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#16 Setnom

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:54

I'd say it's a tie:
- Windows 8 has a number of under-the-hood features that win over Windows 7;
- But Windows 8 has ModernUI in front of it, which I consider to be a negative.

So, give +1 and take the +1.


#17 ahhell

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:39

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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#18 vcfan

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 07:32

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.


gdi acceleration was replaced by Direct2D. I dont use other browsers,but Im certain they have switched to direct2D already. you're probably talking back in vista days when that was a problem.

#19 chrisj1968

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 07:37

for what it's worth, I see alot of folks are not happy with 8

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#20 Kaze23

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 07:42

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.


Biggest.

Fail.

Ever.

I'll go with Windows 8, but I still love 7.

#21 slumdogtrillionaire

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 08:51

Biggest.

Fail.

Ever.

I'll go with Windows 8, but I still love 7.


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)http://www.neowin.ne...ce-and-opinion/
(2)http://www.neowin.ne...isses-windows-8
(3)http://www.neowin.ne...ting-to-desktop

staying in denial is not a good idea.

#22 macstar

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 08:58

well if you really can't get arround windows - which is sad ennough - then i'd say go 4 win7. it looks okay and works well, most security problems are known and patched.
win 8 is just P L A I N U G L Y i'd even call it totally overhyped and afaik by today it costs lots of money.
in the longer term i would try to switch to something more usefull. linux for example or also give mac os a try.

#23 Kaze23

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:09

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)http://www.neowin.ne...ce-and-opinion/
(2)http://www.neowin.ne...isses-windows-8
(3)http://www.neowin.ne...ting-to-desktop

staying in denial is not a good idea.


Which is exactly what you're doing by sticking with that dinosaur of an operating system. Do you drive a car to work, or do you believe that's a downgrade compared to the horse-drawn carriage?

#24 Dot Matrix

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 02:04

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)http://www.neowin.ne...ce-and-opinion/
(2)http://www.neowin.ne...isses-windows-8
(3)http://www.neowin.ne...ting-to-desktop

staying in denial is not a good idea.


Bartender, I'll have another shot, please.


Actually, make that two, thanks.

#25 remixedcat

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:39

Pros:
  • Improved file explorer UI with more options
  • Improved file transfer dialog with speed graph
  • Proper multimonitor taskbar and wallpaper support
  • Built in .iso mounting and burning
  • Better task manager with more info
  • OSD volume controls/display
  • Built in Hyper-V (previously only avalible in server releases) Please note: however it is a bit stripped down

Cons: (these aren't too bad)

  • Networking control accessed via the notifications panel is wierd
  • Shutdown options are hidden in the charms bar


Scrolling concerns:
  • You can fix this with browser extensions such as Yet Another Smooth Scrolling or Chromium Wheel.


#26 Vinny4

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:50

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.

#27 TheExperiment

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:20

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.

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.

http://en.wikipedia....evice_Interface

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.)

#28 BajiRav

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:27

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?

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 feel in daily use and not care about fractional differences in benchmarks.

#29 BajiRav

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:33

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.

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)http://www.neowin.ne...ce-and-opinion/
(2)http://www.neowin.ne...isses-windows-8
(3)http://www.neowin.ne...ting-to-desktop

staying in denial is not a good idea.

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).

#30 TheExperiment

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:38

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).

Expecting XP users to learn anything is probably a fools errand, but I still keep trying.

Sigh.



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