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#1 Rickkins

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 23:04

http://www.legitrevi...com/news/14779/

According to Net Applications, Windows 8's online presence has actually fallen to below that of Vista's at the same length of time after release, just two months on the market. On December 22, W8's usage share was sitting at 1.6% of all Windows PCs, up from 1.2% in November. However, in the same period, Vista was sitting at 2.2%, up from around 1% the month before. This is an abysmal result and compares very poorly with Windows 7's 6%+ share after the same two months on the market. It's possible that Christmas sales may redress this balance, but it seems unlikely.


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 23:06

Windows 8 is rubbish and so are the drivers for it. I don't need any flaming it just my opinion.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 23:08

Windows 8 is rubbish and so are the drivers for it. I don't need any flaming it just my opinion.

Actually that's one of the great thinks is the driver support. The only driver I had to wait on was a final AMD Radeon HD driver and it's quite good so far.

What drivers are you having issues with?

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 23:08

Windows 8 is rubbish and so are the drivers for it. I don't need any flaming it just my opinion.

rubbish comment aside (that's your opinion) I have not found anything that doesn't work in 8 that worked fine in 7. you can't even compare 8's driver situation (which there hardly is any) to Vista's

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 23:09

It's possible that Christmas sales may redress this balance, but it seems unlikely.


I'm sure it will, I'm guessing a TON of desktops/laptops were sold for Christmas. This is just a hater article..

Windows 8 is rubbish and so are the drivers for it. I don't need any flaming it just my opinion.


Drivers are the responsibility of the hardware MFG, plus, 99% of all the Windows 7 drivers work on Windows 8 so whats the prob?

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 23:13

Epson drivers don't fully work on it in my experince. Encounter problems with nvidia drivers crashes and so on. The image quality specially fonts are really bad in windows 8.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 23:14

Personally, after adding Classic Shell to 8, and fixing some 'permissions' issues, I find 8 to be just fine. Of course, I exist entirely in a desktop environment. Indeed.... my task bar is that of win xp..!!

It's just a matter of knowing what I like, and then setting out to get it.

Metro... well, if I had it on a touch device, I'd give it a whirl. Just not so much on my desktop...

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 23:16

Choice... so much needed.

#9 xendrome

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 23:17

Epson drivers don't fully work on it in my experince. Encounter problems with nvidia drivers crashes and so on. The image quality specially fonts are really bad in windows 8.


Nvidia driver's are 100% stable, I've been running all flavors of them since the orig Windows 8 launch drivers. You've probably got a cooling/hardware issue or something with a game.

Metro... well, if I had it on a touch device, I'd give it a whirl. Just not so much on my desktop...


Metro doesn't require a touch device and works fine with a mouse/keyboard, not really sure why so many people are having issues with that....

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 23:18

I have not found anything that doesn't work in 8 that worked fine in 7.


The missus' ancient HP printer :p

Works ootb p'n'p with 7, absolutely nothing would get it working in 8, installing drivers in compatibility mode, everything I could think of, eventually had to install 7 in VMWare and print from that :laugh:

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 23:20

Personally, after adding Classic Shell to 8, and fixing some 'permissions' issues, I find 8 to be just fine. Of course, I exist entirely in a desktop environment. Indeed.... my task bar is that of win xp..!!

It's just a matter of knowing what I like, and then setting out to get it.

Metro... well, if I had it on a touch device, I'd give it a whirl. Just not so much on my desktop...


I kind of agree with you as far as metro.. not for desktop. I am seriously thinking about moving to Imac as my next purchase.

#12 HawkMan

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 23:20

Metro doesn't require a touch device and works fine with a mouse/keyboard, not really sure why so many people are having issues with that....


I'd say many parts of the start screen especially works a lot better with a mouse and keyboard.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 23:21

Personally, I hit WinKey, type what I want and get what I want.

E.g.
WinKey, type DNS, hit enter, I get a DNS console.
WinKey, type powershell ise, hit enter, I get a Powershell ISE.
WinKey, type steam, hit enter and I get my games.

It's fantastic.

Never before has Windows listened to me.

How people cannot want this? I don't know.

#14 OP Rickkins

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 23:22

Metro doesn't require a touch device and works fine with a mouse/keyboard, not really sure why so many people are having issues with that....


While it may well be usable with a mouse and keyboard, it was designed for touch.

#15 HawkMan

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 23:23

While it may well be usable with a mouse and keyboard, it was designed for touch.


yet, the start screen work better with a mouse than with touch.



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