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Windows 7: Windows 8 is so ugly

10 Dec 2012   #71
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Last Thursday, I attended a Microsoft event launch for several of their new products. While most of it was Windows Server 2012 focused, it spent an hour long session on Windows 8. Maybe it was the fact I was sitting through a live demo, or maybe it was due to the fact that the presenter was excellent, but I walked away with an absolutely new appreciation for Windows 8 and what it is trying to accomplish.

Even the instructor said that most people, including himself, did not find Windows 8 too appealing in the beginning, but after actual usage, find themselves loving the features. Microsoft makes it very easy to try (at no cost) so what do you have to lose?


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10 Dec 2012   #72
edwar

7 x64
 
 

The Features are all Well and Good BUT it is the UI that I do not want and I will not use. Simple fact is MS Screwed up. Fine for pad and phone, Not so for desktop or notebook. Win 8 UI just isn't going to cut it, for me that is.

Tried it Do Not Like it.
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10 Dec 2012   #73
f14tomcat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I cannot agree more!!! Win 8 looks like a kid's toy! I don't want to "tap" anything. Julien Manici put out a alpha app for 7 that gives you a look at what the "wonderful" experience would look like, without compromising your box. Grrrrooaaaannnnn................ Dell has some good deals on desktops right now and, by gosh!, in comes with win7 Pro! Somebody is thinking. I agree with Lady Fitzgerald; it's MY box and I will decide what it does and when. I don't need Redmond in my face!
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10 Dec 2012   #74
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If that's your only complaint, that's like saying you refuse to drive a new car because you don't like the smell of the tires. My Windows 8 install boots and looks just like Windows 7...going right to the desktop. I find myself using the Metro UI screen almost like a screensaver. I switch to that when I'm working on something else on my desk, so I have a "live update" of sorts on my screen. When I'm back needing to use my computer, I am back on the desktop.
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10 Dec 2012   #75
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Yeah and I won't drive a car in the US with the steering wheel on the right. No matter what kind it was.

Sorry but there is no logical reason for having to make all those changes. MS should of made them, and or given the user the choice, from the beginning.

Good for you.
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10 Dec 2012   #76
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote:
My Windows 8 install boots and looks just like Windows 7...going right to the desktop.
Same here. If I want to use Metro, I have to log out and then log back in, but I rarely do so. I think one of the biggest gripes with Windows 8 is the fact that you have to use third party apps if you want it to run like 7. Personally, I enjoy tweaking things, so it isn't a big deal, but then that's me. But Windows 8 is designed to be a more secure OS than any of its predecessors, which is why I use it.
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10 Dec 2012   #77
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Most of us spent the better part of 2012 to test the pre-versions of Windows 8. So we all have a good understanding of what the system looks like. And we came to different conclusions:

One group thinks that it is a system that fits their bill and have purchased and installed it. That is OK.

The other group thinks that it is not their cup of tea and decided to skip it. And that is an acceptable position too.

Maybe there is a third group (of which I am part) that thinks Windows 8 is interesting but as it is presented right now they would rather not use it - hoping that MS will develop some improvements so that we can hop on the bandwaggon later on.

Any of those positions are acceptable and I think there is no need to start a war of words trying to convince the other group. However, it is good practice to point out the good and the bad so that we all get a better understanding of what Windows 8 really is.
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10 Dec 2012   #78
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I have no problems with people sticking to Windows 7. I plan to do so on certain systems of mine as well.

The part I took issue with is what I'd call the "Vista Effect". It's baseless bashing of a product that comes from hearsay, at best. In fact, many of the criticisms in this very thread can be considered baseless, as admitted by those posting them that they didn't come from experience. Others, can be completely dissolved with a quick setting or tweak. There's merit to the debate of what choices Microsoft should have included, but they hardly "forcing" anyone to use a certain UI. If that were true, Microsoft would be blocking and barring all 3rd party attempts to add those features in, and I can say with first hand knowledge, they won't be doing so.

If someone doesn't want to use Windows 8, so be it, it's their systems...but there's no need to bash the product, or turn a nose up to it.
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10 Dec 2012   #79
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

My thoughts.
Would someone buy a new car and then go to a 3rd party part store so they could change the steering wheel, mirrors, tires, seats so the new car works as good as their old car. In my case the answer is no.
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10 Dec 2012   #80
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
My thoughts.
Would someone buy a new car and then go to a 3rd party part store so they could change the steering wheel, mirrors, tires, seats so the new car works as good as their old car. In my case the answer is no.
This is my point too. If I want Windows 7, I use Windows 7. No point tweaking Windows 8 to look like Windows 7.

But there is nothing wrong with Windows 8 if you like it the way it is. I personally don't, but that is just me. I like my systems to be 'comfortable' out of the box.
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