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Windows 7: Windows 8 is so ugly

06 Dec 2012   #61
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I was actually offered a computer today, I almost accepted it.
Then I went to find out what it would cost me to get windows 7 on it.
They've made win 7 more expensive than win 8?
All the sudden the sales numbers make sense to me.


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06 Dec 2012   #62
cytherian

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I don't get all the hate. I test ran a Windows 8 installed laptop the other day (first time actually using it for more than just a few minutes) and I have to say that once you know where to find things, it's actually quite usable. Frankly, I understand wanting to extend W7 fluency directly to W8 with no modifications, but it's not a huge inconvenience.

That said, I didn't get a chance to run it through serious paces. It does sound like from several testimonies that W8 introduces some program issues, where media conversion is involved. Seems odd to me, as wouldn't this be a driver issue?
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06 Dec 2012   #63
Burgurne

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 retail
 
 

to Chrono:
A clean install. I always do clean installs, and nomatter what, it is NOT possible to do an upgrade from Windows XP x86 to Windows 8 Pro x64. You should know that.
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06 Dec 2012   #64
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I ran all the test versions of Windows 8 since day1 (in a virtual partition) and decided that I would not use it. I bought an Android tablet instead - and that is a LOT of fun. Hardly use the PCs any more. I guess I will still keep them (although the wife suggested to put them on eBay), but they will stay on /7.

But I can understand that the playmobile generation may like /8.
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06 Dec 2012   #65
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I just finished migrating back to Windows 7. Ran Windows 8 for over a month and decided I still didn't like it.

If I'm not going to use the Modern interface then why spend a lot of time and effort to make it look and feel like Windows 7, just use Windows 7, so that is what I did.

I realise how much I really did miss the Aero Glass look. Windows 7 just looks more finished.
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06 Dec 2012   #66
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
If I'm not going to use the Modern interface then why spend a lot of time and effort to make it look and feel like Windows 7, just use Windows 7, so that is what I did.
Exactly
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07 Dec 2012   #67
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
...I realise how much I really did miss the Aero Glass look. Windows 7 just looks more finished.
I disabled Aero glass on my notebook to save on resources and I don't miss it at all.
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07 Dec 2012   #68
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

I must be getting old.....

I hated Windows when I first started using it - why the hell do I need a GUI to accomplish the same things I can easily do with a few command lines? Noooo, I have to click this, click that, drag it here, drop it there.... surely this is neat stuff, but it's just a Apple knock off... and real computer people don't use Apple hardware - that's a great paltform for the artsy folks, not the hardcore developer doing 'real' work'.

Sheesh! I normally don't upgrade OSes until it's loaded on the next machine I puirchase, so I might not ever see what all of the hub-bub is all about.

I was thinking about the start button so many people twitch about and it dawned on me that the entire window is the start button, maybe that's why it's not winning any beauty contests..

Remember when big fins were all the rage on automobiles?

People still bought cars.

I'm sure that Win8 8 is great under the hood, people just don't like the styling.
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07 Dec 2012   #69
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote:
Remember when big fins were all the rage on automobiles?
I certainly do! My dad had a Dodge, I can't remember the model, with wings when I was in elementary school.
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07 Dec 2012   #70
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, I loved those fins - especially on this 59 Caddy you show. But my real favorite was the 58 Eldorado Biarritz convertible. In the early 70s I could have bought one in California for little money but was hesitant because I did not have a place to store it.

In 1964 I bought a 59 Dodge with the fins. But that was not as pretty as the Caddies. It was just a car to go to and from the office. It had the push-button gear selection.
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