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Show of hands, who hasn't and isn't buying the $40 upgrade

View Poll Results: Did you buy the $40 upgrade, or do you plan to?

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  • Yes for sure!

    35 64.81%
  • Nope, Windows 8 isn't for me

    19 35.19%
  1. #71


    Already answered that, I did.

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  2. #72


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Got three upgrades for $40 ea. should have gotten more.

    Take the good parts with the bad, all in all, I think it's a great OS.
    Some people don't like it and that's fine, it's your choice.
    This is not pointed at anyone in particular, but I've seen some of the people that don't like W8 state the recurring, main things they don't like are no Start Menu and the Metro Interface. When others try to explain how they work around those issues, then they repeat why they don't like it, and ask why others don't understand.
    It's quite simple really, they do understand, but those issue don't matter to them, at all.
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  3. #73


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
    .... I've seen some of the people that don't like W8 state the recurring, main things they don't like are no Start Menu and the Metro Interface. When others try to explain how they work around those issues, then they repeat why they don't like it, and ask why others don't understand.
    It's quite simple really, they do understand, but those issue don't matter to them, at all.
    Undoubtedly true in some cases. And, we are lacking evidence on the issues you raise. In this poll, I tried to identify to a limited extent some of the more general reasons for individuals' preferences concerning Win8 (specifically preferences for desktop versus "metro"). The reasons I came up with preferring desktop to "metro," pretty informally derived, are given below. I understand that the reasons given below do not cover the waterfront on what you mention (and were not intended to). And, I also dealt with "Preference for Using Metro over the Desktop." etc.

    "Preference for Using the Desktop over Metro:

    1. Metro might be viewed as being of very limited usefulness in regard to accomplishing many tasks (perhaps virtually all). In this case, an individual might have a reason for expressing a general preference for using the desktop over metro.

    2. Metro might be viewed generally as being comparatively inefficient in accomplishing the same tasks. In this case, an individual might have a reason for expressing a general preference for using the desktop over metro.

    3. Metro might be viewed as imposing something unnecessary and generally inefficient (i.e., possibly a phone or tablet type interface) on top of a very acceptable operating system. This scenario might provide a reason for an individual to report a general preference for using the desktop over metro.

    4. Combinations of 1 through 3 might provide a reason for an individual to express a general preference for using metro over the desktop."

    I am dealing, among other things, with the individuals don't like Win8 because they don't understand it idea currently in this poll. Check both polls out if interested.
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  4. #74


    DeLand, FL
    Posts : 380
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Some seem to believe that because others criticise Windows 8, it's because they are unable to use it. That is not the case at all. I for one found Windows 8 easy to install, easy to understand, not necessarily faster than Windows 7, it included some good features, but I still don't like the way that the apps/start menu (whatever you want to call it) has been implemented.

    It's not a case of 'I'm scared of it', 'I don't know how to use it'; it's a case of 'I dislike using it' and find that it is half baked/flawed because it is a mobile phone interface slapped on to a desktop PC environment. The same applies to tablets. Some love it and spiral into euphoria at it's very opening, I don't, nor do many others. The apps/start menu is a novelty interface, not a dedicated PC user's tool, where multiple instances of programs are open at once and need to be accessed easily and quickly.

    I find it incredible that so many cannot, or do not want to, understand these issues raised by so many.
    Agree.
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  5. #75


    DeLand, FL
    Posts : 380
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    But I have to say, after installing and reinstalling Windows 8 since the Developer Preview and on with every Preview version and using it as my main OS, I am SSSOOOO Windows install fatigued! I just want to enjoy it without having to reinstall it again!!!
    Glad to see I'm not alone with Windows "re-install fatigue". I ain't going through that again for awhile, it's nuts. Sometimes I think we just do it because we're bored or something. With a box as complex as mine is it takes me out-of-action literally for 24 hours, then 2 or 3 days of occasional tweaking as I tie up loose ends before it settles down. I've got my machine stabilized, backed up and am just going to leave it alone now. I'm exhausted.

    I basically live my life through this box (I mean not literally, but you know what I mean) and I'd just rather not tinker with it any more. This whole Win8 thing has been a major distraction for me. Like I said before it's been fun but now it's time to move on.

    -Max
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  6. #76


    DeLand, FL
    Posts : 380
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Microsoft has said that Windows 8 apps/start menu will be the interface for all devices, no matter how big or small. They want the user experience to be the same, even if devices are used for totally different purposes. Screw the desktop users, you will use a mobile phone interface, so get used to it.
    If that is truly MS' attitude about it then there will be no more of my money parting company to go buy their products. I'll drive the wheels off the car I already have.

    -Max
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  7. #77


    DeLand, FL
    Posts : 380
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    I dislike Apple with a passion and wouldn't be seen dead with anything they sell. That's my one-eyed view of Apple. But I call a spade a spade, and many know that. Not everyone likes my opinions, but no one has ever said that I don't stand by my convictions or fail to validate what I believe. Prove me wrong and I'll back you to the hilt, feed me BS and I'm your worst enemy.
    That's pretty extreme. Why do you "dislike Apple with a PASSION"? They're just a company that makes and sells products. Just curious.

    I'm certainly no "fanboy" of theirs but in taking their products on their own merits I found the iPhone & iPad to be excellent pieces of work. The jury is out on Mac because I have no need of one at this point but I'm told they're pretty good by people who use 'em. Maybe one of these daze I'll buy one just to see what the fuss is about! ;-)

    -Max
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  8. #78


    Quote Originally Posted by Max Peck View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    I dislike Apple with a passion and wouldn't be seen dead with anything they sell. That's my one-eyed view of Apple. But I call a spade a spade, and many know that. Not everyone likes my opinions, but no one has ever said that I don't stand by my convictions or fail to validate what I believe. Prove me wrong and I'll back you to the hilt, feed me BS and I'm your worst enemy.
    That's pretty extreme. Why do you "dislike Apple with a PASSION"? They're just a company that makes and sells products. Just curious.

    I'm certainly no "fanboy" of theirs but in taking their products on their own merits I found the iPhone & iPad to be excellent pieces of work. The jury is out on Mac because I have no need of one at this point but I'm told they're pretty good by people who use 'em. Maybe one of these daze I'll buy one just to see what the fuss is about! ;-)

    -Max
    I don't hate Apple at all. I consider their products every time I make a technology purchase. But, there is always another product out there that fits my needs and wants better. That is why I don't have any Apple products personally.
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  9. #79


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by Max Peck View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    I dislike Apple with a passion and wouldn't be seen dead with anything they sell. That's my one-eyed view of Apple. But I call a spade a spade, and many know that. Not everyone likes my opinions, but no one has ever said that I don't stand by my convictions or fail to validate what I believe. Prove me wrong and I'll back you to the hilt, feed me BS and I'm your worst enemy.
    Quote Originally Posted by Max Peck View Post

    That's pretty extreme. Why do you "dislike Apple with a PASSION"? They're just a company that makes and sells products. Just curious.

    I'm certainly no "fanboy" of theirs but in taking their products on their own merits I found the iPhone & iPad to be excellent pieces of work. The jury is out on Mac because I have no need of one at this point but I'm told they're pretty good by people who use 'em. Maybe one of these daze I'll buy one just to see what the fuss is about! ;-)

    -Max
    I've never understood the "I hate" (or dislike with a passion) thing either in any context. I hate Chevy's. I hate Fords. I hate Windows. I hate Macs. I like all of these things; have owned them, have used them. Ignoring my two Win7 desktops (see my specs on one of them) and my older Win8 laptop, I have a MacBook Pro, a MacBook Air, an iPhone 5, and a 3rd gen. iPad. Wife-iMac, iPhone 5, 2nd gen iPad. She also has used PC's extensively. Anyway, I have trouble faulting a company that is as well run and as innovative as Apple and has such a loyal following. Apple prices are high, but the hardware is superb; OS X leaves little to be desired vis-a-vis Windows (i.e., they both have their strengths and weaknesses), and the language Apple support speaks is understandable--with the support generally being excellent.
    Last edited by znod; 02 Feb 2013 at 11:00.
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  10. #80


    Palm Coast FLorida
    Posts : 370
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)


    had windows 8 on my main computer since oct.28th, bought two more $39.99 upgrades for my other two computers right before the deadline ended on jan.31st.

    Installed fine on the one computer, wouldnt install on the other one, had to reinstall windows 7 first and then windows 8 pro went fine.
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