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June 16, 2013 12:43:32 PM

Which one of these OSs would be good for a gaming computer? I know Microsoft has horrible issues with patches n such.. i just want a smooth OS that won't cause me any issues or draw and slow my system down. I am wanting to run a dual OS- a Windows and Linux.

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June 16, 2013 12:53:07 PM

Imprenion said:
Which one of these OSs would be good for a gaming computer? I know Microsoft has horrible issues with patches n such.. i just want a smooth OS that won't cause me any issues or draw and slow my system down. I am wanting to run a dual OS- a Windows and Linux.


Windows 7, unless you want to deal with the start screen and no start menu or button.

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June 16, 2013 12:56:13 PM

Windows 8, unless you want to miss out on Windows 8 exclusive titles, X-BOX One goodies, Microsoft's app store, and be last in line for patches, web browser updates, and other newer technology, such as the improved task scheduler and more efficient coding that runs at the core of the OS.
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June 16, 2013 12:58:54 PM

bigpinkdragon286 said:
Windows 8, unless you want to miss out on Windows 8 exclusive titles, X-BOX One goodies, Microsoft's app store, and be last in line for patches, web browser updates, and other newer technology, such as the improved task scheduler and more efficient coding that runs at the core of the OS.


Thanks you got a good point about that being that Microsoft is phasing out everything that's not Windows 8... they are however doing Windows Blue 8.1 that brings back the start button n whatever else. Might be a improvement, who knows. I'll go ahead with Windows 8 with the Linux 13.04 as the dual side.
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June 16, 2013 1:02:35 PM

bigpinkdragon286 said:
Windows 8, unless you want to miss out on Windows 8 exclusive titles, X-BOX One goodies, Microsoft's app store, and be last in line for patches, web browser updates, and other newer technology, such as the improved task scheduler and more efficient coding that runs at the core of the OS.


You high?

Windows 8 exclusives? Xbone goodies? Last in line for patches?

Like what? Assuming they will get an Xbone... which if they are building a gaming pc... they probably want to take a dump on it.
Patches for what precisely?

And web browser updates? seriously? Most people treat IE as a download tool for another browser... any other browser. Who work updates based on the most common systems to use their product... Windows 8 is still a minority Product for desktops.
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June 16, 2013 1:06:15 PM

drtoast said:
bigpinkdragon286 said:
Windows 8, unless you want to miss out on Windows 8 exclusive titles, X-BOX One goodies, Microsoft's app store, and be last in line for patches, web browser updates, and other newer technology, such as the improved task scheduler and more efficient coding that runs at the core of the OS.


You high?

Windows 8 exclusives? Xbone goodies? Last in line for patches?

Like what? Assuming they will get an Xbone... which if they are building a gaming pc... they probably want to take a dump on it.
Patches for what precisely?

And web browser updates? seriously? Most people treat IE as a download tool for another browser... any other browser. Who work updates based on the most common systems to use their product... Windows 8 is still a minority Product for desktops.


Haha i can understand your hatred or dislike about all this. Microsoft is def not that great tbh. But Windows is the easiest to run games on... unfortunately. I never use IE however- only Google Chrome. The only i dislike about 8 is that they totally revamped it and added a tonne of crap which i don't need. Microsoft is their to make our lives miserable and make money while doing so.
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June 16, 2013 1:11:23 PM

Imprenion said:
drtoast said:
bigpinkdragon286 said:
Windows 8, unless you want to miss out on Windows 8 exclusive titles, X-BOX One goodies, Microsoft's app store, and be last in line for patches, web browser updates, and other newer technology, such as the improved task scheduler and more efficient coding that runs at the core of the OS.


You high?

Windows 8 exclusives? Xbone goodies? Last in line for patches?

Like what? Assuming they will get an Xbone... which if they are building a gaming pc... they probably want to take a dump on it.
Patches for what precisely?

And web browser updates? seriously? Most people treat IE as a download tool for another browser... any other browser. Who work updates based on the most common systems to use their product... Windows 8 is still a minority Product for desktops.


Haha i can understand your hatred or dislike about all this. Microsoft is def not that great tbh. But Windows is the easiest to run games on... unfortunately. I never use IE however- only Google Chrome. The only i dislike about 8 is that they totally revamped it and added a tonne of crap which i don't need. Microsoft is their to make our lives miserable and make money while doing so.


It not hatred on the part of the OS, the disturbing metro UI? I think its called, can be removed from windows 8 easily... It currently has some issues playing games released before it was. You can still buy windows 7 brand new, they are only running windows 8 on windows made gadgets. My problem was half of what they said was garbage. You just dont get OS specific titles. It doesnt work like that. And patches are the responsibility of game makers for the most part, not microsoft. So windows 8 does not get advanced patches.

I honestly find this choice is a personal thing. If you buy one over the other, buy it based on what you like. Not a load of garbage bullet points like that.
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June 16, 2013 1:11:26 PM

Toss a coin, heads one, tails the other, lands on edge - Buy both.

.. Really there is a big divide, about half love 8, the other half hate it.
.. Myself have 8 on a laptop, 7 on desktops.
.. Gaming, Not enough diff to make that a issue.
.. On big pro for win 8 is the FAST boot time, my laptop - power on -> IE open to page = 8 SECs! Currently have it set to mimic Win 7 as Do not like the way uSoft Buried (Hard to find) some apps such as Creating a system image and power off. I Use the $5 Start 8.

.. One Plus, is 8.1 is just around the corner and will be free for Win 8 user - adds start back, but not sure how many of the other complaints are addressed. uSoft has to do something as Win 8 is a BIG flop with corporate America.

... NOT have to worry about uSoft not updating Win 7 for some time - To many Corporations are sticking with Windows 7.
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June 16, 2013 1:21:00 PM

RetiredChief said:
Toss a coin, heads one, tails the other, lands on edge - Buy both.

.. Really there is a big divide, about half love 8, the other half hate it.
.. Myself have 8 on a laptop, 7 on desktops.
.. Gaming, Not enough diff to make that a issue.
.. On big pro for win 8 is the FAST boot time, my laptop - power on -> IE open to page = 8 SECs! Currently have it set to mimic Win 7 as Do not like the way uSoft Buried (Hard to find) some apps such as Creating a system image and power off. I Use the $5 Start 8.

.. One Plus, is 8.1 is just around the corner and will be free for Win 8 user - adds start back, but not sure how many of the other complaints are addressed. uSoft has to do something as Win 8 is a BIG flop with corporate America.

... NOT have to worry about uSoft not updating Win 7 for some time - To many Corporations are sticking with Windows 7.


Good point, waiting till 8.1 this end of summer or so would be the best alternative.

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June 16, 2013 1:27:45 PM

Just please, asure me your doing it for the right reasons (cheif named a couple) and not the wrong ones (pinkdragon) :p  misinformation makes my blood boil ;) 
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June 16, 2013 1:33:03 PM

drtoast said:
Just please, asure me your doing it for the right reasons (cheif named a couple) and not the wrong ones (pinkdragon) :p  misinformation makes my blood boil ;) 


Haha yeah, I'm a little slow but I'll pick it for the right reasons. No worries on that. Best bet is to rid of the Metro UI and bring back as much of 7 as i can. Keep away from IE and stick to Google.
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a b * Windows 8
June 16, 2013 2:10:40 PM

RetiredChief: When did corporations mutually upgrade to Windows 7? Businesses tend not to move that fast when they don't have to. XP is still working fine for POS systems, legacy applications, and controller work.

You're all welcome to poke fun at Windows 8 exclusives, and while that's not a reason I would choose a platform, exclusives do exist, and other people should be welcome to the information, as others are welcome to and have chosen platforms based on exclusives. Halo: Spartan comes to mind at the moment, along with the entire Windows app store. While there may not be anything in there you are familiar with, or think you want, I would at least like to have access to it.

I agree about choosing for the right reasons. I for one am planning to update to Windows 8.1, and choosing between installing 7 now and wiping a drive so I can install 8.1 in six months time is not where I want to spend a day of my time. Plus explaining to others why a computer is offline for a day isn't fun either. Also keep in mind, if you buy a license for 7 now and plan to upgrade to 8.1 in a few months, you will need to purchase a new license for 8.1, whereas the 8.1 upgrade is scheduled to be free to those whom already own 8. The upgrade license for 8.1 is also rumored to cost $40, the same as the Windows 8 upgrade was, for a limited time, so acquiring a new license may not be as bad as it initially seems.

Metro is neither here nor there to me. Microsoft looked at statistics and found the Start Menu underutilized compared to just pinning apps or having shortcuts. What are you actually doing in or with the Start Menu that is so important? If you don't like Metro, never switch to it. It isn't exactly something that needs to be made to go away.

drtoast: I was not addressing video game patches. I was addressing Microsoft's patches. Misinformation "chaps my hide" too. :-)
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