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Which is going to be your main desktop OS for 2013?

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#121 +virtorio

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:10

OSX Mountain Lion
Windows 7 in a virtual machine


#122 MorganX

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:35

I dunno. I prefer to not have to modify my operating system to get basic functionality that I want.

I agree with you on that, but strictly comparing Windows 8 Desktop Environment w/Start8 to Windows 7, Windows 8 is better. You can consider all the stuff you don't like extras you can ignore. The cost, right now, isn't bad either.

#123 Luc2k

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:04

I agree with you on that, but strictly comparing Windows 8 Desktop Environment w/Start8 to Windows 7, Windows 8 is better. You can consider all the stuff you don't like extras you can ignore. The cost, right now, isn't bad either.


Kind of hard to ignore the bland look for me.

#124 Shannon

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:36

Windows 8.

I am one of those weird people that actually likes it more than Win7.

#125 Vinny4

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:43

Win 8 Pro, haven't looked back.

#126 KingCracker

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:03

Windows 7, I can't get use to a touch screen oriented operating system on a desktop that doesn't have a touch screen monitor.

#127 Nashy

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:36

I agree with you on that, but strictly comparing Windows 8 Desktop Environment w/Start8 to Windows 7, Windows 8 is better. You can consider all the stuff you don't like extras you can ignore. The cost, right now, isn't bad either.


Start8 doesn't compeltely remove Metro. It doesn't take the settings out of Metro. It doesn't add a close button to these stupid Metro apps.

I'm not like most of the users who are whinging based on other people. I paid my money for it. I used it. And I got a refund from MS for it.

#128 +Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:46

For me, so far, it would be Windows 8 with StartIsBack. It's absolutely amazing on the same hardware that 7 sometimes had a problem with. I'm loving it! But hey, that's just me. Different strokes for different folks. ;)

#129 ingramator

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:51

Start8 doesn't compeltely remove Metro. It doesn't take the settings out of Metro. It doesn't add a close button to these stupid Metro apps.

I'm not like most of the users who are whinging based on other people. I paid my money for it. I used it. And I got a refund from MS for it.


You do understand that you are by no means forced to use metro apps in any way shape or form. As the other user pointed out, with start 8, you can do absolutely everything on the desktop. Combine that with decor8 and you will never see the modernUI, ever.

Anyway. My main desktop OS for 2013 will be Windows 8 Pro (I will have numerous other instances on separate machines and multibooted including Ubuntu 12.10, Linux Mint 10, Windows 7, XP, 2K, OSX 10.8, Debian Wheezy) for servers I will be running Server 2012 ( with still a few server 2008 to upgrade, Redhat Enterprise, Ubuntu 12.04, Solaris 10 and a few other Linux/UNIX ones). My main embedded OS will hopefully be WinCE 8 :D!!

#130 Nashy

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:15

You do understand that you are by no means forced to use metro apps in any way shape or form. As the other user pointed out, with start 8, you can do absolutely everything on the desktop. Combine that with decor8 and you will never see the modernUI, ever.

Anyway. My main desktop OS for 2013 will be Windows 8 Pro (I will have numerous other instances on separate machines and multibooted including Ubuntu 12.10, Linux Mint 10, Windows 7, XP, 2K, OSX 10.8, Debian Wheezy) for servers I will be running Server 2012 ( with still a few server 2008 to upgrade, Redhat Enterprise, Ubuntu 12.04, Solaris 10 and a few other Linux/UNIX ones). My main embedded OS will hopefully be WinCE 8 :D!!


Go create a new user account. Get back to me about not being forced to use it.

#131 REM2000

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:30

Mac OSX 10.8, still my personal choice. It works well with my workflows and generally how i use a computer.

#132 MorganX

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 18:37

Go create a new user account. Get back to me about not being forced to use it.


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.

#133 Terrigamer

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 18:53

Windows 8 with no third-partying. Any problem I would have had from a missing start menu is non-existent with the Win-x menu.

#134 nMIK-3

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 18:56

Windows 8 everywhere. Home, work, tablet and WP8 on phone.

#135 brianshapiro

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 19:02

Windows 3.1. I tried Windows 95 back in the day, but I couldn't tolerate it, so I downgraded. If I wanted a desktop environment with folders, I would have bought MacOS. Program Manager FTW.



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