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Why would I want Windows 8

  1. #51


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    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Meaning it will run the Windows O/S, not that it will actually be Windows only.
    Sorry for the confusion.

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  2. #52


    Posts : 162
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Meaning it will run the Windows O/S, not that it will actually be Windows only.
    Sorry for the confusion.
    No problem. In fact, it is very difficult to convert Macs to Windows-only PCs because the BIOS and the driver support is not there. There have been attempts with rather disappointing results. On the other hand, there are excellent ways to run Windows under OSX and vice-versa through virtualization.
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  3. #53


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    ADRz said
    None of which compensates for the loss in usability and the silly Start Screen. My guess is that Win8 would be the worst flop in Microsoft's history, much worse than Vista.
    WHAT? Vista was no way near the worst flop in Microsoft's history. It was Windows ME!!!!!
    Both were. vista was ME of the last decade. It never got to over 10% of OS market share I believe. That's bad.
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  4. #54


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Coke Robot, Nonsense! I'm talking on a physical standpoint of the usability of the 2.
    Win ME was just GOOFY in it's initial concept. To prove this JUST Google Win ME Easter Eggs.
    With Vista it was actually useable as a main O/S. To date Windows Vista was the fastest released
    O/S to cover MS's problems (Security) with XP. And I believe the SLOW sales of it is because of
    the WinXP camp they JUST didn't want to update to Vista. Personality I was SUPER HAPPY to be on
    the Vista beta team, and updated the second that it was on store shelves. So lets not look at
    sales records, they don't show nor prove usability as an O/S.
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  5. #55


    Posts : 162
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Coke Robot, Nonsense! I'm talking on a physical standpoint of the usability of the 2.
    Win ME was just GOOFY in it's initial concept. To prove this JUST Google Win ME Easter Eggs.
    With Vista it was actually useable as a main O/S. To date Windows Vista was the fastest released
    O/S to cover MS's problems (Security) with XP. And I believe the SLOW sales of it is because of
    the WinXP camp they JUST didn't want to update to Vista. Personality I was SUPER HAPPY to be on
    the Vista beta team, and updated the second that it was on store shelves. So lets not look at
    sales records, they don't show nor prove usability as an O/S.
    I did also upgrade to Vista as soon as it came out because it offered substantial advantages over Win XP. However, the reason that businesses did not upgrade to Vista were not because of any loyalty to WinXP. Vista did run much more slowly on the same hardware and, in the first year of its release, there were substantial problems with driver support. These problems were fixed later but the bad wrap stuck. In fact, Win7 is little more than a streamlined version of Vista. Those who had used Vista SP2 would have easily noted the virtual identity of these OSes.
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  6. #56


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    Windows 8 pro Retail


    I agree.
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  7. #57


    Posts : 476
    WCP / Win.7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1.


    Vista supported by adequate hardware is / was a gem.
    I still prefer {& do use} Vista to Win 7.
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  8. #58


    California
    Posts : 1,714
    Windows 7 Home Premium S 64 bit


    I came from OEM Vista on Desktop and did the upgrade to 7 long after it was released.
    Was thankful that my laptop came with OEM 7 on it but wished I would have kept Vista around as it did a nice job.

    Will maybe do the same after the dust settles and the comments are favorable to upgrade to 8.
    Not interested on padding MS pockets just for having the newest and latest OS.
    Just my humble opinion.
    THW
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  9. #59


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    I like Vista too. But that is water under the bridge. But Win8 really has to shape up to cut it - on the desktop.
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  10. #60


    Posts : 162
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I like Vista too. But that is water under the bridge. But Win8 really has to shape up to cut it - on the desktop.
    It is unlikely that it will do so. Microsoft is not targeting this OS for desktop/laptop users. It is targeting the tablet crowd where I believe that it would fail miserably because, let's be honest about it, Metro-style is not nearly as attractive as ICS. If a user has a choice between a Win8 tablet and one running ICS, my guess is that ICS will win most of the comparisons. In addition, Intel-based tablets (that would access to Windows desktop applications) are going to be far more expensive than ICS (Android 4.0) tablets. So, I think that Win8 will be a failure on all fronts.

    If you want to buy a tablet, why would you want Win8 and not ICS??? I think that this is the basic question!
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