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Windows 8: Do you need it?

  1. #101


    Posts : 179
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center


    I'm extremely happy with the excellent stability of Windows 7 SP1 so NO thanks for 8.

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  2. #102


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by theveterans View Post
    I'm extremely happy with the excellent stability of Windows 7 SP1 so NO thanks for 8.
    So I guess you presume that Windows 8 is not stable ?

    So why are you using Servers 2012 on a PC ? it's a fair new OS too, how you know it's more stable than Windows 7 or Server 2008r2 ? aside you run it on a 8 or 9 years old PC, who barely make the minimum requirement , I will be concern about reliabibility too.. Server 2012 Datacenter on an old Dell P4 ...Really ?

    No offence but you list a Server OS and you say you are using Windows 7 because and you let presume Windows 8 is not stable,,,, did you try and have stability problem with Windows 8 , if so was it on that old P4 ? I make a lot of bad comment about Windows 8, but i have it run 24/7 without a single crash since August 15th, Windows 8 have a lot of bad thing , but it's dam stable
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  3. #103


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theveterans View Post
    I'm extremely happy with the excellent stability of Windows 7 SP1 so NO thanks for 8.
    So I guess you presume that Windows 8 is not stable ?

    So why are you using Servers 2012 on a PC ? it's a fair new OS too, how you know it's more stable than Windows 7 or Server 2008r2 ? aside you run it on a 8 or 9 years old PC, who barely make the minimum requirement , I will be concern about reliabibility too.. Server 2012 Datacenter on an old Dell P4 ...Really ?

    No offence but you list a Server OS and you say you are using Windows 7 because and you let presume Windows 8 is not stable,,,, did you try and have stability problem with Windows 8 , if so was it on that old P4 ? I make a lot of bad comment about Windows 8, but i have it run 24/7 without a single crash since August 15th, Windows 8 have a lot of bad thing , but it's dam stable
    Is 512mb RAM even enough then? Just curious.
    I can barely run a web browser on 1024mb.
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  4. #104


    Posts : 92
    Windows 10 (64 bit)


    Windows 8 Disappointing Usability for Both Novice and Power Users

    Windows 8 — Disappointing Usability for Both Novice & Power Users (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)
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  5. #105


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by PaulGo View Post
    Windows 8 Disappointing Usability for Both Novice and Power Users

    This is an advertisement for the promotion of the sale of a $298 / $598 dollar report.
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    Windows 8: Do You Need It? > Yes: I need it. 8 is better than previous versions IMO.
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  6. #106


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post

    Is 512mb RAM even enough then? Just curious.
    I can barely run a web browser on 1024mb.
    well it's the minimum recommended by Microsoft, I can't see how you can run a Server with this amount, even a core version.
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  7. #107


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


    Well I've got it and so far like it, still sorting it out. Did have one niggle but think I've find the solution myself, time will tell. Ok so there's no shutdown button in programs but it's just as quick to click alt+f4 to shut it down. I've got my most used forums just a click away and now I can play DVD's through the program that is supplied via the computer manufacturer, so things are going in the right direction. I'm getting used to using a touchpad and this one is very responsive and easy to use.
    Ok I've only had it since Friday so still have a way to go before I can say for sure it's great or not, still going between my Windows 7 desktop and this Notebook and I'm having fun.
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  8. #108


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    For shut down, place cursor in the lower right corner, click 'Settings' then 'Power'.

    How to Add "Shut Down" Computer to the Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8

    You can also add shut down/restart to a toolbar menu.
    How to Create a Start Menu Toolbar on the Desktop Taskbar in Windows 8

    Having fun is the important thing
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  9. #109


    Posts : 288
    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9


    I said this before. I don't think Windows 8 will be a flop but it most likely won't be the success Windows 7 is into either. I've seen people try Windows 8 besides myself and they are on the enthusiasts group.

    I do have Windows 8RP on a work netbook for fun and for testing and I use it often and I have Classic Shell that skips Metro at Startup there and so far, its less buggy after I applied a few updates but IE10 in there is just crap. I enjoy the themes the most because they change in color as the background image changes. I think it would be a fun idea if they just combine the lock screen (that has a neat background image) with the logon screen so we don't get into an additional layer just to log in. There were times I thought I had to press ENTER first before logging into Windows 7 (on Windows 8, I press ENTER to slide the lock screen before the logon screen would show).
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  10. #110


    Quote Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
    Well I've got it and so far like it, still sorting it out. Did have one niggle but think I've find the solution myself, time will tell. Ok so there's no shutdown button in programs but it's just as quick to click alt+f4 to shut it down. I've got my most used forums just a click away and now I can play DVD's through the program that is supplied via the computer manufacturer, so things are going in the right direction. I'm getting used to using a touchpad and this one is very responsive and easy to use.
    Ok I've only had it since Friday so still have a way to go before I can say for sure it's great or not, still going between my Windows 7 desktop and this Notebook and I'm having fun.
    Hi Joan, nice to see you here, have lot of fun.
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