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Four months in, Windows 8 needs help

  1. #31


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Welcome to EightForums, MaloCS. It's good to have you aboard.

    Good for you! Now there's some professional positive feedback!
    +1, it is refreshing to see that people who do serious work can get along with Windows 8.

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  2. #32


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    The masses already are moving that way, that is what M$ is trying to stop before it is too late. Apple stuff is UNIX base Android is UNIX base.
    I am not anti Mac or anti Linux, but they are usually either too proprietary or too cryptic. If one can run Windows on a Mac, then I guess that is like running Linux on a Windows machine in a box. Why can we not run Mac on a Windows machine? (not a generally available application)
    There are literally a million applications that can run on Windows. No so much on UNIX.

    Kids are not necessarily ready to go to a terminal window and sudo something.
    It's possible I suppose, but I haven't seen any activity in the marketplace for builders to assemble their own Mac.
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  3. #33


    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    The masses already are moving that way, that is what M$ is trying to stop before it is too late. Apple stuff is UNIX base Android is UNIX base.
    I am not anti Mac or anti Linux, but they are usually either too proprietary or too cryptic. If one can run Windows on a Mac, then I guess that is like running Linux on a Windows machine in a box. Why can we not run Mac on a Windows machine? (not a generally available application)
    There are literally a million applications that can run on Windows. No so much on UNIX.

    Kids are not necessarily ready to go to a terminal window and sudo something.
    It's possible I suppose, but I haven't seen any activity in the marketplace for builders to assemble their own Mac.
    I have Mint on my laptop it runs fine it is faster than Windows 8 on boot up there are plenty of applications for Mint more than there is for Metro. Yes you can run windows on a Mac but you cannot run Mac on a Windows box I also do not own a Mac and never will. I do not like a walled garden the same reason I do not like Metro another walled garden. You can also run some Windows applications on Mint through Wine. Apple will not allow builders to assemble there own Mac due to several legal actions.
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  4. #34


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    I run Mint too and it outperforms Windows 8 hands down (running in Vmware Player from an external disk). It is also a lot easier and more logical to set up. And there are a gezillion apps - you only have to get used to the new names. Some of those apps are really nifty. And for setting up the system you usually have a lot more options - e.g. watch this.

    As far as Mac goes, you can actually run it on a PC. Many people got Snow Leopard for $29.95 and installed it on their PC. Problem is that you violate the Apple EULA when you do that. They want you to run it only on their overpriced hardware.
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  5. #35


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Good for you! Now there's some professional positive feedback!
    Unfortunately for MS - there is little positive feedback. Large numbers don't want it.


    @mdmd

    No idea what you mean by going back to 2009. That makes no sense at all.

    E.G. Command prompt is in 8 - does that mean it is going back several years - of course not.

    Your car has wheels - does that make it thousands of years out of date - of course not.
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  6. #36


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I run Mint too and it outperforms Windows 8 hands down
    You have a very interesting accent whs. Very European. Wish I could speak French as well as you speak English. I have a flat Harvard Yard accent or like from Cape Cod Massachusetts.

    Great video. Are you a teacher? You sound like an instructor.

    Don't really see how Mint could outperform 8 since an 8 system can cold boot in 5 seconds (depending on CPU and motherboard). Everything else local (not on the net) is instantaneous. (depending on CPU, motherboard, memory, drive type etc...)

    I never did any virtualization, so I do not know.
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  7. #37


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    No idea what you mean by going back to 2009. That makes no sense at all.
    How dare you imply that I make no sense

    What it means is that I doubt Microsoft will eliminate the metro and return a start menu to the desktop.
    A command prompt exists in Windows but is probably never used by most everyone except techs.
    A car wheel wears out.
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  8. #38


    Posts : 302
    Windows 7 on the desktop, Windows 8 Surface Pro mobile


    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Lol, you're funny.

    Of course they will happen no matter what(allthough exactly when isn't set in stone, thats just rumors). And 8 is getting all the help its going to get with Blue.

    Windows 9 can just be the system people hang their hat on as the 'stable' version' that prompts them to upgrade. And given you'll have millions more people using it from then off laptops/tablets then with touch, its all good.

    I'm also quite sure there will be people who stick with 7 or XP simply because they have issues learning new stuff. Something about 'old dogs' and 'new tricks'.
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  9. #39


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Good for you! Now there's some professional positive feedback!
    Unfortunately for MS - there is little positive feedback. Large numbers don't want it.
    A larger number of members on this forum do. The polls here show that. Looks like we can add one more.

    I think MS knows most will come around with given time.

    BTW, where are you quoting your "a large number" from?
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  10. #40


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I run Mint too and it outperforms Windows 8 hands down
    You have a very interesting accent whs. Very European. Wish I could speak French as well as you speak English. I have a flat Harvard Yard accent or like from Cape Cod Massachusetts.

    Great video. Are you a teacher? You sound like an instructor.

    Don't really see how Mint could outperform 8 since an 8 system can cold boot in 5 seconds (depending on CPU and motherboard). Everything else local (not on the net) is instantaneous. (depending on CPU, motherboard, memory, drive type etc...)

    I never did any virtualization, so I do not know.
    Right, in English I never lost my accent although I use the language since over 60 years. In French I do better - there I was able to lose my accent because I went to school in Lausanne.

    I am not a teacher although I teach at times at the local computer club in Florida (when I am here in the winter). I like structured presentation which I had to do during all my professional life (computer software).

    Well, I run Mint and Windows 8 side by side - both in virtual on a Windows 7 host and my Mint is faster - especially for the internet. It is also a lot smaller - less than 6GBs with a good number of programs installed.

    I don't think that I will switch to Mint full time yet (my Windows 7 is still running very well on all my systems), but it is an option for my future systems if M$ does not come up with something better than Windows 8.
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