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Author Topic: Microsoft and Windows 8 get two fingers from Stardock  (Read 3434 times)

Carol Haynes

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Microsoft and Windows 8 get two fingers from Stardock
« on: March 06, 2013, 01:54:02 PM »
Brilliant Stardock. First there was Start8 to bring back the start menu to Windows 8 and NOW

<trumpet fanfares loudly>

ModernMix ...

Briliiant name for a brilliant idea to get Windows 8 under complete control!!!

http://www.stardock..../products/modernmix/

Run all the metro apps in windows on the desktop - and start them from the dekstop.

I love the idea of ModernMix - really it should be called RetroMix but an even better name could have been F**KMS

Next question: how long before MS either sues them or offers to buy them out?

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Re: Microsoft and Windows 8 get two fingers from Stardock
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2013, 02:05:57 PM »
I think "Metro-Fixed" might be a better name for it. ;D :Thmbsup:

I am so gonna buy a copy once it's out of beta. 8)

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Re: Microsoft and Windows 8 get two fingers from Stardock
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2013, 02:36:19 PM »
Just downloaded it - the apps scale within their windows (retaining aspect ratio) and you can pin them to the taskbar (if you want to do such a thing).

An extra button is included just inside the app window (next to close) which toggles back full screen - and the button is present in the Metro interface on all apps.

Makes Windows 8 actually useful!

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Re: Microsoft and Windows 8 get two fingers from Stardock
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 06:35:27 PM »
  MS only gets one finger from me......the middle one.....

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Re: Microsoft and Windows 8 get two fingers from Stardock
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2013, 07:36:55 PM »
  MS only gets one finger from me......the middle one.....

I believe that the "Two Fingers" is essentially the European version of the gesture you just described.


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Re: Microsoft and Windows 8 get two fingers from Stardock
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2013, 07:41:03 PM »
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I believe that the "Two Fingers" is essentially the European version of the gesture you just described.

Ah, I have learned something! I wasn't aware of the cultural/demographic differences in how that sentiment is converted into sign-language.

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Re: Microsoft and Windows 8 get two fingers from Stardock
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2013, 08:19:57 PM »
Actually the UK uses both with subtly different meanings  :-[

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Re: Microsoft and Windows 8 get two fingers from Stardock
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2013, 08:49:36 PM »
Reeeaaaallllyyyyyy....

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Re: Microsoft and Windows 8 get two fingers from Stardock
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2013, 12:05:50 AM »
Excellent! Consider it purchased :)

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Re: Microsoft and Windows 8 get two fingers from Stardock
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2013, 12:32:34 AM »
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I believe that the "Two Fingers" is essentially the European version of the gesture you just described.

Ah, I have learned something! I wasn't aware of the cultural/demographic differences in how that sentiment is converted into sign-language.

Yes. You have to be careful if you attempt to display the peace sign; if your hand is facing the wrong way, it would be very insulting.


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Re: Microsoft and Windows 8 get two fingers from Stardock
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2013, 12:38:40 AM »
I hope they sell a gazillion of these (for $5 it seems a no brainer).

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Re: Microsoft and Windows 8 get two fingers from Stardock
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2013, 02:38:16 AM »
Reeeaaaallllyyyyyy....

one is F*** off
the other is up yours

subtly different all right ;D
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Re: Microsoft and Windows 8 get two fingers from Stardock
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2013, 03:19:15 AM »
Reeeaaaallllyyyyyy....

one is F*** off
the other is up yours

Or V for Victory if you base your gestures on Winston Churchill - although I presume V for victory and the more usual meaning were pretty much the same where Hitler was concerned! I wonder if Churchill knew and meant that?

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Re: Microsoft and Windows 8 get two fingers from Stardock
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2013, 05:22:39 PM »
I wonder if Churchill knew and meant that?

That magnificent scoundrel? Count on it! ;D