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

04 Apr 2013   #631
lehnerus2000

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

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I've tried doing work on a tablet before, and it's difficult and horrible, I would rather use a desktop/laptop, I even prefer to use a desktop over a laptop; I'm the complete opposite of mobility.
I'm with you.
I'm a "desktop guy" too.

I hate using laptops (those awful scratchpads drive me nuts).

That said, I'd rather use a laptop than a tablet.
At least you can balance a laptop on your lap.

I played with an iPad (I don't know which version) and I had to put it down after a couple of minutes, because it was too heavy.


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05 Apr 2013   #632
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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...I hate using laptops (those awful scratchpads drive me nuts)...
I agree about the "scratchpads". Using them is like doing brain surgery while wearing boxing gloves. That's why I use a wireless mouse with mine.
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05 Apr 2013   #633
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I have a small wired mouse with a retractable cable that I use with my laptop as I don't like touchpads either. That said, touchpads are sufficient (and in a way more convenient) for me when I'm in a very small space (like an airplane seat) and I only want to watch some anime, listen to music, or play some very simple games on my laptop.
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05 Apr 2013   #634
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by King Arthur View Post
I have a small wired mouse with a retractable cable that I use with my laptop as I don't like touchpads either. That said, touchpads are sufficient (and in a way more convenient) for me when I'm in a very small space (like an airplane seat) and I only want to watch some anime, listen to music, or play some very simple games on my laptop.
To add: I too hate those laptop trackpads, so when I ordered my notebook I immediately bought a cordless mouse. I simply can't get use the notebook mouse pad.
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05 Apr 2013   #635
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Windows 8 advertisement

You know, I was just looking a e-mail I got from Microsoft, and if a picture is worth a thousand words....

More Than 3 Out of 4 Enthusiasts Reject Windows 8-windows-8-advertisiement.jpg

This summarizes Windows 8 perfectly... so simple anyone can use it.


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05 Apr 2013   #636
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I don't own a tablet yet but I believe they have their place and I may buy one.
Years ago at the right price I thought they were a great device. The stupid issue is the suggestion that they would replace a desktop for desktop oriented applications. They are complementary devices.
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05 Apr 2013   #637
lehnerus2000

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

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
...I hate using laptops (those awful scratchpads drive me nuts)...
I agree about the "scratchpads". Using them is like doing brain surgery while wearing boxing gloves. That's why I use a wireless mouse with mine.
Nice description.
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05 Apr 2013   #638
Sarris

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Well... as a 56 YO architect who has been into computing since the Commador and using AutoCAD since it's inception (we used digitizers prior to mice) I can tell you that it's tough to draw with your finger on a touch screen.

I ran W8 on a VM for about 3 months. My issue is that each new operating system delivers more live content (read ads) and becomes less of a work station, and more of a social/entertainment center.

What I want in an operating system (besides making the hardware run) is boot me to a black screen, provide a taskbar with start button, and I can take it from there. Keep your UAC, I don't need a nanny, and I damn sure don't need a product, that I have purchased, telling me what I can or cannot do with it.

I want an operating system for professionals, and the ignorant masses can have the gee-gaw.

I hope everyone realizes that the grand plan is to give everyone a dumb terminal and make all computing in the cloud. That way, "they" control all the content, "they" control customizations, "they" control your personal data, AND "they" will charge you monthly for what you used to own outright.

It's already begun.......
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05 Apr 2013   #639
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Savvy

Sarris

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05 Apr 2013   #640
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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I hope everyone realizes that the grand plan is to give everyone a dumb terminal and make all computing in the cloud. That way, "they" control all the content, "they" control customizations, "they" control your personal data, AND "they" will charge you monthly for what you used to own outright.

It's already begun.......
Great, somebody else gets it.


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