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Originally Posted by Raven Dizzle View Post

You guys need to come out of your caves. You're all afraid of change. The problem isn't Windows 8, the problem is you.
I like Windows 8.

Same, I tried it last night and i thought it was pretty cool. I bet most people hating on it haven't even tried it.
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post #272 of 418
This is what I forsee in about 2 years. Replace Steam with OCN, and Modern Warfare 2 with Windows 8.

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post #273 of 418
I must admit I do like the animations switching between and opening programs.
Edited by jameschisholm - 3/13/12 at 4:06pm
post #274 of 418
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Originally Posted by Hydroplane View Post

Am I the only one in this thread who's actually adopted Windows 8 as their day to day OS? smile.gif

nope. I have since day one and love it.
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post #275 of 418
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The code for the start menu is miniscule and is not difficult to be put back in. It's just a UI pointing to a collection of folders and has a search box at the bottom and buttons on the right. Honestly, that isn't something that's hard to keep in.
Chances are if Microsoft payed for someone to remove it, they wont pay for someone to put it back in (especially when its better without it). This isn't some "remove the comments from them lines" and it works again fix. They removed the start menu entirely. This means they will have to re-implement it all over again from scratch. And since now they are much further along without it, they will need to edit everything else to work with it. Countless days of pay to do this "simple" task (take it from a software developer its not that easy).
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How is it the same concept wth.gif
Learning a new commands for a programming language and a new UI on an OS are nothing alike.
Its precicely the same concept, you have no clue what your doing in Visual Studio so in a sence you wouldnt know what to do or even where to begin. Same goes for Windows 8, its a new innovation that needs to be learned. You can't cut corners here (you click them wheee.gif) and expect to know how to use a entirely new computing environment out of the box. Its the same facepalm over again from the very first post, try showing the girl where the start menu is and I bet she will figure everything else out on her own (common scene plays a key with the design).
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Originally Posted by RussianGrimmReaper View Post

If Windows 7 feels bulky to YOU, maybe YOU are the issue. Try a clean install, disable superfetch or indexing if you're on an SSD.
Naaaaaahhhhh, just say the OS is bad and move on with your life.
Yes, 7 is a great improvement upon Vista. But in that transition it never lost Vista's bulk (which is finally gone in Windows 8). I'm not sure how experienced you are with Windows, but I own every single version ever produced. I've probably spent more time individuality with Vista, 7, and eventually 8 then you've probably spent with any of them (no troll intended).
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Originally Posted by RussianGrimmReaper View Post

You seem a little excited there. Try not to wet yourself.
In all reality, Windows 8 will be anything but the best selling OS M$ has ever had. Windows XP was their best selling OS. Windows 7 will soon take over as their best selling OS. Don't understand why? Medium and large corporations are moving from XP to Windows 7.. along with their general expansion. Companies will skip Windows 8. It will be a wonderfully selling tablet OS. Maybe even laptop OS. But you will see very very few desktops sold with 8.
Im pretty sure 7 didn't sell as well as you might of thought it did, lets not forget all the free upgrades, and low cost upgrade offers Microsoft offered to its customers. Im certain more then 70% of Vista owners took advantage of them offers. So really that's a lot of people already who don't count for a retail purchase. So as far as how many people actually purchased a retail version of 7? its not as many as you might think.

... Windows 8 RC released "zomg I luv Windows 8!" wait for it ...
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post #276 of 418
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Yes, 7 is a great improvement upon Vista. But in that transition it never lost Vista's bulk (which is finally gone in Windows 8). I'm not sure how experienced you are with Windows, but I own every single version ever produced. I've probably spent more time individuality with Vista, 7, and eventually 8 then you've probably spent with any of them (no troll intended).

This this this this. Windows 7 may feel optimized compared to Vista, but it's still a modified version of Vista. Windows 8 stripped out alot of features to make it more lightweight. Look at the base memory usage after a clean install: Windows 7 uses, on average, 20% more RAM than Windows 8
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post #277 of 418
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This this this this. Windows 7 may feel optimized compared to Vista, but it's still a modified version of Vista. Windows 8 stripped out alot of features to make it more lightweight. Look at the base memory usage after a clean install: Windows 7 uses, on average, 20% more RAM than Windows 8

If you guys are so worried about RAM usage then why not buy more or use Linux with E17/LXDE/XFCE or hell CLI windows? With E17 my RAM usage on start up is 60-90MB. Windows is never going to touch that again while still trying to "look pretty" or be "user friendly".

My whole beef with the cosmetic issues is that it sounds/seems like they're trying to force it on the user. Why force users to do something that's ineffective/inefficient?
     
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No offence, but he took someone who is visually impaired as a reference to how bad the GUI is. But anyways, he makes a good point about the lack of a pop up bubble.
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No offence, but he took someone who is visually impaired as a reference to how bad the GUI is. But anyways, he makes a good point about the lack of a pop up bubble.

Lack of pop-up bubble where? To access the Metro UI? It's there in the bottom left corner.
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Windows ME also dominated OEM machines. That does not mean ME was a good OS.
I dual booted Vista and XP on a Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz laptop with 4GB of ram and 7200 rpm hard drive. Vista was slower in almost every aspect, especially disk thrashing.

Yeah, but for a desktop machine it was just fine. I ran it on a core2duo 2.83Ghz system with 2GB RAM just fine. Vista, was just fine. There weren't many legitimate complaints about it at all. Many people complaining (not saying this is you tongue.gif) were trying on ancient systems and moaned they couldn't run it on their 512MB RAM P4 systems (which even XP was crap on. XP SP2 was utterly pointless on anything less than 2GB, imho).

I used Vista from launch until Windows 7 launch and I was completely happy in every respect. I did not see any merit in the complaints of average desktop users. I even think many people by-passed it and said "it's crap" based on hearsay. My housemate, for example, never tried it because people said it was crap. I installed it on my machine just to show him it was exactly the same as Windows 7 (just, of course, older! tongue.gif)
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