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Poll Results: How many of you have tried windows 8?

 
  • 32% (79)
    Tried it. I DID NOT like it.
  • 39% (96)
    Tried it. I DID like it.
  • 27% (66)
    I have not tried windows 8. (this includes only seeing videos of windows 8)
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post #11 of 89
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tompsonn View Post

It might be interesting to know who initially hated it and then came to like it, as well.
I assume that by now with how long the release preview and consumer preview versions have been out, that those people that have grown to like it will vote in the I DID like it option.
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After you get used to the quirks it's not QUITE as horrible.
I still don't know how to find the shutdown function other than clicking the desktop and hitting alt+f4 though, and that's after about a month of constant use..

Bring up the charms bar (top right or bottom right corner), click settings, hit power, hit shutdown.
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Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post

Been using it for the last 9 months. Our company develops custom software and we pretty much have to try it on a variety of platforms (from Win2k on up) and as a member of MSDN, we have a couple of dedicated boxes running it both as the only OS as well as a couple multi-boot systems.
While I do think overall the OS is great (it is very fast and the horrible driver support that hurt Vista before SP1 came out has been avoided), I do think that Microsoft has made a HUGE MISTAKE, at least as far as the business community goes, in not having a built in "Classic View" option like they have in all their OS's over the past 20 years. I have tried various shell programs, and they HELP, but they aren't the end all solution for a business. Several key features (such as how Win8 handles remote desktop support) simply are HORRIBLE, and several things (such as Task Manager) are simply awesome.
But because of Metro, our company will be "passing" Windows 8 entirely and staying with Windows 7. I will most likely pick up a copy of Windows 8 for $40 (I have an old copy of Windows XP laying around) and I will use that so I can upgrade to Windows 8 then IMMEDIATELY "downgrade" my wifes old laptop to Windows 7. It's the cheapest legal solution to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7.
It's not that I can't "figure out" how to work in Windows 8, I just refuse to be dictated to by a software company (especially since our company makes software and I hear the same complaints and have to deal with customers too) on HOW I am supposed to do my day to day tasks. Software should conform to the user, NOT the user conform to the software.

Someone brought this up, and I think it's worth mentioning:

Most businesses are either in the process of upgrading, or have upgraded to Windows 7 after skipping Vista. Businesses have to analyze every penny spent and make sure it's worth it. For most, an incremental upgrade which really amounts to a glorified service pack is not worth the cost of upgrading computers that have just been upgraded to Windows 7. I am fairly sure Microsoft knows this, and it can be seen that Windows 8 is an experimental OS.

Forcing the use of Metro will at least give some exposure to the Microsoft Marketplace, so there are financial motivations for this. More exposure also means a higher likelihood of developers being more interested in creating apps for the Marketplace. Having two vastly different UIs on the same system can be seen as Microsoft lacking confidence in their new UI and the Metro environment in general, which can discourage developers.
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post #13 of 89
I tried out win 7 developer preview, and I liked it alot. I didn't mind metro once I got used to it. It really wasn't a big deal. I hardly ever search through the start menu anyways, I normally just type for the program I want. Which I was still able to do, so I was not bothered. But boy was it fast, I tried it out on a VM and it does not do it justice. Shutdown and Startup speeds on a normal HDD are phenomenal.

Only reason I am not using it currently is that I was missing drivers, mainly the one for the wireless card. So I am using windows 7 at least until drivers mature. redface.gif

If it were up to me, I would use linux ph34r-smiley.gif
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If it were up to me, I would use linux ph34r-smiley.gif
It is up to you for what you decide to use
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It is up to you for what you decide to use

Only problem is my games tongue.gif
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I liked it for my HTPC. I'm not sure how it would be for my desktop though.
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post #17 of 89
One of the the PCs in the data center at work has windows 8 installed on it. I didn't even know it was windows until I saw internet explorer. I tried using it but the gui was just plain ugly and I felt like I was on a a malicious website with popup ads everywhere. I logged off and have not touched it since.

Maybe if I use it more I'll get used to it, but I'll never like it.
Edited by xxpenguinxx - 10/11/12 at 1:31pm
post #18 of 89
Using at work and at home. I like the new UI, however I do use Classic Start Menu at work

It works really well on a dual monitor setup, I run a 30" for my desktop and a 22 inch for my "metro" apps

I have seen a lot of people who complain about Windows 8 and I can understand why they are put off on it, but I will not be going back to 7 at either location

Interesting responses so far, I wonder if the numbers are surprising to Boinz.
post #19 of 89
I run it dual booted with my current win7 install, I didn't like the UI so I installed start8. I haven't really noticed any sort of difference in performance, just looks. Windows 8 itself seems fine, just packaged with a UI you can't change unless you use third party software.
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Looks like the majority has spoken at least on OCN, majority have tried and liked windows 8. Unless there's anyone else that wants to vote.
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