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Poll Results: Will you buy Windows 8 ?

 
  • 22% (256)
    Yes and give reasons
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    No and give reasons
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post #221 of 680
Gonna have to throw this in here:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1239041/windows-8-haters-have-you-even-tried-the-consumer-preview
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post #222 of 680
Won't buy it because I don't "need" it. However, as a CS student who currently gets free MS software from my EECS department, I hope to get it free smile.gif not to mention my school itself provides a copy of Win 7 + Office to each student... hope that'll be Win 8 + Office smile.gif
post #223 of 680
Ye, i'm doing this for 15 years, i'm kinda ignorant to a windows that looks like a Linux. I cant be bothered anymore to learn a "brandnew, shiny and awesome" system.. Again. Win7 was a pain already.

Also, i dont change something that's working well. ;p
post #224 of 680
You know what they say. "If it ain't broken, don't fix it." thumb.gif
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post #225 of 680
I was thinking at it while reading this forum.
Well, I don't really use the start button. I use it mainly to only get to "my computer" and by there I get to my file directly by typing the location "C: or E:" since I am using two bootable drives (SSD and HDD as my old drive + huge file older). So I guess the start button isn't a big loss for me... It's really accessible so why not have it anyway? You can go to it easily with the keyboard key...

I won't go for W8 when it gets out since I am fine with W7. I will wait for review and patches until the price goes down. Not feeling like spending 150+$ for a copy.
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post #226 of 680
Definitely not for desktops from what i've seen in the beta.

If I owned a tablet, I think I would probably get a Windows 8 tablet, but for desktops, laptops and so on, it seems like a downgrade.
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post #227 of 680
Windows 8 isn't much of an improvement. Sure it has a new Task Manager, native USB 3.0 support, a new look and a few other features that makes it cool for someone upgrading from XP but all of those features are possible on Windows 7 using third-party software.
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post #228 of 680
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkullTrail View Post

Windows 8 isn't much of an improvement. Sure it has a new Task Manager, native USB 3.0 support, a new look and a few other features that makes it cool for someone upgrading from XP but all of those features are possible on Windows 7 using third-party software.

It also has a slew of code refinement that you will never see but will give you better functionality and stability with less running processes and less resource use. There is no way to do that with windows 7. You can kill processes, or you can introduce new ones for the sake of stability/functionality. You cannot do both.

That said, all these under the hood tweaks won't save it from a bad front end.
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post #229 of 680
Quote:
Originally Posted by r34p3rex View Post

This reminds me of the "Boycott Modern Warfare 2" steam group.. the day after it was released, 90% of the people in there were playing MW2 rolleyes.gif

I don't have Steam, and have never been a part of a Steam group.

Also, MW2 still means MechWarrior 2 to me.
Quote:
Originally Posted by r34p3rex View Post

Just watch. 1 month after Win 8 drops, I guarantee at least 70% of you will be running Windows 8, one way or another.

I wouldn't be surprised if this was the case, but personally, I won't be adopting Windows 8 or Server 8 until at least two of following criteria are met:

1. I can get it for substantially below retail price (20 dollars or less).

2. There is some significant increase in performance (and no, boot up doesn't count), or some major new feature that cannot be duplicated with 3rd party software.

3. I get a Windows 95/98/2k/XP style or W7 style start menu.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post

I just cannot stand the new UI, as implemented in the consumer preview.

Neither can I.

Three weeks later, I'm still struggling to do basic tasks in Metro, and everything seems to take twice as many clicks and ten times the mouse movement as my preferred setup.
Quote:
Originally Posted by r34p3rex View Post

what UI? The start menu? There's no other changes besides the start menu

There are other changes, and the start menu is really annoying.

One change I didn't think would bother me that actually really does is the thickness of the border around the windows. I could not imagine a greater waste of desktop space. It's literally twice as thick as the classic UI in every prior Window version.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jpope View Post

as well as guns that hold more rounds and are more accurate. Same thing goes with software, if you get my point.

He did say shotgun.

Something like the M1897 has quite honestly not been improved upon in 115 years. They still make and sell the same model, with only superficial changes, mostly to save on costs.
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I voted Yes. Downloaded the consumer preview and I really like it. Work on my desktop while reading emails on the side, boot up in 15 seconds on 1T 7200 Rpm, nice look about it, everything thing seems to work, well not punkbuster (obviously). Honestly for my next custom build I'm gonna get a touch screen and custom fit it into my desk for a nice command center.
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