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Any Windows 8 Users?
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Posted 11/30/12
I am thinking from upgrading from windows 7 to windows 8, but lots of people are having mixed arguments about it. Some people say its brilliant, and some people say it's absolutely poor. Me, personally, think the metro design and the boot up time is quite cool.

Once you get used to using it, is it any good?

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27 / M / Jacksonville, FL
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Posted 11/30/12
i like windows 8, ive got my tiles all configrued with all the programs i use primarliyand the desktop mode is like 7, plus the hulu and netflix apps are better then the website
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Posted 11/30/12
Finding an app on the new start page instead of on the start menu accounts for like 0.05% of the time spent using the computer? I guess peeps make a big deal of it just because it's all up in your face instead of under the hood.

I like the new font rendering but since I don't want to give Microsoft more money than I already have, I'm probably not going to buy it. I got the Release Preview edition right now.
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Posted 11/30/12
I'm using it - the cost of the upgrade was so low that it was worth trying out. I've had a few teething issues (keyboard and mouse not working on first boot, wifi not automatically connecting) but I've managed to get around them and I'm starting to like it - I only tend to go into Windows 7 for a couple of things that won't work in Windows 8 for some reason.

I think it feels a bit odd though, as it doesn't seem to know what it wants to be - one moment you're in Metro, next moment you're back at the desktop. Metro (or Modern or whatever they're calling it now) definitely feels more suited to a tablet than a traditional PC, but it knid of works.

My suggestion would be to make a full backup of WIndows 7 and all your data, then try it out, especially if you can get the upgrade deal - if you hate it you can restore from the backup and you've only wasted £15
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Posted 11/30/12
I think I'll pass. I can't stand the tiles nonsense windows is promoting constantly with their phones and xbox. Not to mention people are calling programs "apps" now. . . why humanity, why do you make me hate you. . .
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20 / M / Canada
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Posted 11/30/12 , edited 11/30/12
You will find it weird at first but I am will say this for sure that Windows 8 is 10x better than Windows 7. I love the new Live tiles feature + the same desktop is there. Things are easier no navigate but you should explore it around and see the changes. You will find it hard to locate the Shutdown or Restart button as it is hidden in the charms section of settings at the top right hand corner of the screen.

I have been a Windows 8 user since launch date and I think it was worth the upgrade considering it was only 16$ after taxes!

Edit: Some people hate the live tiles but I don't get why? You can chose to stick to your desktop the whole time so its not a problem
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23 / M / Britannia
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Posted 11/30/12
Running it at work and home as well as on my old Acer W500 (Will be buying Surface Pro on release) and my Lumia 920.

I think it's a brilliant OS, but I guess I am biased.
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25 / M / Denmark
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Posted 11/30/12

Hokage_4 wrote:
Edit: Some people hate the live tiles but I don't get why? You can chose to stick to your desktop the whole time so its not a problem :P


So you NEVER have to use metro in Win 8 if you don't want to?
So how exactly do I start a program?
Add a shortcut to my desktop? What about the startmenu, why can't I use that? You say its removed from Win 8? ZOMG... Except ofcourse if you install one of the countless "apps" that add a startmenu, and force it to start on the desktop, thing is, in my oppinion, that's one "app" too many, windows should have added that functionality by themselves.

But wait, that would enable a lot of users to NEVER use their "of-so-wonderful" metro tiles. Why I don't like them? They're unnessecarily bulky.

Don't get me wrong, I've used Windows for nearly as long as I've used a computer, but Windows 8 doesn't belong on a PC, its a inspired by Tablets, and it shines too much of exactly that...

Oh and another issue for ya, when you want to connect to a wireless network, guess what, you can't just have some small menu pop up like in win 7, nooooo, METRO TO THE RESCUE, pops out of nowhere FROM THE SIDE, even though you clicked IN THE TASKBAR.
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23 / M / København
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Posted 11/30/12
The reason people dont like the way Windows 8 looks like is because it will almost certainly lead to a closed system like OSX which is something alot of windows users dont want.. Objectively it is a better system though
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M / Maryland, USA
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Posted 11/30/12
Yes, I really like it. The new start interface really took some getting used to the first day, though.

So far, everything works and it is really snappy. Boot ups are much faster now for example.

It seems to really like touch screens or multi touch input pads.
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28 / M / Alaska
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Posted 11/30/12
If you look at the pictures from Windows 8, it was very obviously designed for a touchscreen. It looks like a smartphone interface, and that's generally hated by most people as far as using a regular computer setup goes, it fails in nearly every way for your usual keyboard mouse combo. There are a few changes under the hood that might be more worthwhile, but it's not worth the interface crippling, unless you have a touchscreen, or a kinect unit and need something to do with it. Otherwise it's worthless. Also from what I've been told they threw out alot of old code and pretty much started from scratch. Long story short this means that you can forget about much of any backwards compatibility, even some programs as recent as windows vista and windows 7 era may not work on this OS. I haven't looked into it too much though as I hate the interface. So yea good luck with running your windows 8 system.
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20 / M / Outside of LA
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Posted 11/30/12
I could care less. But I have windows 8 and its pretty neat I don't have issues with it,
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22 / M / 風の山
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Posted 11/30/12
i know i want it.

people are always scared of change. but a few more month and people will make it customizable if you want it to look like windows 7.

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