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Love both, 8 on my PC , 7 on my laptop.
Like the desktop better on 8, looks nicer and love the improvements, I find 8 faster than 7.
If ur not happy with 8, stick on 7, plain and simple.

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[quote name='slumdogtrillionaire' timestamp='1362739783' post='595565812']
ill go with xp... since it has hardware accelration for GDI.. so the website scrolling is much faster in xp than 7 or 8 which both feel slow unless you are using internet explorer. browsing is a major task so overall feel of the OS much snappier if browsing/scrolling is seemless and real fast.
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Most browsers do use Direct2D now when possible. GDI causes problems and doesn't map to current GPUs well for acceleration. Many apps also use WPF (via .NET) or DirectX and don't touch GDI.

[url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_Device_Interface"]http://en.wikipedia....evice_Interface[/url]

Furthermore, GDI was already deprecated in Windows XP and replaced with GDI+, which looked far better but was far slower rendering. (Needless to say, Direct2D doesn't have these problems...nor does WPF.)

So, they're right. You might have some GDI apps which will be better in XP but GDI should be abolished.

(Also note as per that Wiki that Windows 7 and 8 do hardware accelerate GDI to some degree.)

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[quote name='janiman' timestamp='1362681958' post='595564478']
Which one is the best. I used both windows. No doubt about it that windows 8 has many amazing features than windows 7 but my experience and other windows user says that windows 8 work slow and windows 7 works very fast. Whats your opinion?
[/quote]subjective opinions aside, if your Windows 8 is noticeably* slower than Windows 7 on the same hardware then you should check your hardware/drivers.

*As in something you can [i]feel[/i] in daily use and not care about fractional differences in benchmarks.

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[quote name='slumdogtrillionaire' timestamp='1362739783' post='595565812']
ill go with xp... since it has hardware accelration for GDI.. so the website scrolling is much faster in xp than 7 or 8 which both feel slow unless you are using internet explorer. browsing is a major task so overall feel of the OS much snappier if browsing/scrolling is seemless and real fast.
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[quote name='slumdogtrillionaire' timestamp='1362905477' post='595569122']
not that there is any dearth of people promoting stupidity and hate on neowin but you are the winner of the day sir!

windows vista/7/8 are all downgrades. if you want to stay where you are and not go backwards then stick to xp until microsoft releases windows 10 or 11 which hopefully gets their act together.

as you can see the people who dissed vista are now saying wait a minute maybe vista wasnt as bad as we thought(1)... why do they think like that? because vista/7/8 is the same thing. (2) except windows 8 has further added insult to injury by going for metro ui in desktop area. same guys who said we dont need start menu etc. have industry research say we do indeed need it. (3)

(1)[url="http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1140754-windows-vista-your-experience-and-opinion/"]http://www.neowin.ne...ce-and-opinion/[/url]
(2)[url="http://www.neowin.net/news/samsung-puts-the-burn-on-microsoft-disses-windows-8"]http://www.neowin.ne...isses-windows-8[/url]
(3)[url="http://www.neowin.net/news/idc-windows-8-users-want-start-menu-and-booting-to-desktop"]http://www.neowin.ne...ting-to-desktop[/url]

staying in denial is not a good idea.
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Nice idea there but I'd rather not go back to horrible tearing windows on XP. I think I'll take "laggy scrolling" (which hasn't been a problem since 2007?) over all other problems that come with XP (not even talking about security).

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[quote name='BajiRav' timestamp='1362998003' post='595570690']
Nice idea there but I'd rather not go back to horrible tearing windows on XP. I think I'll take "laggy scrolling" (which hasn't been a problem since 2007?) over all other problems that come with XP (not even talking about security).[/quote]
Expecting XP users to learn anything is probably a fools errand, but I still keep trying.

Sigh.

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Without a doubt, Windows 7 wins here.

Windows 8 is simply just to shocking of a difference for most casual users who are used to what Windows used to look like. I don't think Windows 8 is anything like noticeably slower, but it's a major cluster mess!!

Definitely don't even want any touch screen crap for my every day use either!! I don't work in a grocery store either, which is about the type environment that thing was designed for!!
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7 For me, Tried 8, got frustrated with it

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[quote name='cork1958' timestamp='1363000447' post='595570718']
Without a doubt, Windows 7 wins here.

Windows 8 is simply just to shocking of a difference for most casual users who are used to what Windows used to look like. I don't think Windows 8 is anything like noticeably slower, but it's a major cluster mess!!

Definitely don't even want any touch screen crap for my every day use either!! I don't work in a grocery store either, which is about the type environment that thing was designed for!!
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****! I didn't know my workplace is actually a grocery store. :|
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Neither is better than the other. But for [i]my[/i] purposes 8 works better. :)
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[quote name='BajiRav' timestamp='1362998003' post='595570690']
Nice idea there but I'd rather not go back to horrible tearing windows on XP. I think I'll take "laggy scrolling" (which hasn't been a problem since 2007?) over all other problems that come with XP (not even talking about security).
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[quote name='Deranged' timestamp='1362998301' post='595570698']
Expecting XP users to learn anything is probably a fools errand, but I still keep trying.

Sigh.
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unhun.... i think you guys have forgotten XP in your zeal for the 'supposed' latest and greatest and the graphics issues havent been fixed in vista/7/8. The winner is amply clear when you dual boot.

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[quote name='slumdogtrillionaire' timestamp='1362739783' post='595565812']
ill go with xp... since it has hardware accelration for GDI.. so the website scrolling is much faster in xp than 7 or 8 which both feel slow unless you are using internet explorer. browsing is a major task so overall feel of the OS much snappier if browsing/scrolling is seemless and real fast.
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this is still truth to this day........

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToFgYylqP_U[/media]

and worse bugs in windows 8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6L_Ba81bn0g

IF XP x64 wasnt such a crash whore i would never move from it.

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[quote name='slumdogtrillionaire' timestamp='1363007447' post='595570882']
unhun.... i think you guys have forgotten XP in your zeal for the 'supposed' latest and greatest and the graphics issues havent been fixed in vista/7/8. The winner is amply clear when you dual boot.
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The winner is amply clear when you use multi-monitor, dock/undock your laptop without needing a shutdown/reboot, memory management when you have various apps running for days, dragging windows over a hung app, SSD in laptop/desktop, use desktop search, like+use keyboard shortcuts, pin_rearrange taskbar buttons and many others.
So as I said, I would rather have these than minor graphical glitches in Firefox/Chrome/device manager (Firefox is my secondary browser and I stopped installing+using Chrome).

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[quote name='slumdogtrillionaire' timestamp='1363007447' post='595570882']
unhun.... i think you guys have forgotten XP in your zeal for the 'supposed' latest and greatest and the graphics issues havent been fixed in vista/7/8. The winner is amply clear when you dual boot.
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Yeh, XP was totally better than Windows 98. It was even better than Windows 2000! Slightly.

Anything else, not so much.

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Windows 7 all the way.

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[quote name='syobon999' timestamp='1363008670' post='595570912']
this is still truth to this day........
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So when you're doing something incredibly pointless you might notice something?

I'll be sure to write the down.
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[quote name='slumdogtrillionaire' timestamp='1362739783' post='595565812']
ill go with xp... since it has hardware accelration for GDI.. so the website scrolling is much faster in xp than 7 or 8 which both feel slow unless you are using internet explorer. browsing is a major task so overall feel of the OS much snappier if browsing/scrolling is seemless and real fast.
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This is not really true. In windows 7/8 GDI acceleration is deprecated in favor of the newer direct2d. I don't know what browser you are using, but if you are using a modern browser you should have hardware accelerated layers and smooth scrolling, which should perform even better. Both firefox and IE have this via direct2d and directx. Chrome has hardware acceleration too via opengl, but is lagging behind real far in the smooth scrolling department though (there's a flag you can enable but it still doesn't even work on all webpages and pales in comparison to firefox and ie's smooth scrolling :/)

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[quote name='cork1958' timestamp='1363000447' post='595570718']
Without a doubt, Windows 7 wins here.

Windows 8 is simply just to shocking of a difference for most casual users who are used to what Windows used to look like. I don't think Windows 8 is anything like noticeably slower, but it's a major cluster mess!!

Definitely don't even want any touch screen crap for my every day use either!! I don't work in a grocery store either, which is about the type environment that thing was designed for!!
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a different way of presenting the start menu is a shocking difference?

heck, I'd venture to say that the visual difference going from XP to Vista was more shocking than from 7 to 8
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It depends. If I wanted a classic desktop experience I'd go with Windows 7. However, if I wanted touch I'd go with Windows 8.

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