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Is anyone on here happy with windows 8?

  1. #11

    Quote Originally Posted by josh4eaton View Post
    was there a bata for win7 or vista?
    Yes, win7 was the first system to offer a public beta download , but all systems prior to that was by want of a better word invitation only to selected beta testers

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  2. #12

    i did not know that about win 7. i withdraw my statement.
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  3. #13

    I like Windows 8, but it takes some getting used to. I am in the process of moving my necessary programs over to it from Windows 7.
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  4. #14

    i like windows 8 as well. i also like the stat menu, it lets me have everything i need right there without having to go though a stupid list or files and folders. and my desktop stays clean.
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  5. #15

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    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux

    In it's current form, the question is too broad. It's not really about 'liking' Windows 8 as a whole, it's about liking/needing certain aspects of it. Windows 8 has a lot of new and updated features, which I'm sure the majority will favour, it also has features that some, including myself, simply cannot rationalise, in a conventional desktop setting. I am, of course, referring to Metro.
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    64-bit Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by josh4eaton View Post
    oh yes i know but when have u ever known microsoft to make anything free?
    They offer a lot of programs for free actually.

    Windows Live Essentials - Download free Microsoft programs

    Microsoft Windows - Microsoft Download Center
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  7. #17

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    It's not really about 'liking' Windows 8 as a whole, it's about liking/needing certain aspects of it.

    There's people who seem to like the new startmenu while others see no use for it.

    So, to my mind, the question ought to be: What do you like about it and what don't you like about it?

    For example, here's what I like about it so far:

    - The bootmenu is kinda cute and it's mouse driven.

    - Boot time must be a record since MS DOS.

    - Shutdown is mighty fast as well.

    - It at least feels faster than W7 (is it really?)

    - Other than that...


    BTW: One of the first things I did once all the HW was up to date was to download the free MS Security Essentials followed by Live Mail (part of the Windows Live suit of applets).
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  8. #18

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    Windows 8.1

    I am not happy with Windows 8. When Windows 7 beta came out I ran it and had zero problems with it. The same can't be said for Windows 8 beta. I would like to see Microsoft release a program that will remove the Windows 8 consumer preview and restore Windows 7. Before you jump in and tell me I should have set it up dual boot to try. I said I had zero problems with the 7 beta so that made me think 8 should be alright....
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  9. #19

    I like it, but then I didn;t have Vista or Win7 to compare it to. I am a hard-core XP user and have been for a decade. Until I was practically given this corrupt machine I'm on now, you couldn't have pried XP out of my hands.

    Metro is definitely different, and I'm not really sure I need that on a desktop or laptop. I would probably find it most useful on a phone or tablet.

    It's fast, both starting and shutting down and has a few new features I'm not used to yet, but can adapt to. The longer I'm using this the less I find myself using the Metro desktop. I thought it was pretty novel at first, but with it's limited funtionality and apps at the present time, I find that I'm not using it as much as I was a week ago.

    Other than a glitch with iTunes that I'm sure will be worked out by the release date, it runs as good or better than XP Pro on a similar machine.
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  10. #20

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    Win 8.1 pro / win 8.1

    I have xp on my 12+ year old desktop and win 7 on my tablet,(hp slate 500). I don't like the looks of metro and my tablet starts up and shuts down fast enough for me.
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