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#31 cork1958

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:14

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!!


#32 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:24

7 For me, Tried 8, got frustrated with it

#33 BajiRav

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:36

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!!

****! I didn't know my workplace is actually a grocery store. :|

#34 Lamp Post

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:39

Neither is better than the other. But for my purposes 8 works better. :)

#35 slumdogtrillionaire

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 13:10

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.


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.

#36 syobon999

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 13:31

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.


this is still truth to this day........

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

and worse bugs in windows 8



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

#37 BajiRav

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 14:22

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.

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).

#38 TheExperiment

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 16:36

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.

Yeh, XP was totally better than Windows 98. It was even better than Windows 2000! Slightly.

Anything else, not so much.

#39 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 16:46

Windows 7 all the way.

#40 TheExperiment

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 16:52

this is still truth to this day........

So when you're doing something incredibly pointless you might notice something?

I'll be sure to write the down.

#41 ViperAFK

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 17:56

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.


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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Posted 11 March 2013 - 18:02

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!!

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

#43 Growled

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:02

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.