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Windows 8.1 first look: Finally, Windows the way you want

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    I use my Android tablet only for mail, photos, movies and music. I also installed the alpha version of "LibreOffice for Android" but can't imagine me working on that. I'm definitely a desktop guy !

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  2. #72


    New Zealand
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    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1


    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    Linux? Your productivity will take a nose dive. Why? Because you will have to google for everything you want to do. I happen to know for a fact that Linux forums aren't that helpful either. They are full of 1337s that get annoyed at every question you ask. I've been told by these Linux 1337s that I'm stupid and should go kill myself.
    If you pick the wrong distro then you can find them a bit elitist. If you choose something like Mint or Ubuntu the forums are a lot better.

    But Linux is my fall back plan. I have several distros running under Virtualbox and play with them. It is a bit of a learning curve but google does work. I have managed to pretty quickly fix any issues I have had with Linux. I don't really find it any harder. You have to use the terminal more, but in Windows you have to deal with the registry to fix a lot of problems.

    However I would rather stick to Windows, but only as in the Windows Desktop. The much inferior Metro and the walled garden are not for me.

    If Windows continues to go down the toilet, I would get my copy of 8 off the virtual machine and onto my computer once Windows 7 is no longer supported. But it would only be used in Windows 7.5 mode using 3rd party fixes. Windows 8 is good to 2023 and maybe 8.1 until 2024
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  3. #73


    South Coast NSW, Australia
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    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post

    Well, think about it this way. Where are you going to go if MS ultimately won't yield? Mac? Macs are beautiful pieces of machinery with little practical purposes. Most softwares, particularly those for businesses and honest to god real work (I'm not talking about brain dead blogging), are written for windows.

    Linux? Your productivity will take a nose dive. Why? Because you will have to google for everything you want to do. I happen to know for a fact that Linux forums aren't that helpful either. They are full of 1337s that get annoyed at every question you ask. I've been told by these Linux 1337s that I'm stupid and should go kill myself.

    May be you could go back to dos?
    M$ is having a hard time killing off XP they haven't killed there Vista flop how long do you think Windows 7 will last?
    Oh, I've no doubt that windows 7 will last a very long time. What's your point?

    Labeeman, I'm having trouble understanding your view. It seem to me like you keep holding onto this view of all or nothing. What's wrong with people holding onto old software? You have a choice as a consumer. You can use any OS you want. Heck, no one is stopping you from using dos if you really want to.

    That's why all the whinings have been getting to me lately. People sound like someone is holding a gun to their head forcing them to use the evil metro start screen. It's simply not the case at all. People can use xp, vista, 7, dos, 95, etc. They can use anything they want.

    I use all of them, and quite a few more.

    I have over 25 OSes in my collection, not all Windows, and not all even for the PC.



    Wenda.
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  4. #74


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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    Don't get me wrong, I'm contributing to metro as we speak. Working like a dog to get an app ready for publication.
    Hey, good luck with that... I wish you success..!!
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  5. #75


    BELGIUM
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    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    Mystere:

    "Metro will become the desktop.

    If only that would be true......."

    Jeff
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  6. #76


    Australia
    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    That's why all the whinings have been getting to me lately.
    Better learn to suck it up and cop it sweet cos it ain't gonna stop! No point railing against the incoming tide. We won't be silenced.

    Whining? Really! Who's whining! Check out the nearest mirror!

    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    Well, think about it this way. Where are you going to go if MS ultimately won't yield? Mac?
    W8 with StartIsBack and Modern turned off totally works fine for me. No need or desire for 8.1.

    When Win7 & W8 are finally put out to pasture, if M$ haven't yielded by then, I'm sure another similar desktop OS will be on offer. Right now there are so many knocking on the door, it must eventually happen. And I'm not talking Linux, Mac or similar ... but a DIY type enthusiasts rig as well as a conventional desktop type setup for businesses.

    Whichever way you look at it, time is on our side. We can wait.
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  7. #77


    Posts : 376
    W8.1, W7


    Am starting to think this is what MS wants us to want. lol.

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  8. #78


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    That is too complicated. There are different shapes. MS wants all rectangles.

    Still can't get 8.1 to go to sleep properly. Ubuntu manages it fine.
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  9. #79


    Toronto
    Posts : 82
    Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 64-Bit


    Great job! 4WD,

    Hope that's not the new windows 9 tablet Mr Ballmer and his team are talking about that will be released in 2014?

    LMAO Big Time

    Good Job 4WD
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  10. #80


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post


    Or, you can do like most people, and simply install "Classic Shell", and bring back the full, normal desktop experience....

    Classic Shell.... free and easy....
    Yep, I fail to understand why people keep moaning about...
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