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  1. #11


    Ray

    exactly what i stated for a tablet and phone not for a desktop

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  2. #12


    I dread the day I have to start rolling out Windows 8 to my 500+ users. With that said, I am using 8 at home and am very happy.
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  3. #13


    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 653
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Well so far I'm getting on fine with the new OS, yes it's different but it's a completely new OS and if I'd wanted to use a computer that looked like Windows 7 I'd use Windows 7, well I still do actually but that's on my desktop machine. I'm using Win8 on a new Notebook, it's not touch screen but as well as learning a new OS I've having to learn how to use a laptops touchpad. I'm getting on with both fine and have got my own picture when the machine first boots up plus have the Start screen showing my colours and patterns and the apps I use the most at present.

    Yes there are things that still confuse me but there are other things so much quicker. I know people have installed third party programs to bring back the familiar start button but I haven't it's a new OS and I'd rather learn how to use it as is before I decide it's not for me.

    So far I'm using it more than my Windows 7 machine even though I still like using that machine and still have things on there I haven't put yet on my lappy.
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  4. #14


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Sorry, but when confronted with a wall of text my beat up, stroke infested brain just says that it is going to be nothing more then a couple more BS examples of my someone hates Win 8. If I; someone who as had a stroke and two mini strokes can figure out how to use windows 8 then those with a clear brain should have no problems.

    The only thing I can add to any of this; is please get over it. Sorry Microsoft didn't call you and ask for your help.
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  5. #15


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Lee, I don't think it is that simple. The problem with Windows 8 is that it is a hybrid. It does not feel natural on the desktop. That's why so many people make all those tweaks to make it look like Windows 7 - but what's the point.

    And on the tablets it is going to have a hard time too. But that for different reasons - Price for the Pro and lack of Apps for the RT. Compare that to a $199 Nexus 7 which works beautifully and has a gezillion apps - some of which are really good.
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  6. #16


    BTW, the more I use Win8, the more I like it! I do have the "crutch" installed (Classic Shell), so I'm not using the Metro side very much, but once a day or so I venture over there and play a bit. I use my PC for work, so I need to remain as productive as possible and Win8 with Classic Shell works for me!
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  7. #17


    DeLand, FL
    Posts : 380
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I have to say, I'm not a novice, and I can use Windows 8 fluently like 7.

    I must be screwing up the curve....
    Actually, Coke, so was I. If it wasn't for the list of annoyances that stacked up on me I might have stayed with it. To people who aren't techies, though, it can be a bit daunting.

    Eight is actually OK. If I bought a new system with it pre-installed I'd probably stick with it. My problems might have been because I updated my existing system. My machine is pretty complex and I don't feel like re-installing everything from scratch unless I have some catastrophic failure or something. There just isn't enough extra functionality in Eight to warrant that kind of effort right now. Maybe I'll try again one of these daze when I have nothing better to do.

    -Max
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  8. #18


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    There just isn't enough extra functionality in Eight to warrant that kind of effort right now.
    Exactly. That is the reason why I stay away from /8 too. And since I will not need a new PC in the near future, I will probably skip /8 (unless they do something fantastic with SP1 or SP2).
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  9. #19


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    There just isn't enough extra functionality in Eight to warrant that kind of effort right now.
    Exactly. That is the reason why I stay away from /8 too. And since I will not need a new PC in the near future, I will probably skip /8 (unless they do something fantastic with SP1 or SP2).
    No SP. MS has indicated it will not be doing SPs, instead they will do like Apple and issue updates that will be geared toward changes in the OS and not just virus or malwear.
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  10. #20


    Webster NY US
    Posts : 325
    Win 7 / Win 8


    Human beings are remarkably adaptable and can become accustomed to anything even if it's painful.
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