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I'am using Win 8 since the first week it came out and seriously, I used the new Windows Desktop thingy like 2 weeks and I never open it again since then. Iam I the only one? This is useless... And I really miss the START button. For the rest, its cool.
- prophetone 0
all i know benfal is i was forced to watch home alone 3 on netflix last night and tween scarlett was in it...
- ukit2 0
I feel kind of the same...its a useless novelty.
OSX has an apps launch screen too but it's only a click away. With Windows 8, you have to move to corner of the screen, exit the desktop, click on Search, and locate the program you want to launch.
- Weyland 0
it's leaner than w7 and the bloaty stuff before that, don't like metro but I guess it's meant to be the interface the will-I-am generation or something hip like that, it runs zippy at least
- ukit2 0
Does anyone actually use any of the Metro apps?
- trooperbill 0
skype looked good until i found out it didnt support any of the download attachments i was getting.
they missed a trick with this. the surface tablet should have been metro only and not had a windows view... that would have spurred app development.
theyre just a bit like fancy desktop widgets at the moment and should be a platform in its own right.
btw apart from that i <3 win8
- animatedgif 0
They bet the farm on multitouch and lost
"4.5 percent of Windows 8 PC sales including multi-touch capabilities"
The whole thing feels like a complete mess on a non-multitouch device. Pretty funny to see my dad resorting to using only the Windows key to open the start screen when he had no idea it opened the start menu before, this is because the hot corner is so undiscoverable and forgettable for non-expert users.
- detritus 0
Ah, shit. That's what I was going to do over the Christmas break - upgrade to Windows 8.
- trooperbill 0
if you do dont 'upgrade' do a fresh install and reinstall all your apps... you'll have to do this anyway as mine was buggy when i 'upgraded' so i did a recovery to a fresh install
- Llyod 0
Is it possible to keep all of your programs and files when upgrading?
- that would be amazing if they did. It would make Apple look like retards. No Mac can save your old stuff when upgrading.monospaced
- I've done upgrades on OS X that kept all files and programs that's no rocket scienceernexbcn
- But I prefer clean install though.ernexbcn
- I was being sarcastic. OF COURSE you can do a simple upgrade on a Mac. Only on Windows in 2013 would this be a problemmonospaced
- You CAN do it on Windows too. What are you on about?ETM
- I'm not ON about anything. trooperbill was, in his comment above.monospaced
- vaxorcist 0
so... if you spend all day on a windows machine in Adobe apps, the main difference is the "splash screen" ... and hitting the Windows Key to get the start menu....
anyone experience any speed differences?
WIn7 much faster for me than VISTA (friends called VISTA= Virus Infections, Spyware, Trojans & Adware)...
is Win8 any faster than Win7?
any spinning disk/hourglass/windows equivilent to the beachball?
i.e. my Win7 laptop (with max ram) is pretty fast but sometimes sits and spins randomly for a while then gets fast again, does this happen similarily in Win8, or is it just more of a cosmetic than internal change?
- ukit2 0
The official benchmarking I saw put it just marginally faster than Win7, so I suspect you won't notice a huge difference. In many respects the user experience when using the desktop is identical to Win7.
There are a few things, like copying and pasting and Task Manager that are definitely improved. The file browser is different but would be hard to call it an improvement.
Really there is not much reason to upgrade unless you have a tablet, or just want the latest and greatest version (which admittedly a lot of people do).
- ukit2 0
- pang 0
Try bench marking Win 8 on the first few days of use.
Then try bench marking it again after a years usage, i.e. after it gets bogged down with all the on-going SP patches 'n updates.
- ETM 0
Microsoft should just create 3 lines.
Standard - Kills off most of the legacy support baggage and performs well. More stable. This has always been the source of the issues with Windows, even if 7 really did a great job of cleaning many things up.
Business - Legacy supported remains for all those businesses who still try to run software for win 98.
Server - Offered as it is now.
RT is trying to do this (kill legacy), but it's going about it in a limited and confusing fashion.
- Windows HQ want to know when you can start work. Is Monday AM good for you?pang
- Not sure if that's sarcasm.. but really it's the business world that holds home users back.ETM
- Business editions should be more than adding encryption and remote access options to the home version.ETM
- Sarcasm, yes. But as a compliment-type sarcasm. I agree with you ETM, MS need to re-focus on the end user.pang
- cruddlebub 0
i hate it!