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Old 12-25-2012, 03:49 PM   #21
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Windows 8 is just fine by me. I installed it on my ASUS netbook the day it was released. Of course, it always takes a bit to find where they put everything in the new OS and that can be frustrating when you're trying to get work done. But Windows 8 has been working just fine for me and I like it more and more the longer I use it.

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Old 12-25-2012, 03:57 PM   #22
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I actually do like most of Windows 8, it's just that there are a few annoyances in a desktop environment where it doesn't seam like they thought those out. The more I use it the better it does get.

I have a touchscreen, but haven't utilized it much in Windows 8 yet. I got the desktop only a few months ago and it came with Windows 7. I decided to just upgrade right away to 8 since I had not used 7 before anyway. After rebates the upgrade was pretty much free.

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Old 12-25-2012, 04:42 PM   #23
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Ok, three days in, I'm convinced business will avoid Windows 8 like the plague.

And considering businesses are just getting around to deploying Windows 7 I suspect waiting for Windows 9 (to be known as "We Came To Our Senses") won't be a problem.

"Shut down easy to find"? Riiight, fanboi...

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Old 12-25-2012, 04:49 PM   #24
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Windows 9 (to be known as "We Came To Our Senses")
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Here's a fairly recent YouTube video.

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Old 12-25-2012, 06:24 PM   #26
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Ok, three days in, I'm convinced business will avoid Windows 8 like the plague.

And considering businesses are just getting around to deploying Windows 7 I suspect waiting for Windows 9 (to be known as "We Came To Our Senses") won't be a problem.

"Shut down easy to find"? Riiight, fanboi...

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Exactly! I work for a 16 billion dollar oil company and we JUST now switched to 7, from XP. I've already over heard our IT guys say Windows 8 will never be on our computers.

I've been using computers on a day to day basis for over 20 years, I shouldn't have to GOOGLE HOW TO TURN THE FREAKIN THING OFF. The OS is a joke, I have to click 5-10 times to do something I could do in 1-2 clicks on Windows 7. The only comparison I can make about shopping for a new car and Windows 8 is, Windows 8 is like a car where the dimmer switch is in the trunk! No need to test drive it for days to figure out it's worthless.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:10 PM   #27
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Exactly! I work for a 16 billion dollar oil company and we JUST now switched to 7, from XP. I've already over heard our IT guys say Windows 8 will never be on our computers.

I've been using computers on a day to day basis for over 20 years, I shouldn't have to GOOGLE HOW TO TURN THE FREAKIN THING OFF. The OS is a joke, I have to click 5-10 times to do something I could do in 1-2 clicks on Windows 7. The only comparison I can make about shopping for a new car and Windows 8 is, Windows 8 is like a car where the dimmer switch is in the trunk! No need to test drive it for days to figure out it's worthless.
You had to use Google to figure that out? Took me all of about 10 seconds to figure out where they put it now.

I do agree that most businesses won't be fast to change to Win 8. Especially since lots are still making the change to Win 7 now. Some will make the change over for tablets. Most laptops (without touchscreens) won't be changed as fast, if at all.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:34 AM   #28
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Got a new computer from my parents for Xmas and its got windows 8. I was quite skeptical, having been a victim of vista, but it's actually pretty cool. Good combo of phone and pc in one. Kids took to it immediately and it just might get me to log back onto facebook. Maybe that's not such a good thing...

At any rate it's pretty fun and civ 5 > civ 2! Plus angry birds star wars might finally lead to actual star wars!!

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Time to come to the dark side and use Linux where you can :-).

I'm a computer tech and ive had pretty much the exact same reservations as you have about windows 8. The OS is not designed for a serious user. The interface is a serious debauchery of practical and efficient design. Ill be sticking with Windows 7 until i have no choice but to upgrade.
This! Plus I hang on to every copy of xp I can.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:08 AM   #30
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I'll go on a limb here and support the op - Vista sucked. Major resource hog and I'm a Software Engineer that developed apps on Vista (painful). I wouldn't advise anyone to 'upgrade' to Vista.

I've been using Win 8 for about 2 weeks now and like it even more than Win 7, and I used that for over 3 years. Two solid OS's in a row, with one deadbeat, and XP, another solid release, before that. Microsoft couldn't dump Vista fast enough, in my opinion.

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