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I'll be switching shortly before or after SP1 will be released. That way most of the annoyances of the OS will be either known or fixed by then.
 
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#52
Windows 2000 wasn't good?
Windows XP wasn't good?
Vista wasn't a step in the right direction (You wouldn't have 7 if Vista didn't exist) ?

Windows 8 is a great OS. Try it for a significant amount of time before giving a horrible uneducated response to one of the biggest OS releases in the PC world. Windows 8 isn't just the desktop OS. It's the ecosystem it coexists with, its the Xbox 360 console that millions of people own across the globe, and lets not forget about Windows Phone 8.

This is an awesome time to be enthused about Microsoft. If you don't see it, you're BLIND.
I'm not saying everyone should ditch 7 and go for 8. I'm not saying that at all (That would be dumb).

What I'm saying is, look at the big picture.

When you see it, you'll see why this OS is very important for Microsoft, developers, and users. It's a pretty big deal.
Yet nowhere is there a significant stability, performance or control benefit from using Windows 8 in contrast to Windows 7.

If social networking and globalization were not all the rage, Windows 8 in it's current form would be useless.
All I got out of reading this was it's another attempt at 'let's all hold hands across the world' nonsense...

Now, speaking of social hubs - wireless stream content from computer to a television, use an Ipad as the remote and voila. That seems simply like ease of use and is somewhere we all knew devices would be one day.
 
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I didn't have any technical problems with WinME, just that it was a waste when dual-booting Win2K alongside it. WinSE better handled my older apps and games.


Anyhoo, have my copy of Windows 8 downloaded. Maybe I'll get around to installing it today. Just dreading the patch download time for my MMO.
 
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Windows 2000 wasn't good?
Windows XP wasn't good?
Vista wasn't a step in the right direction (You wouldn't have 7 if Vista didn't exist) ?

Windows 8 is a great OS. Try it for a significant amount of time before giving a horrible uneducated response to one of the biggest OS releases in the PC world. Windows 8 isn't just the desktop OS. It's the ecosystem it coexists with, its the Xbox 360 console that millions of people own across the globe, and lets not forget about Windows Phone 8.

This is an awesome time to be enthused about Microsoft. If you don't see it, you're BLIND.
I'm not saying everyone should ditch 7 and go for 8. I'm not saying that at all (That would be dumb).

What I'm saying is, look at the big picture.

When you see it, you'll see why this OS is very important for Microsoft, developers, and users. It's a pretty big deal.
Well said dude. And, here, for all the whiners still stuck in the 20th century:

http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/

Yet nowhere is there a significant stability, performance or control benefit from using Windows 8 in contrast to Windows 7.
I do not really agree though it is kind of too early for us to make that judgement either way. Also, 7 was simply what Vista should have been.
 
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I got rid of all of my android devices once I found out about that.

It is not the right of a service provider or my government to invade my property or privacy.

Perhaps all of that doesn't matter to most people as long as they continue to obtain cool, new technology...
You do realize that your post most likely went through the NSA's computers where a copy of it will be stored for an eternity, right?

I'm just saying that as a fellow citizen of the United States, any perceived rights to privacy and property are mostly fiction, especially since 2001. We have to keep the terrorists from winning! :laugh:
 

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Well said dude. And, here, for all the whiners still stuck in the 20th century:

http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/



I do not really agree though it is kind of too early for us to make that judgement either way. Also, 7 was simply what Vista should have been.
W8 reminds me of how Windows 95-2000 were as of colors, major gui scheme changed during vista/7, other than the start menu being improved slightly

also it seems youre butt hurt because you keep on using this term because people arent moving to 8 like you did. If you look at other tech sites there are still many staying on 7
 
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Actually I haven't yet...though that's because I am building a new machine and converting this one to a server and right in the middle of both plus despite the good deals I am not going to buy a separate copy as getting a Technet subscription soon. Did try the RTM at work on a Core 2 OEM box.

And not "butthurt" at all; it affects me in no way what OS people run. I just don't hear many valid arguments from the people vocalizing disdain for this OS. If you just don't feel like change right now and reformatting your system while not spending any cash to boot then that's a lot more understandable than a lot of the crap I've been seeing thrown around.
 

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Actually I haven't yet...though that's because I am building a new machine and converting this one to a server and in the middle of both plus despite the good deals I am not going to buy a separate copy as getting a Technet subscription soon. Did try the RTM at work on a Core 2 OEM box.

And not "butthurt" at all and affects me in no way what OS people run. I just don't hear many valid arguments from the people vocalizing disdain for this OS. If you just don't feel like change right now and reformatting your system while no spending any cash to boot then that's a lot more understandable than a lot of the crap I've been seeing thrown around.
ive used the gui n i say no thanks, n Ya formatting is time consuming, considering machines here are working fine without error.
 
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But you are not stuck with it though I too would prefer an option to boot to desktop; perhapds in the future. And sure, fine, my very first reaction to "Metro" too was "aw what is this tablet crap?" but then I thought about it some more in terms of the larger market and also read a lot more fairly impressive stuff about the OS (mainly the under the hood stuff like new file system; there is a lot more if you look) and lastly actually saw it and tried the whole shebang for myself. It grew on me slowly but surely...

Not a tablet user or any of that shit either. But it can't be denied that's the direction everyhting is heading, for better or worse. Natural progression, really...
 

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But you are not stuck with it though I too would prefer an option to boot to desktop; perhapds in the future. And sure, fine, my very first reaction to "Metro" too was "aw what is this tablet crap?" but then I thought about it some more in terms of the larger market and also read a lot more fairly impressive stuff about the OS (mainly the under the hood stuff like new file system; there is a lot more if you look) and lastly actually saw it and tried the whole shebang for myself. It grew on me slowly but surely...

Not a tablet user or any of that shit either. But it can't be denied that's the direction everyhting is heading, for better or worse. Natural progression, really...
I realize that, I wont buy a new monitor just to use the interface though in that sense. Touch screens were nice for phones but thats about it thus far. If MS does hear the feed back and gives a Boot To Desktop or Classic Windows Option Ya Ill move to it when a new machine is built. I just noticed how much improved 7 was over Vista, XP, 2000, NT 4.0, NT 3.5, 3.0 as of speed dept.
 

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The truth?
The reason I am not getting windows8 is because I can not afford it. Plain and simple. Not looking good for me. I would love to have it bet it would be fun. I bet it is fun.

Fuck My life!
 
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The local news is all over this OS. Can you say free advertizing? This is a very public tablet/Desk Top OS and in order to gain public approval went full on prime time news with it Local and National CNN/FOX/MSNBC! all are talking about it. This is make or break for M$!!!
M$ is in it to win it too folks not like apple! Where is the ROAD???!!!!???!!!!
If this takes off (And it will) Then M$ could put a major dent in the ipad/iPhone/Imac, And any other iProduct. This is it for M$ and they know it. If they expect to gain any thing in this economic down ward spiral we are in this is it. Do or Die now. :eek::D;)
I hope it is hacker proof and virus proof as well. Apple is #1 in this.
So much rage?
 

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Using Windows 8 right now and it's been nothing but pure joy. I can definitely see how this is a tablet/mobile device oriented operating system, but it works perfectly fine with a mouse and keyboard. I'm thrilled to see that the Windows/start key is finally relevant again. If you don't like Metro UI, just hit the start key and you have your traditional Windows desktop.
 
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I like it but I'm not as hyped as I was LOL... For us that have had it for months through the DP,CP, and RC and RTM.... it's not so exciting.... LOL.

for those that are like:

its the worst POS evar OMG wherez mah winderz 7 errmegerd???

or

omg metroz windowz 8 omg sinovski is god omg colorz tilez best evar drool yeah whoosh woosh!

I lol at


I'm wating for there to be a petition on care2 for MS to bring back the start button.
 
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does hyper-v come with windows 8 pro?
SLAT is required to run Hyper-V on client versions of Windows 8

So your processor would need to support that. I doubt if you can run that on a tablet.
 
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So far so good with Win8. I messed a little with "Modern UI", it may be fine for touch enabled devices but as I don't have one, I had no choice but ditch it. I used Classic Shell to hide tiles and get my classic Start button back :D
 

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Maybe one day I'll give Win8 a play with (in a VM of course); otherwise things will be as normal for me with Win 7 as I have no need to upgrade.
Sure Win 8 may have its advantages for other people; but there isn't a compelling reason for "me" to upgrade to it (the touch screen advantages would be useless for me as I don't own or intend to own such, monitors get dirty enough as it is :shadedshu ).
 
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