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

03 Sep 2013   #1811
Qstarw

Windows 7
 
 

I would still use Windows 98 for gaming if it was by me...but its not supported any more


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03 Sep 2013   #1812
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
why not run it as a VM -- works perfectly !!!

Cheers
jimbi


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03 Sep 2013   #1813
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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Well here is my GUI Wrend nothing very 8 about it at all unless I am hallucinating of course.
Looks like you modded it to look more like 7 and you're presumably avoiding the Start screen, so that's probably why it doesn't look very 8ish.

I'm not a fan of desktop icons nor a cluttered up taskbar either, but to each their own.

Just for reference, here's a picture of my desktop (I have the background cycle through a bunch of outer space related photographs, mostly nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters). There's also a lot more running than what you can see here.

By the way, nice picture of your family there, I presume.

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Once the Vista days were over I couldn't see much use for having shortcuts clutter the desktop either and simply opted to use the additional Quick Launch toolbar method to keep things organized easily enough in separate catagories. With the 8 CP and RP the Metro was the annoyance while the MS move to avoid further embarrassment was to include the boot direct to desktop option in the 8.1 preview showing they were starting to notice the large volume of complaints coming in!

Before 7 the only clutter you would see on the main taskbar would be from filling the sectional Quick Launch option if not using the addon toolbar method. 7 and 8, 8.1 all share the ability to load up the taskbar too easily without any thought of those. It's still going to be upto the user on how cluttered up things get however regardless of whatever fast ones MS pulls from time to time.

Now as far as clutter on a VM? nonexistant but instead showing a basic desktop strategy ignoring the little reminders VM ware shows in from time to time this would be 8.1 without much on it.

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04 Sep 2013   #1814
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Bill Gates even refuses to upgrade to 8
Bill Gates Refuses Upgrade to Windows 8 - The Daily Currant
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04 Sep 2013   #1815
lehnerus2000

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ganjiry View Post
Bill Gates even refuses to upgrade to 8
Bill Gates Refuses Upgrade to Windows 8 - The Daily Currant
Priceless.
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04 Sep 2013   #1816
DreadStarX

Windows 8 64bit Professional
 
 

I can't post my Desktop for two reasons,

1. Don't have access to it from school. (Parents shut it off D
2. Inappropriate wallpaper (I Love Drunk College girls ^-^)

But my love for FireFox & Windows 8 will never fail. Also, I has a new Samsung Galaxy S4 on the way!
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04 Sep 2013   #1817
Boozad

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill Gates
"I encourage everyone looking for a new tablet or a touch-enabled notebook to upgrade to Windows 8. But if you're already on Windows 7, I would wait until Windows 9 to upgrade, by which time some of these kinks will have been worked out."
That leaves me much more optimistic about M$'s next OS.
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04 Sep 2013   #1818
BlueGuy

W7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
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That leaves me much more optimistic about M$'s next OS.
Yeah, but where's the "wiggle room" for more improvement?

Faster load times?
Accommodate new types of hardware?
Eliminate any emulation, just make it run any legacy software/hardware out-of-the-box?
Any suggestions? I just need a base OS (though this W7U was a gift, so didn't cost me)
because I've been using John Haler's PortableApps since it came out, saves me from having to
re-install my most used programs over and over again.

7 just about has it but does have a nice fix without necessarily running the XP VM.
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04 Sep 2013   #1819
Boozad

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

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That leaves me much more optimistic about M$'s next OS.
Yeah, but where's the "wiggle room" for more improvement?
I read Gates' 'time for the kinks to be worked out' as a more PR friendly way of saying that Windows 9 will be a dedicated desktop OS once again. I could be wrong, but the company's chairman and major shareholder isn't going to advise the consumers to avoid upgrading to the current release of their OS as it isn't suited to desktops and hint they should wait for the next incarnation if there isn't going to be significant differences, i.e. no more touchscreen UI on a desktop OS release.
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04 Sep 2013   #1820
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That is the fakest news site ever, (daily current) did you even look at the sides of the page? Hilarious.

See this here instead:

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33642_7...ws-8-is-great/

Bill gates thinks windows 8 is great. Cnet link above.

http://betanews.com/2012/10/25/what-...out-windows-8/

Unfortunately, even bill gates is blind.
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