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[ZDNet] Just how much do people hate Windows 8?

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Some of you don’t like Windows 8. And thanks to Internet comments and social media, you have lots of ways to express your loathing. But a closer look at one well-known real-world rating says Windows 8 might be more popular than you think.

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I use to be that person, but after doing research on how games perform on it ill be upgrading soon.
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post #3 of 114
In short, people don't hate it as much as Vista, but it's no Windows 7.
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I don't see reason for anyone to hate it. Lots of minor improvements through-out and with StartIsBack($3-5 for multiple licenses) the start-screen can be 'fixed'.

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You got to hate something in order to love something else. Because Windows Vista "Sucked" Windows 7 was the favorite. Now Windows 8 "Sucks" and with time people will start to like the Next OS or Update.
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post #6 of 114
I went hardcore and didn't install a Start replacement and I don't miss it now.

Gotta let go, as I get older I realize keeping all those PS/2->USB adapters is kinda pointless.

I don't quite understand the Metro push for desktop, I bet 0.000001% of users have touchscreen monitors.
post #7 of 114
I hate windows 8 i will admit it lol and i even tried to like it just not gonna happen removed it from my moms laptop cause she hated it and a client bought a new pc and wanted windows 8 gone also. Its very buggy to on alot of software and with them giving you less control makes it hard to fix things sometimes.
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post #8 of 114
If I could make Windows 8 a 100% mirror to windows 7 layout (no Micky mouse setup) then I think I would like Windows 8 more than I do. I personally think this article is bought and paid for by Microsoft to try to drum up sales....the sales always tell the truth when you cut the OEM market out.
    
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post #9 of 114
when windows 7 does everything that i need it to do then why upgrade to windows 8 ? yes, eventually we all will upgrade to windows 8 but that time is not now.
windows 8 also encourages the use of touchscreen to interact and there are very few touchscreen based pc's and laptops so that is also a thing
    
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I hate it for obvious reasons.

My less computer suave friends that bought PC's hate it too, and not because of my reasons. But because I refuse to help them with their PC issue's as long as their running it on their systems. I have literally came very, very close to nearly punching one of their expensive monitors from rage with it's terrible design flaws. At that point, I made the decision to just not deal with it anymore. Ever. Under any circumstances.

And now I keep hearing rumors that MS is possibly going to kill the desktop mode all together in future OS's. If this is true... I may very well be done with Microsoft operating systems when Windows 7 support drops.
 
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