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Everything Sucks. Let's Talk About What Does Not.


Dellius

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#1
-Awesome Metro start screen. Provided Micosoft add support for traditional Context Menus it will be fit for desktop use.
-Cool, small, free, apps. There is potential here. We just want everything too early, that's why we are early adopters.
-Clean, usable PC Settings section. Provided Microsoft move the rest of the stuff there, it will be quite awesome.
-Clean, small and fast desktop theme. Works great under Remote Desktop. Now, if we could only have Aero as an option for local sessions and the light theme for RDC sessions or as a fallback theme when Aero needs to be off.
-Real kernel. Finally.
-Fast boot up that will stay fast. That's a big pro for me.
-Management of startup items. Finally.
-Improved Task Manager. Was about time.
-Standards for app quality and performance, even for the desktop. Hurts, but had to be done.
-Improved security. Almost great, if it wasn't for the fact 99% of it is dedicated to DRM instead of user protection.
-Improved RDC experience. I am literally jumping for joy, this thing flies under RDC and I use RDC all the time.

Basically, Windows 8 is very short of being a total success, if it wasn't for so much driver and software incompatibilities, and this forced Tablet-Desktop experience and split-personality, which is unforgivable, provided the fixes for this can be delivered with a simple Windows Update very fast if Microsoft decide to do so.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 Enterprise
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    Custom Built
    CPU
    i7 920
    Motherboard
    DX58SO
    Memory
    Kingston 8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gainward GTX580 Phantom
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG D2342P-PN
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB
    Seagate Barracuda 500GB - eSATA
    PSU
    Corsair 850W
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    Razer Anansi
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    Razer Naga Epic
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    50Mbps/50Mbps

Hopachi

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#2
-Better compatibility mode, for older programs to work properly and even 16bit color checkbox (16 bit color resolutions were removed from the graphics list => who uses those nowadays anyway)
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy DV6 7250
    CPU
    Intel i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
    Sound Card
    IDT HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
    Screen Resolution
    multiple resolutions
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
    PSU
    120W adapter
    Case
    small
    Cooling
    laptop cooling pad
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + big one in USB
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei
    Internet Speed
    slow and steady
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    Chromium, Pale Moon, Firefox Developer Edition
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
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    That's basically it.

Coke Robot

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#3
A more modern, better looking post-Aero Desktop for me.

I was surprised when I tested an early leak of the RTM and looking through the Desktop, literally no significant changes other than no window transparency. I mean, at least make the old iconography from vista look more metro styled!


There was huge potential and many mockups of a metro styled Desktop, but that wasn't pursued. Maybe in the long run, this won't be too huge of a deal as Microsoft is focusing lots on WinRT, by which time I will still critique them if they don't make a nicely designed metro styled File Explorer. :)

Another sucky for me is the lack of uber Start Screen customizing. Don't get me wrong, it's awesome, but if I don't get my black background and red tiles... But this sounds like something that will most likely and definitely be resolved with Windows 9.
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    AMD FX 8320
    Motherboard
    Crosshair V Formula-Z
    Memory
    16 gig DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS R9 270
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Seagate Barracuda (starting to hate Seagate)
    x2 3 TB Toshibas
    Windows 8.1 is installed on a SanDisk Ultra Plus 256 GB
    PSU
    OCZ 500 watt
    Case
    A current work in progres as I'll be building the physical case myself. It shall be fantastic.
    Cooling
    Arctic Cooler with 3 heatpipes
    Keyboard
    Logitech K750 wireless solar powered keyboard
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    Microsoft Touch Mouse
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, but I might go back on KIS 2014

Alpha0mega

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#5
.....sorry i cannot think of anything that does not sucks. IT IS THE BIGGEST EVER MISTAKE MADE BY MSC.
 

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  • OS
    Dual: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 (default) & Win8Enterprise 64
    CPU
    intel i3 2ndgen 3.1ghz
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    MSI MS7788
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    GT430

HippsieGypsie

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#6
-> -> -> Touch is dynamic! <- <- <-
 

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  • OS
    8.1 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer T690
    CPU
    Intel Pentium D Dual Core
    Motherboard
    Acer/Intel E946GZ
    Memory
    2GB (max upgrade)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 - PCI Express x16
    Sound Card
    Integrated RealTek ALC888 high-definition audio with 7.1 channel audio support
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    Acer AL1917W A LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1440 X 900
    Hard Drives
    350 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
    Thumb drives
    PSU
    Standard 250 watt
    Case
    Desktop 7.2" (183mm) W x 17.5" (445mm) L x 14.5"
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    Dual case fans + CPU fan
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    Acer Windows PS/2
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    Wireless Microsoft Arc
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    54mbp/s
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    IE11
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    Defender
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    Office Pro 2013 / Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows Phone 8.1DP GDR1

Kevin Ismail

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#7
Faster, in general.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built system
    CPU
    Core i5
    Motherboard
    Intel DH55PJ
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI 4650
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Flatron L1742S; LG Flatron 19"; Samsung TV 48"
    Screen Resolution
    1280:1024; 1366:768;1920:1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD 256 GB
    Seagate Barracuda 500 GB
    WDC 1 TB
    PSU
    Power
    Case
    Simbadda
    Cooling
    Conventional
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    Logitech Wireless
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    Logitech Wireless
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    1.4 MBPS
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    External HDD WDC 2 TB
    Dial Up Modem Huawei
    Home-made Home Theater

pparks1

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#8
Built in ability to mount iso files.
Far better dual monitor support.

Built in hyper-v (as long as you have slat processor)

Storage spaces. Great for those who store a lot of data and in event of system failure, you can read a storage space set on another win8 box without any effort at all (unlike moving mobo raid sets).

When coupled with a live account, settings and configs can be shared across multiple win 8 boxes..including browser bookmarks.

Ability to read continuously availability flag when used with a server2012 continously available clustered file share. So, in event cluster fails, the client doesn't lose smb connection, it just pauses and continues.

Smb3 improvements for file sharing.

Much improved powershell editor and powershell command creation utility..it now comes with intellisense (and these powershell changes ARE available in a download to windows 7.

So, there are a few technical reasons that are positives for windows 8.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 7
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    Self-Built in July 2009
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    Intel Q9550 2.83Ghz OC'd to 3.40Ghz
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    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R rev. 1.1, F12 BIOS
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    8GB G.Skill PI DDR2-800, 4-4-4-12 timings
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    EVGA 1280MB Nvidia GeForce GTX570
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    Realtek ALC899A 8 channel onboard audio
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    23" Acer x233H
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Intel X25-M 80GB Gen 2 SSD
    Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black, 32MB cache. WD1001FALS
    PSU
    Corsair 620HX modular
    Case
    Antec P182
    Cooling
    stock
    Keyboard
    ABS M1 Mechanical
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    Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
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    15/2 cable modem
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    Windows and Linux enthusiast. Logitech G35 Headset.

Coke Robot

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#9
What doesn't suck AT ALL is Internet Explorer 10 immersive or Desktop. Apparently, it's about 8 percent faster than chrome, but then again, chrome will be outdoing IE again in like three months.

Desktop IE has built in Flash, one less software to install. And it's faster and more secure, and FINALLY has built in spell check. Whoever decided to not have that already built in into IE....geez!

Immersive IE is immersive. It has Flash support, but to an extent. It also is more secure as addons are disabled.

Another thing that does not suck is SmartScreen in IE and Windows, overall everything is stupidly secure.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    AMD FX 8320
    Motherboard
    Crosshair V Formula-Z
    Memory
    16 gig DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS R9 270
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Seagate Barracuda (starting to hate Seagate)
    x2 3 TB Toshibas
    Windows 8.1 is installed on a SanDisk Ultra Plus 256 GB
    PSU
    OCZ 500 watt
    Case
    A current work in progres as I'll be building the physical case myself. It shall be fantastic.
    Cooling
    Arctic Cooler with 3 heatpipes
    Keyboard
    Logitech K750 wireless solar powered keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Touch Mouse
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, but I might go back on KIS 2014

phailyoor

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#10
What doesn't suck AT ALL is Internet Explorer 10 immersive or Desktop. Apparently, it's about 8 percent faster than chrome, but then again, chrome will be outdoing IE again in like three months. Desktop IE has built in Flash, one less software to install. And it's faster and more secure, and FINALLY has built in spell check. Whoever decided to not have that already built in into IE....geez! Immersive IE is immersive. It has Flash support, but to an extent. It also is more secure as addons are disabled. Another thing that does not suck is SmartScreen in IE and Windows, overall everything is stupidly secure.
IE sucks. It's better than it used to be, but it still sucks. Also, flash through win update sucks because updates are slower than getting them directly from adobe. Remember how long that last flash update took? Also, smartscreen sucks. It just does. Phoning home about EVERYTHING you download? Nag screen for all non-MS approved software? Not something I want.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 RTM (Retinas taking damage...)
    CPU
    i5 2500
    Motherboard
    msi p67a-g43
    Memory
    16 GB DDR3 1333
    Graphics Card(s)
    2x Nvidia 9800 GTX+

fafhrd

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#11
Reworked networking stack that connects much faster than Windows 7, with impressively quick and more stable WiFi connectivity.

Less obtrusive handling of windows updates - usually you restart Windows 8 without knowing that there are updates installed and ready to configure. "Quieter" Action Center alerts to fewer issues than in Windows 7

Improved Explorer search ribbon makes up for deficit in Windows 7, and native mounting of VHD as well as ISO images. Improved facilities in utilities like DISM, that mean you don't have to download IMAGEX to work with Windows Image (WIM) files.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP COMPAQ Presario CQ57
    CPU
    AMD E- 300 APU with Radion HD Graphics 1.30GHz
    Motherboard
    inbuilt
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio on-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    notebook
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Seagate ST9500325AS
    Google drive 15GB
    Skydrive 25GB
    BT Cloud
    PSU
    external 20v
    Case
    Laptop
    Cooling
    pretty good
    Keyboard
    inbuilt
    Mouse
    touchpad
    Internet Speed
    BT Infinity Unlimited - 80 up 20 down =70/16 really
    Browser
    Chrome Canary usually
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    no Start menu modifications
    Upgraded with no issues to 8.0 and to 8.1

FSeal

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#12
-Awesome Metro start screen. Provided Micosoft add support for traditional Context Menus it will be fit for desktop use.
-Cool, small, free, apps. There is potential here. We just want everything too early, that's why we are early adopters.
-Clean, usable PC Settings section. Provided Microsoft move the rest of the stuff there, it will be quite awesome.
-Clean, small and fast desktop theme. Works great under Remote Desktop. Now, if we could only have Aero as an option for local sessions and the light theme for RDC sessions or as a fallback theme when Aero needs to be off.
-Real kernel. Finally.
-Fast boot up that will stay fast. That's a big pro for me.
-Management of startup items. Finally.
-Improved Task Manager. Was about time.
-Standards for app quality and performance, even for the desktop. Hurts, but had to be done.
-Improved security. Almost great, if it wasn't for the fact 99% of it is dedicated to DRM instead of user protection.
-Improved RDC experience. I am literally jumping for joy, this thing flies under RDC and I use RDC all the time.

Basically, Windows 8 is very short of being a total success, if it wasn't for so much driver and software incompatibilities, and this forced Tablet-Desktop experience and split-personality, which is unforgivable, provided the fixes for this can be delivered with a simple Windows Update very fast if Microsoft decide to do so.
Wow... Those are the rosiest Rose Colored Glasses ever.

Virtually every one of those items is either a personal opinion (and somewhat of a rare one) or flat out false. Boot times? same as 7 (May be fast because of a clean install atm). Metro control panel NOT usable half the time, missing too many items. MS has had a "Real Kernel" for a LONG time. (In fact it seems like they may have actually screwed up the multitasking with the tweaks to the scheduling in Win8 so bleh on that) Win7 and even vista had management of startup items just like 8. Task Manager? Exactly the same functionality but somewhat prettier graphics...

But enjoy... :/
 

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    Windows 7/8

pparks1

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#13
What doesn't suck AT ALL is Internet Explorer 10 immersive or Desktop.
Oddly enough, I don't use IE or even feel remotely inclined to try it at all. I use Chrome and rely heavily on the synchronized bookmark feature. That alone got me off from Firefox, which I used religiously for years.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
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    Self-Built in July 2009
    CPU
    Intel Q9550 2.83Ghz OC'd to 3.40Ghz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R rev. 1.1, F12 BIOS
    Memory
    8GB G.Skill PI DDR2-800, 4-4-4-12 timings
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 1280MB Nvidia GeForce GTX570
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC899A 8 channel onboard audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Acer x233H
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Intel X25-M 80GB Gen 2 SSD
    Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black, 32MB cache. WD1001FALS
    PSU
    Corsair 620HX modular
    Case
    Antec P182
    Cooling
    stock
    Keyboard
    ABS M1 Mechanical
    Mouse
    Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
    Internet Speed
    15/2 cable modem
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    Windows and Linux enthusiast. Logitech G35 Headset.

lehnerus2000

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#14
Synchronised Bookmarks

Oddly enough, I don't use IE or even feel remotely inclined to try it at all. I use Chrome and rely heavily on the synchronized bookmark feature. That alone got me off from Firefox, which I used religiously for years.
FF has a synchronised Bookmark feature too (I don't use it).

Why should I have to download and upload multiple MB of data every time I want to use the Internet?
Not to mention that I don't trust that my encrypted info is actually safe from prying eyes.

Why can't they have a "local" version for multi-boot users?
 
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  • OS
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 18.3 MATE (64 bit)
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    PC/Desktop
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    n/a
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II x6 1055T, 2.8 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASRock 880GMH-LE/USB3
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 1333 G-Skill Ares F3-1333C9D-8GAO (4GB x 2)
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    ATI Radeon HD6450
    Sound Card
    Realtek?
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S23B350
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital 1.5 TB (SATA), Western Digital 2 TB (SATA), Western Digital 3 TB (SATA)
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    Tower
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    Wired Optical
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    Linux Mint 16 MATE (64 bit) replaced with Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit) - 2014-05-17
    Linux Mint 14 MATE (64 bit) replaced with Linux Mint 16 MATE (64 bit) - 2013-11-13
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    RAM & Graphics Card Upgraded - 2013-01-13
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Coke Robot

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#15
Speaking of IE, IE 9 and obvious 10 whoop the poop out of chrome and FF in terms of malware protection. This does not suck at all.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    AMD FX 8320
    Motherboard
    Crosshair V Formula-Z
    Memory
    16 gig DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS R9 270
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Seagate Barracuda (starting to hate Seagate)
    x2 3 TB Toshibas
    Windows 8.1 is installed on a SanDisk Ultra Plus 256 GB
    PSU
    OCZ 500 watt
    Case
    A current work in progres as I'll be building the physical case myself. It shall be fantastic.
    Cooling
    Arctic Cooler with 3 heatpipes
    Keyboard
    Logitech K750 wireless solar powered keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Touch Mouse
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, but I might go back on KIS 2014

phailyoor

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#16
Speaking of IE, IE 9 and obvious 10 whoop the poop out of chrome and FF in terms of malware protection. This does not suck at all.
o rly? Prove it.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 RTM (Retinas taking damage...)
    CPU
    i5 2500
    Motherboard
    msi p67a-g43
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    16 GB DDR3 1333
    Graphics Card(s)
    2x Nvidia 9800 GTX+

Coke Robot

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#17

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    AMD FX 8320
    Motherboard
    Crosshair V Formula-Z
    Memory
    16 gig DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS R9 270
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Seagate Barracuda (starting to hate Seagate)
    x2 3 TB Toshibas
    Windows 8.1 is installed on a SanDisk Ultra Plus 256 GB
    PSU
    OCZ 500 watt
    Case
    A current work in progres as I'll be building the physical case myself. It shall be fantastic.
    Cooling
    Arctic Cooler with 3 heatpipes
    Keyboard
    Logitech K750 wireless solar powered keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Touch Mouse
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, but I might go back on KIS 2014

HippsieGypsie

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#18
What doesn't suck AT ALL is Internet Explorer 10 immersive or Desktop. Apparently, it's about 8 percent faster than chrome, but then again, chrome will be outdoing IE again in like three months. Desktop IE has built in Flash, one less software to install. And it's faster and more secure, and FINALLY has built in spell check. Whoever decided to not have that already built in into IE....geez! Immersive IE is immersive. It has Flash support, but to an extent. It also is more secure as addons are disabled. Another thing that does not suck is SmartScreen in IE and Windows, overall everything is stupidly secure.
IE sucks. It's better than it used to be, but it still sucks. Also, flash through win update sucks because updates are slower than getting them directly from adobe. Remember how long that last flash update took? Also, smartscreen sucks. It just does. Phoning home about EVERYTHING you download? Nag screen for all non-MS approved software? Not something I want.
It is noticeably faster indeed.

I think MS fixed the flash vulnerability in a timely manner considering first time factors. Built in addons only make sense for speed and security. Do you have a timeline of how quick Adobe fixes flaws? Or that they know they're present?

MS gives the option of turning SmartScreen off. It's OK if one wants to be vulnerable to spyware, viruses, and the like. I for one am glad they keep tract, for I don't have the time.
 

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  • OS
    8.1 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer T690
    CPU
    Intel Pentium D Dual Core
    Motherboard
    Acer/Intel E946GZ
    Memory
    2GB (max upgrade)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 - PCI Express x16
    Sound Card
    Integrated RealTek ALC888 high-definition audio with 7.1 channel audio support
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer AL1917W A LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1440 X 900
    Hard Drives
    350 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
    Thumb drives
    PSU
    Standard 250 watt
    Case
    Desktop 7.2" (183mm) W x 17.5" (445mm) L x 14.5"
    Cooling
    Dual case fans + CPU fan
    Keyboard
    Acer Windows PS/2
    Mouse
    Wireless Microsoft Arc
    Internet Speed
    54mbp/s
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Office Pro 2013 / Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows Phone 8.1DP GDR1

pparks1

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#19
FF has a synchronised Bookmark feature too (I don't use it).
Yeah, I used to be a firefox user and tried their sync feature and at the time it was just not very good. While it worked, it was often delayed and slow to update. Seemed like Chrome was very fast.

Why should I have to download and upload multiple MB of data every time I want to use the Internet?
Not to mention that I don't trust that my encrypted info is actually safe from prying eyes.
I'm not entirely sure how much data it is, but I don't believe that my bookmarks, extensions, and settings amount to MB's of data each time I want to use the Internet. I believe it only syncs when there is a change, and at best I'd guess we are talking a few 100k.

Security is obviously a concern. You don't have to sync passwords, or even save passwords in your browser.

Why can't they have a "local" version for multi-boot users?
Probably because there aren't that many multi-boot users.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 7
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    Self-Built in July 2009
    CPU
    Intel Q9550 2.83Ghz OC'd to 3.40Ghz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R rev. 1.1, F12 BIOS
    Memory
    8GB G.Skill PI DDR2-800, 4-4-4-12 timings
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 1280MB Nvidia GeForce GTX570
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC899A 8 channel onboard audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Acer x233H
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Intel X25-M 80GB Gen 2 SSD
    Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black, 32MB cache. WD1001FALS
    PSU
    Corsair 620HX modular
    Case
    Antec P182
    Cooling
    stock
    Keyboard
    ABS M1 Mechanical
    Mouse
    Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
    Internet Speed
    15/2 cable modem
    Other Info
    Windows and Linux enthusiast. Logitech G35 Headset.

lehnerus2000

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#20
IE No Go

IE doesn't have the customisation options I want and it doesn't have NoScript, so it's a no go for me.

I'm not entirely sure how much data it is, but I don't believe that my bookmarks, extensions, and settings amount to MB's of data each time I want to use the Internet. I believe it only syncs when there is a change, and at best I'd guess we are talking a few 100k.

Security is obviously a concern. You don't have to sync passwords, or even save passwords in your browser.
My 7 Profiles use 631 MB of HDD space! :eek:
My smallest Profile is ~38 MB.
I have a total of 18 MB of Bookmarks in my 7 Profiles.

I don't have any important passwords in my browser (I don't use online banking or shopping).

I'm more worried about being constantly spammed because someone has looked at my Browsing History.

Why can't they have a "local" version for multi-boot users?
Probably because there aren't that many multi-boot users.
I suppose that's true overall.

It seems like a lot of people on SevenForums and EightForums multi-boot, though.
 
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 18.3 MATE (64 bit)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
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    CPU
    AMD Phenom II x6 1055T, 2.8 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASRock 880GMH-LE/USB3
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 1333 G-Skill Ares F3-1333C9D-8GAO (4GB x 2)
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    ATI Radeon HD6450
    Sound Card
    Realtek?
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    Samsung S23B350
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
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    Western Digital 1.5 TB (SATA), Western Digital 2 TB (SATA), Western Digital 3 TB (SATA)
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    Tower
    Mouse
    Wired Optical
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    Linux Mint 16 MATE (64 bit) replaced with Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit) - 2014-05-17
    Linux Mint 14 MATE (64 bit) replaced with Linux Mint 16 MATE (64 bit) - 2013-11-13
    Ubuntu 10.04 (64 bit) replaced with Linux Mint 14 MATE (64 bit) - 2013-01-14
    RAM & Graphics Card Upgraded - 2013-01-13
    Monitor Upgraded - 2012-04-20
    System Upgraded - 2011-05-21, 2010-07-14
    HDD Upgraded - 2010-08-11, 2011-08-24,

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