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#1 pes2013

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 21:45

I feel one of these is more neccesary than a love thread.

Today, I tried out a new Sony VAIO convertible laptop SVD1121Q2E

Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7 gHZ
4 GB RAM
128 GB SSD
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Windows 8 x64

For the record the min requirments are

1 GHz
2 GB RAM
20 GB space
DirectX 9

So, the hardware is pretty much OK I guess. This is my first "natural" Windows 8 expirence (Ive tried it out on a VM and on a PC with only keyboard/mouse)

It was at the lockscreen and it was beautiful (the picture they put I guess). A employee unblocked it for me and I played around. I went directly to the desktop just to toy around with it and saw it was OK but Ive seen it before so I went to the Start Screen. It felt OK, knowing it was a touchscreen, of course. I opened something valled I think VAIO SmartPaint. Started drawing and it was OK. I mean in general everything was OK but it was just that: OK. Nothing intresting. I went back to the desktop and I couldnt believe it:

"Memory is low"

Memory is low??? The last time I saw that was what 1998? Because I drew with my fingers "Drawing on Windows 8 is great"?? And Memory low?

I didnt say it about ME because ME was stable on my PC. I didnt say it for Vista because Vista was stable on my PC. But I have, and have never had this happen to me in all the versions Ive tried from 1985 till now, a very bad feeling about Windows 8...

Vertict: Its pretty, its "magical" but no: It fails for powerusers and the general public (general public didnt understand when they were explained. Not only that, but a employee actually asked me how I snapped a Metro app next to the desktop!)


#2 TPreston

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 21:51

They failed to setup a page file for the demo modal ?

Also lol @ power user ive been hearing that a lot lately from people who just learned what regedit is from "windows 7 manager" IMO if you don't have your own active directory + group policy's your not a power user of Windows.

#3 OP pes2013

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 21:53

They failed to setup a page file for the demo modal ?

Since when do you need to setup a page file in Windows?

Also lol @ power user ive been hearing that a lot lately from people who just learned what regedit is from "windows 7 manager" IMO if you don't have your own active directory + group policy's your not a power user of Windows.

No, you are only a power user if you have a CCIE :rolleyes:

#4 TPreston

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 21:56

Since when do you need to setup a page file in Windows?


When its disabled by Unattend.xml like in windows embedded, or set to a low value when they made the image. Why else would windows display the running low on memory message if adequate virtual memory were availible ?

#5 mrp04

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 22:02

I feel one of these is more neccesary than a love thread.

Today, I tried out a new Sony VAIO convertible laptop SVD1121Q2E

Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7 gHZ
4 GB RAM
128 GB SSD
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Windows 8 x64

For the record the min requirments are

1 GHz
2 GB RAM
20 GB space
DirectX 9

So, the hardware is pretty much OK I guess. This is my first "natural" Windows 8 expirence (Ive tried it out on a VM and on a PC with only keyboard/mouse)

It was at the lockscreen and it was beautiful (the picture they put I guess). A employee unblocked it for me and I played around. I went directly to the desktop just to toy around with it and saw it was OK but Ive seen it before so I went to the Start Screen. It felt OK, knowing it was a touchscreen, of course. I opened something valled I think VAIO SmartPaint. Started drawing and it was OK. I mean in general everything was OK but it was just that: OK. Nothing intresting. I went back to the desktop and I couldnt believe it:

"Memory is low"

Memory is low??? The last time I saw that was what 1998? Because I drew with my fingers "Drawing on Windows 8 is great"?? And Memory low?

I didnt say it about ME because ME was stable on my PC. I didnt say it for Vista because Vista was stable on my PC. But I have, and have never had this happen to me in all the versions Ive tried from 1985 till now, a very bad feeling about Windows 8...

Vertict: Its pretty, its "magical" but no: It fails for powerusers and the general public (general public didnt understand when they were explained. Not only that, but a employee actually asked me how I snapped a Metro app next to the desktop!)


Obviously their store image is faulty. Do you honestly think that Windows 8 would ship with a bug like that?
One experience with a PC that who knows how it's been configured is enough to put you off from Windows 8? Looks like you're looking for a reason to dislike it.

#6 Crimson Rain

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 22:03

It runs FINE on 2GB ram. Fix the whatever trash hardware/3rd party software you have.
And you call yourself a poweruser? roflmao.

#7 skilithead

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 22:15

Laffin' , power user :http://www.neowin.ne...oves-windows-8/

#8 COKid

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 22:36

What makes this the "Official" thread? I've seen dozens of anti-Windows 8 threads on Neowin.

#9 OP pes2013

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 22:50

Obviously their store image is faulty. Do you honestly think that Windows 8 would ship with a bug like that?
One experience with a PC that who knows how it's been configured is enough to put you off from Windows 8? Looks like you're looking for a reason to dislike it.

I never said I was put off by it. Like I said Ive tried it on three different machines: VM, installed and this "native" machine with it preinstalled.

It runs FINE on 2GB ram. Fix the whatever trash hardware/3rd party software you have.
And you call yourself a poweruser? roflmao.

Did you even read the OP? It wasnt on my PC :rolleyes:

What makes this the "Official" thread? I've seen dozens of anti-Windows 8 threads on Neowin.

Well, this way Windows 8 threads dont derail into flamewars and all the bad things about Windows 8 can be put here :)

#10 remixedcat

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 23:17

I never got the low memory warning on a 2GB RAM VM for Server 2012. hmmmmmm

#11 Marshall

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 23:19

This thread violates the Board Rules. specifically:

No Racism, Threatening, No Victimization or Hateful Posts / Retaliation


There are plenty of other threads to discuss your hatred towards Windows 8. We don't need an "Official" hate thread.

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