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#1 - sniffythebird ONLINE (02/15/2013) [-]
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#40 to #1 - Rascal (02/15/2013) [-]
W9 is coming this year and it's not getting rid of metro. The code name for it is Blue.
#75 to #1 - skiskate (02/15/2013) [-]
Fukken saved
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User avatar #3 - fightforfate ONLINE (02/15/2013) [-]
is windows 8 you can use a normal desktop
you don't have to use that thingy
User avatar #4 to #3 - PgFalcon (02/15/2013) [-]
actually, for important tasks, you do. Saying you wouldn't need to use that crappy interface is like saying you won't need to use the start-up button in older versions of windows. Only it's gai and full screen and faggy colors full of stupid animated **** and random pictures of other **** , all of which I could care less about. I just want to run my programs without being forced to look at some faggots idea of an artistic button layout.

Got windows 8 on a new machine I got (first desktop ever actually) and I very quickly replaced it with linux. Runs faster now too, and honestly I've never been happier with a computer.
#7 to #4 - Rascal (02/15/2013) [-]
It's not like you actually have to *interact* with Metro for more than four seconds if you don't want to, though. Win+D gets you to desktop when not on desktop, and typing at the start screen gets you apps. Plus, the app search is significantly faster than KDE's or GNOME's, in my experience.

Also, if your "brand new" desktop is noticeably faster running Linux than Windows, then clearly you got a **** computer. There is 0 noticeable speed difference (sans booting) between Fedora 18 and W8 on my desktop, but that might just be because it's a decent machine. Who knows. ;)
User avatar #202 to #7 - PgFalcon (02/16/2013) [-]
starts up faster. Runs things better. All around more enjoyable experience.
#72 - mkchillin (02/15/2013) [-]
I heard nothing but hate since its release, downloaded it for $15 last month to see for myself, and I LOVE IT.
#183 to #72 - pinguuu (02/16/2013) [-]
I agree.. the only problem that I have with it is that the browsers can freeze for about 10 sec.. and i got firefox, chrome, and IE of course (belive it or not.. this **** works better on some stuff than both firefox and chrome, it can open sites that the others cant :/ )
User avatar #87 to #72 - zukowashere (02/15/2013) [-]
How would you know, you're a cat?
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User avatar #134 to #122 - occamsrazor (02/15/2013) [-]
It's like every time she logs in everyone at AOL is just packing their **** about to leave and give up, then suddenly a user--hey wait guys maybe we'll be popular again. Cruel bitch needs to put them down. It's the right thing to do.
#161 to #134 - Rascal (02/16/2013) [-]
But... But I use AOL..
#70 - drunkasaurus (02/15/2013) [-]
Windows 8 is actually fantastic, don't be afraid of change. The new instant search is the fastest I've ever used, and it can also index email and text in documents. It mirrors you music library and documents across your windows devices, and it has a spotify-like free music streaming service that integrates with your media library. There are improvements to startup speed, and memory management. There's a completely redesigned task manager and file transfer dialog, both are more efficient than the versions in windows 7. There's thousands of stability improvements in WIndows 8, and build in file support for everything under the sun, even .iso files (that now mount instantly with a double click)    
   
The new start interface is annoying at first, but it IS better, even on a desktop. Look at it this way: on the old version you had a small pop up window in the bottom left of the screen. You had to click and scroll through lists to get what you wanted. Now, you can arrange all your programs in a grid that makes sense, and instead of only having a few frequently used programs listed, you can have them all laid out and customized into groups that aren't constantly changing. The new metro apps are great for things like weather and email so when you click on them you get information instantly, you don't have to log in, enter a zip code, click to where you want to be on the website...If I want to order something from amazon, I go to start screen, start typing what I want to buy, then I click the amazon tile and it displays all the results in the amazon app. I click buy, I'm already logged in, and it automatically opens the mail app with my email confirmation. I'm done in like 2 minutes.
Windows 8 is actually fantastic, don't be afraid of change. The new instant search is the fastest I've ever used, and it can also index email and text in documents. It mirrors you music library and documents across your windows devices, and it has a spotify-like free music streaming service that integrates with your media library. There are improvements to startup speed, and memory management. There's a completely redesigned task manager and file transfer dialog, both are more efficient than the versions in windows 7. There's thousands of stability improvements in WIndows 8, and build in file support for everything under the sun, even .iso files (that now mount instantly with a double click)

The new start interface is annoying at first, but it IS better, even on a desktop. Look at it this way: on the old version you had a small pop up window in the bottom left of the screen. You had to click and scroll through lists to get what you wanted. Now, you can arrange all your programs in a grid that makes sense, and instead of only having a few frequently used programs listed, you can have them all laid out and customized into groups that aren't constantly changing. The new metro apps are great for things like weather and email so when you click on them you get information instantly, you don't have to log in, enter a zip code, click to where you want to be on the website...If I want to order something from amazon, I go to start screen, start typing what I want to buy, then I click the amazon tile and it displays all the results in the amazon app. I click buy, I'm already logged in, and it automatically opens the mail app with my email confirmation. I'm done in like 2 minutes.
#138 to #70 - gisuar ONLINE (02/15/2013) [-]
sounds like a trap to me and that would break the whole every second windows sucks/works great thing so IT CAN'T BE

but if it is that good don't mind my comment
#160 - enkmaster (02/16/2013) [-]
It has a desktop just like every other windows version. Its called basic mode or some 			****		.   
   
			****		 people.
It has a desktop just like every other windows version. Its called basic mode or some **** .

**** people.
User avatar #165 to #160 - ronyx (02/16/2013) [-]
Shhh, no logic.
#147 - gmarrox (02/15/2013) [-]
I have a Windows 8 phone and it's ******* glorious.
User avatar #181 to #147 - wellfuckmylife (02/16/2013) [-]
I love it, but it seems buggy. Mine is keeping crashing..
User avatar #177 to #147 - mycatislookingatme (02/16/2013) [-]
I'm not suprised, from the moment I saw it I thought that it looked like a Smartphone layot, not a laptop layout.
User avatar #156 to #147 - dedaluminus (02/15/2013) [-]
That's the point, though. It's the same thing, whether you're on a phone, or tablet, or PC. I like the windows 8 design for a tablet. It's smooth and makes sense with a touchscreen. But in a mouse and keyboard environment, it's just frustrating and fairly well useless!
#168 to #156 - Rascal (02/16/2013) [-]
Then clearly you've no clue how to use it properly. I can navigate win8 faster with a mouse and keyboard than I can win7 with the same mouse/keyboard. Here are some tips (i.e. keyboard shortcuts. There are A LOT more than this, but these are the ones I find myself using more often than anything else):
Win+C brings up charms
Win+Q is "search" --> If you're on the desktop, it'll search all apps. If you're in a "Modern" app, it'll search that app. So I can go into a dictionary app, type Win+Q, and start searching for whatever word I want
Win+D is "go to desktop" or "show desktop" --> These have different meanings. If you're not at your desktop, win+d will bring you to the desktop "app" in the state it was in before. Otherwise, it'll act just like win7/vista/... win+d
Win+I is "show settings" --> It gets you one screen away from "shutdown"/"restart"/etc
Win+> and Win+. work with pinning apps so you can run Messaging beside your desktop faster
Alt+Tab: Same as win7 -- Win+Tab only cycles through modern apps.
Alt+F4 STILL WORKS IN MODERN APPS. So you don't have to drag your screen.
And most importantly, Win+X on the desktop (and start screen?) will bring up a really ******* legit menu with one-click access to fatistrative cmd, disk util, etc.
You're welcome.
User avatar #170 to #168 - dedaluminus (02/16/2013) [-]
Thanks for the useless information that I will never need because I will never upgrade to Windows 8.
#172 to #170 - Rascal (02/16/2013) [-]
No problem. Good luck staying stuck on ********* Win7 for the rest of your life then, because I'm assuming this UX is here to stay. :)
User avatar #174 to #172 - dedaluminus (02/16/2013) [-]
Innovation is frowned upon in the consumer market. There's a reason the user interface has been mostly the same for more than a decade.
#175 to #174 - Rascal (02/16/2013) [-]
That's why tablet/smartphone sales have been going through the roof, and desktop/laptop sales continue to fall, right?
User avatar #176 to #175 - dedaluminus (02/16/2013) [-]
www.cnbc.com/id/50014007/Windows_PC_Retail_Sales_Falling_After_Windows_8_NPD

I'm sorry, what were you saying? It sounded like you were saying laptop and desktop sales were falling. And they are, ever since Windows 8 came out.
#185 to #176 - Rascal (02/16/2013) [-]
Which is to be expected, considering Win8 is targeting tablets, desktops, and laptops? Also, note this from that exact article:

"On Monday, a top Windows executive said Microsoft had sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses in the month since the launch. That is ahead of Windows 7 at the same stage, ..."
User avatar #184 to #168 - leglesslegolegolas (02/16/2013) [-]
I guess it's a fad to hate on Win8 now. *Thumbs back up*
User avatar #158 to #156 - enkmaster (02/15/2013) [-]
It has a desktop just like every other Windows.
User avatar #163 to #158 - toastycracker (02/16/2013) [-]
But, unless they have a feature to bring back the start menu (like in older windows) you have to use this touch screen friendly , mouse hating menu.
User avatar #166 to #163 - dedaluminus (02/16/2013) [-]
I'm gonna come right out and say it. I would rather use Windows ME than Windows 8.
User avatar #167 to #166 - toastycracker (02/16/2013) [-]
Hell, I got XP on it as a secondary boot option. Everyone in my house can use Win8, I'd rather stick with XP.
User avatar #187 to #163 - enkmaster (02/16/2013) [-]
They do...
User avatar #100 - azraelthemage (02/15/2013) [-]
Does anyone honestly even use Windows 8? I still use WIndows 7.
User avatar #186 to #100 - atzekatze (02/16/2013) [-]
I use it, and I can honestly say that I really enjoy it, even the new startscreen. Once you get used to it(took me one hours, tops) it's really a neat interface... And finally that windows-button between my alt and fn-buttons have come to some use. When you learn the shortcuts that comes along with that, it's brilliant. I promise
User avatar #200 to #100 - usernamecannotload (02/16/2013) [-]
Even though I have thoroughly tested and gotten used to the features in 8, 7 is still alot better and easy to use, and just overall more intuitive than Windows 8. Windows 7>Windows XP>Windows Vista>Windows 2000>Windows 8
User avatar #150 to #100 - luidias (02/15/2013) [-]
I'm using it, and as a power user, I like it better. I can sort of understand that people don't like learning the new interface, but I learned my way around in about half an hour, with some tips from the internet.
User avatar #117 to #100 - iampatricstar (02/15/2013) [-]
I use it. Really, it's overall better than Windows 7. I do prefer the old start menu(the Win7 variation), but the new one isn't actually as bad as it is portrayed. It's been a very positive experience ever since I upgraded.
#182 - themanagerr (02/16/2013) [-]
Did FJ just make fun of windows and not mac?!?!? Never thought I would see the day!
#43 - harrytheheadcrab (02/15/2013) [-]
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I have Windows 8.


It's fine.
#54 to #43 - arandomanon ONLINE (02/15/2013) [-]
The only thing I don't like from windows 8 is how it looks. I downloaded something called "classic shell" and now it looks like the others. I think windows 8 is not bad at all.
User avatar #61 to #54 - doctorstein (02/15/2013) [-]
I cannot play games on it. It refuses to DL CS:S, and lags on the lowest game graphics. It's just terrible for me.
User avatar #67 to #61 - nyangiraffe (02/15/2013) [-]
That is a issue with the PC not the OS
User avatar #65 to #61 - arandomanon ONLINE (02/15/2013) [-]
If it refuses to download, it's not a problem with the OS. About the lags on the lowest graphics... I believe it has more to do with your pc because I play games on windows 8 and they work just fine. With old games, have you tryed the older versions compatibility mode? It works sometimes.
User avatar #68 to #65 - doctorstein (02/15/2013) [-]
By the older versions compatibility, is that a Windows thing, or a Steam thing? Also, I downloaded steam before anything else. After that, I downloaded Gmod. Then, CS:S refused to download. I don't see any pattern here.
User avatar #74 to #68 - arandomanon ONLINE (02/15/2013) [-]
It's a windows feature. I'd explain but I think it's a bit hard to. Google it, it'll be more helpful than me.
That sounds like a problem with Steam, nothing to do with Windows. Sadly I don't use it so I have no idea what can it be.
#125 to #74 - doctorstein (02/15/2013) [-]
I tried it, just made things worse. Now, I can't even open the library. Thanks, anyway. You didn't have to try to help. I appreciate it.
I tried it, just made things worse. Now, I can't even open the library. Thanks, anyway. You didn't have to try to help. I appreciate it.
#196 to #125 - arandomanon ONLINE (02/16/2013) [-]
Wait, what did you do? The worst thing it could have happenned is just it doesn't work... and it's easily fixed...
#14 - Rascal (02/15/2013) [-]
You realize you can change it to a classic windows view.
User avatar #35 - annogram (02/15/2013) [-]
windows 8 is significantly faster than windows 7 that's all i care about, i can get used to everything else
User avatar #44 to #35 - beatmasterz (02/15/2013) [-]
Why is today's society always in such a hurry? I would prefer even windows xp over windows 8. They didn't even bother to come up with an original name for it.
#49 to #44 - rhiaanor ONLINE (02/15/2013) [-]
like moderwarfare?
User avatar #46 to #35 - lyiat ONLINE (02/15/2013) [-]
Yeah, have fun with your massively DRM heavy Windows that basically needs everything pre-approved before you can download it and can't run games for **** . Yay for supporting anti-consumerism! Whoopie!

Meanwhile I'll sit here on my 'crappy' Windows 7 system, download whatever the hell I want, and run it perfectly without any issues. Boo me.
#55 to #46 - stopbacontime (02/15/2013) [-]
I have windows 8 and nothing needs to be pre-approved.
User avatar #60 to #55 - lyiat ONLINE (02/15/2013) [-]
You know nothing about the Windows Store and how Windows Certification and Compatibility works, do you? Have you heard of the Walled Garden? Or how about the fact that both Notch and Gabe Newall have gone on public record saying that Windows 8 is the worst thing to happen to PC's, period? Learn to computer.
User avatar #64 to #60 - drakenumen (02/15/2013) [-]
i have never had any problems with windows 8, I dl whatever and play whatever, no problems, idk what you are complaining about if you get certain addons its just faster windows 7
User avatar #71 to #64 - lyiat ONLINE (02/15/2013) [-]
If you guys are going to keep defending Windows 8, I can safely assume you don't work with computers, don't use them often, don't build them and/or you don't have IT degrees. You do not know how poorly designed and how bad Windows 8 is. Your personal observations are irrelevant. Its horrible to program for, you need your programs certified to be permitted on to the system. It is a closed system. The entire thing is a money grab by Microsoft.
User avatar #82 to #71 - drakenumen (02/15/2013) [-]
I work in IT, I know a lot about computers and build them for my buddies/people who want me to. I personally use windows 7, but really I have never had an issue with windows 8, and I use plenty of programs that I know for a fact aren't "certified" by windows, I have never had a problem with it, If you don't like it then go ahead and complain, but your opinion seems to be the minority in this thread either way.
User avatar #88 to #82 - lyiat ONLINE (02/15/2013) [-]
Yes, because we're going to magically ignore the 741 people who thumbed up the post and only take the opinion of the people who scrolled down to disagree with it in the comments, correct? Windows 8 has more bad reviews than Superman 64, tanking sales figures, and has caused the entire gaming community to consider swapping over to Linix. And we hate Linix.
User avatar #112 to #88 - thisisspartah (02/15/2013) [-]
*Linux
User avatar #116 to #112 - thisisspartah (02/15/2013) [-]
and whats wrong with linux?
User avatar #119 to #116 - lyiat ONLINE (02/15/2013) [-]
Nothing is so much wrong with Linux (Sorry for the mispell, I'm annoyed with the Windows 8 circle jerk) as it is just really, really bad for gaming.
User avatar #198 to #119 - thisisspartah (02/16/2013) [-]
not if you get the right programs,
i have steam with about 5 games on my computer running ubuntu
User avatar #140 to #119 - mrvalane (02/15/2013) [-]
windows 8 isnt really that bad, nothing really goes wrong on it and nothing needs pre-approving, its actually pretty good
I'm just sayin
#81 to #71 - hylebus ONLINE (02/15/2013) [-]
I'm getting my IT degree next year from one of the most prestigious IT colleges in my country and I'm pretty sure you're wrong. And you have no ******* idea about how Windows 8 work.
User avatar #86 to #81 - lyiat ONLINE (02/15/2013) [-]
Two seconds of research under the heading of "Windows 8 closed system" in Google would tell you otherwise. Feel free to do the research yourself. Not to mention the multitude of poor reviews, the tanking sales figures, and the fact that the PC gaming market (including Steam) are considering switching to Linix. Kthanks.
#95 to #86 - hylebus ONLINE (02/15/2013) [-]
Excuse me, what commercial software isn't closed source? There are only few exceptions to that, e.g. commercial use of Linux by Red Hat.
For second, Windows 8 is going good at sales. 60m+ licenses sold by now.
Steam is slowly switching to Linux because of Steambox. And it's mostly for OpenGL games, DirectX won't be anytime soon ported, as it's Microsoft's proprietary language.
There are a lot of improvents in Windows 8 from previous versions. But you can't appreciate that, because you're close-minded faggot.
#96 to #86 - skateabuga ONLINE (02/15/2013) [-]
How about you try Windows 8 for yourself and see that it's better. That's like saying "Oh, go to apple's sight to see how much better their computers are." Shut up
User avatar #104 to #86 - drakenumen (02/15/2013) [-]
all of these problems are outdated, this was july of last year, did you not suppose that the whole approved by windows thing didn't happen? because I can't find anything that says it did happen, I can only find stuff about people complaining that it could happen a year ago, I have never once seen anything or have had a problem with programs needing to be pre-approved, so maybe it didn't? I guess so.
User avatar #89 to #71 - drakenumen (02/15/2013) [-]
I don't know if you have ever used the OS, but if you have not, and only read the negative reviews of it on the internet, then your personal views are the irrelevant ones.
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User avatar #47 to #46 - annogram (02/15/2013) [-]
Oh don't worry I will
User avatar #157 to #35 - brettyoke (02/15/2013) [-]
Windows 8 is not a processor, ram, or any other deterministic part of a computer. Windows 8 will BARELY affect the speed of your system (if at all).
User avatar #23 - derangedberger (02/15/2013) [-]
I hated windows 8 when I first got it but the more I use it the more I like it.
#13 - minnesotaids (02/15/2013) [-]
All my wow right now... This post is just pathetic.
What about Windows' other new features? This is just like saying apple is doing it all over again.
Many would argue its not, but i don't care if it is or isn't. Windows phone was a success, what doom did it meet? Microsoft drowning in money could be doom i guess.
At least Windows adds "big" new features instead of "Oh, it runs faster now." Well, no **** Sherlock, its your new ******* product.
User avatar #6 - grahamernazi (02/15/2013) [-]
I was 4 when that AOL version was out and I JUST now remembered it. You nostalgia'd me to death.
#94 - zeedeveel (02/15/2013) [-]
Windows 8 is easily the best Windows version to date.
User avatar #99 to #94 - jasmineandpeter (02/15/2013) [-]
how is it for games?
User avatar #103 to #99 - arcticlight (02/15/2013) [-]
just as good if not better. Its compatibility for older games works better too...
User avatar #105 to #103 - jasmineandpeter (02/15/2013) [-]
so i wont have any problem with load of steam games and minecraft and such?
#129 to #105 - Rascal (02/15/2013) [-]
Minecraft is all ****** up. I purchased a new Laptop with Windows 8 and it just doesn't work. Everything else is better though.
User avatar #144 to #129 - arcticlight (02/15/2013) [-]
yea...i had issues with minecraft. That was the only thing. lol
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User avatar #151 to #109 - luidias (02/15/2013) [-]
I'm using windows 8 and skype works fine for me...
User avatar #142 to #109 - redrex (02/15/2013) [-]
pffft, skypes broken as **** for Windows 7, atleast for me
User avatar #137 to #109 - lordoftheflies (02/15/2013) [-]
The layout is terrible and that's also why I downloaded skype for the desktop.
#180 - larso (02/16/2013) [-]
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#171 - Rascal (02/16/2013) [-]
hey what do you guys think about running steam on windows 8? is it better on windows 7?
#173 to #171 - Rascal (02/16/2013) [-]
For me, it's been the same on both. Apparently people get 2-3 more FPS on Win8 than 7, but I haven't noticed any difference at all.
User avatar #28 - shamusogrady (02/15/2013) [-]
Ok, I get it. But, I don't get why people act like this is the whole windows 8 os
User avatar #26 - NhuckCorris (02/15/2013) [-]
Windows 8 takes some getting used to, but it's not that bad at all. it's much faster than windows 7, and I have no compatibility issues.

The apps are ******* awful, mind.
User avatar #32 to #26 - annogram (02/15/2013) [-]
yea they are
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