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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 #381 of 711
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Originally Posted by rashbeep View Post

i essentially use the start screen as a fancy application launcher. works for me.

I use the start screen to log out, and to run metro stuff like Minesweeper. For everything else I just open Launchy with alt-F2 (custom setting) and type the name of the program I want to launch.
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upgraded to W8. No issues.
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post #383 of 711
Probably, sooner or later. it is inevitable especially when the time comes when a game is for windows 8 only.
post #384 of 711
"Simple question is are you switching to Windows 8 tomorrow? Why or Why not"

No. Windows 8 is going to be a massive failure that's going to make Microsoft long for the days of a launch as successful as Vista(, hey you asked why). Coupled with Valves decision to embrace OS agnosticism I think that in the next five year Debian linux distros(especially Ubuntu) may actually work as gaming platforms.
post #385 of 711
Best OS I used.
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post #386 of 711
not really what's the point just have icons that take all of your screen?
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post #387 of 711
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Jarhead View Post

"Simple question is are you switching to Windows 8 tomorrow? Why or Why not"
No. Windows 8 is going to be a massive failure that's going to make Microsoft long for the days of a launch as successful as Vista(, hey you asked why). Coupled with Valves decision to embrace OS agnosticism I think that in the next five year Debian linux distros(especially Ubuntu) may actually work as gaming platforms.

I guess you haven't seen how many licenses of 8 have been sold so far... lol

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not really what's the point just have icons that take all of your screen?

not sure you know what you are talking about here.
post #388 of 711
I found Win 8 on an SSD to be super fast but the UI was the slow part so meny clicks to do anything and no option to make the desktop mode default so will not be buying a copy the RT was nice and speedie but at the moment I'm more than happy with Windows 7 even if it is a little bit slower.
    
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Originally Posted by arranmc182 View Post

I found Win 8 on an SSD to be super fast but the UI was the slow part so meny clicks to do anything and no option to make the desktop mode default so will not be buying a copy the RT was nice and speedie but at the moment I'm more than happy with Windows 7 even if it is a little bit slower.

There are plenty of 5$ programs if you must have desktop full time. Like start8 and couple others out there
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not sure you know what you are talking about here.

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