View Poll Results: Do you like Windows 8?

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  • No. I'm sticking with Windows 7, XP.

    65 48.87%
  • I'm undecided. I haven't tried it yet.

    8 6.02%
  • I love Windows 8. Took a little getting use to

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  1. #1
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    Post Do you like Windows 8?

    So, has anyone tried Windows 8? Did you install a third party app to restore a fully functional Start Menu like what you had in Windows 7, or do you prefer the Start screen's tiles? Is the Start screen limited compared to a Start menu, or are you able to perform the same functions? Any privacy issues?

    Are you sold with Windows 8, or are you sticking with Windows 7, XP?
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    I moved to windows 8 then updated to 8.1 I don't use a custom start menu.
    I did use star dock at one stage but I deleted it as I thought it's cheating

    It did take me a while to get use to it but now I love it


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    From the brief encounters I've had with it I can't seem to get along with it. I'll be sticking with Windows 7 as long as I can!
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    I love Windows 8.1. Took a little getting use to
    I voted for above, definitely faster than w7
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    I love windows 8 and especially the windows 8.1 Although I still prefer my mac . My kids seem to get along with win8.1 quite well which is most important since they use it more than I do.
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    Took some time to get used to but I am okay with it now.

    As someone involved in IT, I don't like to insist using legacy software.
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    Not allowed on any machine in our office and not one out of 21 of our people want it.
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    Still not comfortable with it.
    Having difficulties using some out-of-date scripts.

    Currently have 64-bits seems like I need to adjust to 32-bits.
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    I started to love Win8 the moment I installed classic shell.
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    installed as second os, not perfect but its better than win 7
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    Some improvements. I use it - wouldn't go back to Win 7
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    We are so used to the Start menu, so the change has been hard. I always go to the desktop.

    But Windows 8 search feature is fast and usability.
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    I like just hitting the Windows key and just start typing what I want then hit enter then it opens. I just love it!
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    For me it just Vista version 2
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    After 8.1 the performance improvements are hard to ignore when compared with Windows 7
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    Windows 8 is the most modern OS out there today. It mixes widgets with apps with pages etc.. That is how our life is... Simple Awesome.

    I must tell you though that I have been using Linux since 1996 and now I use Linux and Mac.
    But I do honestly like Windows 8. MS has guts to get past a look that they created in 1995.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bruc
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    Excellent...... They prefer thier privacy!! (On win 8 YOU HAVE ZERO PRIVACY)





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    I got Windows 8 Pro about 1 year to the day back when the Windows 8 Professional Upgrade was $39 and I got Media Center for free as well.

    I will concede, I do not use the Windows 8 Metro-style Apps ever, I stay in desktop mode all the time. I also use Classic Shell for a traditional Start Menu.

    I do not see this as cheating - I wasn't happy with Windows XP's default settings out of the box either, nor Win7's or Win98's. Customizing the experience is a perfectly normal thing to do.

    Windows 8 has been remarkably stable for me. I regularly go for 2 or 3 months between reboots and my computer's performance doesn't gradually get slower and slower over time as it did with previous Windows versions, and I have yet to encounter any kind of BSOD. If I wasn't concerned about Windows Update I'm confident my uptime would be measured in years and not months.

    Windows 8 really is the best Windows version Microsoft have released to date. The fact that Windows' biggest common complaint now is something as silly as UI styling is a testament to this.

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    Excellent...... They prefer thier privacy!! (On win 8 YOU HAVE ZERO PRIVACY)
    If you are going to make claims like that you should cite your sources.

    When I first installed Windows 8 I was asked for a bunch of privacy related settings to control what kind of information I wanted to share, and I just upgraded to 8.1 tonight and got asked the same kinds of privacy questions again to allow me to opt in or opt out of privacy verses features/convenience/feedback/etc.
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    Windows 8 might be a better built OS. But for me the Interface is VERY important and because of that, I have to stick with Win 7 for now.
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    windows 8 is awesome with my solid state drive and startisback.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by alucasa View Post
    Took some time to get used to but I am okay with it now.
    My comments are the same windows 8 is great.
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    Windows 8 takes a bit of getting familiar with it.

    For me it's all pretty much the same as long as the computer works reliably and is not crashing.
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    Hate it have experienced a lot of comparability issues. Plus the metro interface makes me feel like I'm using something designed for pre schoolers or developly disabled teens.
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    Like others, I bought it in the pre sale for cheap, with the free media centre addon, but I'm still running Windows 7.

    It's just not an interface I like, for a desktop machine, if I had a tablet or TV which was touch controlled, sure, but for a desktop/gaming machine and work, it's pointless.
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    I tried Windows 8 for only about a week or so and I wasn't so satisfied with it. It doesn't offer anything new I need compared to the good old Win7 and I don't like the new UI updates so I decided to move back to Windows 7.

    I guess I'll give it another try after some updates but that will have to wait for a while, or I'll probably skip whole Windows 8 like I did with Vista too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreshFroot View Post
    Windows 8 might be a better built OS. But for me the Interface is VERY important and because of that, I have to stick with Win 7 for now.
    For those that miss Quick Launch, there's www.truelaunchbar.com I've used since nearly its inception. It's much better than Quick Launch. And it's Win8 compatible so you can have your start button, quick launch bar, and all. The developer even gives WHT members 50% with coupon dj50off. I think it's well worth the twenty bucks. For ten bucks, it's a no brainer.

    I have one of those $39 Windows 8 disks. I just haven't had the gumption to give it a go yet. Maybe I'll try it during holiday vacation time.
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    Been using truelaunchbar (on Win7) since SWR showed it to me. Great stuff there.
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    Really liked it...makes win 8 much more bearable
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    Quote Originally Posted by bear View Post
    Been using truelaunchbar (on Win7) since SWR showed it to me. Great stuff there.
    I've never heard anyone say they didn't like it.

    Yeah. I run it on Win7 too ... and Windows Pro as well. I wouldn't use a Windows pc or laptop without it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silvasolver View Post
    Really liked it...makes win 8 much more bearable
    That's in reference to TLB? Yeah - For those that like the classic Windows feel, it sure makes life easier. I don't use any of the plugins (there're a ton of them), but I always create virtual folders. It's nice to have everything organized.

    And I don't make nuthin' off the dj50off coupon. I only asked the developer to give WHT a discount.

    Sorry - Don't wish to take this thread off topic. But someone did mention something about the GUI, so I posted my fix. Enough about TLB. Let's talk about Windows 8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lazyt View Post
    Hate it have experienced a lot of comparability issues. Plus the metro interface makes me feel like I'm using something designed for pre schoolers or developly disabled teens.
    You mean like a Mac?
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    Forget all those and go with Lubuntu :-)
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    Actually one of these is what I first thought of.

    http://p.globalsources.com/IMAGES/PD...c-computer.jpg
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    Well guys i am just loving after updating from 8 to 8.1
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    I don't get why people are so attached to the "Start" button/menu. It's still present in one way or another, perhaps not the compact way we were used to over the years but still does the job.

    In my opinion, people that cry about it are people that had(and still have) a hard time learning windows in the first place.
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    windows 8

    Yes i like windows 8.1 version very much. It supports all the emerging technologies like 3d printing, wi-fi direct etc.
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    Windows 8.1 runs well. However I'd definitely not want to use it without a touchscreen with the metro interface. It's a lot easier and less cumbersome coupled with a touchscreen and stylus.
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    Im not a massive fan of windows 8 if im honest. Mt review is that far too much has been put into the GUI instead of fixing some of the most annoying bugs within the OS
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    I still prefer windows 7, but I am getting used to windows 8
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    I have it on newest laptop and am forced to use it at work, I don't like it though - it's too "user friendly" for me, and they've made it harder to make system configurations - the reason for this is good, too many people were probably clicking the wrong thing on previous releases, and deleting wiping this and that, but as a geek it's not what I want.

    To be completely honest, if the Windows start button was there in addition to the corner shortcuts, I'd probably like it a lot more - but I still can't get used to the new navigation, even though I was introduced to it prior to windows 8 being released on the newer Xbox homescreen.
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