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    Windows 8

    Just to let everyone know, today will be the last day that windows 8 will be availabe for an approximate 80% off discount. I believe it goes from like 40 dollars to 200 +. (buying boxed version is 70 dollars)

    Its your last chance to get the new running system, here is the link if you wish to purchase it! (I can personally testify it is amazing wease

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    This is not an advertising attempt, its just for anyone on NB who might not have known before its to late!
     
         

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    Re: Windows 8

    had no idea, thanks.
     
         

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    Re: Windows 8

    I hate Windows 8. Google Chrome is better.
     
         

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    Re: Windows 8

    It is amazing wease:

    Too bad there is a windows 9 probably next summer
     
         

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    Re: Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Yasuko Sayomi View Post
    I hate Windows 8. Google Chrome is better.
    Linux (not Android ugh) > All.
     
         

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    Re: Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Yasuko Sayomi View Post
    I hate Windows 8. Google Chrome is better.
    Windows 8 isnt a browser
     
         

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    Re: Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by celarian View Post
    Windows 8 isnt a browser
    Don't care. Still hate it.
    Quote Originally Posted by -Odin- View Post
    Linux (not Android ugh) > All.
    stfu Odin.
     
         

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    Re: Windows 8

    windows 8 sukks.

    give me 200 dollars and i still wont buy it
     
         

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    Re: Windows 8

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    stfu Odin.
    Are you still angry because I refused to give you the D last night?
     
         

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    Re: Windows 8

    it's not even worth the $40 they're selling it for now
     
         

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    Re: Windows 8

    I hate the tiles thing on Windows 8. I'll stick with what I have. Thanks though.
     
         

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    Re: Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by celarian View Post
    Windows 8 isnt a browser
    Well to just bring you up to speed Google are brining out out a Chrome OS.

    On topic: Windows 7 meets all my needs. I upgraded from Vista to Windows 7 because it was a greedy son of a ***** with RAM. Windows 8 has not really improved too much on computer performance so it isn't worth my time or money.
     
         
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    Re: Windows 8

    I just bought a Windows 8 computer a month ago, so I am all good. Thanks for sharing though.
     
         

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    Re: Windows 8

    Windows 8 was designed for touch interfaces... and it really is difficult to get it back to something that functions the way most of us use a computer operating system for.

    Windows 8 Tablet? Alright, fine. Windows 8 Phone? Sure, why not? Windows 8 computer? ... What's it got over Windows 7?

    And the answer to that is, honestly, nothing. Windows 8 is Windows NT 7.x while Windows 7 was NT 7.0. It's 7 with the service packs and a new UI.
     
         

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    Re: Windows 8

    I bet this a slick tactic to get people in a panic shopping mode. Windows 8 is horrible to work with so I've heard from several people.
    So Windows put's up this tactic as if the product is legit
     
         

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    Re: Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by -Odin- View Post
    Are you still angry because I refused to give you the D last night?
    No.. Maybe..... I needed the letter D to spell duck!
     
         

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    Re: Windows 8

    The high school I just graduated from actually used Windows Vista . I have Windows 7 now
     
         

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    Re: Windows 8

    Windows 8 is amazing, I am using it right now. Only reason a person would not like it is because it is not user friendly enough for them (basically they are stupid when it comes to computers.)
     
         

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    Re: Windows 8

    that scheme is just for users who bought windows 7 in july or later.
    also you can get the pirated version for FREE.
     
         

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    Re: Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by KillerMongoose View Post
    Windows 8 is amazing, I am using it right now. Only reason a person would not like it is because it is not user friendly enough for them (basically they are stupid when it comes to computers.)
    Honestly, a lot of the people I know in tech support and those of us who build computers with any kind of regularity are not at all impressed with Windows 8.

    You have to fight it at every turn to get back to an interface that functions fluently for a desktop (it likes to default to idiot-tiles the size of a milk carton), and it was just not designed with mouse-and-keyboard functionality. It was designed for tablets and phones and the only real thing it brings (back) to the table is having a Kernel that can operate on ARM based architectures. It's been enhanced with some power-saving features and some other nice things that give it lightning-fast start-up times and good battery life on ultra-mobile platforms... but it's really not all that substantial of an upgrade over Seven (for a computer).

    By all means - Phone, Tablet, or touch-enabled laptop... probably not a bad idea.

    Desktop or power notebook computer? Probably in more functional territory with Windows 7.

    Unless they release a Service Pack that allows you to pretty much can their interface they've been trying to cram down everyone's throat thus-far (I don't see that stance lasting very long - almost no one in IT finds 8 to be a good buy and it looks to be going over like Windows ME).
     
         

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    Re: Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Frikid View Post
    that scheme is just for users who bought windows 7 in july or later.
    also you can get the pirated version for FREE.
    Pirated software are for misers.
     
         

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    Re: Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Aim64C View Post
    Honestly, a lot of the people I know in tech support and those of us who build computers with any kind of regularity are not at all impressed with Windows 8.

    You have to fight it at every turn to get back to an interface that functions fluently for a desktop (it likes to default to idiot-tiles the size of a milk carton), and it was just not designed with mouse-and-keyboard functionality. It was designed for tablets and phones and the only real thing it brings (back) to the table is having a Kernel that can operate on ARM based architectures. It's been enhanced with some power-saving features and some other nice things that give it lightning-fast start-up times and good battery life on ultra-mobile platforms... but it's really not all that substantial of an upgrade over Seven (for a computer).

    By all means - Phone, Tablet, or touch-enabled laptop... probably not a bad idea.

    Desktop or power notebook computer? Probably in more functional territory with Windows 7.

    Unless they release a Service Pack that allows you to pretty much can their interface they've been trying to cram down everyone's throat thus-far (I don't see that stance lasting very long - almost no one in IT finds 8 to be a good buy and it looks to be going over like Windows ME).
    Ok to get to the an interface LITERALY and i mean LITERALY takes about a quarter of a second. Also it can easily be navigated with a mouse, and you can easily use a keyboard. In my opinion Windows 8 is worlds better then Windows 7.
     
         

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    Re: Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by KillerMongoose View Post
    Ok to get to the an interface LITERALY and i mean LITERALY takes about a quarter of a second.
    That is only surface deep. Those of us who actually know how to use a computer get into our file structure and into the system tools that always default back to some stupid tile-based UI. On my desktop in windows 7, I can view a listing of over 100 files alphabetically on my screen at one time and still make sense of it. Windows 8 just refuses to behave and likes to send you to a UI it thinks you should find more appealing.

    You're constantly thrown back and forth between the sensible and the stupid, and the fact of the matter is that you never quite know which you're going to get.

    http://www.computerworld.com/s/artic...es_design_guru

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/20120...e-changes.html

    Also it can easily be navigated with a mouse, and you can easily use a keyboard.
    Of course it can be "easily" navigated with a mouse. The buttons are designed so that you can pound away blindly at your touch screen and make things happen. If a mouse were difficult to use in this setting, there are serious problems between the man and machine.

    The problem is that it's not efficient. I have to make ten clicks where I used to only have to make three. I have to scroll through a few menus that make horrible use of the available display (considering I'm not going to be poking at my screen like a toddler), and then I get blasted with a bunch of tiles that, again, make horrible use of the available display.

    Some of that is alright or acceptable for mobile platforms (though I think it could still use some tweaking in that regard). The fact that you're reduced to one window in the "metro" interface is also ridiculous (for all but perhaps smart phones - where controlling multiple on-screen windows is difficult given the interface).

    It's an interface that works for things like Xbox because you're working with a device that was not designed to work with high volumes or densities of information (a game pad). It works for touch interfaces because those are inherently limited in function (you have one button, kind of reminds me of mac operating systems that I detest). But it doesn't make efficient use of display or controls when you have real input devices in front of you.

    In my opinion Windows 8 is worlds better then Windows 7.
    If it works for you - great. But you're in the minority.

    Most people - from IT professionals to people who can't figure out why their browser has so many tool bars find Windows 8's UI to be disappointing.
     
         

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    Re: Windows 8

    Windows 8 is garbage, just saying
     
         

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    Re: Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Aim64C View Post
    That is only surface deep. Those of us who actually know how to use a computer get into our file structure and into the system tools that always default back to some stupid tile-based UI. On my desktop in windows 7, I can view a listing of over 100 files alphabetically on my screen at one time and still make sense of it. Windows 8 just refuses to behave and likes to send you to a UI it thinks you should find more appealing.

    You're constantly thrown back and forth between the sensible and the stupid, and the fact of the matter is that you never quite know which you're going to get.

    http://www.computerworld.com/s/artic...es_design_guru

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/20120...e-changes.html



    Of course it can be "easily" navigated with a mouse. The buttons are designed so that you can pound away blindly at your touch screen and make things happen. If a mouse were difficult to use in this setting, there are serious problems between the man and machine.

    The problem is that it's not efficient. I have to make ten clicks where I used to only have to make three. I have to scroll through a few menus that make horrible use of the available display (considering I'm not going to be poking at my screen like a toddler), and then I get blasted with a bunch of tiles that, again, make horrible use of the available display.

    Some of that is alright or acceptable for mobile platforms (though I think it could still use some tweaking in that regard). The fact that you're reduced to one window in the "metro" interface is also ridiculous (for all but perhaps smart phones - where controlling multiple on-screen windows is difficult given the interface).

    It's an interface that works for things like Xbox because you're working with a device that was not designed to work with high volumes or densities of information (a game pad). It works for touch interfaces because those are inherently limited in function (you have one button, kind of reminds me of mac operating systems that I detest). But it doesn't make efficient use of display or controls when you have real input devices in front of you.



    If it works for you - great. But you're in the minority.

    Most people - from IT professionals to people who can't figure out why their browser has so many tool bars find Windows 8's UI to be disappointing.
    Firstly did you or do you have Windows 8? Secondly I can assure you that I can view multiple files on my screen at the same time, JUST AS EASILY as I could with Windows 7. Finlay while you may not like it every body I have talked to that has Windows 8 loves it.
     
         
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