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I'll wait for a desktop OS from Microsoft if they ever make another.

And I do hate Windows 8.
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Originally Posted by {Unregistered} View Post

XP had loads of problems when it came out.
98 wasn't that bad.
Fully updated and patched Vista is almost as good as, if not just as good as, 7.

agree, 98 wasn't all that bad, but i was pointing out more of how they always get it right the second time around. that's why i dropped 98se right after it.
i loved 98 & se. vista and w7 are identical to the whole 98 and 98se. they could have just dropped a service pack for the changes they did in 7.
just how MS works, they do it wrong then do it right.
this is why i'm not doing w8.

i have actually used w8 for a small amount of time.
the only device i wouldn't mind using it on would be my xbox. but that's because i don't use a mouse with it.
OR if there was a remote like the Wii U for the PC that could work nice for a HTPC.

Mostly people feel like the interface of w7 and the previous is good, what they should do is overhaul the w7 to run even better not strip the UI.
if i remember correctly w8 only runs faster because they disabled a lot of the unnessarry processes and set them to manual. meaning they don't start unless something calls for it to start.
you can easily do that yourself if you search, Turn Off / Disable Unnecessary Services to Optimize Performance
there could be other things they have done and I'm sure there were..

In reguards to the OP, it isn't that people are just hating the OS because they can. you can simply look at how it functions on Youtube. You don't need to try it to see that you don't like it. the OS isn't geared towards a Desktop or Laptop user. There are more people with a Desktop and/or Laptop than what this market is tailored for.
I'm glad to see that MS is looking outside the box and wants to take the next leap, but this is like jumping from stable ground to a small patch of ice that is floating on lava.

I highly doubt that w8 will make the masses jump to another OS, most people would be even more frustrated trying to use Linux because they don't understand how it works or where to even get software. Not such a big deal to people like us that come to sites like these, we are willing to learn an OS. The majority of computer users aren't computer smart or want to learn a new system. Hell as you can see here the majority of us that have taken the time to learn linux enough to use it, don't even want to touch w8. How well do you think this will do when dell and all of those others start shipping w8 boxes to people that aren't computer smart?
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post #143 of 164
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Originally Posted by Jollyriffic View Post

am i the only one that notices that MS puts out a fantastic OS then the next one is a huge pile of ****?

No, that's borderline meme now and everyone and their mother seems to pull that argument at some point.
That argument is completely wrong though.
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just look at the track record, 95 good, 98 pretty bad, 98se goodish, ME huge pile of... , xp fantastic, vista the world raged, w7 blew my mind, w8 as we already see/use is yet another craptastic os.

Win 7 was the first Windows that got universally well received at launch because it ran on every hardware imaginable at the time and was polished right out the gate. That was mainly because all the hard work of ironing out the kinks was done in Vista.

Every Windows launch before that was marred by hardware issues and various other complaints to some degree, it's just that people seem to selectively remember stuff, or in most cases they never really had any experiences throughout the entire lifespan of each of those OS's but they simply "heard" that it sucked. Each one of those OS's was better than the previous one and by the end of lifespan was stable and fast on all available hardware at the time(ME is the only exception, not living long enough to get fixed properly).

Windows 8 negativity is unique in that regard as it does not stem from HW issues, compatibility, security or speed as all of that's rock solidly inherited from Win 7, it's the awkwardness of wrestling with two user interfaces that's the main turnoff, and it should be interesting to see how MS will go on from here.
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Originally Posted by blenton View Post

No, that's borderline meme now and everyone and their mother seems to pull that argument at some point.
That argument is completely wrong though.
Win 7 was the first Windows that got universally well received at launch because it ran on every hardware imaginable at the time and was polished right out the gate. That was mainly because all the hard work of ironing out the kinks was done in Vista.
Every Windows launch before that was marred by hardware issues and various other complaints to some degree, it's just that people seem to selectively remember stuff, or in most cases they never really had any experiences throughout the entire lifespan of each of those OS's but they simply "heard" that it sucked. Each one of those OS's was better than the previous one and by the end of lifespan was stable and fast on all available hardware at the time(ME is the only exception, not living long enough to get fixed properly).
Windows 8 negativity is unique in that regard as it does not stem from HW issues, compatibility, security or speed as all of that's rock solidly inherited from Win 7, it's the awkwardness of wrestling with two user interfaces that's the main turnoff, and it should be interesting to see how MS will go on from here.

i don't remember many hardware issues, but i mostly only used 98se, xp, and now w7 as my main os.
when win 95 came out i was only about 15 and didn't have my own computer till around 98 release. did however use 95 and apple in school.

I'm confused at why they wanted such a drastic change to the look and feel of windows.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jollyriffic View Post

when win 95 came out

Now you made me remember this biggrin.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOwQKWiRJAA
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Originally Posted by blenton View Post

Now you made me remember this biggrin.gif
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOwQKWiRJAA

LMAO, never heard that before
that's fantastic!
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Originally Posted by Jollyriffic View Post

am i the only one that notices that MS puts out a fantastic OS then the next one is a huge pile of ****?
just look at the track record, 95 good, 98 pretty bad, 98se goodish, ME huge pile of... , xp fantastic, vista the world raged, w7 blew my mind, w8 as we already see/use is yet another craptastic os.
While some may like the UI, this is an os that shouldn't come to the desktop/laptop. keep that crap on phones and tablets.
no matter what w9 has going on, i already know its going to kick all types of ass.

Why no Win2000? In my opinion that's by far and away the best OS MS have written since the release of the C64.
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I've tried the RP since release, and I must say the Metro UI isn't as horrible as I thought it would (still) be. Still can't help but feel like I'm constantly switching between 2 totally different OSes though, and that is not something that improves workflow.
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I have not made judgement on Windows 8 yet Reason? I have not tried it.

I'm sure it's not as bad as people make it out to be. General consensus says it's pretty bad. Until I get an opportunity to really delve into it, I will keep quiet. I will say that the lack of a Start button might suck at first, but I am sure I will adjust. Otherwise, it looks pretty much the same. We'll see.
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I have only tried the Dev Preview, but from what I have heard it is pretty much the same as the Consumer one.
Summary of why I hated it:
I had to google how to turn the computer off.
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