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I must say I installed this on ancient laptop and its working pretty well. 1.8GHz, 1GB RAM, 64GB SSD and yes its still runs perfectly fine and boots really quick so I was really surprised lol. I navigated through the UI well for a few but after that I had to change it back to a Win7 type UI ... I will probably sloowwly get used to it but so far its running good. I just installed it for ****s and giggles but maybe later on down the line my main rig may see 8... maybe lol

That's all we ask, keep an open mind and give it a chance before you shut it down.

I've seen too many people who just hate windows 8 for the sake of hating it or because someone they know hate it. Then it turns out their reasons for hating it are thin or completely incorrect.
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That's all we ask, keep an open mind and give it a chance before you shut it down.
I've seen too many people who just hate windows 8 for the sake of hating it or because someone they know hate it. Then it turns out their reasons for hating it are thin or completely incorrect.
I think people hate on Windows 8 because its the "badass" thing to do. Tho from my point of view us who can effectively make any OS work for us without problems are the real "badasses". There is an old saying, a poor worksman blames his tools for poor worksmanship. wink.gif
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Add me please. I'm also in the boycott group. There are things I love and hate about this OS, but right now it's mostly positive feelings.

    
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That's all we ask, keep an open mind and give it a chance before you shut it down.
I've seen too many people who just hate windows 8 for the sake of hating it or because someone they know hate it. Then it turns out their reasons for hating it are thin or completely incorrect.

Yeah that goes with just the mentality people have on certain things. "Critics/Reviewers/Testers" say something and automatically thats how it is? I know for the most part before purchasing a product its good to get user feedback or reviews and whatnot but there are times where you can nitpick it or plain just bash it. My bros were like they didnt want to touch it because so and so said this or review said that but I'm like just test it, see if you like it or hate it or whatever. There may be some kinks here and there but it works, its not like its half-assed or anything.

I play around with OS usability/customizability, testing the ins and outs because when I help people with their problems I have to also have some knowledge or experience in that area and not go in blindly so when I did jump in and test it, it wasnt bad.. not at all. My laptop is super old and it almost boots just as fast as my desktop w/ windows 7 so that goes to tell you something. They didn't make it worse, they just changed the visuals around. Some people favor change better than others, you see people on facebook go crazy over layout changes so while most of us are on windows 7, I think windows 8 is a whole new experience.

I would recommend just testing it, if you hate it then go back tongue.gif
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I simple love windows 8.
for my use its amazing.smile.gif
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Add me please. I'm also in the boycott group. There are things I love and hate about this OS, but right now it's mostly positive feelings.

Just curious how you can be part of a Boycott group and use the product? tongue.gif
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Yeah that goes with just the mentality people have on certain things. "Critics/Reviewers/Testers" say something and automatically thats how it is? I know for the most part before purchasing a product its good to get user feedback or reviews and whatnot but there are times where you can nitpick it or plain just bash it. My bros were like they didnt want to touch it because so and so said this or review said that but I'm like just test it, see if you like it or hate it or whatever. There may be some kinks here and there but it works, its not like its half-assed or anything.
I play around with OS usability/customizability, testing the ins and outs because when I help people with their problems I have to also have some knowledge or experience in that area and not go in blindly so when I did jump in and test it, it wasnt bad.. not at all. My laptop is super old and it almost boots just as fast as my desktop w/ windows 7 so that goes to tell you something. They didn't make it worse, they just changed the visuals around. Some people favor change better than others, you see people on facebook go crazy over layout changes so while most of us are on windows 7, I think windows 8 is a whole new experience.
I would recommend just testing it, if you hate it then go back tongue.gif

That's exactly what I told my friend the other day.
He said, "Windows 8 looks like crap. There will be flying apes flying out of my [ears] before I install that."
He only got an idea from certain reviews he showed me. The first ones he showed me were from the third developers preview and the others were completely biased.
Just to sum it up: He must have flying apes flying out of his [ears] now.
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Just curious how you can be part of a Boycott group and use the product? tongue.gif

Strange, isn't it? Maybe he changed his mind about the boycott and became a fan after testing it.
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Add me please. I'm also in the boycott group. There are things I love and hate about this OS, but right now it's mostly positive feelings.

I am curious how you got some of the tiles on the start screen, e.g. Computer, Shut Down and Restart.
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I am curious how you got some of the tiles on the start screen, e.g. Computer, Shut Down and Restart.

You can make any shortcut, folder or "place" a tile on the start screen. Just right click on it in the desktop environment and select "Pin to start". PM me or state what you want pinned to your start menu and I'll give you hand at getting it done biggrin.gif

As for the pictures of the tiles, He is running oblytile. The thread for it is here:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1318515/oblytile-a-cool-little-program-for-making-custom-win8-start-tiles

That's one caveat I have about the start menu is you can't customize the icons. Windows really needs to implement that feature in the OS.
Edited by Image132 - 11/8/12 at 3:50am
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