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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 #31 of 89
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Originally Posted by mr. biggums View Post

In the metro screen or desktop screen? metro just brings up all app's, can't remember what the desktop brings up now since i'm in no mood to switch my boots now. Either way getting at my initial point they should just add in the standard start button, and give the user the option on initial setup. I like some of the benefits of windows 8 especially the ribbon menu's I just can't stand having to fly back and fourth between essentially two desktop's (one being crippled).

Both the metro screen and desktop screen. You have to make sure you are at the bottom right corner though.

I do agree some things need to have the shortcut on the start screen (power options is one of them). They also need an option at the beginning to set the default programs as Metro or desktop, not as users opening the files (that was annoying as hell, setting all the files to open in the desktop programs instead of the metro app AFTER it opens in the metro app). All I'm saying is that it's not the completely unusable piece of junk that many people make it out to be.

I don't get why you need to fly back and forth so much though. Start Screen for the most part should just be used to launch the programs that you need, no different from the Start Menu.
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post #32 of 89
Tried it, I found the improvements are almost irrelevant and the drawbacks in the form of a hybrid and irritating UI too many to ignore, so I won´t upgrade. Windows 7 is a pure desktop OS that will be supported for a long time so I don´t think I´m missing out. Honestly, the only way using Windows 8 would be bearable would be thanks to utilities such as Start8.
post #33 of 89
I am looking forward to windows 8. I like the interface personally.

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post #34 of 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tsumi View Post

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Originally Posted by mr. biggums View Post

In the metro screen or desktop screen? metro just brings up all app's, can't remember what the desktop brings up now since i'm in no mood to switch my boots now. Either way getting at my initial point they should just add in the standard start button, and give the user the option on initial setup. I like some of the benefits of windows 8 especially the ribbon menu's I just can't stand having to fly back and fourth between essentially two desktop's (one being crippled).

Both the metro screen and desktop screen. You have to make sure you are at the bottom right corner though.

I do agree some things need to have the shortcut on the start screen (power options is one of them). They also need an option at the beginning to set the default programs as Metro or desktop, not as users opening the files (that was annoying as hell, setting all the files to open in the desktop programs instead of the metro app AFTER it opens in the metro app). All I'm saying is that it's not the completely unusable piece of junk that many people make it out to be.

I don't get why you need to fly back and forth so much though. Start Screen for the most part should just be used to launch the programs that you need, no different from the Start Menu.

Most the time i'm flying back on accident (hitting the windows key or alt tabbing), and I didn't know about the very right bottom thank you for that. Either way i'm most likely going to sit back from this one I have it encase I do have the urge to use it but ultimately i'm more of a fan of 7, just going to wait out too see if sp1 changes anything in the future or just hold tight till 9 and see what that brings.
post #35 of 89
I've installed it and have been using it on a new rig for the past couple of weeks and I have to admit that I like the metro interface on a multi monitor setup. That said there are some drivers that are missing but I'm sure they will be available soon enough.

TechNet was supposed to have W8pro available today for download but I don't see it yet. Anyone have any info regarding this?
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post #36 of 89
When I saw the commercials, I hated it, as did my friend who got me hooked on OC'ing and OC.net. Once Enterprise Evaluation was released, we both tried it and changed our minds in less than a week of use. Once it goes live, I'm planning on bugging my friend who works at Microsoft for a cheap copy and possibly switching my Windows 7 key to a Windows 8 version as well.
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post #37 of 89
I wanted to try to RTM release, but sadly VMware kept crashing on me. I believe (or want to believe) that it is a improved Windows 7 and that all the hate was all Metro UI or people that just band-wagoned/sheeple just saying so.
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post #38 of 89
I tried it. I really liked it. Right now its not ready though. Once everything starts to support Windows 8 it will be good.
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post #39 of 89
i am trying it, and like it. the new Start menu i like now it is a full screen instead of the small window of icons. some of the more dynamic stuff like bing, or weather tiles animate, which give a nice feel to them.

im still getting the hang of closing apps - via swipe down with mouse or alt+f4 them. otherwise, i have a good experience using it. eyefinity works, but i think guild wars 2 in fullscreen (3x1 portrait) crashes the desktop or my video drivers. i have to play it windowed, because at fullscreen, when exiting or switching to windowed, it crashes, with a black screen.
post #40 of 89
I have a full version on my main rig (thank you MSDN AA) and I have to say I'm rather impressed. The whole OS is very snappy. My rig (with sad) boots in under 20 seconds (compared to closer to 30 with win7).

There are just a few things I don't like:

- I have found that even after SHUTTING DOWN my computer, it will power on after pressing a key on the keyboard. To me that doesn't make very much sense. It really bugs me because I have two computers at the same desk and I'll have the secondary keyboard in my lap, and I'll go to type something and use the one on the desk and my main rig turns on. Call it petty, but it just bugs the crap out of me.

- The default setting for my wireless card was to allow the OS to turn it off to conserve power. I realize this can be good for laptops, but I was beating my head through the wall trying to figure out why my wireless connection kept dropping every twenty minutes. Just kind of an odd way to have things set up IMO.

- lastly, I wish that the metro UI was ONLY used as a start menu. I Would see myself utilizing it so much more if it were this way, simply because I don't want to use full screen apps. That's why I have two monitors, so I can put all my windows up all over the place. Full screen apps belong on tablets and phones, not desktops.
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