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What I like about Windows 8

  1. #1


    United States
    Posts : 650
    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS

    What I like about Windows 8


    The new look

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    I enjoy the new look, unlike many of my close friends. It is clean, elegent, and faster than the cheesy aero interface. I enjoyed 7's look better than the CP and RP for a while, and ever since the Developer Preview I have grown to enjoy the new squared idea. When aero was removed, I loved the new look. Maybe it is just me, but I like this OS a lot.

    Mounting VHD and ISO files

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    I have had a broken CD reader for a while now, and creating ISO images have become mandatory to installing a new copy of Windows or other OS. VHD's for VMware or (now) Hyper-V's virtual machines can be easily edited and safer to dual boot with.

    WordPad

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    WordPad has been included once again with Windows offering a Word-like interface unlike some older editions of Windows.

    File Association

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    All file types are set to "Select a file association" by default. Easier for me, but comment if you have any more?


    More?
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  2. #2


    Australia
    Posts : 8
    Windows 8 Pro


    I like the new Task Manager.
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  3. #3


    United States
    Posts : 650
    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS


    Quote Originally Posted by Panoid View Post
    I like the new Task Manager.
    Quicker, and easier. Almost a CCleaner in Windows.
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  4. #4


    Toronto
    Posts : 20
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    I like the new task manager too, although I still really like Process Hacker (which works great with W8).

    I really like the W-x shortcut, and find that very handy. Very easy and fast to switch between Start screen and Desktop.

    I like the fact that the tablet UI is accessible to me, which will definitely be handy when using any type of touch screen.
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    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Start Screen.
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  6. #6


    India
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux Mint 14


    When you use Windows 8, you feel ......... light. It just FEELS so light. And I love that feeling. Windows 7 feels heavy.
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  7. #7


    Australia
    Posts : 45
    Windows Eight


    Having installed it today, I have only just gotten home to enjoy and explore Windows 8. I must say I am quite happy the way it runs so smooth and the Metro theme is. The new Start screen is fantastic! Looks so nice on a 1920x1088 HD monitor!
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  8. #8


    Kansas
    Posts : 53
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    I agree it's refreshing. It even makes OSX look ancient. I'm so tired of looking at icons for the last 20 years.
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