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#136 Javik

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 19:02

Now using Windows 8. With start is back and the theme from the RP.


#137 Orange Battery

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 19:10

Unfortunately its going to be 7. There is nothing wrong with 7, but this is the first time I have ever wanted to downgrade in order to stay efficient.

I remember when Win 95 came out, totally amazing, then 98 and 98 SE, both great. I got Win ME and was one of those who actually didn't jump on the hate bandwagon or move to 2000. XP was something I loved from the start, I was a freak i guess as I loved the blue start taskbar of Luna. Vista didn't work for me, it was all over the place and something I didn't like, Win 7 sorted that out and got everything back on track. A true return to the core Windows OS I loved.

Win 8 is made for people who use touch, I use a desktop and find its default UI annoying. After so many years of computer use, i have a bit of RSI in my hands and the Start Page and all its mouse clicking requires, well it just hurts.

I have always been a lover of innovation, if it makes things quicker then give it to me. Windows 8 didn't make things quicker, it made mouse users learn to live with alternatives to touch.

Touch is great on a tablet but in all honesty was happy with Android. Windows was my hub, with 8 it became my compromise, and then my waste of money when I went back to 7.

Dont mix the Desktop with touch. We all have touch enabled devices but when it comes to the core hub of the "digital world" then a desktop and all its power needs an OS that evolved from Win 7, not something that added a few features to Explorer but made everything Touch enabled by default.

#138 Javik

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 19:11

I personally never found ME to be more or less unstable than any of Microsoft's other 9x products, however I would say that choosing to ditch them and go NT for all was a smart move.

#139 medhunter

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 19:12

Ubuntu 12.10 x64 for now.Have you asked a month ago, I 'd have gone with windows 7.But I was compelled to stay most of my uptime on Ubuntu.

#140 Orange Battery

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 19:13

I personally never found ME to be more or less unstable than any of Microsoft's other 9x products, however I would say that choosing to ditch them and go NT for all was a smart move.


Agreed

#141 Nashy

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 23:16

For something like PC Settings, I actually think the Metro UI is preferable. Doing these things full screen is OK, and I find it easier to navigate and find choices much quicker. The personalize screen for instance is just more efficient. The Modern UI is good at some things. How MS transitions between Modern UI and Explorer UI is just kinda clumsy. In all honesty, I'm not sure how much better they could have done. Updating the Start Menu to what Start8 is would have been nice, but if Metro in general, even where it works, is distasteful, I'm not sure you'll be happy from here on out unfortunately.


I don't.

#142 medhunter

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 23:20

same here.can't stand it

#143 MorganX

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 23:40

I don't.

I really do understand.

#144 paxa

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 00:31

going to keep my windows 7 ultimate 64 bits for now. i've got so much stuff. college and work related and now i'm on lazy mode. focusing strictly on college now. maybe when i have more vacation days. i will give it a go

#145 neo158

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 00:35

Windows 8 and, possibly, Ubuntu 12.04LTS installed using Wubi.

#146 Joshie

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:01

Windows 7 then Linux Mint. i will be avoiding Windows 8. There are several things i don't like about it such as: Forcing me to create a MS account( A hotmail account which i didn't want) and before i could browse the web i was forced to verify myself. No thanks.

In no way is anyone ever "forced" to create a Microsoft account. This has been brought up before and covered extensively.

If you feel that you should have the right to use the Windows app store without creating an account to manage your purchases with like every other ecosystem in the universe, then your feelings are misplaced. If, on the other hand, you have no interest in the Windows 8 ecosystem, you will never encounter a feature that requires a Microsoft ID. Chill.

#147 devBrian

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:50

Mac OSX Mountain Lion w/ Windows 7 x64 Ultimate on Macbook Pro
Windows 8 x64 Pro on desktop PC.

#148 tim_s

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:57

Probably Windows 7 for at-least 6 more months. + Mac / Linux (latest and greatest)

I would be interested in hearing from the FreeBSD people - I ran my desktop on FreeBSD for about 6 months but went back to Gentoo.

#149 Archstroke

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 19:33

Still rocking win7 here on my main machine, backup machine, and media server. Win8 on the netbook.

#150 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 19:47

Windows 7 Ultimate x64



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