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Windows 8: Do you need it?

  1. #61


    Do I need it...NO.

    Do I want it...NO.

    Do I think it would make my life a living hell...YES!

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  2. #62


    Posts : 502
    Vanilla 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Panoid View Post
    Yes, I need it. I can't go back to Windows 7 because it's too slow. Windows 8 is lightning fast by comparison.
    I don't see it. It feels the same as seven on two separate machines to me.


    Quote Originally Posted by STIC View Post
    Do I need it...NO.

    Do I want it...NO.

    Do I think it would make my life a living hell...YES!
    Coming from XP? It certainly would be an eye opener.

    Although personally, I found the learning curve quite easy. The 'desktop' is where most users will be spending most of their time and it's not a farcry from Sevens GUI.

    I wasn't a lover of this OS. I truly didn't know what to think or feel about it, but after using it as a primary on both my desktop and laptop for a little while - it's staying.

    I dont love the OS, but I like it a lot better than I did. ClassicShell had a big part in that.

    It's stable, it's as quick as Seven and you can have as much or as little as you want to do with 'Metro'.

    From Seven, it's a nice little upgrade. From XP - it's an invitation to the now.
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  3. #63


    Hafnarfjörđur IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi everyone

    Having tried an RT tablet for a week I can say Windows 8 is 100% FINE for this type of device --I quite enjoyed using the tablet too -- I didn't want to give it back.

    Now on a fully blown Desktop I have other ideas but my week with even a quite limited (but sensible) tablet (Surf RT) rather changed my idea about the whole gamut of Laptops / tablets and cannot wait to see the ms Surf PRO tablet. If this is anything as good (and it should be a lot better) than the RT then I'm getting one and won't have any problems running W8 on it.

    With a USB3 slot (nice for fast disks etc), HDMI out for output to a sensible size screen, Wifi and a micro sd card this device can run Windows 8 and install Windows applications.

    I can see this being INCREDIBLY useful where I can remote log in to my W2003 server / W7 computers who will keep the OS they already have. I can also VPN into work network --great too.

    Having actually tried one of these tablets I have to recant what I said before about tablets -- I HATED them but the Ms tablets turns the whole thing into a different ballgame.

    Looks like bye bye laptop. Price will be the only issue for me - Ultrabook or Ms Surf pro. If Ms prices the device aggressively it should win by a decent margin.

    W8 is absolutely correct for these types of devices --wouldn't have it on a "Classic workstation" though.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. #64


    Hannover, Germany
    Posts : 37
    Windows 8 Pro x64 RTM Build 9200


    I don't get why so many people are hanging out in a Windows 8 forum just to whine about how fail it is
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  5. #65


    Hafnarfjörđur IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by MisterApathy View Post
    I don't get why so many people are hanging out in a Windows 8 forum just to whine about how fail it is
    Hi there
    Who's whining about it.

    I can't see ANYTHING wrong if people point out the obvious failings it obviously has (like every other OS ever invented) or explain pitfalls when upgrading or attempting to sort out installation errors etc.

    I smell a whiff of Troll here.

    If people can't make sensible CONSTRUCTIVE criticisms then why do they even bother to post -- so your point is ??? - over to you if you can even be bothered to answer.

    Have you in any of your humungous total of 19 posts actually made a CONSTRUCTIVE observation. 'Nuff said here I think.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6. #66


    Hannover, Germany
    Posts : 37
    Windows 8 Pro x64 RTM Build 9200


    Point being, useful person posts article (be that article negative or positive)
    First 10-20 replies on every thread are people declaring "Windows 8 is t3h gay, I am never leaving XP or 7", so my question remains, what the hell are you doing here if you are so determined to remain on XP or 7 the rest of your life.
    These people don't actually post a reason for their statement, I see maybe 1 in 30 negative posts which could be considered constructive by any stretch of the imagination.

    I also wasn't directing that at YOU, it was just a general observation after the last 15 threads I looked at containing some generic "windows 8 is shit" statement immediately following the OP
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  7. #67


    Quote Originally Posted by STIC View Post
    Do I need it...NO.

    Do I want it...NO.

    Do I think it would make my life a living hell...YES!
    Wow, that's a useful comment. I'm unsubscribing from this thread.
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  8. #68


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Do I need it , probably not, but on the other hand , new OS are more secure, if you look at the Metro version of IE 10, it work on a sand box, reducing the risk to infect a PC. But i will not upgrade all my PCs for the fun of it.
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  9. #69


    DeLand, FL
    Posts : 380
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    I've found that since I'm a developer, Win8 on the desktop is actually a good configuration. I can continue to develop and support to the Windows desktop and write tablet applications all on the same machine. That was an aspect I hadn't thought of. The system turns out to be very stable and I think I'm going to stick with it.

    I'm unlikely to replace my iPads and iPhones for my own use, however it does give me a solid platform to continue developing code to the MS platform. I gained that aspect of it without losing anything so it's a win-win for me.

    -Max
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  10. #70


    Posts : 21
    Win 8 64


    No, there is no need for 8 on a PC. However, using it on a PC is not problematic. I upgraded two of my PC's to 8 just to keep up. I can operate it just like 7 except that I need to go to the start screen to launch an application that isn't on the desktop. If your apps are on the 7 desktop, then you can use the computer as you always have. I like the start screen and use it as intended. I've had zero problems with integration or drivers or anything. It just upgraded and started working as it should. Not necessary but not a problem either.
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