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Windows 8 is doing so bad they have to bring back the start button

 
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11/19/2012 11:08 PM
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Re: Windows 8 is doing so bad they have to bring back the start button
do you still need to use disk defrag and does the system slow down when the hard drive is 50 percent full?
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11/19/2012 11:10 PM
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Re: Windows 8 is doing so bad they have to bring back the start button
Windows 8 isn't that bad. It's actually pretty easy to use once you get used to it. Sure, you have to learn some new tricks, but it's not a massive disaster.


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Re: Windows 8 is doing so bad they have to bring back the start button
:whychange:

I think it's great. Much faster than Win7. At $40 a pop, it's a good deal.

Agree, they could have left the start button on the desktop. Stardock has a desktop start menu add-on for $5.
 Quoting: Instant Karma


Sure, on an older computer its faster, but in reality its not, Windows 8 uses a cache system on shutdown to make its next startup faster, essentially when you shut off the computer it never really goes "off" its a very very energy efficient hibernation.

problem with this is if that cache was damaged or you lost power then you won't benefit from that and so Win8 loads no faster than 7, on top of that if your hardware is capable then Win7 can load just as fast as Win8 on the same hardware, there are limitations to this.

Even performance wise, Win8 is on par with 7, i use my desktop mainly for games, with an i7 and 2 GTX 560 Ti's performance is all, when i got a copy of Win8 i installed it on a small SSD drive i use as portable media... load time was no different than 7, tried a few games, frame rate was no different than 7.

But i'm not bad mouthing Windows 8, just performance and gaming wise i would stick with 7, i would gladely use 8 on mobile platforms like Laptops/ultrabooks/netbooks, or even theater PC's the metro UI makes a great Theater and mobile layout.
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11/19/2012 11:12 PM

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Bought a new laptop with 8 on it Saturday.

VERY steep learning curve coming from XP.
But I'm finding that all the control panel and tweaky stuff seems to be there.
But I don't have to mess with it at all!
I turned it on and it connected to my wifi without having to go into all sorts of menus.
I don't feel like I have to manage anything. It just works.
And I have yet to see a "Contact your administrator to fix this problem" message.

And I have the choice to use Tiles or a more traditional desktop as the main working area. Pretty cool.

I'm growing to like it very much.
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You are the same kind of person that expects a car to do everything for you...including drive itself.

Many people don't like not knowing and being able to work with what is going on BEHIND "the curtain". They don't want uncontrolled things going on behind the scenes without their knowledge.

You have a lot in common with these people as well.........

useful hordeo
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11/19/2012 11:14 PM
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noobs complain about windows 8 and a missing start button.
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11/19/2012 11:23 PM
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it's a leap to say that anyone who likes windows 8 is an obama loving sheep who needs change just because it's change.

I was very hesitant towards switching to windows 8 and initially hated it until I gave it a chance.

It's microsoft's experiment to make. We shall see how it plays out for them. It could go either way, methinks. Either people will embrace the new start bar or they won't.
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11/19/2012 11:25 PM

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it's a leap to say that anyone who likes windows 8 is an obama loving sheep who needs change just because it's change.

I was very hesitant towards switching to windows 8 and initially hated it until I gave it a chance.

It's microsoft's experiment to make. We shall see how it plays out for them. It could go either way, methinks. Either people will embrace the new start bar or they won't.
 Quoting: Cult of Personality


That's fair.....but I work with this stuff constantly.
I'd be willing to wager money that this will be another Vista or Win98ME......OR.....MS will patch the hell out of it to make it look and run like Win7 to save their asses.
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11/19/2012 11:26 PM
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i find it interesting how high prices are for windows 7 compared to windows 8
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11/19/2012 11:39 PM
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to get your start menu back, you might want to install 'classic shell'

[link to classicshell.sourceforge.net]
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11/19/2012 11:49 PM
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i find it interesting how high prices are for windows 7 compared to windows 8
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They're trying to lure the sheeple chuckle
Holocaust denier white secretly urban negro.
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11/20/2012 12:09 AM
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It was developed with tablets in mind. It sucks.
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11/20/2012 12:38 AM
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Win 8 is pretty cool IMO, its faster than Win7, apps are coming along, heck even breakingnews.com got an app now not bad
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11/20/2012 12:42 AM
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next they will have a computer with no off switch.
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The next one will walk, talk, and poop.
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11/20/2012 12:44 AM
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Still using vista still happy.......go figure
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11/20/2012 04:41 PM
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Re: Windows 8 is doing so bad they have to bring back the start button
I got win 7, it works most of the time. I refuse to change my OS again until literally none of my programs are supported anymore, which should take about 5 iterations of shitty windows. so When windows 13 comes out maybe.

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