Do you use the windows 8 store on Windows 8 Desktop?
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:45 AM
Do you use the windows 8 store on your desktop? Or are most of the users of it on the tablets? I ask because a lot of reviews for games and applications I see mention how great it is on their tablet. And I was some what confused by this.
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:00 AM
The store I only went to once in order to see some stuff about games but all I got was xbox this and xbox that.
However I do find the opportunities for selling games there rather appealing I might use it in the near future if possible.
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education"
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:07 PM
I actually started using MS One Note after installing Windows 8 on my laptop (which I got off the store), because it's actually not a bad little note-taking app. But the funny thing is, when I'm programming, I still just open up notepad on the desktop out of habit. Even though using the start-screen is faster.
I think in time, there will be ports to RT which I'll come to use, as there are many apps that are suitable to the RT system. I still don't fully understand the limitations on networking and storage, so even though I think an app like iTunes should be an RT app, I don't know if it can be. That's just probably due to my ignorance of the RT system and it's contracts and facilities.
There are a heap of apps though that could be RT. Nearly anything I put on my 2nd monitor could be RT ... pdf viewers, notepads, browsers, music players, because my first screen is my main workspace where I'll have Visual Studio or Photoshop open and my second screen is for anything I'm referring to, playing in the background or just want in standby mode.
But there is still a lot of kinks to workout, like which window an RT app will open up on. Those settings just aren't in the system yet (as far as I know) and that means more window shuffling and lower quality user experience. Another gripe of mine is that I get thrown back to the start-screen after closing an app instead of being thrown back to the desktop. That places an unnecessary step in my way (minimizing the start-screen). Those are fundamental navigation flaws in the RT-Desktop scenario. And those flaws will slow the uptake of Windows Store apps. I don't know by how much, but people are really fussy, look at the whole start-menu/start-screen debate.
Yes, I will use the store and I will keep an eye on it for sure. If I have the option of buying a casual game for desktop or RT, I would say I'll choose RT for sure.
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:54 AM
I don't use metro at all. It's just a giant pain dealing with multiple apps, most of which run from desktop. It's a giant waste of space on my PC. (If the app is worth it I just download to my android tablet)
but it's so shiny!!
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:24 PM