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If the only way to "convert to Windows 8" with any degree of success is to use it exclusively for two weeks, I think that there's a problem. It's not a realistic expectation anyway because if you have a PC at work, there's about a 0% chance it's running Windows 8.
    
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People only hate it because they can't think for themselves and form their own opinions.
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After being totally anti windows 8, my windows 7 install was having weird problems and I saw that I was entitled to W8.1 through dreamspark.
I installed it and I like it, feels like a whole new machine
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If the only way to "convert to Windows 8" with any degree of success is to use it exclusively for two weeks, I think that there's a problem. It's not a realistic expectation anyway because if you have a PC at work, there's about a 0% chance it's running Windows 8.
Not true. It's very simple. The UI changed. Many people refuse to change. We call this being STUBBORN. Even if they are wrong, they won't give the other side a fair chance. Everything deserves a chance.
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After being totally anti windows 8, my windows 7 install was having weird problems and I saw that I was entitled to W8.1 through dreamspark.
I installed it and I like it, feels like a whole new machine

I did not know this. I'm going to try it out on my laptop now. If I like it I'll use my wife's free copy through dreamspark and put it on my desktop, too.
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i tried win 8 when they were giving the free beta, I hope it has changed since then because I did not like the experience, it felt more like it was meant for a mobile device, which I love on my windows phone. Win 8 just was not for me, maybe things have changed though.
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People only hate it because they can't think for themselves and form their own opinions.

An opinion is the outcome of some thought process - personal or someone else's.

Anyways,

1. Win 8 hints at a new direction MS aims at: an ecosystem where MS hardware (phone, XBOX, tablets) and software (OS, Office, Skype) are integrated; this would give MS too much control over one's privacy, devices, and wallet. There are options to use other software and hardware, and I presume the geekiest users will eventually opt out of MS trap for good, PC gaming (expensive already) included.

2. Enterprise users will not switch to Win 8 - costs, insecurity (via Skywhatever, Office 365, webmail Outlook). Hence, the home users that also run Win 7 at work would be more comfortable using the same at home. Moreover, they will not be tied to MS tablets, phones having thus more choices performance and price wise - unlike Apple, let's say, consumers.

3. Win 8 UI is horrible for people with better hardware; why in the world would one switch from Aero to those 8-bit (whatever bit, they look like 8 anyways smile.gif ) color touchscreen tiles. OS boot speed difference is modest on beefier hardware, also.

I have Win 7, tried Win 8 tweaks for Aero and so forth but it ended up in a drawer (on the hard drive); I use Win 7 only for gaming, Steam. IE and whatever LiveMail are uninstalled, Firefox, Chrome for occasional file downloads, some Office or Adobe stuff, storage, music. Otherwise, it's Fedora for Internet, email, Internet radio on a 1920x1200 laptop... and I type this on a Macbook (good for travel).
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This guy is right! I really like the new UI. It's basically like a second desktop, which is great because my main desktop is now uncluttered.

 

 

You just need to take a minute or two to customize the new start screen to your liking (because yes, it is customizable). 


Edited by splinterize - 9/30/13 at 5:21am
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Windows 8 + Start8 > Windows 7. IMO.
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