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Windows 7: My Opinion on Windows 8

05 Jul 2013   #1
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 
My Opinion on Windows 8

Let me start off by saying that this is my opinion only and not that of Windows SevenForums. I believe that if Microsoft would have asked the public what they wanted instead of forcing an Operating system on us that no one really wanted.
It was drag a quite ugly and without the start button. Now I understand that in the FREE Windows 8.1 you will have an option to use a start button.
All MS had to do was to offer users a choice of using Metro or The standard Start menu. Then users Of OEM machines would not have started buying copies of Windows 7 to replace an OS that was forced upon them. If MS would have done that the PC market would not have taken a nosedive and many more people would be using and liking Windows 8.
In my honest Opinion Ballmer should be terminated along with the rest of Windows 8 Design staff.

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? They will come out with a release in Firefox 25 or 26 that will make customizing Firefox a thing of the past. There will be one and only one Theme which looks just like Chromes? Coincidence? I don't thing so since Mozilla get the majority of funding from Google. This probably will happen in 26 as 25 is already out there. I have used Firefox since day one with Phoenix 0.09 and I will stop upgrading when this change takes place.


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05 Jul 2013   #2
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I disagree, an btw the public has spoken or else Microsoft would have dumped it. Instead they seem to be pushing forward, especially since Windows Blue (8.1) seems to have somewhat quieted some of the doubters and criticisms out there.

BTW....
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gary View Post
If MS would have done that the PC market would not have taken a nosedive and many more people would be using and liking Windows 8.
I know it's the popular thing to blame Windows 8 for sagging PC sales, but the fact is PC sales were already tanking thanks to smartphones & tablets.

BTW I'm also a Windows 8 user and once you get past/dismiss the Metro screen I can tell you the OS is just as good if not better than 7, especially performance wise.

Also have you tried Windows 8 (not just tried it out in some store, but actually used it for some time? You might give it a try if not, it may even surprise you. I'm using it on my laptop, as well as on my desktop under VM Ware.

Windows 8.1 Preview - Download and Install

Anyway I think this should be posted in the eight forums instead of here.

My two cents.
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05 Jul 2013   #3
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

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.
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05 Jul 2013   #4
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I really disliked Windows 8, I downloaded and installed 8.1 Preview onto a spare SSD and I have to say I disliked it much less. I found it considerably easier to use and I would have no objections to using it full time when it's released if I have the funds.
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05 Jul 2013   #5
theveterans

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

This is also my only opinion. I'd get Windows 8.1 iff it satisfies these features listed below:

1) Like Gary, I want the option to completely disable Metro Apps, Metro Start Screen, MS Online Account and other tablet oriented features. Well, the Built-in administrator account has these features disabled except for the Metro start screen, but nobody uses that account due to security concerns.

2) Completely disable "Desktop Composition" for legacy programs. Windows 7 has basic theme that has no desktop composition for program compatibility. Windows 8.1 should have this option too!

3) A redesigned Start Menu that doesn't cover the whole desktop, but it's really hard to trump Windows 7's Start menu.

4) Bring back the built-in DVD codec. Microsoft is too greedy to sell Windows 8 for the same price as 7 without WMC and DVD playback as well as Windows DVD Maker.

Without fulfilling my wish list above, I'd keep Windows 7 and won't even care if new features such as DirectX 11.2 and some other new features are only exclusive for 8.1.
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05 Jul 2013   #6
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

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??
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05 Jul 2013   #7
Minecraft123456

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I disliked windows 8 and rebooted with windows 7 home premium because I hated it.

It sucked very bad windows 8.1 was a little bit better but I still disliked it.
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05 Jul 2013   #8
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

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??
Well I put Steam on 8.1 and everything ran just fine. Just the same as Windows 7 anyway.

Don't get me wrong I am in no way an 8 supporter, but I am just voicing my opinions on 8.1 compared to the original Windows 8 Consumer Preview I used.
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05 Jul 2013   #9
theveterans

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

It's just my thoughts that for some people, they would do it just to eke out more FPS in some games as well as to get the latest DirectX for future GPU and game support despite Windows 8's lackluster UI. They can argue that with Classic Shell or Start 8, etc. their OS will now behave like 7. Still for me, no "disable desktop composition" no deal.
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05 Jul 2013   #10
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

Since Windows 8 launched just look at how may tweaks were released to make it look and act like 7. If MS would have offered a choice between the Metro and standard start I would have updated my Win 7 Pro for The $39.00 offer. They did not so I am staying with Windows 7 for the rest of my days on this planet.
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