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Windows 7: Windows 8 is so ugly

05 Dec 2012   #41
Maguscreed

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
We have Windows 8 because Microsoft is in the business of making money. Windows 7 was a great money maker for MS but it's peak is gone so they need a new revenue stream.

I think their hope is if it's different enough people will buy it. If it was just Windows 7 Plus people would not buy it.

I don't agree with this, just my thoughts on why we have Windows 8.
They pushed nearly 40 million copies just the first few days. They aren't having trouble selling it.
I've been using windows since roughly 1992-93 I've never been this hesitant about a new version. Maybe I've just gotten that old, I don't know.


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05 Dec 2012   #42
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

The Internet usage stats don't seem to back that figure.
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05 Dec 2012   #43
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
Maybe I've just gotten that old, I don't know.
That's the point I don't understand...and the point I've been trying to make this entire thread. I'm not suggesting you run out and buy a copy...but download the 90-day trial. People "fear" it from listening to other people talk about their fear...that they got from hearing other people who heard it from others, and so on.

In reading these boards and others, the "fear" is held by the people who haven't tried it. Those who have, get passed that fear and then they realize they have two valid Windows OS choices for their computer...Windows 7, and Windows 8. Many people, like me, have licenses through TechNet and/or from computer purchases, so cost isn't an issue. I don't know if I'd pay retail $100+ for it just now, especially if I already had Window 7 licenses, but I had no problem paying $14.99 for my OEM upgrade.
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05 Dec 2012   #44
DeaconFrost

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
The Internet usage stats don't seem to back that figure.
I have several licenses for Windows 8, including two non-TechNet ones that I paid for. Those count towards sales, but I haven't installed them yet, so they wouldn't affect internet usage. Also think about computers that have been purchased as Christmas presents, and not yet unboxed.
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05 Dec 2012   #45
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Regardless of what it looks like, I will not be buying 8. I do not like the lack of a Start menu and I really do not like the Modern UI. I understand what Micosoft is trying to do by unifying the UI across all platforms but on a traditional desktop it just doesn't work, at least for me.
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05 Dec 2012   #46
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That can be easily fixed, even without spending any money. I've tried several of the products out there, and to my surprise, they work extremely well. My Windows 8 machine boots to a desktop that would be identical to a Windows 7 machine in look, feel, and function.
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05 Dec 2012   #47
Nigsy

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
That can be easily fixed, even without spending any money. I've tried several of the products out there, and to my surprise, they work extremely well. My Windows 8 machine boots to a desktop that would be identical to a Windows 7 machine in look, feel, and function.
It's no good, W8 is already been dubbed Vista v2, you can't win. And the most annoying thing as you've already stated, a lot of comments are coming from people who:
A) Haven't tried it
B) Ran the CP had there worst fears confirmed when it loaded and they saw the Metro interface and went no further.

The only real issue with Windows Vista sat between the keyboard and the chair - And I'm beginning to think it's the same problem here with W8.
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05 Dec 2012   #48
Hopalong X

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
That can be easily fixed, even without spending any money. I've tried several of the products out there, and to my surprise, they work extremely well. My Windows 8 machine boots to a desktop that would be identical to a Windows 7 machine in look, feel, and function.
Do you have links?
Maybe for the best free one or two you found?

I'm not too lazy to search but unsure of what to search for and since you have tried some of them your experience and expertise would be appreciated.
Mike
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05 Dec 2012   #49
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Vista had alot more issues than just the user.
I have not used 8, I've read/watched enough about it that I won't even install it. I can learn it, but I choose not to. If I have a tablet device I would install it, but not on my three 22" displays. I never upgrade to the next anything unless I look at reviews and what people are saying. This is one of those cases.
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05 Dec 2012   #50
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HAVOC View Post
I have not used 8, I've read/watched enough about it that I won't even install it.
Exactly as Nigsy explained. Havoc, your thoughts are exactly as mine were...until I actually started using it.
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