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Can the new Windows 8.1 bring back users?

  1. #61


    Quote Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
    Don't you know the old saying....Windows versions are like Star Trek Movies...every other one is lousy
    I liked all Star Trek movies and shows, not so much all M$ stuff.

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    Works for Windows releases

    Windows 3.0 Horrible
    Windows 3.11 excellent
    Windows 95 excellent
    Windows 98 rather flakey
    Windows Millenium -- the less said about that the better.
    Windows 2000 ( RARE EXCEPTION -- EXCELLENT)
    WINDOWS 2003 EXCELLENT (XP based series including W2003 server)

    Windows 7 Excellent
    Windows 8 'Nuf said
    Windows 8.1 update 1 Okayish.
    Windows 9 probably will be excellent.

    Cheers
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  3. #63


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    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Quote Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
    Don't you know the old saying....Windows versions are like Star Trek Movies...every other one is lousy
    Oh, I dunno.

    Some were certainly better than others, but none were truly lousy.

    Not even Me or Vista, both of which I still run.


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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Yanno, I never had any issues with WinMe. I thought it ran great.

    I'm not sure what that says about me....
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    Win 3.0 was first usable windows, so no wander.
    Win 3.11 was just a prelude to W95.
    I think you mixed up descriptions for 95 and 98.
    Used to run Millennium just fine and had W97 too (at least they called it that after a massive update to 95).
    Win 99, hacked version of 98SE. Also referred to as house windows secured with tape in X fashion during NATO bombing of Serbia.
    Win 2000 was a pure business edition, had to be good and clean but pain if you wanted to play games or MM.
    XP was really good only after SP3.
    You missed Vista there, on the other hand, it's better to forget it.
    Win 7 was more like repaired Vista.
    What about all the NT versions in between other "domesticated" windows ?
    Win 9, let's hope but we'll see yet.

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  6. #66


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


    Count Mike wrote:
    Used to run Millennium just fine and had W97 too (at least they called it that after a massive update to 95).
    Yes, also known as Windows 95c.

    I have it on CD-ROM, was still running it in a VM till fairly recently.

    By far the 'best' version of Win 95.


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  7. #67


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
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    I am not sure what you mean by this. I have been running Windows 8 and 8.1 with a mouse and keyboard on a PC since 8 first came out. Sure, it is designed to run on touch screen devices as well, but that doesn't mean it can't be run with a mouse and keyboard.
    Nor do I. Absolutely no problems whatsoever using either peripheral. Being more of a keyboarder than a mouser, the Windows Key is more useful than ever.
    Sure you can run it with mouse and keyboard - I do it too. But out of the box it is not optimal. The desktop was not the target audience for 8 - that is obvious. But now they are backpaddling. Maybe they realize that 1 Billion desktop users are not going to put up with their 'strategy'.
    You maybe right. If corporate profits are suffering because of it, that is what will determine Microsoft's future course. It will be interesting to see how it all develops. Windows 8 may not be popular with a lot of desktop purists, but that doesn't mean it isn't a good OS and I personally enjoy using it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Windows 9 probably will be excellent.
    Not if it follows the same path as Win 8.

    I kind of liked ME, but it was replaced so quickly by XP I never spent much time with it. Why did you leave Vista off the list?
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  9. #69


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    Vista and Win7


    Jimbo, I don't know from where you conclude that. Maybe they addressed 5% of the problems - at best. Looks like there will be another 5% with 8.1.1.

    but Windows 8.1 DOES address most of the problems people had (particularly Desktop users) with Windows 8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Blazergamer View Post
    As a new windows owner I must admit I'm impressed with windows 8.1...The flat interface is great, there are plenty of Apps ans I like Metro with the touchscreen option on my laptop.

    I heard a lot of bad things on windows 8 over the past few years but I'm really glad I made the jump from 7 to 8.1 !
    Nothing wrong with that. For simple applications and on a tablet it is quite good. But if you are a system guy, there are annoyances. It was not designed for PCs that are operated with keyboard and mouse.


    I think it's ok with a mouse and keyboard...The first thing users should do is get a decent mouse with a touch pad instead of a scroll wheel...I have a Logitech T400 that allows you to scroll from left to right.

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