Windows 8, Usability disaster

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THEY DID IT.

"There's one screen we didn't talk about and that's the television."


"There's no better experience out there than Xbox."


"Xbox is being actively used in 80 million televisions in living rooms around the world."


"The average user is using it 5 hours per day."


"We're going to enable your universal applications running on the Xbox.
 

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Four words.--------> It is still shit.
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I-----------------> And I still can't stand BING.
 

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Unless there's specific needs that only Win 8/8.1 can meet for you, I'd recommend just holding off and staying w/ Win 7. Maybe upgrade to Win 7 Pro perhaps, if you don't have that.

I'm actually considering "downgrading" to Win 7 Pro for my recently purchased, Core i7 Dell PC when I install a newly purchased 256GB SSD in the near future -- I might just keep Win 8 on the HDD, but usually run Win 7 Pro off the SSD instead.

_Man_
 

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I have no problem losing the Start button (although the swiping sucks), what I truly can't stand is the tile presentation, especially the fact that it's completely divorced from the desktop environment. Hate it, hate it, hate it!
I'm actually considering "downgrading" to Win 7 Pro for my recently purchased, Core i7 Dell PC when I install a newly purchased 256GB SSD in the near future -- I might just keep Win 8 on the HDD, but usually run Win 7 Pro off the SSD instead.
I went that way, but UEFI made it much harder than with previous operating systems. I was probably doing something wrong, but it took me a week and using a USB DVD drive to get past the protection. The forced loaded Win7 still doesn't load all the drivers correctly at boot time, but I'm still happier than with Win8.

I still have Win8 on the computer than my wife also uses, but if they don't provide a way to disable the tile functionality by next fall I'm replacing that one with a Win7 PC.
 

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ManW_TheUncool said:
Unless there's specific needs that only Win 8/8.1 can meet for you, I'd recommend just holding off and staying w/ Win 7. Maybe upgrade to Win 7 Pro perhaps, if you don't have that.

I'm actually considering "downgrading" to Win 7 Pro for my recently purchased, Core i7 Dell PC when I install a newly purchased 256GB SSD in the near future -- I might just keep Win 8 on the HDD, but usually run Win 7 Pro off the SSD instead.

_Man_
I think you're right as now I read they're trying to make Windows 8 more like Windows 7.
 

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Here's the thing. It's ONLY been the front facing stuff I have an issue with. Under the hood 8 is clearly superior. Faster, safer, built for the future. Seven works for now and the forseeable future, but it isn't going to have the long term support 8 is. We'll see on Tuesday how things shake out for most folks, but I remain cautiously optimistic. Assuming the roll backs make the impact they do I will have a very hard time recommending folks go back to 7 after that.

The proof will be in the pudding tho!
 

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So when do they plan to end support for Vista?
 

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