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Windows 8 Love it or Hate it?

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November 14, 2013 1:32:17 PM

This guy has a clear message HEREabout it. He even wrote a song about it.


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a b * Windows 8
November 14, 2013 1:46:30 PM

No hate, just not enough love to leave W7. I had great hopes for W8 phones and OS interoperability, but what can I say but Android phones and W7.
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a b * Windows 8
November 14, 2013 1:47:34 PM

Windows 8.1 is a huge improvement over Windows 8. I still miss the classic start menu though.
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November 14, 2013 2:21:16 PM

Did you see the video? in the link?
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November 14, 2013 2:24:50 PM



I know Server 2008 R2 very well but since Server 2012 has the same Metro crap, I'm a hands down hater. Francis in the video says clearly that the desk top is an App and there is no start menu in Windows 8....SPOT ON!!!
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a b * Windows 8
November 14, 2013 2:32:07 PM

Beachnative said:
Did you see the video? in the link?
Yup, while he was entertaining, he sadly represents the current entitled underclass -- "I went to Walmart and crashed my riding cart so got $1500."

If he wasn't a fat ass loser, he would walk and lose a few pounds. And that would have solved his computer problem since he would have had no $$ -- probably lives in his Mom's basement.

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November 14, 2013 7:57:34 PM

I couldn't bear to watch the whole video. I'm happy with my Windows 8 experience. I've upgraded to 8.1 and going ok... getting used to the Metro apps experience. However... since I do a lot of 'real' work on my computer and therefore need easy access to the desktop programs I installed StartisBack. Inexpensive and works a treat. My desktop and Start menu looks just like Windows 7 but I can flip to the Metro Start Screen if I want to.
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November 14, 2013 8:44:58 PM

8 is just not good enough compared to 7.
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November 14, 2013 9:28:54 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Windows 8.1 is a huge improvement over Windows 8. I still miss the classic start menu though.


Try installing StartIsBack from http://www.startisback.com/ You can use a 30 day free trial. I really like it so I registered, it is pretty cheap.
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November 15, 2013 12:49:49 AM

meh, I use my gaming pc for gaming, and put it in sleep mode. steam is always launched and on desktop. I press 1 key on my wireless keyboard to open steam, and start Bigscreen mode.

I didn't even use start menu since xp. I press windows key and search like a smart person.
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a b * Windows 8
November 15, 2013 6:48:48 AM

Lose the attitude sirkeets, it's your kind of post that gets threads closed.

It's all easy, the real shock was leaving command lines and going to GUIs and those of us who did survived nicely. The discussion is personal preferences not religion.
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November 15, 2013 11:37:18 AM

RealBeast said:
Beachnative said:
Did you see the video? in the link?
Yup, while he was entertaining, he sadly represents the current entitled underclass -- "I went to Walmart and crashed my riding cart so got $1500."

If he wasn't a fat ass loser, he would walk and lose a few pounds. And that would have solved his computer problem since he would have had no $$ -- probably lives in his Mom's basement.



Uuuhhh You know he's acting right? And calls it spot on " looks like xbox!!!" LOL LOL LOL
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November 15, 2013 11:44:36 AM

Francis is a large guy but passionate about what he speaks of....kind of like the keyboard commando's here....but he's got bigger balls then all of ya! He's face to face, critic biatches!
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a b * Windows 8
November 15, 2013 1:54:32 PM

It's not enough of an improvement to upgrade if you have 7, but as an OS it works just fine, and is definitely worth it if you are buying it brand new. Unless there is some feature they took out between 7 and 8 that I never used anyway but other people appreciated, the big changes weren't that hard to get used to. Lack of a start menu might be a little jarring at first but it isnt so hard to use, and in some instances I even prefer the way it's set up depending on what I'm looking for. Anything that I really need quickly was always on the desktop/taskbar anyway, so the start menu was always more of a fancy search button to me for my less used programs.

But 9.5 times out of 10 (because I love making up fun statistics), windows 8 was barely even a change over 7 in terms of usage and experience. If I didn't know better, I might think both my computers were using 7 by just glancing at it. The biggest changes I ultimately noticed in terms of every day usage were a) the start menu ; b) the task manager ; and c) The renamed file folders

And a lot of that was superficial stuff, a little odd looking but not really much to complain about (I actually liked this task manager better than the one in 7)
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