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  1. #61


    Well, it's not just that stupid start screen or few hot corners that's annoying in windows 8 - it's the whole mobile phone user interface, like when you press on network icon in taskbar...

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  2. #62


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    Once windows 9 is released, people will be like " What a crappy OS, i will stick with my windows 8"......
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  3. #63


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    Quote Originally Posted by makaveli316 View Post
    Once windows 9 is released, people will be like " What a crappy OS, i will stick with my windows 8"......
    Not if you can turn off the infernal Metro in which case there will be street parties and celebration throughout the land! :-)
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  4. #64


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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
    They are not worried too much about anything as you can see from how they stripped down their main desktop OS and simply threw a tablet gui onto an updated core and called it a day as opposed to not seeing the commercial interests always onboard. The mobile market was recent with the Windows Phone while tablet has actually been around for a decade. The only thing however is that you never saw a tablet gui tossed onto any previous version like 8 has seen since MS got into manufacturing their own tablets.
    Boy you make creating a new OS sound simple, which is what they did, Windows is just an App. I personally like Windows 8 and what MS is trying to achieve. Considering I can do all the same things on Windows 8 as I can on Windows 7 I'm happy.
    So why do we need it if we can do only everything we can do with Windows 7.
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  5. #65


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    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by makaveli316 View Post
    Once windows 9 is released, people will be like " What a crappy OS, i will stick with my windows 8"......
    Not if you can turn off the infernal Metro in which case there will be street parties and celebration throughout the land! :-)
    I also hate the metro crap, but it doesn't bother me at all. I don't even use it.

    There are plenty of shortcuts to access anything that is on the metro crap. It's faster and you don't need to see the metro interface.

    I've customized it to bypass the metro on boot and even if i couldn't, it wouldn't be a problem for me, cause i use Intel Rapid Start Technology, i don't shut down my pc, i enter in hibernation/sleep mode. I only restart after windows or other updates, so that's also not a problem for me.

    In the end, if we put Metro aside, windows 8 is better than 7 in every aspect.
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  6. #66


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    So why do we need it if we can do only everything we can do with Windows 7.
    Thats the whole point, that there is no real need for windows 8 for pc (Windows 8 was created for mobile devices, tablets, bricks...), like long time ago, when we had xp and vista - xp was great, but it was too sensitive and too young - too many BSOD's and other things, and vista was just first step to the future. Windows 7 is all we really need - its more optimized (because of time), it has great UI, its less buggy, there is no noticeable improvements from os side in windows 8, the only thing left to improve is to upgrade hardware. I actually like myself windows 8 windows visual style, square corners, those minimize-maximize buttons, new task manager, but there is too much bad things that i dont like, that i mentioned in post #61, plus more incompatibility even with new software, so i will stay with 7 for a while.
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  7. #67


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    Quote Originally Posted by startas View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    So why do we need it if we can do only everything we can do with Windows 7.
    Thats the whole point, that there is no real need for windows 8 for pc (Windows 8 was created for mobile devices, tablets, bricks...), like long time ago, when we had xp and vista - xp was great, but it was too sensitive and too young - too many BSOD's and other things, and vista was just first step to the future. Windows 7 is all we really need - its more optimized (because of time), it has great UI, its less buggy, there is no noticeable improvements from os side in windows 8, the only thing left to improve is to upgrade hardware. I actually like myself windows 8 windows visual style, square corners, those minimize-maximize buttons, new task manager, but there is too much bad things that i dont like, that i mentioned in post #61, plus more incompatibility even with new software, so i will stay with 7 for a while.
    Hi there
    Os'es always change

    For starters W8 has HUGELY better security than W7 -- the whole way this is implemented means that the kernel is essentially largely re-written - i that by any definition is a New OS. It wasn't possible easily to retro fit the new security implementation to W7.

    Other improvements -overall optimisation of code, mounting and handling of virtual ISO's, better hardware support etc etc .Even if you don't like W8 there would have been a replacement for W7 sooner or later as there will in time be one for W8.

    I'll bet you can take almost any of the myriad Linux distributions out there - just go back several releases and the same applies -- even Linux releases are updated frequently.

    The argument that runs "If we can do everything with X why do we need Y" is so fatuous as to hardly merit comment.

    Just to take a simple argument - :We can write everything we want using pen and paper -- why should we use word processing tools (Word etc). Or we can calculate by hand - why do we need EXCEL etc.

    'Nuf said on that argument.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. #68


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    Jimbo, that is a thin argument. Where is the beef.

    The security is only better because MSE was flimsy. With a proper AV program, Windows 7 is secure.
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  9. #69


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Jimbo, that is a thin argument. Where is the beef.

    The security is only better because MSE was flimsy. With a proper AV program, Windows 7 is secure.
    Lets hope it is beef.

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  10. #70


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    Quote Originally Posted by DooRules View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I'm going to bluntly sum up some of the angst against Windows 8: user ignorance/lack of knowledge about using it.

    Many problems would be gone in Windows 8 for many people IF they KNEW how to use it effectively. Most don't so most hate it just because they can't figure it out and sometimes don't even try to learn it and would rather toss it out the window.

    But some people don't like it for other reasons...
    Blunt but as usual consistently off the mark.

    Just more of the I like it and why the hell don't you also. It's a lame argument.
    Hasn't that been the case for each new version that has come out over the years? Some will immediately admonish the latest while others will simply frown at it! This time around I had to frown on how MS went about things.

    I liked Vista while others hated it but found 7 to be Numero Uno #1 to date. And definitely keep planning to run 7 as long as it can be run until something better does actually come along!

    Now that is from practical "hands on" type experience while others will jump up and down raving about 8 I wouldn't consider the trend of things to come exactly but a move yet to be understand by MS. When the MS competitors are scratching their heads that right there should say a lot.
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