Windows 8

  • mitchyboy21

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    Jan 17, 2013 7:30 PM GMT
    Just got a computer with windows 8 on it does anyone else think it is crap
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    Jan 18, 2013 1:15 AM GMT
    Of course it's crap. Hello. Microsoft. Duh.
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    Jan 18, 2013 4:42 AM GMT
    It's more or less the same thing as Windows 7. It's just the Start menu has been replaced by the Start screen. Get used to it. Or buy a copy of Windows 7 and install it.
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    Jan 18, 2013 4:45 AM GMT
    I like windows 8, just like with everything new it takes time to get used to it...
    Also love how it only takes 5 seconds to start up your computer
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    Jan 18, 2013 4:47 AM GMT
    Think of Windows 8 has Windows 7 with touch screen in mind
  • car_crazy

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    Jan 18, 2013 4:51 AM GMT
    Windows 8 is cool. Have been using it for a year maybe now. Microsoft got rid of all the legacy stuff so is real fast, and i am running it with a harddrive and i have win 7 with ssd. Takes a while to get used to the tiles but pretend it is your phone. I think it is one step closer to a true touch screen that can do everything, print and run like a real computer or dont. Apple overpriced good by.
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    Jan 18, 2013 4:54 AM GMT
    i dont get why microsoft had to get rid of the start button, my mom was confused as fuark on her new computer.

    this was the best $5 i spent to fix her headache
    http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/

    there are free versions, but this one is much more polished and reliable.
    should of been an option included by default imo.
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    Jan 18, 2013 5:11 AM GMT
    I thought it was crap but its the bomb. Give yourself some time ( by that I mean a month or two) to get familiar with Windows 8. Its a lot faster and more intuitive. Try different way to configure the start screen. I would have 3 columns, one for work (microsoft office, adobe software), one for desktop, mail, skype the basic Windows 8 Tiles, and then the third column is for utilities such as Itunes, Calculators, Paints, and other applications. In my desktop I have nothing but Google Chrome
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    Jan 18, 2013 5:12 AM GMT
    I hate it. But it does look a little prettier. The ribbons take up half the page, though. It's ridiculous on excel.
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    Jan 18, 2013 5:20 AM GMT
    Someone forgot the Windows golden rule - Wait a year before buying while they work out the kinks. And the addendum - if the current version is utter crap, just wait until the next Windows version released... and then wait a year.

    Or the rule to sum up these rules - get a MAC. (And I am a Windows fanboy...)icon_redface.gif

    But seriously, I was so pumped to get a Lenovo X220 tablet for work with Windows 8 on it. Then Windows 8 actually came out and is difficult to use when switching between the two modes so I did one of these to Windows 8:

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    Jan 18, 2013 5:24 AM GMT
    I wish my company issued ThinkPad laptops. We use Dell instead. icon_neutral.gif
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    Jan 18, 2013 5:27 AM GMT
    Windows 8 is awesome! I especially likes how it boots up faster than even Windows 7. The Metro apps are pretty cool too, but they're optional as well. Also, like someone said earlier, the Desktop app is just like using Windows 7 and the Start Menu is replaced by the Start Screen. Not much of a learning curve really. And it's actually very easy to use with a traditional non-touch screen laptop.
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    Jan 18, 2013 5:30 AM GMT
    I'm also a fan of Windows 8. It takes some getting used to and is really better on a touchscreen laptop......it's a good product for sure.
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    Jan 18, 2013 5:30 AM GMT
    Ok in the end I feel like so many things are changing fast and it is hard to keep up BUT in the end it is making things easier once you find the shortcuts and the hot keys...I posted a video up on youtube today and it was SO easy I was like hmm...i like this. My sister has windows 8 and every time I am on it i am like oh cool...that is handy. One day I thought I would never get windows 7...and i am typing on it as we speak icon_biggrin.gif lol just give it time...you will be surprised.