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Poll Results: Switching to Windows 8?

 
  • 30% (275)
    Yes
  • 46% (428)
    No
  • 9% (87)
    Maybe (and I have tried it)
  • 13% (121)
    Maybe (and I HAVEN't tried it)
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post #101 of 711
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Originally Posted by zephiK View Post

You replace Internet Explorer with Google Chrome, Firefox.
Bad browsing experience = bad windows experience.
Installing programs is apart of the "windows desktop" please stop using this as an excuse that just because you have to install something after you setup your desktop and that makes the OS bad.
Yes I know that Microsoft took out the Start bar and was a stupid decision of them to do so. But overlooking that, the OS is pretty polished in terms of under the hood and other changes that have significantly improved for desktops.

completely disagree as chrome is an alternative choice that I use on windows so I have a seamless browsing experience between 3 pc's, galaxy s3, and an iPad. (many things still use IE example: WoW's launcher goes through IE...so IE is still being used hence why chrome is an alternative)

Installing software to enable a start menu and boot up into the desktop is something totally different and not intended as microsoft removed it to force people to use metro

also there is no evidence of 8 being better than 7 in gaming. *YET*
Edited by Descadent - 10/25/12 at 6:03pm
post #102 of 711
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completely disagree as chrome is an alternative choice that I use on windows so I have a seamless browsing experience between 3 pc's, galaxy s3, and an iPad. (many things still use IE example: WoW's launcher goes through IE...so IE is still being used hence why chrome is an alternative)
Installing software to enable a start menu and boot up into the desktop is something totally different and not intended as microsoft removed it to force people to use metro
also there is no evidence of 8 being better than 7 in gaming. *YET*
And Start8/Pokki/ClassicShell is an alternative choice to Microsoft's Metro Start menu.

Microsoft isnt forcing anyone to use metro, there is desktop mode and brings it back to the whole "desktop experience."
post #103 of 711
I think if microsoft wants windows 8 to be a hit, it should just be 20 bucks for the "home premium" comparable edition. People arent going to switch when they are content with windows 7 to begin with. I would gladly pay the 20 bucks to get it as a download, not an upgrade though. I would dual boot with windows 7, and if I was content with it, I would just phase away from windows 7 and maybe delete it.

They aren't going to be very successful with this with their price, especially when people dont like the though of it in the first place.

I will only get it if they sold it super cheap and not as an upgrade.
 
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I might for my laptop. Been running the RP for a while on it and I like it well enough, have no probs running it or any games etc. I'll probably stick to 7 for my desktop though.
 
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People seem to have only just got windows 7 running without problems. I might wait for the dust to settle before I decide. rolleyes.gif
post #106 of 711
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People seem to have only just got windows 7 running without problems. I might wait for the dust to settle before I decide. rolleyes.gif

If they put it on sale, I will grab it. Especially if I am sure all my programs and stuff will be compatible. I am not one of these irrational windows 8 bashers.
 
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I purchased it two days ago and set it up. I must say I am quite enjoying it. It is weird at first, but definitely lighter on resources and overall pleasing to the eyes.

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If I can't disable metro I want no part of it. Happy with windows 7.
 
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Originally Posted by zephiK View Post

I have to go out of my way to download a <10mb program and taking <10 seconds to install?
I don't care about the average Joe, we're on overclock.net not underclock.net
You have to pay for start 8. The other two I am unfamiliar with.
post #110 of 711
I hope to get it. Micro Center had a sale. Win 8 Pro for $35.

However, I do feel like it's made for touch screens and tablets. I tried it at a local Staples, the touch one feels better than the normal.
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