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    Quote Originally Posted by rycexboi View Post
    I think he meant copy as in with the tablets and the whole apps interface thing.
    Don't think MS copied Apple with the mobile OS, they actually created a completely new interface. Besides, Apple and MS have been copying each other for decades now.... it's certainly not a one way street.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenix View Post
    I wouldnt put Vista in the same category as ME, but thats me.
    Yeah, ME was pretty bad, it is like Fight Club, we just don't talk about it...They should of just polished Vista up better than they did, Windows 7 is what Vista should of been!

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    Don't do it man, even if it was free, it's still not worth it. Horrible!

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    I don't see the need to upgrade from Windows 7 to 8. I can wait for 9, no problem.
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    I thought this was a good article for those who have installed windows 8: http://www.hanselman.com/blog/Window...ThereItIs.aspx
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    Stay away from Windows 8

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    Um... Windows 8 is pretty much exactly like 7... except it has the Metro start menu... which can be bypassed with third-party freeware to give you the old start menu back... which is what I've done... because Metro is ass.

    After bypassing Metro, Windows 8 is actually decent.
    "The biggest adversary in our life is ourselves. We are what we are, in a sense, because of the dominating thoughts we allow to gather in our head. All concepts of self-improvement, all actions and paths we take, relate solely to our abstract image of ourselves. Life is limited only by how we really see ourselves and feel about our being. A great deal of pure self-knowledge and inner understanding allows us to lay an all-important foundation for the structure of our life from which we can perceive and take the right avenues.

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    What freeware magic is this of which you speak?

    I must have it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by *goo View Post
    What freeware magic is this of which you speak?

    I must have it!
    http://www.pokki.com/windows-8-start-menu
    "The biggest adversary in our life is ourselves. We are what we are, in a sense, because of the dominating thoughts we allow to gather in our head. All concepts of self-improvement, all actions and paths we take, relate solely to our abstract image of ourselves. Life is limited only by how we really see ourselves and feel about our being. A great deal of pure self-knowledge and inner understanding allows us to lay an all-important foundation for the structure of our life from which we can perceive and take the right avenues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedcase View Post
    Don't do it man, even if it was free, it's still not worth it. Horrible!
    This, so much this. I was given a free copy through my job. I gave it to my brother. I personally think it wasn't ready for prime-time just yet. After dealing with it every day, I refuse to even install it on my computer, definitely not worth it at all.

    Save your money, wait until you hear better things about it.

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    Some people either like it... or hate it with every fiber of their being.
    "The biggest adversary in our life is ourselves. We are what we are, in a sense, because of the dominating thoughts we allow to gather in our head. All concepts of self-improvement, all actions and paths we take, relate solely to our abstract image of ourselves. Life is limited only by how we really see ourselves and feel about our being. A great deal of pure self-knowledge and inner understanding allows us to lay an all-important foundation for the structure of our life from which we can perceive and take the right avenues.

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    I'm actually really used to not having a start menu now after using windows 8 for a long time. I forget sometimes while at work that I have to use the start menu in windows 7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutButterMunky View Post
    Some people either like it... or hate it with every fiber of their being.
    I am the hater from every fiber lol. The laptop I bought my wife, had windows 8 on it. She just didn't like it, even though it's pretty easy to use. She just didn't like it at all. I bought her a Win 7 release, and all is well in the house.

    I'll NEVER use Win 8 again. PERIOD.




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    I'm going to start buying the parts for my new PC build over the next few months (starting with a Corsair Obsidian 800D tower and Corsiar 1200w modular PSU. Better start with the most boring parts first) and i'm actually really looking forward to getting Windows 8 on that machine.

    From what I've seen on my friends machines that are running it is that it really is quite good and the fact the old desktop isn't completely gone just sweetens the deal. Oh... and the boot up time is fantastic.


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    Wow, saving 11 seconds of your life.... definitely a mover for me. smh




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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBettaKnow View Post
    I'm going to start buying the parts for my new PC build over the next few months (starting with a Corsair Obsidian 800D tower and Corsiar 1200w modular PSU. Better start with the most boring parts first) and i'm actually really looking forward to getting Windows 8 on that machine.

    From what I've seen on my friends machines that are running it is that it really is quite good and the fact the old desktop isn't completely gone just sweetens the deal. Oh... and the boot up time is fantastic.
    Get the digital Power supply AX1200i. If you do that you can monitor how much power and amperage the PSU is drawing and more.
    http://www.corsair.com/blog/using-li...l-power-supply

    I need a new PSU as well but not 1200W, 800 max and this tiem I will be going fully modular and probably the Corsair AX series. My current PSU has 6 Molex and 6 SATA power connectors but I dotn need the molex ones so stuck with them and have to find places to hide them neatly and one of the SATA conenctors cannot reach my DVD drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    I am the hater from every fiber lol. The laptop I bought my wife, had windows 8 on it. She just didn't like it, even though it's pretty easy to use. She just didn't like it at all. I bought her a Win 7 release, and all is well in the house.

    I'll NEVER use Win 8 again. PERIOD.
    I'm with you on this, my mum got a pretty decent laptop with Win 8 on it few months ago (silly woman didn't consult first) and she's not fond of it at all. Most annoying feature is even on desktop mode, when you exit an app, it will put you back on the metro screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    Wow, saving 11 seconds of your life.... definitely a mover for me. smh
    It being quicker is just one of the reasons i'm switching to it. Windows 7 is fantastic, i've had W7 Ultimate since it has been out but i don't see the bad in Windows 8 that everyone thinks is there. My uncle has been using Windows 8 for the last few months now and he thinks it's a step forward for Windows. If my uncle is impressed by it, that is enough for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    Get the digital Power supply AX1200i. If you do that you can monitor how much power and amperage the PSU is drawing and more.

    I need a new PSU as well but not 1200W, 800 max and this tiem I will be going fully modular and probably the Corsair AX series. My current PSU has 6 Molex and 6 SATA power connectors but I dotn need the molex ones so stuck with them and have to find places to hide them neatly and one of the SATA conenctors cannot reach my DVD drive, it is a few years old this PSU and done me well.
    Oh is that what it is for? For the sake of an extra 40 I may stretch and get that one. Yeah i currently have a non-modular Corsair 750TX PSU. I'm definitely going fully modular this time, especially with the 800D case i should have it looking relatively tidy inside without much work.

    Only reason i'm getting such a big PSU for is so i can have room for upgrades in the future. I'm planning on building a bit of a beast so i'm going for a Hex core i7 3930K what i'm looking to overclock to around 4.5/6GHz @ 1.4V so i just want peace of mind knowing that the PSU i get will be able to handle the system. Still not decided on GPU's that i'm going to have but they'll be the very last thing i buy, i just know i'm going with Nvidia this time over. I can't be dealing with AMD's piss-poor drivers that always bite me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn View Post
    Most annoying feature is even on desktop mode, when you exit an app, it will put you back on the metro screen.
    That's only if you have it set to open in full screen mode instead of normal mode. If you open and close apps in the normal view, closing them brings you to the desktop. I rarely ever see the Metro UI when using 8.
    "The biggest adversary in our life is ourselves. We are what we are, in a sense, because of the dominating thoughts we allow to gather in our head. All concepts of self-improvement, all actions and paths we take, relate solely to our abstract image of ourselves. Life is limited only by how we really see ourselves and feel about our being. A great deal of pure self-knowledge and inner understanding allows us to lay an all-important foundation for the structure of our life from which we can perceive and take the right avenues.

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    Apart from the Metro UI what can be easily avoided, what are peoples main problems with W8? From what i've seen first hand and heard from people using it, they like it. I don't see any of the negative points people have with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    I am the hater from every fiber lol. The laptop I bought my wife, had windows 8 on it. She just didn't like it, even though it's pretty easy to use. She just didn't like it at all. I bought her a Win 7 release, and all is well in the house.

    I'll NEVER use Win 8 again. PERIOD.
    Good luck with that because MS isn't going to do away with the metro/modern ui in future windows releases.

    Adapt or die.

    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    Wow, saving 11 seconds of your life.... definitely a mover for me. smh
    Going by that logic nobody should bother with a SSD. Everybody should stick with mechanical HDD's.

    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBettaKnow View Post
    Apart from the Metro UI what can be easily avoided, what are peoples main problems with W8? From what i've seen first hand and heard from people using it, they like it. I don't see any of the negative points people have with it.
    None. People just like to $#@! about anything and everything (especially when it comes to microsoft). They did the same thing when the ribbon was introduced in office 2007, but they got over it.

    The same thing will apply to the metro/modern ui in windows 8 and future windows OS releases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MATRIX 2 View Post
    Good luck with that because MS isn't going to do away with the metro/modern ui in future windows releases.

    Adapt or die.

    Yeah, I don't think so. I'll keep Windows 7 just fine. No need to adapt.

    Going by that logic nobody should bother with a SSD. Everybody should stick with mechanical HDD's.

    Um, you're on the wrong track. It was about the 11 seconds that was saved by using Win 8 vs Win 7. Didn't have anything to do with the SSD.

    None. People just like to $#@! about anything and everything (especially when it comes to microsoft). They did the same thing when the ribbon was introduced in office 2007, but they got over it.

    The same thing will apply to the metro/modern ui in windows 8 and future windows OS releases.

    Nothing about Win 8 pleases me. I'm over it by using a different OS.




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    Do you intend to use windows 7 forever? Or do you plan to be like one of those fools that is clinging to it a decade later?

    What part of: "MS is not going to get rid of metro/modern ui for the start screen" is hard to understand?


    I'm aware the difference was just due to the OS, my point is the SSD's speed improvements are similar for general tasks. IF you are berating such speed improvements, then you link of thinking Would apply to the same speed improvements with SSD's.

    Have fun in that other walled garden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MATRIX 2 View Post
    Good luck with that because MS isn't going to do away with the metro/modern ui in future windows releases.

    Adapt or die.



    Going by that logic nobody should bother with a SSD. Everybody should stick with mechanical HDD's.



    None. People just like to $#@! about anything and everything (especially when it comes to microsoft). They did the same thing when the ribbon was introduced in office 2007, but they got over it.

    The same thing will apply to the metro/modern ui in windows 8 and future windows OS releases.
    Ah, so people should just like Windows 8 because it is by Microsoft?

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