Originally Posted by Nemesiswho
I have never really understood the hate for Windows 8 on this forum. My belief after using Windows 8 since release (was too much of a skeptic for the preview) is that while for the consumer it can be really confusing as enthusiasts we actually get the really good end of the stick. You can use Windows 8.1 while ignoring the "apps" so easily, if you want to search (like you would do on the start menu) press the windows key and type what you want. If you want "computer" press the Windows explorer icon and press "computer". In the end once you ignore what everything looks like you actually operate in a very very similar way to Windows 7 but with the benefits of UEFI boot, better multi monitor features and many other slight upgrades. To be honest I have been using Windows 8 in a work/game 50/50 environment and after about a week or two of using it, I got used to it and since then I've actually been finding it faster as the search seems to be superior to Windows 7.
Ehhhhh... whatever though... Just my opinion I guess
But I get around Windows 7 the exact same way. Windows Key > Type out the program I want > Enter.
I don't see any point in learning some other useless stuff just to get around in Windows the exact same way. My SSD covers boot times so going from 10-12s boots to whatever it is with Windows 8...not really worth it.
And then there's like one game that really makes good use of Windows 8.1. I'm willing to bet that a free update (Mantle) would give me the same experience and it doesn't have to be that 45% they're hyping. It doesn't have to be anywhere close. But it really doesn't matter in the end, BF4 ended up sucking and I'm going to stick with BF3 for now.
And this thread just reaffirms my resistance to upgrade. Windows 8 is kind of like Vista...they're going to push their next OS ASAP so they can get away from the negative image. I know I came close to pulling the trigger 4-5x last year and I'm happy that I never went through with it. It's just pointless for someone like me- a waste of $50+