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You still have to learn some new things, for example how to config Classic Start and for very little positives.
Then why bother installing it at all? It takes time to install and set up that stuff.

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.
 
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Yeah, why should any PC enthusiast ever do anything that is time consuming?

Why even buy a PC in the first place? Why not just get an iPad or something?

more like "why should i waste money on an upgrade that offers no noticeable performance increase other than boottime and has annoying ui elements"
opinion != fact
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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.
 
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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.

Nope, no animated GIFs in Windows 8 Photo Viewer.
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Nope, no animated GIFs in Windows 8 Photo Viewer.

Thanks! Rep+

Figures. Microsoft, meet Tumblr, you can learn a few things on current trends from them.

Also: Marissa Mayer announces Yahoo Tumblr acquisition via animated GIF
 
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Not surprised. People are extremely adverse to change.

Also, a lot of businesses are just now upgrading from XP, and Windows 8 obviously isn't meant for office environments.

Enters Windows 8 related thread. Sees another comment about people being "adverse to change."

*Leaves thread*
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Enters Windows 8 related thread. Sees another comment about the start menu not being there.

*Leaves thread*

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*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?)
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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.
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opinion != fact

Exactly what it boils down to, and going by the upgrade rates it's not worth it to a lot of people.
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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.

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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.
    
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Yes a step forward in the wrong direction, windows 8 was a flop and really there is no denying that.
For one reason, and one reason only. The stupid start screen. Once you fix that problem, windows 8 is better in literally every possible way.

I have said it since day one that this was announced, the "tablet overlay" as I called it, aka the start SCREEN, is completely and utterly useless in a desktop environment. MS made an epic mistake forcing this on non-touch screen devices. The OS should be aware of whether or not it is on a touch enabled device, and if not, revert to a windows 7 style start menu. This simple change would have saved this OS from the embarrassment and horrible reviews.


The OS on its own is damn good.
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XP shall not die! LOL

i don't care about W8 at all, because I will probably never use it, but it's good to see w7 finally taking over from XP. My work is scheduled to finally update to 7 from XP by years end.
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