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I'm really curious about the software side of things too. I went back and forth with a few 'media center' software, but I still find that at the end of the day, I still end up going back to MPH-HC just like I would on a desktop. Media center software usually doesn't let me change subs or languages as easily, or have lots of overhead with their fancy indexing and trying to
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2013 on The 2013 HTPC Build at Coding Horror
@Chris Doherty That's not entirely through. Several settings are only available through the Metro UI (changing profile pictures for one) and become inaccessible when the UI is forced into classic mode using the registry. Others, like changing wifi connected networks, bring up a horrible abomination of a Metro-eqsue look that takes up the entire corner (full vertical length) even on the classical destop. It's as if Microsoft was undecided where they wanted to go and just gave up halfway. You know what Windows 8 really is? Microsoft Bob 2.0. Microsoft hasn't been successful in their tablet business because they brought what was essentially a desktop OS on to a tablet system, and now they're trying to do the reverse, and for what? To kill their desktop business? After trying both the publicly available Windows 8 beta, the next thing I did was to get a hackintosh up and running, to prepare for the inevitable day where I would have to switch to OS X.
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2012 on Betting the Company on Windows 8 at Coding Horror
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