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Seriously, I'm so sick of people arguing that Windows 8 is garbage when they clearly haven't even tried the preview yet.

Some people say that Windows 8 sucks because it has no taskbar. SO WRONG. The taskbar is there. The only difference between Windows 7 and Windows 8 in terms of GUI is that the start menu has been replaced by the Metro launcher. That's it.

Others say that Metro is a resource hog. Yea, makes perfect sense that everything in Windows 8 is more responsive, despite Metro being a "resource hog" rolleyes.gif

Don't spread around fud that you hear around here without actually trying it out for yourself.

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No, I haven't, because it doesn't offer me anything worth while as a desktop user. I don't want a touch screen UI forced on me, and I think dumping the start button is ridiculous. I'm happy with 7, and I'm not going to be upgrading unless there's something meaningful in 8 for me. (Heck... for $400 I won't be upgrading squat anyway.)
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Originally Posted by steelbom View Post

No, I haven't, because it doesn't offer me anything worth while as a desktop user. I don't want a touch screen UI forced on me, and I think dumping the start button is ridiculous. I'm happy with 7, and I'm not going to be upgrading unless there's something meaningful in 8 for me. (Heck... for $400 I won't be upgrading squat anyway.)

I'll say it again, the only "Touchscreen UI" that is in Windows 8 is the Metro start menu. That's it. What else about Windows 8 makes it touch friendly? You haven't used it so you wouldn't know.. you're just going off what everyone else has been saying.. and they've been going off what others and so on and so forth.
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post #4 of 164
Tried it, don't like it, I'm a hater, entitled to my own opinion.
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Yes I have tried the Dev preview and the Consumer preview. I think it's great in the way of tablet computing, but for a regular desktop user such as myself I can't stand using it. Maybe if I had a touch screen built into my desk for the metro screen, and then a regular LCD for the Desktop screen maybe I could stand using it that way.

I won't say that Windows 8 is garbage. I'm just not ready to give up my start menu tongue.gif Windows 7 just works, and works great. I'm sure i'll be trying Windows 8 again though just to see what improvements they're making.
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I just switched to Win7 a month ago so get back to me in like 3 years.
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post #7 of 164
I've been using the Windows Server 8 preview for a while now.

I find the Metro GUI cumbersome and the new basic theme wasteful (too many pixels used for buttons and borders), but it's just as responsive as Windows 7/Server 2008 R2, and ever so slightly lighter on resources.
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I like it but probably won't upgrade because windows 7 will just get cheaper If I decide to ever make a new rig . Heck my guest computer in my house is still running XP (gets used a lot for a guest computer)

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Quote:
Originally Posted by r34p3rex View Post

I'll say it again, the only "Touchscreen UI" that is in Windows 8 is the Metro start menu. That's it. What else about Windows 8 makes it touch friendly? You haven't used it so you wouldn't know.. you're just going off what everyone else has been saying.. and they've been going off what others and so on and so forth.
That's right, it's just the Metro start menu, and it's completely pointless for a desktop user. I've read nothing interesting about Windows 8 which makes it a viable upgrade from 7, it's just Microsoft trying to make it work on a slate and meh... not interested.
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I haven't tried it and don't plan to. I like the idea of a faster OS, but I just can't get past the new UI. (I am quite fussy btw)
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