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Don't pay out good money for Windows 8

 
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12/01/2012 11:58 PM
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Re: Don't pay out good money for Windows 8
There is ZERO reason for the average consumer to upgrade to windows 8.

Not one, nada, zilch.

Unless you're a mindless idiot that likes playing with brightly colored squares.... ugh.
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12/02/2012 12:01 AM
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Re: Don't pay out good money for Windows 8
Even the tablets with windows 7 look more appealing.

I was playing with on in Future shop thinking "hey! a mini start button!"
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12/02/2012 12:02 AM
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MS is run as a marketing company. In order to continue profiting to satisfy the investors, they come out with products on an 18-month schedule. If it really takes more time than that, they pretty it up, package it, and hope you don't mind several service packs.
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12/02/2012 12:03 AM
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Re: Don't pay out good money for Windows 8
Windows 8 Is CRAP!

First When Installing It takes an age to start the installation. When you have installed it you are presented with Crap tiles and no Start Menu.

There seems to be no way to log off, I had to do a Control
Alt Delete to get to the logout screen. It won't let you use Microsoft's Security Essentials.

And as for the Themes well now you can't change the colors and have to live with an over bright background and their sodding colors.

Also have you noticed that there is no way that you can email Microsoft. There are no email address's displayed on any of their web sites.

Save your money, Don't wast your time on Windows 8

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email: jamesbrown@jab001.plus.com
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Re: Don't pay out good money for Windows 8
I'm not going to trash the windows already on my machines, but I've really taken a liking to Ubuntu. Every thing I have is now dual booted. The more I use Ubuntu the more I like it. And IE is the biggest turd of a browser EVER! Every other browser I have is better. Chrome, Opera, FireFox...all better.

I've even quit using microsoft office. I like open office better. I can put it on any machine in less than ten minutes for free. I mean who are the fucking idiots paying a hundred bucks for office?

And who wants to deal with anti virus? Just go Linux.
Linux is safer, faster, it doesn't broadcast who and what it is as loudly as windows, it is free, it is half the size of windows, and at least with Ubuntu it is fairly easy to make the change, even for a computer illiterate (relatively speaking) like me. And when I do have the time to play around there is nothing better than Linux for custom configuration.
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12/02/2012 12:07 AM
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Re: Don't pay out good money for Windows 8
well you can use windows xp if you got the 64 bit version is quite good, it uses the least ammount of RAM and is quite snappy, still windows 7 is also very fast but somehow little heavier in RAM and HDD
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12/02/2012 12:12 AM
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Avoid the 'in-between' generations of Windows - which Windows 8 is. These releases every few years are simply Microsoft maintaining cashflow for it's company. Windows 9 will therefore likely be a good candidate for upgrade from Windows 7.
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12/02/2012 12:16 AM
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Avoid the 'in-between' generations of Windows - which Windows 8 is. These releases every few years are simply Microsoft maintaining cashflow for it's company. Windows 9 will therefore likely be a good candidate for upgrade from Windows 7.
 Quoting: Charlie Frost


I actually like 7.

Their is just to much background services running though. Even after tweaking it for performance.

Maybe a update, and let windows 7 grow for at least 5 more years.
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12/02/2012 12:18 AM
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Windows 8 is for people that use tablet computers, i.e: sheeple.
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12/02/2012 12:19 AM
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Windows 8 is designed for a touch screen not a keyboard and mouse. I don't know how someone will use a CAD system with a touch screen with all the finger smearing and crud in some shops.

Windows 8 will push professionals to MAC and Linux type systems.

I understand why microsoft wants a unified interface but sometimes we all can't get what we want. Perhaps Windows 8 SP2 can introduce mode 1 and mode 2. Mode 1 for keyboard / mouse type devices and mode 2 for touch screens.

Simple fix.
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Re: Don't pay out good money for Windows 8
I think Windows 8 involves Cloud Computing where all the files are kept on a separate server instead of on your computer, and with that - your files perhaps as backup, perhaps stored there for whatever reason.

??
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12/02/2012 12:20 AM
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Re: Don't pay out good money for Windows 8
meanwhile : Mint 14 is looking pretty amazing
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I think Windows 8 involves Cloud Computing where all the files are kept on a separate server instead of on your computer, and with that - your files perhaps as backup, perhaps stored there for whatever reason.

??
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I really hope not! The idea of your personal effects held not local yet entrusted to third parties really creeps me out. Those are real privacy issues and with our goverment so happy to shred our civil rights the idea of cloud computing is a no go for me.
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Re: Don't pay out good money for Windows 8
I like it. It runs faster and more stable than W7. Even the task manager is new and improved.

I did have to disable the built in virus protection. It slows down the disk access too much. But all anti-virus programs do that. I prefer to do periodic scans rather than use real time protection.

I have seen it crash once. No blue screen, but something similar.

I don't understand the nostalgia for XP. W7 made XP obsolete. W8 makes W7 obsolete.
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A single crash is VERY bad.
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All OSes crash sooner or later. I use hibernation which eventually gets unstable. That was true for W7 and XP.
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XP was best, but 7 is good. I have heard a lot of bad about 8.
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xp service pack 3 , truly the best
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12/02/2012 01:28 PM
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That's the problem.

We shouldn't have to fix a brand new product.


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This!
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12/02/2012 01:36 PM
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Re: Don't pay out good money for Windows 8
I can't say Win8 is an important upgrade for an average user, because it doesn't seem to be... I can say that I've been using it since release without any issues. If I reboot, I click the "Desktop" tile and everything is essentially the same as Win7 (there is next to no reason to use the tile interface on a non-touchscreen device). Performance-wise, I'm actually finding it a bit quicker than 7.

I did feel slightly out of place at first (missing the Start menu and especially quick access to my most-frequently-used programs without having the Metro interface take up the whole screen)... but like with anything, after some time it's all second-nature.

EDIT: One thing that I really don't like is that there's no Windows Update notification/reminder in Desktop mode. If you use the default settings, Microsoft forces a reboot once a month to pick up those updates. There's a 3-day warning on the lockscreen, but for those of us that don't use a lockscreen, there's no reminder. Supposedly, it's "smart" enough to not force a reboot if you would lose data, but it's still annoying.

Last Edited by TurkeyTots on 12/02/2012 01:41 PM
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12/02/2012 01:40 PM
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Windows 7 user here.

I have had all the windows from 3.1 to 7.

BRING BACK XP.
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This x100000
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I can't say Win8 is an important upgrade for an average user, because it doesn't seem to be... I can say that I've been using it since release without any issues. If I reboot, I click the "Desktop" tile and everything is essentially the same as Win7 (there is next to no reason to use the tile interface on a non-touchscreen device). Performance-wise, I'm actually finding it a bit quicker than 7.

I did feel slightly out of place at first (missing the Start menu and especially quick access to my most-frequently-used programs without having the Metro interface take up the whole screen)... but like with anything, after some time it's all second-nature.
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It's not quicker. It's the "clean install" effect.

Plus it seems to slow down over time (like every other windows ever)
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12/02/2012 01:45 PM
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I can't say Win8 is an important upgrade for an average user, because it doesn't seem to be... I can say that I've been using it since release without any issues. If I reboot, I click the "Desktop" tile and everything is essentially the same as Win7 (there is next to no reason to use the tile interface on a non-touchscreen device). Performance-wise, I'm actually finding it a bit quicker than 7.

I did feel slightly out of place at first (missing the Start menu and especially quick access to my most-frequently-used programs without having the Metro interface take up the whole screen)... but like with anything, after some time it's all second-nature.
 Quoting: TurkeyTots


It's not quicker. It's the "clean install" effect.

Plus it seems to slow down over time (like every other windows ever)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 9788321


Eh, I'm not too sure about that (first point). I didn't do a clean install, but rather allowed it to upgrade from 7 to 8 on its own. If anything, I would have thought that would provide a less-than-ideal environment.

As far as Windows slowdown... I can't say too much quite yet. I know it's been a problem in past versions, but even after a month (of tons of programs being installed/uninstalled), it's still quicker than I remember fresh 7 installs being.
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Re: Don't pay out good money for Windows 8
Dont like the missing START button in Windows 8?
Install this then:

[link to classicshell.sourceforge.net]

Classic Shell is a collection of features that were available in older versions of Windows but were later removed. It has a customizable Start menu and Start button for Windows 7 and Windows 8, it adds a toolbar for Windows Explorer and supports a variety of smaller features.

(yeah, its free!)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19822545


That's the problem.

We shouldn't have to fix a brand new product.

The marketing team was replaced by a bunch of MTV ferrbie grooming hipsters.

They degraded windows to the level down to mac.

We need functionality not eye candy. That's why windows dominated the office/government market for years.
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Good Post. I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks Win8 is ridiculous. Why trade in something that works fine for a silly remake that should be marketed towords kids. I don't need all these useless features, touchscreen, and annoyingly bright colors/squares. I mean, there may be some cooler features on there, but overall I don't really see why anyone would need to go ahead with it.
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12/02/2012 04:28 PM

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Anyone seen the movie Idiocracy? Well, I think we are about there. Notice the big block selection buttons with icons? But the movie is a good funny laugh and kinda sad.


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12/02/2012 04:34 PM
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openSUSE user here. Had no idea there were so many microtards on this site. Sad fuckers.
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Re: Don't pay out good money for Windows 8
havnt used 8 but 7 is way beyond amazing to be fair

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