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Old 15th January 2014, 8:10 PM   #16
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Old 15th January 2014, 8:46 PM   #17
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Well I was considering purchasing Win8 in the next few weeks for my new build, I have no real issues with Win8 I think its runs quite well it just lacks some common sense. If Win9 is what Win7 was for Vista then Windows should hopefully gain back some of its good reputation.
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Old 16th January 2014, 4:03 AM   #18
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All for the releases, I use 8.1 at work (In IT obviously), and Win7 at home. They just need to make it so the start menu isn't so shit. Even with the shortcuts, hotkeys and memerising control panel applets etc, win8 is a failure.
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Old 16th January 2014, 4:34 AM   #19
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All for the releases, I use 8.1 at work (In IT obviously), and Win7 at home. They just need to make it so the start menu isn't so shit. Even with the shortcuts, hotkeys and memerising control panel applets etc, win8 is a failure.
Win8/8.1 is the Windows Vista equiv.. Maybe Win9 will be a huge upgrade just like it was to Windows 7 from Vista.

Microsoft don't do patches or large updates to fix a layout, they release an entirely new OS to fix that, so Windows 9 sounds like the one to wait it out for
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Old 16th January 2014, 3:43 PM   #20
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All for the releases, I use 8.1 at work (In IT obviously), and Win7 at home. They just need to make it so the start menu isn't so shit. Even with the shortcuts, hotkeys and memerising control panel applets etc, win8 is a failure.
See, I too work in IT for a living.

I literally want to stab my eyeballs out if i have to go back to Win 7. I've run 8 for about 6 months before RTM, and 8.1 since RTM.

Just too many features i prefer on Windows 8.x, and things that actually have impact to my day (like network xfers - literally 30MB/sec faster on 8).

Full disclosure, I've been pinning apps and using the Start "search" for app-launching since early Windows 7.

I'm annoyed that I have to keep in my head the locations of various settings across 4 OS's (xp, vista, 7 and now 8) - but its no different to having to cover 4 major releases of Office and where to find options.
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Old 16th January 2014, 4:13 PM   #21
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Well I was considering purchasing Win8 in the next few weeks for my new build, I have no real issues with Win8 I think its runs quite well it just lacks some common sense. If Win9 is what Win7 was for Vista then Windows should hopefully gain back some of its good reputation.
So what your saying is, they are going to slap a different skin on it, and resell it, and everyone will happily fork out cash for it... even though, under the hood, it is fundamentally the same operating system as the one it replaced.

Vista got a bad reputation because, at launch there was nowhere near enough driver support for many things, and because OEM's were putting it on under spec hardware (mainly because MS got the recommended spec wrong in the first place).

Win7 was a marketing decision first and foremost.
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Old 16th January 2014, 4:18 PM   #22
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Once 8.1 launched I installed it on my main rig with StartDock and I love it!! Faster than Win7, some of the new features are really cool and just seems to run better.

My only issue is if you use the built in photos or movies app, you have to use Task Manager to kill them.

I will stick with 8 until 9 is proven better and stable
cant your just drag the apps down from the top of the screen?
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Old 16th January 2014, 5:27 PM   #23
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I always laugh at the 'vista was shit' people.

Vista was excellent as an operating system, the driver support and performance on low memory (e.g. mass market) computers was atrocious however. I used it since beta on a system with 6gb of ram and freaking loved it.
Win 8 (and 8.1) is a great operating system, it's fast, seems stable and all the under the hood stuff makes it way nicer than 7. But.... The metro UI is baffling on anything that isn't a tablet.
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Old 16th January 2014, 6:01 PM   #24
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The metro UI is baffling on anything that isn't a tablet.
This is why I hate Windows 8.

Its also the same reason why I hate Windows 2012 Server (though that is more of a love-hate thing, as 2012 Server is a really good OS, just a lousy interface).
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Old 16th January 2014, 6:06 PM   #25
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I always laugh at the 'vista was shit' people.

Vista was excellent as an operating system, the driver support and performance on low memory (e.g. mass market) computers was atrocious however. I used it since beta on a system with 6gb of ram and freaking loved it.
Win 8 (and 8.1) is a great operating system, it's fast, seems stable and all the under the hood stuff makes it way nicer than 7. But.... The metro UI is baffling on anything that isn't a tablet.
Yep. Vista was fine as long as you didn't run it on a POS or a slightly below spec PC for the time. I remember HP/Dells etc with Vista selling with 512mb RAM
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Old 16th January 2014, 6:21 PM   #26
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This is why I hate Windows 8.
That's a pretty hilarious reason to hate win8, considering especially with 8.1 you can completely ignore and never see metro. I hate metro too so I simply don't use it, and still get the masses of other advantages win8 has over win7.
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Old 16th January 2014, 7:54 PM   #27
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So what your saying is, they are going to slap a different skin on it, and resell it, and everyone will happily fork out cash for it... even though, under the hood, it is fundamentally the same operating system as the one it replaced.

Vista got a bad reputation because, at launch there was nowhere near enough driver support for many things, and because OEM's were putting it on under spec hardware (mainly because MS got the recommended spec wrong in the first place).

Win7 was a marketing decision first and foremost.
Basically Yes. If it is considered good like Win7 was considered much better than Vista even though to me it just looks slightly different, people will buy it in droves. I did not have any Issues with Vista, I did not fully understand the hate just the same as I don't understand the hate surrounding Win8. I will wait for Win9 now because I now do not see the point investing in an OS when the next one is due to be out in a yr. At least that will give me 2-3yrs before Win10. I can live with Win7 a little while longer.
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Old 16th January 2014, 8:13 PM   #28
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Yet another quality release by microsoft inbound.

Coming next...

AUDIO COMMANDS FOR YOUR COMPUTER.

A NEW MONOCHROME INTERFACE, BECAUSE FUCK 3D AND COLORS.

No more aero (Copyright microsoft 2016)

And the piniacle of features and the greatest selling point of ANY WINDOWS OS TO DATE!: Touch sensitive power button modules, the harder you push the button the faster it turns off.
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Old 17th January 2014, 9:13 AM   #30
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I will wait for Win9 now because I now do not see the point investing in an OS when the next one is due to be out in a yr. At least that will give me 2-3yrs before Win10. I can live with Win7 a little while longer.
If MS stick with their new release schedule, you will never buy anything... because a new one will be due out the year after .

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Speech Recognition has been built in since XP.
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