my thoughts about windows 8

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by test004, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. test004

    test004 MDL Member

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    hello guys im posting this thread to discuss about my thoughts also i would like to hear yours of course about windows 8
    yesterday i switched to windows 8 from windows 7 (of course i did a back up with acronis) just to have a small experience with them.
    i tried for a couple of minutes to get used the metro style but at the end i felt very dizzy and my nerves almost were ready to explode
    its the most disgusting windows edition i have ever used
    am wondering who could ever be able to work a full day with them
    after that i surfed here and i have read a lot of threats regarding windows 8
    the most funny thing it was that most of the threads were asking for how to switch to aero on windows 8
    the first thing came to my mind was if you want aero why you use windows 8?
    last feelings are disappointment and fear about the next windows hoping to fix the whole screw up situation
    i would like to read your opinions and especially the exactly opposite of mine because im really curious about what makes you like windows 8
     
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    Shenj MDL Expert

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  4. Hackeur

    Hackeur MDL Senior Member

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    You have to be open minded when you first use Windows 8, like it's predecessors when you first boot up the first time after install with all the shipped default settings, you have to be ready to customize, remove junk and tweak the OS exactly the way you want it to work for you according to your personal taste and preferences.
    If you search the web and this very respectable forum :)D) you can already find quite a lot of Windows 8 tweaks and customization.
    But I have to admit that Windows 8 requires more patience and more expletives (WTF????) than any other OS :smartass:

    I'll be starting a thread soon on "The Start Screen revisited" and how to make it work for you and how to make Windows 8 move faster... :)
     
  5. Sugadevan

    Sugadevan MDL Junior Member

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    I Love Win8 :mml:
     
  6. papagoejoe

    papagoejoe MDL Novice

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    I like win8 a lot. Great performance and battery life. The new start menu lets you launch you programmes way faster that in the old bloated start menu, which was infested with useless uninstallers, producer website short cuts and all that junk.

    You just have to get used to the new layout and set it up to your liking (I have different groups for Office, dev tools, browsers and so on), but when you do that, you will find, that it does exactly wat it is supposed to do, fast!.

    The vast majority of the complaints about the OS is: "It's doesn't look like Win7 at all :furious:". Well, duh! If you want Win7, why bother to upgrade? :confused:

    I hardly use any of the Windows Store Metro UI apps, though. Just as I hardly use any apps on my android phone. When you are used to the power of a desktop or notebook application, the small and often very basic apps just seem useless.

    But the solution to the latter problem is simple.. Just stick to the desktop tools, which practically without exceptions run faster in Win8.. But granted, there is a learning period, which one need to work through before seeing the advantages.

    I really don't see the point in installing hacks and the like to make Win8 look like Win7.. Win7 is better than Win8 at being Win7, so if that is what you want just stick with it. But IMHO Win8 is better at being Windows :)
     
  7. NABAKUMAR

    NABAKUMAR MDL Member

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    Problems??? There are many..but Microsoft is trying their best to sort it out and rectify...

    Personally i feel Microsoft took a giant leap in developing Windows 8 after Windows 7.

    Microsoft was criticized when it released Windows Vista after a long time...People were not ready to shift to Vista leaving XP. But then they came with Windows 7 and people loved it. Same is the case with Windows 8...People will eventually learn to use this new OS and then Microsoft will come up with a successor of Windows 8, which people will appreciate as it will be flawless!!!!
     
  8. Skillet

    Skillet MDL Novice

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    Leap to where?
     
  9. slyfox30

    slyfox30 MDL Member

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    ya

    Is there any sites that have some good tweaks and if there is a way to make it faster?thanks for your input. I had a few win 7 tweak sites .they worked great.. cant wait to see your write ups on speed..:worthy:
     
  10. NABAKUMAR

    NABAKUMAR MDL Member

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    Okay, it seems you are embarrassed with the Start Menu or whatever it is in Windows 8....But nobody is stopping you to continue with one of the most stable OS i.e., Windows 7, besides it has its advantages over Windows 8...Activation by Daz Loader is not a problem in Windows 7....

    I think there are many people out there who simply hate Windows 8 not because of its interface or many other added features but because its tough to Activate permanently!!!!
     
  11. pisthai

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    For sure "Real Pirates" hate Windows 8 because of the quite tough activation! Those are that people who never like to give Credit (in this case Money and buy the apps) they just want to have everything for free, even it's against the existing Law! There a lot of those out on this forum as well.
     
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    I had an open mind and set it up the way I liked but I open mindedly went back to Win 7 last week and I don't miss win 8 one single bit.

    I was reading that verge link and all the peole saying its faster and I call Bulls**t! someone show me a single application that is faster. i'm guessing everyone is comparing it to their 2 year old Win 7 installs but re install win 7 and its just as snappy. Even if it is faster its so small a human isn't going to be able to tell in real world work conditions. Some people even said the desk top was prettier..?? WTF really lol

    Anyways if you like it fine but I gave up on it and I'm happy I'm back on win 7.
     
  13. Shenj

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    It's more responsive than 7 on my Netbook with 1GB ram and some old Atom, boot times on that thing are also a bit better if that makes you happy.
    I don't feel any difference on my i5, 12GB RAM desktop, but i will never miss W7 because W8 works fine, the "silent" update mechanic was already worth the switch for me.
     
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    In MHO, I think MS needs more time to make Metro UI getting better, just like XP then Vista and then W7.
     
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  15. caleyd

    caleyd MDL Novice

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    Some telnet apps are much faster in Windows 8. We're using a custom terminal emulator and it flys! I haven't tested putty yet but likely the same.
     
  16. pisthai

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    On Tablet the UI is working just excellent! But that differs a lot from Desktop Monitors, special if used with Mouse and Keyboard. We've to take in account that this is the first public edition of such device and Apps and that will lacks in some mean anyway. It will come better with time and MS need to get the experiences as well.

    Also we have to keep in mind that working with Touch Screen on Tablets using our fingers is a different way than use on Desktop Monitor with mouse. The touch area on tablet touch screen is about 5mm in diameter while using a mouse it's just one pixel! Working with that is a huge difference.

    And to get users using an UI which were mainly designed for to use on Touch screens is another weakpoint.
     
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  17. bk109

    bk109 MDL Senior Member

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    To be honest,I both really like Windows 8 ... and pretty much hate MetroUI across all device form-factors. On the plus side-I'm yet to experience compatibility issues, the OS itself is a refined version of 7 with decent performance gains for most of my normal usage (compared to a vanilla 7 with the latest drivers on the same hardware). The apps idea is interesting on a machine capable of true multitasking (compared to a tablet/smartphone),but at least for the moment I fail to see it as a killer feature - especially given how the apps I did get were rather buggy(case in point - TuneIn works great for a couple of days,but afterwards it inexplicably dies on me),but that is subject to change as the platform matures. As for the negatives - the aforementioned and much maligned MetroUI - I've tried it on everything from a multi-monitor rig to a tablet to a phone that I borrowed from a mate(as I have only Android phones) and I just didn't like it on any device. It's not that it's different - the real issue for me is that there's a real waste of screen space on everything bigger than a phone. The good news is that for tablets/phones I can stick with Android and for everything else - there's the desktop+start8 :)
     
  18. papagoejoe

    papagoejoe MDL Novice

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    I totally agree with you in you opinions concerning MetroUI in the various Apps. But please tell me you thoughts about the advantages of the old start menu vs. the new start screen..

    I'm not trying to flame at all, I would just like to hear some opinions.

    IMHO one of the best features about the new interface is the separation of the start menu's function as an app launcher and everything else like settings, devices and so on and so forth. I like the fact, that the new start screen is first and foremost an intuitive app launcher, that even has the ability to search for pretty mush every app, file or setting on your PC.

    Why do you prefer the old start menu?