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Ran w8 for weeks. Gone back to w7. Just don't see enough of anything in W8 to make the switch. I find it neither faster or more stable than W7. ( both w7 and w8 are stable imho). I am not a fan of of the metro screen but it would not be a deal breaker because it is easily ignored. Just not a fan of W8, To me all it is a trimmed down version of W7, without at this point the couple of hundred MS updates that you need for W7.
Faster boot and a nicer task manager will not seal the deal for me, not hardly.
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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.

Unlike those who keep saying Vista was a disaster I remember ME very well and it was worse than terrible.

There was an article here on OCN that said MS themselves were expecting 8 not to sell well and people to 'downgrade' to 7 (they mean upgrade but have to save face somehow).
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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.
How on earth do you come to that conclusion, when Windows itself runs in Ring 0 and Ring 3. Software can interact with hardware, but its not possible for it to "fry" a processor. All hardware since like 2006 has thermal shutdown levels.
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Unlike those who keep saying Vista was a disaster I remember ME very well and it was worse than terrible.
There was an article here on OCN that said MS themselves were expecting 8 not to sell well and people to 'downgrade' to 7 (they mean upgrade but have to save face somehow).
You've been reading some real big baloney then lately. Surf the web a little bit and you will understand how popular Windows 8 really is. What you see on OCN is a select few posting bad reviews to reflect their own image of the OS. In attempts to flood the community with so much negativity to convince people likewise. Will Microsoft sell Windows 8 as big as Windows 7? There is a huge window that says yes (mobile products) but it may not even come close. Now you might ask why? Because Windows Vista was the downfall to Windows 7's success. There was no other good Windows on the market for over 6 years, so when Windows 7 finally came (nothing more then a polished Vista) people ate it up. Now that there is a stable and recent version of Windows on the market other then XP, people don't need to be intrigued any by the next generation of Windows. Windows 7 already offers that level of stabability and feature set to get people through the day. The only real reason one should upgrade is for improved performance, productivity, security, and feature set. If them things don't necessarily appeal to you because Windows 7 just "works" then there is no argument here. We are tired of hearing the negativity you handful of kids portray onto the OS. We get it you don't like it, and wont be using it. There is no reason to derail every thread multiple times just to reflect that.
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All these keyboard shortcuts are well and good, if you use the keyboard constantly... I don't. Unless I am typing a password, a message like this one or I am in game... I use my mouse exclusively to navigate my computer. I sit back in my chair in a lounging position, far away from my 42" screen and keyboard on the desk. I have no use for keyboard shortcuts every time I launch a program. Nor do I launch that many programs during a session, to begin with. Just throwing that out there since this argument keeps coming up in Windows 8 threads... not everyone uses their PC the same.

Resume your mindless arguing, Windows users.
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post #135 of 149
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And I guess Microsoft "intentionally mislead" people into thinking they could play 360 games on their phone when they announced XBL integration on their Windows Phone OS.
Infact, Steam intentionally mislead me by allowing PS3/Android integration.
How was I to know I couldn't actually use Steam to play my games on PS3/my phone?
Sure they never said I could in the first place, but that's the problem! They are 100% responsible for my baseless assumptions! Even more so if those baseless assumptions stem from baseless rumours!
How was I to know these baseless rumours may not actually be true? Since when are we supposed to be smart enough to be sceptical of baseless rumours am i rite?
Its just like how Obama won't release his Indonesian birth certificate. How do we know he's not lying about his nationality if he doesn't produce his real Indonesian birth certificate?
Rumours are 100% true and trustworthy unless proven otherwise!
/fail logic

To be fair I was quite misled with the PS3 Steam stuff. I thought it was going to be a fully Steam store on the PS3 and such. Got my friend all excited about it only for it to not happen frown.gif
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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.

We should start calling them "slackers". Anyone with me?
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/facepalm
Do you call pirate groups such as Skidrow hackers too?
In a sense you could call them "software hackers" as really they are only looking for ways to manipulate the programs code. Nothing shy of hacking on a online game, except byte patches are permanent.
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We should start calling them "slackers". Anyone with me?
I think the correct term will always be "cheaters". From a sense the bot/hack would be the ultimate cheat code (get it "cheat code"? biggrin.gif).
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post #138 of 149
I'll upgrade to Windows 8 because I can get it for free.

Why would I pass up better performance? The two os's are similar enough where any ui changes barely matter. Oh, a full screen start menu, big whoop.

I'll take the speedy bootup and various performance benefits.

Now if I had to pay for Win8, I can see why someone would stay on Win7.
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All these keyboard shortcuts are well and good, if you use the keyboard constantly... I don't. Unless I am typing a password, a message like this one or I am in game... I use my mouse exclusively to navigate my computer. I sit back in my chair in a lounging position, far away from my 42" screen and keyboard on the desk. I have no use for keyboard shortcuts every time I launch a program. Nor do I launch that many programs during a session, to begin with. Just throwing that out there since this argument keeps coming up in Windows 8 threads... not everyone uses their PC the same.
Resume your mindless arguing, Windows users.

I'll assume you don't work with computers for a living...
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I like that windows 8 will use more keyboard shortcuts. However, I think they will struggle to create gestures that can be universally used on laptops. A lot of windows laptops don't have pads that are well suited for this. They need to force standards across pc makers for this to really work, or work with individual manufacturers to support this maybe. This could be a mess.
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