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Hey Tsumi, leave him alone.

Remember the time when Windows 7 launched and there were NO incompatibility issues?

Remember?

Remember how Windows 7 came with an "XP mode", because of perfect compatibility?

Remember?
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Windows 8 on my projector
*

win 8 on my monitor





Originally I thought I needed to install Start 8 to use it, but 3 day into a Start 8 free trail I figured out that I have no use for it. 4 month later and I don't really miss anything from Windows 7. You don't have to deal with Metro if you don't want to, for me it amounts to pressing the enter key one extra time each login, and after 8.1 update I won't even need to do that.

My user experience with Windows 8? There are a lot more disappointing things I spent $30 on.
Edited by sherlock - 6/2/13 at 5:31pm
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Unless I see something to attract me to switch from win 7 ultimate, I wont even think of windows 8.
Used it from beta start to public release. Not saying its a terrible os,and yes has some good too it that is leading to future use.
But there was nothing that excited me enough to switch all my systems still have win 7 and love it.
    
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Just like it was "your choice" to buy a Windows XP machine after Windows 7 (which it took a long time for you to move onto) launched and all the computers started shipping with Windows 7.

Correct?

That's some pretty hardcore, emotion based, selective memory you have there to contradict yourself like that within one post.




The point is ....For me, Win 8 is garbage! It's for the youngsters who spend every second of their lives glued to their cell phones. I'm older and set in my ways. This was just my personal opinion to the OS. You do not have to agree with it. It took me awhile to go to 7 mainly because of the program incompatabilites with most of the programs I used. i tried 8 and it is not for me. If Microsoft announced tomorrow that they were killing off all versions of windows except 8 tomorrow, I wold go buy a Mac! That's a bold statement considering that I despise Apple products! If you like Win 8 good for you. smile.gif
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Unless I see something to attract me to switch from win 7 ultimate, I wont even think of windows 8.
Used it from beta start to public release. Not saying its a terrible os,and yes has some good too it that is leading to future use.
But there was nothing that excited me enough to switch all my systems still have win 7 and love it.

I agree here, there's nothing really compelling to upgrade to 8 from 7. The only reason why I have 8 is because I get free copies from my school.
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Soon... XP will drop and win7 will gain even more as company's transition from xp to 7 over the next year or two.
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And yet another person who thinks typing is better than using a mouse at all times.

Yes, instead of Click type type type type and sometimes another type it could have been type type type type type and sometimes another type, then back to using the mouse. Much more effort and much less productive.

99% of what I need to do in these apps requires a mouse, almost nothing requires the keyboard (though the quarterly apps do require some typing).

So again, more effort to do things your way.

Yet another reason no Enterprise is going to adopt Win 8 as-is. It's a mess for productivity.

But have fun with your "cool" phone operating system. I ain't buying it, and not a single one of my clients will even consider it as-is. No company who hires my services is willing to expend the funding to do such a foolish upgrade. And this is what they tell me since all I do at this point is ask if they are considering anything to do with Windows 8. Not a single one of them will consider Windows phones right now, so Windows 8 isn't even close to being on the radar. They're more concerned with BYOD security and users with iPads than anything else.

Like I said, I'm not quite buying your "I'm probably 10x more of a power user than you are" line if typing more than three letters is so much effort for you. Most power users (or even people who just use computers a lot) can hit three/four keys on a keyboard faster than they can click a mouse button three/four times while also having to move the mouse around to navigate menus between each click.

Also, I'm quite sure that 99% of what you do being mouse based isn't representative of every productivity based user of computers.

Windows 8 is not a mess for productivity, unless every single type of productivity involves nothing but launching programs from a start menu, which is obviously not the case.

For your particular type of productivity, maybe you have a point.

For people who simply need to click on a pinned taskbar icon to open up excel/word/ps/proprietary programs/whatever, productivity is almost exactly the same during actual work within those programs.
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Soon... XP will drop and win7 will gain even more as company's transition from xp to 7 over the next year or two.

This.
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Lol, people bashing on an OS that they have never used, how typical.
Windows 8 is awesome.
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The fact that in many retail outlets, I see copies of Windows 8 going for less than Windows 7, should speak volumes for Ocho's plight. I've spent an appreciable amount of time with all Windows OS's, and I still prefer W7 best. I recently switched to Vista Business due to price, but it is now essentially just as smooth and fast on my hardware as W7 and W8. I suppose Vista really was ahead of its time, in regards to hardware requirements. XP's current market share still blows my mind. Goes to show #1 How little most people do with their desktops, and/or #2 How solid XP was when it was released. It really was a great OS to use during its time.
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