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Is Microsoft on the right track with Windows 8.1?

  1. #11


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    Windows 8.1 pro Windows 8 pro Windows 7 Home


    Quote Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post

    Currnent statsu:

    W7Forums: 263,709

    W8Forums: 24,200

    So W8F has approx 9.2% of the membership of W7F.
    In addition many W8 members (including myself) don't even have W8, but all W7 members have W7 (or at least used to)

    Don't worry if you do not have windows 8, we accept you as well

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post

    Currnent statsu:

    W7Forums: 263,709

    W8Forums: 24,200

    So W8F has approx 9.2% of the membership of W7F.
    In addition many W8 members (including myself) don't even have W8, but all W7 members have W7 (or at least used to)
    Yes, that is a very good point.
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  3. #13


    I had a disaster on a computer upgrade to Win8. I even had to get help to rebuild that computer!

    I bought a Lenovo laptop with Win8 to use for learning after that experience. With Win8 I have had some serious problems with printing, even trying to remove two printers that worked at one time. After some Win 8 updates they do not work. I delete them in an attempt to clear the deck for latter reinstall and they come back all by themselves!

    I am hoping that 8*1 will fix the problems.
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  4. #14


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Quote Originally Posted by dsouthw524 View Post
    There are a few of us "Old timers" that have been into computing when we had dumb terminals and were hooked to servers via cables. All computing was done according to rules set by others and their policies. No or very limited creativity in using information. You even had to trust them to save YOUR data. And on and on.

    I will not go back to that era in the form of using the cloud and depending on the data being safe. I control my data!
    I wasn't around then, but don't relish being sent to the dark ages. Regression is the word.
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  5. #15


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


    Quote Originally Posted by roy View Post
    Don't worry if you do not have windows 8, we accept you as well
    I should think you would welcome them with open arms, because if membership were limited to W8 owners and fanbois only there wouldn't be enough to form a quorum with which to run it!

    I imagine even Mac and Linux critics would be welcome too ... at least it would keep it going!
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  6. #16


    Posts : 56
    Windows 8.1 pro Windows 8 pro Windows 7 Home


    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by roy View Post
    Don't worry if you do not have windows 8, we accept you as well
    I should think you would welcome them with open arms, because if membership were limited to W8 owners and fanbois only there wouldn't be enough to form a quorum with which to run it!

    I imagine even Mac and Linux critics would be welcome too ... at least it would keep it going!

    Well mine was sort off a "joke answer" and i don't run this forum
    so ... every one is welcome for me why not? also "Mac and linux fanbois"
    or "critics" , eletricians etc..
    Also i'm not a windows expert and to my knowledge and
    for my "usage level" windows xp/7/8 are basically all the same, each one
    having some more functionality and security gain hopefully.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 168
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Not sure if I'm threatened by the whole emphasis on cloud. Cloud is just another name for the network -- Internet. Our e-mail flows through the Internet, and I don't see people hopping on many bandwagons to abolish e-mail. I mean, I can kind of see the point -- after all, I wouldn't go out of my way to store tons of documents on cloud storage that had sensitive information, like my social security number and whatnot. But as a supplement, I think it's great. I love hopping from my main PC to my laptop to my tablet knowing that I can transfer files between them that way. I love having access to my OneNote notes on all my machines. I've bought so many games on Steam that I'm starting to care less and less about purchasing games on physical media.

    After all, why trust banks with your money? Why trust farmers and grocery stores with your food? Why trust dentists, doctors, and surgeons with our bodies?
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  8. #18


    As one of the lucky old saps that has used or seen just about every version of windows os possible I believe that Microsoft is getting better every year. A lot of people said Vista was bad but it worked good enough for what I had to do and Im finding as I get more used to it each day windows 8.1 is the same way. Over time as things age things get better. Im sure it will be the same way with what ever direction MS decides to go.
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  9. #19


    While there are some valid uses for "clouds", the main reason I don't use them is the total lack of control over access to the data stored there.

    When stuff is on my local fileserver, it's not available from outside my local network.

    When stuff is in the "cloud", it's accessible by anyone able to break the security of the cloud service. All it takes is one disgruntled System Admin to walk away from their console/workstation for 30 minutes, and Gigabytes (if not Terabytes) of customer data becomes accessible.

    And, I'm NOT bashing System Admins per se (I used to be one, myself) but social engineering is one of the most frequent ways of accessing restricted networks/sites.

    And, while I do have several different kinds of devices, I personally have no use for the "cloud" and if MS ends up forcing us to use that for accessing our local Windows PCs, then I'll seriously consider switching to something else.
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  10. #20


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    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    And, while I do have several different kinds of devices, I personally have no use for the "cloud" and if MS ends up forcing us to use that for accessing our local Windows PCs, then I'll seriously consider switching to something else.
    Amen! If the "cloud" ever becomes a requirement to use an OS that is when I bail. Linux is getting better everyday.

    Way to necro a thread Atomic.
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