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In spite of all the hate, I like Windows 8

  1. #31


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    Windows 7 and 8


    Where are the critical people?
    Most standard Apps do miss important options. Am I the only one that have these problems?
    PDF reader without printoption...
    Mail that only accept one Live account.
    No search option in Mail and Agenda App.
    Standard desktop opens every time an old fashioned progran as Office 10 is opened...
    Windows 8 was not ready to launch.
    App Kaarten is only for A to B. What when you want to plan a vacation route with several stops? (I Know, Google Maps) I think Microsoft is blokking to possibility to launch an app for that. The same misser as in the iPad App!

    Working with Win 8 sins launch, every day I find new missers. I know they maybe will be added later, but a car wil not be launched before brakes, electrical windows, gear, etc. do work!
    Why? For a car, missers are deadly....


    Quote Originally Posted by Tomel View Post
    My 2cents. I installed Win 8 on my desktop on 10/26. This was my first experience with the new OS other than seeing the ads which depicted the new start screen. So far, I like it -- a lot.

    The most frequent complaints I see mentioned are that there is no start menu, there is no start button, and the system should boot to the desktop, not the start screen. To me, the start screen is simply a graphical representation of the start menu that now has touch capability. Also, the start menu (I mean screen) button is not missing -- it's just hidden. Finally, with Win 7, the first thing I typically did once the system booted was to go to the start menu where I had all my frequently used apps pinned. Win 8 saves me a step and puts me on the start menu (sorry, screen) immediately.

    After playing with Win 8 a few days and reaching the conclusion that I actually liked it, I broke down and purchased the new Acer T232HL 23" touchscreen. This purchase made me like Win 8 even more. Now, a few weeks later, I'm totally accustomed to using Win 8 and am at least as productive as before and probably more so, switching seamlessly between touch, mouse, and keyboard depending on the situation. Also, I like some of the new Metro apps and find I am using them on almost a daily basis.

    Clearly, each individual will like Win 8 or not like it, depending on how they use their system and what comes natural to them. My bottom line is that I like the direction Microsoft has gone with Win 8.

    As an aside, I did a clean install and have re-installed all of the apps I had installed on Win 7 (except a few which I no longer used). Everything is operating as it should with no compatibility issues. I noticed some mentioned a problem with Firefox. I'm running the latest Firefox (Version 16.0.2) and have not had any problems.

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  2. #32


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    Windows 8 pro


    I like it but work mostly in the desktop mode. Only use the 'Start' screen for facebook, youtube etc.
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  3. #33


    I Love my W8 (a lot)
    Performs better than Windows 7 and I like the new start screen, despite the removal of Start Menu.
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  4. #34


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by hmroep View Post
    PDF reader without printoption...

    win + c ------ > device -------> then you have your printer and other option

    honestly I'm quite happy with the build in PDF. I use it a lot so I get use to it
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  5. #35


    Posts : 16
    8 preview


    As with anything new, it takes time for people to get to grip with the concept. IMHO I think that despite of a few program issues
    (Which I am quite happy to play around with till they work) am quite happy with Windows 8.
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  6. #36


    Posts : 5
    Windows 7 and 8

    Junior


    As a JUNIOR you know not better I think. I, one of the SENIORS, am spoiled with software that is complete and does what it promise to do. That about freeware.... This software you have to pay for! When the milk I buy is sour, I bring it back....


    Quote Originally Posted by gary1193 View Post
    As with anything new, it takes time for people to get to grip with the concept. IMHO I think that despite of a few program issues
    (Which I am quite happy to play around with till they work) am quite happy with Windows 8.
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  7. #37


    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 !
    I've never had a single problem with Firefox under Windows 8. But Waterfox sounds interesting (I'd never heard of it before, either).
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  8. #38


    I use Windows 8 practically exclusively in Desktop mode, with Classic Shell to give me a start menu. It is a fine Windows on that score, though I still prefer Windows 7 theming. If I could only make the text on the task bar and title bar white, I could use a nice dark color for the backgrounds, and I would prefer that a lot. Anyone know how to do this?

    Other than that, it's mostly faster than Win 7. Though I find that sometimes Explorer freezes for a second or two, which is odd. I don't remember that in any of the Previews. I am dual booting with Windows 7 for the time being.
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  9. #39


    Quote Originally Posted by sgage View Post
    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 !
    I've never had a single problem with Firefox under Windows 8. But Waterfox sounds interesting (I'd never heard of it before, either).
    Isn't Waterfox is a x64-version of Firefox?
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  10. #40


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


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by hmroep View Post
    PDF reader without printoption...

    win + c ------ > device -------> then you have your printer and other option

    honestly I'm quite happy with the build in PDF. I use it a lot so I get use to it
    Hi there
    this probably must rank as the most frustrating App to use EVER. -- How do you close the wretched thing once you've snapped it(right or left) to your desktop and then want to get rid of it.


    I had to go into Task manager and shut it down that way.

    (Please don't say close it like Usual close for Metro apps -- IT DOES NOT WORK WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE A TOUCH SCREEN.)

    I havve large screen external monitors so the whole point of full screen Metro in any case is a 100% waste of time for me -- and as some have pointed out WINDOWS means WINDOWS --perrhaps W8 as some have suggested should be renamed WALLS V 1.0

    Cheers
    jimbo
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