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leeingrove

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Being a newbie here and a novice with pc's I know very little...

Having read many threads and posts, I have come to the conclusion that the metro app page has some very mixed feelings, leaning towards a thumbs down.

Was only a couple months back when I was using XP sp3, then baffled with win7 with it's intransitive file handling and ease of use for a complete novice. win8 I feel has taken the bull by it's horns and created a faster, easier, smoother user friendly OS than previous versions, bar windows 3.11.

Take my WiFi used to take up to 2 mins for it to connect, now it's instant. Fact everything is instant. Security features appear better than non windows oem s/w.
 

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    windows 8

The Muss

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I can't make out anything from what you say. Windows 8 is the fastest OS out there right now. Boot time perfect. Tells you how much GB of internet used. Search is the best new feature I like. You don'd need pdf reader and iso burners, they're all included in windows 8. I think it's time to forget about XP and Win7. You've come this far never go back.

P.S. Change your DNS to OpenDNS or Google DNS. The best speed you can ever get
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 15 L502X
    CPU
    i5 2450m
    Motherboard
    Intel HM67
    Memory
    6GB DDR3 (1333MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 3000+GT 525m
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD+ WaveMaxx
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    1366x768
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    Seagate 500GB 7200.1 RPM
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    25mbps=2.5mbit/s

FSeal

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I think he was saying he liked it. :)

But geese... PDF reader is... basic, Win 8 is faster by a small amount, Windows 7 has built in ISO burner. In fact a LOT of Win 8 features that people are touting were actually IN Windows 7 like the search feature. It's /exactly/ the same as the Windows 7 feature, it just looks different in windows 8. No one ever bothered to know or use them in 7 not sure why they are now suddenly "features" of windows 8 :p

So the desktop and underlying OS is incrementally better than 7 as you might expect after 3 years of work on it so... nice but then the UI takes away more features than Win 8's underlying OS added. So it's kind of a draw.
 

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    Windows 7/8

tcman50

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But geese, robins, blackbirds...:roflmao:
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    Intel I5 3570K overclocked to 4.2ghz
    Motherboard
    Asus P8Z77-V LX
    Memory
    Cosrair DDR3-1600 (4 x 4gb)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GT 610 2GB
    Sound Card
    None
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 27" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x0180
    Hard Drives
    Seagate HDD 500gb (windows)
    Seagate HDD 1.5tb (media)
    Seagate HDD 1tb (media)
    Seagate HDD 1tb (media)
    PSU
    CoolMax 700watt
    Case
    Cosiar R400 Carbide series
    Cooling
    Cool Master H212
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Mouse
    PowerUp 3 button mouse
    Internet Speed
    12mb down, 1mb up
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    qty. (5) 120mm fans, four are monitored by motherboard.
    Logitech T650 Touchpad for touch screen gestures

leeingrove

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Err yes sorry I have a tendency to shorten sentences so missing out un-necessary words, which unless your 1st language is British English then might find hard to read..

Yes I like it.... But FSeal I am lazy so I rarely switch my laptop off, rather it sleeps, now in 7 and below would take 2+ mins to reload and the WiFi another minute under 8 I have it so even when pc sleeps wifi is still active as such hit the sleep button to PU 3 seconds, splash screen 1 second metro hit space for desktop browse on chrome straight away....
 

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  • OS
    windows 8

Kebero

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Windows 7 has built in ISO burner.

I think they misspoke. Windows 8 will allow you to mount and ISO without additional software. This was not a feature in Windows 7.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP ProBook 4430s
    CPU
    Intel Core i3-2310M
    Memory
    16GB DDR3
    Hard Drives
    80GB Intel 320 SSD
    500GB Samsung Momentus

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