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Windows 8 is complete and utter garbage. And I feel like I'm being generous by holding back my feelings about Windows 8 that much.

I purchased a cheap laptop a few months ago and it had this atrocity for an OS installed on it. Within 30 minutes I installed a spare copy of Windows 7 on it. It was the most annoying computer experience since I had to RMA 1/2 the parts on the last rig I built.

I at least tolerated Vista on one of my old PCs, and it wasn't nearly as bad as Windows 8. I've used every windows since the original windows, and before that DOS. And Windows 8 is by far the worst designed OS out of all of them. Windows 2000 was pretty bad too, and its a close second behind 8.

I'm going to assume you meant to say Windows ME not 2000.
 
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I'm going to assume you meant to say Windows ME not 2000.

Yeah I did mean ME.
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Yeah I did mean ME.

I used ME for a little while. It was not good as far as I can remember. But its too far in the past to compare it with 8. 8 aint THAT bad, there is just more annoyances in it than its worth enduring considering the win 7 is about the same without these annoyances.
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Windows 8, Xbox One, Apple, EA, , CoD, Cloud Computing, DRM - threads debating these subjects are always a hit on OCN. If only we could manage to make a thread where we talk about all of these at once. It will be one thread to rule them all.
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Windows 8, Xbox One, Apple, EA, , CoD, Cloud Computing, DRM - threads debating these subjects are always a hit on OCN. If only we could manage to make a thread where we talk about all of these at once. It will be one thread to rule them all.

The Xbox One will be running Apple OSX with Windows 8 in bootcamp all thanks to cloud computing allowing for EA (who recently bought Activision)to launch the latest CoD game with the much appreciated DRM and of course word of DLC already available prior to the launch.

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I used ME for a little while. It was not good as far as I can remember. But its too far in the past to compare it with 8. 8 aint THAT bad, there is just more annoyances in it than its worth enduring considering the win 7 is about the same without these annoyances.

Agreed, ME was an unstable piece of crap that rarely worked for anyone, 8 has a few annoying things and little to warrant an upgrade over 7 for most people.
    
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It's still subjective, some people would be insanely annoyed by the ribbon in explorer...Some people still complain about it in Office.

i still think the ribbon idea was incredibly dumb. "hey let's add another click to every step you do and call that progress. and instead of conceptually organizing features, let's add a bunch of ambiguous icons you have to interpret." for some reason they didn't bother to include it in osx and kept the old menu in osx.

honestly, i think the ribbon is another example of ms making a drastic change just for the sake of differentiation. i remember it came out when "open office" came out. i think it kind of shows that often ms just creates ui changes for marketing reasons (it's "different"), even if the ui change ends up being crappy and inefficient. i mean, if it was so central to the experience, why is the ribbon not in osx?
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You're all a bunch of dumb !@#$%^& kids. I work in IT at a Fortune 100 company, and have been using computers since I was a kid and the main OS was DOS and Windows 3.1.

Sure does not sound like one.

Or you are just way too emotional for internet forums if you get THAT excited about people not liking ribbon. Is that Fortune 100 company you happen to work for Microsoft perhaps ?
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I have and enjoy Windows 8 Pro MCE on my laptop. It's stable and I have had no issues with it outside of a couple of intel installers. But Windows 7 will stay on my desktop. It's just "too mobile" for me to use it seriously on my desktop.
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In my month's worth of experience, Windows 8 is just flat out annoying on a laptop.
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