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I believe Win 8 is going to be another Windows Vista

  1. #81


    Posts : 99
    Windows 8.1 Professional x64


    [QUOTE=Gavin;157107]
    Point 2- The Metro screen does look awful.Your opinion it is the best thing ever, that is fine.I may like it once i get used to it, again, it is first impressions which a lot of people will not get past.Opinions can differ even if we dont like it.
    I never said it was the best thing ever. I simply said that I didn't think it was ugly and that I got used to it. Do I like it more than the standard start menu now? Yeah, I think so. Didn't at first. In fact, before I tried it, I thought it would be a cumbersome mess and I'd switch back to 7 (or Linux Mint) shortly afterwards. Was pleasantly surprised after figuring everything out.

    Point 3- I personally wouldn`t take a class to learn windows 8,and don`t know who suggested it, but to say that people shouldn`t own a computer because they would is arrogant beyond believe.How do you know a class would be a waste of money? If someone took a class and got a lot out of it and unlocked the full potential of it, then it may well be worth it.Again, it is your opinion that classes are a waste of money.Not everyone is computer savvy.Who knows, someone who takes a class may teach you a thing or 2 one day.
    There is plenty of information online. If someone has to take a class for 8 after having used a previous Windows OS for a number of years... well, what can I say? Classes are a waste of money for something like that in that scenario. If they've never used a Windows OS before, then I can see why someone might. As I said before, MS should have included a guide like with XP. Would have made the transition a lot easier.

    point 4- I find it clunky and not user friendly.Again, after a few weeks i may find it is good, but at the moment it doesn`t draw me in.In fact i don`t find it a good experience at all.Also, why spend money to spend more money, or find apps to make it work properly.
    You don't need to spend any money. The OS works well as is. If you want a 3rd party start menu, there are free versions available.

    At any rate, at least you are giving it a shot instead of blindly bashing it. If you still don't like it, then you still don't like it. Classic Shell is free or you can stick with 7. Whatever works best. These forums (including Vista and 7 forums) are great at getting good info. If you or anyone needs help or pointers, I and others here would gladly try to help.

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  2. #82


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Quote Originally Posted by mbratch View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    I just hope all you guys will enjoy Apples products when you've finished burying Microsoft. The way I see it MS has a lot more to worry about than Apple, it's the inability of old Windows users to embrace change that's doing the damage.

    I'll bet Tim Cook comes to these sites everyday and laughs his head off.
    Yeah, we really should have embraced Microsoft Bob when it came out. If it weren't for all those backward, old Windows users, that product would have been a huge success. Stupid customers. I don't know why Microsoft even wastes their innovative genius on them in the first place. Good thing for Apple that they were smart enough not to fall into that trap with their iPhone design. Most of their customers would have rejected it at first, and the negative feedback and press would have impacted their sales. Oh, wait...
    Apple brings out all kinds of rubbish and they're customers don't reject it. IPhone 5 being a shining example, IOS6, iMaps, purple haze, rattles, wifi dropout, nothing stops Apple.

    Microsoft makes the tiniest little change and the world goes crazy, ooh I don't know how to turn my computer off.
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  3. #83


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


    I wouldn't call it a tiny change, even Microsoft is not calling it a tiny change. To them, Windows 8 is a completely new development to spearhead them into the next century, or something like that.
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  4. #84


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mbratch View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    I just hope all you guys will enjoy Apples products when you've finished burying Microsoft. The way I see it MS has a lot more to worry about than Apple, it's the inability of old Windows users to embrace change that's doing the damage.

    I'll bet Tim Cook comes to these sites everyday and laughs his head off.
    Yeah, we really should have embraced Microsoft Bob when it came out. If it weren't for all those backward, old Windows users, that product would have been a huge success. Stupid customers. I don't know why Microsoft even wastes their innovative genius on them in the first place. Good thing for Apple that they were smart enough not to fall into that trap with their iPhone design. Most of their customers would have rejected it at first, and the negative feedback and press would have impacted their sales. Oh, wait...
    Apple brings out all kinds of rubbish and they're customers don't reject it. IPhone 5 being a shining example, IOS6, iMaps, purple haze, rattles, wifi dropout, nothing stops Apple.

    Microsoft makes the tiniest little change and the world goes crazy, ooh I don't know how to turn my computer off.
    But Apple customers are the technology equivalent to fashion.They can release any rubbish and people will buy it , just because it is Apple. All style and no substance.
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  5. #85


    Quote Originally Posted by Gavin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mbratch View Post
    Yeah, we really should have embraced Microsoft Bob when it came out. If it weren't for all those backward, old Windows users, that product would have been a huge success. Stupid customers. I don't know why Microsoft even wastes their innovative genius on them in the first place. Good thing for Apple that they were smart enough not to fall into that trap with their iPhone design. Most of their customers would have rejected it at first, and the negative feedback and press would have impacted their sales. Oh, wait...
    Apple brings out all kinds of rubbish and they're customers don't reject it. IPhone 5 being a shining example, IOS6, iMaps, purple haze, rattles, wifi dropout, nothing stops Apple.

    Microsoft makes the tiniest little change and the world goes crazy, ooh I don't know how to turn my computer off.
    But Apple customers are the technology equivalent to fashion.They can release any rubbish and people will buy it , just because it is Apple. All style and no substance.
    Lol! That about sums up the whole industry in four posts.

    Edit: Not sure Why BillWindow's 1st post is not included as it was intended.
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  6. #86


    Webster NY US
    Posts : 325
    Win 7 / Win 8


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mbratch View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    I just hope all you guys will enjoy Apples products when you've finished burying Microsoft. The way I see it MS has a lot more to worry about than Apple, it's the inability of old Windows users to embrace change that's doing the damage.

    I'll bet Tim Cook comes to these sites everyday and laughs his head off.
    Yeah, we really should have embraced Microsoft Bob when it came out. If it weren't for all those backward, old Windows users, that product would have been a huge success. Stupid customers. I don't know why Microsoft even wastes their innovative genius on them in the first place. Good thing for Apple that they were smart enough not to fall into that trap with their iPhone design. Most of their customers would have rejected it at first, and the negative feedback and press would have impacted their sales. Oh, wait...
    Apple brings out all kinds of rubbish and they're customers don't reject it. IPhone 5 being a shining example, IOS6, iMaps, purple haze, rattles, wifi dropout, nothing stops Apple.

    Microsoft makes the tiniest little change and the world goes crazy, ooh I don't know how to turn my computer off.
    Now we're getting into emotional responses. Must be running out of rational arguments.
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  7. #87


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    You know what is funny,,,,, Win Vista and 7 moved things all around and people could not find thing like they did before and there was some gruff about it. But people got over it....

    The one thing people are griping about with Win8 is the no Start Button/Start Screen. that's it.
    Nothing about performance (in general, sure there are some issues, but they are more specific model/individual related than anything else), nothing about security, nothing about game stopping issues other than the GUI Sucks.

    IF the GUI is stopping you from taking advantage of the other numerous advantages Win8 does offer..... ????????
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  8. #88


    Posts : 13
    Win8 Pro 64bit


    For my part, I have to admit to getting a bit flustered when "gestures" kept switching be back to the orientation video screen whenever I tried only to move my mouse (using the touchpad) from within the browser. Yeah, the new UI has left me scratching my head a few times. Still, I'm sticking it out (been a week) and getting used to it. After all, it's all the renovation under the hood that I like about this new version. And yeah, now that I'm getting used to it, the UI has a certain sleekness about it. On the other hand, there's a number of features I'd like to either fine-tune or disable.
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  9. #89


    Posts : 1,770
    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    From a desktop PC point of view, I don't have a real issue with Windows 8. I can easily ignore the Modern interface, but I just wish that the desktop side of the OS provided the same functionality as Windows 7, without having to resort to third party software. I've found that third party software cause updates to fail until they are temporarily uninstalled.

    It's with the tablet side of things that I have some significant issues, especially due to the fact that the Modern interface is hobbled for devices that run resolutions of 1024x600 and similar, which for the moment is a huge chunk of the tablet/notebook/laptop scene. I would have been very happy had Windows 8 supported lower resolution screens. I still haven't found a solid reason why 1336x768 was chosen as the minimum resolution.
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  10. #90


    Posts : 13
    Win8 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    ..I still haven't found a solid reason why 1336x768 was chosen as the minimum resolution.
    Hm.. don't those new RT tablets have a resolution 'round abouts 1336 by 768 or so? Must be a coincidence..
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