Same. You can use the Windows 8 interface only with a mouse or a touchpad, you got no chance with using it via keyboard. Gnome Shell/Gnome3 on the other hand can be used by keyboard, by mouse or by a combination of both of them. It's superior to most interfaces out there by a large margin.
EHHH... Seriously, for me it works EXACTLY the same as Gnome 3 :
- 1. Press windows key
- 2. Type first letters of the software you wanna launch
- 3. Press enter or move up - down using keys if it's not the first result
Same. You can use the Windows 8 interface only with a mouse or a touchpad, you got no chance with using it via keyboard.
Lol you serious? Ive found they keyboard to always be needed to do things quickly on Windows or Linux, and Windows 8/8.1 are no exception. The keyboard makes accessing the newer features (ie charms bar) a fair bit faster using Start-C than using your mouse.
The (OS specific) shortcuts I use a whole heap is when searching, Start-Q to search (Or Start then type) and Start-W for settings search, and Start-F for file search. Alot nicer than just having once search, but a huge pain to use with a mouse (Requires you to stop typing, use the mouse to switch categories, and perhaps continue typing) and ok with touch.
To say you can't use it with a keyboard is IMO ridiculous, and brings me to question your experience using a Windows OS (most shortcuts have been with windows for a while, I can recall about 6 or 7 new ones for Win 8/8.1, and NONE that have been removed)
What does gputest actually do and another question.
So, what does gputest do, and how does it do it? With the radeon drivers it's normal to see it getting trounced by the catalyst drivers yet when it comes to actual games the results are far closer. Similarly, windows seems to be consistently ahead by a great margin with the various gputests but the gaming results are, again, much closer.
What's going on with the gtx680? Linux is consistently performing a good deal better on that card than w8.1.
Nothing. I have used both (Windows 8.1 and Windows 8... I need to support people using it). Especially Windows 8.1 introduced some problems again. The new scope-like search is kinda interesting in Windows 8.1, but I think it is more fitting on a tablet. Ubuntu has done a better job (when just watching the interface).
Ubuntu with Unity is pretty good but unfortunately still has some issues (multiple instances of the same application for example). Unity looks good. Windows 8.1 looks pretty shitty (due to the fact that it has 2 interfaces welded together), but actually is quite useful when working with it. It looks pretty dual personality but after you use it it actually isn't that bad. I know that I avoided Windows 8 for a year based on reviews and on what users wrote on the internet but I have installed Windows 8.1 and it isn't that bad. The only obvious design flaw that I can point out is that when entering Metro to use it as a start menu I sometimes forget what I was searching for because of the whole change of the desktop. It's like moving to another room and forgetting why you went there.
But most of the time I just stay on the classic desktop and the other improvements to the OS make it a worthwhile upgrade.