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Windows 8: Do you need it?

  1. #91


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by jbfoster View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nnq2603 View Post
    @jbfoster: I mean I still use Win XP and Windows 7 but primary OS is XP. Win7 in home PC (dual boot XP/7), I've just remove and place Win 8 instead. But I only use Win 8 for regular task such as web browsing, play media, listening music, etc... but in home, what else more do I need? So I'm OK with Win8 for home using.

    I don't install AutoCAD in Windows 8. But if it works properly, it probably appears same as every other WinOS. Of course it'd run as desktop app (because metro edition of it non-existed and may never be). I tend to keep it simple and lightweight to experience a few weeks before I install anything heavy (maybe won't install those at all). Because at the moment, I keep win7/XP in mind for working or heavy task (now only XP).
    If you do install and do some heavy computing in Windows 8, please post back here your experience as I would like to know how it goes. I don't do anything crazy. I surf the web, download movies encode/convert some movies.

    Thanks
    I can attest to this. I've done heavy computing with Windows 8 for a while now, and it's actually better to use than 7.

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  2. #92


    Posts : 3
    Windows XP SP3, Windows 8 Pro, Windows XP SP2 x64


    @jbfoster: Yes. BTW, i think rip/encode movie is one of heavy tasks someway 'coz it utilize 100% CPU performance and take times.

    My using AutoCAD is only about compatible issue and personal habit, most counted thing, I prefer to work in classic AutoCAD (<2010) version along Windows XP/7. Similar with 3Ds Max, it's heavy CPU load only in rendering process, modeling in viewport almost rely on graphic card. Nothing crazy or hardcore about them than ur video encoding process.
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  3. #93


    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 653
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Do I need it, probably not, am I getting it, yes. OK I love gadgets and just think this is another gadget to play with, especially using a laptop instead of a desktop with a 22" monitor.

    It will be a learning curve as I haven't even looked at it yet so have no idea what to expect but at least it will keep me on my toes and my brain working. I will look on it as another stage in my life where I'm taken out of my comfort zone and have to try something different, it will be fun and I'm looking forward to it.
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  4. #94


    You really need this software, trust me. Here is the link. Check this out Reasons: Why you should Buy Microsoft Windows 8 [Infographic] | All Infographics
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  5. #95


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Thanks
    I can attest to this. I've done heavy computing with Windows 8 for a while now, and it's actually better to use than 7.[/QUOTE]

    What is that heavy computing you did with an Athlon 240 ? are you folding or do something like that ?
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  6. #96


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Thanks
    I can attest to this. I've done heavy computing with Windows 8 for a while now, and it's actually better to use than 7.
    What is that heavy computing you did with an Athlon 240 ? are you folding or do something like that ?[/QUOTE]

    That, and Photoshopping, AutoCAD, video converting, DVD authoring, HD video playback, Office, VMs, hard drive checking/recovery/wiping and reformatting, DVD ripping, backing up user data from other PCs and copying and pasting those files into their new directories, video creation, STD checking, and some light games like Grand Theft Auto Vice City, PS 1 and 2 emulation, and before I had Hitman on Windows 7 as well as Grand Theft Automobile IV that actually ran graphically like a console more or less.

    Folding, what?!
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  7. #97


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Folding Protein Simulation, to help research .....Folding@home - HomePage a lot of peoples do it, we share or PC to help the science. They give points, the faster you return the results the more you have points, it's very intensive on the CPU or The GPU or both. And you will like this part, it's seems to be a little bit faster on Windows 8 , but of course it will not beat a Linux with 4 XEON CPUs. With Linux you can isolate the cores and have a better load on each of them.
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  8. #98


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Ahh, that's interesting, I think I might take that up.

    Especially when I have my eight core processor and Radeon 7870...
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  9. #99


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    AMD GPU sucks at this, only Nvidia perform well , it'S the fault of AMD they are not interested to give us driver for it.
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  10. #100


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Really? How so?
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