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Microsoft wants you to forget Windows 8

  1. #21


    Posts : 328
    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Same here, didn't like 8.0 at all, but what they did in 8.1 fixed most of the issues I had with 8.0. Update 1 made it even better IMHO. I got the impression someone at Microsoft was actually listening to customer complaints.
    More like the hardware manufacturers got on the train and fixed their drivers, and the software producers fixed their applications to make them really compatible with win 8. Microsoft didn't do what most complainers wanted.
    I myself don't like the Metro side UI, at all.. But I like the OS as a whole... Yeah because the UI is only the surface, which can be more or less easily modified or configured to what anyone wants. But the core of Windows 8 past that is great.
    And about win 9 being free for windows 8's owners, I don't buy it. No pun intended. Microsoft isn't a charity, this didn't happen with Vista, this certainly won't with 8.

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  2. #22


    Hafnarfjörđur IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    For all sorts of reason I tend to use Linux more and more - but often run Windows 8.1 as a VM (Ms Office - full version including outlook) still doesn't have any serious competition if you are any sort of Power user -- EXCEL macros and VB code simply can't easily be replicated in some of the "alternatives" and most email clients other than outlook I just find excruciatingly horrible to use.

    I LIKE Windows to Go as well since I can then run even from a Locked down Office computer different versions of software including versions in other languages than is loaded on the works PC.

    Windows 8.1 update 1 has fixed most of the things I hated with the standard Windows 8 system - but give a dog a bad name and the brand is tainted forever (rather like Vista - its main problem though was being released TOO EARLY without suitable hardware being available -- I actually like the "AERO GLASS" effects -- Linux has these in Spades - I rather like the "Wobbly Windows" effects when moving windows etc -- OK Eye candy for sure but it makes using the computer more pleasant even if it doesn't actually add any extra functionality.

    Wait a little while longer and I'm sure W9 will bring out things to surprise us all.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. #23


    Although I agree with the author that MS would like us to forget 8, I forgot about 8 when I upgraded to 8.1. Although MS considers it liken to an SP1 so far as servicing timeline and others keep calling it 8 when indeed it is a different edition since the kernel was upgraded. Far more personalization in 8.1 and great additions with each minor and major upgrade.
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  4. #24


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Am I wrong to assume the article in the OP was talking about the whole 8 series, ie 8.1 etc., not just the original 8 specifically? Some of the replies here have me confused as usual.

    I am pretty happy with 8.1 and Classic Shell.
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  5. #25


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Am I wrong to assume the article in the OP was talking about the whole 8 series, ie 8.1 etc., not just the original 8 specifically? Some of the replies here have me confused as usual.

    I am pretty happy with 8.1 and Classic Shell.
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  6. #26


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Am I wrong to assume the article in the OP was talking about the whole 8 series, ie 8.1 etc., not just the original 8 specifically? Some of the replies here have me confused as usual.

    I am pretty happy with 8.1 and Classic Shell.
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    Lol, easier for me these days than when I was a pup.
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  7. #27


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I would say they want to forget Windows 8.0 for sure. 8.1 I don't know? If they offer free upgrades to 9 for those that are running 8.1, I would take that as a yes, they want you to move on from 8.x completely.
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  8. #28


    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


    I don't want to go for 9. It's hectic job upgrading, then looking for all the drivers from wherever you can - laptop product site, manufacturer site & if something don't work advice from notebook manufacturer- do system refresh, to go all the way back to first day!
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  9. #29


    Posts : 94
    Windows 7


    They can keep 9 commercial for 8.x users. Just give us an Update 3 with the hybrid menu and I'll be a happy camper! (Plus plz modify that default orange theme. It's just yucky! What was wrong with the original 8.0 theme?)
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  10. #30


    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Product keys worth lakhs seized by Cops in India: http://freepressjournal.in/hacker-wh...icrosoft-keys/
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