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More like a marketing gimmick by Microsoft to sucker people into thinking you can put your XBox game in your Windows 8 PC and play them ... which you can't.

that was the only selling point for me. if you could play Xbox games, i woulda been their. but now i dont see the point.. jealoussmiley.gif
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I agree with the Ribbons part, I'm not a fan. But it doesn't bother me as much as you I guess.
Chrome app version is annoying as well. Cant disagree here.

But other then those two, I prefer 8.

I enjoy the metro UI for the quick sports/weather/news that come with it. I like the new Windows messenger that you cannot get on 7. The fact it goes to Metro doesn't bother me because I setup metro to kind of be a "home page" for me. I like the better speed of Windows 8, including the startup and shutdown times. And I have switched form clicking the start orb, to using the windows key on the keyboard.

Despite the 2 things I agree with, I disagree with the rest. I found Windows 8 very useful for my personal use. To say metro Ui is "useless" is a personal thing and does not apply to everyone. I also enjoy the new style, I always styled my windows 7 with mods/hacks.

But stating those reason gives me a much better view of why you don't like W8. Vs before when you stated it just sucked. No more reason to argue at this point. Enjoy your Windows 7 thumb.gif
Edited by Bboy500 - 9/25/12 at 8:02pm
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Probably would help if you try the real thing. The UI is no different other then a few tweaks and removal of the clunky Aero. But the build itself is much faster and more stable.
What's the difference between the windows 8 I have and the one you linked?
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Despite the 2 things I agree with, I disagree with the rest. I found Windows 8 very useful for my personal use. To say metro Ui is "useless" is a personal thing and does not apply to everyone. I also enjoy the new style, I always styled my windows 7 with mods/hacks.

But stating those reason gives me a much better view of why you don't like. vs before when you stated it just sucked. No more reason to argue at this point. Enjoy your Windows 7
I don't enjoy windows 7 either, I use it out of necessity of software compatibility. I've been playing around on Ubuntu, and it seems a lot better designed, and doesn't seem to have the underlying problems with Windows 7. 8 fixes only a few of those issues.

I also don't care about style at all; I can't really comment on the new UI, other than its functionality.
Edited by Art Vanelay - 9/25/12 at 8:07pm
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What's the difference between the windows 8 I have and the one you linked?
I don't enjoy windows 7 either, I use it out of necessity of software compatibility. I've been playing around on Ubuntu, and it seems a lot better designed, and doesn't seem to have the underlying problems with Windows 7. 8 fixes only a few of those issues.
I also don't care about style at all; I can't really comment on the new UI, other than its functionality.

If you like Ubuntu try Mint, I find it far better than that nonsense called Unity. Also Mint comes with more programmes pre-installed than Ubuntu, such as codecs, VLC, Java, etc.
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post #125 of 149
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What's the difference between the windows 8 I have and the one you linked?
I don't enjoy windows 7 either, I use it out of necessity of software compatibility. I've been playing around on Ubuntu, and it seems a lot better designed, and doesn't seem to have the underlying problems with Windows 7. 8 fixes only a few of those issues.
I also don't care about style at all; I can't really comment on the new UI, other than its functionality.
Windows 8 got most of its recognition from the 9200 build. Its far more polished and runs much faster/smoother.
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So... in the end, the hackers won't be upgrading to Windows 8 because of this, while many other honest players won't upgrade because of the god awful UI. Sorry, but I don't buy into the "Windows makes gaming safer" bit. Windows has never made anything safer for anyone, aside from the job security of technicians.
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Way too much trouble to upgrade to Win 8 (if you want to call it that) when I just finished putting together my new build and optimized the hell out of Windows 7 to work nicely with my SSD.

Huh? It takes all of a minute or two, literally, with Windows 7. It has 99% of the stuff done automatically.
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I don't like how the word "hacker" is used when it comes to any form of multiplayer cheating. The hackers are the ones who actually made the programs that the leechers use, hacker is an empowering title that pumps their needy egos up.

Well said. Hackers are the guys making the tools... cheaters are the idiots using them online.
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So... in the end, the hackers won't be upgrading to Windows 8 because of this, while many other honest players won't upgrade because of the god awful UI. Sorry, but I don't buy into the "Windows makes gaming safer" bit. Windows has never made anything safer for anyone, aside from the job security of technicians.

Not according hacker championships, it takes at least 24 hours to hack Windows and Linux, whereas Mac OS usually takes minutes.
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Which is why I refuse to install a tablet OS on my PC, you are welcome to learn shortcuts and use finger gestures with a mouse but if I wanted to do this I'd rather switch totally to Linux (I do like Mint).
Anyway, no matter how desperately you try to defend Win 8, MS are already bracing themselves for yet another ME and for good reason.



I dont have a dog in this hunt. But I would be very surprised if Windows 8 was the sole reason for hardware failures and CPUs frying. ME had some serious stability issues one of which I witnessed first hand as it literally killed a brand new computer that ran fine on 98SE before being upgraded to ME.
 
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