09-13-2013 01:21 PM
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  1. Tom Snyder's Avatar
    I can't figure out why if someone disagrees with something, they're termed a hater, that is a very disturbing word. That's like saying if I prefer a Honda Auto over a Chevy I hate Chevy's which is totally untrue. I have a new Laptop without a touchscreen w/Windows 8 and right out of the box installed Classic Shell so it would boot straight to the desktop. I like to be able to resize multiple open windows don't know if you can do that with Windows 8 on the Metro side, and I do not care for the Metro tiles look and that's just my opinion and the others opinions of liking it are just as valid.

    I really think Microsoft should offer a familiar desktop style OS beside the Windows 8 and give people the choice of what they want. I haven't even toyed with the Metro interface yet, don't have the time. I don't think from what I've saw Windows 8.1 is going to be a game changer for Microsoft and if they ever drop the desktop side I think they will lose a majority of the business, commercial and manufacturing companies buying Microsoft Products. I have a ASUS tower I use most of the time with XP Pro. and at work everything is Windows 7 E, I just can't see Windows 8 from the Metro side working and multitasking like XP or 7.

    When XP support is finally phased out I will go with Windows 7 or jump over to Ubuntu if Microsoft continues down the road with the Metro system.
    nohra and WanderingTraveler like this.
    09-09-2013 04:37 PM
  2. snowmutt's Avatar
    I have told the story on a couple other threads of a friend of mine, non-tech, who got a Windows 8 laptop and, against my advice, it was non-touch screen. Oh well, I went over to show her how to use it.... and it was a BLAST. Okay, sure Win8 is optimized for touch, but it was fun to use without one. I was totally amused.

    I still love my Lenovo Win7, so I am in no hurry. But when I do upgrade, I will not hesitate to grab the Win8 I like the best. If it is not touch, I will have no hesitation at all. And I am done saying "get a Win8 touchscreen", I am all "Heck, just get a Win8- they are fun!!"
    09-09-2013 05:53 PM
  3. bawboh86's Avatar
    I can't figure out why if someone disagrees with something, they're termed a hater, that is a very disturbing word. That's like saying if I prefer a Honda Auto over a Chevy I hate Chevy's which is totally untrue. I have a new Laptop without a touchscreen w/Windows 8 and right out of the box installed Classic Shell so it would boot straight to the desktop. I like to be able to resize multiple open windows don't know if you can do that with Windows 8 on the Metro side, and I do not care for the Metro tiles look and that's just my opinion and the others opinions of liking it are just as valid.

    I really think Microsoft should offer a familiar desktop style OS beside the Windows 8 and give people the choice of what they want. I haven't even toyed with the Metro interface yet, don't have the time. I don't think from what I've saw Windows 8.1 is going to be a game changer for Microsoft and if they ever drop the desktop side I think they will lose a majority of the business, commercial and manufacturing companies buying Microsoft Products. I have a ASUS tower I use most of the time with XP Pro. and at work everything is Windows 7 E, I just can't see Windows 8 from the Metro side working and multitasking like XP or 7.

    When XP support is finally phased out I will go with Windows 7 or jump over to Ubuntu if Microsoft continues down the road with the Metro system.
    Windows 8.1 has a "boot to desktop" option. Just saying. ;)
    WanderingTraveler likes this.
    09-09-2013 06:51 PM
  4. jleebiker's Avatar
    Follow the money... Microsoft is investing in Windex. ;-)
    09-10-2013 08:11 AM
  5. minus365's Avatar
    there is a certain transition time needed when you come from Win7. that may be a problem with many people as they need to be productive, in case it's their working machine.
    If I would use that just on my home laptop/tablet, I would adapt to it, but can't ddo that on my work computer as we are win7 company for the time being. Once our company will upgrade to Win8 I will use it.
    The OS itself looks good, but some tasks I do by nature on my Win7, tooks me time to figure out. I am sure, I would get used to it after while...
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    09-10-2013 09:11 AM
  6. nohra's Avatar
    While I know I haven't had enough time using it to get used to Win8, I haven't enjoyed the times I have used it on a laptop (no touch). Takes some time to remember which side of the screen everything disappears to, or having to remember what you have to right click to get back visible. I certainly see how it makes sense on a touch screen vs the old menu system, but with a mouse and keyboard, so far I still prefer the old reliable 95-style menu interface in Win95-Win7. To me, that's more intuitive because of the fact that we've used it for for so long. That's not to say there's not benefits to the 8 style interface, I'm sure there are. There's features of the Win8 interface I wish were on the WinPhone8 interface. And certainly you can get people to stop complaining about a change in the interface and even get them to like certain features, but why? People like to be able to use their computers without having to relearn the wheel. People will get used to it. There were people who complained going from DOS to 3.1, and from 3.1 to 95, and from 98 to xp, and from xp to Vista, and... well, once we got past Vista people were just plain thankful!

    Win8 certainly has it's benefits and is great for touch, but I just haven't seen what makes it better than pre-8 Windows on non-touch computer.
    Tom Snyder likes this.
    09-10-2013 09:24 AM
  7. Doohickie's Avatar
    Because that's the way Microsoft markets the "Windows 8 Experience". Every ad shows touchscreen.
    Last edited by Doohickie; 09-10-2013 at 12:42 PM.
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    09-10-2013 09:25 AM
  8. gazmatic's Avatar
    WindoWs 8 is just win7 sp2 with a full screen start buttun....


    nothing about the desktop has changed... It was improved

    yeah aero is gone, gadgets are no more and you have to be knowledgeable to create an adhoc network but overall it is just a significantly improved win7 and it manages ram better, crashes less and basically more stable

    people need to get over metro... I use it 20% of the time or less and that's because of the integrated Facebook, email, Skype, etc

    if more people used win 8 and pressed winkey + d they will see there is nothing to worry about
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    09-13-2013 05:52 AM
  9. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    After having touchscreen devices for a while, I do this with Windows XP when I'm at work...
    I do it with my mom's windows 7 laptop. Its quite funny haha
    bawboh86 likes this.
    09-13-2013 01:21 PM
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