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Windows 7: My Opinion on Windows 8

05 Jul 2013   #11
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gary View Post
They did not listen to the Beta testers. I beta tested Windows 7 so I know what I am talking about. I said , right or wrong that is my opinion. I have a right to it just as you do to voice your opinion. Fcts are that people that purchased OEM Machines with Windows 8, bought Windows 7. The slump in OEM PC sales are directly proportional to the release of 8. Just asked all of the unemployed from HP. I would not download Windows 8.1 if you paid me.
Truth be told, when I bought my Windows 8 laptop I too was going to dump it for Windows 7, but a funny thing happened.... I played around with 8 and liked it. And no, my laptop is not touch screen.

Yes, I understand this is your opinion. I just think some of the vitriol is a bit overdone, especially by those who haven't actually used the OS.

And again, the "slump" in PC sales is just a side tracking excuse to dump on 8. It's pretty much universally acknowledged that the real cause of PC sales are tablets.

What you could say, that "may" be partially true, is that Windows 8 didn't help PC sales. That would be more accurate than out and out blaming 8 for the desktop PC's declining sales.

As for no liking 8, that's your prerogative. People said the same thing about 7, XP, 2K, 98, 95. Some people don't like change, I get it.

My two cents.


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05 Jul 2013   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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I get it.
Really?
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05 Jul 2013   #13
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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I get it.
Really?
Yes, Really!

BTW I knew you would be chiming in here. You didn't disappoint
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05 Jul 2013   #14
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You clearly don't get it.

Do you think because others don't share your opinion, there is something wrong with them? They don't like change?

I think you will find people like change for the better. They don't like it for the worse. Do you get that? I expect not.
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05 Jul 2013   #15
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gary View Post
In my honest Opinion Ballmer should be terminated along with the rest of Windows 8 Design staff.


I know a ridiculous amount of thought went into the design, but whoever was the lead must have been "My way or the highway" with zero room for compromise. Also ignoring who should've been the most important people of all - the consumers. That really came across as one big F*** You! to it's customers.

It's a great OS marred by arrogance.

I've customized my copy of 8 to remove all the ugly and dis-functionality. But it always did and does still does strike me that removing such simple and fundamental choices was an act close to lunacy from a commercial point of view.


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Now as previously said right or wrong this is my opinion and mine alone. I see that Mozilla is now going the way of MS. Just look at the new Icon for Firefox 23 Beta?
Everything's currently going for the homogenous 'Modern" look.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gary View Post
Say I am a gamer and I am going to build a $5,000 USD rig. Do you really think I would put Windows 8 on it??
I did.

Performance is virtually identical to Seven. Better in some cases.


And if I wanted to play legacy games, I'd install XP.



As for PC sales it's not 8 killing the market. It's not helping, but it's not the sole cause.
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05 Jul 2013   #16
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You clearly don't get it.

Do you think because others don't share your opinion, there is something wrong with them? They don't like change?
Reading most of your posts over at eightforums on this subject I could easily argue the same. And for the record, no one said anything was wrong with them. That's something you chose to take from my post.

As I said before I have a lot of respect for you, but on this we're on opposite sides.

Yes, I understand many don't like the direction Microsoft has taken with 8, I get that. Some think the GUI is silly, and I'll even add myself that I don't like the Metro screen. Outside of that, for me, 8 isn't bad. To me, once you get past the silly Metro screen, all is good.

My point, people are acting like Microsoft produced the second devil and slapped all the angels in the face; I honestly don't see it being that serious, thus I voice my opinion on it.

Once you post an opinion, others will chime in, that's the nature of the forums.

We can agree to disagree agreeably.
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06 Jul 2013   #17
lehnerus2000

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
What you could say, that "may" be partially true, is that Windows 8 didn't help PC sales. That would be more accurate than out and out blaming 8 for the desktop PC's declining sales.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
As for PC sales it's not 8 killing the market. It's not helping, but it's not the sole cause.
I agree.
These are more accurate statements.

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Everything's currently going for the homogenous 'Modern" look.
"Homogeneous" isn't the word I'd use.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
And if I wanted to play legacy games, I'd install XP.
My old games run adequately in an XP VM (all except one, which will only run on an actual XP install - so I don't play it).
The bonus is that I can also play them when I'm using Linux.
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06 Jul 2013   #18
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Microsoft produced the second devil and slapped all the angels in the face
Oh I like that phrase



Seven vs Eight simply reminds me of the vitriol of XP vs Vista.

Lots of valid points, a lot of not so valid points coming from a wide range of people such as the never tried right up to the thoroughly tried. And just like those endless debates, things get heated.

Did MS make mistakes with 8? Most definitely. Are they interested in rectifying things? Not really. But is it Microsoft's worse OS and biggest mistake? Not by a long shot.


Not everyone likes customization nor relying on 3rd party apps. But imagine if it were locked down like an Apple OS?
Agreements;disagreements aside; Overall I'm just happy that 8 can be customized to accommodate personal usage habits.


At the end of the day - it's your computer and you can run what you like on it. Like most things in life, there's never a 'one size fits all'. If you really don't like something - don't use it. It's not as if there isn't a very good alternative in this case.
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06 Jul 2013   #19
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I don't use any 3rd party apps with my copy of 8. Just straight up.

And I, like most people, hate the Metro screen; for me it's too damn cluttered.

As for the than missing start button, I have to admit I've gotten used to it being gone now and find the search feature just as useful. The Start button on 8.1 is meh, but again, doesn't bother me.

Oh and for the record, I was a H8ter to, till I started using the OS and got used to the way things were. Am I ready to dump 7 as my production OS on my main rig, not yet, but the final version of Windows Blue (8.1) will determine that.

Performance wise no one is really complaining there, it's more about the looks and GUI.
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06 Jul 2013   #20
Wenda

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32-bit; Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (VM).
 
 

I'm running 8.1 now. Once I got rid of/worked around what I didn't like, it's quite nice.

I have 8.1 set to boot to the desktop, and to go to All Apps when the 'start button' is
clicked, and I use All Apps instead of the Start Screen. It's still cluttered, but better
than that in W8. Metro is left enabled to use if/when desired, but isn't in my face.
Start Screen is purely an app-launcher, nothing more.

I have deliberately refrained from installing a start menu, but, due to a bug where some
programs won't pin to Start or All Apps, I've enabled Quick-Launch for these programs.

I've disabled Sky-Drive and that silly 'universal' search, and am quite happy with it.


Wenda.
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