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Windows 8 is the new XP

  1. #21


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I would say Linux Mint, as I cannot stand the Unity interface that Ubuntu has moved to.

    I feel sorry for Ubuntu because it was THE Linux that made me use it in the first place. But the interface has to please the user.

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  2. #22


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I would say Linux Mint, as I cannot stand the Unity interface that Ubuntu has moved to.

    I feel sorry for Ubuntu because it was THE Linux that made me use it in the first place. But the interface has to please the user.
    Absolutely true, and many diehard fans did up and jump ship based on the Unity interface that wasn't universally loved. In many respects it reminds me of the Metro interface. Supposed to be easier, more intuitive, designed for the future...but it was such a pain to work on, I simply moved onto something else that was more standard, the way it used to be, and it made me feel more productive getting things done rather than spending time trying to figure out how to get things done.
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  3. #23


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
    I've heard criticisms of every new OS, including Windows 7, there were/are many people that complained and didn't like it.
    Many spent endless hours trying to make Windows 7 look like XP, most of them failed, completely corrupting it in the process and then complained that it didn't work and was slow. They went back to XP, where they wanted to be anyway.
    No problem, if you like an OS use it, if not then don't.
    It's not an issue for me, everyone has my permission to use the OS they want
    Yeah, my brother was like this. He hung around Windows XP forever and even when forced to migrate to Windows 7 due to a new computer, he spent a lot of time and effort making Windows 7 behave just like Windows XP. People are creatures of habit.
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  4. #24


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Did someone say there is a LEAK

    Is it called Windows Next again, Windows Blue or Windows Nine?

    Link, please

    It's gotta be in Alpha stage by now.



    That's much faster and a good thing for people upgrading to Windows 8 on an existing PC. But it also makes it more plausible that Microsoft will deliver a new version of Windows far more often than we're used to. We've already argued that we might see Windows shift to yearly versions, and Mary Jo Foley reports sources saying a new release of Windows, codename Blue, could ship in 2013.
    Some Rumors:
    CES 2014: Windows 9 Beta
    Mix 2014: 9 Release Candidate Windows
    Building 2014: RTM of Windows 9
    November 2014: Windows Release 9

    It will be interesting to see if Microsoft plans to release Windows nine two years after the company released Windows 8 to the public.

    /off topic
    Last edited by Dave76; 24 Oct 2012 at 04:07.
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  5. #25


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    Windows 8


    I agree, also Windows XP was the FIRST EVER O.S. to be shipped with Tablet-P.C.'s, it was the basis for the Xbox and Windows Mobile 2003.

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    Also Windows 8 is another O.S. used to try and unify Microsoft's O.S.'es into one large ''Microsoft Ecosystem'' and this time it will be succesful because the thing Windows 8 has that Windows XP didn't have is Microsoft SkyDrive to give all O.S.'es one unified experience, Windows 8 runs Xbox LIVE, Zune's marketplace (as Xbox Music & Xbox Video, respectively) and all (FORMER-)Windows Live-(Cloud-)Sevices are bundled with Windows 8 (excluding a handful which will probably be included in the Blue-update).

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  6. #26


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Win 8 now seems to have managed to get most of the functions of Ubuntu Unity working in windows.

    Unfortunately, it is much worse.



    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I would say Linux Mint, as I cannot stand the Unity interface that Ubuntu has moved to.

    I feel sorry for Ubuntu because it was THE Linux that made me use it in the first place. But the interface has to please the user.
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  7. #27


    Posts : 474
    Win 8 (64) : Win 7 (64) : Vista (64) : Android JB 4.2 : iOS 6


    Quote Originally Posted by Arpan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Actually Windows 7 will be the new XP, no doubt about it.

    And I said that as soon as I saw Windows 8 many months ago.

    At the time I was ridiculed "not here" for making such an outrageous statement.

    Now everyone is saying it....
    I don't get you. Has your post got anything to do with the article?? And where is everyone saying it?? The article says Windows 8 is the new XP.
    I totally agree with Chave65 and I see where he is coming from. He meant Win 7 will live as long as XP. That's for sure. And to add to his statement, "Win 8 is the new Vista" which everybody also hated.

    And to go back to the article, it makes a lot of sense, too. It took more than 10 years before users started to love the XP but Microsoft didn't care and changed it again. Have they not learned anything from XP experience??? If this is some kind of trend, then we should not attach ourselves too much with Win 7 or Win 8 because it will be another big shock for everyone if Microsoft suddenly decides to change it again.
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  8. #28


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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    What, no one could fine a new article depicting hatred for windows 8 so they dug up an old one to see if they could get something going again. . .
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  9. #29


    I thought the same thing when I saw this, Lee.

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    Win 8 (64) : Win 7 (64) : Vista (64) : Android JB 4.2 : iOS 6


    Me too Lee & H-G...
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