Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Five reasons windows 8 has succeeded

  1. #11


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by smurfercom View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Preacher View Post
    More a list of killer features that are a big improvement over windows 7. I loved windows 7 and hats the idea of win8 and struggled with it to begin with but it's better in many ways..

    1. Super fast boot. My PC starts up in about 12 seconds and the sleep mode is instant to resume. Very handy!
    I think this is a myth, my new Inspiron does boot to DT fast but it's still loading drivers/devices etc.. So you still have to wait for it to completely boot before you can start working on something.

    Quote Originally Posted by Preacher View Post
    4. Better driver support. I didn't need to install any hardware drivers at all for my custom built PC. Compare that to Win7 fatally crashing because I installed graphics drivers before a windows update..
    I don't know about driver support my SanDisk Clip zip can't be seen on W8 via USB, I can't pair my Windows phone 8 to W8 via bluetooth. There is one thing W8 does very well and that's video playback with HD content, better codecs built into this OS imo.

    5. It's faster and less resource hungry, it makes a difference even to powerful pc's
    I totally agree with you on this one, and each day using W8 without ever seen Metro is just a plus on a non touch screen PC.[/QUOTE]
    No myth with Hybrid Boot, usually takes around 12-15 seconds on most PCs from the vista years. Boots up and already to go.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #12


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Windows RT is the most powerful platform available for the ARM processor, hands down.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Yes, it has succeeded in being a flop.
    No, Me is a flop, not 8.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #14


    Things I like about 8

    • Fast boots
    • Ability to mount ISO files
    • Built in Hyper-V (although I still use VMWare for a variety of reasons)
    • App History feature of task manager
    • Right click power users menu
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #15


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Quote Originally Posted by MrShowdown View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Yes, it has succeeded in being a flop.
    No, Me is a flop, not 8.
    The sales show it is a flop.

    How can you possibly think otherwise.

    You might like it personally - and that is fine.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #16


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MrShowdown View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Yes, it has succeeded in being a flop.
    No, Me is a flop, not 8.
    The sales show it is a flop.

    How can you possibly think otherwise.

    You might like it personally - and that is fine.
    vista's is/was a flop.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Related Threads
At present i am using windows 7.really nice os. Now someone told me that windows 8.1 is much faster than 7.So should I buy windows 8?and is there any way to get start menu like in Windows 7.
Five reasons Windows 8.1 is a winner | Computerworld Blogs
At least Ed Bott is optimistic for the desktop, Ed Bott is a well respected journalist and he seems to be optimistic that the desktop is not going to disappear. That, at least, is comforting. Read more at source: Five reasons why the Windows desktop isn't going away | ZDNet
see full report
Five reasons why Windows 8 has failed | ZDNet
7 Reasons Windows 8 RT was DOA
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook