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In spite of all the hate, I like Windows 8

  1. #11


    North Yorkshire
    Posts : 95
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Phil K View Post
    I think it's great too. I seriously begin to doubt much of the "informed" criticism after using it for a few days. Yes, some things I'm not sure about but I'll get used to it. That Firefox doesn't work properly with it is a mystery, and strange they don't seem to have made much of an effort either (considering they've made no effort on a 64 bit one either for years is an even bigger mystery) but I like Win8. Esp as I got it even cheaper at £14.99.
    Hi, I'm very satisfied with Windows 8 and it's certainly not the 'difficult beast' of the forecast.
    I just thought you may like to know that Waterfox 64 bit works perfectly in W8. A couple of months ago I moved to Waterfox for the self same reason you give, namely it's not a 64 bit program. So I downloaded Waterfox and both before and after the move to W8 it proves to be fast and stable.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 162
    Windows 8 Pro


    I like Windows 8 but don't care for the tiles. I use start8 to boot straight to the desktop. I would use Windows 8 apps but I have not seen any that are good. All that I tried were real basic so I just stick with the desktop programs. If I was to get a Windows tablet then the tiles would make sense. I'm holding off on a Windows 8 tablet because there are not very many apps that I would be interested in since all that I tried were basic plain besides I think all the windows 8 tablets are over priced. Come on Microsoft, $499 for a ARM tablet and the app store is small. I would rather have a x64 tablet but I can't see paying $1,000 plus for a tablet.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by jbfoster View Post
    I like Windows 8 but don't care for the tiles.
    Like Windows 8 and love the tiles.
    What I DON'T like is the utter mess that has been made in Europe with shipping the Windows 8 back-up dvd's. I'm in UK the distribution centre is GERMANY (WHY ?????) and its nearly 3 weeks and they still haven't shipped it. Quite a few annoyed people, and calls to Microsoft support is - quite literally - banging your head against a brick wall. Its either Indian or African third world centres dealing with the call, in very poor english, who don't seem to know what to do, and taking stabs in the dark, and only constant prodding from you gets them moving to do ANYTHING, and very little of that. They keep saying the old adage "Could take up to 4 weeks" but thats in case the thing is lost in the post before a CLAIM not how long it would take. Microsoft's cutting corners on support have led to a bunch of third worlders doing a job badly and making Microsoft look like a tinpot organization. Which it isn't, or shouldn't be.
    Do you yanks have these know-nothings doing YOUR support ? Does your distribution company not bother shipping for weeks like these Germans (most likely using third world workers no doubt who can't speak or read German, let alone English) Nearly 3 weeks. No email saying it's even been shipped. Even if they act immediately it'll be close to their 4 week "limit" even if they send NOW (which they won't)
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by Yorky View Post
    ....So I downloaded Waterfox and both before and after the move to W8 it proves to be fast and stable.
    Had LOADS of problems with Firefox. Chromium and Opera run fine, yet Firefox was a dead end. Never heard of Waterfox before, and thanks for that info, as now Ive got an offshoot of Firefox doing the job Firefox SHOULD have done !
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  5. #15


    North Yorkshire
    Posts : 95
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Phil K View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Yorky View Post
    ....So I downloaded Waterfox and both before and after the move to W8 it proves to be fast and stable.
    Had LOADS of problems with Firefox. Chromium and Opera run fine, yet Firefox was a dead end. Never heard of Waterfox before, and thanks for that info, as now Ive got an offshoot of Firefox doing the job Firefox SHOULD have done !
    You're welcome, only pleased it worked for you too. I understand that a 64 bit version of FF is being worked on and also the probability it may come as a Metro Tile. Time will tell and in the meanwhile I'm happy to stay with Waterfox. Did you see that Avast have now issued a Metro Tile for their Windows 8 A/V system and it's available in the 'Store Tile'.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    With defender you don't need avast
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  7. #17


    Hi Yorky,

    I'm glad to hear about Avast - I will have to try that out.

    Windows 8 has grown on me - meaning that I am now comfortable with using it and that I like it. I still do not use it for everyday work but I've slowly started doing more "routine" work with it than before.

    As for the store: there's plenty there: if you don't see what you're looking for try a search. You might be surprised what you find.
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  8. #18


    North Yorkshire
    Posts : 95
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit


    Hi TerryE, Very true that and the range of 'Tiles' appears to grow almost daily. Pleased W8 is growing on you. Being well retired I only have the one computer and that for anything that I do and so use it routinely. However, as yet I haven't used Metro Tiles to any great degree but I suppose as the range extends one or two may be too my liking.
    With regard to 'Area 66's' comment that you don't need Avast (or anything else for that Matter) while you have Defender may well be true. However once bitten is twice shy and I like to have an A/V system that I've used for some years and learned too trust.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 3
    Win 8 Pro


    I installed Win8 64 bit on Nov. 9, 2012 and like it just fine. I installed it over Win 7 and find that it kept all of my desktop settings.
    So anytime I want my familiar settings, I just click the desktop icon and there they all are. It kept all my programs too, except for Office 2010, which turned out to be a bootleg copy. So I uninstalled it and bought a legitimate copy. I miss my internet checkers though. I was tearing them up. The patch they have to make it work in Win 8 is infected.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 69
    Windows 7 uiltimate, Windows 8.1 pro 64bit, Windows server 2008R2, Windows 10 TP


    best thing about windows 8 its quite cheap win8pro upgrade for 39$ vs w7 ultimate (i need UI in english and japanese only ultimate has language packs) upgrade that is around 200$.. I have some leftover vista licenses so i need just upgrade version.. i would not upgrade from windows 7 thought. My windows 7 pc runs just fine.
    so windows 8 is 39+5$ for start8.. because i just dont like menu that takes full screen. with start 8 windows 8 is not that bad.
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