Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Windows 8: Do you need it?

  1. #21


    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo27 View Post
    I don't get why everyone hates Win8. I think it's neat.
    But other people don't find it as neat.

    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo27 View Post
    The metro UI only makes it faster to get to an app or program. It's cool how they are live and update throughout the day.
    Unsure how metro makes it faster to get to an app. When I am on the desktop, the fastest way for me launch my apps is to click on the taskbar pins that I have made. Clicking the lower left corner to get the start hotspot up, or clicking the windows key, and then finding and clicking the tile and being zipped back into the destkop is slower for me than clicking my pinned taskbar icon and just staying on the desktop.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #22


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I need it. I like the consolidation of capabilities into one UI, the slickness, speed, and efficiency of the hardware is a HUGE plus for me. I'm sorry, but I don't into, literally, of having multiple devices that one can achieve perfectly well. I don't have be weird and use my four inch phone to browse different apps that I can do just as well and better with a PC and a large screen. Some don't like that, that's OK, because Windows 8 can still do everything Windows 7 can do just fine.

    I for one, will be making a huge effort to update people's laptops to Windows 8 mostly due to improved battery life and speed. The Start Screen can be learned and navigation can be learned. I'll be installing HP's Learn Windows 8 app on said installs as well...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #23


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    LOL.

    Let's hope not many actually buy this awful thing.

    Maybe then MS will stop trying to control everything and give the customers what they want.
    Here's something by some of your fellow countrymen. The idea of the song came to them while on tour through the U.S.

    [video=youtube;OagFIQMs1tw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OagFIQMs1tw
    Too bad I could not enjoy your video. This is what I get: (GEMA is the organisation that collects license fees for any music)

    Click image for larger version
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #24


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I for one, will be making a huge effort to update people's laptops to Windows 8 mostly due to improved battery life and speed. The Start Screen can be learned and navigation can be learned. I'll be installing HP's Learn Windows 8 app on said installs as well...
    I'm trying to come up with a good mechanism for myself to judge the real world different in battery life. Aside from boot improvements, I haven't really seem much to support claims that Windows 8 is really noticeably faster.

    I don't do much side computer work for people. After using them all day, I want to get away from them at home...so people in my circles have to upgrade if they wish on their own.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #25


    [/QUOTE]Too bad I could not enjoy your video. This is what I get: (GEMA is the organisation that collects license fees for any music)[/QUOTE]

    That's weird. I copied the URL from YouTube and pasted it using the forum "insert video" option. We do this all the time in the "What are you listening to" thread.

    Anyway, it's "You can't always get what you want" by The Rolling Stones from the Sticky Fingers album.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #26


    Posts : 228
    Black Label 7x64


    GEMA outlawed (in Germany) a 70-year-old song video I uploaded a long time ago. They can be strict about this stuff.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #27


    Posts : 534
    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Aside from boot improvements, I haven't really seem much to support claims that Windows 8 is really noticeably faster.
    It all depends on the hardware you install it on, if it's fairly new hardware you probably won't notice it. On my work Ultrabook I can notice a bit of performance increase, it's a couple of years old, and on my Latitude D620 laptop it is night and day. Microsoft put a lot of work on having W8 perform on lower spec'd hardware and for that they've succeeded.

    This is why I say that W8 won't be the savior to PC sales that OEMs have hoped for, if anything it will extend the life of current PCs. New PC sales will be mostly on the tablet or hybrids or those that want touch screens for their desktops.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #28


    I don't "need it" but I like it. I'm looking forward to discovering some interesting/useful "Metro" apps. Meanwhile the Desktop covers everything I need to be productive. There are several good ways to reconstitute the Start button but I'm not sure that is really necessary. However, I am going to hedge my bet and install Windows 8 in a dual boot configuration with all my data/files/email/etc available from either operating system.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #29


    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Travis View Post
    GEMA outlawed (in Germany) a 70-year-old song video I uploaded a long time ago. They can be strict about this stuff.
    Thanks, Colonel. I never new this organization existed. I read up on it. YouTube is banned in Germany. Google took them to court over extravagant fees and lost. Now it seems it's to be heard in a California court.

    Copyright infringement is a touchy subject no doubt, but I should think the Stones don't care. They're rolling in dough. Anyway, thanks again. I learned something today.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #30


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


    Quote Originally Posted by TerryE View Post
    7 works for me. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
    Hi Terry,

    Are all the previous OSs broken?


    If it works for you, then use it. I have the same philosophy.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 3 of 13 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Windows 8: Do you need it?
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook