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A Windows veteran looks at Win8 Consumer Preview

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    A Windows veteran looks at Win8 Consumer Preview

    If you download and install Windows 8 Consumer Preview, released late last week, I can almost guarantee that you won’t like it.

    I know only a handful of experienced Windows users (who don’t work for or with Microsoft) who say they like Windows 8. But it’s the future, eh?

    Microsoft is not building Windows 8 for the garden-variety Windows expert. You and I aren’t being ignored, exactly, but we’re not at the top of the Win8 food chain. As perplexing as it might sound, aiming Windows 8 at a different demographic is probably a good decision. But it still might lead to Windows’ demise.

    A Guy

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    A Windows veteran looks at Win8 Consumer Preview

    what are we? Rookies all....geez
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    USA, Idaho
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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)

    I won't say that 8 is awful, but it does have its problems. What people are looking for is the main theme, and MS is attempting to find what that is. Albeit, it would appear that MS is going down the wrong road; people just don't want to change. They have been using the same interface for so long that any change is disturbing, thus causing them to reject anything out of the norm. Windows 8 is in the long run going to happen, and whether we like it or not it is the way of the future. If you do not like the way MS is going then wait a couple of months after the first retail release and then there will be a couple of hundred skinning applications to help you decide how you want it to look.

    And, if you think that going with a Mac will make a big difference you may find out that is also changing. If you want to see the Mac of the future then purchase an iPad 3 (HD).
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    I stopped taking this man's quotation seriously at the first sentence. Who is he to tell us whether we like something or not? Sure, some people will agree with him... but you should always try something for yourself and THEN judge.
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    hi there
    each to their own but I think this guy is talking a lot of Bovine Scatology.

    I've used Windows even on the old Windows 286 (pre 3.0/3.1/3.11) and I find THIS version great.
    Most of my colleagues do too --all old Windows users.

    I haven't found ANYTHING I need to run that doesn't work on it either.

    Of course some improvements need to be done but this isn't even a Release Candidate yet.

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    The Contemplator
    Doncaster, UK
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    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

    Well said, jimbo.

    It seems to me that so many people are stuck in a rut, and have got so used to doing things the same way that they have for years (the Start button has been available, in various incarnations, since the days of Windows 95) that when it comes to doing things differently they throw a hissy fit and say that they can't do it. In some cases, it's not a so much can't do it, rather the unwillingness to adapt and learn the new method, which I think is quite straightforward.

    Of course, I realise that this is only my opinion, and that others may choose to agree or disagree with me. That's fine - everyone is entitled to their opinion and it is their perogative to do so. But that's my view on the subject.
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    Windows 7 Professional

    It sure beats the Radio Shack Tandy Color Computer that I used to own back in the 80's.
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    "People don't like change"

    If I see that once more I will scream.

    It is a complete falsehood.

    Probably the most used marketing technique is to slp the word "NEW" on a product - New aroma - New album by so and so - NEW sreies of whatever, New - now washes whiter.

    They do that because they know people don't like change, obviously.

    The complete opposite is true.

    So how did that idea get about?

    Hitler proved that if you repeat a lie often enough - even if it is obviously untrue - people believe it.

    If you are selling something new - and it doesn't go down too well -instead of admitting you didn't get it right - you can blame the customers - it is their fault - because after all, people don't like change.

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    I like windows 8 however some things that I need getting used to are:

    *Metro panels that appear on the desktop and look out of place when navigating my desktop. Sometimes these panels get in my way also.
    *Metro interface sometimes looks like it shouldn't coexist with aero. It should be all one way or the other.

    Everything else I am happy with. It is smooth responsive and stable and I have been using it as my primary OS as I like to live on the wild side .

    I'm sure I will get used to it.
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    SomeWhere in the HOT Arizona Desert!
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    Win_8 Build 7959 x64

    It going to be tough selling Windows 8 to business customers and converting large numbers of business computers
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