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Piernik said:

It's terrbile. Buying a laptop with W8 was the worst decision I've ever made. It's so bad that I will not buy any microsoft console or any other product ever again.

Excessive much? Sounds like buyer failing to do research first. And failing to do research after purchase, considering there are options to make Windows 8 work just like Windows 7.

But if you were buying a traditional laptop with no touch screen, I'd recommend you stick with Windows 7. Windows 8 works best with touch, just like WIndows Phone 8 and the Xbox One interface (kinect).



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nightsurge said:
Piernik said:

It's terrbile. Buying a laptop with W8 was the worst decision I've ever made. It's so bad that I will not buy any microsoft console or any other product ever again.

Excessive much? Sounds like buyer failing to do research first. And failing to do research after purchase, considering there are options to make Windows 8 work just like Windows 7.

But if you were buying a traditional laptop with no touch screen, I'd recommend you stick with Windows 7. Windows 8 works best with touch, just like WIndows Phone 8 and the Xbox One interface (kinect).


No, you cant make W8 work like W7, even with classic shell there are some things missing.

You cant buy high-end laptop with W7 in my country anymore.



Windows 8 is pretty awesome for running on older PCs.

I installed Windows 8 on an older single core netbook and it works great. It ran horrible with XP and Windows 7 but runs great with Windows 8.

I also installed Windows 8 on a Pentium 4 computer and it works great there too.



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badgenome said:
That's a good damned question.

Less demanding on resources and runs great on old PCs.

So... much better performence is the best thing about it from my experiments.



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The same things you found in Windows 7... The only thing is the removal of the Start menu and the addition of the Metro UI. I'm using Windows 8 and 99% of the time I'm in desktop mode which is identical to Windows 7.

So
> 99% equivalent to Windows 7
> - Start Menu
> + New Start Screen (like it or not, matter of preferences, I like it)
> + Having a Windows Tablet I can buy apps that works on my desktop AND on my tablet (even with an ARM CPU)
> + If you do not like the Metro UI you can avoid it like 99% of the time
> + People saying that you absolutely need a "touch screen" seems to spend the majority of their time in the Metro UI because, as I said the desktop is 99% identical to Windows 7 and DOES not require a touch screen



Imaginedvl said:
The same things you found in Windows 7... The only thing is the removal of the Start menu and the addition of the Metro UI. I'm using Windows 8 and 99% of the time I'm in desktop mode which is identical to Windows 7.

So
> 99% equivalent to Windows 7
> - Start Menu
> + New Start Screen (like it or not, matter of preferences, I like it)
> + Having a Windows Tablet I can buy apps that works on my desktop AND on my tablet (even with an ARM CPU)
> + If you do not like the Metro UI you can avoid it like 99% of the time
> + People saying that you absolutely need a "touch screen" seems to spend the majority of their time in the Metro UI because, as I said the desktop is 99% identical to Windows 7 and DOES not require a touch screen

Well I really gotta get used to it, I may download it onto one of my computers. Since I'm joining the IT workforce next year chances are will probably be using it.



Scoobes said:
KHlover said:
kowenicki said:

Seems like an appropriate place to post the latest one of these....

 

 

8 growing nicely, will be well over 20% after the holidays I reckon.  Even 8.1 (not out yet) has way more than Linux. lol

Anyone thinking Linux will have any meaningful impact on the PC gaming market in the next 10 years (ever?) has to be mad. Linux may be great for users who either need a set amount of tasks done as efficiently as possible or just like to have total controler over even OS level stuff, but from the viewpoint of a "regular" user it's still far away from being an alternative.

Did you miss the Steam OS announcements? There's definite potential there if Valve can push it appropriately.

Call me a heretic, I don't think SteamOS will change anything. Until it is 100% compatible with all games released in at least the last 10 years I certainly won't change from Windows.



Well I was happy with 7 but suddenly Homegroup sharing stopped working, then 80% of my files couldn't be copied from one HDD to another (which didn't make much sense).

Got myself Windows 8 and downloaded the 8.1 Preview and everything worked again just fine. (Though maybe a new Windows 7 install would've done the same. Idk.)
But seriously it has the exact same content as 7 and added the optional Metro part with apps. Obviously more useful for portable purposes but definitely not redundant.



ZackNormandin said:
People who like Windows 8 are __________


are?

at least have the balls to say it.



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