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New Windows 8

Discussion in 'Computers and Internet Geekland' started by jetset, Jun 3, 2011.

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    Jun 3, 2011
  1. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

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  2. Jun 3, 2011
  3. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    Makes you want to defenestrate your computer. If you purchase any computer after the release date, you're forced into the new Windows. They need to learn that a new interface every couple of years is more than annoying - it sucks. :mad:

    Thinking about the hours that I've wasted relearning how to navigate Windows every two years really pisses me off.
     
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  5. Gremmyboy

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    Agreed!

    I would've been happy with XP for at least the next ten years!:D

    Cheers
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  7. jetset

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    Amen to that!
     
  8. Jun 3, 2011
  9. spin2win

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    My little Windows Theory

    Windows 8 will suck, know why? Okay this is my personal theory, but every seconds Windows is good and the other ones suck.

    Windows 7 -> Great
    Windows Vista -> OMG forget it
    Windows XP -> Great
    Windows 2000 -> not super bad but not god either
    Windows 98 -> Great (considering the time when it was published)

    That's why Windows 8 will suck, and I don't want to use it
     
  10. Jun 3, 2011
  11. lots0

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    Well if it's not the operating systems it's the browsers.

    I really hate when they move everything around in the interface so you waste all kinds of time just looking for some damn button they moved to bum-f Egypt.


    with Windows 7 there are actually 6 different operating systems.. W7 Home, Professional and Ultimate in both 32 and 64 bits... all behave differently with different options... I can tell you from experience that you want all your boxes to be on the same version on your LAN... or you will be sorry... :(
     
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  13. Glunn11

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    This really looks like it will suck. LOL.

    "Hey, let's replace the Start menu with this big honkin' full-screen application that requires you to click through 10x as much to get anything done! But hey, it's OK, because you can TOUCH the buttons with your hands. KEWL!!11!111!!"

    It's not rocket science that you need a different interface for handheld, touch-based devices than you do for a keyboard-and-mouse PC. If they actually try to publish this to PCs, I can't see how they won't be digging their own grave.

    Still using Windows XP on this computer :thumbsup:
     
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  15. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

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    Still using Windows 98SE on my other one:p
     
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  17. ksech

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    I know there are some who dislike XP, but it is (at least in my opinion) user friendly. My daughter uses Vista and it's just one problem after another. My grandson has to do his computer homework at school most times as they don't have compatible programs at home. My son has Windows 7 on his laptop and is considering going back to XP. And these newer software programs aren't reasonably priced for the average joe. Who wants to spend $300 to $400 every few years for the newest version of windows? And then have to spend hours trying to figure it out...
     
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  19. vinylweatherman

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    If Microsoft are not careful, they risk losing market share to some of the free OSs that can be downloaded. The main barrier is that they have to be learned from scratch, but if they change too much between an old and new version of Windows, people might decide they might as well try, for example, ubuntu, than learn a completely new Windows interface that could change again in a couple of years.
     
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  21. spin2win

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    Exactly. In my opinion, the disadvantages often outweigh the advantages. I mean, if you compare XP and Vista, why in God's sake would you want to switch to vista? You have to learn a new interface and struggle with the crappy vista itself, which was a mess, really
     
  22. Jun 4, 2011
  23. jod5413

    jod5413 Is That Better?

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    I Love my Windows XP!!! Before I had that I had Windows 98 and it was easy to use. I saw Vista and thought it stunk so I had to shop around for a new computer that I could get XP on. Truth be told? I want to use XP til I die! Or drool too much to use a damn computer. And that's a fact!! :p

    And what's up with the constant upgrading of Adobe Reader every time you turn around?
     
  24. Jun 4, 2011
  25. De Beuker

    De Beuker Senior Member

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    Second that.
    I use XP and I wont upgrade to anything else until I, for some reason, really HAVE to.
    I build my own puters so its me who decides what operatingsystem gets installed.
    XP is fast, easy to use, stable as a rock and it hardly takes any resources.
    XP rules!:D
     
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  27. jetset

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    I took delivery of a new computer a week or so ago and made the (enforced) switch from XP Pro to Windows 7-whatever.

    I've been slowed down considerably ever since as I familiarise myself with the new OS, which I don't find as user-friendly and easy to assimilate as XP.

    Ironically, I ordered the new hardware and boosted memory to get the latest i7 stuff in order to have more computing power:rolleyes:

    I can therefore heartily endorse the comments here about these changes every few years by MS - it's a real PIA and me no like.

    I'm hoping that in time I'll be more comfortable with 7, but I do miss XP.

    I skipped Vista entirely on hearing all the moans and groans about it.

    As for Windows 8 - it looks like it may be even tougher to come to terms with.
     
  28. Jun 4, 2011
  29. ksech

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    It seems like MS goes several versions in a row where the OS is awful, and then you have one "gem" which users are reluctant to give up. I think the worst one I ever used was 2000 pro. The silly thing was crashing every other day. I'm saving my pennies to build another computer (since I've been using my sons backup after mine got fried from a lightening strike).

    I've figured it will cost me about $400 to rebuild a new computer and can have all the specs I'm comfortable with. The only downer is (and I can't remember for the life of me where I read it), is that MS is going to stop providing updates and compatible software for XP starting next year (which IMO is a very BIG mistake).
     
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  31. jod5413

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    And that just pisses me off to no end!! That to me makes no sense. If I buy a new car, I do not want to hear I can't get replacement parts after 2 or 3 years. Why does MS think it is OK to sell you something and then not allow help or replacement software to keep you running smooth. I gotta quit posting about this crap, it makes me very crazy!! :mad:
     
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  33. spin2win

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    Because Windows XP was released in October, 2001. This means that they supported XP for 10 Years, which is okay in my opinion because 1. this is an appropriate time for a software and 2. you can still use it afterwards for quite a while.
    By the way, Windows XP was great but Windows 7 is so much better. When I had Windows XP, I had to format my harddisc every 6-12 months. I got Windows 7 for over 3 years now, and I never had to format it, because my system is still super fast.
     
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  35. Mousey

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    The time will come boys and girls when no one (or very few) will even be producing desktops as we know them. And what old folks like me are gonna do with itty bitty hold in my hand computers, I'll never know...

    Loved XP... Solid as a rock. Hubby still has it on his computer and even when given the chance a couple years ago to buy a new tower, he wouldn't do it, because it would have Win7 on it. We spent bucks upgrading his existing computer as much as I could. Bigger power supply, graphics card, RAM, etc. It's not the fastest horse in the stable but it does what he needs it to do.

    I have become 'used' to Vista, as it is on this desktop and my computer at work. It's not a dog (like Win 95 was - everyone should have sued MS over that POS), but a few more problems than XP.

    Win7 on my laptop. OMG! There's things on there I don't need/want/use, and have no clue what they are. LOL I have IE9 on it, and it seems to work ok. Can't run IE9 on any of my Vista systms... crashes every few minutes. And yeah yeah, I know... change browsers, ... but some software (like Quickbooks at work) integrates with the browser for a few things and that browser is IE.

    So anyway... not looking forward to 'learning' a new OS meant for a tablet. It will be cobbled up, Frankenstein crap, at least untill a year or so after general release and they get the worst of the bugs out. IMO
     
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  37. ksech

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    And herein lies the problem. How many average joes know how to handle these unexpected "bugs"? They don't, so they then need to rely on a well versed MS tech to walk them through a "fix". Ever try to "talk" to the techies? I've had more than my share hang up on me as I knew more than they did. :eek:

    And most people want a system they can plug in and go without having to take a 12 step course on how to boot up, navigate, etc. Technology can be a wonderful thing, but at times it can be its own worst nightmare.

    @jod, as long as your system is working/maintained properly, you can still get many years of performance out of XP. I'm going to assume you use mainly for play, chatting and daily searching, NOT for business type work.
    You shouldn't have a problem interfacing with new programs targetted at the newer versions of Windows.

    My quirk with this is...how much tax payer dollars are going to schools to keep up with these new versions. The average homeowner/user isn't going to keep up (mainly because of cost), so who will lose out when children can't access programs to do school work. Maybe the super minds at MS should start taking into consideration how this is affecting our youth.

    The only message MS sends out to me with the new OS every few years is that they are only concerned about the almighty dollar and NOT what it is costing the people who are "supporting" them financially. I'm getting older, so at some point in time I'm going to have to start looking for some school aged kid to "fix" my puter problems or give up surfing the web...:D
     
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  39. lots0

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    lol I have been running Win7 pro 64 bit for almost 2 years now and I love it...
    Wouldn't go back to XP or God forbid 98, if they paid me. :p

    At first, I had some trouble with getting some older programs to run on the W7 OS, till I figured out the Win7 Compatibility doohickey... Now I can even run some really old Windows 3.5 programs without any problems.

    And for the super geeky among us.. 64bit is THE ONLY WAY to go.
    A 12 core processor with 16MB of cache and 190GB of memory... Will allow you to do things that you never imagined... Like run every heavy duty program you have and keep open 20 or thirty windows open in three different browsers... all at the same time, all day, all night and nothing crashes.... But wait even if one of programs crash, you don't usually ever have to re-boot the entire computer, just restart the program. If you do a lot of graphics or data processing, the 64bit truly makes a world of difference.

    Can you tell I love my W7? cus I do. W7 Pro is the ONLY operating system I have ever had that I have not had to reinstall the operating system several times over a years time (and like I said my oldest W7 box is almost two years old now and I have never had to reinstall the OS on it or any of the other W7 boxes I have).
     

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