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Old June 1 2013, 08:51 PM   #31
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I'm getting a new desktop PC put together and the guy in the shop recommended Win7 over Win8 without hesitation. He winced when he said "Windows 8"...
That's because "Windows 8," and "desktop PC" go together about as well as oil and water. I tried to like Windows 8, and for tablets, it's a fine and fitting OS, but for laptops and desktops, it's about as fitting as a screen door on the Red October.
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Old June 1 2013, 08:56 PM   #32
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I got used to not having the start menu. You can literally type what you want and it finds it.
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Old June 1 2013, 08:59 PM   #33
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I just installed start8 and set it to boot directly to desktop and have had no problems since.
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Old June 1 2013, 09:00 PM   #34
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I'm getting a new desktop PC put together and the guy in the shop recommended Win7 over Win8 without hesitation. He winced when he said "Windows 8"...
That's because "Windows 8," and "desktop PC" go together about as well as oil and water. I tried to like Windows 8, and for tablets, it's a fine and fitting OS, but for laptops and desktops, it's about as fitting as a screen door on the Red October.
My nephew's laptop came with Win8. I didn't use it much, but I can't say I liked what I saw.
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Old June 2 2013, 06:57 AM   #35
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I'm generally an Apple User, but I will say: I like Windows 7. I hate Windows 8.

Live tiles are stupid. Nobody likes them. They seem cool for a few seconds when you watch the commercial but they're not. They're stupid and confusing and as useless as snapping a keyboard onto your Surface while dancing on a table, and they obfuscate the useful elements of Windows. Figuring out how to make a Surface do what I want is the science of randomly touching things and swiping in random directions until something useful happens. Then they have this classic desktop looking thing as a completely separate interface from 'Live tiles' that feels like working in a VM.

With Windows 8 and XBox One Microsoft's attitude is 'You'll buy this and you'll like it screw usability, have a complaint RELEASE THE HOUNDS'. Microsoft's new policy of 'Open contempt for our consumer base' isn't going to get them anywhere and having a start menu isn't going to fix the complete uselessness of the interface they're pretending everybody likes.
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Old June 3 2013, 12:01 AM   #36
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With the Start button restored, finally "Windows 7 Service Pack 2" is getting a proper release.
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Old June 3 2013, 12:25 AM   #37
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I use Windows 7 Ultimate and have no issues with it. I don't have any plans on updating to Windows 8 (and if you ask me it doesn't offer anything that I don't already get from 7 Ultimate for my own personal computing wants and needs....there's just no point in bothering with it) but thanks for the update and story.
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Old June 3 2013, 01:28 AM   #38
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Windows 8 was one of the reasons I went to Mac. My brother has it on his laptop, I can barely stand using it. Windows 7 was great, I had no complaints.
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Old June 3 2013, 02:01 AM   #39
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I got used to not having the start menu. You can literally type what you want and it finds it.
Or I can just click the Start button and click the program. It's a symptom of Windows 8 to make everything that took a simple one or two clicks, now takes several more, a swipe, and/or some typing.

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My nephew's laptop came with Win8. I didn't use it much, but I can't say I liked what I saw.
I've set up three computers now, with Windows 8, and it still hasn't grown on me. It just feels kludgy on a laptop and desktop.
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Old June 3 2013, 03:31 AM   #40
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A dear friend who knows a thing or ten about computers told me point blank, and I paraphrase: "Don't bother with Windows 8. What you have is more than enough for your Web and gaming needs. 8 is just flash and marketing more than anything else. Don't waste your time and just forget about it."
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Old June 3 2013, 06:55 AM   #41
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Your friend is correct.
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Old June 3 2013, 07:11 AM   #42
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I'll be sticking with 7 until I'm either forced to update (which will probably happen) or something equally nice looking and amazingly functional comes along.



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Old June 3 2013, 09:52 AM   #43
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Your friend is correct.
He helped me set up my current desktop and gave me some software, gear and a lot of tips and advice. I trust the guy implicity because this computer is at least in part his own handiwork. When he says "don't waste your money and get this unless the company eventually forces you to" then I listen. He knows more in one pinkie finger about computers and operating systems than I do in both hands put together.

If and when Microsoft basically forces people to switch over to 8 or a successor because it will no longer support the older systems then fine. It's not like I'd have much of a choice at that point. But until then 7 Ultimate does everything I need it to, is easy to navigate and offers a lot of good features that I've spent time getting used to. I like it. A lot.
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Old June 3 2013, 11:54 AM   #44
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I got used to not having the start menu. You can literally type what you want and it finds it.
Yep, that's what I do in both win7 and 8, I find it faster than roaming around the start menu.
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Old June 3 2013, 12:11 PM   #45
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I dont get the Win 8 hate. Yeah, Metro isnt great, but overall its like Win 7 with a couple enhancements.
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