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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 #41 of 89
Call me slow or behind the times, but I just discovered Rainmeter and I am now wondering if W8 could have been designed a bit better. I like W8. But I wonder if they could have had it boot up to the desktop mode and overlayed the live tiles over the desktop. No start button, but right click > show tiles would have done well. Then you could have the tiles appear and be scrollable like they are now. You can leave them up or right click >hide tiles. I wouldn't mind if MS bought Rainmeter and infused it into the OS code.

The only fault with this idea is that it doesn't really branch very well into the mobile market. W8 is superb for tablets etc. I really like my WP7 Lumia 900 and cant wait to see how WP8 has improved. But I'm hoping W8 receives some updates that will stream line some things that it currently does. I also think from a shear code point of view, it is much better. Leaner, quicker, better utilites.

Guess we will see what the general public thinks over the next few months once its officially released later this month.

So far my grade is B- as it is cool improvements and innovation, but execution is below expectation. but this is judging from the RP
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I went on the MSI website to check for MOBO driver updates...they have drivers available for Win8 already. So I'm thinking that drivers will be available without issue. NVIDIA was providing W8 drivers ever since the CP.
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post #43 of 89
Tried the RTM, it was decent, but I'll wait for the finished version. (because unlike Microsoft, I actually know what RTM means)
    
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post #44 of 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by nathris View Post

Tried the RTM, it was decent, but I'll wait for the finished version. (because unlike Microsoft, I actually know what RTM means)

Lol, see what you did there.

If you were having issues then you might need to install the cumulative patch that came out last week.
post #45 of 89
I vote for the "Tried it: Indifferent about it".

Like others have said, some things are liked and some things are not.
 
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post #46 of 89
You need to add a poll option for "Tried it, want to like it, like a lot of things about it, but still hate it".
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post #47 of 89
after installing Start8 it's been great
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post #48 of 89
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darius Silver View Post

I vote for the "Tried it: Indifferent about it".
Like others have said, some things are liked and some things are not.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post

You need to add a poll option for "Tried it, want to like it, like a lot of things about it, but still hate it".

The point of these 3 choices was to draw a clear distinction of how you feel about the operating system. If you're using it, you like it enough to use it. If you're not using the OS, you dislike it enough to not use it. And if you haven't experienced the OS first hand, well then you haven't tried it.

The poll was also to be as clear cut as possible for the sake of ALL the ridiculous petty arguments on OCN regarding the OS;

"OMG I don't like metro"
"OMG you're hating"
"I just don't like it"
"I bet you haven't even tried it"
"I have tried it, don't like"
"I makes me more productive"
"You're stupid"

I'm sure we're all sick of the same phrases and arguments and attitudes repeated.

I also wanted the clear opinion of a forum full of computer enthusiasts, power users, software developers, people that actually know how to dig deep and criticize an operating system at its core. Not to mention we're the ones that have to install, fix, and troubleshoot these OS's.

So it seems that the majority of people that have tried Windows 8 are liking it, especially on a computer enthusiast forum.
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post #49 of 89
^^In that sense I guess I would side on "Like it" as I have been using it since the RP, but I still look at it like any other Microsoft OS with a big meh, it does what I need it to do.
Edited by Darius Silver - 10/15/12 at 3:20pm
 
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post #50 of 89
Didn't know about Start8, it looks very cool. Stop your messing about metro! wink.gif
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