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I was just wondering how people who have windows 8 feel about it. Any compatibility issues or bugs with games or programs? Reason I ask is because I plan to upgrade my computers hard drives and my school gives me the choice of downloading both windows 7 ultimate and windows 8. So any reason to make the switch to windows 8?
    
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I use it and like it. Besides faster boot times it really isn't worth it. I get bored so I like new things. Maybe wait until Windows B life comes out.
 
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I use it and like it. Besides faster boot times it really isn't worth it. I get bored so I like new things. Maybe wait until Windows B life comes out.

Edit:

Windows Blue comes out.
 
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Edit:

Windows Blue comes out.

windows blue? Is this the "make it up to you" version of windows that microsoft seems to release with every other installment of windows?
    
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I have had it running on a few machines, and I was impressed. I liked the lack of Aero (theme'ing in general), however I never used the live tiles. I installed pokki and ran on desktop mode the entire time.
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I just installed Pro on a client's new build. Looks like all the obligatory 7 tweaks are still intact. It also seems noticeably quicker than 7. Haven't done much on it yet though.

My first snag is Mozilla Firefox hanging every time I load a page. mad.gif Yay Microsoft........
    
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The only issue I had was with my wireless headphone drivers, though thats not Microsoft's fault that's Creative not willing to support their products. I actually have gotten used to metro, I just customized all my tiles to mimic my desktop. They're all grouped together in certain categories Games/Media/Overclocking tools etc. The faster boot up times with and SSD are pretty sweet, trying to get the Ultra Fast boot option to work but no luck yet. Also with the new kernel for Win8 everything seems to run a lot smoother. One more thing enable "godMode" and you can tweak to your hearts content.

P.S the new task manager is amazing.
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Many say you loose a bit of FPS in some games. BF3 For example. I tried the OS myself and found it to be very annoying with all there "Features" that are mostly needed for Tablet's. I say stick with Windows 7 and/or try Ubuntu. Great OS and Great stability. Windows Blue is a Free OS "From what I have heard" so that is always a option upon release.
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as windows 8 user, i like it much. i guess that, the swipe gestures are bit weird on the mouse. i use shortcuts for a few things, and it seems to work better that way. the new progress bars are great, and the boot times are faster. i like the start manu alot, and the ease at which i can change my account settings and find programs. after using the "exploded" metro UI start menu, i sometimes wonder how i got along fine with the previous start menu, and the "all programs" lists.

i only play guild wars 2 right now, but on my steam account, the leisure suit larry alpha runs well (for an alpha), and saint's row: the third runs well. i replayed through both borderlands games, without issues.

overall, i like it - i also own the surface tablet, and have yet to move my alt pc over to windows 8 (i think i may leave 7 on there, just in case). occasionally my hitachi 2TB doesn't show up, but it also has a click of death, and it's definitely a HDD issue for that. i enjoyed the 12 minute first time setup on my SSD, also.
Edited by rgrwng - 3/27/13 at 1:57pm
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Thanks for all the replies everyone. I still don't feel completely sold on windows 8. To me it seems to get the best experience you would need a touch screen or at the very least a mouse with "touchscreen" gestures. I think my hardware could handle the switch to windows 8 if I really wanted to do so. Most of you seem to enjoy windows 8, so maybe I will give it a shot later on. Guess I'll run windows 7 until then.
    
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