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

01 Apr 2013   #541
Lone Browncoat

2000Pro,XP SP3 x86..W7 on next build
 
 

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I'm sure the politics behind all of this could make a very interesting movie/book.
I thought it did, didn't it? Tron Legacy...Isn't that what was going on with the evil-doers within ENCOM
(greedy capitalists) holding on to their new OS to make profit, whereas Kevin and Sam Flynn along with Alan Bradley wanted to release the code free and clear? Nyuk,Nyuk,Nyuk....


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01 Apr 2013   #542
Iforgot

Win7 64
 
 

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You can still repair boot sectors in Linux similar to Win.
Repair tools on Linux discs are far more intensive the hard part is working out the names.

Just loaded Linux Mint 14 Mate on a spare hdd/partition and boot either via bias.
I meant from the HDD (not a Live Linux CD/DVD).
I have all of my operating systems on the same HDD (triple boot).

Then you can boot off a cdrom and repair the boot sector files, or replace them.

Besides. did prefer "lilo" instead of "grub"
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01 Apr 2013   #543
Barman58

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01 Apr 2013   #544
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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I think that on a Windows 8 refusenick topic thread, discussion of alternatives should not be considered 'off tiopic'.
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01 Apr 2013   #545
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

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... I think that on a Windows 8 refusenick topic thread, discussion of alternatives should not be considered 'off tiopic'.
Wolfgang,
The discussion of alternatives is to be expected - but not the vagaries of installation of said alternatives, this would be better placed in the installation and setup forum, it's not news or related to windows 7 as per point 4 in the guidlines

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01 Apr 2013   #546
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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... I think that on a Windows 8 refusenick topic thread, discussion of alternatives should not be considered 'off tiopic'.
Wolfgang,
The discussion of alternatives is to be expected - but not the vagaries of installation of said alternatives, this would be better placed in the installation and setup forum, it's not news or related to windows 7 as per point 4 in the guidlines

Posting News Article Guidelines - Please Read before Posting!!
OK, understand. I have to admit that I am not up to snuff on all the detailed forum guidelines. Maybe I should read them one day, LOL.
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01 Apr 2013   #547
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
perhaps all the related W8 stuff should be on the W8 Forum -- there's a load of similar threads.

Cheers
jimbo
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01 Apr 2013   #548
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Not everybody is on the eightforums. I think it make sense to discuss the next OS version here too.
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01 Apr 2013   #549
nilank

 

One fact: If Windows 8 had that shiny Aero, most people would have simply liked it and dumped Windows 7. General human psycology, they unconsciously like what appears better!
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01 Apr 2013   #550
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nilank View Post
One fact: If Windows 8 had that shiny Aero, most people would have simply liked it and dumped Windows 7. General human psycology, they unconsciously like what appears better!
Hi there
loads of people -- me included didn't like AERO so for us it's no loss at all.

I'm not an internal OS specialist so I've no idea how difficult it is to implement that feature or how it would affect the performance of the OS -- but Linux in its time also had problems with these types of effects -- was it called something like COMPIZ with all sorts of special desk effects including revolving pyramids etc -- however it seemed to cause more problems than it was worth trying to install it.

Have a look at some of these images.
https://www.google.is/search?q=linux...w=1024&bih=523

Cheers
jimbo
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