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Windows 8 - What do you think?

View Poll Results: What do you think of Windows 8

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  • Love it

    40 34.48%
  • It's good except for the Metro start menu thing

    44 37.93%
  • It sucks

    22 18.97%
  • Other (post and let us know)

    10 8.62%
  1. #121


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by Ditzzo View Post
    mikdl, can you explain how you got your desktop to look like that (background etc...) maybe if iI could customize it (highly) I might like it better. Thanks in advance.Ditzzo
    Hi, Dittzo!

    See =Appearance Personalize.

    (Dunno why the link came through that way but it should work - it's an Eight Forums link afterall)

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  2. #122


    If you had asked a few days ago I would have said not so much. As I continue to use it the more I like it. Finally figured out how to add tiles. At first I thought the 2 IE's where odd, now I'm liking the one in Metro. I like the look of Facebook with black border, it's working fine now.
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  3. #123


    People need to see past the Metro UI, and focus on the under the hood changes...its faster then win 7 all the way around and to think that Microsoft wouldn't make the Metro UI optional in the final build is just ludacris.
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  4. #124


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Wow, I like the built-in spell checker in the OS.
    That thing sucks. Because of the fact that I specified a German keyboard, I automatically got a German spell checker and all my postings are underlined in red.

    Else, 8 is nice to play with, but in it's current state I would not use it for any work. Maybe the come up with the WOW effect in the Beta.
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  5. #125


    The metro will evolve and develop. It is a great start because Microsoft is embracing hand held devices and most people will want the feel of similarity between both type of machines going forward. I personally disable it but I am confident Microsoft will allow users to choose which interface to use rather then forcing the metro but I can understand why. People need to use it and try it for them selves rather than dismiss it. I'll wait until I get a tablet screen before I try it.
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  6. #126


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    THIS is going to be an EVEN harder sell for Microsoft than it was when Windows 95(a) was introduced.
    I already have given people headaches over the new tile interface. Plus alot of my older people that I
    provide support for HATES the new Metro interface, and keep asking me WHY their start menu button doesn't
    show them the programs, like the previous versions of Windows have. My over 65 crowd is screaming
    unfair! They want their Windows solitaire BACK! *LOL* So far from the poll I have taken (200 people)
    ONLY 2.73% will update when Windows 8 is released to the general public. I've been testing for HP on
    various builds of the PCs, and laptops. And it has been the BEST Windows O/S so far, for straight updating.
    without any real problems whereas for particular components hadn't worked with Windows 7 Betas, and RTM.
    Windows 8 DP works out of the box for their specific hardware components (notability HP Buttons) on their DV series laptops. Personality this I think will be OUR easiest to do update since Windows 95 to Windows 98 without ANY real problems.
    NOTE: I had only 2 real problems with the upgrade. First: Even though Microsoft says as long as the processor speed
    is enough I could NOT upgrade a Medion brand PC from Windows XP, and secondly (This one has Norton up in arms). It
    completely removes Norton 360, and WANTS you to use the list of candidates for security. (MS Partners) Single license
    holders will NEED to either purchase a extended license or select off the list of candidates that during setup shows you for PC
    protection. This issue is currently being looked into by Norton.
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  7. #127



    Am I int the right place?
    Helsinki
    Posts : 340
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview


    Mike Lonewolf, welcome to the Windows Eight Forums

    1) in the final version MetroUI can be turned on or off (we also have a tutorial of it here
    2) all of the games will work in W8 (you can install them)
    3) Anti virus software are currently NOT going to update to the WDP version. and also there are lot's of problems with them
    4) The first thing: Have you even tried Windows 8 DP yet? or just tested once, and say that it is full load of c...
    5) Source?

    I don't mean to be rude, or aggressive about your comment, but it's strange, because W8 seems to be better than W7, and also, you have registered to W8 forum just to say this.
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  8. #128


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Quote Originally Posted by Kynix View Post
    Mike Lonewolf, welcome to the Windows Eight Forums

    1) in the final version MetroUI can be turned on or off (we also have a tutorial of it here
    2) all of the games will work in W8 (you can install them)
    3) Anti virus software are currently NOT going to update to the WDP version. and also there are lot's of problems with them
    4) The first thing: Have you even tried Windows 8 DP yet? or just tested once, and say that it is full load of c...
    5) Source?

    I don't mean to be rude, or aggressive about your comment, but it's strange, because W8 seems to be better than W7, and also, you have registered to W8 forum just to say this.
    1) Right, I am aware of that.
    2) From my sources at MSN, Windows Solitaire will NOT be in the retail version.
    3) Actually at this stage, and testing has been done to verify this thru Maximum PC Magazine. BUT there are a few
    out of the box Anti-Virus programs THAT do play NICE with Windows 8 DP (Norton 360 heading that list).
    4) I am currently running it on a HP Pavilion DV9000 series laptop, a HP Pavilion 5000 PC, a Dell Latitude C640 laptop, and a Gateway 920 Tower.
    5) Yes, I have the version with source included.

    NOW don't get me wrong, no disrespect meant. I am loving this version or Windows 8, and WILL be one of the first adopters of the final retail version when released to the general public. I hadn't registered to ONLY say what I had, but to also get feedback from others, and see what problems they have ran into. I believe getting myself ready early so that *I* know what to look for when the calls start coming in from consumers begging for support help with it. If you are a support personnel THEN you KNOW, not only will we need to support our companies product, BUT our customers WILL also be asking us for help with Windows 8.
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  9. #129


    Posts : 162
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by pointvicente View Post
    The metro will evolve and develop. I'll wait until I get a tablet screen before I try it.
    Who cares if the Metro-style interface evolves? It is a stupid concept for the desktop. When one adopts a policy of touch-first, then, because one has to keep all elements large enough to be "touched", the whole idea of a rich desktop gets hosed. If one starts carrying this forward to applications, one would have Excel spreadsheets that would need a 30-inch monitor for what used to fit in a 17-inch one! This is a lousy, lousy idea. Microsoft ought to have developed a different, scaled-down OS for tablets and a rich, capable one for the desktop. Forcing an OS to serve adequately both of these very different environments is simply crazy and it is going to be a major flop.
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  10. #130


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    As mentioned, you can just turn it off.

    It seems like they are trying to build an OS for everyone, which is a monumental task to say the least.
    Building an OS that runs on tablets is a good move for MS, since I don't have a tablet, I'm concerned about a few aspects of this decision, but will reserve my judgment until we see more of the OS.

    We'll all know more when the beta comes out.
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