Topic Title: Windows 8: The Next WindowsME?
Topic Summary: What do you think?
Created On: 05/06/2012 01:00 PM
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 11/20/2012 07:39 AM
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I upgraded from Vistax64 to Win8pro and not looking back. After a few weeks of discovering the features and differences it's a keeper.

From Win7 to Win8.. maybe not that big of a difference.



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 11/20/2012 09:56 AM
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I upgraded to Win8 with the $40 digital download and added Start8 for $5 so I would "feel" comfortable with it. I'm happy.



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 01/24/2013 12:34 AM
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Loving it here. and yes, Start8 is a must. I'm not to sure why they thought it wasagreat ideatoremove the start pebble. oh well.

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 06/28/2014 09:37 PM
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Originally posted by: omachrison BlazeVideo DVD Region Free is easy enough for even newbie. No additional settings, no manual needed. Once you insert your DVD into the drive, this DVD decrypter program will recognize what it takes immediately and decrypt the DVD movie automatically.

 

http://www.blazevideo.com/dvd-region-free/

These spammers are something special aren't they?



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 06/29/2014 09:05 PM
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Originally posted by: stumped

 

These spammers are something special aren't they?

 

The forums wouldn't be the same without them!

I'm actually glad that this topic has been revived so I can tell my opinion. I remember I was defending 8 when it came out and when it was only in beta stage. I didn't want to judge too soon and thought the attacks are the same thing as the past incident with Vista which was blamed falsely.

In the past few years I had a lot of chance experimenting with 8 so I could get very familiar with it. And unfortunately my opinion changed and now I see that it is indeed clumsy and has serious flaws. Even though the 8.1 update and its so-called update1 improved the situation a lot, the current OS is still inferior to other operating systems, at least on a regular PC.

What's your opinion, people? After all these years of 8 being out and being used by more than just 2 people, how do you see the current state of windows 8.x?



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 06/29/2014 09:58 PM
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I love my 8.1  It works much better with madVR (which is a must for an HTPC), it's very fast, I love the Start Page, all my apps a right there organized in groups with group names.  I have NOTHING on my desktop.

 

 

I will not be going back to 7

 

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 06/29/2014 10:45 PM
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I'm still a fan of the menu system myself. I haven't had anything on my desktop, except for temporary transfers and important notes, since I used Vista. But I can see how an icon based OS would be better for a HTPC.

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 06/29/2014 10:55 PM
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That part isn't about it being an HTPC (I only call it that since that is what I use it mostly for, LOL) Why have icons on a desktop, when you can have them on another page out of sight until you need them...  that's my philosophy.

 

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 06/30/2014 02:08 PM
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Hello guys and ladies.

 

I personally love the quick multitasking of windows 8.1

And i believe the next windows version will only add to this.



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 07/01/2014 03:48 AM
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Now 2014 and after the NSA scandal I wonder MS is getting any more OS out of the door in meaningful numbers? MS shattered consumers trust and they pay dearly for it right now.

On topic I think MS should keep the touch-screen OS on mobiles (phone/tablets) and keep the desktop OS separate. They may unify "under the hood" but hands off the UI. Not many are willing to trade the 7 desktop UI for that cheapish flatscreen mobile 8 UI

.. never going to succeed!

 

 

 

 



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Edited: 07/01/2014 at 04:03 AM by MyMedia59
 07/01/2014 08:33 AM
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There's a Toms Hardware article about that, saying that there's a possibility that Windows 8.2/9 will completely separate the Windows 8 UI/Metro and the traditional desktop.

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 07/01/2014 04:28 PM
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Threshold?

sounds like a temporary "fix" to me and calling the Desktop legacy (ZDnet) is an insult first degree but shows the intent. I like the user comment on the ZDnet page

Looking beyond the Threshold

.. perfectly worded indeed.

 

MS biggest problem is restoring Privacy/trust back into Windows and here we have to see what's going to really happen.. but it looks like some laws have to be changed in the US to make that come back.

 

 

 

 



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 07/01/2014 05:08 PM
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You see where Microsoft today, in an effort to take down domains hosting trojans, also interrupted service to 2 million legitimate ones?

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 07/01/2014 08:10 PM
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Here's something else, an article on how the latest round of Apple updates leaves out Snow Leopard again

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/ap...-june,news-19089.html

People go crazy when Microsoft ended support for the nearly 14 year old Windows XP, but not when Apple ends support for a mere 5 year old OS?

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 07/07/2014 05:38 AM
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Originally posted by: Vantharas I *like* playing with windows 8. On a touch screen. Its great. On my PC its a PITA. And I'm not going to go out and buy 3 22 inch touch screen monitors just to make my PC windows 8 friendly. (although I do think that would be cool as hell.) Its not worth it to me imho.  In latest news E3 has been awesome.

 

 

 

I like windows 7 more than windows 8.

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