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Have and hate Windows 8?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by cyberlogicx, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. cyberlogicx

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    I was going to get a new laptop last year but I heard horror stories about windows 8 and most of them ran that. Microsoft makes such crappy products. They have more updates to fix security flaws, bugs, etc. than anyone else.
     
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    Hopefully Windows 9 won't be a free kick in the balls.
     
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    Windows 8 is why I got an iMac
     
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    I have been running Windows 8.1 for sometime with no issues...has a few quirks to it.... Opinions will vary.
     
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    I have 2 Windows-8 machines and though the OS is full of retarded nonsense, I got used to it quick and I'm not a hater. The first thing I did was get the app Start-8 by Stardock. It's $5 and makes W-8 look a lot like W-7.
    I have 2 teenage boys and I love the parental controls and weekly reports that W-8 has built in.

    Still, assuming W-9 isn't "a free kick in the balls" as kobaltbluesteel puts it, I'm going for the upgrade.
     
  7. PaulR

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    This x eleventybillion.
    Wife bought me a machine with 8 for xmass. I HATE it. I accidentally fried hers, continuously shopping for one without 8 on it.
     
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    Windows 8 is the result of needing to release a new product without any basis.

    A solution looking for a problem.
     
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    Good idea: Consistent UX across all platforms (PC, laptop, tablet)
    Bad idea: Force all platforms to use the same UX.

    Win8 is the result of both.
     
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    Best fun I ever had:
    Build a new barebones PC, load Windows 7 on it from DVD. hook up to internet so it can update, come back 6 hours later and it still had a few more updates to go.
     
  11. Dench

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    You didn't get used to Windows 8. You paid a 3rd party company to change the parts that make Windows 8 different.

    People paying money to change something isnt exactly the business model MS was looking for. Lots of people said to do what you just did - mod the OS with a 3rd part program to make it work like 7. MS doesnt want that, Enterprise will never allow it, and the consumer shouldn't be buying OS's that are so annoying to use they have to pay someone else to fix it. Thats the problem with 8.

    That said, the technical preview for 9 is running into some rocks according to the people using it. It's a lot more like 8 than 7 apparently - which few people want.
     
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    If it is, I'm not going near it. This probably is still the ooze from Steve Ballmer, one of the stupidest CEO's ever. It's amazing he lasted that long.
     
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    I have both a MacBook Pro and a Windows 8.1 computer. I know the difference. Windows 8.0 sucked, but 8.1 is quite good.
     
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    Why couldn't they stick with 7, keep upgrading it, and maybe release 8 as an alternative for people that want their tablet and PC to look the same?
     
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    Because selling service packs or an incremental in-version upgrade, doesn't allow for gobs of "shiny marketing bullshit", etc. Whenever M$ rolls out a new OS a bunch of retard buyers decide that their whole existence must be "that", so they will spend money on licenses to upgrade machines, etc. M$ loves making money from said retards as these licenses and so on are often sold at full retard price and not the heavy discount the OEMs get.

    M$ poops out a new OS every X years because its a cash machine for them.

    -Mike
     
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    Same here.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
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    Windows 9, likely to be called just windows with no number, will bring back the start menu. For those pining after windows 7, this should be a welcome upgrade
     
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    have a 8.1 computer in the lab...I treat it like it has ebola
     
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    Bought a new lap top for my daughter for her freshman year. Helped her set it up. Windows 8 blows. How does MS manage to reach new levels of suck year after year?

    I dread having to buy a new computer. I treat my existing ones with kid gloves.
     
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    Agreed.

    And one of my favorite quotes on NES by Dench.

    - - - Updated - - -

    [rofl]
     
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    Buy a MacBook.

    Source: I'm an IT guy
     
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    http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/windows-9-release-date-beta-preview-start-menu-screenshots

     
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    I put on Classic Shell and am very happy with the result. It even works with a touch screen computer.
     
  26. Rob Boudrie

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    Microsoft took a good idea (common UI), combined it with the arrogance to assume they could set standards for PC, tablet, and phone and ended up with a disaster. Resistance was not futile as Microsoft expected.
     
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    This. It's 2014. There's no reason to put up with Microsoft. I can't understand why people pay good money for that crap.
     
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    My biggest problem is that an interface designed for touch screen tablets should not be the same as one that still uses a keyboard and mouse. I feel like finding the program I want just gets lost in that giant puzzle piece menu. I have no problem with that interface on my Android tablet, but on my desktop it just seems clunky.
     
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    People have been saying "switch to Linux" for well over a decade.

    That shit lives in server world for a reason. Consumers don't want it. They want it even less than Microsoft products that are nearly universally hated, that should say something. Vista has double the usage over Linux for desktop/laptop.
     
  30. Rob Boudrie

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    Two issues:

    - Windows comes in a few versions, and multiple editions (Home/Enterprise/Ultimate/etc.); Linux comes in a boatload of different distributions and packagings.

    - Availability to run 3rd party software - MUCH smaller with Linux. Linux excels in the server space, since there is ample Linux software (apache, etc.) to meet that need, plus some powerful free software (MySql, Postgress) that fills the same need as expensive Microsoft software.
     

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