Some of the people that oppose Windows 8, I think, really want to be persuaded to use it, or actually dislike a couple features and want to get them changed.
People with a passionate dislike for Windows 8 seem to be surprised and even upset that some members actually like it, IMHO this should not be a surprise at all as this is a Windows 8 forum.
Some just like a spirited debate.
In the end, everyone has the choice which OS they will use, there are a large number of people still using a 10+ year old OS. That is their choice, as it obviously is, and shouldn't be a problem for anyone.
If you come to a Windows 8 forum, expect some members to like it.
i am from canada,for me to be able to pay and download windows 8, it has to be 12:01 am right?
everytime i try the upgrade adviosr it just gives me errors at check out
I haven't found the AM/PM clarification, at the MS event it was said 12:01 local time, previously local time means Redmond time, Pacific Time. So it will depend on your time zone.
I'm hoping they mean AM instead of noon.
Isn't that a function of the GPU ?? With my on-board graphics on the laptop it takes some time. With the super duper graphics card on my desktop it is instant.In 7, it would take about 30 seconds or so to get a whole screen or two of thumbnails generated. In 8, it's like cut in half
Don't get me wrong, I do have 8 installed (I've got a dual boot machine). I do like that it's faster than 7 in transferring files and other basic OS things (and no, UI theme is not a basic OS thing in my humble opinion). But, do I really need it? No. Have I ever used a Metro app? No. I have not heard of any Metro app that would be useful for work and that would do something that no Desktop program does.
By this I mean that I have not found any one feature in 8 that does not exist in 7 already. Therefore I find no need to switch over. I do turn 8 on if I need to transfer lots of files. Of course, one could say that same about XP. From a strictly user perception, as long as you have all hardware drivers in order, XP is not much different. However, newer hardware might be hard to support and newer software might not support XP either. That's basically the reason to use 7. For 8 there is no such reason - 7 is still young and universally supported.
In other words - how you run your computer is determined by your particular needs (work, games, whatever). That determines the software that you run (basically, if you need Final Cut Pro - you run a Mac, if you need Origin and Lab Talk, you run Windows, etc). Next comes your taste and eye candy. After that - does it really matter what OS do you have? Thus it's not clear to me what's the point of releasing a new OS every 3 years.
Aside from the obvious live tile apps updates, if you don't use these, the thing I can't understand is why people who run W8 in it's native state, and use both 'Metro' and desktop, would prefer that over a system where you can have it all on desktop, with no need to constantly navigate backwards and forwards between Metro and desktop.
This is how I use desktop in W8, using Ex7ForW8 hacked Orb start menu, which basically imports the W7 start menu on installation by taking files from the W7 installation disk.
- For frequently used items, desktop shortcuts replace Metro tiles in a much more condensed space without needing to minimize everything. These can include email, browser, weather, news, skype, facebook, etc.
- And there's room to pin stuff to bottom task bar if really needed. I don't pin because I often have multiple windows open and the bottom task bar gets over crowded.
- For less frequently used items I have 6 or 7 items in the jump start menu.
- Seldom used items are in 'All programs', neatly arranged in alphabetical order; and out of sight yet easily accessible when needed. Even when the desktop is completely covered with open windows and all shortcuts invisible. Also use Desktop toolbar in that scenario.
- I can send shortcuts to the desktop from various items in 'All programs'.
- I can also include shortcuts to optical drives, eSATA drives, external USB drives, XP Virual, etc.
Putting aside the question of personal preferences, from the point of view of pure logistics, it's all there in one desktop. So why use two windows?
Last edited by Mustang; 30 Oct 2012 at 01:33.
Yes, I need it. I can't go back to Windows 7 because it's too slow. Windows 8 is lightning fast by comparison.