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Don't hate Windows 8!

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryE View Post
    Perhaps some years from now when everyone is running around with uber-smart phones and tablets and gadgets, Windows 7 and desktop/laptop PCs will seem archaic.
    I already have an uber smart phone and tablet. They are made by Apple!
    But I still need a desktop PC with a big monitor and a couple extra screens for doing real work on and a tablet can never replace that functionality. What I need is an OS designed for that purpose, not a second rate mobile phone interface.

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  2. #12


    That person is similar with me.
    Hated Windows 8 on CP, Loved on RTM. Slowly.
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  3. #13


    OS X did integrate it's mobile features into it's main OS much better than Windows did without changing anything. OS X has stayed roughly the same since the 80s with only the inclusion of the dock since 2001. And it's mobile features recently.

    I don't want Microsoft to outright copy apple but honestly.. they could have done better, windows 8 is a better windows XP in terms of themes and performance but some people hate change. Just download start8 and you're good to go.

    I'm waiting on Apples next update to the Mac Pro before I upgrade my Mac mainly due to the ivybridge xeons and possibly a chassis update as well as it's stayed roughly the same since the G4.
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  4. #14


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    There is nothing to hate or to love about Windows 8. It is a dual purpose OS which probably does not serve very well for either purpose - PC or Tablet. In one sentence: It is neither fish nor fowl.

    Most of us who come from Windows 7 are not amused with the new Metro interface which makes the operation cumbersome. Some (maybe many) have tweaked it to look like Windows 7 and enjoy the extra performance and (maybe) extra security. That's the happy crowd. But those who stay on the vanilla version will probably never like it. It is just too alien for a PC.

    I use it in virtual for study purposes and it is interesting to discover the new twists. But there is really no new attractive function that I need. So for serious work, I stay on Windows 7.
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  5. #15


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    1st W10 Professional x64/W7 Ultimate x64 - 2nd Remote system: W10 Insider Builds/W7 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    I don't hate 8... I hate the metro nonsense. Fortunately, I don't ever have to see it.
    The Metro is actually the Windows RT gui deployed on 8 not the core elements which have seen improvements there. The Start screen, Crawler toolbar that comes up along one side, etc. was designed for Tablet. The real problem is MS didn't bother to work up something new for the desktop platform besides the new Lock screen reflected at the top of the article which can see different backgrounds and pulls up like a window(s) shade when click and hold to drag upward.

    And then you have a few other items to notice like a new look for the task manager which now looks a bit more impressive. Adding to that the security has actually been boosted as well as MS finally tossing in a free av program that works for a change to replace the worthless old Windows Defender. The updated MS Security Essentials that actually does find and remove malwares for a change that is.

    One other concern about security however would be directed more at OEMs and no other OSs allowed on a new 8 pc without a what? A key of some type. Some information about that can be seen in the news about the new boot loader coming out now from the other open source OS dept. Linux Foundation releases secure boot loader - Computerworld
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  6. #16


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    I think the following seems to be appropriate here.

    . We Seek Out People Like Us to Avoid ChangeBecause new information bothers our brains, we tend to find friends and form groups that reinforce our beliefs—whether they're correct or not. When many people agree, it's easy to discount the opinions of others in the face of undeniable logic. This occurs because of a phenomenon known as the illusion of asymmetric insight. David McRaney, writer of the blog and book about self-delusion You Are Not So Smart, explains:


    The illusion of asymmetric insight makes it seem as though you know everyone else far better than they know you, and not only that, but you know them better than they know themselves. You believe the same thing about groups of which you are a member. As a whole, your group understands outsiders better than outsiders understand your group, and you understand the group better than its members know the group to which they belong.


    This lovely phenomenon gives you cause to discount conflicting information as bias and stick with what you know. Essentially, you attack the possibility of change because you think you know better than everyone else and have the friends to back you up.
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  7. #17


    Fiji
    Posts : 77
    7HP x64/7 Ultimate x32


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    I think the following seems to be appropriate here.

    . We Seek Out People Like Us to Avoid ChangeBecause new information bothers our brains, we tend to find friends and form groups that reinforce our beliefs—whether they're correct or not. When many people agree, it's easy to discount the opinions of others in the face of undeniable logic. This occurs because of a phenomenon known as the illusion of asymmetric insight. David McRaney, writer of the blog and book about self-delusion You Are Not So Smart, explains:


    The illusion of asymmetric insight makes it seem as though you know everyone else far better than they know you, and not only that, but you know them better than they know themselves. You believe the same thing about groups of which you are a member. As a whole, your group understands outsiders better than outsiders understand your group, and you understand the group better than its members know the group to which they belong.


    This lovely phenomenon gives you cause to discount conflicting information as bias and stick with what you know. Essentially, you attack the possibility of change because you think you know better than everyone else and have the friends to back you up.

    Of course, we are human - all things are subjective
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  8. #18


    UK
    Posts : 177
    Win 8


    Or it could just be that Metro is crap!
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  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    Or it could just be that Metro is crap!
    No it wasn't.
    Metro isn't crap, it's beautiful.

    I Just wish that W8 still have Aero Glass built-in.
    Using DWMHook from MDL to get Aero Glass is very beautiful (with the blurs). Really blends with the OS.
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  10. #20


    UK
    Posts : 177
    Win 8


    We will have to disagree. My view is that the Metro interface is a pointless and useless second rate mobile phone interface that has no place on a PC. Only by deleting all the apps and installing StartIsBack to hide the monstrosity, its daft corner and edge effects, pointless lock screen etc, does Windows 8 become a worthwhile and useful operating system.
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