- 01-07-2013, 09:19 PM #76
01-10-2013, 05:40 PM #80
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I put Win8 32bit on my MSI Wind U100 netbook, and granted since the screen resolution doesn't meet the requirement, I can't use the Metro apps, but in my honest opinion, I don't care. Windows 8 in general is giving me a better experiance on the U100 than XP or Win 7 ever did (performance wise).
People just like to listen to paid for commentary from opinion tech websites and take it as 100% fact. Windows 8 blows 7 out of the water, and all of the others to boot. If this is the direction Microsoft wants to go, I welcome it and can't wait to see whats next.
- 01-16-2013, 11:12 PM #82
If you pin to the top of the menu, YOU ARE USING THE START MENU!
If you pin to the desktop, YOU ARE USING THE DESKTOP, which is what most people are familiar with and now is not present at start up. If you do not have a touch device, unless you add a third party app, you have to go through the herky jerky gestures with tiles to get to where you would normally be at startup.
All of the above means you DO agree with me, just don't understand what you are talking about.
Also, I put the consumer preview on one of my Win7 systems that booted to the desktop in 18 seconds (6GBs SSD). It took me 38 seconds to get to the desktop with Win8 Consumer Preview AFTER making the Desktop the first accessible tile. So if you are in a work environment that requires work on legacy apps on the desktop, getting there is MORE difficult in Win8.
- 01-16-2013, 11:16 PM #83
01-17-2013, 12:07 PM #84
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the second problem is that other than some news report/blog, we have had no hard data on that front...
i don't know about u, but when the data does come out i would not compare it to Win7 as that would be unfair, and heck Vista is an even worse comparison, the XP era has just been way too long for those two version to be a good ruler to compare against, Vista imo back then had high hopes, even though they mucked it up by bad business strategy and 7 had to pick up the slack that Vista left, and back then computer replacement are actually necessary, unlike now u don't really need to replace it until it dies, (heck most people only need i3 4GB RAM and an SSD and it will last them a life time)
- 01-17-2013, 12:28 PM #85
- 01-17-2013, 12:35 PM #86
There was no need to buy a new computer to upgrade from Vista to 7/8. Many consumers upgraded from Vista to 7 due to the stability issues with Vista (that were mostly solved by Vista SP1 anyway).
The average consumer doesn't usually upgrade Windows without buying a new PC. People who upgrade Windows without buying a new PC tend to be the tech geeks.
- 01-17-2013, 12:47 PM #88
Change is hard and MS seems to get beat up at every turn. I don't care what the rest of the world does. I am in love with W8. Yes I said it. Sony Vaio touch screen running W8, Surface RT and Lumia 920. Perfect setup for me and everything is synced, networked and works great. Sooner or later people will have to upgrade and learn it. And if you are going to upgrade, touch screen is the only way to go.
- 01-17-2013, 12:51 PM #89
- 01-17-2013, 03:34 PM #90
- 01-17-2013, 08:50 PM #91
Sorry guys, put this in the wrong thread.
- 01-17-2013, 11:33 PM #92
2) There are roughly a half-dozen Apple laptops on the market right now and probably at least three or four times that many Windows 8 laptops on the market (and the disparity is growing). As is the case with the Chromebook, a limited product selection increases the sales of the products that are available.
01-19-2013, 10:53 AM #93you have to go through the herky jerky gestures with tiles to get to where you would normally be at startup.
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It took me 38 seconds to get to the desktop with Win8 Consumer Preview AFTER making the Desktop the first accessible tile
- 01-28-2013, 06:49 AM #94
OK, I realize this is a Windows Phone board, But I really don't understand MSFT. They took a FAILED phone platform (Metro) and decided to make it full screen on their desktop OS. I hate Metro. It is ugly. I also don't want my PC to act like a #$%^ing smartphone. This board generally reflects the views of the 2% market share of Windows Phone (which was much better in WM6.1 when it had a START BUTTON) users that actually enjoy the clunky, ugly, messed up UI. I like the hierarchical start button. It is organized and makes sense from a deployment standpoint. (BTW, the user base at my work would quit if we forced them to Win8... half of them can't even work XP.)
Furthermore: WTF is up with everything trying to get hooked into your social media? WHY would I want facebook integrated into my desktop? I though the point of metro when WP7 was released was that you didn't want to be staring at your phone all the time (because it's ugly and sucks). integrating it into my desktop doesn't even make me want to look at FB more, it just pisses me off with annoying notifications. ( I feel the same way about the FB app on my android phone)
Lastly, I shouldn't need a 3rd party app to "fix" what should be default in the first place. Metro should be an option, not forced down my throat at boot time. And Win7 users could have the same boot times if they took a few days and learned how to properly configure their OS.
For the record I am a desktop engineer, and did testing on Windows 8 at work. I reimaged to win7 after a couple hours of playing with the abject failure that is Win8. Flame this post if you want, I probably won't reply.
- 01-28-2013, 07:14 AM #97
Oh yeah, I forgot to address the App Store. #$%^ that SH!T. This is more of making your PC into a smartphone. It made sense for Apple to do it in MacOS. They had a genuine problem getting people to realize what software was available for for Macs. It was also a marketing ploy. A successful one at that. I am not against trying to monetize things but for Windows users who have been abused by bloatware over the decades, this to me is more of the same, and is a step too far. #$%^ your app store. No one needs it.
- 01-28-2013, 07:29 AM #98
What is the fuss ? if one doesn't like to use the Metro style just jump on over to the good old desktop and use it . I'm liking Win8 very much. at home all of the P/C's and laptops are now running it. In work I have three PC running and come next month everything will be switched over to it. I find very stable, very fast, surface pro is going to complete the upgrade for us.
- 01-28-2013, 07:33 AM #99What is the fuss ? if one doesn't like to use the Metro style just jump on over to the good old desktop and use it
- 01-28-2013, 07:47 AM #100
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