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What do normal people think of new Windows 8 PCs?

  1. #61


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    Well Area,
    can you quote my post, I have no idea of what you are referring
    sorry for the late reply, i was in France for 4 days.

    I just mean that i cannot be convinced NOT to use Win 8, but to each his own.

    Jeff
    Same here, I see little benefit in using 7 at this point in time.

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  2. #62


    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 653
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Just had a quick look through this thread and see I'm going to have fun. Not sure if you'd call me normal or not but fingers crossed I should have Windows 8 tomorrow on a new Laptop. I haven't tried it yet as I didn't bother with the beta this time but I was thinking of getting myself a tablet or iPad or something along those lines so I could still surf and email etc. when in the living room instead of being tied to my desktop at the other end of the bungalow.

    After looking at tablets and their prices decided to instead just get a laptop, I could do more with it than I'd be able to with a tablet. It comes with 8 and really the only thing different is that it's not touch screen.

    What I've got to find out is what am I missing in the Home Version that's in the Pro, would I be better off upgrading to Pro or not.
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  3. #63


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Joan, home or pro - it's going to be a pain either way.
    Last edited by whs; 15 Nov 2012 at 20:16.
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  4. #64


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
    Just had a quick look through this thread and see I'm going to have fun. Not sure if you'd call me normal or not but fingers crossed I should have Windows 8 tomorrow on a new Laptop. I haven't tried it yet as I didn't bother with the beta this time but I was thinking of getting myself a tablet or iPad or something along those lines so I could still surf and email etc. when in the living room instead of being tied to my desktop at the other end of the bungalow.

    After looking at tablets and their prices decided to instead just get a laptop, I could do more with it than I'd be able to with a tablet. It comes with 8 and really the only thing different is that it's not touch screen.

    What I've got to find out is what am I missing in the Home Version that's in the Pro, would I be better off upgrading to Pro or not.
    We'll be here to help you figure things out Joan! Hopefully the laptop you bought has a decent touchpad, as you can use gestures like if you were using a touch screen with it.
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  5. #65


    Bay Area
    Posts : 21,837
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Joan already knows some gestures

    A Guy
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  6. #66


    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 653
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Ooh! Bill what do you mean.
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  7. #67


    Fort McMurray, Alberta
    Posts : 22
    Windows 8, Window 7, Surface RT


    I think I am as normal as you get - wife, kids, grandkids, the dog, I have to paid taxes and my wife make me shovel the snow. I love Window 8 - bottom line.

    Cheers,
    D2
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  8. #68


    Bay Area
    Posts : 21,837
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Welcome to Eight Forums dball. A Guy
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  9. #69


    DeLand, FL
    Posts : 380
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    No.

    If we were, we'd be out living our lives, not sitting here stressing over an OS....
    You got that right Kat!
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  10. #70


    DeLand, FL
    Posts : 380
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I call BS on the dissent. You don't give someone a Mercedes Benz and expect them to know how to drive it properly after driving an old Ford Fiesta. By just not showing someone just the simple basics of how to use Windows 8, or at least telling them, you've basically just misrepresented the whole OS and UI. Yeah, it can be tricky and yeah it's different. Why wouldn't you not show someone the ways of how to use it? This I've yet to understand. The argument that says that is shows that Windows 8 is unintuitive is a load of malarkey.
    Yeah, as much as I "hated" the thing originally I've got to agree with you here. No, it may not provide immediate value to a desktop user who would otherwise be fine with Win7 but, OTOH, it is the way forward with the platform and it adequately addresses backward compatibility as MS always does.

    -Max
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