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How's everyones Windows 8 experience going?

  1. #91


    At first I didn't like, but it grew on me enough that I purchased an upgrade for my gaming PC. What I like.

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  2. #92


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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelGirlAnnie View Post
    I like it.
    Chrome doesn't work well with Windows 8, but Firefox does.
    Metro is sweet.
    I do think that everything should be Metro or everything should be Aero. Right now it feels like having two OSes in one.

    windows 8 is what we call a transitional o/s they give us bits of the old versions were used to before dropping it all together in windows 9 and sending the forums into a stir crazed madness of teeth attacking them for ditching their beloved desktop.

    so how it feels to you is exactly what it actually is

    in all honesty while i'm not overly fond of some elements i'm actually looking forward to a version where they just ditch the old stuff and move on.
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  3. #93


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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    I guess, if I was using a touch screen tablet, or a Surface, I would be "wowed" by Win8 -- but I'm not.
    Not necessarily.

    Firstly, many 'apps', take you to a result where you're ging to have to interract with a keyboard/mouse, a finger isn't going to be accurate enough (for most), or the touch screen keyboard will be too too awkward.

    Secondly, many of the apps take you directly to the traditional 'desktop', so you're going to subsequently have to interract with a keyboard/mouse as, again, a finger isn't going to be accurate enough (for most), or the touch screen keyboard will be too awkward.

    I haven't found touch to be anything 'wow' inducing to date. I also hate the fact that the screen, after a very short while, starts to look like my dog has been licking it, with all the finger marks over the screen. You end up constantly cleaning it.
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  4. #94


    windows 8 is what we call a transitional o/s
    that makes a lot of sense. Coming from the server side it's prob equivalent to going from 2008 to R2.
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  5. #95


    Right now I'm thinking....Windows Vist8. Or maybe windows 8sta. Only because this reminds me of my first esperiences with Vista.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mindaugas View Post
    windows 8 is what we call a transitional o/s
    that makes a lot of sense. Coming from the server side it's prob equivalent to going from 2008 to R2.

    sadly i'm not that familiar with server 2008 to R2.

    windows 8 is like a warning of things to come for software developers giving them a chance to shift with the industry.
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  7. #97


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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    If Microsoft ditch the desktop completely and Modern doesn't change to suit, then Apple/Linux will be rubbing their hands with glee.
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  8. #98


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    If Microsoft ditch the desktop completely and Modern doesn't change to suit, then Apple/Linux will be rubbing their hands with glee.
    Windows 8 has just already nearly surpassed Linux marketshare in the first month.
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    Everything surpasses Linux at the moment, and probably will into the foreseeable future. Interesting sideline, however, that Ubuntu appears to have been overtaken by Mint, because of Ubuntu's decision to run with the Unity interface, which the vast majority hate with a passion. Mint provides a traditional interface and users don't have to do mods like with Ubuntu to get back the Gnome interface (aka Windows 8 and the desktop start button).

    What I'm talking about is that if there was no desktop whatsoever and people had to use just the Modern interface, it would come to a grinding halt, as far as the corporate sector and many other users are concerned. There are a vast number of people who need the ability to do things on multiple screens, with multiple programs running concurrently and visible next to each other. All the Modern interface offers is one app at a time on one screen. I certainly couldn't find a way to open two or more apps at a time and have them visible on different screens, or the one screen.

    And why would the Modern interface work in any other way, now or in the future? The interface experience is designed to be the same whether you're using a mobile phone, tablet, PC, TV, kiosk or whatever. If that's what one has to look forward to in Windows 8, I think a lot of people will start to consider their options, once Windows 7 is no longer supported. And that's leaving aside how third party programs are supposed to work on a one screen, unchangeable, interface.
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  10. #100


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    Quote Originally Posted by LovingWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    If Microsoft ditch the desktop completely and Modern doesn't change to suit, then Apple/Linux will be rubbing their hands with glee.
    Windows 8 has just already nearly surpassed Linux marketshare in the first month.
    Pretty easily done when MS has a sweet deal with laptop and PC manufacturers to encourage its preload on many systems going out the door. But that's a discussion for different thread.
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