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Windows 8 flops

 
john1054

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04/11/2013 07:22 AM
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Re: Windows 8 flops
I'm having a hard time getting used to 8. When I boot my computer, first thing I do is go to desktop.
Anonymous Coward
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04/11/2013 07:34 AM
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windows 8 is what im running now. the fastest os to date.

get rid of metro and install the windows 7 explorer and you have the best of both!

don't listen to the pc illiterate that don't know how to customise an os to perform like magic.
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tell how
where is it
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04/11/2013 07:35 AM
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windows 7 explorer in windows 8?
Anonymous Coward
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04/11/2013 08:24 AM
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The ole sayin is if it aint broke dont try and fix it.


There wasn't anything wrong with windows XP, it was the best and most stable OS they had. Mandatory formats used to be common about every 6-12 months before it came along. Then they made Vista which was horribly slow (win 95 slow or worse) and after it bombed they ironed out the code and made 7 so we could have the flashyness but most of XPs speed. But even then, 7 isn't as fast as XP, people have forgotten, it just looks more bling and smoother I will give it that.
FolkilskFogsvans

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04/11/2013 08:31 AM
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windows 7 explorer in windows 8?
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Download start8 [link to www.dropbox.com (secure)]
FolkilskFogsvans

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04/11/2013 08:32 AM
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windows 7 explorer in windows 8?
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Download start8 [link to www.dropbox.com (secure)]
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Wrong link, it's:
[link to www.stardock.com]
ANHEDONIC

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04/11/2013 08:34 AM

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I still have XP.... Fuck the newer versions.

"You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger"
Anonymous Coward
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04/11/2013 08:43 AM
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Re: Windows 8 flops
8 isnt actually that bad, a lot of big companies are actually migrating to 8, whereas not many large companies ever bothered migrating to vista.
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04/11/2013 08:56 AM
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Re: Windows 8 flops
windows 8 is what im running now. the fastest os to date.

get rid of metro and install the windows 7 explorer and you have the best of both!

don't listen to the pc illiterate that don't know how to customise an os to perform like magic.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 37846622


It's true, 8 runs faster than 7 even on older hardware but it doesn't recover itself like 7 does, the few times that becomes necessary...

I use the "classic skin" skin which gives me back a start button. I never have to look at the start screen, you can set the skin to boot to desktop etc. But it's a click away if I want to play with it.
Anonymous Coward
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04/11/2013 08:59 AM
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Re: Windows 8 flops
Our computers either have Linux or XP on them.
If and when XP becomes a problem, we will go
completely Linux.
Theteck

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04/11/2013 09:03 AM
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we see witch people not smart enough to see its better and stable... and combined with Windows 2012 its all news good feature
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04/11/2013 09:06 AM
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The ole sayin is if it aint broke dont try and fix it.


There wasn't anything wrong with windows XP, it was the best and most stable OS they had. Mandatory formats used to be common about every 6-12 months before it came along. Then they made Vista which was horribly slow (win 95 slow or worse) and after it bombed they ironed out the code and made 7 so we could have the flashyness but most of XPs speed. But even then, 7 isn't as fast as XP, people have forgotten, it just looks more bling and smoother I will give it that.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 37850880


Windows 7 has an OS X feel to it that I don't care for.
Plus windows explorer is the OS's most useful feature,
and what to they screw up? You guessed it.
XP is the best OS micro$hit ever came up with,
and I see no reason at all to upgrade to ANYTHING.
It does everything I need faster than anything else
around.

I'm sure micro$hit will make it tougher and tougher
to stick with XP.
I wouldn't put sabotage past them,
but we'll go to linux entirely when the time comes.
T-Cain
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04/11/2013 09:09 AM

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I took my new PC with 8 back and traded for my first MAC. It's just as hard to learn but I do like it better than windows 8.
Stallman
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04/11/2013 09:22 AM
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^^^^^^LINUX IS THE ONLY ANSWER^^^^^^
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04/11/2013 09:23 AM
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^^^^^^LINUX IS THE ONLY ANSWER^^^^^^
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www.distrowatch.com
FolkilskFogsvans

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04/11/2013 09:31 AM
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Mac is spyware, windows is bloatware and linux is incompitable with everything... it's soret of like an OS for communists.
Stallman
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04/11/2013 09:36 AM
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Mac is spyware, windows is bloatware and linux is incompitable with everything... it's soret of like an OS for communists.
 Quoting: FolkilskFogsvans


Linux IS compatible with EVERYTHING
It runs on any architecture you can name and has native drivers for virtually every device out there that work right out of the box.

Obviously you don't have any idea what you are talking about.
Astral Goat
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04/11/2013 12:28 PM

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Xp support will die in 2013
I know why you're here...
I know what you've been doing...
I know why you hardly sleep...why you live alone...
and why night after night you sit at your computer...
You're looking for an answer...


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Anonymous Coward
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04/11/2013 01:39 PM
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Re: Windows 8 flops
And they wonder why PC sales are down the toilet -
PC Shipments Post the Steepest Decline Ever in a Single Quarter, According to IDC
[link to www.idc.com]

I'm running XP on a 2001 Sony vaio, even though we need a new computer, I won't buy one running windows 8

Long live XP!
Anonymous Coward
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04/11/2013 01:40 PM
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windows 8 = windows vista = windows me

windows 8 is just a test version

save your money
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= GARBAGE
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 37075272


total fucking garbage
Anonymous Coward
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04/11/2013 01:43 PM
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Re: Windows 8 flops
Failure is not an option. It comes bundled with Windows 8.
Anonymous Coward
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04/11/2013 01:43 PM
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If they priced their surface tablet lower they could have grabbed more tablet business...I was waiting and ready to buy
but not at 800
Sneetch

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04/11/2013 01:44 PM

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I wouldn't expect anything else, this OS hasn't brought anything new but a bunch of useless features that nobody needs.
We were meant to live for so much more, have we lost ourselves?
Dangerwalt

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04/11/2013 01:53 PM
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I wouldn't expect anything else, this OS hasn't brought anything new but a bunch of useless features that nobody needs.
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^^ This ^^.
Just one any....

The first symptom of stupidity is to think that we already know everything...

:hollowichigo:
Anonymous Coward
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04/11/2013 02:01 PM
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Failure is not an option. It comes bundled with Windows 8.
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Lmao!
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04/11/2013 02:07 PM
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Mac is spyware, windows is bloatware and linux is incompitable with everything... it's soret of like an OS for communists.
 Quoting: FolkilskFogsvans


Linux IS compatible with EVERYTHING
It runs on any architecture you can name and has native drivers for virtually every device out there that work right out of the box.

Obviously you don't have any idea what you are talking about.
 Quoting: Stallman 32447771


I love Ubuntu.
I use Ubuntu.
But you are wrong.
I still have an XP box, and maybe always will, because
we've used MagickJack for years, and gave up waiting
for linux drivers, which will never come.
There are several printers we have around here that
absolutely will NOT work with linux.
Also an old scanner with no linux driver.

Don't mislead people. And installing apps is NOT as easy
as Windows, and at times can be very difficult.

And installing updates can break things.
I can't tell you how many times I've had to re-install
the whole OS, to the point that I don't allow my wife to
update ANYTHING.

Linux has a STEEP learning curve compared to Windows.
But breaking free from micro$hit is worth the effort
if you have the brains to become well versed in linux.

I still don't think Granny or dense people should
even think about trying linux. They'll never "get it".
It still is not user friendly when something goes
wrong.
Astral Goat
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04/11/2013 07:25 PM

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They made windows on Linux!

Bunch of geek asses with cheese on their fingers!

Last Edited by Astral Goat on 04/11/2013 07:28 PM
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Anonymous Coward
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04/11/2013 07:41 PM
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Re: Windows 8 flops
Microsoft are upgrading it to Windows 8.1 in the fall. Currently codenamed Blue

[link to www.latimes.com]

Windows 7 is just Vista warmed over Windows 8 is just Windows 7 warmed over with a touch screen interface.

My PC has a touch screen, came with Windows 8 downgraded to Windows 7. Touch-screens have been available for over 15 years. Stroking PC screens as a tablet will become the norm. I love my touch-screen pc.

Will probably switch it back to Windows 8.1 in the fall when MSFT have bug fixed it. There are several apps that put the start button back and can disable the tiles (Metro / New UI)
Liar
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04/11/2013 08:10 PM
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Who would have thought... It's like Balmer, stupid, plump, bloated.

On a tablet it is a funny look, but it chokes on the hardware and leaves you in the dark after two hours. Its fullblown windows needed on any platform, not very clever. And who needs that tile crap on a desktop, anyway? Anybody?

There is unfortunately no challenge for windows In the enterprise sector, so we will have the opportunity to make fun jokes about it for years to come.
FolkilskFogsvans

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04/11/2013 08:11 PM
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Who would have thought... It's like Balmer, stupid, plump, bloated.

On a tablet it is a funny look, but it chokes on the hardware and leaves you in the dark after two hours. Its fullblown windows needed on any platform, not very clever. And who needs that tile crap on a desktop, anyway? Anybody?

There is unfortunately no challenge for windows In the enterprise sector, so we will have the opportunity to make fun jokes about it for years to come.
 Quoting: Liar 37250208


Windows refuses to change their mind even when pretty much 90% of all users agree it's retarded.

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