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Old 10-30-2012, 05:20 PM   #46
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Re: I hate Win 8!

Ballmer is an idiot...
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:02 AM   #47
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Re: I hate Win 8!

OMG, Really? Is Windows 8 really that bad? I don't get it, I was about to upgrade it on my windows 7 laptop. Should I go for it or not?
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:36 AM   #48
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OMG, Really? Is Windows 8 really that bad? I don't get it, I was about to upgrade it on my windows 7 laptop. Should I go for it or not?
Have a touch screen?
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:09 PM   #49
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OMG, Really? Is Windows 8 really that bad? I don't get it, I was about to upgrade it on my windows 7 laptop. Should I go for it or not?
No.

The purpose of win8 is to take money away from you and put it in the M$ bank account ...

unless ...

you have touch screen hardware.

MicroSoft likes to pretend that every new windows is a tremendous necessary thing to have when in reality it is not.


Seems win8 was designed for cell phones with a touch screen ... in that case the phone would already have it installed.


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Old 12-17-2012, 03:59 PM   #50
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Have a touch screen?
Exactly, otherwise it is a bit of a nightmare. It's probably great for tablets and it seems as though MS is getting the message that it's terribly inefficient for most desktop users, especially when it comes to content creation and system management.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:16 PM   #51
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Re: I hate Win 8!

I read that MS will be putting out a new version of Windows every year now.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:20 PM   #52
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I read that MS will be putting out a new version of Windows every year now.
I heard that too, kind of like Apple does.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:39 AM   #53
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Re: I hate Win 8!

The big question for me....and probably a zillion others to include business, schools, Govt., etc.....

Is when will they move to Win8 SP1 or Windows 8 Plus....or whatever they want to call it.....

Which WILL allow a Win 7 type of "Classic Mode" in addition to the brand spanking new "Metro" interface.

......so the vast majority of the world will have NO qualms about moving to their new product.

I guess the bigger question is IF Microsoft will make that decision.

I hate to say it....but this is a critical point in PC history. Will it hang on for a while longer and continue to evolve......or will Microsoft's recklessness push it's demise faster and the vast majority of users simply dump their PCs for mobile devices.

I talked to a salesman in BestBuy the other day. He told me NO ONE was buying PCs during the Xmas Season which was normally a brisk selling time. His biggest request from potential buyers is: "I don't want Win 8 on the this laptop....can you put Win 7 on it?" When he says he can't....folks just shrug and go and look at iPads or Android Tablets.

He told me he has not had a day at the store when they have sold a Windows Mobile Phone.....

There is a reason why Sinofsky left Microsoft folks......

Interesting times....historical......
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:52 PM   #54
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Re: I hate Win 8!

John,
I have personally experienced this. My brother recently asked me to recommend a new laptop for him (desktop replacement), which would meet all his needs for the foreseeable future.
He trusted me completely to make the choice for him. His only request: "Find one that has Win 7 on it, because I don't want Win 8."
This was my recommendation:
Amazon.com: Samsung Series 7 NP700Z5C-S03US 15.6-Inch Laptop (Silver): Computers & Accessories Amazon.com: Samsung Series 7 NP700Z5C-S03US 15.6-Inch Laptop (Silver): Computers & Accessories


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Old 12-19-2012, 02:17 PM   #55
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John,
I have personally experienced this. My brother recently asked me to recommend a new laptop for him (desktop replacement), which would meet all his needs for the foreseeable future.
He trusted me completely to make the choice for him. His only request: "Find one that has Win 7 on it, because I don't want Win 8."
This was my recommendation:
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Now that's a nice laptop!
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:42 PM   #56
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I just suggested/ordered a laptop for my program manager, Lenovo (IBM) Thinkpad T530. Awesome laptop and very durable. Samsung is a good brand as well, I have 3 Sammy TV's.
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I just suggested/ordered a laptop for my program manager, Lenovo (IBM) Thinkpad T530. Awesome laptop and very durable. Samsung is a good brand as well, I have 3 Sammy TV's.
I like Thinkpads, usually have a nice solid feel, not flimsy like my last Toshiba.
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Re: I hate Win 8!

I just added a Intel X25-M to this old Acer Core 2 Duo and it came back to
life. Other than replacing the keyboard a 1/2 doz times, it is old reliable

It is a big hit at the local hot-spot

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Old 12-29-2012, 08:16 PM   #59
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Re: I hate Win 8!

I'm late to this party, but as much as I want to, I can't seem to hate Windows 8. I have been running the public preview version for quite a while...

For starters, it's quick - really quick. It runs fast and well, even on minimal hardware. While running, check out the new (very nice) task manager and how much memory is being used. Much better.

I too miss the start menu, but like anything new there's a learning curve. As others have said, it's (experimentally) "tweaked" for touch-devices. Microsoft is trying to eliminate the learning curve for its hand-held devices and to standardize an acceptable interface for both. It's quite clever, really.

Honestly, I really like Windows 7 - a lot. However, to say Windows 8 is anything like Vista is (IMHO) an injustice. Win 8 is certainly unusual, but after using it as intended some of its subtle nuances start to show. And the speed...how can you folks overlook the speed?

My unsolicited $0.02...

Anyway, hope y'all had a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
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I'm late to this party, but as much as I want to, I can't seem to hate Windows 8. I have been running the public preview version for quite a while...

For starters, it's quick - really quick. It runs fast and well, even on minimal hardware. While running, check out the new (very nice) task manager and how much memory is being used. Much better.

I too miss the start menu, but like anything new there's a learning curve. As others have said, it's (experimentally) "tweaked" for touch-devices. Microsoft is trying to eliminate the learning curve for its hand-held devices and to standardize an acceptable interface for both. It's quite clever, really.

Honestly, I really like Windows 7 - a lot. However, to say Windows 8 is anything like Vista is (IMHO) an injustice. Win 8 is certainly unusual, but after using it as intended some of its subtle nuances start to show. And the speed...how can you folks overlook the speed?

My unsolicited $0.02...

Anyway, hope y'all had a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
I hope you and yours had a great Christmas and a happy new year.
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