Originally Posted by Raven Dizzle
You're wrong, I'm right. The desktop loads as soon as the computer does; the hard drive spinning up when you click on it after idle is called being freaking idle. Just stop. You're oblivious, completely, to how it works. I've been using it since last January. I know exactly how it's working; and you DO know you could end/restart explorer.exe in 7, vista and XP, right? Sigh...I'd be tempted to call you an expletive that would hint at your lack of knowledge on the topic, but that'd get me an infraction. When you actually PROVE something with TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE of how it works, only then may you speak on it. Until then, stop babbling on what you've read on Wikipedia. Your hole is about to reach China, sir.
Now, as I said, taking my correct
knowledge and leaving this conversation, and you, in the hole you dug, as well as my block list. Goodbye
You seriously are misinforned, and his thing is proven..Do what he said, on Windows 8 too. You missed his entire point as well...
Originally Posted by 3930K
It's not doing worse than Vista, it's sold as many as Win 7! (In 6 months)
They've sold that many licenses
, how many of those licenses have been then sold to consumers? Usage statistics are under Vista, for sure..Especially since sales have dropped off sharply since launch.
Originally Posted by Blameless
I was talking about the OS itself, but I still think your numbers are high.
I've run stripped down XP on 256MiB machines without any issues, and 2k can run well, doing mostly the same things as XP, with as little as 128MiB of memory installed. Neither OS needs anywhere near 512MiB to be fast and responsive.
I've never seen XP fast on 256MiB RAM, and I've stripped it right down and got it working on machines well under-spec. (A Cyrix CPU rated at the speed of a 150Mhz Pentium for example)
And yes, it may run fine if you only open Explorer or something but that's not actually running fine...It's not what you'd do in the real world even on a machine of that vintage.
Originally Posted by PhantomTaco
I don't think I'll ever understand enthusiast reaction to change.
"Why do you guys hate square wheels? The old style round wheels are ancient! You're just scared of change!"
I'm happy for change when it's actually beneficial...Or if I can just not use it.
Originally Posted by ghostrider85
i think it's just about "jumping on the bandwagon"
everyone seems to hate it, so.., i might as well hate it.
..Or there's actual reason to hate it. This is by far the weakest argument I've had come up again and again.
Originally Posted by onoz
Not trying to start a flame war (and didn't go through the threads to see if one has already started), but can you name a few? Me, I only use Win8 for programming in VS 2012 while at work, and browsing/gaming/doing homework while at home. I see absolutely nothing "wrong" with Win8. Admittedly, I didn't like the new start menu when I first used it, but after using it for about 4 months, I actually think the Win7 start menu is "weird" whenever I go back to it. Aside from the start menu though, I found no difference between Win7 and Win8.
To each his own, right?
I don't doubt that many users (such as yourself) have problems *outside
* of the start menu, but for everyone else who actually only dislike Win8 for its start menu
, here's my reaction:
It's great apart from the start menu, and if you're going to facepalm because what works for you doesn't work for everyone else..well...Yeah. The way you (Or anyone) uses an OS is not universal, everyone is different...I know for me the Win8 start menu is a step back, you have to relearn a bunch of things to (At best) end up equal in speed and usability compared to WIn7. You put effort in for absolutely no gain.
Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric
There are legitimate reasons to dislike WIn8 from a productivity standpoint but only if you are a true power user (which most people on OCN claim to be
) but you have to be trying to do things well beyond the realm of the typical home entertainment PC to run into them and even still they aren't fatal flaws but mere annoyances IMO.
Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric
I think what people are missing is that MS didn't fail with the metro UI. They failed when they tried to force it on people. Adding an option to turn metro on or off is simply what they should've done from the beginning....
Exactly.Edited by Brutuz - 5/10/13 at 1:59am