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Originally Posted by rocstar96 View Post

I think you dont belong here.

If anything PC support has gotten better in Win8 in my experience, what's the problem with a button being replaced with a range of alternatives depending on how you want to do something?

Anything Win7 had, Win8 has a faster or equal way of doing the same thing, in more than one way.
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Originally Posted by roberts91 View Post

seriously 33 ******* pages of bull**** over a ******* start button
And yet no one is as worked up as you.
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seriously 33 ******* pages of bull**** over a ******* start button

Only 9 pages here. Plenty more room for circular arguments!
    
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Originally Posted by DaMirrorLink View Post

i tried metro, i uninstalled it and reinstalled windows 7 on my laptop, waste of time, when i click start, i want a menu to come up, not a bunch of random colors and random crap
i have chrome, explorer, task manager, windows media player, steam, teamviewer, skype, utorrent and CCC on my taskbar pinned, nothing on the desktop but recycle bin, and when i need to find something, 9/10 i press start on keyboard and start typing
You can do that with Windows 8 too. rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by ajslay View Post

well the scheduler fix has about an 8% effect on my cpu at 4.6ghz. but thats not what i was talking about tho. things like network latency and loading web pages, and just doing things in windows 8 is supposedly 14% faster. and thats with the 2500k.
http://blogs.computerworld.com/19929/tests_show_windows_8_consumer_preview_is_much_faster_than_windows_7
and
http://www.everything-microsoft.com/2012/03/26/windows-8-beats-windows-7-performance-tests/

Go back and read the original source article: http://www.pcworld.com/article/252383/windows_8_preview_beats_windows_7_in_most_performance_tests.html .

If you look at the test they did, only start up (because of hybrid boot) and Worldbench performance is better on Windows 8, the rest of the tests (which are probably more relevant to most people here), were slower.

The Web tests are meaningless because they use each OSes default browser. Obviously the new IE is faster, but this is irrelevant since it will probably be available for Windows 7, if anyone here even cares to use IE at all. Personally, I prefer Waterfox.

Now look at the actual performance tests (note that WorldBench also uses IE components, skewing the results in WIndows 8's favor):

368

369

368

368

So yeah, Windows 8, in it's current incarnation, isn't faster, except at booting.

Those scheduler fixes will also make it into Windows 7, if you don't already have them.

Edit: PCWorld's test methodology - http://www.pcworld.com/article/250949-3/how_we_test_pcs.html

35% of the Worldbench score comes from IE and startup times. This totally invalidates the benchmark.
Edited by Blameless - 4/2/12 at 4:35am
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i still think win 8 gonna be the best windows ever. Am i alone on this?? anyone?

Yes. Pick me.And also, there IS a start button. just not on the same place. bottom left corner - Click, start comes up. Bottom right, bar comes up, click start button. It isn't that hard really.
 
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I really should get around to trying Windows 8 already. Sadly nothing really draws me to it like Vista and then 7 did...
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I have this Windows key on my keyboard, what do?
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Even Ubuntu requires some familiarity with the terminal to do something as simple as install drivers.

Not lately. Ubuntu has almost all but abolished the terminal. Proprietary drivers have almost always also been included with a little popup as well.
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And yet no one is as worked up as you.

Except for Raven.
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Originally Posted by kikifq View Post

another thing that annoys me is the drawn out process to restart or shut the system down...
since its so hooked into the windows account mumbo jumbo
you have to from the "desktop" tile go back to metro then log out then slide the screen to unlock and from there you can access the shut down and restart buttons ...

Wait, wait wait.... Some of you shut down your computers? Blasphemy!
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