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Donít Believe The FUD: Windows 8 Is Much Better Than You Think

  1. #11


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    You DO get used to the 'new' way Win 8 operates.......

    I had my brother in stitches the other day.

    I was working on his machine (4yo Toshiba laptop with Win 7 32-bit)
    and kept slamming the mouse into the bottom left corner, looking for
    the right-click 'guts' menu, failing, and getting annoyed.

    He wanted to know WTF I was trying to do. (He hasn't tried 8, nor does
    he have any desire to).

    When I explained, he was impressed, and reckons he'd like it in 7.

    I'm trying to get him to try 8 in V-Box....the Toshiba is dying, and if he
    replaces it, he'll probably end up with 8 anyway.

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  2. #12


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


    It might do ok on tablets - it might appeal to some Apple users.

    That is nothing to do with how I use my desktop machine - it is awful for that.

    Locked down, limited, annoying beyond belief.

    Fine if you want a smartphone/craplet - that is what win8 is for.

    Let us have an o/s for desktop users - that we can use the way we want - it should be OUR PC.

    Coke Robot will never grasp it.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    It might do ok on tablets - it might appeal to some Apple users.

    That is nothing to do with how I use my desktop machine - it is awful for that.

    Locked down, limited, annoying beyond belief.

    Fine if you want a smartphone/craplet - that is what win8 is for.

    If you're only using Metro, I'd agree.

    But, with Classic Start, the Quick-Launch toolbar enabled, and C-S set to
    boot through to the desktop, it's every bit as useful and productive as 7.

    And it runs everything 7 did and more. I can run with as many windows
    open simultaneously as this i7/8GB can handle (and that's a LOT).

    I never even SEE the new Start Screen unless I WANT to.

    No, I wasn't happy about having to install 3rd-party apps to get
    back what I consider to be basic functionality.

    But, having now done so, I find 8 to be every bit as good as 7...

    Just different.

    And no, I didn't like it at all, at first.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Let us have an o/s for desktop users - that we can use the way we want - it should be OUR PC.
    Geez... My desktop is a traditional set up. ...desktop, taskbar, all apps. It is my pc. Nothing annoying about it. Never used an Apple product. (8) Easiest OS ever.

    from the article:
    Donít get me wrong. This isnít a must-have upgrade. If youíre happy with Windows 7, you donít need Windows 8
    Last edited by mdmd; 16 Oct 2012 at 10:05. Reason: tablets ...
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  5. #15


    Posts : 534
    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    C'mon guys -- we've been down this route "Ad Nauseam".

    Some people --maybe the majority will actually LIKE the new interface -- but for people who use and install loads of complex apps like the entire adobe CS suite or the complete visual studio package the new interface is NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE.

    Any sort of complex app that has sublevel choices within its main menu needs to have a Hierarchical access level -- this cannot be done with a "One dimensional" infinite left scroll model.

    You can "with difficulty" arrange some tiles in a sort of decent way to run these types of applications but it isn't easy, quick or intuitive.

    As I said before if you are running essentially simple apps that you don't need a hierarchical structure for -- fine -- but there are those of us who don't use a laptop like a smartphone / tablet --and the current start screen for these scenarios is an unmitigated disaster.

    We shouldn't have to rely on 3rd party apps to make BASIC USE of the OS.

    Cheers
    jimbo


    Still don't get it huh? One day maybe.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 534
    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Reviews on Amazon can be just silly.
    Forget the Amazon reviews, all you need to do is read the comments for any Windows 8 article, positive or negative, and see the number of people supporting W8. This has changed from practically everyone bashing it to most often many more supporting it and bashing on the haters.
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  7. #17


    I have read the reviews and have used Windows 8 pretty extensively. I too changed from saying it was terrible to admitting that it had features and performance and good things going for it. For my desktop and laptop use though, the interface doesn't offer me very much that I'm drawn too and I don't see too many ways that it would benefit me from Windows 7. It comes down to whether or not I want to spend the money to get the upgrade. I'm not inclined to spend money on change simply for the sake of change. And i don't need something new and exciting to figure out. I work on PC's for a living, sometimes I like to just use the technology and then do something else.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 299
    win 7 home premium 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    It might do ok on tablets - it might appeal to some Apple users.

    That is nothing to do with how I use my desktop machine - it is awful for that.

    Locked down, limited, annoying beyond belief.

    Fine if you want a smartphone/craplet - that is what win8 is for.

    Let us have an o/s for desktop users - that we can use the way we want - it should be OUR PC.

    Coke Robot will never grasp it.




    Exactly, MS is just hoping that forcing this metro crap down the general public throat will be tolerated, and I think they are in for one heck of a let down. The reason why is because if MS was so confident in their metro nonsense they would simply have let the USER opt for a boot to desktop or metro.

    MS shows their weakness by failing to give that simply choice, there is no reason for them to no offer it......UNLESS THEY KNOW THAT METRO SUCKS AND THE PUBLIC WILL OVERWHELMING RESIST IT if given the option.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 30
    Win 8 release canadate


    Any sort of complex app that has sublevel choices within its main menu needs to have a Hierarchical access level -- this cannot be done with a "One dimensional" infinite left scroll model.
    The app itself should provide that choice.
    On Win 8 if you are more than two or three levels deep, the faster method is to use the keyboard - and keyboard commands will *always* be faster. Two keystrokes will in most cases limit the choices to a small number of apps and you can select from that list.

    You can "with difficulty" arrange some tiles in a sort of decent way to run these types of applications but it isn't easy, quick or intuitive.
    o
    Dragging and dropping is all that is required to move tiles around.
    Dragging a tile to a clear spot and looking for the vertical bar that indicate you are starting a new group is also easy.

    As someone who has dragged and dropped an app into the wrong place on a hierarchal menu system more than once I like that better.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I don't believe the FUD.

    But then again, the changes to Windows don't make a me pessimistic granny protesting in the streets over split milk.

    I still have yet to understand the dissent over the UI. If point A to B is still achieved in a proper manner just like it used to, what's the issue? Or the non-issue?
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