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Old 12-31-2012, 08:21 PM   #51
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I have been using Windows 8 since before the release version and there is only one problem. People are not good with change for any reason. It has nothing to do with the OS it has everything to do with people. That is not a bad thing they just need to phase certain things in though. Take the start menu away from the user and they will scream. The stardock thing is nice but they should have given the user install options. Now the one exception is Windows 8 RT. Trying to be too much like Apple there. I only used Apple to the point of reading their EULA. Do any of you read that thing?

Now for the kicker. Vista was OK as long as you knew how to set it up. If you were not tech savvy then you would never get it to run right. UAC and Aero were the two killers on that.


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Old 12-31-2012, 08:22 PM   #52
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I personally have no issues with Windows 8. I wouldn't put it on my desktop but for my laptop it's awesome because there's almost no boot time. Like under 30 seconds.
My desktop (dual E5345 Xeon's, 16GB RAM, etc) boots to the login screen/prompt in about 20 seconds (post bios items, which is not on the drive) with the SSD I installed not that long ago, with Windows 7. I would expect Windows 8 to be a few seconds (if past experience with a tablet is any gauge).

My Windows tablet used to take 30+ seconds to boot into Windows 7. Went to Windows 8 on it and that's now maybe 5 seconds. Fast boot times is one of the things that keeps me thinking about going to Windows 8 on my desktop. One of the things holding me back, though, is that I'd need to get the new release of Roxio in order to burn discs (cd/dvd)... Really don't want to spend the money right now. Once I'm working again, that's a different story.


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Well if I wanted a super duper fast load I'd get a chromebook. Which has a Solid state drive and an infinitely lighter OS. I've actually kicked the idea around of getting it, but I have concerns.
This might seem like a dumb question, but can you run windows apps on that?
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This might seem like a dumb question, but can you run windows apps on that?
Doubt it... Although you can get the software to run Android apps on your Windows system.
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This might seem like a dumb question, but can you run windows apps on that?
No Chromebook is uber simple. Basically, it's running Google Chrome and that's about it. There's more function to it than that of course, but that's the easiest terms I can think of it.

Windows is certainly a more expansive experience, but for what I like using my laptop for (Email and internet) I think the chromebook may be a better situation. Plus with my Android phone and tablet, I can just be google everything!!!
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Vista was not terrible, it just was not finished. 7 is finished Vista.

My biggest complaints other than the interface is all the chopping MS did. They took out DVD playing functionality from WMP because "streaming is the future"?

And since I am an extreme power user (I use the mouse as little as possible) now alot of the commands I know do not all work anymore.
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Vista was not terrible, it just was not finished. 7 is finished Vista.

My biggest complaints other than the interface is all the chopping MS did. They took out DVD playing functionality from WMP because "streaming is the future"?

And since I am an extreme power user (I use the mouse as little as possible) now alot of the commands I know do not all work anymore.
HUGE issues, I mean it's bad enough Windows 7 won't even play a Blu Ray.

I use the keyboard a LOT, much faster and with windows 8 I noticed really quick that was not going to work the way I wanted it to.
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So the markets are speaking and they are clearly not pleased with the direction Microsoft took that essentially condemns their flagship product (well, arguably that could be Office, but anyway) to the lowly role of "content consumption platform".

Content Creators need not apply. Or bother.

The internet has been ringing with a whole host of work-arounds for the plethora of Windows 8 shortcomings. Some work fairly well, some not so much, but bottom line is if you loved W7pro or ultimate, you are good and truly screwed with Windows 8.

Yes, within days of firing up a killer laptop that came dreadfully encumbered by this POS OS, I wiped the SSD and moved a W7pro license over.

And I'll never forget the "Ahhhhhhhhhhh!" moment when the login prompt appeared.

Mark my words: Microsoft has to fix this - and will. Big Business will never adopt this OS as it provides absolutely no advantage to doing so - indeed, the platform is nothing but an array of distractions for those who are actually involved in creating things.

I predict there will be this POS for content consumers, and something very much like W7 for creators - with Metro pushed to the background where it belongs.

btw, if you want to see something truly hilarious/tragic/senseless, try spreading W8 Pro across 7 square feet of LED monitors...

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From an article on CNN:

"Microsoft is gearing up to release a new version of Windows later this year, codenamed Windows Blue. According to several reports, Blue will give users the option to replace the new start screen with a traditional desktop by default."

There better be a lot more to it than just that, but the writing is clearly all over the wall: change is direly needed, and there shall be change, as predicted...

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Getting closer to the official release of

"Windows 10: We Are So SO Sorry About The Whole Windows 8 Thing!"

Yay for total capitulation!

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