Anyone else running Windows eight? and if so how do you like it?

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Double-Aces, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Double-Aces

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    I have noticed that the Wi-Fi support and pickup time is drastically reduced. Anyone installed it on a touch screen? or have any other good or bad experiences?
     
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    It's free.............Windows Developer Preview http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/br229516
     
  3. voyagerfan99

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    Tried it [over two months ago]. Meant more for tablets at the moment. Don't like the layout or functionality as of yet. It had better improve or else I'll stick with 7.

    Glad I installed it on a spare machine instead of my main one.
     
  4. Laquer Head

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    They should call it Vista: 2
     
  5. spynoodle

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    It's really that bad? I was thinking of trying it out. :( Is it just the interface, or is it actually as fundamentally messed up as Vista?
     
  6. Laquer Head

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    To clarify, for me it looks all flashy and big boxes everywhere...seems unnecessary and tacky.

    I think its going to be a miss rather than the hit that 7 has been.
     
  7. voyagerfan99

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    Win8 is aimed more at touchscreens/tablets and it hasn't shifted over to traditional desktops and laptops yet; it works like the Windows 7 phones do. Only time will tell where Win8 is actually heading.
     
  8. Double-Aces

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    Windows 8 is going to kill Android, you will be able to run nearly every program on a tablet that you can run on a PC when win-8 is released and the tablet makers include 4 or more gigs of ram in the new tablets. The Metro interface is designed to run Silverlight on a touch screen, if you want to use 8 on a standard comp, you need to select desktop. And as I said IE-10 has much better pickup times than IE-9 in win-7 for wifi...........
     
  9. voyagerfan99

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    This statement is a joke. You seem to be thinking along the lines of slate PC's, not actual tablets. Tablets aren't going to go anywhere; Android and iOS will be around for a long time.

    And as far as IE goes, that's only for people that actually like IE (which is not me [obviously])
     
  10. Motoxrdude

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    "Whats your number? O wait hold on let me get my phone it's in my backpack.... Just a second it's still booting..."

    Yeah, apple and oranges.
     
  11. jamesd1981

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    I tried it and hated the new tile start screen, ended up switching to normal desktop which is different to windows 7, i can see how the tile screen would be good for people with a touchscreen and handy to create one os that will work well on many different devices like tablets etc.

    But to buy windows 8 they would need to put in a feature to turn the tile screen off permenantly and just load straight to normal desktop
     
  12. massahwahl

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    I booted it on our Dell Duo but it ran its course pretty quickly. The interface is a huge improvement over the absolutely awful touch functionality of stock windows 7 but the tiles are really annoying and it feels like it takes forever to get to where you want. Also, the statement about IE10 being faster or more fantastic is a fabrication because I had nothing but problems with it being slow and crashing upon opening. etc. Went back to firefox and had zero problems.

    Long story short, uninstalled it and went linux on the Duo.
     
  13. wolfeking

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    I never had an issue with IE10 when i was trying it. It was faster than IE8 that I normally use (at school and such).
    I like the interface, but think it needs some work. It seems to be a development of the Unity idea that ubuntu had. On the positive side, it seems to work well of DPV, but needs a lot of work. cant wait for the beta release.
     
  14. Shane

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    I tried it a couple months back,Did not think much of it at all...too much like a Tablet GUI and underneath i think its just a custom windows 7.
     
  15. Geoff

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    Microsoft wants to make one OS for everything. They are taking the same approach that Apple is taking now, which is that if you use Windows 8 as your home OS, if you get Windows Phone 8, a Windows tablet, or an Xbox, they are going to look very similar and you will have no problem learning it (Xbox is getting an update on December 6th that will make the dashboard look very similar to the tile layout of Windows 8). It's a good approach from a business perspective, and hopefully will create more love for their phone OS, but I do agree that as a desktop OS it needs to be polished.
     
  16. wolfeking

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    is the Dec 6th xbox update a required one? just got used to the current one. :(
     
  17. voyagerfan99

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    Major system updates like that usually are.
     
  18. wolfeking

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    dang. I was hoping it would be one of those where it pops up and i just choose cancel and it signs me out of xbox live.
     
  19. S.T.A.R.S.

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    LoL wow you people talk about Windows 8 and IE 10...and I am still on Windows XP and IE 6 lmao xD!!

    The thing is I just don't like Windows OS to have so rich interface.It sometimes makes my eyes and HEAD hurt lol.Yep I usually have headaches very often lol.I was born with it xD
    I guess I am just one of those who prefer the type of the interface which Windows 95 and 98 had.On my main XP computer I also use fully classic style of Windows 98 for everything starting from the icons and then all the way to the taskbar,windows and colors...etc...
    To me it is a lot easier to use OS when it has standard normal look like Windows 95 and 98 had without too much colors at all and especially without any extra effects which sometimes just confuse you and take forever to go away in order to just open something you want to open lol.

    This new interface is great for people to who ONLY those things are important,but for me that is LEAST important thing.It always was and always will be.To me it's important that my system works,does it's job properly and that the programs I am making on it work on all Windows even on those with super beautiful interface without changing the interface of my programs lol...

    By the way why everyone says that Windows 8 is fundamentally messed up as Vista?To me Vista was very good new generation OS and it was not messed up at all and it was also not memory hungry OS if you know to to make things work right.All you had to do is to simply take all the unused memory from all the running things and load it to your currently active application(s) and VIOLA!Vista works fast just like XP!As for the CPU,Vista runs just great on very old and weak 1 core CPUs too.All you had to do is to make a small software that will use appropriate priorities for the currently active application(s) and in the same time measure the CPU usage so that the priority level changes depending on the CPU usage level so that the system never blocks and VIOLA AGAIN!Vista again works fast just like XP!
    I don't know why to so many people Vista lags on so strong systems they have when on mine it worked great on just 512 MB RAM and 1.4 GHZ 1 core CPU after I made few optimizations.Hell I was even able to force the aero and show that too.So if someone tells me that Vista needs 2 GB to run,no offence to anyone,but that's just bullsh!t lol.If Vista OS lags to so many people who have strong systems then they obviously do not know how to use computers properly lol.

    Don't complain so much on Windows 8 lol.It's not so easy to make new things all the time and have new ideas to make new things all the time.Sometimes Microsoft makes so much stuff and runs of of the ideas what to make next so you cannot expect every newer OS to be better and better.Microsoft lives from operating systems and they are forced to make new things even when they do not have any ideas what to make next.For the past MANY years they have made so much great stuff so maybe now they might need some time to invent something new.And until that in the meantime they are trying their best to make at LEAST someting new to satisfy users and earn money until they get to the new idea to make something great AGAIN =)
    Besides if Windows Vista and Windows 8 sucks to so many people then you go ahead and make something lol.Believe me you will give up in the matter of minutes because this is NOT an easy task AT ALL ;)
     
  20. voyagerfan99

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    The other big thing people need to remember is it's only a developer preview; not even an official Beta.
     

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