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  1. #1

    Posts : 214
    Windows 8.1 x64 with 8.1 Update

    Love W8

    I am really loving the change, everything is quicker and works well.

    I have seen a number of comments that W8 is another Vista, I never had any problems with Vista, I Networked
    three PC's with 1 Vista and 2 XP PC's, I could not manage that with W7 (W7 to 2 XP).

    In my opinion Vista got a lot of bad rep from IT pros because the security controls meant they had to learn how to do it right.

    Either way, thanks MS, W8 is clever stuff, just a warning to MS, stop trying to automate everything, if I wanted that I would have bought a MAC (which I did, but sold it because it wouldn't let me do my own thing).



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  2. #2

    Posts : 214
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    There's a lot of hate for it over on the SevenForums, but when you debate it with most of them, it becomes clear they haven't really given it a try. I have it on my ultrabook right now, and I'm quite pleased with it, and it's responsiveness.
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  3. #3

    I've tried and tried it and cant find any love at all
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  4. #4

    Windows 8 is the best yet from MS. Fast -> Fluid -> Stable -> More secure.

    I'm loving the Start Screen for quick access and at-a-glance info.

    To sum 8 up in one word -> Ingenious!
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  5. #5

    Posts : 419
    Windows 8.1 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
    There's a lot of hate for it over on the SevenForums, but when you debate it with most of them, it becomes clear they haven't really given it a try. I have it on my ultrabook right now, and I'm quite pleased with it, and it's responsiveness.
    I find too many people hating Windows 8 based solely on the looks, without even trying it.

    I've been incredibly happy using Windows 8 ever since the Developer Preview.
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  6. #6

    Webster NY US
    Posts : 325
    Win 7 / Win 8

    I've played with Windows 8 for a number of hours. I obtained it because I was buying a laptop for my wife for Christmas and Windows 8 64-bit was the least expensive option given the same hardware, and I wanted to try it out. I've been getting it all set up. She uses just the basic stuff (LibreOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird). She also likes to keep a couple of documents on the desktop as templates she uses for some administrative tasks.

    The Metro UI didn't lend itself to her workflow, so I put Start8 in and set it up for what she is familiar with. When she finally gets it and has had a go at it, she can start playing with Metro and see if she finds it helpful for her workflow. I personally saw now advantage, other than just to have something "different", and I didn't see a way to have a one-click access to a document template from Metro (I didn't actually try to pin a doc shortcut to Metro Start, maybe possible?).

    The programs I installed all worked. I had to install Windows 7 versions of my printer drivers since Windows 8 versions didn't exist. Luckily they worked (not everyone has had such luck depending upon the printer). And, luckily, the apps I installed are acceptable to Windows 8. Not everyone's had luck there either from what I've read on the forum.

    My personal laptop is Windows 7 and I use some specialized programs and USB devices. After reading trouble some users have had due to lack of Windows 8 support for certain programs and devices, I've decided that I don't want Windows 8 for now. And, as I mentioned, I really have not found any user benefit to the new user interface, especially with keyboard and mouse. New is always more interesting, but the novelty wears off at some point and you have to get back to doing your work.

    I don't "hate" Windows 8, and I don't "hate" Microsoft. I'm just not falling all over myself for a new user interface that doesn't help me, and a new OS version that doesn't necessarily support the things Windows 7 did. Disagreement and lack of desire are not "hate".
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  7. #7

    Posts : 1,339
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit

    From what I have read Microsoft designed Windows 8 to be a more secure than any of the previous OS's. This is the main reason I have spent the time and effort learning how to run 8 on my PC, rather than simply staying with 7. Also, the $40 upgrade cost was more reasonable than any other OS I have ever purchased from Microsoft, so I figured it was worth a try. And now, I am glad that I did.
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  8. #8

    Posts : 162
    Windows 8 Pro

    I like it also....

    I have had no problems with it. A couple small quirks but that's it.
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  9. #9

    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1

    I love it on my laptop. I have a really great synaptics trackpad that supports all of the gestures.
    I still like it on my desktop, but my Logitech k400's built in trackpad is a piece of crp.
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  10. #10

    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    One word I have to use to describe Windows 8: Greight!

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