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I have had zero usability issues. I like Windows 8 as much as I like Windows 7.

According to the general consensus of this thread though, I must be some sort of genius.

Because it's completely just a question of brains, not that a GUI is subjective and just plain annoying to use for some people.rolleyes.gif
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In the end it really wouldn't hurt them to give users the option but for some reason they seem to be going in the same direction as Apple is, having some kind of an ideology about how their products are supposed to be used and then pushing that on every single customer. And there really isn't any point to restricting options except catering to some big egos at MS.

That's partially why I also believe they might be trying to move to a closed system too, they're clearly copying Apple something fierce with Windows 8 (Unified OS, Store, etc) and that's pretty much the thing Apple has done and proven can work while maintaining a massive marketshare. Honestly, MS being so bad about letting us use a start menus
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How many Win8 hate threads do we really need at this point? We get it, you're sticking with Win7. So stick with it and stop posting useless Win8 rants... rolleyes.gif

Seriously. This has been talked to death. If this was an article on poor sales or something like that I would say go ahead and post it. This is not a real objective study, it is an opinion peace, and is just bait for another W7 v W8 discussion. I think the U.I. changes in W8 blow and I won't be switching anytime soon. I still don't feel the need to tell everyone, every day, how wrong they are for switching.

I agree, except as far as I can tell very few people are actually saying that and are just saying something like "Prove to me that it actually is better" or "Why can't we have the choice?"
    
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So right after you claim that this is a bait for a Windows 7 vs 8 debate you give your own opinion of the issue. Nice. And you're implying people are wrong for upgrading to 8.
English not your first language?

English is my first language. I think what you meant to say was grammar is not my priority. I was typing on my phone anyway, so that's where the no comes from. In a professional setting then the correct you're is ok(actually no one cares in a professional setting either) but frankly I don't care on Overclock and neither should you.

Don't worry, when you get in the real world you'll understand.
    
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So right after you claim that this is a bait for a Windows 7 vs 8 debate you give your own opinion of the issue. Nice. And you're implying people are wrong for upgrading to 8.

In no way did I imply it is wrong to switch to W8. The inclusion of my opinion is merely to show it is possible to dislike W8 and not systematically post rants about why W7 is better in EVERY W8 thread. No claims required, this thread is obviously bait for a W7 v W8 flame war.
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After playing with windows 8 a bit, really they didn't change anything. Just the start menu is now a screen.

The start screen as Microsoft wanted me to use it is a terrible idea. It's a screen full of ads for Microsoft services. Once you delete every single default link on the start screen (other than the desktop link) and put some links to your most used programs and folders on there, it's actually kind of nice.
My primary complaint is that it now takes more clicks to shut off the computer. I always shut off a computer when I'm not using it, so it would have been best to be able to put a nice big shiny red "power" button on the start screen.
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After playing with windows 8 a bit, really they didn't change anything. Just the start menu is now a screen.
The start screen as Microsoft wanted me to use it is a terrible idea. It's a screen full of ads for Microsoft services. Once you delete every single default link on the start screen (other than the desktop link) and put some links to your most used programs and folders on there, it's actually kind of nice.
My primary complaint is that it now takes more clicks to shut off the computer. I always shut off a computer when I'm not using it, so it would have been best to be able to put a nice big shiny red "power" button on the start screen.

Make your own shutdown shortcut, it's not hard.

http://www.techrepublic.com/photos/slideshow-set-up-a-windows-8-shutdown-shortcut/6349799
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After playing with windows 8 a bit, really they didn't change anything. Just the start menu is now a screen.
The start screen as Microsoft wanted me to use it is a terrible idea. It's a screen full of ads for Microsoft services. Once you delete every single default link on the start screen (other than the desktop link) and put some links to your most used programs and folders on there, it's actually kind of nice.
My primary complaint is that it now takes more clicks to shut off the computer. I always shut off a computer when I'm not using it, so it would have been best to be able to put a nice big shiny red "power" button on the start screen.

1. Ctrl+I. I meant Windows Key + I .... (my fingers are stupid). Click the power button and behold, magic.

Is it more involving to use? Yes. But you get used to it eventually.
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Actually if your not having problems your not a power user.
I say the same thing to people at work when they switch from Windows to Macosx. Some people switch fine, meaning they are either older or not a power user. They have no concept of moving through an OS fast. They just exist and read email. Some people struggle for weeks because they actually no how to use an OS.
If you don't have problems then your not a power user. It basically means you point and click everything without using hot keys, hot corners, search, etc. It also means your not good at multi tasking.

Rubbish.
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I've tried Win8, I didn't like it, back to winxp for me until other non microsoft options mature a bit more.
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That is pathetic staying on such a ancient and obsolete os. Move to 7 at the very minimal and get with the times. And don't you dare say XP is better and more secure then 7.
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That is pathetic staying on such a ancient and obsolete os. Move to 7 at the very minimal and get with the times. And don't you dare say XP is better and more secure then 7.
XP didn't have nearly as terrible of a menu system, and the copy of microsoft word back then didn't have those terrible toolbars.
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