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#21 of 169 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted August 16 2012 - 05:18 PM

Still back to windows 7 on my desktop. Two more failed installs and 15 gigs of files that it didn't remove. Stupidity. Installed smoothly on my laptop. Ugly as hell and the Metro interface is worse than I imagined. Good luck trying to teach this piece of shit to anyone. Here's a simple task: Try to add a new user. First you have to find the hidden settings, then you have to add the user, then after that they can log in. THEN you can set their privledges? What stupidity is that. Why isn't settings pinned to the UI to start? How do I pin it if I want to? We hateses it so far.

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#22 of 169 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted August 21 2012 - 05:16 AM

Crappy magazine debates crappy OS: http://blog.laptopma...-it-fly-or-fail

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#23 of 169 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted August 22 2012 - 10:20 AM

A thousand times this: http://www.pcgamesn....lling-windows-8

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Posted August 22 2012 - 02:49 PM

A thousand times this: http://www.pcgamesn....lling-windows-8

Sorry for your bad experiences with Windows 8, but I think that's what Microsoft expected. You just ended up being one of their guinea pigs for a new OS and eventually, probably well into the future, they'll straighten things out based on problems you and other people experience.
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Posted August 22 2012 - 04:03 PM

No, I really don't think they will. There is no going back from this big a mess, this is WAY worse than Vista. It might really be the beginning of the end because I dont see corporate buyers flocking to it, they are gonna stick to 7 longer thsn they did XP

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#26 of 169 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted August 23 2012 - 06:02 AM

Seriously if anyone expects this to be anything but a disaster go read that article:

The Metro interface is Windows 8. The desktop that you’re used to is also there, but it’s built as a separate app. Think of it this way: Metro is the shell. The desktop is an app within that shell. If you want to start Steam, you’ll want to launch the Desktop app, and then launch Steam. This is insanity. This is Windows 8.

Via gruber:

I’ve tried to remain skeptical of pessimistic Windows 8 reviews. Anything different is going to draw negative reviews. The iPhone was panned by many at first, and the iPad even more so. I’d be worried if reviews of Windows 8 were consistently in the “it’s pretty good” range. Microsoft needs it to be disruptive, and that’s going to turn some people off, even if it’s brilliant. But Edwards’s review makes it sound incomplete. No search for email? That can’t be right, can it?


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Posted August 24 2012 - 06:50 AM

Jeepers.... http://gizmodo.com/5...-very-securely?

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Posted August 27 2012 - 07:21 PM

^^^ Totally agree. Windows 8 won't be hitting any of my PCs unless it turns out to be a huge success. I recently bought a smartphone and didn't even consider a Windows phone because of the ugly UI.


But about the phone home 'feature,' isn't Apple essentially doing the same thing by luring you to buy all your apps, music, movies, and books through iTunes?



#29 of 169 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted August 28 2012 - 01:10 AM

Windows is doing the same thing REGARDLESS of where the app is from. So if you are trying to do something shady, like say running Bittorrent as a mild example, they know.

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Posted August 28 2012 - 05:35 AM

No, I really don't think they will. There is no going back from this big a mess, this is WAY worse than Vista. It might really be the beginning of the end because I dont see corporate buyers flocking to it, they are gonna stick to 7 longer thsn they did XP

You're probably right. I did all tech support, purchasing, choosing software/hardware, etc. for an IT department supporting about 200 users for many years. Unless it is stable, easy to support and user friendly for the non-techie people, corporations will not buy it. When my laptop croaked and I thought of repairing it, I was told by Microsoft that XP support would end in January 2013. It may have been a sales tactic to get me to buy a laptop with Windows 7 and I don't think the date is correct, but I've been very happy with Windows 7. Windows 8 on the other hand, I wouldn't even consider switching to it at this time. Windows 98 and XP Professional were pretty decent systems, easy to maintain, but they've had plenty of duds along the way. Going way back, Windows 95 sucked, NT was a bitch to run and maintain, and even though some people have had good luck with Vista, they seem to be in the minority. Their server OSs were actually not bad, but anything for the end-user laptop or PC was a gamble. p.s. Just a little tech support advice for people reading this thread, whenever you do switch to a new OS, don't upgrade. Backup necessary files, wipe the drive (or create a new partition) and do a clean install, things turn out much better.
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Posted August 28 2012 - 06:37 AM

Bwahahaha. http://verynicewebsite.net/2012/08/start-me-up-again/

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Posted August 28 2012 - 07:25 AM

Bwahahaha. http://verynicewebsite.net/2012/08/start-me-up-again/

Not sure if that was sarcastic or not, but a cute concept. Emulate a Windows 7 desktop on top of Windows 8 so people don't realize what a crappy system they really have. The more I read about Windows 8, Microsoft has come out once again with a major failure. They can do things so well, yet at the same time do things that are absolutely awful. I'm not a cheerleader for Microsoft, but I've worked with their software for almost 20 years and they can sometimes do things well. Never been that much of a geek to get into different browsers, Linux, etc. 100% Microsoft, not particularly proud of it, but it has paid the bills for many years.
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Posted August 31 2012 - 08:11 AM

Stupidity abounds: http:/m.youtube.com/#/watch?feature=g-user-u&v=Ur185N03pes&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DUr185N03pes%26feature%3Dg-user-u&gl=US

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Posted August 31 2012 - 08:36 AM

What's the point of a mobile device if you need a keyboard and mouse for it to be usable?

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Posted August 31 2012 - 11:29 AM

What's the point of a desktop if the UI is expecting you to have touchscreen?

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Posted September 04 2012 - 02:31 PM

What does it mean? Why total ClusterNut, of course! http://arstechnica.c...actually-means/

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Posted September 10 2012 - 04:11 AM

Duh: http://www.theverge....no-desktop-mode

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Posted September 18 2012 - 03:58 AM

AYFKM? http://www.extremete...and-its-marbles

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Posted October 02 2012 - 09:20 AM

When the co-founder of MS tells you you are doing something stupid.... Listen maybe?

I did encounter some puzzling aspects of Windows 8. The bimodal user experience can introduce confusion, especially when two versions of the same application – such as Internet Explorer – can be opened and run simultaneously

http://www.paulallen...px?contentId=21

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Posted October 08 2012 - 12:00 AM

The downside to cheap: http://www.zdnet.com...ded-7000005346/ BOHICA

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