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Windows 8: Do you need it?

  1. #81


    Posts : 25
    windows 8 64 bit


    well i have an interesting comment about windows 8 my cousin from the usa who happens to work for microsoft i asked him if i should go from windows 7 to windows 8 he said only if you want to put the shotgun to your head and pull the trigger i said does that mean nope he said i will never upgrade to windows 8 isnt nice how even microsofts own staff dont want to use it lol

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  2. #82


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Not really surprising. He must understand what the os is for - and where MS is trying to take people.

    i asked him if i should go from windows 7 to windows 8 he said only if you want to put the shotgun to your head and pull the trigger
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  3. #83


    Posts : 162
    Windows 8 Pro


    Some like it, some don't. Microsoft will not please everyone. Windows 8 is not for everyone. If you don't like Widows 8, that's ok, stay with XP or go with Windows 7. Hopefully those that don't like Windows 8 will like Windows 9 or what ever it is called.

    If Windows 8 is a flop Microsoft I'm sure will know soon enough and make changes. So far I like it and have not had any problems.
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  4. #84


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    If they fix the multi monitor problem, I will like it for sure. For the moment I can deal with it as I run the metro apps in VM in a second monitor, so they stay always open. I like the mail apps

    ( is it me who say so ? , or Coke hack my account ? )
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  5. #85


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


    I think he has finally gotten to you....
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  6. #86


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    If they fix the multi monitor problem, I will like it for sure. For the moment I can deal with it as I run the metro apps in VM in a second monitor, so they stay always open. I like the mail apps

    ( is it me who say so ? , or Coke hack my account ? )
    Lol! Hint. Hint. Why not just admit you're warming up to it, area 66? Others have.

    I believe MS designed 8 for the general population for consumption and to teach the new UI for use across multiple devices. Some businesses that fit the scenario will adopt it. The medical industry being one of them. I think most businesses will stick to prior OSs for the time being.

    I think MS has a 9 aimed at enterprise. All software will eventually be written in the Modern interface and the "desktop" as we've known it will be history. I think it to eventually be a multipane/multimonitor UI. On one screen have "live" updating panes of apps one uses. Much like TV big screen where one views multiple channels in real time. Email, communication apps, simple clock, calendar with appointments, other used apps, etc. One will then drag or open any one of those apps to another monitor (or 2 or 3, etc) to work within or simply open one up full on the same monitor. Or half, or 2/3, or whatever. The possibilities will be endless.

    All in all, I think the software giant has awoken to the fact that software companies have been sponging profits off their OSs since inception. AV being a big one as example. Writers may write apps in this new interface, but MS simply wants a piece of the pie. After all, they are in a business to make a profit.

    Some say this takes away choice. No, it's MS taking control. Much like a parent with their children. Listen or don't listen. One continues to have a choice -> Use it or not use it. If not, go elsewhere.

    Please don't cry monopoly. 85 or 90% is not a monopoly. 100% is. I agree that choices are slim. There are other OSs and anyone may start their own OS software company. It's a free and open market. Besides, the competition would be good.
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  7. #87


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

    Metro UI


    I don't need it, but I don't have problem using it either.

    Windows 8 runs fast and smoothly in lowend/midend PC for basic/typical tasks.

    But I prefer to work in native desktop OS just like XP or 7, I use AutoCAD, 3Ds Max very often... and certainly don't want to modeling/drawing in a metro environment at all, looks so flashy and toyish UI... When I works, I prefer no sub-side metro panel activity around, it's always better to extend working space to other monitor (if any) rather than useless activity (which's ok when you do regular task, surf web, check news...etc)

    But as far as it can operate in fullscreen (for example 3dsmax) and user ain't aware of metro frontend UI, isn't it the same? But it'd be long time to reach there... I guess.
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  8. #88


    Posts : 162
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by nnq2603 View Post
    I don't need it, but I don't have problem using it either.

    Windows 8 runs fast and smoothly in lowend/midend PC for basic/typical tasks.

    But I prefer to work in native desktop OS just like XP or 7, I use AutoCAD, 3Ds Max very often... and certainly don't want to modeling/drawing in a metro environment at all, looks so flashy and toyish UI... When I works, I prefer no sub-side metro panel activity around, it's always better to extend working space to other monitor rather than useless activity (which's ok when you do regular task, surf web, check news...etc)

    But as far as it operate in fullscreen (for example 3dsmax) and user ain't aware of metro frontend UI, isn't it the same. But it'd be long time to reach there... I guess.
    I am curious, How does Windows 8 do when you are using the desktop side for your work using Autocad?

    I agree with you on the metro side though.
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  9. #89


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

    Sorry what I said is...


    @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).
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  10. #90


    Posts : 162
    Windows 8 Pro


    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
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