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Post Date: 2012-05-30

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  Quote taw2015 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: Anyone Upgrading to Windows 8 ??
    Posted: 30 May 2012 at 6:55pm
DS will have to, but will any of you customers? I'll guinea-pig an old Toshiba laptop (the way I did years ago upgrading from Vista).

For the record, this is what it's all about.
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  Quote Bobby Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 May 2012 at 11:33pm
Not me. I stayed with XP through Vista because Vista was such a dog. Win 7 64bit works so well, I don't see the need to go to Win 8. As my Dad used to say: If it ain't broke, don't mess with it. Also, I'm playing legacy simulators that are no longer being supported so I suspect there would be compatibility issues.
 
That said, if I ever do move to Win 8, it will be after the first service pack Hahaha
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  Quote Bronwen Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 May 2012 at 7:24am
I will yes. I try to keep up with the latest OS as i end up having to support it at some point. So when the next release comes out i will upgrade my Win7 box here at work to it.
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  Quote Ghost-Ryder Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 May 2012 at 11:10am
No
I started to use vista after second patch and worked well for me,when I got it had a free win7 update never used it.
After the vista fiasco will wait and see.
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  Quote Orange7 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 31 May 2012 at 1:37pm
What do you mean when you say "upgrade?"
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  Quote Hexagonal Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Jun 2012 at 1:50am
After Service Pack 1 at the earliest!
I had enough trouble with my old computer when I wanted to Upgrade from XP to 7 right after release.
Worst thing to do: Upgrade within the first six months after release. Thats also what I did with my MacBook Pro. I should have waited...

Oh well I've learned my lesson now at least (or should I say "last"?).
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  Quote xii Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Jun 2012 at 6:27pm
The idea of such a connected PC doesn't worry anyone?
Now when your friend down the road that does bad things at night time and doesn't know how to protect a computer its a root kit they know everything about you that his PC does.

Its like a mulch-thousand-dollar Facebook terminal.

IMO - useless.  Note:  I am not very educated on Win8. 


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  Quote barbitque Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Jun 2012 at 2:05am
Not interested in Win 8 with it's candy coating layers blinding users into a false sense of something good for you. With Windows you can do useful things but you can also get into bad situations without even knowing about it.
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  Quote surf71zx Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Jun 2012 at 8:41pm
Windows 9 is probably in the works as we speak.
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  Quote Hexagonal Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Jun 2012 at 1:00am
Shockingly enough, I do not have Facebook (and I'm glad about it).
Logical deduction: This new feature of Windows 8 (being always logged into Facebook) will have absolutely no effect on me!
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  Quote Hexagonal Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Jun 2012 at 1:03am
What I do like about Win8 is the new look of the Hardware monitor. But that becomes redundant, once you install a good third party program taking this job.
And thats about it in my opinion.
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  Quote Orange7 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jun 2012 at 9:15am
Windows 8:

Pros:
Faster boot times.
Generally faster in CPU intensive tests.

Cons:
Metro UI
Generally slower in graphics.
No start button.

Personally, I hated the beta release, and I have no doubt that I will hate the official release just as much. I just can't stand the UI.



Edited by orange.seven7@gmail. - 12 Jun 2012 at 9:15am
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jun 2012 at 9:26am
Hahaha
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  Quote barbitque Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jun 2012 at 1:04pm
Originally posted by orange.seven7@gmail.

Windows 8:

Pros:
Faster boot times.
Generally faster in CPU intensive tests.

Cons:
Metro UI
Generally slower in graphics.
No start button.

Personally, I hated the beta release, and I have no doubt that I will hate the official release just as much. I just can't stand the UI.



The GUI is geared toward the mobile connectivity realm not desktop computing. The look, feel and function is not oriented to anything a technical user would appreciate. It's a boxie push button world of OS automation. The entire experience for a techie is beyond frustrating it is downright obnoxious.
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jun 2012 at 1:15pm
I haven't minded 8 thus far, though I did spend about 30 minutes reverting the entire UI to a more classic look, Big%20Smile
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  Quote redkulaid Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Jun 2012 at 1:19pm
i signed up for the 15$ upgrade, I just dont know if Ill use it. For the price, I should, as I hate paying a ton of money for a new OS. But only trying it will I see if it has its issues and im not a patient one to sit through them.
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