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Do you like the Windows 8 Release Preview?

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  • Yes

    41 42.71%
  • No

    34 35.42%
  • Somewhat

    21 21.88%
  1. #31


    Posts : 10
    Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 8 Dual-Boot (Ubuntu, Fedora, Windows XP,Windows 7 Home Premium on VM)


    Hellooo

    I love Windows 8 , I'm now downloading RP and I will know all about it.
    Some people don't like Metro, but it's good. You have a lot of switching but applications can't be better !

    Microsoft need to add option so you can switch from Metro to Desktop or from Desktop to Metro.

    When I install RP I will test one thing about Metro and if I found way to boot directly to Desktop I will write tutorial.

    {Baltic}Trinty

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  2. #32


    Posts : 502
    Vanilla 8 Pro x64


    Sadly the show stopper bugs have already forced my hand - it's gone from the desktop already.

    Must be a new record for me



    But it does finally answer one question for me - will I be rushing out to buy Windows 8 on release? - No. No I will not.
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  3. #33


    No, I won't be an early adopter of Win8. And probably not a late adopter either.
    Why? Very simple - at least so far I have not seen any compelling reason to change from Win7-64.
    Up to now I haven't paid much attention to Win8 because I figured it was far from being finalized so why bother. But now that the first official preview is out I've watched a bunch of the YouTube videos and the most positive comment I can make so far is "ho-hum."
    My current dual-screen Win7 system is very productive for me (main screen for viewing/working/design areas and 2nd screen for Properties/Code/Help/File Mgr.); I see no way the Metro interface can improve on this and in fact could only weaken it.
    Even if I wanted to (which I certainly don't), switching my 2 LCD monitors to touch-screens would degrade my productivity. I remember the early days of computer graphics when I used a keyboard, light-pen, and button box (this was before mice/trackballs existed); continually reaching up to the screen to select something got to be quite tiring after several hours.
    Sure you can use the standard Windows interface in Win8, but what is the justification to switch in that case? I just don't see it.
    The people I feel sorry for are the tech support folks in companies who have to take care of lots of users and their systems. They fill fight Win8 tooth and nail because all it will mean for them is huge headaches. Change just for the sake of change is nothing more than marketing hype.
    Where's the beef?
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  4. #34


    Tucson, AZ
    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 RC


    a lot of the complaints im seeing are due to the fact that we are all running a RC version of an operating system. one of the biggest things that comes with RC OS's are a lack of compatibility and a lack of development from 3rd parties. Therefore, bugs are going to exist, and there is a ton of switching to desktop mode due to the fact that we are all running mainly Win7 style programs. Once Win8 is officially launched, we will see metro apps for programs like Office, Chrome, anti-virus, and probably everything else you can think of, which will prevent the switching from metro to desktop so frequently (and yes I realize that's awesome to some people, but to others, metro is a ****hole).

    I personally love metro and love the whole idea of Win8. Desktop mode provides a faster, more efficient Win7 which provides support for older programs that we all need to run, where I do see metro being the first step towards a new generation of operating systems. Now, I'm too young to have ever used a command line OS (Win 95 is my first computer experience), but the switch to a 95 UI was essential for the development of computers, and a switch to a metro UI is that next innovative step. If it works, who knows - it could flop majorly and MSoft or Apple come out with an entirely new OS UI. But I like the initiative Microsoft is making and I like the OS.
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  5. #35


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I love the RP! It's SO much more smoother than past previews! The Microsoft app issues I had in the Consumer Preview are gone. Some of the apps are better, and there actually are some pretty cool metro apps out there, for example, Cocktail Flow. Coolest thing ever!

    IE 10 metro is better and I use it more than the Desktop's actually. Everything that didn't work in the CP and DP, like devices and programs, all work in the Release Preview for me.

    Honestly, I'm actually considering pulling the kill switch on 7....
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  6. #36


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

    Only 47 voters


    The fact that the whole of Windows 8 Forum can only muster 47 voters to register their approval or disapproval for a new release Windows system is an indictment in itself!

    If it's such a great system why aren't there many hundreds of members joining this forum to say how good it is? Hmmmmm!

    Like many other "no" voters, we want to get on board, but the system in it's present form is untenable!

    It's not about speed of boot up, or even speed of system operation ... it's about ease of accessing and manipulating data ... without having to do hacks which aren't necessary in Win7.
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  7. #37


    Posts : 30
    Windows 8 RP x64


    @poppa: I'm guessing most of the actual people testing Windows 8 aren't your average person, but more along the lines of the geeks, nerds and Windows techies that most likely don't even know this forum exists.

    Hell I didn't even know the 7 forums existed until within the past year, and I was using 7 since retail release.
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  8. #38


    Scotland
    Posts : 192
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    I won't be changing my os on my pc or laptop (I am running Windows 7 Ultimate x64) but I will buy a Windows 8 tablet as soon as Samsung makes one available.
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  9. #39


    I would certainly think most people willing to test this OS know full well about forums online.

    I find the new release better than the cp but there still is nothing to rave about imho. It's clunky as hell for a desktop, without an option to kill metro it will not go far I think.
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  10. #40


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


    Quote Originally Posted by ilovewindows8 View Post
    @poppa: I'm guessing most of the actual people testing Windows 8 aren't your average person, but more along the lines of the geeks, nerds and Windows techies that most likely don't even know this forum exists.

    Hell I didn't even know the 7 forums existed until within the past year, and I was using 7 since retail release.
    Assuming the existing members of Windows 7 Forums know of the existence of Windows 8 Forums ... I did yonks ago ... then explain the vast discrepancy in the number of members between each forum:

    Windows 7 Forums: 204,265

    Windows 8 Forums: 5,441

    Hmmmmm? I think that says it all!
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