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How Microsoft can salvage Windows 8 before it's too late

  1. #221


    Posts : 239
    Win7 & 8 64bit / Linux Mint 14


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    See? You're missing my point. You could of seen screenshots of it, and by that if you felt it as distasteful, could of saved yourself aggravation of downloading, and installing it.
    Never judge anything 100% based on a few screenshots when you can download and give it a whirl.

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  2. #222


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    I don't! Just saying you can get a taste by seeing the interface with screenshots.
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  3. #223


    Posts : 4
    Windows 7 Ultimate


    I'm fine with windows 8, I used it on a touchscreen pc for 9 months with no probs
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  4. #224


    Quote Originally Posted by Chrysalis View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by geddeeee View Post
    Windows 8 is superb IMHO.

    Half the people who have tried it seem to be 'fixated' on the 'Win 8 Metro UI'. One click takes you to the desktop. Or install Classic Menu. Start menu is back and boots to desktop. So you 'see' the 'Metro UI' for a second or so... And???

    Transparency is missing? SO WHAT!!!!

    Everything is quicker and it is STABLE. The file system is especially impressive. Really, really quick. I have had Win 8 RTM on my computer for a week or so. Have not turned the computer off either.
    It hasn't missed a beat and has not crashed or glitched at all.

    Reading the so called 'IT Pros' preview reviews of Win 8, just makes me mad. These 'experts' are what is wrong with the IT industry in general. Knee jerk reactions and negative comments abound!!! Most of this is based on the RP version.
    Amateurs!!!

    Some people will love it and some will hate it. Windows 7 is off my computer forever. Yes it was good and pretty, but still plagued with the same issues as Vista. Namely the horribly slow filing system...

    I think MS needs to praised for not just 'rehashing' the same old crap. At least they are trying to do something about performance.
    Maybe the 'children's UI' bolt on is a mistake, but get to the desktop. That's where the improvements shine!!!!!
    Or could say buy proper hardware and it be fast, win7 flies on my SSD.

    Also its no good been faster if it takes longer to use the GUI because its inefficient for use with a mouse.
    I have the latest hardware.

    The filing system in Win 7 has problems copying larger files. Same problem as Vista.
    Despite the 'patch' and Service Pack, this problem still exists.

    Same knee jerk reactions. If an OS 'scares' him, he's not very good is he?? I mean, Come On!!!!

    Just install the OS and have a play with it yourself. It's the only way you will find out if it suits you.

    Win 8 is my main OS. Brilliant OS IMHO.
    Windows 7 is long gone.....
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  5. #225


    Sofia
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    XP, Win7, Win8_Eval


    Everything is quicker and it is STABLE. The file system is especially impressive. Really, really quick.
    Yes.
    Microsoft has done a lot in direction stability comparing with older Windows systems which had to be rebooted after some days !
    Pressing WindowsKey brings you to desktop and a start-menu can always be created (if somebody misses it).

    Typing on metro brings you fast to any installed app.
    I think it is just a matter of time for users to adopt metro.

    Windows 8 has two UIs and this is better than having just the old desktop.
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  6. #226


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Quote Originally Posted by boyans View Post
    Everything is quicker and it is STABLE. The file system is especially impressive. Really, really quick.
    Yes.
    Microsoft has done a lot in direction stability comparing with older Windows systems which had to be rebooted after some days !
    Pressing WindowsKey brings you to desktop and a start-menu can always be created (if somebody misses it).

    Typing on metro brings you fast to any installed app.
    I think it is just a matter of time for users to adopt metro.

    Windows 8 has two UIs and this is better than having just the old desktop.
    Yet again, the "Typing to bring you to an app" is the SAME feature that Windows 7 start menu has always had /exactly/. AND it's not very helpful unless you know the name of the program that your running. It's a dodgy feature at best, even more hidden than on windows 7 where it never got used in the first place :/

    One reason it never got used on Windows 7 is it wasn't needed! The start menu was all you needed to go ANYWHERE in the system. Now, Metro is so obtuse that suddenly that feature is now /needed/ far more often. That is actually a damnation of the UI, not something to praise
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  7. #227


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Shhhhhhhhhhhhh Guys!! We can't SAY Metro anymore, it is NOW Windows Start
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  8. #228


    Posts : 454
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by geddeeee View Post
    Everything is quicker and it is STABLE. The file system is especially impressive. Really, really quick. I have had Win 8 RTM on my computer for a week or so. Have not turned the computer off either.
    It hasn't missed a beat and has not crashed or glitched at all.
    You say that like it's some big achievement. I could say the same thing about my Windows 7 system, which I reboot a couple of times a month, and only when I have to, due to applying an update or for other reasons that have nothing to do with crashing or stability. I sleep it several times a day, and it's rock solid.

    The filing system in Win 7 has problems copying larger files. Same problem as Vista.
    Despite the 'patch' and Service Pack, this problem still exists.
    What are you talking about? I routinely copy files that are > 10 GB in size and hundreds of GBs at a time. I've done so to internal drives, eSATA and USB external drives, and across the network. I've had no problems with Windows 7, and before trusting a system, I verify it copies files correctly. As for speed, Windows 7 is very fast, sustaining from 60-100 MB/s even to a WD green drive on SATA and 700-800 Mbps over my Gb network. So I really have no idea what you're going on about.
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  9. #229


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    The filing system in Win 7 has problems copying larger files. Same problem as Vista.
    Despite the 'patch' and Service Pack, this problem still exists.
    Which "filing system" do you think you are using in win8 - and would you care to enlighten us as to how it differs from the one in win7?
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  10. #230


    OK.

    I realise it's NTFS. Duh!!!

    I'm not saying this OS is better than that OS....

    You like Windows 7. Continue to use it then!!!

    I like Windows 8. It works better for me than Windows 7. End of story.

    We'll leave it there.....
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