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Windows 8 Keeps Gaining Users As the 8.1 Launch Nears

  1. #31


    Delaware, USA
    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, Windows XP Pro 32-bit, Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Explorertml View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DJRoff View Post

    ...competition is a good thing for the consumer. I'm really curious to get my hands on a ChromeBook, for one thing.
    Hi DJ,

    It will be a good new OS, and Google has partnered with Hatachi and matter of fact this new CR Book will be the 1st time any hardware builder and designer to use super conductor technology

    Will be super fast!!! And run ice cold at maximum use/operation...
    I like the idea of a chromebook, but not sure if I could use it as my main device

    here in the UK there is a high percentage of people who do not have fast enough broadband for an on line device like this, so the speed of it would be terrible

    nice idea, but not to practical, I want to store my data locally not rely on the internet

    *unless chromebooks have changed since I last looked, then ignore the above
    It is true that Google geared Chrome toward cloud use, but I'm sure there will be a call for (and they'll listen) local storage... and local apps, to some extent. Interesting to watch this develop. I wanted to get my hands on a copy of Chrome OS, but they only have the open-source "Chromium" code out there, for the developers... which I'm not.

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  2. #32


    UK
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by DJRoff View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Explorertml View Post

    Hi DJ,

    It will be a good new OS, and Google has partnered with Hatachi and matter of fact this new CR Book will be the 1st time any hardware builder and designer to use super conductor technology

    Will be super fast!!! And run ice cold at maximum use/operation...
    I like the idea of a chromebook, but not sure if I could use it as my main device

    here in the UK there is a high percentage of people who do not have fast enough broadband for an on line device like this, so the speed of it would be terrible

    nice idea, but not to practical, I want to store my data locally not rely on the internet

    *unless chromebooks have changed since I last looked, then ignore the above
    It is true that Google geared Chrome toward cloud use, but I'm sure there will be a call for (and they'll listen) local storage... and local apps, to some extent. Interesting to watch this develop. I wanted to get my hands on a copy of Chrome OS, but they only have the open-source "Chromium" code out there, for the developers... which I'm not.
    I agree, it is interesting to see how it goes

    I tried a few months ago to see if I could work purely in googles cloud, already use for email but starting using their documents as well, it did work very well, but I found the speed slow compared to doing things off line

    The way it works on a traditional computer/cloud works best for me, documents are stores locally, but synced up to the cloud for if I need them while not at home

    Chrome device is something I would still like to get at some point, but for my use it would more than likely replace my tablet and not my PC
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  3. #33


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by Agata View Post
    Would love to try Windows 8.1 but I'm nervous I will lose all my apps. I'm new to Windows, having used Linux in my high-school. Is it worth the jump to 8.1?
    If you know how to use Linux, then there probably isn't much point swapping to W8.

    Even if you want to run "Windows Only" software, you could use a VM manager program to run it (e.g. VMware Player).
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 06 Sep 2013 at 00:14. Reason: Syntax
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  4. #34


    Delaware, USA
    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, Windows XP Pro 32-bit, Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DJRoff View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post

    I like the idea of a chromebook, but not sure if I could use it as my main device

    here in the UK there is a high percentage of people who do not have fast enough broadband for an on line device like this, so the speed of it would be terrible

    nice idea, but not to practical, I want to store my data locally not rely on the internet

    *unless chromebooks have changed since I last looked, then ignore the above
    It is true that Google geared Chrome toward cloud use, but I'm sure there will be a call for (and they'll listen) local storage... and local apps, to some extent. Interesting to watch this develop. I wanted to get my hands on a copy of Chrome OS, but they only have the open-source "Chromium" code out there, for the developers... which I'm not.
    I agree, it is interesting to see how it goes

    I tried a few months ago to see if I could work purely in googles cloud, already use for email but starting using their documents as well, it did work very well, but I found the speed slow compared to doing things off line

    The way it works on a traditional computer/cloud works best for me, documents are stores locally, but synced up to the cloud for if I need them while not at home

    Chrome device is something I would still like to get at some point, but for my use it would more than likely replace my tablet and not my PC
    ...and there, I think you've hit on something fundamental. In a spectrum of devices ranging from PCs to laptops to tablets to smartphones, ChromeBook is aimed squarely at the middle... a cross-platform device that blends the best of all worlds, one which could draw folks from both ends. And that revolution is EXACTLY what MS was hoping W8 could become the heart of. The gauntlet has been thrown down!
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  5. #35


    Delaware, USA
    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, Windows XP Pro 32-bit, Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Agata View Post
    Would love to try Windows 8.1 but I'm nervous I will lose all my apps. I'm new to Windows, having used Linux in my high-school. Is it worth the jump to 8.1?
    If you know how to use Linux, then there probably isn't much point swapping to W8.

    Even if want to run "Windows Only" software, you could use a VM manager program to run it (e.g. VMware Player).
    Wine does a pretty good job, there.
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    Thank you everyone for being so nice to me and answering my 'silly' questions.
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  7. #37


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Agata View Post
    Would love to try Windows 8.1 but I'm nervous I will lose all my apps. I'm new to Windows, having used Linux in my high-school. Is it worth the jump to 8.1?
    If you know how to use Linux, then there probably isn't much point swapping to W8.

    Even if want to run "Windows Only" software, you could use a VM manager program to run it (e.g. VMware Player).
    My high-school science teacher chose Arch as the class distro so needless to say it was sink or swim haha, but I've since moved on to Gentoo.
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  8. #38


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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I encourage anybody who is not sure about 8, to use 8, and stick with it, it is very good. 8.1 goes a bit over the precipice, and it seems like they are shoving it at us as a "solution" for Windows 8. -And Windows 8 doesn't need a solution. It could use a service pack, but it's great how it is.
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  9. #39


    Delaware, USA
    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, Windows XP Pro 32-bit, Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    I encourage anybody who is not sure about 8, to use 8, and stick with it, it is very good. 8.1 goes a bit over the precipice, and it seems like they are shoving it at us as a "solution" for Windows 8. -And Windows 8 doesn't need a solution. It could use a service pack, but it's great how it is.
    I agree wholeheartedly with you, I've gotten to like W8 quite well. The main thing I'm looking forward to is the additional customization, and maybe a few stability patches.
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  10. #40


    Somewhere in USA
    Posts : 233
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Well, I haven't looked back. 8.1 RTM is delicious across my pc and Surface Pro. Same wallpapers and icons perfectly synced. Apps in 50/50 or whatever size I want is certainly also nice.

    But don't take my word for it. Keep using several other os's. I'll use my one for everything.
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