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Windows 8 is too expensive.

  1. #11


    Never been to Heaven......
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    Personally I had no problem paying $39.99 for the ugrade and free Media Center. It was cheaper than the $119.00 plus tax I payed for the W7 upgrade retail disc.

    Geeve

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  2. #12


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Actually I agree that the OS should be basically free. Full retail at $25 at most, $15 would be good.

    MS is setting themselves up to make a MINT on selling apps and getting ad $$$ through the free apps use of the windows advertising API.

    Windows should be priced like most magazines are. Magazine subs are so cheap they barely pay for the postage and printing. Why? Because the ads are what really make the magazine money and they want that vehicle in your lap as cheap as possible. Windows 8 is turning windows into that same sort of vehicle...
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  3. #13


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    hi guys,

    well i think those not liking Windows 8 are the Windows XP guys.....who finally accepted Windows 7.

    Here at home we have 4 computers and i bought 4 licenses. Now it is very simple i like Windows 8, will never go back to Windows 7 AND Always want the next technology. Hardware or Software;

    So everybody is on Windows 8 now AND nobody complains.

    I use the Metro (Yeah i know, Metro word is no longer valid), more and more......because i can work faster that way.

    Am not interested in the taskbar or old start menu any more. In fact when i have to use the Notebook from my daughter (here it still is Windows 7, bedause this machine is not in my house), it bothers me a lot AND I MEAN A LOT that i have to use Windows 7.

    So i strongly believe that the Windows 8 haters (maybe this is a bign word) are in fact Windows XP lovers.

    I understand that, but i am not one of those guys.

    jeff
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    hi guys,

    well i think those not liking Windows 8 are the Windows XP guys.....who finally accepted Windows 7.

    Here at home we have 4 computers and i bought 4 licenses. Now it is very simple i like Windows 8, will never go back to Windows 7 AND Always want the next technology. Hardware or Software;

    So everybody is on Windows 8 now AND nobody complains.

    I use the Metro (Yeah i know, Metro word is no longer valid), more and more......because i can work faster that way.

    Am not interested in the taskbar or old start menu any more. In fact when i have to use the Notebook from my daughter (here it still is Windows 7, bedause this machine is not in my house), it bothers me a lot AND I MEAN A LOT that i have to use Windows 7.

    So i strongly believe that the Windows 8 haters (maybe this is a bign word) are in fact Windows XP lovers.

    I understand that, but i am not one of those guys.

    jeff
    I'm curious... just what is it that you do that Metro allows you to get it done at all, much less faster?

    I don't think Windows 8 "haters" (and indeed, that is a rather unuseful term) are XP "lovers". You are simply someone who seems to "love" the latest shiny thing for the sake of it, which is fine, too - it moves things along. But please lay off the psychoanalyzing about why people not might feel the way you do. Which is most people.
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  5. #15


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    Windows 7/8


    Well I am a Windows 7 lover and a Windows 8 "hater" if you want to put it that way.

    I think it might me more accurate to say that all Windows 8 haters are Windows lovers actually... Lovers of ANY version of Windows because Windows 8 is almost not Windows at all. Hell I loved Vista! And 95 and XP in their times. Windows 8 is the first windows I've ever truly NOT liked out of the gate.
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  6. #16


    Windows 8 is not too expensive, £25 seems very reasonable for an upgrade version.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 79
    Win8.1 Pro 64bit


    Most of the hate is just from people who want their opinion validated. This type of arguing can be seen in way too many areas of our society now. I've only seen a few reasonable critiques that to me can foster some change to make it better. Like one person had a huge problem with Photoshop suite and the complete lack of a tree/folder type organization so the program when installed put all the app tiles everywhere making the metro start page a complete mess and difficult to get any work done. For this type of work is where I see win8 seriously falls short. But the type of work I do I don't access the start menu all that often so I can use win8 or win7 to get my work done. That's one gripe I have when some make blanket statements about productivity in win8. It will hinder some, but not all.
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  8. #18


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    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    Sgage,

    all i say/said in thsi thread i already said before, but the Windows 8 bashers do just the same and i do not complain about it either.

    in the new start menu i only have to click ONCE to open a folder. In the taskbar i need at least 3 clicks to open the same folder.

    True some can be opened in 2 clicks but File Explorer only allows a certain amount of attached folders.

    And yes i have to search less to find what i want to find.

    All apps open with one click on the IntelliMouse (the center button).

    Windows 8 IS faster then WIndows 7, although it may not show on every computer.

    Switching between the new start menu and the taskbar (by yourself or Windows) gives you the impression that a dimension is added.

    For me i no longer feel restricted working with Wndows 8, which i have with Windows 7.

    Is Windows 8 perfect or without bugs, no, but neither is Windows 7 or XP.

    Here is another exemple.

    Right now i use Office 2010, will have 2013 in a few months (i guess). But Office 2010 has bugs in it, certainly things that bother me.

    So nice could say why bring out new software when the existing software has flaws in it.

    How come that MS is not able to make the software more perfect.

    How long will i use Windows 8......until Windows 9 arrived, unless Windows 9 is going to look like Windows 7 or XP

    Jeff
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  9. #19


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    no point in feeding the troll guys... trolls be trolling... that's one of the tenents of the Internet.

    anyone that says Windows 8 is more expensive than any other Windows has never actually bought Windows before.
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  10. #20


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


    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    Sgage,

    all i say/said in thsi thread i already said before, but the Windows 8 bashers do just the same and i do not complain about it either.

    in the new start menu i only have to click ONCE to open a folder. In the taskbar i need at least 3 clicks to open the same folder.

    True some can be opened in 2 clicks but File Explorer only allows a certain amount of attached folders.

    And yes i have to search less to find what i want to find.

    All apps open with one click on the IntelliMouse (the center button).
    When you say 'folder', I'm assuming that you mean opening a program or a file. I can do that with the desktop (Win 7 or Win 8) already. Anything that I use on a regular/constant basis, I have a shortcut in the desktop taskbar, one click and it's open. I also have files that I use regularly placed as a shortcut on the desktop, so a simple double-click opens them.

    In the Windows 8 Modern interface, you do only have to click once to open something, but then it takes over the entire screen and won't allow you easy switching between other programs/files and, depending on what you open, Win 8 will often take you to the desktop anyway. So when I use Windows 8, I do everything from the desktop by default; it's much easier.
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