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  • benfal99

    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.

    Jan 7, 13, 7:21 p.m. – Permalink
  • jaylarson

    http://likegif.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/tumbleweed-gif-3.gif

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    Dog-earJan 7, 13, 7:24 p.m. – Permalink
  • prophetone

    all i know benfal is i was forced to watch home alone 3 on netflix last night and tween scarlett was in it...

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    Dog-earJan 7, 13, 7:27 p.m. – Permalink
  • ukit2

    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.

    • I have a fleeing they'll address this in the first service pack.ETM1/4
      Or press the Windows key.404NotFound2/4
      Most people only hit that key by accident.ETM3/4
      dude, it's ONE click away.zarkonite4/4
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    Dog-earJan 7, 13, 7:42 p.m. – Permalink
  • Weyland

    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

    • oh and IE10 is interesting at leastWeyland1/2
      any speed comparisions on .... say photoshop, lightroom or Premeire? same machine Win7 vs Win8?vaxorcist2/2
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    Dog-earJan 7, 13, 7:44 p.m. – Permalink
  • ukit2

    Does anyone actually use any of the Metro apps?

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    Dog-earJan 7, 13, 7:48 p.m. – Permalink
  • trooperbill

    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

    • The windows view only runs office and IE. Unless you buy the more expensive Pro tablet that runs x86.animatedgif1/3
      But yeah it's needlessly confusing, desktop view only exists because the office team are lazyanimatedgif2/3
      true dattrooperbill3/3
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    Dog-earJan 8, 13, 1:40 a.m. – Permalink
  • srhadden

    The only thing that's not terrible about it is that it runs smoothly. Best thing to do is learn keyboard shortcuts I believe

    This is a big help also
    http://www.stardock.com/products…

    also press WINDOWS + X button, it should bring out some start menu

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    Dog-earJan 8, 13, 1:43 a.m. – Permalink
  • animatedgif

    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.

    http://winsupersite.com/windows-…

    • yeah start button is essential. mac would never hide the icon bar behind a cornertrooperbill
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    Dog-earJan 8, 13, 1:54 a.m. – Permalink
  • detritus

    Ah, shit. That's what I was going to do over the Christmas break - upgrade to Windows 8.

    • you can upgrade. not necessary to use the new desktop Metrobenfal99
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    Dog-earJan 8, 13, 3:20 a.m. – Permalink
  • trooperbill

    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

    • oh, don't worry - I've always been wary about the idea of easy upgrades. Burn the fields, start again I say.detritus
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    Dog-earJan 8, 13, 3:23 a.m. – Permalink
  • Llyod

    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.monospaced1/6
      I've done upgrades on OS X that kept all files and programs that's no rocket scienceernexbcn2/6
      But I prefer clean install though.ernexbcn3/6
      I was being sarcastic. OF COURSE you can do a simple upgrade on a Mac. Only on Windows in 2013 would this be a problemmonospaced4/6
      You CAN do it on Windows too. What are you on about?ETM5/6
      I'm not ON about anything. trooperbill was, in his comment above.monospaced6/6
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    Dog-earJan 8, 13, 6:10 a.m. – Permalink
  • vaxorcist

    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?

    • yes win 8 is fast in almost every aspecttrooperbill1/3
      Win 8 with an SSD is fast! (But I've never run anything else on an SSD to compare to.)nocomply2/3
      anything on an SSD is fastanimatedgif3/3
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    Dog-earJan 8, 13, 6:44 a.m. – Permalink
  • ukit2

    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).

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    Dog-earJan 8, 13, 7:10 a.m. – Permalink
  • monospaced

    http://www.nbcnews.com/technolog…

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    Dog-earJan 8, 13, 7:17 a.m. – Permalink
  • ukit2

    http://www.businessinsider.com/s…

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    Dog-earJan 8, 13, 7:21 a.m. – Permalink
  • SchOzzZ

    for the replacement of the start button,
    try this: http://www.classicshell.net/

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    Dog-earJan 8, 13, 7:52 a.m. – Permalink
  • pang

    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.

    • an old-line design flaw in 'Doze is that applications can modify the OS... leads to re-installs every 6 months or mollasses....still not fixed?!? maybe impossible to change now...vaxorcist
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    Dog-earJan 8, 13, 8:58 a.m. – Permalink
  • ETM

    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?pang1/4
      Not sure if that's sarcasm.. but really it's the business world that holds home users back.ETM2/4
      Business editions should be more than adding encryption and remote access options to the home version.ETM3/4
      Sarcasm, yes. But as a compliment-type sarcasm. I agree with you ETM, MS need to re-focus on the end user.pang4/4
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    Dog-earJan 8, 13, 9:08 a.m. – Permalink
  • cruddlebub

    i hate it!

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    Dog-earJan 8, 13, 9:31 a.m. – Permalink

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