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youtube vid: a real person using win8 for the first time

Discussion in 'Computers and Internet Geekland' started by Mousey, Oct 20, 2012.

    Oct 20, 2012
  1. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

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    This vid features Pirillo's dad... (it will probably start off with a commercial) for those that don't know Pirillo, he's also known as Lockergnome.... anyway... all I can is...

    Has Microsoft lost their friggin' collective minds?!?!? :eek: Win 8 on a desktop PC??? No thank you. :mad:

    I've gotta get a new PC before the makers dump win7 and start putting win8 in everything...

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  2. Oct 20, 2012
  3. Balthazar

    Balthazar The Governor

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    Watching this video made me believe that Win7 might outlast WinXP.

    Pic related.

    youtube vid: a real person using win8 for the first time: windows-good-and-shit.jpg,Oct 20, 2012
     
  4. Oct 20, 2012
  5. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

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    I agree. My hubby still won't turn loose of his WinXP pro....

    Win8 on a tablet, maybe... on my desktop PC? NO way....

    The thing with Win8 is, if you can watch the whole agonizing video, the ol' boy knows how to use a PC... he knows what he's looking for... knows where things should be....
     
  6. Oct 22, 2012
  7. chayton

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    I was just reading an article about consumer reviews - now that I see the video I know what they're talking about! Yikes.
     
  8. Oct 22, 2012
  9. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

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    Someone tell him the answer!!!!



    1) Right click on the fish
    2) Sacrifice goat to the God of the internet
    3) Promise your firstborn to the progeny of Bill Gates
    4) The hidden menu will then appear and allow you back to the tiles:D

    Even Vista seems better, at least you don't need to keep goats in the garden to use the OS:p

    I bet there will be a thriving black market in copies of Windows 7 once Microsoft discontinue distribution.
     
  10. Oct 22, 2012
  11. skiny

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    I've known about the "every second OS is shit" rule for years.

    I said Win8 would be shit before they even started making it.

    They've exceeded my expectations.
     
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  12. Oct 22, 2012
  13. mistertee

    mistertee Experienced Member

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    lmao !!!!!!!!!! I will stick with windows 7 :lolup:
     
  14. Oct 22, 2012
  15. Shorty

    Shorty Experienced Member

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    IMO people always think that the new OS will be the worst, but after a few years they say the next OS will be the worst :D
    but Win8 doesn't look good to me too ;)
     
  16. Oct 22, 2012
  17. skiny

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    Sorry but that's entirely incorrect and even now looking back at the operating systems every second operating system HAS been crap. I first noticed it when they brought out windows ME. The devil's OS.

    I don't really remember any problems with Windows for Workgroups. It ran in a DOS shell. Windows 95 was the first OS to take over the DOS and it was riddled with issues. Windows 98 was basically windows 95 with most of the bugs worked out.

    Then Windows ME came out and I never saw a single computer with that OS in it that didn't have problems. The only thing a Windows ME disk was ever good for was maybe a fancy coaster to keep the coffee rings off your desk.

    Then XP came out and it seemed a big buggy when I first used it but after some updates it worked fine for years. It was the best OS so far.

    Then Vista came out. I knew so many people with Vista pre-installed on their malfunctioning computers with BSODs and freezes and driver issues and so on that I never even tried it on my own computer. At least they finally got to replace that old Windows ME coaster on their desk.

    I skipped from XP straight to 7. Windows 7 has been working great for me from my last computer and now this new upgraded computer. I have no problems with my OS at all.

    I saw some screen shots of Windows8. I have no idea what they're thinking. It looks like a cell phone screen. I want a real desktop OS on my computer not a bunch of "apps" like a cell phone. The day I'm forced to look at a bunch of apps on a cell phone like screen is the day I'll just dump the whole thing and switch to a Mac.

    Way to go Bill. Screwed up again.
     
  18. Oct 23, 2012
  19. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

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    This was no accident. Microsoft were trying to unify all the different OS varieties so that the one OS could be used on all types of device. Essentially, a "one size fits all" approach, but one that has not gone down well with traditional desktop users, even though the youngsters who seem surgically attached to their smartphones will probably worship Wondows 8 as if it was the second coming of God, or at least of Bill Gates:p

    When someone under 25 also pronounces that Windows 8 is "shit", Microsoft REALLY have a problem on their hands.
     
  20. Nov 29, 2012
  21. Pinababy69

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    I had the same thought Mousey. My old computer (not that old, only a year and a half actually) got that friggin "cybercrime/interpol" virus back in mid October. I tried to fix it myself...but this one had me stumped. I resorted to trying to do a factory restore, but messed that up as well, by hitting the wrong thing...and now Windows won't reinstall on it. Anyway, it's a very nice computer, and I intend to have it reformatted. I don't have a Windows7 disc, so will have to take it in somewhere I guess. My daughter's laptop is just over two years old, and she does alot of gaming on it...so not sure how much more life it has in it. So my plan is to reformat my other one, and keep it as a backup or for her, if hers decides to go.

    I was well aware of Windows8 coming out on October 26th, and made up my mind to get the money together to grab a new, higher end W7 computer, before they were no longer available. In the process, the old stock ran out...but thank God Best Buy had one more shipment of new ones coming in. So I waited for them. And as soon as they hit the stores, I reserved one, and proceeded to borrow the remainder of the money I didn't have.

    By the time I picked it up two days later...it was the LAST one left in that store, or in any other Best Buy store. So I wasn't the only one waiting for that shipment, lol.

    I am beyond happy that I had patience though...as this new computer has exceeded all my expectations so far. It's got quad core processors (3.6 GhZ), 10 Gigs of RAM with 3.5 of that being reserved for video/graphics dedicated memory and a 1 Terrabyte HD. I also splurged on a new 23" monitor. All HP. And of course Windows 7. It cost me just over 1K total...but so worth it. I fully expect it to last me quite a while...and even if something happens, I will not mind investing a bit to upgrade or fix it if the need arises.

    I can't say enough how much difference the 10Gigs of RAM makes, along with dedicated graphics memory...when it comes to gaming and casinos. The gauges barely move, and the tower itself stays ice cold, even after hours of use.

    I knew what W8 was all about, and wanted no part of it. I don't own a tablet, or IPod (course my daughter does, lol)..so am not familiar with these "tiles" and touchscreens. I have no interest in learning. I want to know where my files and folders are, and be able to access them at the click of a mouse. And I want actual "windows"..not tiles that I slide around a screen. And what about the people with small children who play games? To them, the touchscreen thing would be a "toy".

    I honestly would recommend to anyone thinking of getting a new computer to do it now, before it's too late. I truly believe, as you said, that five to ten years from now....people will still be sticking by their Windows 7..much like people have stuck to XP for years. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Of course, that doesn't fill Bill Gates pockets, does it?

    In case anyone couldn't gather....I detest Microsoft, and hate Bill Gates even more. :laugh:
     
  22. Nov 29, 2012
  23. Mousey

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    My PC is 5 years old... I've upgraded it as far as it can go. I can usually get 5 years out of one before it's time to retire it. LOL This one will probably be handed down to hubby (who will be dragged kicking and screaming away from his old Pentium4 WinXP system). It's still perfectly functional, but aging..... I've got to have a new one before Win7 dies out. I will NOT tolerate Win8 on a PC I own! LOL

    I see younger people on other forums saying 'old' people don't like Win8. Maybe so... but... in my mind, it's a matter of practical functionality... I don't have a touchscreen monitor, sit 3 feet away from it, so it would be useless anyway... so what's the point of touchyfeely OS on a frickin' desktop?
     

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