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Originally Posted by GanjaSMK View Post

Vista was better after SP1 and then purely goodness after SP2. But then like a year later, you got Windows 7 and everyone swore it was somehow loads better when 90% of Windows 7 is Vista SP2.
Sheeple follow other sheeple.

The main thing I've noticed is that even Vista SP2 still has a tendency to kind of elbow its way into memory. Baseline usage creeped up from about 1.5 gigs on clean install to ~2 gigs after boot, in 8 gigs of RAM.

Win7 though tends to stay at around 1.25 - 1.4 after boot.

At least Vista doesn't try to max out memory usage anymore (that strategy was a good one, of keeping as much stuff in RAM that might be pre-emptively loaded as possible, but it tended to weird people out tongue.gif ).
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Can we please stop talking about Windows ME? I'm starting to shudder.
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Its pretty clear that windows 8 is made for people that either have touch screens or tablets or phones.

On the desktop, it's pretty much fail.
 
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Can we please stop talking about Windows ME? I'm starting to shudder.

You mean....

winme-scr-00.jpg

*runs for life* wheee.gifwheee.gif

I agree though.
post #225 of 418
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Originally Posted by ocmi_teddy View Post

Its pretty clear that windows 8 is made for people that either have touch screens or tablets or phones.
On the desktop, it's pretty much fail.

It's not fail, there's really only two things that they need to do to make it an acceptable OS. #1 have the Metro UI be an OPTION instead of mandatory, and not have it be full screen.

That's it. Honestly, that's the ONLY draw back to Windows 8. It's an ENORMOUS draw back in terms of functionality and ease of use, but it's the only draw back nonetheless.
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You mean....
winme-scr-00.jpg
*runs for life* wheee.gifwheee.gif

You're dead to me.
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Out of curiosity, with there being no start button on the desktop, what happens when you hit the windows key on your keyboard?

Oh and if you dont like windows 8, dont buy it, just stick with 7. Its not like they are forcing you to install it on your desktop...
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I ran windows 8 for about a week, it brought back memories from vista mad.gif . I could see it being a great os for a touchscreen pc or tablet but thats about it. I will be keeping windows 7 on my gaming pc, but the rest of my computers will be switched over to ubuntu. I have little experience with linux but ubuntu 11.10 has a much better interface compared to windows 8 (IMO).
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You're dead to me.
I bring you cookie to make up for it, eh? : D
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Oh and if you dont like windows 8, dont buy it, just stick with 7. Its not like they are forcing you to install it on your desktop...

Well, you see that logic is where you're partially wrong. Sooner or later like with XP, they'll stop support for say Direct X and leave it at whatever version it was last at then continue on releasing a better version for their next OS. Pretty soon, games get made that require the newer version of Direct X but you're stuck with the old version. Only option? upgrade. So in a sense they do force you. Maybe not this version or the next, but sooner or later, you'll have to.

They did it with messenger, and a few other things as well. Didn't like the new messenger? Too bad *cuts service to old clients forcing an update notice*
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Originally Posted by Mach 5 View Post

Out of curiosity, with there being no start button on the desktop, what happens when you hit the windows key on your keyboard?

Oh and if you dont like windows 8, dont buy it, just stick with 7. Its not like they are forcing you to install it on your desktop...

Windows key brings up the full-screen start menu.

When on desktop:
- move mouse to bottom-left, pop-up box that leads to start menu
- move mouse to bottom-right, peek at desktop
- move mouse to top-right, gives you a pop-up menu on the right side of screen with links to start-menu, MetroUI etc.

When on MetroUI:
- bottom left of app grid has a 2-tile wide link to desktop
- move mouse to top-left, pop-up box with preview of desktop you can click that brings you to desktop
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