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  1. #291


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by FSeal View Post

    Ah hahaha, "Window"

    Similarly I'm voting with my wallet, I have 5 active machines at home and none of them are going to be upgraded to 8 (First time ever I've not upgraded to the latest offering), there is simply no point. None of the mildly upgraded internal features are worth the rest of the horror.

    So even at $40, there's $200 MS won't be seeing from me.

    so you write 581 posts on a Windows 8 forum for what, if you don't want to install it ?

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  2. #292


    I've been running Pro for a week, and it's great! My boot-up time is way faster, and I have had no problems with it.
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  3. #293


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FSeal View Post

    Ah hahaha, "Window"

    Similarly I'm voting with my wallet, I have 5 active machines at home and none of them are going to be upgraded to 8 (First time ever I've not upgraded to the latest offering), there is simply no point. None of the mildly upgraded internal features are worth the rest of the horror.

    So even at $40, there's $200 MS won't be seeing from me.

    so you write 581 posts on a Windows 8 forum for what, if you don't want to install it ?
    Yes. Unlike a lot of other people, it took me three months of working with it to come to my final conclusion.

    And yes I will still monitor things, as eventually there will be NO CHOICE in the matter. Virtually ALL new windows software will be written for the ridiculously confining Metro universe.

    But you know, MS may make desktop improvements with time as may third parties, ability to run the start screen and metro apps on seperate montors, windowed and moveable metro apps on the desktop etc.... And I reserve the right to change my mind once all my issues are largely resolved! But until they are, no $$$ from me.
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  4. #294


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    FSeal, I refuse the use of a third party option, it's the responsibility of MS to fix their own mess. Honestly this year I was very close to not renew my Technet, because of Windows 8 , but since I renew it, better I give a real try to 8 .. I can deal with it. I don,t feel so much difference in the way I work every day with it, if I compare to Windows 7, but still, to much annoyances to say I like it.
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  5. #295


    I'm using it on my old quad core machine. Might be a while before I move away from 7 on my big machine or laptops.
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  6. #296


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    If you use the Desktop and like the new features to the Desktop in Windows 8, the Start Screen honestly seems menial in comparison. Literally, all you need to do is pin what Desktop locations and items you want or need and just keep using it like you did before with 7. That, and using the Settings Charm for the power options, which you can make as a tile if you prefer.
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  7. #297


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    FSeal, I refuse the use of a third party option, it's the responsibility of MS to fix their own mess. Honestly this year I was very close to not renew my Technet, because of Windows 8 , but since I renew it, better I give a real try to 8 .. I can deal with it. I don,t feel so much difference in the way I work every day with it, if I compare to Windows 7, but still, to much annoyances to say I like it.
    I feel the same way about 8. I'm technical enough to use it, no problem. I just don't really like to. Windows 7 feels like home, Windows 8 just feels strange. I never wanted my computers to act and look like a smartphone. I use my phone all of the time, and sometimes just want a familiar desktop setup.

    Windows 8 is not a bad system and will be ideal for some and not well liked by others. I'm in the latter camp for sure. It's just not my cup of tea. I find it obnoxious, ugly, and too flashy with the goofy tiles..and then find the classic desktop boring, bland and devoid of any personality. It's like Jekyll and Hyde. I'd rather save my $40 and use it elsewhere.
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  8. #298


    Posts : 83
    Windows 7 64-bit


    Wow. People have such a twisted view on Windows 8. Yes, it does suck but, only because apps aren't yet written to deploy in Metro. An example of what I'm talking about is how Norton's Identity safe doesn't work in Metro apps such as Internet Explorer & Google Chrome but, it works just fine in their desktop versions. See. Stuff like that is retarded. As soon as new code happens, I'll go back. I have a laptop and I'm navigating just fine so, I don't know what trouble people are having adapting. They specifically stated they were re-inviting people to the keyboard and mouse. Use those things maybe? Personally, I wouldn't mind the murder of the desktop & bring in a new UI altogether. You can drag and drop tiles to rearrange them as you see fit so it would be nice if they added the same functionally for files in Metro but, first, they need to make it so folders are deploy-able in Metro. Things are like are what would make Win8 cool. I don't know why Chrome went from working in Metro in the Customer Preview to not working in Metro in the Consumer Release. That's what killing Win8. Incompatibility. Not a face-lift. So, in closing, every single piece of software needs to be deploy-able in Metro before I make an official switch.
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  9. #299


    Posts : 12
    windows 8 professional


    I have just upgraded my laptop to windows 8 pro as of yesterday morning, had to find something to do after the terrible outcome of the election in the united states of america...soon to be renamed the united socialist states of america now that we have Obama for the next 4 years. But that is another matter. so far I really like windows 8 pro. this laptop had windows vista on it which was terrible until i upgraded the ram to 2gb but then was tolerable. windows 8 pro is much faster and seems more stable than vista ever did
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  10. #300


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


    Funnily enough I have a not very recent 2gb desktop with Vista x64. Runs beautifully.

    On that machine - Vista boots faster than win8.

    Dunno what was the matter with yours.
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