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Hey, Windows 8 doesn't suck

  1. #21


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Quite Honestly, I stopped using the Start Button years ago.
    On Vista and 7 I use AppLauncher for the things I use the most. And it works in 8, obviously.
    Fantastic Side Bar Gadget, I would have to say, Best Side Bar Gadget and a must have.
    I don't have a huge problem with using Win8 on my desktop or laptop.
    I don't find (yet?) it too difficult to move around or do things. I am not that put off by metro (yet????).

    Once on the Desktop I forget I am using Win8.

    The new Explorer ribbon is fantastic I think. Still getting use to it, but I like it. Wish it could be moved to 7.
    My only other wish is that it was customizable.

    I have a Win7 phone, so, the synch stuff and access to things on both are actually a lot better than I thought

    I was very anti-cloud, still am, to much lesser degree though.

    Fact is, Cloud is here and getting bigger, it isn't going away.
    Embrace it or get left behind.


    Meaning, if you are an IT Professional or someone who works on or with computers, going forward, many of these things will be working with, on and using will be cloud based. This may not be obvious or apparent to many, but it is here and growing.

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  2. #22


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    Fact is, Cloud is here and getting bigger, it isn't going away.
    Embrace it or get left behind.

    Them clouds mean business, storm be a' brewin'!
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  3. #23


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


    In terms of cloud storage, I use Skydrive to keep important documents, that paid off well for me a number of times but I don't trust cloud in keeping my other personal files.

    I also see cloud apps as useless on places far from any zones where once can use Internet and I'd rather hold data on my own storage, plus I don't wanna be logging into some account just to use an app and I will not give in to their reasons why they would force to embrace cloud in years left to come.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    For the casual Home User, this won't completely happen for some time, however, the vast majority of people already are/do use cloud for many things. Think Webmail, how many people are actually using an installed mail client. It's far less than you think.
    WebEx, GotoMyPC, LogMeIn, on-line backup services, these are all just developing models of the future.

    But, vast majority of people have smart phones now, they use more cloud services off that than anything else.

    iPads, and (Surface/Slates, soon) and Tablets are making their way into business in a big way. VDI is being researched, developed and implemented in many forms. Trust me. It's closer than you think, and will be quite prevalent in the next 2 years (yes, that is my prediction).

    We can rail against the machine, but the machine is us, the consumer, the majority wins, and those of us against Cloud services (to any degree) are the minority.
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  5. #25


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    I really do dislike this push towards 'cloud' computing.

    I don't trust it, I don't trust corporations, I don't trust hackers, and I certainly don't
    trust our governments.

    Nor am I thrilled with the concept of 'pay-per-use' programs/applications from the cloud, I
    believe in paying for my software once, not every time I want to use it.

    I insist that my files, applications (not 'apps', I hate that word), and programs remain
    on my machine, under my control. Just to make things clear, I have nothing to hide,
    but equally I have nothing I wish to share without my express permission, or to lose.

    If MS continue in this direction, I can see myself staying with Win 7/Office 2010 for some
    time to come. Either that, or going wholly open-source/freeware.

    Neither do I need or want a tablet. AFAIC, they are nothing but a cross between a very
    expensive toy and a fashion accessory. Basically neither fish (phone) nor fowl (PC).

    My Android phone is more than adequate for the limited amount of mobile computing
    that I do (I'm decidedly not the 'social-networking' type, nor do I spend all day on
    YouTube). For anything more 'serious' I take my 'small' laptop (Acer AS5735/Win 8).

    And I can't ever see myself buying a touch-screen laptop or desktop. The whole
    concept is counter-intuitive. Also, I can't stand a dirty/smudged screen.

    On my smart-phone, I love the concept of the touch-screen. But it does nothing
    for me on a 'real' computer'. And I can't see that changing for me in the foreseeable
    future, Win 8 notwithstanding.

    If it works for you, that's just great. But it doesn't for me.

    Windows 8 does grow on you, once you have tweaked it to suit your individual tastes
    regarding start menus etc. I'm starting to quite like it, and there is much to like about
    the OS, even if you don't like Metro.

    But, it is the direction that MS is pushing users, especially desktop/laptop users, that
    concerns me. It's somewhere that I have neither the need nor the desire to go.
    Last edited by Kat; 23 Jun 2012 at 21:33.
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  6. #26


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    Fact is, Cloud is here and getting bigger, it isn't going away.
    Embrace it or get left behind.
    Paying for "Cloud" services will just encourage "them" to shift more things to the "Cloud".

    The only way to "nip this in the bud" is to refuse to use the service and hopefully the providers will go bankrupt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    I don't trust it, I don't trust corporations, and I certainly don't trust our governments.

    Nor do I find the concept of 'pay-per-use' software from the cloud acceptable..

    I insist that my files and programs remain on MY machine.
    Agreed.
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  7. #27


    Posts : 299
    win 7 home premium 64 bit


    Paying for "Cloud" services will just encourage "them" to shift more things to the "Cloud".

    The only way to "nip this in the bud" is to refuse to use the service and hopefully the providers will go bankrupt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    I don't trust it, I don't trust corporations, and I certainly don't trust our governments.

    Nor do I find the concept of 'pay-per-use' software from the cloud acceptable..

    I insist that my files and programs remain on MY machine.
    Agreed.
    I'm with you two, and my guess is that contrary to what the corporate powers would like the public to think The Cloud is under a great deal of suspicion, and with VERY good reason.
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  8. #28


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Yes, exactly - I have been saying that for some time.

    It is the direction the unsuspecting are being pushed toward that is a concern.
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  9. #29


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Yes, exactly - I have been saying that for some time.

    It is the direction the unsuspecting are being pushed toward that is a concern.
    If you look at my first post here , I was one of the first to talk abort the Microsoft Conspiracy to cloud everyone.



    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    I think so too. also I think Windows 8 is a step forward for an ultimate control by Microsoft: they want the customers rent their software and put everything in the cloud. One day they will remove completely the desktop, we will use our PC only to get online and we will have to use online software only. What will happen when every documents, every spreadsheets will be on MS servers and the only way to have access will be to use Office 360 ? . This means Linux, Mac, Android , will not be an option anymore.
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  10. #30


    City of Burj Khalifah
    Posts : 273
    8 Release Preview, 7 Home Premium


    Good day everyone.

    As what the thread title is talking about everything went smooth from installation to browsing and now I am here in the forum posting my experience.. So far, still monitoring of what it will affect on my notebook. I just follow what the guide sir Brink have posted. I just did my old way of installation from a DVD boot up and change the drive from bios. And now on my DUAL OS.

    Thanks again everyone with all the post/guidelines/experience you have encounter.
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