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post #51 of 92
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Originally Posted by Seid Dark View Post

This is about the only problem for me with Windows 8. Everything else is superior compared to W7 and I even started to like the new start menu. I also like the integrated antivirus, it just works in the background without user intervention. OS feels really speedy, I notice the difference even with SSD.

Device Manager can be opened with a keystroke of Win+X+M in Windows 8. Other most used items in the control panel can be opened the same way. The control panel itself is Win+X+P.
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post #52 of 92
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See, this is when you know when someone hasn't given Windows 8 the time of day, even if they "used" it. Almost everything in Windows 8 can be done in LESS clicks than Windows 7. One noted exception is shutting down, but it's not like you do that all the time.

+1 This type of thing makes me want to punch a wall. It seems 90% of the people who have "tried" windows 8 never bother to take the time to learn how to do it properly.

As for shutdown just create a tile. Then it's 1 click which is less than windows 7.

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Device Manager can be opened with a keystroke of Win+X+M in Windows 8. Other most used items in the control panel can be opened the same way. The control panel itself is Win+X+P.

Or press win key and start typing "cont" and mash enter. Boom into control panel.

I find it so much easier to find which program I want to start when all I have to do is press the windows key (or win + Q) and look for a nice 500x500 tile instead of a size 12 font name.
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post #53 of 92
prefer 7, but 8 is good enough
    
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post #54 of 92
I prefer Windows 7 (not really) because I don't have to listen to people b**ch and moan about it every time I turn a corner.
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post #55 of 92
Windows 7.

It's just a shame. If Windows 8 had included an option to use the classic UI, nearly all this debate would be a moot point. Metro could have still been the default choice but everyone would be free to use whatever version of the UI they wanted. But no MS felt the need to remove user choice. All to provide a consistent platform with Surface and Windows Phone - two unproven technologies. When Surface and Windows Phone fail establish themselves in the tablet/phone markets this whole UI experiment is going to look even more foolish.
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post #56 of 92
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Originally Posted by BinaryDemon View Post

Windows 7.
It's just a shame. If Windows 8 had included an option to use the classic UI, nearly all this debate would be a moot point. Metro could have still been the default choice but everyone would be free to use whatever version of the UI they wanted. But no MS felt the need to remove user choice. All to provide a consistent platform with Surface and Windows Phone - two unproven technologies. When Surface and Windows Phone fail establish themselves in the tablet/phone markets this whole UI experiment is going to look even more foolish.

You still have the option to download at least half a dozen programs that will bring back the start menu some of which are free. Personally I uninstalled the four that I tried within a day or less because I found that Metro is a better system.
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post #57 of 92
Windows 8 is great, but you need ViStart or Start8 for it, no other sensible thing can be said. Metro UI doesn't improve efficiency it removes it! Frankly Microsoft seems to be taking steps backward while Ubuntu steps forward each time, even with their online store which came out before Microsofts. Nobody wants stupid apps on your PC from Metro UI, it's silly. Anyways Ubuntu is set to take off with Steam being in beta, and when things do take off for Linux then Microsoft will be in serious trouble, why would anyone use Office over Libre? The only reason is more people use it, but take that away by giving Ubuntu appeal etc. and......... hell

Ahem, sorry, I must also say I preferred Gnome2 and Compiz along with Synaptic for Ubuntu, so much simpler for me and easier to add PPA's and other various stuff, Gnome-Shell is just nutty IMO and reminds me of Metro UI, but even then it's a step ahead. That's why Microsoft is in trouble, Ubuntu is now 1 step ahead, just 1 though, and Microsoft could easily see this but ignored it. I'm not saying they'll take over the PC market, but certainly they make Windows look bad.
post #58 of 92
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Originally Posted by 32oz View Post

I prefer Windows 7 (not really) because I don't have to listen to people b**ch and moan about it every time I turn a corner.
haha good one

so true

What good is this thread for? To listen to people argue????? Its like a Nvidia vs AMD thread doh.gif
Edited by Swolern - 11/21/12 at 2:37am
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post #59 of 92
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Windows 8 is great, but you need ViStart or Start8 for it, no other sensible thing can be said. Metro UI doesn't improve efficiency it removes it! Frankly Microsoft seems to be taking steps backward while Ubuntu steps forward each time, even with their online store which came out before Microsofts. Nobody wants stupid apps on your PC from Metro UI, it's silly. Anyways Ubuntu is set to take off with Steam being in beta, and when things do take off for Linux then Microsoft will be in serious trouble, why would anyone use Office over Libre? The only reason is more people use it, but take that away by giving Ubuntu appeal etc. and......... hell
Ahem, sorry, I must also say I preferred Gnome2 and Compiz along with Synaptic for Ubuntu, so much simpler for me and easier to add PPA's and other various stuff, Gnome-Shell is just nutty IMO and reminds me of Metro UI, but even then it's a step ahead. That's why Microsoft is in trouble, Ubuntu is now 1 step ahead, just 1 though, and Microsoft could easily see this but ignored it. I'm not saying they'll take over the PC market, but certainly they make Windows look bad.

Um, go in a linux thread maybe?
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Tried it since launch, couldn't resist a $30 upgrade. Found myself adding the start button back in after about 2 days, and since then using the metro interface less and less. I used it to check my mail, the news, and the weather forecast and that was about it. I've searched for new apps once or twice but found it a rather depressing experience (Hey I couldn't find the app you're looking for, so instead I've filled the entire god damn screen with ten thousand other slightly relevant apps you don't actually want to see at all).

Working with some Win7 VM's at work made me realize how much I actually miss aero flip, and how appalling the desktop interface actually looks compared to 7. And as I mostly use my rig for gaming, surfing the web and listening to music I think the visual experience also comes into play, when you decide if you like an OS or not. This combined with just about 3 useful features added and a lot removed I just couldn't stand using that step-back of an OS any longer and went back to 7 today.


Maybe I'll give it another try if M$ brings out an update with a start button and a choice if the user wants a year 2002 or 2012 interface.. Oh, and Aero Flip (or at least a good substitute).
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