Originally Posted by GrizzleBoy
*Waiting for you to find the irony in stating your own personal situation and applying it globally, while trying to defend against a post that was poking fun at you stating your own personal situation and applying it globally*
My personal situation seems to apply to a lot more people than the people who have been defending 8...I only went to it because I was up for an OS reinstall anyway, had gotten a copy cheap/free and figured why not, I've asked many times why would anyone bother going to 8 even if they install ClassicShell and have yet to get a good reason apart from security, which doesn't really apply to most people...They'll still get malware on Windows 8 and probably would manage to on Linux as well if there was some on that.
And if it's just my personal situation that there aren't enough positives in Windows 8 to really warrant going for it except under certain circumstances, start listing the positives of it...There's not many over 7 and it generally comes down to Ribbon on Explorer, (Positive for some, negative for others) faster boot time, (Positive for some, not really worth worrying about for any with an SSD or who do other stuff when they turn their PC on) better security (Most of the population isn't going to notice that, and as I said above I doubt it's going to stop them getting malware) and a new look in most 1st party things. (Really worth upgrading Windows over?)
Originally Posted by deafboy
Config took all of a minute, if that.
I did it because I wanted to little upgrades that come with win8, and so far, it's been much faster than win7 for me.
Maybe I'm just hard to please.
How is it "much faster", by the way? Apart from a handful of new shortcuts and the like I can't imagine it'd be that much faster for anyone.
Originally Posted by 3930K
opinion != fact
Exactly what it boils down to, and going by the upgrade rates it's not worth it to a lot of people.
Originally Posted by tpi2007
Can somebody tell me if the picture viewer in Windows 8 can again properly view animated GIFs (that is, not a static image, but the animation) ? They removed that feature from Windows Vista and 7, quoting that very few people had photos in GIF format, but yet they kept it in for compatibility purposes, but left animated GIF viewing out.
If anybody can't see the irony here I'll explain how this is the kind of example that shows how out of touch with reality Microsoft is: GIFs have survived until this day because of the popularity of animated GIFs, not because of still photos stored in that format. So, while their assessment of the low usage of still photos stored in GIF format is right, their approach to leave the most important feature out, making you have to open IE, and only view one at a time, is testament to their completely backwards approach.
If this is how they want to conquer the cool and trendy tablet market, you take a wild guess why they aren't doing too well.
That's why they took that feature out? Seriously? That has to be one of the stupidest things I've ever heard.