If I wasn't afraid of Windows 8!

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by ratchet, Dec 15, 2012.

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  1. ratchet

    ratchet Registered Member

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    Thursday newegg emailed me their weekend sale flier. $200 W8 Pro for $29.99 after MS instant $40 rebate. I'm sure I'd never use most of its' built in programs anyway but at that price it's tempting!
     
  2. berryracer

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    I got the license for 14 USD via the Microsoft Upgrade discount. But its lying there collecting dust because I gave it 2 chances in 2 separate installations and finally gave up on it

    1) I can never get used to the interface. Even after disabling Metro, I just don't like it

    2) It has problems with my Printer (driver support is still bad)

    3) it offers nothing more than Windows 7
     
  3. Cudni

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    Nothing to be afraid, go for it
     
  4. Notok

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    Agreed with Cudni :)

    I bought a copy of Start8 (along with renewing the rest of Object Desktop) in anticipation of hating the new start screen, but once I got it customized with my shortcuts, and named the groups, I felt no need.
     
  5. Nightwalker

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    Windows 8 is amazing , dont be afraid to try ! :cool:
     
  6. berryracer

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    what's so amazing about it? :rolleyes: It's the worst OS I've ever tried
     
  7. NAMOR

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    I pulled the trigger and used my MSDN license for 8. I wasn't used to the new UI at first but, now I am constantly using the News, Calendar, Mail, Weather, and Map app. Only way to know if you'll like it is to give it a try.
     
  8. Brian K

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    It's the best OS I've used. Everything just works and it's fast. I prefer Metro to the old Win7 Start Menu.
     
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    could be your style, but not my cup of tea

    glad you like it though :)
     
  10. moontan

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    i am neutral concerning Metro.

    but W8 is a little faster and snappier than W7.
    speed increases, even when they are small, are alway welcomed.

    as for best OS, i don't know about that. ;)
     
  11. ambient_88

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    Yeah, the core improvements alone is enough for me to justify an upgrade. The new keyboard shortcuts prove surprisingly handy as well.
     
  12. Hungry Man

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    I've gotten used to Metro. I like it as much as Aero, no more. But Windows 8 is faster and more secure than Windows 7, and it's going to get more support from Microsoft, so that's what I'll use (Ubuntu mainly, Win8 dual boot).

    You should give Metro a try.
     
  13. Noob

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    Oh noes don't go to the dark side!
    J/K, for that price i would purchase it just because it's dirt cheap. :argh:
    But since i'm still a broke dude i'll skip W8 and it's lousy interface. :D
     
  14. stapp

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    You don't even have to go to the desktop to reach all your apps, you can just pin them to the start screen in groups and run everything from there.

    The start screen clearly shows the difference between metro apps and YOUR apps I have my control panel, notepad, Sbie and anything I want really all on the start screen. Plus there is of course a desktop tile for when you want the comfort of it :)

    This may give you some sort of idea of what I mean.

    http://tweaks.com/windows/58183/how...-create-groups-on-the-windows-8-start-screen/
     
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    Indeed; the new Start screen is awesome once you get it customized the way you want it.
     
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  16. Mrkvonic

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    No reason to be afraid. Test, see for yourself and decide.
    Mrk
     
  17. PJC

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    Many Windows 8 users are facing Problems with their Printers!
    -What's going on with Windows 8 and Printer Drivers? o_O
    -Is there going to be a Solution? o_O

    A few days ago, I contacted EPSON for a friend's Printer,
    but EPSON is waiting for Microsoft to respond...o_O
     
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    Not worthy if you already have W7.
     
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    I have been using 8 for about a month now with only one issue and it was a problem with the other vendor's software not Windows (they are releasing a proper windows 8 version sometime soon). Metro is not a big issue, though if it is for some there are a number of start menu work-arounds to avoid it (if you wish) or to use the start menu and Metro. I purchased Win 8 for $14.99, which was a real important consideration -- if the price had been somewhat higher I would have stayed with win7 for a while. So far it runs well, my only driver issue was with ATI who did not have a win 8 driver for my graphics card -- everything else installed perfectly. The card was older. Overall I have noticed little by way of improvement (it does seem a touch more quick, but that is very likely due to the new OS and will fade as updates pile up), however I have not noticed any drawbacks -- which, for $14.99, works out to a positive (for me).
     
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    I have a serious issue with Windows 8 on my Intel motherboard. It freezes at restart/shutdown and hangs at the end of Windows 8 installation. Booo!
     
  21. 5minutes

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    I installed Windows 8 and didn't like the metro face either.
    That's why I installed Classicshell (http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/)

    The tweak skips the metro interface at startup and brings to you the classic desktop. Plus you will get the classic startmenu back on your desktop.

    The tweak is really worth trying and makes Windows 8 bearable.
     
  22. Dogbiscuit

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    The Windows 8 interface is oriented towards computing devices with touchscreens. On a desktop or laptop PC without a touchscreen, Windows 8 can sometimes seem a little disjointed and awkward to navigate (the desktop metaphor is no longer king). Microsoft has clearly bet that most personal computers in the near future of most any type will include touchscreens, in addition to a mouse and/or keyboard. Some BestBuy stores now have little cardboard signs on top of most every computer they sell stating whether it includes a touchscreen or not.

    And there is more to an OS than the user interface. The added security and performance improvements discussed in other threads here suggest upgrading to Windows 8 will still be worthwhile even on traditional desktops and laptops without touchscreen monitors. Including Hyper-V (for free) is probably intended to appeal to businesses.

    I seriously doubt I will go back to using Windows 7 after having upgraded. Looking back, how many would trade Windows 7 for Vista, Vista for XP, XP for Windows ME, etc.?
     
  23. roger_m

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    I'm not sold on Metro yet, but like you I agree about it being the best OS.

    People need to realise that you can download software which will bring back the start menu, and make Windows 8 boot to the desktop with the start menu too instead of the new Metro inteface. Then, it's basically like an improved version of Windows 7.
     
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    Amazing video , rofl.
     
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