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August 8, 2013 4:28:54 PM

ive been told it is bad but what exactly is bad about it?

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a b * Windows 8
August 8, 2013 4:33:09 PM

Nothing is bad about Windows 8. What you are hearing is based on personal preference. It is mostly just updated code that is based on Windows 7, so is actually more efficient under the hood.
August 8, 2013 4:37:59 PM

The positives are all behind the scenes. The negatives are the learning curve and lack of familiar details. Much of this can be avoided with Classic Shell or Start8 to give you back a standard start menu.

DX11.1 support might be the only thing critical to gamers, but that won't be an issue for years to come. (I still suspect MS will cave in and make it available for Windows 7, but maybe not.)
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a c 253 * Windows 8
August 8, 2013 4:50:14 PM
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Does it crash more than Win7? No.
Is the initial interface different than Win7? Yes.

I've been using Win8 for about a year. On a dual monitor system, it is almost transparent.
On boot, you see Metro on the primary, and the 'desktop' on the secondary monitor.
Click once on the secondary, and Metro goes away until you need to invoke it for some reason.

If on a single monitor, just click on the Desktop tile...hey...looks and acts just like Win7. But with better stuff.
August 8, 2013 4:53:20 PM

I reserve judgement on 8.1 until it is released. They seem to make some last minute significant changes every freaking time. Compare the Windows 8 Consumer Preview to release and they tinkered with a lot of interface stuff. (Actually re-imaged by Windows Pro tablet at work this afternoon with the 8.1 Enterprise Preview, going to mess with it in depth tomorrow. I didn't think they could make the fish more annoying...)
a b * Windows 8
August 8, 2013 5:11:16 PM

Eximo said:
I reserve judgement on 8.1 until it is released. They seem to make some last minute significant changes every freaking time. Compare the Windows 8 Consumer Preview to release and they tinkered with a lot of interface stuff. (Actually re-imaged by Windows Pro tablet at work this afternoon with the 8.1 Enterprise Preview, going to mess with it in depth tomorrow. I didn't think they could make the fish more annoying...)


Agreed, progress not perfection, still way better than 7, but it took getting use to and the start buttons return is no big deal..Beta fish lol :lol: 
a b * Windows 8
August 8, 2013 6:00:59 PM

It bad because people get used to windows 7, and people hate to change.
a c 253 * Windows 8
August 8, 2013 6:08:48 PM

rgd1101 said:
It bad because people get used to windows 7, and people hate to change.


We had exactly the same when XP came out.

"Fisher Price toy interface!"
"OMG! This is crap!"
etc, etc

Now, people do not want to give it up.
August 10, 2013 10:04:18 PM

If you need to get real work done on a computer, Windows 8 can be annoying. But for average use it's not to bad. If you want to avoid metro you can use programs such as Start is Back or Start8.
a b * Windows 8
August 11, 2013 4:14:45 AM

If you need to get real work done? Beg pardon, but when in Desktop mode, Windows 8 and 7 function the same. If you need the Start menu to get your work done, the efficiency problem is your work habits. :-)
August 11, 2013 4:37:52 AM

bigpinkdragon286 said:
If you need to get real work done? Beg pardon, but when in Desktop mode, Windows 8 and 7 function the same. If you need the Start menu to get your work done, the efficiency problem is your work habits. :-)


It's annoying if your working and you have to leave desktop mode to go into metro. The start button, organizable, and allows you to do what you need without being thrown out of an environment.
a c 253 * Windows 8
August 11, 2013 5:18:10 AM

thanksforthefish87 said:
bigpinkdragon286 said:
If you need to get real work done? Beg pardon, but when in Desktop mode, Windows 8 and 7 function the same. If you need the Start menu to get your work done, the efficiency problem is your work habits. :-)


It's annoying if your working and you have to leave desktop mode to go into metro. The start button, organizable, and allows you to do what you need without being thrown out of an environment.


1. Most used applications pinned to the taskbar.
2. On a two monitor system, Metro opens on just one monitor. Leaving the other one doing whatever you were using it for.

And I rarely have to open the Metro interface. But if I do, it's merely one keypress. And to go back to full desktop, one mouse click on the desktop side.
August 11, 2013 5:41:01 AM

USAFRet said:
thanksforthefish87 said:
bigpinkdragon286 said:
If you need to get real work done? Beg pardon, but when in Desktop mode, Windows 8 and 7 function the same. If you need the Start menu to get your work done, the efficiency problem is your work habits. :-)


It's annoying if your working and you have to leave desktop mode to go into metro. The start button, organizable, and allows you to do what you need without being thrown out of an environment.


1. Most used applications pinned to the taskbar.
2. On a two monitor system, Metro opens on just one monitor. Leaving the other one doing whatever you were using it for.

And I rarely have to open the Metro interface. But if I do, it's merely one keypress. And to go back to full desktop, one mouse click on the desktop side.


Polluted taskbars are ugly, it's sort of easy to avoid metro, especially with a 3rd party start menu. But they're is no need for it in the first place. Metro is completely useless on a desktop environment.
a c 253 * Windows 8
August 11, 2013 6:08:49 AM

thanksforthefish87 said:

Polluted taskbars are ugly, it's sort of easy to avoid metro, especially with a 3rd party start menu. But they're is no need for it in the first place. Metro is completely useless on a desktop environment.


'Polluted taskbars' are ugly only if you see them. That's what autohide is for.

I get that you don't like Win8. I don't mind it.

I do agree that there is little reason for the Metro interface. But there it is. That's why I touch it as little as possible. And with a dual monitor setup, that is very rare, and never exclusively.

They should, in the final release for 8.1, provide a default startup selection: Metro, Desktop, or both. But they probably won't.
August 11, 2013 7:23:03 AM

I've been using Windows 8 (and now 8.1 preview) for a while now coming from Windows 7. Although it takes a few days/week to get used to the new start menu layout I have to say I vastly prefer it. the thing I like to compare it to is looking at "my documents" folder, do you use the text list view or do you use the icon view? if you use the icon view then Windows 8 start screen will be better for you, as having a full screen to display your list of programs is easier than a list occupying only a fraction of your screen.

As to the user saying "leave desktop mode to go into metro". all it is is a full-screen start menu, not a completely different computer! to exit the start screen without launching a program you just press the desktop tile, which closes the start screen, and doesn't minimise all windows like "Win key + D" does.
a b * Windows 8
August 11, 2013 3:35:11 PM

And what is a non-polluted taskbar? Wouldn't that be one which isn't being used, or perhaps underutilized? The taskbar in 8 functions the same as in 7, so if you dislike it in the one, I suspect you should dislike it in the other as well.

I've grown to prefer 8's layout to 7's, and find myself missing the right click menu where the Start menu used to be when not working on Windows 8. I don't however find myself missing the Start menu, and hope the option to display the less than attractive Start button in 8.1 is optional.
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