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Windows 7: More Than 3 Out of 4 Enthusiasts Reject Windows 8

21 Aug 2013   #1661
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

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I just don't see what the fuss is all about
No Aero! I love me some Aero!


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21 Aug 2013   #1662
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

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I don't understand how you can lose applications or files. I type exactly what I'm looking for, and I get it.
That's the same thing that pisses me off in Ubuntu and its dash screen.
Hell, if I need to know and remeber the name of all the programs I have installed I might as well pull them up by command line and bypass all this GUI bs. DOS (and linux terminal) all the way, you hipster kiddies!

Having my programs listed somewhere, with also icons, (because in case you missed it, the bulk of the human population remembers more easily images than words) is useful to me and many others.

I know that 8 can have the folders in the task bar and all that, and that there is an ugly app selector screen, but it's missing the point on so many levels.

It has to run out of the box, or it goes out of the window.

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But in reality, I don't see why people are so Anti-Windows 8. I've said it once, and I'll say it again, IF you do not like change, DON'T UPGRADE.
Which is what is happening. W8 stuff is selling less than Vista stuff at its glory days. This ought to tell something. I mean pre-SP1 Vista sucked hard.

You are a minority. Is that a problem?
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21 Aug 2013   #1663
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
I just don't see what the fuss is all about
No Aero! I love me some Aero!
LOL!! I always disable that stuff anyway it eats into the performance of the machine - I do that from Brink's tutorial on Optimisation Optimize Windows 7
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21 Aug 2013   #1664
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
I just don't see what the fuss is all about
No Aero! I love me some Aero!
LOL!! I always disable that stuff anyway it eats into the performance of the machine - I do that from Brink's tutorial on Optimisation Optimize Windows 7
I love the look of Aero (I really dislike 8's pastelly colours) and with the new system I have everything is very snappy due to the SSD. 7 was a bit slow on my old rig but that was nearly six years old when I installed it, now it's more than fast enough for me. If Windows 8 would be faster on my system I wouldn't appreciate it and it wouldn't give me my Aero!

I'm just one of those who doesn't think 8 is for me, I'm very happy with 7 and will stick with it for a long while yet. I've being toying with running 8 in a VM for a closer look but it really is just curiosity and no real desire to move to it as my primary OS.
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21 Aug 2013   #1665
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

No probs mate I just adjust the colours with the colour calibration> I do have a SanDisk Extreme SSD in this machine and my power up to desktop takes about 8 secs including login if I am ready for it LOL!! Shut down is in the blink of an eye - seriously almost as soon as I hit the shut down button.
Between apps is just as quick and I use 7 forum through it all the time as you might have guessed.
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21 Aug 2013   #1666
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
I just don't see what the fuss is all about
No Aero! I love me some Aero!
LOL!! I always disable that stuff anyway it eats into the performance of the machine - I do that from Brink's tutorial on Optimisation Optimize Windows 7
That is an awesome tutorial thanks for pointing me to it,
Cheers.
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21 Aug 2013   #1667
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

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It seems Windows 7 is here to stay, wherever Microsoft want Windows 7 to stay or not, Windows 8's UI has become too touchscreen orientated, and I've even struggled to find files and programs Windows 8 due to the metro Start Menu.

I don't understand how you can lose applications or files. I type exactly what I'm looking for, and I get it. I'm a bit of a naming freak, and have everything listed as what they really are. I've got nearly 20million files on my Network Drives, and my current computer has 4TB (80% Full), and I have no issues with finding programs. Compatibility is another issue, for another thread.


But in reality, I don't see why people are so Anti-Windows 8. I've said it once, and I'll say it again, IF you do not like change, DON'T UPGRADE. I'm not trying to rag on you, or be-little you, I'm just saying I don't understand it. Windows 8 was like a godsend to me, I'm tired of the same old look of Windows. Windows 98 - 7 have the same style. Windows 8 was new, and different, I enjoy the challenge it gives. I guess not everyone likes puzzles as much as I do
Anti 8 on tablet NO! Anti 8 on desktop? Take a look at just what 8 is a run off of RT on Surface Tablets that allows you to install on a tablet lacking 8 or the RT gui(both RT and 8 see same). Strip out the features and support people are accustomed on the desktop platform and offer no options to the user and you wonder why people want to stay with 7.

You can't compare the look between all versions leading up to 7 going back to Legacy. The two things that have remained until 8 came along however are IE and WMP. WMP was an option for 95 back then. At least back then if you looked on a 98 disk what did you find? "OPTIONAL" Windows components! Do you see any setup options for 8? NADA!

As anyone can readily see 8 draws a lot of fire from the obvious discontentment by many. That won't be going away anytime soon.
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21 Aug 2013   #1668
Wrend

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit, Debian GNU/Linux 64bit (virtual machine on a RAM drive)
 
 

It seems to always come up that some people think other people don't like Windows 8 because they don't like change.

I like change for the better, but I don't like Windows 8, because in my opinion it is a change for the worse.

Savvy?

Bottom line is: use whatever you like. I won't belittle people that use and like Windows 8 (good for you guys), and I should hope for the same treatment.

I have a very specific kind of setup on my desktop (which includes how I have my Start menu setup) that works well for me. The additional Start screen related stuff would only serve to get in the way of that. Fortunately, there's no real significant reason for me to need to update to Windows 8. I also don't want to support this kind of an OS interface direction Microsoft is going in.

And as I've mentioned before, I use Windows 7 just fine on my Nexus 7 tablet too. Piece of cake.
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21 Aug 2013   #1669
gregrocker

 

Many of us were so horrified by Vista we leapt for Win7 to see if they'd learned. They had. As those of us who grew up with it here found it is by far the best OS ever, maybe destined to stay that way.

When and if it has a worthy successor we will embrace it and provide the level of support which has earned these forums the undisputed top tech forums on the web probably in history. Win7 is that good. Give us something that is as good or better.
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21 Aug 2013   #1670
Wrend

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit, Debian GNU/Linux 64bit (virtual machine on a RAM drive)
 
 

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I just don't see what the fuss is all about I use the machine just as I did before only now it is ten times faster!
What kind of crazy computer are you using that runs things 10x faster with Windows 8?!

At least lets have an honest discussion here...

If it ran what I run using Windows 7 10x faster I would update with blatant disregard for my GUI preferences, even if it was ugly and annoying as sin. LOL
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