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Windows 7: Windows 8: a step backwards!?

23 Aug 2012   #1
Butters

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Windows 8: a step backwards!?

Just thought I'd share this.
Am I the only one to see this similarity?














I guess the only difference between then and now is that Windows 8 can be used on a tablet. lol (that was a joke in case anyone couldn't tell.)

But seriously, Windows 8 is not something I'm looking forward to. What do you guys think?
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24 Aug 2012   #2
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

From a mainstream user I can see them adopting it pretty easily. IT people set in their ways not so much. But I also understand the IT's point of view too. It's a hassle changing all these settings that have been easily set in the more traditional windows layout. As far as similarities across all versions of windows. Well duh. It's branding. Signature look. Just like all brands of things.
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24 Aug 2012   #3
Paarkhi

Windows 8.1u1 x64
 
 

Going to stick with win7 as 8 is bit uncomfortable to navigate (personal choice, don't want to start any arguing)
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24 Aug 2012   #4
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

I'm sticking with Windows 7 as I do not like the idea behind Windows 8.
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24 Aug 2012   #5
Pixelpro

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 

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.
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24 Aug 2012   #6
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I'm using it right now, and I don't have any problems with it. OK, it's a slightly different interface but like Windows 98, XP, Vista and Seven, it just takes a while to get used to.
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24 Aug 2012   #7
GEWB

Several flavors of Linux (Mint primary) / 32bit XP, Win7 HomeP / 64bit Win7 Pro, Ultimate / 64Win8.1
 
 

"7" is a lucky number.

Regards,
GEWB
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25 Aug 2012   #8
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

sticking with 7,will probably stick a ssd in this machine when I got the cash to make the boost and load times quicker. 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. Though for the email client I could just use windows live essentials which has windows live mail which syncs my gmail account and i get my emails that way on my current machine and the only gaming client i care about is steam and have xfire client to chat with my friends online and track my game play hours,basically like a msn for gamers. So no not upgrading anytime soon,will wait for something better in the future.
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25 Aug 2012   #9
DirtRider

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I don't know what it is but some of the latest releases in software just don't appeal to me much and Win8 seems to be one of them
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25 Aug 2012   #10
Imperfect1

 
 

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.
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