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Do You think that Windows 8 is that bad?

View Poll Results: is Windows 8 that bad?

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  • Yes

    20 32.26%
  • No

    30 48.39%
  • Somewhat

    7 11.29%
  • I am not sure

    5 8.06%
  1. #21


    127.0.0.1
    Posts : 144
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Windows 8 has been my main OS for quite a while now. Absolutely no problems with it. It feels like a good upgrade from Windows 7 for me.

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  2. #22


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


    Except that Linux isn't pushing the gullible into the clouds - then before long, start charging for it.

    LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche." (Let them eat cake.)
    I believe the response is :

    "D'avec leurs tÍtes". (Off with their heads)



    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche." (Let them eat cake.)

    I answered "No", It's not that bad, but not the paradigm shifter that Windows 95 was, that I hoped it would be. Apps are for the most part likely to be irrelevant for the PC user, Metro and search just waste time, and are a backward step, although the start menu was not great either.
    In all I have rethought how I use windows, so Windows 8 has made me better - by avoiding the hopelessly redundant ways to do things and just focusing on a single way to do things. I even use the command line and shortcuts more than I did before and it saves time. It is getting more like using Linux with every new version, which means I spend less time using Linux, so MS must be doing something right!
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  3. #23


    Westlake, Ohio
    Posts : 6
    Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit


    Speed looks good. Can't get used to the metro interface. With the exception of Windows 7, I hated every new OS until I got used to it. I avoided Vista altogether and ended up liking all the others, with the exception of ME. I'm not sure how much effort I'll end up putting in to learning Win 8.
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  4. #24


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
    Speed looks good. Can't get used to the metro interface. With the exception of Windows 7, I hated every new OS until I got used to it. I avoided Vista altogether and ended up liking all the others, with the exception of ME. I'm not sure how much effort I'll end up putting in to learning Win 8.
    There is not much to learn. Here is your basic education: https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=475a0...A6D4035%211783
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  5. #25


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    I have a thought about situation in which in time W8 is running inside hundreds PC in a big company that do not need it to connect to internet. For example, in my office there are around 140 PCs, connected to Linux server, with only 20 of them need internet connection. So when the times is coming with W8 I think the metro apps will sit mostly idle.
    The simple thought is that there should be a version without metro apps.
    And priced less of course

    Kevin
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  6. #26


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


    That won't happen.

    It is all about metro as a means to get people into the MS clouds.

    That is the entire reasoning behind Win8.

    The simple thought is that there should be a version without metro apps.
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  7. #27


    Westlake, Ohio
    Posts : 6
    Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    There is not much to learn. Here is your basic education: https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=475a0...A6D4035%211783
    Thanks for that - I may not be able to spend much time with them until after my final exams in two weeks. They look awesome!
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  8. #28


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    OK, No problem. Take your time.
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  9. #29


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


    Voted No.

    Same thing with all new OSs, it takes a while to learn and become comfortable with it.

    There are differences in all versions of Windows, if there weren't then there is no reason to make a new version. Are the new versions better? It depends on your usage and preferences.

    Change is inevitable, new hardware/software, advances in internet usage (be it good or Bad), consumer preferences.
    Any business has to stay relevant and competitive and adjust to the market. They don't always get it right but, they do have to explore options.

    What would you do if you were in charge of making the new market dominating OS?
    Trying to accommodate everyone is easier said than done.

    In the end we all have a choice, which is the best option, use what you want and feel is the best for you.
    The 'Market' will correct itself to the requirements of the majority.
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  10. #30


    Westlake, Ohio
    Posts : 6
    Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit


    I think Dave raises a good point. I catch myself wishing, in effect, for Windows 7b, which I believe is more properly referred to as a Service Pack. If they came out with Win 8 and it was exactly like Win 7, who would bother?
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