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Windows 8 Will Be a Winner: 10 Reasons Why

  1. #11


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Agreed.

    Looking forward to giving it a run.

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  2. #12


    We'll see in 2013!!
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  3. #13


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Someone on another forum wrote up a GREAT post about the benefits of Win8. As for me, I just had to switch to Win7 to do my taxes and I immediately noticed how pokey everything seemed with all of the same hardware. Give me Win8 or give me... cookies.

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    And improvements to the Windows 8 Desktop experience? Improved multi-monitor support, native USB 3.0 stack, reduced boot time, significantly lower memory footprint, Storage Spaces (virtualized storage pools), a new files system (ReFS), improved SSD support and performance, built-in antivirus and spyware protection, improved automatic updating system (less frequent reboot required updates), built in support for creating system images and full system restore, built-in ISO mounting, built-in VHD mounting, built-in PDF support, automatic cloud based backup of system settings, personal files, and Metro applications, a new Apple Time Capsule like interface for Shadow Copy, Windows Store sells desktop software as well, drastically improved task manager, drastically improved file management allowing you to pause file copying jobs and finish them later, Windows 8 has basically become rootkit proof when combined with UEFI, Hyper-V, and various reviews of the beta candidate builds confirm noticeably improved performance over Windows 7 SP1. And that's just a small sample of the various desktop related improvements. And it's still PRE-BETA! Many of the future major software applications haven't even been publicly shown at all (Media Player and Media Center [which are both expecting some HUGE changes], and how Office 15 will tie in with Windows 8). Anybody claiming that Windows 8 brings no improvements to the desktop experience is simply ignoring the facts. And I promise you that even the most dedicated desktop proponents will dip their toe into Metro every once in a while once the Windows Store gains some steam. Anybody that owns an iOS, Android, or Windows Phone device knows how addicting and effective these micro transaction application stores are. Once one is available on every desktop in the world it will be hard to resist jumping into it every once in a while.
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  4. #14


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Nice list of benefits.

    Hope we'll see more at the end of the month.
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  5. #15


    They will have to give the end user the option to get rid of that metro start page, but I don't think they will. But, I will try it anyway, no harm in that.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 288
    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9


    We've got a list of nice features with Windows 8 but I see a huge problem with them getting rid of the Start Menu and the Start Button on the Taskbar. I just don't think it would be as commercially as successful as Windows 7 regardless of the other features that may seem promising. Why? Windows 7 has got most of the essential features that you average Joe would need or care about and that is without the Start Screen obscuring their view and with the Start Button and Start Menu still there to serve them in a way they are used to.

    And Metro apps? Well, it will be hard for them to compete with Andriod apps or those for iPads. They won't be such a big deal.
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  7. #17


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Cripes, doesn't anyone EVER use Google to check out solutions to what they post as problems before bitchin' about it? There is an absurdly easy way to get rid of the Metro interface and change the Start menu back to Win7. I will Google the metro one for you first:
    How To Enable And Disable Windows 8 Metro UI
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  8. #18


    Posts : 228
    Black Label 7x64


    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    Cripes, doesn't anyone EVER use Google to check out solutions to what they post as problems before bitchin' about it? There is an absurdly easy way to get rid of the Metro interface and change the Start menu back to Win7. I will Google the metro one for you first:
    How To Enable And Disable Windows 8 Metro UI
    You ever heard of a search box? This has been discussed around here since 8 DP came out, which predates your link by months.
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  9. #19


    Winnipeg, Canada
    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Centre RTM


    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    Someone on another forum wrote up a GREAT post about the benefits of Win8. As for me, I just had to switch to Win7 to do my taxes and I immediately noticed how pokey everything seemed with all of the same hardware. Give me Win8 or give me... cookies.

    **********************************************************
    And improvements to the Windows 8 Desktop experience? Improved multi-monitor support, native USB 3.0 stack, reduced boot time, significantly lower memory footprint, Storage Spaces (virtualized storage pools), a new files system (ReFS), improved SSD support and performance, built-in antivirus and spyware protection, improved automatic updating system (less frequent reboot required updates), built in support for creating system images and full system restore, built-in ISO mounting, built-in VHD mounting, built-in PDF support, automatic cloud based backup of system settings, personal files, and Metro applications, a new Apple Time Capsule like interface for Shadow Copy, Windows Store sells desktop software as well, drastically improved task manager, drastically improved file management allowing you to pause file copying jobs and finish them later, Windows 8 has basically become rootkit proof when combined with UEFI, Hyper-V, and various reviews of the beta candidate builds confirm noticeably improved performance over Windows 7 SP1. And that's just a small sample of the various desktop related improvements. And it's still PRE-BETA! Many of the future major software applications haven't even been publicly shown at all (Media Player and Media Center [which are both expecting some HUGE changes], and how Office 15 will tie in with Windows 8). Anybody claiming that Windows 8 brings no improvements to the desktop experience is simply ignoring the facts. And I promise you that even the most dedicated desktop proponents will dip their toe into Metro every once in a while once the Windows Store gains some steam. Anybody that owns an iOS, Android, or Windows Phone device knows how addicting and effective these micro transaction application stores are. Once one is available on every desktop in the world it will be hard to resist jumping into it every once in a while.
    I thought the list was so impressive I decided to repeat it. I wasn't sure about the Metro UI, but the app store on my android tablet is so addictive, I'm sure that the Windows 8 store will be the same. Looking forward to the consumer preview at the end of the month. Thanx John.
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  10. #20


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

    Removed?


    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    Cripes, doesn't anyone EVER use Google to check out solutions to what they post as problems before bitchin' about it? There is an absurdly easy way to get rid of the Metro interface and change the Start menu back to Win7. I will Google the metro one for you first: How To Enable And Disable Windows 8 Metro UI
    I read a rumour that said that the Registry hack will be removed (i.e. no "Start Menu" ever).
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