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Is anyone on here happy with windows 8?

  1. #281


    Posts : 93
    W2K8S R2 STD, W7 ULTIMATE X64


    Hi,

    I see you have 2 choices stay where you are, and be stagnate, or move to the next level.
    The next level of what exactly?
    Sorry to say so but I don't see the progress in being forced (kind of) to use something that should not belong on a desktop OS in the first place.
    Of course it's easy to throw around stigmata saying that if we don't move on (to the next level of stupidity) we all be stagnate by which term one implies we'll all be backward idiots soon....

    I think W8 in essence is a better OS than W7 just not the way it is presented right now. Unless you'd be of the schizophrenic persuasion.

    Cheers,

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  2. #282


    Posts : 1,851
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Quote Originally Posted by fdegrove View Post
    Hi,

    I see you have 2 choices stay where you are, and be stagnate, or move to the next level.
    The next level of what exactly?
    Yes, I agree. These are new times and we're like the pioneers adventuring through them. In the past, 98/Me>>XP/2000>>Vista>>7 - they all were technically superior to their predecessors with no clear reason to dislike them. (Vista needed good hardware at the time, but that's not what we mean here.)

    Now, 8 does not have anything superior going for it over 7. Many would say quite the contrary. That is the new part, right there.

    For the first time in my life, I can honestly say that if Microsoft continues on the path that it evidently is bent on, Linux will start to really gain a true foothold compared to where it's at now. Meaning, MS may lose desktop marketshare because of it all. I've never thought that of any of their OSes before. And man, 7 is so good. Really good. They don't need to regress the desktop from there.
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  3. #283


    Posts : 239
    Win7 & 8 64bit / Linux Mint 14


    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post

    For the first time in my life, I can honestly say that if Microsoft continues on the path that it evidently is bent on, Linux will start to really gain a true foothold compared to where it's at now. Meaning, MS may lose desktop marketshare because of it all.
    There are alternatives to MS and I don't mean Apple - they are control freaks and everything is just so expensive. Linux would be good if they could get their act together and be in a position to enable folks to use up to date Windows software. I thought Wine was going to be it a while ago but it shudders on anything new - especially the Adobe releases.

    But whilst my Win7 is going good then I cannot see a problem and just maybe MS will offer the classic UI on Win8 so those real benefits that some members feel are worthwhile can be used. As it stands though Metro is not for me.
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  4. #284


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    ........I see you have 2 choices stay where you are, and be stagnate, or move to the next level.
    Stagnate ???? I will prefer call it "status quo" until Microsoft start to respect the peoples who make them what they are now, meaning Desktop Users, would it not be normal to ask what peoples want instead of force them ?

    I see you use the words ; "Disk Operating System" (DOS) I hope you still not using a Disk for your Windows 8 Operating system, because this is really stagnate.


    Quote Originally Posted by mart4494 View Post
    There are alternatives to MS and I don't mean Apple - they are control freaks and everything is just so expensive. Linux would be good if they could get their act together and be in a position to enable folks to use up to date Windows software.


    Well a good start will be to use something like Google Apps as replacement of Microsoft Office, it work on Windows, Linux and Apple and it's free, you can even use your domain name for free if you have less than 10 users. Or even LibreOffice work on the 3 platforms. It's not as good as MS Office, but it do the same job for free, this means quite a few saving if you own a business.
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  5. #285


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Agreed


    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    Now, 8 does not have anything superior going for it over 7. Many would say quite the contrary. That is the new part, right there.
    Agreed.

    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    For the first time in my life, I can honestly say that if Microsoft continues on the path that it evidently is bent on, Linux will start to really gain a true foothold compared to where it's at now. Meaning, MS may lose desktop marketshare because of it all. I've never thought that of any of their OSes before. And man, 7 is so good. Really good. They don't need to regress the desktop from there.
    Linux Mint is looking like a promising alternative (at the moment).
    CentOS 6 isn't too bad either.

    If you have to go to the trouble of learning how to use W8 (instead of just using it), you might as well learn how to use the Linux Terminal and then you can use any/every distro you like.

    Working with text config files is a lot easier, than working with the cryptic Windows Registry UIDs.
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  6. #286


    Posts : 239
    Win7 & 8 64bit / Linux Mint 14


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post

    Well a good start will be to use something like Google Apps as replacement of Microsoft Office, it work on Windows, Linux and Apple and it's free, you can even use your domain name for free if you have less than 10 users. Or even LibreOffice work on the 3 platforms. It's not as good as MS Office, but it do the same job for free, this means quite a few saving if you own a business.
    I don't have much use for MS Office - I still use 2003 with the compatibility pack to open DOCX files when needed. Never did like the ribbon interface so stayed (sorry, 'stagnated' with 2003).

    Would experiment with Linux more especially the Mint flavor but many of my clients are using the latest Adobe stuff - CS5 upwards. Not a great Adobe fan myself although they do make good software albeit imo overpriced. So I'm stuck with Win7 although as I'm not having any problems with it then I'm not inclined to move or be bothered with the 'left behind' label.

    Any new software must prove purely from both a financial and productivity point of view a reason to change. Simply introducing something new does not automatically mean it is better.
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  7. #287


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    My gues is they will bring in direct desktop boot and classic start menu options before releasing it to the consumer market ... or risk losing their share of the Desktop market, which would be a real shame.
    If they do that they will onto a winner.

    I am not too hopeful, though.
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  8. #288


    Posts : 239
    Win7 & 8 64bit / Linux Mint 14


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    My gues is they will bring in direct desktop boot and classic start menu options before releasing it to the consumer market ... or risk losing their share of the Desktop market, which would be a real shame.
    If they do that they will onto a winner.

    I am not too hopeful, though.
    They dug their heels in over the Office ribbon. Why they didn't offer a classic as well is anyone's guess. Although on second thoughts, just maybe there wasn't anything genuinely worthwhile.

    May be the same with Win8. Expecting people to upgrade simply because it's new. Hope I'm wrong on this but it looks like Metro all the way.
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  9. #289


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    Posts : 128
    1st PC: Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail. 2nd PC: Vista Ulimtate 32bit OEM


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    They dug their heels in over the Office ribbon. Why they didn't offer a classic as well is anyone's guess. Although on second thoughts, just maybe there wasn't anything genuinely worthwhile.

    May be the same with Win8. Expecting people to upgrade simply because it's new. Hope I'm wrong on this but it looks like Metro all the way.
    If history is any indicator, and we compare Microsoft to the Roman Empire, with Linux as Hannibal, when the Romans first encountered Hannibals elephant charges into their ranks, they were decimated. But they learned from their mistakes, re-grouped and figured out tactics to overcome the elephant charges.

    Lets hope Microsoft are humble enough to learn from their mistakes and sort this mess out.

    Quote Originally Posted by mart4494
    Just maybe MS will offer the classic UI on Win8 so those real benefits that some members feel are worthwhile can be used.
    Quote Originally Posted by fdegrove
    I think W8 in essence is a better OS than W7 just not the way it is presented right now.
    Agreed! Win8 is a good system in itself, so why cripple it with Metro?
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  10. #290


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    I have one point I have to agree with you about, and have said it myself. I see Windows 8 prosper on a tablet more than a desktop. I personally would think on a smart phone, it isn't worth it. But there will be always hacks to make something work for everyone. Microsoft is to the attitude, change or stagnate. Remember, people didn't want to leave XP, they DID stagnate!
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