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  1. #136
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    Question Re: The Windows 8 thread (comparison?)

    OK, guys, just kinda skimmed over this and I was thinking all this time that Win8 would be slightly better than Win7, but now I'm not sure. I did read about the DVD playback issue and that sucks, but everything else is interesting. I'll probably be building a new system in a year or two and I just thought I'd get Win8, but now I'm not sure. Is there a detailed article that compares the two on various issues somewhere or should I just wait until later this fall for that? Thank you.
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    Re: The Windows 8 thread.

    Is there a detailed article that compares the two on various issues somewhere or should I just wait until later this fall for that?
    It looks like Windows 8 is getting the Vista treatment from a lot of people.

    I think I would just wait and see what the users have to say about it. It is hard to judge something that has not actually been released yet.
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    Re: The Windows 8 thread.

    I've been using the last RC on my 4 year-old C2D 2.0 laptop with a SSD drive, and it is quite awesome actually. Amazingly fast, and I am used to how fast a new build on a SSD runs, and this runs faster.
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    Re: The Windows 8 thread.

    It has a smaller footprint than Windows 7, so it'll run on old hardware quite well. Microsoft impose strict CPU load restrictions on the apps to keep them light on their feet. All apps with have a trial period, which is a great idea and they'll work on both Arm and Intel CPU.

    I recently tried it on a SSD equipped laptop and a tablet PC. It was nicer to use on the tablet. The Arm-powered Windows Surface tablet wil be out shortly too & I think that might be interesting - if the price is right.

    As a PC operating system though: Sorry no sale. It's a confusing, schizophrenic mess where even shutting it down is buried away in a sub menu. Tech support people are going to have a complete nightmare with this one.
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    Re: The Windows 8 thread.

    Well, I bit. Just bought a 64 bit full version of Pro. I plan on putting it on a new partition of
    my hard drive to see how it works, because I have customers that I KNOW will go out buying
    new laptops and towers, then when they start em up they'll see W8. I HAVE to know how it
    works so I can be there for em.

    Cost was 109.99 at Tiger Direct. Lord this is getting old. Maybe I should of waited until
    W9 comes out in 14 or 15, but I'm stuck. I tried to get an upload a while back, but that
    didn't pan out...

    I hope I can figure this "new" OS out so I can help those who bought new units then DON'T
    have a clue what to do next.

    WINDOWS 7 ! IF IT AIN'T BROKE, WHY FIX IT ? Why W8 ? Must be a tablet thing. I read
    that by 16 Android will be the most popular OS going with MS taking a FAR back seat due to
    folks being able to navigate their smart phones so well..I just don't know.
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    Re: The Windows 8 thread.

    I have read where Surface is slow due to processor speed, etc. The price on Surface is at 500. + US !
    before adding the 'touch pad/keyboard" then it goes up to 625. + with keyboard and higher than
    that when one chooses a different color..

    MS should have put it at 300.00, because folks after seeing Surface in their hands may think..
    "What the heck is this ? " Should of bought a Yugo.
    From ZDNet
    While most Microsoft watchers will no doubt focus on the prices of the base devices themselves -- ranging from a 32GB, keyboard-free version at $499, to a 64GB one bundled with a black touch cover for $699 -- I was and am far more interested in the cover/keyboard pricing.

    We haven't known for sure, until today, whether Microsoft planned to charge extra for the touch and type covers. The final word is that the keyboards/covers cost extra, unless you buy the aforementioned 64GB bundled with a black touch cover.

    Available as of October 26 are five touch covers in a choice of black, white, magenta, cyan and red, priced at $119.99 each. The one and only type cover, which is targeted at users who prefer a more "traditional" typing experience, comes in black only and is $129.99.
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    Re: The Windows 8 thread.

    Not sure how many read outside the forum, but Scott did a nice write-up of the future of OS's

    http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Editori...-You-Love-Gone



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    Re: The Windows 8 thread.

    The good news is MS is not the only one coming out with a W8 tablet.
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    Re: The Windows 8 thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Enmore View Post
    As a PC operating system though: Sorry no sale. It's a confusing, schizophrenic mess where even shutting it down is buried away in a sub menu. Tech support people are going to have a complete nightmare with this one.
    And this is why I still haven't even bothered to try Win 8 out yet. I'm not even going to waste my time with it until MS or even someone else puts a proper pc friendly interface on it. I have an Android smartphone and tablet. I do NOT want the tablet experience on my desktop at all.

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    Re: The Windows 8 thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by kbohip View Post
    And this is why I still haven't even bothered to try Win 8 out yet. I'm not even going to waste my time with it until MS or even someone else puts a proper pc friendly interface on it. I have an Android smartphone and tablet. I do NOT want the tablet experience on my desktop at all.
    Agree 100%.

    The Metro UI was kinda neat when they first unveiled it for Windows Phone 7. Now, they ported it to the Xbox 360 and Windows 8? Come on now, it's not that good, and it's pointless for desktops computers and video game consoles.

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    Re: The Windows 8 thread.

    I still think its Windows 7 tablet edition.

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    Re: The Windows 8 thread.

    If you have not tried it I am not sure what you are complaining about.

    Shut down is 2 clicks just like it was with W7 and the start menu, if it is not already up, is only one click away.

    I an 69 years old and did not have any problem learning how to use it.

    But, if you already have W7 there is really no reason to upgrade.
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    Re: The Windows 8 thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by richardd43 View Post
    If you have not tried it I am not sure what you are complaining about.

    Shut down is 2 clicks just like it was with W7 and the start menu, if it is not already up, is only one click away.

    I an 69 years old and did not have any problem learning how to use it.

    But, if you already have W7 there is really no reason to upgrade.
    It's not that we can't use it, it's just that we don't care for it. At least, I don't. I can't speak for kho and the others.

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    Re: The Windows 8 thread.

    And this is why I still haven't even bothered to try Win 8 out yet
    I was talking about that statement and others like it.

    It does not bother me that someone has tried it and does not like it or choose not to use it but it does bother me when someone rags on any product they have not tried yet.
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    Re: The Windows 8 thread.

    OK, I had to try again (mostly because as part of my job I will encounter people using it and they will need help) so I upgraded from W7 to Win 8 last week. As I am playing with it more, I am getting the hang of it. I still really wish the real start button was there, it would have made win 8 fantastic, but I am getting the metro start menu more functional for my usage.

    for $40 and someone with a newer system, it might be good to go ahead and upgrade, but for full price at $100+, no way.



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