I said, we'll see…

As it is now I like working in OS X even more since I did the upgrade to Windows 8 (among other things missing the drop shadows for the Windows, where did that go?).
Yup, I agree with that.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 04:39 PM   #27
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... and if it's better for work than 7 (i work with 3d).

Actually, it "happens to work" for Win 8. Supposedly there are some improvements coming with 10.8.3 where Apple is actually going to put it into the supported configurations for BootCamp (along with dealing with the 3TB Fusion set ups which don't push Windows into the zone where the BIOS layer can't see it).

Whatever improvements come in Bootcamp associated with 10.9 may make a difference. At some point Apple has to go a BootCamp that can boot Windows via EFI so can leave behind legacy BIOS limitations (like 3+ TB drives ).
OS X Mountain Lion Update v10.8.3: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1641
I was wondering if with that update (new bootcamp drivers) and windows 8, my ssd would run at full speed.

I mean, is this http://forums.macrumors.com/showthre...&highlight=ssd still needed?

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Old May 25, 2013, 06:47 AM   #28
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I have W8 running 99% flawlessly on a separate SSD drive in both Bootcamp and VMWare Fusion 5. Only one issue, the Apple volume level display doesn't show up when the keys are pressed (though they still work).
How did you get Bootcamp 5 to work? I have Win 8 x64 running flawlessly on my bootcamp partition on macbook pro 2008 (which is officially not supported), I just upgraded it from within Win 7 install, but Bootcamp 5 won't install (don;t care too much actually, I access my HFS+ partition via MacDrive 9), but the kicker is that the audio drivers aren't working. At all. Even though Windows confirms they are and are up to date. I still have all the Win 7 x64 (previous install) system files on the HDD, so the working ones will be in there, right? Any idea exactky where and what I'm looking for and how to override the current useless drivers? Bootcamp 5 working would be great but not really that important.

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How did you get Bootcamp 5 to work? I have Win 8 x64 running flawlessly on my bootcamp partition on macbook pro 2008 (which is officially not supported), I just upgraded it from within Win 7 install, but Bootcamp 5 won't install (don;t care too much actually, I access my HFS+ partition via MacDrive 9), but the kicker is that the audio drivers aren't working. At all. Even though Windows confirms they are and are up to date. I still have all the Win 7 x64 (previous install) system files on the HDD, so the working ones will be in there, right? Any idea exactky where and what I'm looking for and how to override the current useless drivers? Bootcamp 5 working would be great but not really that important.

Thanks
Ok I got inside BootCamp 5 and installed Realtek HD Audio manually (even though that isn't my soundcard), this works. I installed all Apple Bootcamp drivers manually, seemingly successfully, but on reboot almost none work (Apple keyboard, Screen light-sensor, etc). Any ideas? Bootcamp 5 as a whole still won't install on a machine as old as mine
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