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

  1. #231


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    You are entitled to like it , of course.

    Others are entitled not to like it.

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  2. #232


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    @geddeee,

    There might be some increase in copying speed in win8 - it is possble, but if so, it is so small, I haven't noticed.

    I don't wish to dampen your excitement, but have you considered that a new clean install will seem snappier than the win7 you have had installed for some time. That is normal. A fresh install of win7 will appear faster, too.

    There are also psychological factors.

    If you are presented with a moving screen/window ( as in the new file copy dialogue), it feels less time has passed than if you were staring at something static.

    That is why MS keep something moving during the boot process - even if it is only a spinning wheel - it seems quicker than if you were staring at a blank screen. They do it to improve the "customer experience".
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  3. #233


    OK people. All your comments are valid. I'm no novice at this. I have been writing programs and installing OS since well before Windows 1.0 (which was laughable by the way!!). I built my first computer myself when I was living in the US in late 1978. From a kit no less. We are spoiled these days, and I'm glad that everyone has access to all this technology.

    Understand all the supposed psychological 'factors' too.

    Any comments will NOT dampen my enthusiasm. I installed Win 8 with a great deal of skepticism too. MS have pleasantly surprised me with their latest OS. There were a few driver 'problems', but these were ironed out fairly quickly.

    Overall I am impressed. Yeah, the 'non Metro UI' is a joke, but the desktop is there so I'm happy.
    If you are happy with Windows 7 (I was too), then by all means keep using it. I'm not saying anybody should upgrade.
    I'm just saying that I like Win 8.

    If that's a crime, then I'm guilty your honour.......
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  4. #234


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    You can like anything you want - I happen to like spinach, so there you go.
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  5. #235


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    geddeeee, that's incorrect. Windows 8 uses WFS (Windows File System), and not NTFS (New Technology File System).
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  6. #236


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    You can like anything you want - I happen to like spinach, so there you go.
    What kind? whole leaf, creamed, raw, or boiled? BTW do you add bacon to your spinach too? It is FANTASTIC with
    bacon.
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  7. #237


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    geddeeee, that's incorrect. Windows 8 uses WFS (Windows File System), and not NTFS (New Technology File System).
    Sorry mate, you are wrong. WFS or to give it the proper title: ReFS (Resilient Filing System) is only available in Windows Server 2012. Win 8 still uses NTFS. I'm sure there are some performance improvements in Win 8 NTFS.

    There is a 'standalone' version of ReFS, but it's not too stable and is a bit of a bitch to get to work properly....
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  8. #238


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    I stand corrected.
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  9. #239


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    Well I think if Win8 is not going to be a success, it is because you get Vista (ouch), then you get Win7 (decent) then you get Win8 (best ever) and next year probably Win9 (ouch...MS is costing too much).

    The same with Office.

    there lies the problem. You do not buy on OS every year, you do not buy a new car every year......

    Jeff
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  10. #240


    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    there lies the problem. You do not buy on OS every year, you do not buy a new car every year......

    Jeff
    XP was released in Oct of 2001
    Vista was released in Jan of 2007
    7 was released in July of 2009
    8 is slated for release in Oct of 2012.

    So, it's not a release per year.
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