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"Desktop users"* have Windows 7.

You want your mouse and keyboard orientated super OS, there it is. You're free to use it with official support for almost a decade from now.

Meanwhile, MS is trying out a new design paradigm that includes touch to take advantage of all the touch enabled mobile devices that are becoming common.


*Silly assertion that "Desktop users" are not capable of liking Windows 8.
Edited by GrizzleBoy - 3/24/13 at 2:38pm
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Originally Posted by Raven Dizzle View Post

Seriously, this is getting old. If you hate it so much, why do you keep discussing it? You remind me of the children on The Walking Dead forums over at IMDB. Hate it, yet can't stop discussing it. Pathetic to be honest.

Welcome to the Internet. It seems your new here. I'll see if I can help you get acclimated.

This website you're on right now is called a forum. It's for discussing opinions, some of which may vary from your own. Now that we've established the basics, it's time to look at your use of the word "hate."

I, personally, do not and will never "hate" a piece of software. I doubt anyone in the world actually, truly hates Windows 8. It just seems silly to hate an operating system, don't you think? What we have here are individual preferences. For example, I dislike Windows 8 and see room for improvement. I'm betting that the fellow you quoted feels the same way. So we make statements to that effect, in the hope that, eventually, the changes that we desire will be implemented. Believe it or not, companies have been known to adjust their products to meet consumer demand.

Happy to help.
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Originally Posted by VulcanDragon View Post

Unless they bring back boot-to-desktop and Start menu functionality, then I will continue to not give a rat's patoot about Windows 8.x.

But hey MS, thanks for that updated Paint app. Yeah, that's what got everybody all upset about Windows 8...how inferior Paint was to the prior versions. rolleyes.gif

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Welcome to the Internet. It seems your new here. I'll see if I can help you get acclimated.

This website you're on right now is called a forum. It's for discussing opinions, some of which may vary from your own. Now that we've established the basics, it's time to look at your use of the word "hate."

I, personally, do not and will never "hate" a piece of software. I doubt anyone in the world actually, truly hates Windows 8. It just seems silly to hate an operating system, don't you think? What we have here are individual preferences. For example, I dislike Windows 8 and see room for improvement. I'm betting that the fellow you quoted feels the same way. So we make statements to that effect, in the hope that, eventually, the changes that we desire will be implemented. Believe it or not, companies have been known to adjust their products to meet consumer demand.

Happy to help.

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That and/or Start8 or any of the others and done. What other complaints are there with 8 besides metro and not booting to desktop? I am really asking, those two have been addressed with a 3rd party program, what are the next complaints?

Yes, the ability to customize is nice, but I shouldn't have to resort to modding my OS to restore functionality that every previous OS had standard.
    
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Yes, the ability to customize is nice, but I shouldn't have to resort to modding my OS to restore functionality that every previous OS had standard.

Exactly this. I honestly expected Microsoft to realize this huge mistake and release an update that allowed you to pick between a windows 7 desktop and the windows 8 desktop. Guess I was wrong.
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If touchscreen monitors become common as in replace everything else i might consider this dumbgrade but only if the following command is included

- Headbutt. Slamming your forhead against the screen stops whatever process is running in full screen mode.
 
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Why are people getting mad at enhanced functionality for touch screens jesus christ

You realize that people who DON'T have touch-enabled devices are becoming a minority, right?

Windows 8 has its quirks, but it's a step in the right direction. It's an OS that works just as well with a mouse as it does with a touchscreen. People just don't like it because they're used to the same UI that MS has been rehashing over and over again since 1995. Some of you need to learn how to embrace change. There will be a lot of changes in your life. You might have to move out of your mom's garage soon, for instance.

Personally, I like Windows 8 because it's faster, and I thought that's what being an enthusiast was all about. But apparently, it's about spending a couple hundred bucks every few years for something that's almost exactly the same as its predecessor.
    
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God...... it is looking like mac might come back from the grave with this.

Who else feels like corporations are TRYING to make stupid and suicidal decisions?

Asus has killed their once awesome CS department

Apple is still charging the same ridiculous price for computers even though they can not get viruses and break down pretty easily. ((((Speaking of which....if anyone wants a laugh look up apple stock and look at a 5 year chart))))

Razer can't make drivers worth a crap.

Memory companies have jacked up the prices WAYYYYY too much on DDR3 memory.

And now windows with their stupid STUPID windows 8 design.

Cloud computing and storage is a joke beyond jokes.

Are people trying to go out of business? Maybe people feel like the 2008 recession is now ending and they are trying to bring it back by being as mental as possible.
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How dare people express their distaste. rolleyes.gif
Yes, the ability to customize is nice, but I shouldn't have to resort to modding my OS to restore functionality that every previous OS had standard.
To a certain extent, I've had to do that before. Windows XP borked the control panel and the desktop, and for years, the first thing I did anytime I reinstalled XP was to turn off "category view" and the unused icon cleanup "feature" so that I could actually see all of the control panels and not worry about XP taking my icons off the desktop because it decided I didn't use them enough.
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I was once a Windows 8 Hater, but mainly just against metro. I currently have Windows 8 installed on my desktop and use Start8. It boots straight to the desktop and i never really have to worry about metro unless i open a pdf.
You all can keep thinking that windows 7 is faster than windows 8, but Windows 7 never went from POST to desktop in 5 seconds flat on bootup for me.
Windows 7 boots in 25 seconds on an ordinary hard drive for me. A few extra seconds of boot time doesn't outweigh paying good money for an incomplete, poorly designed one-size-fits-all OS that you have to buy an add-on to get the proper functionality for. In any case, I rarely shut down my desktop and my laptop has a Momentus XT in it, rendering the OS boot time almost irrelevant in either case.
     
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