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why not use it? Is it not more secure

The increased security is one of the most significant problems I have with Windows 8.

Do you realize what an enormous pain in the ass it is to use unsigned/modified drivers with Windows 8? That alone is 10 times reason enough for me to not want on my main systems.

Security is the bane of user freedom and convience. Someone with five deadbolts on their front door may be marginally more secure, but the hassel is not remotely worth the trivial advantage.
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is it not better at memory management?

To a degree that I notice it more than it's annoyances? No.
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C'mon man you're on OCN, learn the shortcut keys for Win8, it makes life way easier. Dayum people, I expected more progressiveness from OCN members

There's a difference in being "progressive" and willingly allowing yourself to be sodomized by a AOL Kids ripoff of a live content management system for a desktop OS.
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I've been Running Windows 8 Pro since day of release and with Start8 its perfect, never had any issues. Love the fact i can switch from a normal desktop to METRO and take advantage of music and app store for FREE.

Its faster to boot than Windows 7 and has been rock solid for me. No Regrets thumb.gif
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People don't like change forced upon them. It's really that simple. Provide compelling reasons for people to choose to change and let the choice be theirs.

Honestly the whole Metro UI really isnt an issue for most OCN users, we are more than capable of doing the registry edits required to disable features like hot corners or charms bar. It's the average joe enduser that is forced to adapt.

I'm sure Microsoft anticipated this backlash and it's all part of their strategy. But regardless if you switched or not, Windows8 deserves it 'hated' status.
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My point is that I actually LIKE metro, the charms bar and hot corners. I wish there was an option for the old desktop to go away...
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My point is that I actually LIKE metro, the charms bar and hot corners. I wish there was an option for the old desktop to go away...

Buy a Windows RT device. smile.gif
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On my sig rig that is. I just wish all programs could be metro apps, I'd never use the desktop...
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On my sig rig that is. I just wish all programs could be metro apps, I'd never use the desktop...

Metro full screen apps? Forgive me for asking, is there way to run multiple apps side by side? I was under the impression they are totally full screen, and I can't imagine my whole screen being taken up by 1 window.
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Metro full screen apps? Forgive me for asking, is there way to run multiple apps side by side? I was under the impression they are totally full screen, and I can't imagine my whole screen being taken up by 1 window.

As far as I can tell they are all full screen, with no real option to close them. It annoys me to no end. I never use metro apps, even on my tablet.
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You can do two side by side but I usually run full screen apps in Win7 too (always have hated having a bunch of little windows open at once). For the way I use my computer metro works great. For others who have to have a billion open windows up all the time it is terrible which is why MS should just give us the option to run it anyway we want (ie a legacy mode for those people and a metro only mode for me)...
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