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Anyone used Windows 8 yet?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by cowboy1964, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. cowboy1964

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    I have serious doubts about this new start screen crap. Their mobile phone OS is a dud so, what, they are going to extend that failure to the desktop??

    Plus, they are removing widgets. So how do I get the same type of functionality? Widgets are one of the reasons I run multiple monitors.

    I may be sticking with Windows 7 for a looong time.
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Yes, I've been using it for a while, don't like it! Hate the "desktop" icons for everything.
     
  4. garyo

    garyo Millennium Member

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    I can't wait to get my Windows smart phone! The joys of the Windows desktop brought to a smartphone, I'm just giddy thinking about it.
     
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  6. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Nope.

    I hated Win 7 at first and went back to XP for a couple years.
    I have only been using Win 7 for the last couple months. I plan on using this OS for the next decade.
     
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    Glock20 10mm Use Linux!

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    The sarcasm... I cut it with my Sgian-dubh!
     
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    I just today got a machine with W7!!!

    LOL

    CW
     
  9. boozer

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    I used the "pre-release" version of 8 for a while.

    The Metro interface was annoying.

    The desktop was W7.

    Every time I wanted to do something, that stupid blocky interface would jump up, if I used an application on the Metro interface, it wouldn't stop.

    Win 8 is obviously a tablet OS.

    I've been using W7 for two years now, very decent OS.

    When W8 comes out, there will be a workstation version for people with real computers.
     
  10. soulxfer

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    Using it for few months now, IMHO it is a winner and necessary upgrade from XP to Windows 7. It is just faster, quicker and productive than Windows 7 but also touch friendly and nicer interface.

    I would recommend trying it out for a month objectively, you will not regret. Just make sure you know the basic navigation stuff on the new start screen. All the screen corners are important, and so is the Win key. Nothing else is their to learn.

    -Left click on bottom left corner takes you to main screen
    -Right click on bottom left corner opens up menu to access all Windows utilities
    -Hover on top left opens task bar, so quickly switch tasks by clicking top left corner
    -Hover on top right opens the charms bar, so context sensitive search, settings, shutdown is accessible there
    -Left click on bottom right is for Symantec zoom, quick access to group of tiles
     
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  11. Osborne

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    I already went back to Windows 7.


    Luckily I got Windows 8 professional for free from my college, I don't recommend buying it.
     
  12. UtahIrishman

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    I'm running it on a virtual box at work.
    I think I would like it for a tablet, but unless there's something under the hood I'm missing, it isn't ready for the corporate desktop.
     
  13. blastfact

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    I'm still running XP Pro 64 bit on a old quad core way oc'ed on water. A hacked up old school cell phone that interfaces with my main NIX dual core box thats oc'ed on water.

    What new OS again? Give me bad *** video cards or old school fat pipe cpu's. OS is like,,, how do you boot it up for the stupid in the world....
     
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  14. Historian

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    Oh yeah. I dropped it on a machine as a virtual desktop. It took me about 10 seconds to look over the new AOL 1996 look and torch the machine.

    The only reason to put Windows 8 on a PC is to give you something to do later when you install a real OS.
     
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    Nope,......went ALL Apple! Have not ever been happier!
     
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  17. Toyman

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    I'm basically a Windows fan, but I also use a Mac, and use an iPhone/iPad, so I'm not strictly one platform. I like to use what works best for the task I'm doing.

    I've installed Windows 8 in a VM for Windows App Certification testing for our apps.

    I hate it.

    This is Microsoft's attempt to make a single OS that can run on a tablet and a desktop. They've gutted all the nice UI stuff (Aero) from Windows 7 and replaced it with a fisher price type interface that can run fast enough on low powered ARM processors.

    It sucks.

    I like to have minimal icons on the desktop, using a menu (like the start menu) to access infrequently used programs.

    Where Windows 8 falls short is for the power user. I've got 4 monitors, do they really think the big ugly dummy tiles works well for that?

    I used XP for over 10 years, I suspect I'll be using Windows 7 for quite a while.
     
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    As a Computer Technician, I'd advise against deciding that until you know exactly how long Microsoft will continue to support the product (win 7) with security patches.
     
  19. jtauke

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    The tile interface is basically just a blown up start menu. Your primary interface is still meant to be the "desktop". As tablets and smartphones become more prevalent in the workplace, it's good for Microsoft to have a platform that they can spread across all hardware types.
     
  20. Taphius

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    Been using it since consumer preview came out on my netbook. Works very well on it.

    Will have to see how it does on my secondary desktop