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Is anyone on here happy with windows 8?

  1. #31


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    When Windows 7 reaches EOL (assuming I'm alive then) and I'm forced to make a choice, as it stands at present, I would most likely let down all my friends I've helped out over the years with Windows issues and go 'MAC'. Sorry Microsoft and I know you made me a MVP some years ago but with this one you really have screwed up.
    If I only had one operating system to think about I might be persuaded to stay with it as there are many hacks to make it more friendly and I'm sure many more will be discovered, but as I test software for McAfee and others, I have a multi-OS setup here and Windows 8 has finally broken it as far as I'm concerned by taking away the ability to govern manually how devices are installed and paired.
    As it is now I have to switch off my Microsoft Bluetooth keyboard and mouse when booting to Windows 8. If I don't I am forced to reconnect the damn things in each of the 5 other OS boots.
    That means using my clunky (by comparison) wired mouse and keyboard, which are usually tucked away for use only in the BIOS or Safe Mode when needed.
    Yes that's my main beef. There are others, such as there should be an on/off switch for the Metro UI - and I mean all of it. It's wrong to force the issue the way Microsoft is doing at present.

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  2. #32


    i have opinions about mac that would probably make people on here mad at me.
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  3. #33


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 691
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    The only Apple device that impresses my is my iPad2 - which I love & hate almost equally. I don't even want an iPhone. But if Microsoft are going to continue forcing people to think in tablet terms, even on their desktops, then I could be persuaded to defect to the dark side.
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  4. #34


    @EX BRIT- as i would as well my friend. think about this... the dark side has cookies! dont want to miss out do u?
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  5. #35


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    Yum, I like cookies...LOL
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  6. #36


    Noooo!!!!!!! sob You're right. sniff It expires on January 15, 2013 sob it's not fair
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  7. #37


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    I think I will enjoy Windows 8 on a tablet; even if metro is different than Windows 7, the base is the same, I means if you get in control panel, the registry, or the command prompt it's Windows, I'm use too it. I dislike Android for that, not enough configuration, when you need something special it's a pain.
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  8. #38


    Posts : 228
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    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    I dislike Android for that, not enough configuration, when you need something special it's a pain.
    What's an example? Family members have Android tablets but aren't tech gurus. I'm in the market for a tablet and haven't decided which kind to get. Very intrigued with 8, but I'm willing to wait a while to see how they turn out.
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  9. #39


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    I'm gone wait to see what Dell or may be Lenovo as too offer. I basically need something to Google stuff on the web and also access network at my customer place, so a iPad or Android is not interesting, I’m using a laptop for now, but I will prefer a tablet with Linux or Windows, Windows will be the one I prefer.
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  10. #40


    @colonel Travis- toshiba thive... its cheaper but the spec's r the same except for the screen contrast.
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