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More than half of Windows 8 users just treat it like Win 7

  1. #41


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    I admit I exaggerated, with purpose. My point is that he told that Start Screen, a feature easily disabled and never again seen, is for him a reason to go back to 7.

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  2. #42


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    I don't really know what he thinks. I wouldn't presume to try and guess.

    Does it matter? People can like or dislike whatever - up to them . It doesn't upset me either way.
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  3. #43


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Siw, just to make this clear: I did not try and guess. I simply commented something he stated really clearly:

    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    That is the very reason I joined Eight Forums to make my laptop usable and to see if Metro could be removed form the system as I considered it a full screen AD from M$ alas it looks to be impossible. I will upgrade to Windows 7 if Window 8.1 is any thing close to what I am hearing just a little eye candy.
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  4. #44


    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Siw, just to make this clear: I did not try and guess. I simply commented something he stated really clearly:

    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    That is the very reason I joined Eight Forums to make my laptop usable and to see if Metro could be removed form the system as I considered it a full screen AD from M$ alas it looks to be impossible. I will upgrade to Windows 7 if Window 8.1 is any thing close to what I am hearing just a little eye candy.
    Kari, I completely agree with you on this. If you have a box with 8 and you have a valid license for 8, I cannot see the sense in buying a copy of Windows 7 and going back to 7. My 8 really looks like 7. Although I do miss some of the aero stuff, it's close enough with boot to desktop, no start screen and all default apps switched to non Metro apps.

    My wife has a new touchscreen laptop with Windows 8 and we have Start8 installed on there as well. She rarely ever touches the screen and doesn't use any of the new UI apps either. She's never once said she wants 8 off there or to go back to 7 or Vista. She did however question whether she really had to use the tile start screen though.
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  5. #45


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Siw, just to make this clear: I did not try and guess. I simply commented something he stated really clearly:

    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    That is the very reason I joined Eight Forums to make my laptop usable and to see if Metro could be removed form the system as I considered it a full screen AD from M$ alas it looks to be impossible. I will upgrade to Windows 7 if Window 8.1 is any thing close to what I am hearing just a little eye candy.
    Kari, I completely agree with you on this. If you have a box with 8 and you have a valid license for 8, I cannot see the sense in buying a copy of Windows 7 and going back to 7. My 8 really looks like 7. Although I do miss some of the aero stuff, it's close enough with boot to desktop, no start screen and all default apps switched to non Metro apps.

    My wife has a new touchscreen laptop with Windows 8 and we have Start8 installed on there as well. She rarely ever touches the screen and doesn't use any of the new UI apps either. She's never once said she wants 8 off there or to go back to 7 or Vista. She did however question whether she really had to use the tile start screen though.
    What was the whole point of buying a touchscreen laptop then?
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  6. #46


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    THERE WAS NO "CHOICE" TAKEN OUT OF WINDOWS 8. That is perception, not reality. The REALITY is is that there is a functioning UI there that is better than or equal to the one before it.
    Well, in all previous versions of Windows you had the new choice and the old classic choice. In this version you won't have that choice. So, I would argue a choice was removed. As to whether or not you feel it's better than the one before it, that is up for you to decide. I find the new start screen and the new apps an absolute horror. Don't use them at all. They are terrible as far as I am concerned.
    It was called Windows Classic.

    Windows Classic theme, as in Windows 2000 era UI design.

    Windows Classic isn't present in Windows 8 as that isn't a UI design remotely used anymore.
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  7. #47


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    So...

    I still haven't really gotten a good answer from certain persons (OP) why want Windows 8 then if it's so terrible and restrictive of "choice?"
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  8. #48


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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    I have two touch screen devices, neither were purchased because of the touch screen, but because I wanted a Windows device in the form-factor that each provided. That may well be why some choose a laptop that has a touch screen as an ancillary feature. I'll bet those laptops also have a touch pad or button to control the cursor.

    Windows 8 has not provided anything useful by way of touch for me. I don't use the apps, as they offer nothing to me and prefer a full desktop, especially with my tablet. Touch is simply not the be all and end all of features in a tablet, laptop or whatever, for everyone. I also find touch to be pretty clunky and unwieldy in most cases, especially in the desktop. And the finger prints alone are enough for me not to use touch, except in very rare circumstances.
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  9. #49


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    I have two touch screen devices, neither were purchased because of the touch screen, but because I wanted a Windows device in the form-factor that each provided. That may well be why some choose a laptop that has a touch screen as an ancillary feature. I'll bet those laptops also have a touch pad or button to control the cursor.

    Windows 8 has not provided anything useful by way of touch for me. I don't use the apps, as they offer nothing to me and prefer a full desktop, especially with my tablet. Touch is simply not the be all and end all of features in a tablet, laptop or whatever, for everyone. I also find touch to be pretty clunky and unwieldy in most cases, especially in the desktop. And the finger prints alone are enough for me not to use touch, except in very rare circumstances.
    So basically just to use the tablets as netbooks minus a connected keyboard?
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  10. #50


    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    W2K8


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Windows Classic isn't present in Windows 8 as that isn't a UI design remotely used anymore.
    W2K8 R2 uses that GUI by default.
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