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I've said it before and I'll say it again: Windows 8 sucks. What a tedious albatross, so uniquely cumbersome and wrong for a PC (Hey, Microsoft, a PC IS NOT A TABLET). It's major innovation is creating original forms of annoyance.
  • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
    Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: Windows 8 sucks. What a tedious albatross, so uniquely cumbersome and wrong for a PC (Hey, Microsoft, a PC IS NOT A TABLET). It's major innovation is creating original forms of annoyance.

    It is actually more stable then 7.
    make, buy a third party add on.

    8.1 is now free. I have not installed it,

    I also thought win 8 sucked,,,, hated it .. but

    Once i figured out how t make it behave like xp and 7 ...
    I realized it was better at handling multi apps ...ect
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    • Profile picture of the author DJL
      Originally Posted by kenmichaels View Post

      ...
      make, buy a third party add on.
      ...
      Can you please explain the above-quoted sentence?

      I am completely unable to discern its meaning.
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      • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
        Originally Posted by DJL View Post

        Can you please explain the above-quoted sentence?

        I am completely unable to discern its meaning.
        I think he means that third-party apps are required to just make Windows 8 more manageable in such matters as finding where something is. There is a whole new industry based around it:
        Search Results for: how to make windows 8 like windows 7
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    • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
      Originally Posted by kenmichaels View Post

      It is actually more stable then 7.
      make, buy a third party add on.

      8.1 is now free. I have not installed it,

      I also thought win 8 sucked,,,, hated it .. but

      Once i figured out how t make it behave like xp and 7 ...
      I realized it was better at handling multi apps ...ect
      Well, since it comes from you, I will seriously re-examine and reassess it, as much as I am still annoyed by Windows 8 (and 8.1, 8.2 etc). Do you have a touch-screen monitor?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Gordon
    I couldn't agree more.

    Windows 7 actually worked really well. It's destruction was inevitable.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    I've been outspoken about Windows 8 since I first installed it.

    I love it.

    It's beautiful. Fast. Sexy. Light. (People aren't sure whether to integrate it enterprise wide... Or marry it).



    Just my $.02.

    PS: It's really REALLY pretty.

    Yeah.

    I love purdy colors.

    Merry XMAS Microsoft <3
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  • Profile picture of the author tomm
    the caption on the pic reads

    Windows OS を 家に たとえてみた
    Windows OS wo ieni tatoetemita

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    • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
      Originally Posted by tomm View Post

      the caption on the pic reads

      Windows OS を 家に たとえてみた
      Windows OS wo ieni tatoetemita

      Roughly, "I'm like home" I think?
      Or, "Compared to home"... Not sure.

      In any case, the point it that it was text, haha
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      • Profile picture of the author tomm
        Originally Posted by MikeTucker View Post

        Roughly, "I'm like home" I think?
        Or, "Compared to home"... Not sure.

        In any case, the point it that it was text, haha
        yes Mike, something like "If Windows was a home..."

        But I actually don't notice much difference from windows 7 to 8!
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    • Profile picture of the author Raydal
      Originally Posted by tomm View Post

      the caption on the pic reads

      Windows OS を 家に たとえてみた
      Windows OS wo ieni tatoetemita

      Thanks for the clarification. I was wondering what those text
      meant.

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  • Profile picture of the author beasty513
    I would rather stick with my Windows 7.

    8 looks like a mess.


    I just don't like the interface and the feel of it.


    I'll pass.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mikaedi88
    Windows 8.1 is the norm for new computers and laptops, the interface does does take a little getting used to, one hassle I found was the start menu? that was solved after several days of frustration! fortunately there is a website that enable windows 8 users to download the windows 7 start menu, worked a breeze...problem solved.

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  • Profile picture of the author GforceSage
    Things to make windows 8/8.1 more like windows 7:

    The website laptopmag.com has lots of articles on the subject.
    You can download "Classic Shell" to get your windows 7 look back.
    There is a $5 app with a free 30 day trial called Start8 that gives you a start menu.
    There is also a free program called Pokki which makes windows 8/8.1 more like 7.
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  • Profile picture of the author Christopher Fox
    Rather: Windows, in general, sucks.

    I left Windows with Windows 98. I have a PC laptop with Windows 7 on it, and I actually do not mind Windows 7 - it acts more like a Mac OS than did 98, 95, 3.1, etc.

    Windows platforms crash more and are subject to viral infection more so than a Mac.

    Windows 8? Sucks. I couldn't agree more with the person that said a PC is not a tablet. Nor is it an XBox, needing the same type of interface. I hate the interface.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lloyd Buchinski
    It's not perfect, but after some time I'm getting to enjoy it. It does have some things that are a bit better, or worse, but overall it's decent.

    You can go straight to the desktop and get to work, with details here for anyone that they might be useful for. That was the most annoying thing for me.

    I liked the start menu. I would sometimes go through it and check out everything that was on the computer. In website terms 8 has no navigation, just a search box. [Edit: it actually does have a decent nav now on the start screen, since it is grouped into headings, but I just don't use it. The folder views are smaller, neater and more out of the way imo.] I created a start folder at the lower left. Whenever I had to find something I created a short cut and put it in that folder. It has been useful.

    Reddit does have a useful 8 sub section, at Windows 8. You get good suggestions for problems there, if anyone has any.

    It does start and quit faster than anything I've used yet, including a Mac. That isn't a big thing to me. If I have 20 seconds of extra time in my pig pen (I'm exaggerating) I can put something away or make some progress organizing it. But it does seem to indicate they are doing something efficiently.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    Lloyd, not to derail the thread, but could you expand on "copy and paste geek"? My curiosity related to the meaning of the phrase is killing me.

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    • Profile picture of the author Lloyd Buchinski
      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      Lloyd, not to derail the thread, but could you expand on "copy and paste geek"? My curiosity related to the meaning of the phrase is killing me.

      [/threadjack]
      It was inspired years ago by someone who had the title 'copy geek' in the same place. I just thought it was a bit funny, but it is surprising how much of my work is copy and paste. It does not have anything to do with copying other people's content.

      After I've typed something up, I paste it into a page template, one paragraph at a time, between the paragraph tags. I do not use Wordpress or a wysiwyg editor.

      So mostly it's just a joke and it might take awhile but sooner or later I'll find another one to replace it. I'm a quotes and jokes junky.
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  • Profile picture of the author GarrieWilson
    Hitler agrees w/ you.

    Hitler Reviews: Windows 8 - YouTube
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    • Profile picture of the author Cram
      I enjoy 8.1 with Classic Shell installed.

      Once i moved from 7 to 8.1 i lost a few of my apps and software. but went ninite.com and got everything i needed to setup in one install.
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    Windows 7



    Windows 8
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    • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
      Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post


      Windows 7



      Windows 8
      :rolleyes:
      Man on which side are you?:confused:

      First you opened a thread complaining of how Window 8 sucks now you have an illustration telling us Win 8 is the dream technology.

      Perhaps you should have opened a vote for this thread, is it too late?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
    Windows 8 is actually built on the architecture of Windows 7. Unfortunately, they changed a few things such as how the start menu works.

    At first, I couldn't stand not having a start button. After a few days, I've found it's actually much faster & saves time by just hitting the Windows key and scrolling with the mouse wheel.

    I also went from an Android phone to Windows 8.1 phone and have to say it's much better - it just "works". I don't have time to screw around installing a bunch of apps to make something work.

    I have an android tablet as well as a Dell Venue tablet with Windows 8.1 - the Windows tablet is much faster and more responsive.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
    Windows 8 reminds me of Google trying to be Facebook.
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    • Originally Posted by MikeTucker View Post

      Windows 8 reminds me of Google trying to be Facebook.
      Wait, so a better OS that gets hate because everyone already likes the special child (Mac)?
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
        Originally Posted by TheRockstarWriter View Post

        Wait, so a better OS that gets hate because everyone already likes the special child (Mac)?
        Isn't the concept of "better" rather subjective, no matter which side
        of the debate you sit on?
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  • Profile picture of the author mojoogden
    Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: Windows 8 sucks. What a tedious albatross, so uniquely cumbersome and wrong for a PC (Hey, Microsoft, a PC IS NOT A TABLET). It's major innovation is creating original forms of annoyance.
    Ugh, I bought a laptop for my daughter for Christmas and it has windows 8. I can't do anything on it! It is too complicated because they are trying to make everything mock an iPad. I don't care if it looks like an app I just want to use the darn thing!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by mojoogden View Post

      Ugh, I bought a laptop for my daughter for Christmas and it has windows 8. I can't do anything on it! It is too complicated because they are trying to make everything mock an iPad. I don't care if it looks like an app I just want to use the darn thing!
      What exactly are you trying to do that you can't figure out?

      Windows key > menu

      8.1 has a start button back.

      Everything is in the same place, it just looks a little different...
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  • Profile picture of the author lcombs
    Every new version of Windows is worse than the last.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marvin Johnston
    I've used every version since windows 1.01, and DOS before that. It seems the Microsoft engineers/marketers have no qualms about screwing anyone who upgrades with their changes for the sake of changes. Many times, I've pictured the person responsible being tarred and feathered, and beat with a wet noodle until they get a clue... they would probably die of old age before that happened.

    For people who are new to computing, it is kind of a who cares as they will learn how to use the upgrades without a clue how things had been done in the past.

    I just finished checking out/aligning some floppy disks, and DOS 5.0 worked very well thank you... as does XP for all of my current needs.

    My upgrades come when the software I use on a daily basis get upgraded to the point I have to upgrade for useability... and even then reluctantly.

    So for those of you complaining about WinX, why did you upgrade in the first place? That is the real question.
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    • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
      Originally Posted by Marvin Johnston View Post

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      So for those of you complaining about WinX, why did you upgrade in the first place? That is the real question.
      My computer went kaput (literaly burnt out with a burning smell). I was in the middle of a project that had to be completed by the next day, so I needed a new computer ASAP. The best I could find in that short span of time was an ASUS running on Windows 8. I like ASUS. Misguided as Windows 8 still seems to me, I guess I'm getting used to it and maybe even see some rationale behind it -- flying past icons to find what I want, perhaps some more direct avenues to some things. C'est la vie.
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  • Profile picture of the author macgig
    I like windows 7, it's very mac like... MS did a great job copying Mac OSX.
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  • Profile picture of the author Don Schenk
    Here:

    Hilarious critique of win8

    The Missing Windows 8 Instructional Video - Who moved my Windows 8 Cheese?

    After watching both of these, I was actually able to make a Win8.1 tablet work!

    It looks like Win 8 does some neat stuff, but I certainly don't find it wonderfully intuitive.

    :-Don
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  • Profile picture of the author lcombs
    My next pc will DEFINITELY be a MAC.
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    Even though Jobs was a total A-Hole.
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  • Profile picture of the author jessiewriter
    Windows 8.1 frustrates me, yes, but I love Windows 8 myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    UPDATE: I'm still finding Windows 8.1 tedious and tiresome, despite making every effort to indulge in and appreciate its features and functionalities. Another annoyance is that it inhibits a number of apps from properly installing on it.

    Originally Posted by jessiewriter View Post

    Windows 8.1 frustrates me, yes, but I love Windows 8 myself.
    Why? I'd love to find good reasons to start enjoying Windows 8.1 and alleviate my suffering associated with using it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brady Partridge
    All the tech-heads I know say that Windows 7, while not the greatest OS of all time (Windows XP was the greatest), is a much better and saner option for PC users than Windows 8.
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  • Profile picture of the author JRJWrites
    At least Microsoft knows how to be consistent.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim_Carter
    I have no issues whatsoever with 8.1. Just change settings to boot to desktop. Change start button to show all programs and sort by most used. Right clicking on the start button gives you everything else you need. No need for 3rd party apps.

    Easy peasy. Plus the built in antivirus is nice. Has stopped several attempted incursions.

    So, I personally like it. Came with my new laptop so I guess I better like it. Lol. And I do.
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  • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
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    Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: Windows 8 sucks.
    LOL, remind me which doesn't.



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  • Profile picture of the author BradVert2013
    I'm feeling nostalgic for Windows 3.0. I think that was the version on the first computer my family bought. I spent a lot of time using Paint.

    Does Windows still come with MS Works?

    I switched to a Mac back in 2009 and love it. There's a bit of a learning curve, but once you get used to it, you'll never want to go back to a PC.
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    For people who don't want to pay for a MAC, you can just
    dual-boot your computer with Ubuntu.

    It takes a little set-up, but there are plenty of very easy to follow
    guides and tutorials... So very much better than Windows, and 100% free.
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