i did not know that about win 7. i withdraw my statement.
I like Windows 8, but it takes some getting used to. I am in the process of moving my necessary programs over to it from Windows 7.
i like windows 8 as well. i also like the stat menu, it lets me have everything i need right there without having to go though a stupid list or files and folders. and my desktop stays clean.
In it's current form, the question is too broad. It's not really about 'liking' Windows 8 as a whole, it's about liking/needing certain aspects of it. Windows 8 has a lot of new and updated features, which I'm sure the majority will favour, it also has features that some, including myself, simply cannot rationalise, in a conventional desktop setting. I am, of course, referring to Metro.
Exactly.It's not really about 'liking' Windows 8 as a whole, it's about liking/needing certain aspects of it.
There's people who seem to like the new startmenu while others see no use for it.
So, to my mind, the question ought to be: What do you like about it and what don't you like about it?
For example, here's what I like about it so far:
- The bootmenu is kinda cute and it's mouse driven.
- Boot time must be a record since MS DOS.
- Shutdown is mighty fast as well.
- It at least feels faster than W7 (is it really?)
- Other than that...
BTW: One of the first things I did once all the HW was up to date was to download the free MS Security Essentials followed by Live Mail (part of the Windows Live suit of applets).
I am not happy with Windows 8. When Windows 7 beta came out I ran it and had zero problems with it. The same can't be said for Windows 8 beta. I would like to see Microsoft release a program that will remove the Windows 8 consumer preview and restore Windows 7. Before you jump in and tell me I should have set it up dual boot to try. I said I had zero problems with the 7 beta so that made me think 8 should be alright....
I like it, but then I didn;t have Vista or Win7 to compare it to. I am a hard-core XP user and have been for a decade. Until I was practically given this corrupt machine I'm on now, you couldn't have pried XP out of my hands.
Metro is definitely different, and I'm not really sure I need that on a desktop or laptop. I would probably find it most useful on a phone or tablet.
It's fast, both starting and shutting down and has a few new features I'm not used to yet, but can adapt to. The longer I'm using this the less I find myself using the Metro desktop. I thought it was pretty novel at first, but with it's limited funtionality and apps at the present time, I find that I'm not using it as much as I was a week ago.
Other than a glitch with iTunes that I'm sure will be worked out by the release date, it runs as good or better than XP Pro on a similar machine.
I have xp on my 12+ year old desktop and win 7 on my tablet,(hp slate 500). I don't like the looks of metro and my tablet starts up and shuts down fast enough for me.