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Windows 8 - New user here

 
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Yeah....downgrading to Win 7.

Win8 is a joke.
 Quoting: Useless Cookie Eater


Really think so? So far I'm happy. I don't see how it that much different, I will say that (besides the start screen), but I wouldn't say I am unhappy with it. I wasn't really looking to upgrade to it, but the new laptop came with it of course. That and Microsoft Office 2013, instead of 2010. Happy so far with that too, but haven't used it too too much yet.
 Quoting: amywood71605


Consumers such as yourself will accept whatever is handed to them, but corporate and business environments are not going to re-tool and retrain everyone for a total paradigm shift on the way you use an interface that has been in place since 1994.
...especially on an O/S that was not designed to be used with a mouse in the first place.
Everything takes 2-3 more clicks to find and use.

Ain't gonna happen.

HUGE MS blunder.
 Quoting: Useless Cookie Eater


I see your point completely =) I honestly am not that fussy. As long as it works, and is fast/has good specs, I'm happy. Windows 8 just happened to come with this laptop, but so far, no complaints.
 Quoting: amywood71605


Listen to at least the first 3 minutes or so.
ALL TRUE.

Win 8 is an abortion.


Why Windows 8 Sucks



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I dont like other people's Laptops & Desktop OS's, OCD causes dislike for the impure.

I boot in 14 seconds and have no page file, no file indexing, no system restore, no scheduled tasks, few services, and One startup Item.

Average is 15 startup items, 15 schedule tasks, 5 times more services, File indexing, page filing, and system restore writes.
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Paragon Backup is the only good backup tool
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I've had Win8 for about three weeks now. You can download a nifty program that provides the usual start menu, did you know?

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THIS !!!
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..... I havent ran into anything i use that i couldnt run with windows XP striped bare, let alone newer versions of windows.
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Anyway....I've only had it about a week, and I'm just wondering - is there anything, besides the start page, that is that different then windows 7? Anything I should look at/play around with?
 Quoting: amywood71605


You could play around with a Windows 8 Backdoor Login.
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Ive had ppl recommend that before, but honestly I have never, ever used or tried it. Just makes me nervous =) I have my old laptop still - maybe I'll try it on that one first? How different from windows is it?
 Quoting: amywood71605


It is different in the sense that it is new, but you should become familiar with it in no time.

I am partial to linux mint [link to linuxmint.com]

If it's an older computer, I would install linux mint MATE. My spouse has an old laptop from 2006 that runs linux mint MATE (it's less resource hungry).

If it's a newer computer, linux mint cinnamon, is more aesthetically pleasing.

GNU/Linux has come a long way. Installation is as easy as inserting a disk into the disk drive and clicking through the menus that are presented, and once installed it can be easier to use than Windows for most tasks.
 Quoting: Dr. Ben Schillen


ok, thanks for answering. I'll def. think about trying it with my other laptop. I don't want to say "old" laptop because it's only 1 1/2 years old. I tend to get a new laptop pretty often =) Would Linux be too hard or ok for my 9 year old to use though? My "old" laptop is pretty much going to be his now to use for homework, games, etc. He is very familiar with windows...but also very smart with technology stuff, and learns quick. Just want to make sure it'd be ok for him too.
 Quoting: amywood71605


Games may or may not be an issue. That is one area of support that has not come a long way. STEAM is going to stat supporting linux.

As far as homework, are you asking about office software similar to Microsoft Office?

Have you ever heard of LibreOffice? It's free and available for all operating systems. If you installed linux mint it would be included with the installation. Here is the LibreOffice website [link to www.libreoffice.org (secure)]

Most tasks that people do on their computer can be performed on a linux machine. Moreover, Linux is more stable, secure, and free.
 Quoting: Dr. Ben Schillen


Yes, I meant something similar to MS Office =) His teacher doesn't require that program, but since that is what I use, it is what he most familiar with for typing stuff.

If I decide to try Linux on this other laptop, and it doesn't work out, am I able to switch it back to Windows? Sorry for all the questions....
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Anyway....I've only had it about a week, and I'm just wondering - is there anything, besides the start page, that is that different then windows 7? Anything I should look at/play around with?
 Quoting: amywood71605


You could play around with a Windows 8 Backdoor Login.
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huh? haha =) Seriously, what do you mean?
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<<If I decide to try Linux on this other laptop, and it doesn't work out, am I able to switch it back to Windows? Sorry for all the questions....
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install it as dual boot then you can run either windows or linux, it the linux doesn't work out you still have windows
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Windows 8 was invented by satan himself, straight from the seventh circle of hell.

Bin Windows 8, Windows 7 it.
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Anyway....I've only had it about a week, and I'm just wondering - is there anything, besides the start page, that is that different then windows 7? Anything I should look at/play around with?
 Quoting: amywood71605


You could play around with a Windows 8 Backdoor Login.
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huh? haha =) Seriously, what do you mean?
 Quoting: amywood71605


Either theirs [link to newsworldwide.wordpress.com (secure)] or create your own [link to www.computerperformance.co.uk]
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Windows 8 was invented by satan himself, straight from the seventh circle of hell.

Bin Windows 8, Windows 7 it.
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I'm kinda a computer geek deep down, in that, I like my laptop to be fast and have good specs.

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I'm just wondering - is there anything, besides the start page, that is that different then windows 7? Anything I should look at/play around with?

 Quoting: amywood71605


HAHAHAHAHA
GOTTA GET DAT.
GOTTA GET DAT.
FOOD STAMP.
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<<If I decide to try Linux on this other laptop, and it doesn't work out, am I able to switch it back to Windows? Sorry for all the questions....
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install it as dual boot then you can run either windows or linux, it the linux doesn't work out you still have windows
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ah, ok that actually sounds better. Just really want my oldest son to have this laptop. It's only a little over a year old, similar specs to my new laptop (6 GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive, but windows 7 not 8, no back lit keyboard, etc)...but still - a very nice laptop for a 9 year old =) Any idea where I'd go to learn how to do that? thanks!
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I've been using Windows 8 for a couple months now. I didn't like it at first but now that I know my way around it, its not bad. I'm on a desktop computer and Windows 8 is much faster than Windows 7.

Forget Linux. While Ubuntu and other Linux distros are making it easier for people to use, they still require you to learn terminal commands. I tried Ubuntu and Linux Mint for about a year. They both suck. It takes a lot of terminal use to get something to work right, such as a wireless printer. Linux also made my pc run much hotter than if I was in Windows.

Most of the Linux programs you install after setting up your Linux OS, are crappy and buggy. They look and run like Windows 95 programs. If Linux was such a great OS, why isn't it the most widely used and supported OS?

Stay with Windows if you don't want a headache.
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Windows 8 was invented by satan himself, straight from the seventh circle of hell.

Bin Windows 8, Windows 7 it.
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bsflag
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Oh look, a person who has never used Windows 8! Everybody point and laugh!

laugh
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Windows 8 was invented by satan himself, straight from the seventh circle of hell.

Bin Windows 8, Windows 7 it.
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lmao that made me laugh
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<<If I decide to try Linux on this other laptop, and it doesn't work out, am I able to switch it back to Windows? Sorry for all the questions....
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install it as dual boot then you can run either windows or linux, it the linux doesn't work out you still have windows
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ah, ok that actually sounds better. Just really want my oldest son to have this laptop. It's only a little over a year old, similar specs to my new laptop (6 GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive, but windows 7 not 8, no back lit keyboard, etc)...but still - a very nice laptop for a 9 year old =) Any idea where I'd go to learn how to do that? thanks!
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Know this; Linux is shit if you're not a programmer or computer scientist.
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Laptop? They still make those? Like with push button keys?
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It's the only way to go.....
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Amy Wood gives me morning wood.
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I'm kinda a computer geek deep down, in that, I like my laptop to be fast and have good specs.

...

I'm just wondering - is there anything, besides the start page, that is that different then windows 7? Anything I should look at/play around with?

 Quoting: amywood71605


HAHAHAHAHA
 Quoting: Foodstamp


the charms, the way the menus work, lotsa stuff-
while I was waiting for the laptop to arrive I watched a bunch of on-line tutorials on Win8.
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Really think so? So far I'm happy. I don't see how it that much different, I will say that (besides the start screen), but I wouldn't say I am unhappy with it. I wasn't really looking to upgrade to it, but the new laptop came with it of course. That and Microsoft Office 2013, instead of 2010. Happy so far with that too, but haven't used it too too much yet.
 Quoting: amywood71605


Consumers such as yourself will accept whatever is handed to them, but corporate and business environments are not going to re-tool and retrain everyone for a total paradigm shift on the way you use an interface that has been in place since 1994.
...especially on an O/S that was not designed to be used with a mouse in the first place.
Everything takes 2-3 more clicks to find and use.

Ain't gonna happen.

HUGE MS blunder.
 Quoting: Useless Cookie Eater


I see your point completely =) I honestly am not that fussy. As long as it works, and is fast/has good specs, I'm happy. Windows 8 just happened to come with this laptop, but so far, no complaints.
 Quoting: amywood71605


Listen to at least the first 3 minutes or so.
ALL TRUE.

Win 8 is an abortion.


Why Windows 8 Sucks


 Quoting: Useless Cookie Eater


Man, what a piece of shit putin
"White privilege" is the liberal religion's version of Original Sin: you are born guilty, and you carry that burden of guilt all your life, and the only way to escape eternal damnation is for white people confess their sin, to bow, kneel and believe the dogma of the Church of Liberalism, genuflect at its altars, honor its saints, fill the collection plate, and never, ever doubt.

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I've been using Windows 8 for a couple months now. I didn't like it at first but now that I know my way around it, its not bad. I'm on a desktop computer and Windows 8 is much faster than Windows 7.

Forget Linux. While Ubuntu and other Linux distros are making it easier for people to use, they still require you to learn terminal commands. I tried Ubuntu and Linux Mint for about a year. They both suck. It takes a lot of terminal use to get something to work right, such as a wireless printer. Linux also made my pc run much hotter than if I was in Windows.

Most of the Linux programs you install after setting up your Linux OS, are crappy and buggy. They look and run like Windows 95 programs. If Linux was such a great OS, why isn't it the most widely used and supported OS?

Stay with Windows if you don't want a headache.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26993662


How much does MS pay you for propaganda posts like that?
Comparing an O/S speed, as if they are related somehow, on entirely different computers was an easy giveaway.

Win 8 is for tablets and internet consumption...nothing more.

Give our regards to your butt buddy Ballmer.

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I've been using Windows 8 for a couple months now. I didn't like it at first but now that I know my way around it, its not bad. I'm on a desktop computer and Windows 8 is much faster than Windows 7.

Forget Linux. While Ubuntu and other Linux distros are making it easier for people to use, they still require you to learn terminal commands. I tried Ubuntu and Linux Mint for about a year. They both suck. It takes a lot of terminal use to get something to work right, such as a wireless printer. Linux also made my pc run much hotter than if I was in Windows.

Most of the Linux programs you install after setting up your Linux OS, are crappy and buggy. They look and run like Windows 95 programs. If Linux was such a great OS, why isn't it the most widely used and supported OS?

Stay with Windows if you don't want a headache.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26993662

Thanks...nice to hear from someone else who is fairly new to win. 8 =)

I'm up in the air with trying Linux....part of me wants to just to see what it's like, but then I feel selfish because that laptop is for my son now, and if I screw up, he wont have it. Idk, I'll sleep on it I guess, haha.
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I've been using Windows 8 for a couple months now. I didn't like it at first but now that I know my way around it, its not bad. I'm on a desktop computer and Windows 8 is much faster than Windows 7.

Forget Linux. While Ubuntu and other Linux distros are making it easier for people to use, they still require you to learn terminal commands. I tried Ubuntu and Linux Mint for about a year. They both suck. It takes a lot of terminal use to get something to work right, such as a wireless printer. Linux also made my pc run much hotter than if I was in Windows.

Most of the Linux programs you install after setting up your Linux OS, are crappy and buggy. They look and run like Windows 95 programs. If Linux was such a great OS, why isn't it the most widely used and supported OS?

Stay with Windows if you don't want a headache.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26993662

Thanks...nice to hear from someone else who is fairly new to win. 8 =)

I'm up in the air with trying Linux....part of me wants to just to see what it's like, but then I feel selfish because that laptop is for my son now, and if I screw up, he wont have it. Idk, I'll sleep on it I guess, haha.
 Quoting: amywood71605


Well I'd do it just to get the experience, one day you may want to change OS and it may come handy. It may seem hard at first but finding tutorials online you can do anything.
"White privilege" is the liberal religion's version of Original Sin: you are born guilty, and you carry that burden of guilt all your life, and the only way to escape eternal damnation is for white people confess their sin, to bow, kneel and believe the dogma of the Church of Liberalism, genuflect at its altars, honor its saints, fill the collection plate, and never, ever doubt.

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I've been using Windows 8 for a couple months now. I didn't like it at first but now that I know my way around it, its not bad. I'm on a desktop computer and Windows 8 is much faster than Windows 7.

Forget Linux. While Ubuntu and other Linux distros are making it easier for people to use, they still require you to learn terminal commands. I tried Ubuntu and Linux Mint for about a year. They both suck. It takes a lot of terminal use to get something to work right, such as a wireless printer. Linux also made my pc run much hotter than if I was in Windows.

Most of the Linux programs you install after setting up your Linux OS, are crappy and buggy. They look and run like Windows 95 programs. If Linux was such a great OS, why isn't it the most widely used and supported OS?

Stay with Windows if you don't want a headache.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26993662


How much does MS pay you for propaganda posts like that?
Comparing an O/S speed, as if they are related somehow, on entirely different computers was an easy giveaway.

Win 8 is for tablets and internet consumption...nothing more.

Give our regards to your butt buddy Ballmer.
 Quoting: Useless Cookie Eater


I will say that Windows 8 doesn't seem any faster. I think speed depends MORE on the computer you are using. I'm used to having good speed because I pay for a nice laptop that has it.
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Don't listen to all these tards who fear change. Windows 8 is the bomb once you get used to it.

From a user interface perspective the major change is the start screen.
But also:
Learn to use the charms bar to make accessing resources faster.
From the Start screen, you can just start typing the name of a resource to access it in search, no need to click on the search charm first.
In multi-monitor the taskbar can be repeated on all monitors (I use 3) so for example if you are watching a video full screen in your primary monitor, all the task bar icons for open programs are replicated in the secondary monitor so you can raise those windows in the second monitor without having to shrink the video in the primary monitor.
In a metro app, click at the top of the screen and drag your mouse (or finger) to the bottom of the screen to close (shut-down) the metro app.

Humm..what else from a UI perspective.....
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<<If I decide to try Linux on this other laptop, and it doesn't work out, am I able to switch it back to Windows? Sorry for all the questions....
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install it as dual boot then you can run either windows or linux, it the linux doesn't work out you still have windows
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 32379160


ah, ok that actually sounds better. Just really want my oldest son to have this laptop. It's only a little over a year old, similar specs to my new laptop (6 GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive, but windows 7 not 8, no back lit keyboard, etc)...but still - a very nice laptop for a 9 year old =) Any idea where I'd go to learn how to do that? thanks!
 Quoting: amywood71605


Know this; Linux is shit if you're not a programmer or computer scientist.
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Yeah coming from a PC gamer Windows has been the only OS to support us, I mean yeah they fucked up with Vista but Win 7 had a much better platform
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How much does MS pay you for propaganda posts like that?
Comparing an O/S speed, as if they are related somehow, on entirely different laptops was an easy giveaway.

Give our regards to Ballmer.


I wish I worked for Microsoft. I'm just a regular consumer. What I stated is true.

I'm not just comparing speed. Windows 8 is actually better than Windows 7 which both are much better than any Linus POS.

I'm running Windows 8 on a slow AMD APU processor and its quick. I can imagine it must be much quicker on an I7.
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I've been using Windows 8 for a couple months now. I didn't like it at first but now that I know my way around it, its not bad. I'm on a desktop computer and Windows 8 is much faster than Windows 7.

Forget Linux. While Ubuntu and other Linux distros are making it easier for people to use, they still require you to learn terminal commands. I tried Ubuntu and Linux Mint for about a year. They both suck. It takes a lot of terminal use to get something to work right, such as a wireless printer. Linux also made my pc run much hotter than if I was in Windows.

Most of the Linux programs you install after setting up your Linux OS, are crappy and buggy. They look and run like Windows 95 programs. If Linux was such a great OS, why isn't it the most widely used and supported OS?

Stay with Windows if you don't want a headache.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26993662

Thanks...nice to hear from someone else who is fairly new to win. 8 =)

I'm up in the air with trying Linux....part of me wants to just to see what it's like, but then I feel selfish because that laptop is for my son now, and if I screw up, he wont have it. Idk, I'll sleep on it I guess, haha.
 Quoting: amywood71605


Well I'd do it just to get the experience, one day you may want to change OS and it may come handy. It may seem hard at first but finding tutorials online you can do anything.
 Quoting: Manu-Koelbren


Im def good at teaching myself stuff from reading online. In the past I have upgraded the RAM in a Dell laptop I once had....and also used an online tutorial to replace the hard drive - which was a JOB. It literally meant taking the whole laptop apart, and I was so scared I was going to screw it up...but I did it, and it felt good after the fact. I def. love learning how to do stuff.
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