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[quote name='Raa' timestamp='1362975391' post='595570350']
I can count on my hand the people i've met (in person) that actually enjoy it.
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I've only had a single person tell me they love it. Everyone else thinks its 'ok' at best, or tolerates it. The rest get rid of it.

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[quote name='warwagon' timestamp='1362975110' post='595570344']
This is where I think the difference is. Anybody who enjoys full screen browsing, is one kind of person. That kind of person probably loves windows 8. In fact, if that certain person was female, they would probably want to have Windows 8's baby. But then there are people who don't want to have 1 app fill up their entire screen. These people generally hate windows 8.

I'm personally annoyed on how Microsoft and Firefox by default now hide all the menus. They are the first thing that get enabled on a new install of Firefox. Give me back the menu bar on top. It's useful.



For everyone else....
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Nothing a press of the ALT key can't fix.
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[quote name='techbeck' timestamp='1363004491' post='595570804']
Dont get my started about Win8, the inconsistency, [b]the hard to find settings[/b], and just annoying interface designed for touch while leaving the desktop users in the cold. There is a reason with Win8 is as worse, or worse, than Vista.
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How is this "hard to find"? Do you not move your mouse?

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[quote name='techbeck' timestamp='1363004762' post='595570814']
I didnt have any problems going from Windows 3.11 to Windows 95...and that was back when I knew little about what I do now. Windows 8 just reduces my work productivity and since you cannot disable UAC (easily) and still use the Web apps, I said screw it.
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Also, why are you trying to disable UAC? It's a crucial system function.
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[quote name='Dot Matrix' timestamp='1363004937' post='595570824']
How is this "hard to find"? Do you not move your mouse?
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I mean specific settings, not the settings button. I know where the settings is at.

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Also, why are you trying to disable UAC? It's a crucial system function.
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Because it interferes in the work place, and personally...it is annoying as hell. I keep UAC enabled for my family that do not do alot of messing around with their systems. I like to keep mine disabled and not get prompted to choose YES or OK for every little damn thing I do.
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Most people that I've seen use Windows 8 get used to it quickly. I know of only one person that actually went back to Windows 7 after a weekend of using 8 on their new build.

I've had people ask me what extra software I had installed because it looked to them pretty much like Windows 7 in actual day to day usage. I just say "None whatsoever."

EDIT: I mean extra software to change the behaviour of the UI.

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I [b]Love [/b]the way he explain about Windows 8 :D

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Most of the public I come across are not impressed. Horses for courses I guess. If you want a full screen browsing experience, F11 usually suffices...
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[quote name='techbeck' timestamp='1363005167' post='595570832']
I mean specific settings, not the settings button. I know where the settings is at.
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A simple right click... just like anything else you've used.


[quote name='techbeck' timestamp='1363005167' post='595570832']
Because it interferes in the work place, and personally...it is annoying as hell. I keep UAC enabled for my family that do not do alot of messing around with their systems. I like to keep mine disabled and not get prompted to choose YES or OK for every little damn thing I do.
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Using Windows 8 daily, I see maybe 1 UAC prompt every few days. What exactly do you tinker with?
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[quote name='Dot Matrix' timestamp='1363005947' post='595570848']
Using Windows 8 daily, I see maybe 1 UAC prompt every few days. What exactly do you tinker with?
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Running thinks like msconfig, device manager, System, command prompt....and much much more. I even used MSCONFIG to disable UAC and UAC still is enabled. So I have to either make a policy change, or registry change, to completely disable it.

UAC is ok for home users but completely useless for corporate as we have our own methods of protection in place.

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[quote name='rfirth' timestamp='1362975303' post='595570348']
Until they stop torturing themselves with full screen apps. You don't have to use them. And you can keep the larger full screen start menu, or you can install 3rd party software to modify your computer to your heart's content. See? Not so bad :)
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But why pay for something 7 already does then? :ermm:

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[quote name='techbeck' timestamp='1363006283' post='595570856']
Running thinks like msconfig, device manager, System, command prompt....and much much more. I even used MSCONFIG to disable UAC and UAC still is enabled. So I have to either make a policy change, or registry change, to completely disable it.

UAC is ok for home users but completely useless for corporate as we have our own methods of protection in place.
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UAC is one layer among many, post XP, that helps protect the OS. Even on a corporate network, it helps to protect the machines. For example, you still see XP machines compromised, even with "corporate methods" in place. All it takes it Betty the Secretary to open one poisoned email...
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I have a question, not a trolling question but a question about Business practices by Microsoft.

"Why hasn't MS conducted a publicity campaign for Windows 8 like they did for Windows 95? The reason I ask is, Windows95 was a huge OS because of MS moving from the old Win3.xUI.

Now we have an OS, produced for tablets( an IT specialist told me at the VA hospital today it's a tablet OS) But I'll go out and say flat out that there are touchscreen desktops and laptops but they are not as pervasive as MS "THOUGHT" they would be when they came out a month or more ago saying, OEM's were to blame for lackluster adoption of Win8.

Why has MS spent so much $$$ on an OS if they weren't even going to PROPERLY invest in a publicity/release campaign like they did for WIN95 which for all tense and purposes are identical in that BOTH OS'es were a huge UI game changer in that regard...

anyone? If I owned MS or ran that juggernaut, I'd be firing ALOT of people from top to bottom for shoddy marketing. :wacko:

again NOT trolling this is something I thought about while laying in my hospital bed today while on Dilaudid of all pain medicines... like an enlightenment...

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You buying all those Windows 8 for those people? That number adds up to a good bit of money.

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What amuses me about the arguments in this thread, and countless others, is how people who don't like Windows 8 claim that everybody they know doesn't like it either and people who DO like Windows 8 claim the converse. Coincidence?
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[quote name='Dot Matrix' timestamp='1362970644' post='595570262']I can't say enough how much I love the full screen browsing experience. Kudos, mate!
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I have yet to discover what there is to love about full-screen browsing. Is the vast ocean of empty space supposed to appeal to me? I really don't get it on a desktop machine.

[b]PS [/b]The forum scaled the imagine down to 1920 x 1080 from 2560 x 1440.
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Try f11 while in any browser. Is that not full screen enough?

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Windows 8 is SUCH A FAILURE.I mean in another month,Windows 8 will be in use more than ios. PCs ARE DYING. Its the POST PC ERA FOLKS /s

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i'm sorry.

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[quote name='Dot Matrix' timestamp='1363041013' post='595571716']
All it takes it Betty the Secretary to open one poisoned email...
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We have internal security that protects us better than UAC ever will. UAC is annoy and gets in the way.
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[quote name='techbeck' timestamp='1363045715' post='595571808']
We have internal security that protects us better than UAC ever will. UAC is annoy and gets in the way.
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Just curious, but what do you use for internal security?

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[quote name='Dot Matrix' timestamp='1362970644' post='595570262']
I can't say enough how much I love the full screen browsing experience. Kudos, mate!
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You act like this is new. Hit F11 in your web browser. It's been a standard feature in web browsers for pretty much ever.

Microsoft clearly reinventing the wheel, though and is the best [i]new[/i] feature ever. Definitely a selling a point.

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[quote name='Growled' timestamp='1363047759' post='595571842']
Just curious, but what do you use for internal security?
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must be applock

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[quote name='vcfan' timestamp='1362970098' post='595570248']
the only people that don't like windows 8 and find it confusing are the computer tough guys,a.k.a computer gurus on the internet. the general consumer actually loves it,and that's who Microsoft is targeting, not the know it all techies or the hardcore users who need a million windows open at the same time.
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Don't you think that's part of the problem?

[quote name='mclaren2' timestamp='1363004694' post='595570810']
this reads like a sponsored microsoft ad instead of a serious discussion about things like why a multimillion dollar os in 2012/13 still cant fix scrolling bugs and other stuff......
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You're right. I know of no one who has used marketing terms such as "fluid" to describe their experience.

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[quote name='Lprd2007' timestamp='1362956536' post='595570006']
I know many of you are not gonna believe this, but in reality normal people love Windows 8. I've installed Win8 on 9+ computers which previously had Windows 7 (and XP in one of them). Absolutely all their owners love the new OS.[list]
[*]First, of course, they love the insane boot speeds. Improving the boot was a smart move by Microsoft because it's a performance improvement that normal people can measure.
[*]They love the Start Screen. Seriously. They like being able to customize it, to pin all the stuff they care about. Everyone loves how fluid it is, and how much has improved the search functionality from Win 7.
[*]The Metro apps are amazing for non-techie people. My sister always wanted an easy to use Photo editing application (Photoshop was too daunting to her). So I've installed Fotor, a free app from the Windows Store, and she absolutely loves it. There's many people out there that don't do much else on their computers than web-based activities, like Facebook, YouTube, and web browsing, so the Metro environment works great for them.
[*]Everyone loves how much connected Windows 8 is. They love the integrated Facebook chat, they love the Mail app notifications (Sadly you have to configure notifications for each mail account manually...) and the People app.
[*]They also love having a built in antivirus software (Windows Defender). They love how silent it is, unlike other traditional antivirus software they've been running.
[*]Honestly, there is a learning curve. I don't think everyone could figure out easily how to work with the new OS without my help.
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Of course I have Windows 8 installed in my own machine, I still spend most of the time on the Desktop running productivity applications (Visual Studio, 3ds Max, etc.), but I'm using the Metro environment a lot when consuming media or browsing the Internet (I'm typing this on Metro IE, I absolutely love the full screen browsing experience). I'm completely in love with the Mail app. Even though it could be a bit more polished, It is absolutely great and a must for any heavy email user (particularly if you have multiple mail accounts).
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I take it my brother isn't normal then because he absolutely hate's Windows 8.

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[quote name='techbeck' timestamp='1363045715' post='595571808']
We have internal security that protects us better than UAC ever will. UAC is annoy and gets in the way.
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UAC is not a security boundary.

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