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Love / Hate Windows 8?

Discussion in 'Bing' started by TheKarmaOne, Jan 22, 2013.

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    I have win8 on my new laptop and there are certain things I like about it but also things I don't like so much. I didn't like it at all at first until I got used to it. Now, I prefer it. One of the only things I don't like about it is how sensitive the menus on the sides are and how easy it is to trip to full screen mode in your browser. Also, if you are in your browser listening to music and switch to desktop it's almost like it turns the browser/music off til you go back. I think there is a mode for desktop browser but it seems glitchy in win8. What are your thoughts?
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    TheKarmaOne, Jan 22, 2013 IP
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    Mick2012 Active Member

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    I would never buy it just by looking at the video. I think this is Microsoft's 2nd fail (first was Vista). If I were you I would have sticked with Windows 7.

    Man that turning off music thing really does suck. If I were you I'd go back. I know how annoying that is...
     
    Mick2012, Jan 22, 2013 IP
  3. TheKarmaOne

    TheKarmaOne Greenhorn

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    Yea, the laptop came with Win8.
     
    TheKarmaOne, Jan 22, 2013 IP
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    Sashakta Greenhorn

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    I don't use Windows 8, so sorry
     
    Sashakta, Jan 23, 2013 IP
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    dsmlacctv Greenhorn

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    windows 8 is great, specially is GUI features are great, more over security enhancement is much more than windows 7, as a developer i like it because it is secure and supports HTML 5 to develop applications
     
    dsmlacctv, Jan 24, 2013 IP
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    I won’t try Windows 8, I’ll stick to Windows 7. I’m actually planning to migrate to Mac soon.
     
    jonrod, Jan 24, 2013 IP
  7. TheKarmaOne

    TheKarmaOne Greenhorn

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    yea, i'm so used to it now that I don't want to switch.
     
    TheKarmaOne, Jan 25, 2013 IP
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    Auxi Well-Known Member

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    I think I skip Metro like I have skipped Vista before :). 98, XP and 7 was best users platforms. Vista was anti-user and Metro is... well, Microsoft employeers need to bring more their own (not copied) inovations or they stuck in 20th century.
     
    Auxi, Jan 25, 2013 IP
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    TayneC8 Active Member

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    I just bought a new laptop and it came with Windows 8. It's the worst decision I made when buying a new laptop, and I have downgraded since which costed me £100. Windows 8 should be for tablets only.
     
    TayneC8, Jan 25, 2013 IP
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    igor_k Greenhorn

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    I just bought it few months ago and I thought it was a nice idea, but after trying it I find less benefits than I was expecting. Moreover there is something wrong with the Office. It works so slow that I almost become mad before the moment it finally pastes something I need. For me it appeared to be a waste of money, but who knows…
     
    igor_k, Jan 27, 2013 IP
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    I like it. I will not say I love it, I think that is too much, but I do like it and i will say I am currently quite satisfied with it
     
    edu23more23, Jan 30, 2013 IP
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    I was initially confused and frustrated when switching to Windows 8. It's different, and actually that's a good thing as it means there has been change. And for me, I think the changes are positive.

    I upgraded as there were promised speed improvements, and I am seeing a much faster boot (even when you take into consideration the fact it boots "thin" and then continues to boot.) I also see very fast network transfer speeds, something that is really important for us using network storage.

    So the learning curve involves the loss of the start button (shock horror!) the disappearance of the desktop, and the introduction of "apps" which are different to your "programs." The way to embrace the new way of working seems to be in some simple shortcut keys, assuming you are not using a touch display:

    Windows Key - switch between the new Start screen and desktop.
    Windows key + Q - Apps list and search (replaces start button > Programs)
    Windows key and C - access new Charms bar - useful for accessing Settings or Windows I goes straight to settings

    There are many more, but these get you going with Windows 8.

    A few tiny niggles include the fact that the Photo and Music apps won't immediately index content on network storage. There is a fix - see add a network folder here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-8/add-folders-library

    Bottom line - I'd recommend the upgrade. It's super cheap at the moment, and the stability, speed and features make it well worth while.
     
    jezwebb, Jan 31, 2013 IP
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    alex0 Peon

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    Windows 8 = (Windows 7 + new Home)

    You can still get the old start menu in windows 8.

    But one must agree that windows 8 has lot more. but too way long for the success.
     
    alex0, Feb 1, 2013 IP
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    shoaaib Greenhorn

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    In my experience Windows 8 is good not great... Still needs time to mature in terms of trouble free OS. This OS is great for touchscreen computers.
     
    shoaaib, Feb 1, 2013 IP
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    TheKarmaOne Greenhorn

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    yea, i'd really like to try it out on a touchscreen. i've had it so long now though that i'm used to even the things that bothered me about it before and i'm comfortable using it.
     
    TheKarmaOne, Feb 1, 2013 IP
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    I dont think so windows 8 still supports all the latest softwares.
     
    romil_saxena, Feb 4, 2013 IP
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    But still Windows 8 is not for ordinary computers but more for tabloid...
     
    igor_k, Feb 4, 2013 IP
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    Matei Gavriluta Well-Known Member

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    I think this is Microsoft's 2nd fail (first was Vista). If I were you I would have sticked with Windows 7.
     
    Matei Gavriluta, Feb 5, 2013 IP
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    I like Windows 8 but I prefer Windows 7 to actually get things done. The upgrade is very cheap.
     
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    I have heard bad reviews about Windows 8 and heard it's made for tablets. But whatever, my hardcore gamer cousin recommends me to use it, well - I'll be using a Windows 8 demo and hopefully then I can tell.
     
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