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I think most people's complaints in general are due to metro. Which is justified.
And the fact metro looks alot like xbox worries me we will start seeing ads in future OS's.
Also the OS just feels like it's going more towards the "closed garden" approach of apple.
I know the core "openness" of the desktop is still there but they are clearly trying to encourage the use of "metro apps"
Personally I have used it and don't like it. I hate that I have to remember keyboard short cuts just to use the OS fluidly like 7, which is a couple simple mouse clicks away.
On the flip side my wife uses it as her sole OS on her laptop and loves it. So maybe casual users will like it (which is the clear majority of users)
But I still think people like us will have problems getting use to it

A lot of people just do not feel like relearning how to use a desktop PC again.
Edited by Riou - 6/8/12 at 8:04pm
post #122 of 164
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Windows 8 Haters, have you even tried the consumer preview?

Yes...

I'm jumping into this convo late, but the reason I dislike it is mostly because of the metro gui, it feels like that is supposed to be the core of the OS... That and when I used it they attempted to make it so user friendly everything is a click away, making my network printer non supported, since at the time there was no way to add a network printer.

The only reason I'd get Windows 8 in the future is if it is true about the Xbox emulation, and would be on purely a gaming computer.
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Also... the requirement to have windows live during install really irked me.
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I saw the RC yesterday at work. I MIGHT upgrade....we'll see. If it does play XBOX games then yes, hands down I'll upgrade.
    
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Why was this Thread started in the first place? Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and this thread will only start a 'flame war '. I for one have tried Win 8 and I don't like the layout, really don't have the time to be learning a new OS because I don't use my PC for fun only. The only thing I liked about it, is that its a little faster than windows 7, but that's it!!!! SO ITS NOT FOR ME AT THIS TIME
    
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Yes, I've tried it, and after a bit of analysis, I think I can sum up my opinion of the new GUI in one picture:

e072f6cc_win78.jpeg

In all seriousness though, one of the reasons why I wanted to try it was to see how it would handle folding. That's where the performance overhead shows. It might look better, or "feel" faster, but there's a ~15% performance decrease in folding SMP units from what I can tell. I suppose I'll line up with everyone else for the Xbox option if it's legit, but if I get 8 it certainly won't be for one of my folding computers.
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I installed the Customer Prewiev,it's not working good.I will stay with Windows 7.
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There are different reasons why different people are on this forum. Some are here for pure speed issues, but even there, that overwhelming majority of those people have to take into account another issue, ie money, otherwise this would be a board about "Cray Users".
Then there are the modders and sleevers, who often value looks over pure speed. I dare say, those people (like me) would always hate 8 because Metro looks, well, frankly UGLY.
As far as pure speed goes, if people really cared about that, they'd be at the DOS prompt (or Linux), not an ugly Windows retro/tablet screen.

when you just take the end piece of what I said I can see how you take it that way the ocn motto thing was more of a joke thing that being 100% serious and if you look @ what I had put above the few lines you picked out of the entire statement I first put things that would rid windows 8 of a forced metro ui and it would be cool if you could choose to not use it on 8 making it more like 7

so if you took those into account then it would basically be a slightly faster 7 with the additional option of the metro ui
not the "ugly Windows retro/tablet screen"
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Also... the requirement to have windows live during install really irked me.

There is an option towards the bottom to use an offline profile, which doesn't require a live account, but you won't have access to the store installs.
    
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EDIT: Wrong thread -removed-
Edited by snipekill2445 - 6/9/12 at 12:55am
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