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Windows 7: Windows 8: a step backwards!?

25 Aug 2012   #11
x BlueRobot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pixelpro View Post
I'm sticking with 7 due to the fact I believe 7 is easier and suits me more, I don't really want to go off my xbox to go on a computer that looks the same, its like a dashboard full of information I mostly don't really look at or need to know in my own opinion.
I agree, when the Xbox dashboard is full of mainly advertisements and clutter, at first I found it rather difficult to navigate through the dashboard to find things I'm looking for.

I'm staying with Windows 7, Microsoft will probably run Windows 7 support for a very long time, since with the growing unpopularity of Windows 8 already. Yeah, tablets are growing in demand, but how many people actually use their tablet seriously? Most people I know got a tablet to play games :L
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25 Aug 2012   #12
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pixelpro View Post
I'm sticking with 7 due to the fact I believe 7 is easier and suits me more, I don't really want to go off my xbox to go on a computer that looks the same, its like a dashboard full of information I mostly don't really look at or need to know in my own opinion.
I agree, when the Xbox dashboard is full of mainly advertisements and clutter, at first I found it rather difficult to navigate through the dashboard to find things I'm looking for.

I'm staying with Windows 7, Microsoft will probably run Windows 7 support for a very long time, since with the growing unpopularity of Windows 8 already. Yeah, tablets are growing in demand, but how many people actually use their tablet seriously? Most people I know got a tablet to play games :L
That'll happen regardless given the huge number of IT infrastructure moving to win7 from xp.
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25 Aug 2012   #13
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

I've said it before but for me Windows 8 and Metro are no different to Ubuntu and Unity. Don't like either as it really isn't ideal for desktops. My opinion.
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25 Aug 2012   #14
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

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Only good thing they put in win 8 imo is the faster boots and shutdowns and the way it handles copying and transferring files to be honest. Everything else is about the same but with some features removed and a metro interface with some cloud addons like the Microsoft store and xbox live stuff along with the email client built in.
Miguel, can you tell us, in Windows 8, what features have been removed? That is what concerns me too, because I don't want to lose any features from Windows 7.
Here's some.
Source:
List of features removed in Windows 8 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


LIST:
Shell

  • The Start button has been removed, although it is still accessible as a hotspot in the lower left corner of the screen, and on the charms menu.[1]
  • The Start menu has been removed in favor of a full screen interface called the Start screen.[2]
    • Start screen lacks the global "Recent Documents" menu.[3]
    • Start screen lacks the automatically filling by usage tracking "Most Frequently Used" (MFU) programs list, each with its "Recent Documents" menu.[3][4]
  • The Aero Glass theme which has been featured in Windows Vista and Windows 7 has been removed from Windows 8 in favor of a Metro-style theme.[5]
  • Microsoft Gadgets which has been featured in Windows Vista and Windows 7 has been removed from Windows 8 except for the Sidebar Gadget. [6]
File Explorer

  • The command bar is no longer present, and has been replaced by a new Ribbon UI.

EDIT:

Oh yea here's another article I found showing you what else is removed ,its ridiculous how much they removed

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/missing-windows-8/
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25 Aug 2012   #15
Butters

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Well, the way I see it is that Windows 8 is the beginning of a closed platform for Windows. Windows 8 may not be completely closed, but who knows about future releases of Windows? I think they may even be aiming to combine the Windows and Xbox platforms in the long run; the 2 GUIs are getting to be pretty similar. And as a PC gamer myself, I am not looking forward to this (IF this is what MS is trying to do). Who knows, in the future, we may see Windows on an Xbox.

For me, I'm going to be one of those users who 10 years later is still on XP, except with Win7. And why does Media Center have to be seperate from Windows now? I actually didn't know that until M1GU31 posted that link to the Wikipedia article.
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27 Aug 2012   #16
Imperfect1

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
Only good thing they put in win 8 imo is the faster boots and shutdowns and the way it handles copying and transferring files to be honest. Everything else is about the same but with some features removed and a metro interface with some cloud addons like the Microsoft store and xbox live stuff along with the email client built in.
Miguel, can you tell us, in Windows 8, what features have been removed? That is what concerns me too, because I don't want to lose any features from Windows 7.
Here's some.
Source:
List of features removed in Windows 8 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


LIST:
Shell

  • The Start button has been removed, although it is still accessible as a hotspot in the lower left corner of the screen, and on the charms menu.[1]
  • The Start menu has been removed in favor of a full screen interface called the Start screen.[2]
    • Start screen lacks the global "Recent Documents" menu.[3]
    • Start screen lacks the automatically filling by usage tracking "Most Frequently Used" (MFU) programs list, each with its "Recent Documents" menu.[3][4]
  • The Aero Glass theme which has been featured in Windows Vista and Windows 7 has been removed from Windows 8 in favor of a Metro-style theme.[5]
  • Microsoft Gadgets which has been featured in Windows Vista and Windows 7 has been removed from Windows 8 except for the Sidebar Gadget. [6]
File Explorer

  • The command bar is no longer present, and has been replaced by a new Ribbon UI.
EDIT:

Oh yea here's another article I found showing you what else is removed ,its ridiculous how much they removed

What’s Missing From Windows 8?
Thanks Miguel for going to the trouble of listing all of that. Wow! A lot of BASIC functions have been deleted. And tons of others. Hope the work-around experts are busy trying to find ways to give us our Windows 7 functions back!!!
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27 Aug 2012   #17
DirtRider

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Well so far for PC I have only seen negatives here so I will be one that will be stuck on Win7 for a very long time or maybe even move over to another OS
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28 Aug 2012   #18
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just ONE step backwards????

Seriously, yes, Win 8 is much inferior to Win 7. The list of removed features is great, notably the start menu and the glass effect. The tablet interface is annoying at best in a real computer, not good for a real productive environment, just for toys. The ribbon in explorer just makes it even more useless than it was in Win7. Classic shell is a MUST in Win8, really.

On the other hand, I can't see any significant improvements (anyone correct me if I'm wrong). Mostly is just the very same Win7 core (which in turn is the very same Vista core) with a few touches, maybe some performance improvements, but not anything surprising. The cons beat the pros for significant margin. Stick to Win7
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