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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 #241 of 711
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Another common comment. Care to quantify it? Why? What exactly is it you would see in service pack 1 that is not floating your boat in this current release? Or are you just repeating what you saw someone else post?

I'm not jumping the ship until i see notable performance increasements, if there are none i might as well stay with W7. As always there's gonna be issues found compability, security etc... it hasn't been around long enough for them to be found. I could deal with UI - that's not particulary big issue for me, however i wont be swapping it for my parents as more things to get used and they're not exactly tech type people i'll leave something that is same and ui they are used to.Fast Boot time is nice, but that doesnt matter for me as my pc runs 24/7 anyway and it's already fast enough with SSD.
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post #242 of 711
I tried Windows 8 the other day and I found the interface to be incredibly awkward and inefficient. I am considering buying the upgrade and Start8, but then again why pay for something that will be exactly the same as Windows 7...
post #243 of 711
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I tried Windows 8 the other day and I found the interface to be incredibly awkward and inefficient. I am considering buying the upgrade and Start8, but then again why pay for something that will be exactly the same as Windows 7...

In what way though. You press the windows key, choose your app or shortcut and your away. I can think of a Steve Jobs quote that might be relevant tongue.gif
post #244 of 711
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In what way though. You press the windows key, choose your app or shortcut and your away. I can think of a Steve Jobs quote that might be relevant tongue.gif

people afraid of something they aren't used too.
post #245 of 711
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Originally Posted by Descadent View Post

all games that worked on 7 work on 8

That is not true
post #246 of 711
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Originally Posted by HaiiYaa View Post

That is not true

Very true.

Games incompatible with Windows 8
post #247 of 711
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Very true.
Games incompatible with Windows 8

That's not an incompatible list. That's a list of games that have some issues. Even here on OCN people have BF3 working decently with Win8. Also, actually look at what games are on that list. At least 3/4 are quite old. I mean really "Doom II for Windows 95" is on that list.
 
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post #248 of 711
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Very true.
Games incompatible with Windows 8

Interesting list. I have at least 7 of those games listed, all of which work just fine on my fresh installed windows 8 system.

However, initially I "updated" to 8 and nothing worked. Fresh install fixed all that.
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post #249 of 711
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That's not an incompatible list. That's a list of games that have some issues. Even here on OCN people have BF3 working decently with Win8. Also, actually look at what games are on that list. At least 3/4 are quite old. I mean really "Doom II for Windows 95" is on that list.

Yes, I know. I play Rift on Windows 8 and it plays ... just plays about 10fps SLOWER that it does on Windows 7. And Rift is a modern, pay per play, game that receives constant updates.

But it is a list of games that has, as I listed it "incompatible" games. I never said they wouldn't work, just not work as well as they do on Windows 7.

And given some of the titles, we are talking games that effect tens of millions of people ... old and new.

People are free to use it as they will. But bottom line, Windows 8 isn't the "Holy Grail" operating system for gamers as some are trying to paint it as.
post #250 of 711
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people afraid of something they aren't used too.


Lol or we just do not like the change.
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