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Shouldn't have to purchase a 3rd party program to get the same functionality that windows up until 8 has always offered!
well dont complain when Microsoft decide to make DirectX12 a low level API and make it exclusive to win8 above. It is not the first time they did this. They did it on DX10 on winXP, they will do it again.

Start8 isnt that bad if u actually want back the start menu while benefiting the win8 stuffz
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Don't know why it's considered an OS if you can't even dual boot with it. I wish Steam had just focused on Ubuntu instead.

Why is dual boot a requirement for an OS?
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Don't know why it's considered an OS if you can't even dual boot with it. I wish Steam had just focused on Ubuntu instead.

Why is dual boot a requirement for an OS?

It isn't. But I'm just saying, it really sucks how you have to dedicate a whole hard drive for it. Will probably never use it because of that reason.
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Windows 9 this soon would be epic failure I think.thumb.gif
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They are just looking for an excuse to kill Windows 7. I don't think they will support three active operating systems. As soon as Windows 8 came out there went Windows XP.
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They are just looking for an excuse to kill Windows 7. I don't think they will support three active operating systems. As soon as Windows 8 came out there went Windows XP.

LOL, have you ever heard of product support timelines? XP was scheduled to end in 2014. 7 is scheduled to end in 2020. Vista is scheduled to end in 2017. As of right now, they are supporting 4 active systems, XP, Vista, 7, and 8.
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They are just looking for an excuse to kill Windows 7. I don't think they will support three active operating systems. As soon as Windows 8 came out there went Windows XP.

:O "Microsoft will stop mainstream support on January 12, 2015. But the company will keep providing extended support until January 14, 2020."
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Don't know why it's considered an OS if you can't even dual boot with it. I wish Steam had just focused on Ubuntu instead.

Why is dual boot a requirement for an OS?

It isn't. But I'm just saying, it really sucks how you have to dedicate a whole hard drive for it. Will probably never use it because of that reason.

It has no such requirement. They just haven't put any real work into the installation program at this moment.

In any case, if you want to use it on a PC that's not for the living room, it will probably always make more sense to install a normal Linux distribution instead of SteamOS. You'll get good support of the desktop UI and stuff, which you won't have in SteamOS. The same games will still work on the normal Linux distribution after you install Steam.
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it's not higher efficiency if I spend a year learning an OS and upgrade every 2 years.

This is kind of hypothetical, but demonstrates my point; If I had upgraded to windows 8 -

35% of the life of the OS (windows 8) spent at an average of 50% efficiency - This is me learning how to windows 8

65% of the life of the OS (windows 8) spent at 110% efficiency - This is me cruising along with what may well be a better OS

Average efficiency - 89% Not worth :/

I'm sorry but ... aren't we computer people?

A lot of the anti-windows8 speak I hear sounds like me on my first week of Windows 8 beta. Then I realized using it is no different than Windows [insert version here]. It doesn't take 35% of the life of the OS to get an hour or two (and that's stretching it) of training

Don't get me wrong, I really dislike the futurism mentality that seems to be the visual inspiration of Windows 8 - I want my mobile experience to be more like a desktop not the opposite (and I can do without mobile all together)

The only real gripe I have with Windows 8 / Sever 2012 is that in Remote Desktop it's annoying to try and find the corner of the screen to make the start menu or search icons pop up

Try it - Install WIndows 8. Upon first boot after install right click all the MSN crap in the start menu and click uninstall on the bar that pops up on the bottom. Then download FireFox. Now enjoy an essentially Windows 7 experience with a lighter-weight operating system. There's no reason or need to use "Metro"-mode
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I can see where the dislike for Microsoft is coming from apart from the mashup of making it look more suitable for touchscreens, they haven't features that be consider the price tag over their current previous supported Operation Systems, why pay for something you getting less features or cut down as you have to purchase it?

Apart from the Windows Server range, I don't see any reason for a business perspective to invest into getting Windows 8/8.1, you don't get a traditional desktop without looking into 3rd party tools. An their is new features for them already on the current product range they aren't already using or have. Explaing to the enterprise market that Windows 8 has something that they don't already have with the current products.

Though what Microsoft needs to do is just bring all the features and slim down the editions or just make it one edition with ability to enable and disable the touchscreen side in the installation in the add/remove features section for Windows. An actually put into effect into making people want the Operation System, listen to the customers like their business partners, enterprise customers, large contractors they have going and the consumer needs and actually put effect not trying to listen than don't actually put into the feedback they given in to you. By trying to make people want to go all touchscreen, yeah right. Try explaing that your enterprise to just go all touchscreen.

I thinking with a new CEO and some new department heads, like the Windows head being a new face might change that and a few other shuffles in management, but I have my doubts. Though Microsoft should listen otherwise people look into alternative, it might not be today or tomorrow, but soon eventally if they have their fingers in their ears, people decide they had enough. They I don't think so it will happen anytime.
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