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So far, Windows 8 will be the first microsoft OS that I will skip.
I had ME (too young to know better) XP, Vista, and windows 7 near launch.

I understand that they want to make a consistent interface between all of their os's, but all they are going to do is confuse people.

I hope I'm wrong in saying that this may be the force that does drive the average consumer to use mac
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post #102 of 418
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Originally Posted by Nemesis158 View Post

I personally Like windows 8 so far. it has been very fast for me and i have encountered very few bugs or crashes. the only program ive found that didnt work is AMD drivers, and they are going to release a driver specific to windows 8 pretty soon.
Protip for those wanting a start button, Look up Start8 by Stardock. while i do wish it had more options at least the metro-esque start menu it gives you doesn't fill the entire screen......

I have already downloaded and installed the rc10 Windows8 driver,works pretty good so far.Also, I'm loving the quick boot times,take a look here
http://hwbot.org/newsflash/1657_overclocking_with_windows_8___quick_boot_times_and_resiliency_make_a_difference



Edit : here's the link to the driver I'm using
http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/Windows8ConsumerPreviewDrivers.aspx
saw that you still have to wait for the 7970 redface.gif
Edited by Redwoodz - 3/12/12 at 1:19pm
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You forgot Windows 2000, which was also good, and the first consumer-level version of Windows NT. (2K Pro was basically 98SE as it should have been tongue.gif )

You got that one wrong. Windows 2000 was for the business market, not the general consumer market. The user interface is still the same as Windows 9x / NT but the kernel is the same as Windows XP, which was released later.
 
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post #104 of 418
Also? About WinME? The main issue really was that it had dropped a lot of native driver support for stuff, necessitating driver re-writes. Not that different from the Vista issues, actually.

That said, I ended up preferring 2K to ME, as it felt more solid, in a sense.
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The user interface is still the same as Windows 9x / NT but the kernel is the same as Windows XP, which was released later.

Precisely! Even if MS didn't intend for it to happen, its usability got to the point where it is a de facto predecessor to XP for consumers. I used it as a home OS for years before I finally switched to XP in 2003 or so. tongue.gif
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I personally tried Windows 8 and it was turrible (Charles Barkley style)

The Metro UI has no reason to be a main part of the OS; maybe Windows Media Center but not an integral part of Windows 8. I know for a fact that if Windows 8 laptops became available at my job, many people would be back the next day asking for a clearance laptop that still has Windows 7 on it. As a computer tech, many people still don't even know some of the functional differences between XP and 7 so imposing such a drastic change in something so common like Windows would kill anyones personal experience.

ITS JUST SO FREAKING ANNOYING!
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I just don't think anyone takes into consideration how much work it is to switch OS's and get it up to par like your current OS.
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I personally tried Windows 8 and it was turrible (Charles Barkley style)
The Metro UI has no reason to be a main part of the OS; maybe Windows Media Center but not an integral part of Windows 8. I know for a fact that if Windows 8 laptops became available at my job, many people would be back the next day asking for a clearance laptop that still has Windows 7 on it. As a computer tech, many people still don't even know some of the functional differences between XP and 7 so imposing such a drastic change in something so common like Windows would kill anyones personal experience.
ITS JUST SO FREAKING ANNOYING!

Yeah you're wrong. I took windows 8 on my laptop to class today and everyone was using it. I was looking to see if buying some stocks in microsoft would be a good idea and everyone who used it, told me that they're going to buy it when it comes out. Granted we're all teenagers so maybe the older generation view it differently. In the video it literally took that man the whole video to find out how to get to the "boxes" Metro UI... All he had to do was click a button. The Windows button at that smh. Can you honestly tell me it's that hard to use?
    
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Yeah you're wrong. I took windows 8 on my laptop to class today and everyone was using it. I was looking to see if buying some stocks in microsoft would be a good idea and everyone who used it, told me that they're going to buy it when it comes out. Granted we're all teenagers so maybe the older generation view it differently. In the video it literally took that man the whole video to find out how to get to the "boxes" Metro UI... All he had to do was click a button. The Windows button at that smh. Can you honestly tell me it's that hard to use?

How many applications did you have opened at once on the same screen?
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I just don't think anyone takes into consideration how much work it is to switch OS's and get it up to par like your current OS.

Yup, no one takes into consideration the fact that most people don't do clean installs when they get a new OS. They expect an upgrade, not something that is radically different. Watch, once it comes out, an ocean of complaints about where the start button went and how to shut down the computer will come flowing in that not even an emergency press conference can calm down.
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Yeah you're wrong. I took windows 8 on my laptop to class today and everyone was using it. I was looking to see if buying some stocks in microsoft would be a good idea and everyone who used it, told me that they're going to buy it when it comes out. Granted we're all teenagers so maybe the older generation view it differently. In the video it literally took that man the whole video to find out how to get to the "boxes" Metro UI... All he had to do was click a button. The Windows button at that smh. Can you honestly tell me it's that hard to use?

I'm in college too. I can do a video of some of my friends using it just to prove that intuition is useless when you have nothing to lean on. I damn sure know that the older generation will not be as smart either...
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