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#46 SirEvan

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:05

You've been using WIndows for 20 years and you dont know Alt+Tab or Win+Tab?


Browser windows would be Ctrl+Tab, Alt + Tab is for switching programs.


#47 Raa

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:05

I think it's funny ahhell liked every single pro-8 comment here, but hasn't actually commented... :p

Personally, i'll stay with 7 for now and evaluate what to do with 8. I'm not really inspired to use it on my desktops for any reason. Has potential for tablets though...

#48 jackkk1

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:19

Why are you torturing himself with windows problems, why not to switch to Ubuntu/MAC now? Have you noticed how popular MAC is in movies? Almost in each Hollywood movie when characters are using computer there're apple logo on back of the lid. It means if you would start using MAC, you'll be as cool as your favorite movies stars!

#49 +Vykranth

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:32

new features well to start with
- New task manager
- Overall far better performance.
- better function for detecting new apps that can open file types
- updated graphics driver model, now you get DWM(aero) even in software/classic mode
- Far improved Multi monitor support
- faster boot time.


This is quite true: Windows 8 has all these improvments plus IE 10, spell checking, kernel changes, Ribboned Explorer.
Sadly, even if these are very interesting and to me, the most compelling reasons to upgrade, everything I see is the user interface changes that made things more complicated to me.

So, yes, I am keeping Windows 7 too.

#50 jamieakers

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:47

If you don't like change then my advice to you is to get out of the IT industry. Change is the only thing we are assured of and we can plan for!

#51 Kimleng

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:57

The performance speed of Windows 8 has me spoiled. I simply cannot go back to Windows 7. I still use 7 at work, but at home, I'm on 8 and every second of performance increase is very noticable...and I'm not even using RTM.

Workflow-wise, no different than 7 to me. I hit that desktop button on Metro and I live in desktop for 95% of the time unless I want to play one of those new Metro games or run a Metro app. I've always been a power user, so I don't need to click GUI buttons and waste time waiting for a visual cue feedback before moving on. I just shortcut everything with the keyboard and go straight to what I need. Because of this, I am not affected by Metro at all.

#52 +Vykranth

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:58

If you don't like change then my advice to you is to get out of the IT industry. Change is the only thing we are assured of and we can plan for!


Nobody like changes but everybody like progress
Changes which detoriorates the productivity of end-users, reduces functionalities or, in more generic terms, do not make the product better compared to the previous versions are regressions.
This is true of every products, not just operating systems.

Ask yourself the question for everything: what is my benefits, my gains if I buy/get this product?
I did try Windows 8 and after a long try-out, as far as I am concerned and for my needs, the pros do not outweight the cons.
Other people may have other usages and Windows 8 might a better product for them.
In any case, we will see how Windows 8 will sell in the next months or years and depending on how it sells, Microsoft will alter Windows 9

#53 Joni_78

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:59

If you don't like change then my advice to you is to get out of the IT industry. Change is the only thing we are assured of and we can plan for!


What's latest isn't always the best. Windows 8 will have the same fate as Vista, it will be skipped by businesses, schools etc.

Windows team got blinded by the tablets and forgot why people buy Windows.

#54 windows95isg8

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:59

I'll also be sticking to Windows 7, as I find nothing about 8 I like that makes me want to upgrade to it.. I am not finding the OS buggy by any means, the OS does work.. I just don't like the way it works on my system, if it was a touch screen I might feel different.. But na I find it to slow to work with, and don't like how it works with doing two or more things at once.

#55 kiddingguy

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:13

I'm not sure yet on upgrading.

It looks slick, it is fast, but the constant switching of programs (MS office programs, but even the Windows Explorer (or should I say File Explorer)) between Metro and desktop keeps annoying me.
Also the fact that the Windows 8 Apps, like People and Calendar cannot get their data from a local Outlook pst file isn't a plus for me.

Ah well... we'll see when it's released and which (third party) programs fill this hole....

#56 Setnom

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:18

I hit that desktop button on Metro and I live in desktop for 95% of the time unless I want to play one of those new Metro games or run a Metro app.


This is a good example.

Doesn't it bother you guys to know that Microsoft devoted so many resources and money to come up with something that people tend to avoid 95% of the time? That the developers purposely sacrificed the desktop experience in regards to Metro, a UI catered for touchscreen? Shouldn't they have focused more on where the majority of the users will be spending their time?

#57 +Frank B.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:20

I will run it as dual-boot option at first to evaluate if it is worth to replace Windows 7 with it. Going by the experience with the Release Preview I don't see much of a reason to make the switch yet. I can live with the Start Screen, some of the enhancements to the desktop experience are good. But good enough to ditch Windows 7? At this point in time - no.

#58 Fahim S.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:24

People are saying that Microsoft will fix this in Windows 9 like they fixed Vista in Windows 7, and acting as though this will free them from the 'clutches' of Metro.

In Windows 7 there wasn't a single feature from Vista taken away, just the whole thing made lighter and tighter. This to me would say that Metro isn't going to go away.

So if you hate it that much, time to sweat Windows 7 for as long as it will last you and then move to a different platform.

And good riddance to you...

#59 MaSx

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:32

You've been using WIndows for 20 years and you dont know Alt+Tab or Win+Tab?


Do people always use CTRL+W to close a window? or that X button also?

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You're right. It's Microsoft's decision. And they make that decision based on how users react. If enough people whine about Windows 8, if there is enough negative buzz about it, that Windows 8 turns into the next Vista, then we "whiners" will have an indirect role in deciding what Windows 9 looks like.


Couldn't have said it better myself.

Edited by Calum, 06 August 2012 - 10:14.


#60 kiddingguy

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:32

I agree with .fahim.

According to Microsoft the Apps and titles are the future - plus total integration between phone en desktop.
I think this will not go away and when you don't like it... just switch indeed to another platform.
There's always a Mac or maybe Ubuntu of another distro.

Maybe Windows 9 will be more smoothend and better choices will be made on OS-level between staying in the Metro interface or Desktop experience - and not the constant switching. Maybe a service pack of Windows 8 will bring this functionality.

Who knows...?!