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Hi Enterprise and All,
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Windows 8 is essentially a great OS and there are improvements over Windows 7. All MS need to do is give users a choice between Metro and Classic interface which is what the will be doing, however it is something they should have done from the start. 

I fully agree with you. I also don;t really care for the file system. If I want to view a file or alter the properties or edit it, I want the ability to do so without having to burrow down after it. I made a shortcut for Computer on the semi-desktop and that works pretty well for file access etc., but honestly not giving the end user the option to choose was Win 8's biggest downfall. I still have 7 on most of my machines because it is just easier to use. Let's face it even with a lower end desktop cpu today's systems are fast enough to not have that much of an issue with file handling time. Granted there are cases when max hardware is needed but that does not really relate to the OS. Win 8 is not a bad OS it is solid and reliable but it changed the way too many things were done at one time. This makes it difficult to learn, thus not received well. And yes it is touch screen-centric. This also should have been optional or at the very least offered some form of adjustment to tailor it to the system it was installed on.

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Windows 8 is essentially a great OS and there are improvements over Windows 7. All MS need to do is give users a choice between Metro and Classic interface which is what the will be doing, however it is something they should have done from the start. 

I agree 100%.

But if they did that, then Windows 8 would have been nothing more than Windows 7 Service Pack 2.
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Cautiously optimistic about these changes to "key elements".

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I agree 100%.

But if they did that, then Windows 8 would have been nothing more than Windows 7 Service Pack 2.

Or Vista SP4?
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Trying to find a source to where Microsoft "admits failure". It does need work if it isn't catching on with the masses, but it isn't quite a failure.
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I agree 100%.

But if they did that, then Windows 8 would have been nothing more than Windows 7 Service Pack 2.

not really. all those additional ui options would still be there. they just wouldn't be shoved in your face and forced on you in contexts that they are not suitable for
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I wanted to try win 8, but by the time I got around to buying it, price was already equal to win 7. Since I already had win 7 retail version, it was not worth it for me price wise.
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W8 is a godsend aside from its modern UI, which is laughably easy to eliminate and never have to deal with. It's sure making IT managers' jobs a lot easier when it comes to technical issues such as printers.
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Or Vista SP4?

True also. thumb.gif
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