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#7 - precision (04/24/2013) [-]
Windows 8 is pretty cool, if you press the Windows key + D on a laptop/Desktop with it, it gives it the windows 7 look, so it's pretty bearable.
User avatar #14 to #7 - thefurie (04/24/2013) [-]
I tried it once. Realized it didn't work. Kept trying just in case. **** Windows 8.
#22 to #7 - benjah (04/25/2013) [-]
yes but i've never used windows 8 but on the internet my opinions are as valid as yours also something insulting about your mother i dont know i just wanted to use this image
#223 to #7 - felano (04/25/2013) [-]
bearable, indeed
bearable, indeed
#229 to #7 - anon (04/25/2013) [-]
Consider the following: if you want windows 7, then get windows 7 (but i guess most of you don't build your own pc, so what i don't care, dell fan-boys can go die in a fire pit covered in oil just like Hitler)
#275 to #7 - anon (04/25/2013) [-]
So you're giving Windows 8 the "D"
#102 to #7 - themapestree (04/25/2013) [-]
The future that Microsoft is building towards is incredible. Imagine the sleekness of an Apple product with all of the features and usability of a PC. I type this on a surface pro, and I am loving it. While there will always be a place for desktop setups with large screen, keyboard, and mouse, I think people will latch on to full powered computers in the tablet form factor. Once a few things are straightened out (battery life), I think that this will take over as the predominant form of personal computing. Needless to say, I can't wait to see where computers will be in the next five years.
#103 to #102 - precision (04/25/2013) [-]
I personally don't like the feel of tablets, but yeah it will be interesting how we evolve our computers within the next five years, I agree!
I personally don't like the feel of tablets, but yeah it will be interesting how we evolve our computers within the next five years, I agree!
User avatar #40 to #7 - kingofants ONLINE (04/25/2013) [-]
I use Windows 8 and I didn't know that shortcut. Thank you, Sir.
#206 to #41 - mcroflskates (04/25/2013) [-]
Just dropping in to tell you I love all the Daft Punk .gifs you're using.
Just dropping in to tell you I love all the Daft Punk .gifs you're using.
#297 to #206 - precision (04/25/2013) [-]
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User avatar #94 to #7 - missrainbowdash (04/25/2013) [-]
what about the stupid ads on windows 8, and the fact that Microsoft can look in your computer whenever they feel bored.
#97 to #94 - precision (04/25/2013) [-]
Step 1: Acquire Webcam   
Step 2: Acquire Sharpie and a piece of Paper   
Step 3: Take a picture of a butthole along with the paper that you wrote saying &quot;			****		 you Microsoft.   
Step 4: ????   
Step 5: Profit.
Step 1: Acquire Webcam
Step 2: Acquire Sharpie and a piece of Paper
Step 3: Take a picture of a butthole along with the paper that you wrote saying " **** you Microsoft.
Step 4: ????
Step 5: Profit.
User avatar #44 to #7 - infiniteduress (04/25/2013) [-]
is there any way to take away that useless step and start the computer straight to the desktop?
#50 to #44 - anon (04/25/2013) [-]
Actually that is very easy. You just have to put in a windows 7 disc and install it. Then everything is perfect again! :)
#259 to #50 - anon (04/25/2013) [-]
Hell yeah! That was my solution too.
User avatar #248 to #50 - admiralen ONLINE (04/25/2013) [-]
except it gets way slower then, windows 8 is superfast compared to 7
User avatar #197 to #44 - stokkeprygl (04/25/2013) [-]
You can get Start8, I use it, and it's great.

It gives you a Windows 7 style start menu button aswell
#64 to #44 - anon (04/25/2013) [-]
If you're too lazy to even do that, you don't deserve a computer.
Get off your fat ass and lose a couple hundred pounds you worthless **** .
#70 to #64 - anon (04/25/2013) [-]
well, those steps are ******* annoying! And **** you!

I am ashamed of calling myself "an angry black man" because of your behavior!
User avatar #71 to #44 - precision (04/25/2013) [-]
I think if you close it at Desktop or turn it off it just sticks. The layout is just the Start menu like the bottom right button that was at previous Windows OS'
User avatar #15 to #7 - drhard (04/24/2013) [-]
Took me a few tries to realize all it does is take you to the desktop...
#290 to #15 - anon (04/25/2013) [-]
ASIANS CAN ACTUALLY READ MINDS!!!!!!!!!!!
They can hear, and see what you're visually thinking. This is the absolute complete truth!!!!!

Asians hide their mind reading abilities by having completely expressionless faces so they don't accidently show facial expressions when people think things they don't like, find funny, astonishing, etc, and Asians segregate so their not nearly as susceptible to that happening.
Asians also segregate, and are untalkative to avoid accidently saying things that are similar to what people are thinking and going to say.

Try thinking, and visually picturing things that are as wild as you can when you are around Asians, and look for Asians who give people dirty/particlar looks for what appears to be for completely no reason.

PLEASE SPREAD THE MESSAGE!!!!! THE WORLD NEEDS TO FIND THIS OUT!!!!!
#3 - anon (04/24/2013) [-]
Sometimes, trying something for a second time will work.

Tablet PCs, for example.
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#80 - Harjyot (04/25/2013) [-]
Honestly, before I upgraded to Windows 8 I thought the OS was going to be **** , but now that I have it, it's actually pretty good. Just some minor glitches.

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User avatar #243 to #80 - thejokermf (04/25/2013) [-]
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#36 - TheExile (04/25/2013) [-]
Y'know, I just got a Win8 laptop, and it's actually pretty neat. I think people are just upset because they can't accept change... but how do you expect to improve the tech if you don't change some things? You can DL apps to get the start bubble back as well, if you're really that upset about. Like it or not, this program will probably be the new standard interface. Once everyone gets used to this and likes this, they'll change it again, and old windows will be long forgotten. Just accept it and move on.
User avatar #82 to #36 - amateriandarknut (04/25/2013) [-]
You shouldn't have to download an app to get an interface that doesn't treat the user like a retard incapable of finding their own way around the system.

Maybe it's just because I like things being in order, but Windows 8 looks like a messy *********** of uncategorized applications.
User avatar #83 to #82 - TheExile (04/25/2013) [-]
Maybe at first. I hated it and almost installed Win7, but I decided to stick with it. If you can actually adapt, then I think you'll find Win8 easy to navigate... you just have to use it. I don't mean stand in WalMart for half an hour fiddling with a computer on display... I mean actually use, get adjusted, and customize it to how you want. The biggest obstacle is just learning how to deal with change.
User avatar #109 to #83 - alyosha ONLINE (04/25/2013) [-]
That applies to literally anything ever created, though. Use it enough times, it becomes familiar. The reason I don't like 8 is because it's a change from a system that worked perfectly fine to a system that requires me to either relearn everything I know OR install programs and things that change the interface back to what I'm familiar with. I disagree with this "start from scratch" approach when seamless small changes (moving the Vista "minimize everything" button to the right side of the taskbar, having windows snap to the sides of the screen for easy side-by-side comparison) over time to an existing proven model was what made Microsoft's systems so functional.
User avatar #144 to #109 - TheExile (04/25/2013) [-]
But that's the problem, the system that was working perfectly fine before is being outdated. I love the previous WinUI, but they have to advance with the times. Everything is changing, software, hardware, how everything interacts with each other, just tech in general. Microsoft has to make some sacrifices to advance with the times, or Windows will drop to be thought of the same as Linux. Still useful in the areas they are designed for, but the general population overlooks them because they don't understand how to work an old UI with an entirely new system.
User avatar #299 to #144 - alyosha ONLINE (04/25/2013) [-]
The fact that you use the line "make some sacrifices to advance with the times" amuses me. Isn't the point of scientific and technological advancement that things get BETTER, so that we have to make FEWER sacrifices?

I'm totally on board with 8 for tablets, but on a desktop machine which hooks up to a monitor, the old method worked best and will continue to work best until long into the future. Also, from what I've seen and heard, there's very little of a "whole new system" going on with Windows 8. It's basically 7 functionality with some neat little toys and a whole new UI. Seriously, Metro is THE BIGGEST CHANGE rolled out with this OS. For what? So your tablet and desktop look similar?

The thing about "the times" is they don't just happen by themselves according to the will of some divine hipster-god and everyone has to follow along with it. It's simultaneously shaping and being shaped by the general course of advancement and style, which is why shoving Metro down our throats is something I strongly disagree with. Let's take a system that was flawless and required nothing whatsoever to get used to because it worked in essentially the same way computers always have. Now, should we slowly push toward a more multimedia/interconnectivity state of being and see where things flow naturally? Or should we just slash out THE START BUTTON and replace it with a tablet OS which requires the climbing of a learning CLIFF in order to achieve basic competence with - which STILL isn't as functional as what we're moving away from.

"But it's the times! They're changing! Gotta get with the times, man!"

If it comes at the expense of productivity and functionality, then sign me up for custom-built Windows 7 machines for the rest of my life.
#87 to #36 - anon (04/25/2013) [-]
Thats the thing. A PC doesnt use APPS, only MOBILES. A desktop computer uses PROGRAMS. It's stupid how they wanna target the mobile users by saying "Hey! we got apps too!"

Plus, my gf has windows 8. Cant install programs. exe files. Must be files that win8 uses which i have no ******* idea what it is. And why are people buying win8 and then BUYING an app to make it look like win7? Just buy win7 from the start. **** logic right?
User avatar #170 to #87 - migzdgreat (04/25/2013) [-]
I've had my laptop for only a week now and I've pirated 5 .exe games, installed 2010 version of MS Office, Anti-Viruses, VLC, Samsung Phone Drivers, and I'm currently installing a pirated version of Photoshop.
User avatar #107 to #87 - alyosha ONLINE (04/25/2013) [-]
I've still got my Windows 7 install disc. Come time to get a new PC, I'll just buy a blank hard drive and install it there.
#93 to #87 - stopbacontime (04/25/2013) [-]
That's rather odd, I've never had a problem downloading anything on Windows 8. I just use the desktop app, and really nothing else.
User avatar #89 to #87 - TheExile (04/25/2013) [-]
I do agree with you there. I'm still learning the ropes of it as well, I've had it for around a week and and a half. But it's been constant use, whereas you probably only get to ask your gf or watch use it occasionally. Also, people buy the program because they assume Win8 will be better, they don't like the look right off the bat, and instead of toying with it and just getting used to the changes, they decide to change the interface.

Also why would anyone ever buy it? Just torrent those programs.
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User avatar #99 to #36 - gidmp (04/25/2013) [-]
I think change is good. It means that they are thinking of a way to improve and try to catch up with the trend that moves really fast
User avatar #108 to #36 - mrcocoabeans (04/25/2013) [-]
i loved windows 8. i installed it on top of windows 7 which then screwed up all my drivers so i had to down-date to windows 7 again and now my USB ports don't work never the less i loved the lay out but the driver issues let it down
User avatar #143 to #36 - nrhv (04/25/2013) [-]
if i wanted apps i would get an ipad.
User avatar #146 to #143 - TheExile (04/25/2013) [-]
I do agree with you. However, Microsoft is still a company, and have competition to deal with. Apps are exceedingly popular, especially with the upcoming generation. They can screw around and continue to used program based systems, but most likely they will act in the interest of what gives the most money/is most popular, which will be apps. If this fad dies out, you can expect all the companies to slowly start either back to programs, or to a new tech. I do agree with you, but I also understand why Microsoft built Win8 like they did.
#147 to #36 - anon (04/25/2013) [-]
And they blame apple for not changing the interface.
User avatar #38 to #36 - pocketstooheavy ONLINE (04/25/2013) [-]
Said no one ever.
User avatar #43 to #36 - greyshirt ONLINE (04/25/2013) [-]
It's not really the interface that bothered me, I actually got used to it pretty quick on my new desktop, but I couldn't use any browser other than internet explorer and even that would randomly crash, and it blue screened a few times a day so I had to acquire a copy of Windows 7. If all that's been fixed I could be coaxed to pop in the backup cd I have once I can move all my stuff to an external drive or something.
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User avatar #49 to #43 - TheExile (04/25/2013) [-]
Really? I haven't had a problem yet. I also just downloaded Chrome/FF/Comodo first day lol
User avatar #51 to #36 - nicolbolas (04/25/2013) [-]
It seems that windows is moving towards touch screen products. Windows 8 makes a computer like a big smart phone. Fedora actually had a similar interface for a couple years now.
User avatar #53 to #51 - TheExile (04/25/2013) [-]
Yes, but it makes sense. I mean, at the rate we're going, most everything will be touch screen within coming years, so it's best to start adapting people to it now.
User avatar #55 to #53 - nicolbolas (04/25/2013) [-]
I completely agree. Can you imagine what technology will be like in ten years? Things will be like projections onto a surface and will have less of a physical presence.
User avatar #59 to #55 - TheExile (04/25/2013) [-]
Exactly. Which is why all the old interfaces and systems we love are going to be outdated. Hell, in my opinion they already are. I loved the old UI's as much as the next guy, but trust me, I prefer this, as it's a big step to the next gen of tech.
User avatar #122 to #53 - rockamekishiko ONLINE (04/25/2013) [-]
i wouldn't change a keyboard and mouse for a touch screen computer. also win8 is tedious. i have a hard time looking for **** that i install and browsing for system tools. i have to have the taskbar clusttered
User avatar #172 to #122 - migzdgreat (04/25/2013) [-]
Why would you change your Keyboard and Mouse? I'm using a touch screen computer right now and I'm using my mouse and keyboard as much as I did when I didn't have a touch screen computer.
User avatar #296 to #172 - rockamekishiko ONLINE (04/25/2013) [-]
i'm saying i wouldn't get a touch screen because, like you, I wouldn't use it. They prolly more expensive.
#104 - anon (04/25/2013) [-]
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Just so that everybody understands this:

MOST POEPLE LIKE WINDOWS 8

Can we be done with this **** now?!?
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User avatar #264 to #104 - brotify (04/25/2013) [-]
Not since the accident.
User avatar #292 to #104 - kotos (04/25/2013) [-]
I like your statement but as an angry black man you are suppose to say at the end, "Mother ****** !."
#115 to #104 - anon (04/25/2013) [-]
I don't
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User avatar #156 to #135 - skullzero (04/25/2013) [-]
Then how come you're the one that's too stupid to use windows 8?
User avatar #165 to #156 - iamkagji ONLINE (04/25/2013) [-]
I use it just fine, I still don't like it. Just like Vista. I can work with it, but I would prefer something else, maybe 7 or XP.
User avatar #168 to #165 - skullzero (04/25/2013) [-]
Well, unlike Vista, windows 8 is literally windows 7 with a few extra features... it somehow makes my computer run faster, so i'm not complaining about it anytime soon..
User avatar #173 to #168 - iamkagji ONLINE (04/25/2013) [-]
Then it seems that you are content with your OS. Not everyone is.
User avatar #174 to #173 - skullzero (04/25/2013) [-]
There's no reason to be discontent with it unless you dislike windows 7 or are extremely attached to the windows start orb....
#194 to #174 - anon (04/25/2013) [-]
I just wished Microsoft would have made an option in win 8, or a different win 8 for desktops. It is made only for tablets (thats why desktops, laptops etc don't sell anymore since win 8 is out).
I don't think its a bad OS, i just say its not very practicable for working.
I obtained a netbook with win 8 preinstalled a month ago, after a week of frustration i went with Linux mint.
User avatar #209 to #194 - skullzero (04/25/2013) [-]
How's it frustrating for work? Almost all the programs run the same way on the desktop with little to no differences...My only complaint about windows 8 is that there aren't enough windows 8 applications that run on the new UI.
#216 to #209 - anon (04/25/2013) [-]
1. You can't change your motherboard (because of licence)!
2. i'm engineer and i need the terminal/explorer-search often to run java
3. I often need my netbook just for a short time, so i don't need my little dual core to start up an OS this huge. So with Linux mint i start my Netbook in about 10 seconds (2 to shut down), when win 8 was about 60s/40s.
4. Making programms run is not a problem if you're not using a mac.
#220 to #216 - anon (04/25/2013) [-]
Well you managed to get every point wrong.
1. the mb change this is false, its the same hardware recognition system that was in windows 7 and if you own it (like you should) you can easily get more activations
2. the terminal/explorer search is not gone ( have you used the os???)
3. windows 8 is dramatically faster at starting up then windows 7 and linux. It beats mac most of the time except for hardware specifically designed to do it( and by the tiniest amount), which is not bad for an os that has no specific idea on what hardware it will run on.
4. What is this sentence?
User avatar #307 to #209 - skullzero (04/26/2013) [-]
The faggot "fanboys" thumbing this **** down over the real supporters of Microsoft operating systems..
User avatar #242 to #168 - thejokermf (04/25/2013) [-]
One reason it could make your computer run faster, is because it only uses 2 GB to run. Windows 7 takes 4 GB to run.
#212 to #104 - anon (04/25/2013) [-]
It's not necessarily that we feel the layout is bad, only that the direction Microsoft is taking with the new layout is a closed system, just like apple.
#100 - drunkasaurus (04/25/2013) [-]
I was just like you guys but honestly after a few weeks with windows 8 I wouldn't switch back. It really is better.    
   
			*******		 SUPER SURPRISE but apparently the industry's highest paid software engineers actually know what their doing when they design a new operating system environment. I know it's hard to accept chance, but get the 			****		 over it. I can guarantee you that none of your concerns are legitimate. Windows 8 is quite literally the best computing environment I've ever used.
I was just like you guys but honestly after a few weeks with windows 8 I wouldn't switch back. It really is better.

******* SUPER SURPRISE but apparently the industry's highest paid software engineers actually know what their doing when they design a new operating system environment. I know it's hard to accept chance, but get the **** over it. I can guarantee you that none of your concerns are legitimate. Windows 8 is quite literally the best computing environment I've ever used.
#139 to #100 - Xyhpon (04/25/2013) [-]
How's windows 8 when it comes to freedom of ******* around with your own programs? I mean this completely seriously because a lot of OS's seem to have a hard time letting me do what I want, even if I have all access to the system. Also the compatibility seems to be an issue, but from what I've seen the issues tend to be because they're third party programs. What's your experience with gaming on Windows 8? Regardless though the operating system still seems a bit buggy for now and I would probably wait till they update it a little, not to mention I don't have money to buy it so I don't plan on upgrading anytime soon.
User avatar #141 to #139 - drunkasaurus (04/25/2013) [-]
It's basically 7 on steroids, the desktop code is almost identical. There are slight performance losses with ATI video cards because ATI is dragging their ass on optimizing the drivers, but it's only like 5-10 fps disadvantage. I'd say it's worth it for the faster boot time and memory management, but that's just my opinion. Plus I feel like learning Windows 8 is important since we'll likely be dealing with it for the foreseeable future.
#142 to #141 - Xyhpon (04/25/2013) [-]
Eesh, 5-10 fps would ruin me. I'm running on a 3-4 year old ATI 4800 HD and Athlon dual core and barely breaking 24 fps on newer games so that drop would kill me on anything fast paced. I'll have to wait to upgrade at least my motherboard, CPU and RAM before I could think of getting win8 so I don't have to worry about processor issues at least. Once ATI stops being a butt about their drivers and performance goes up I may think about it though.
#105 to #100 - chickendinna (04/25/2013) [-]
that's your preference dude.... not everyone is gonna make the same dumbass choice you made...
User avatar #111 to #105 - drunkasaurus (04/25/2013) [-]
I realize that many people don't like to learn new things and will not make the same decision I made. But I wouldn't call myself a retard because I enjoy 75% faster boot time, better memory management, faster program launches, as well as instant universal system file search, the overhauled (phenomenal) task manager, and the new app system. Also, when you add phone numbers, calendar entries, music, videos, documents, etc. to a windows 8 account it mirrors accross any Windows device you own. For instance, I own a Windows 8 phone, and if I add my homework deadlines to my schedule on my phone it shows up on my computer's calendar. If I need to edit a document on the bus it edits it on my computer. If I torrent an album and put it in my music folder it shows up in my phone's music library. That's not to mention that Windows 8 lets you use apps so instead of opening a browser and searching for the weather or signing into netflix I just click one button and I get all my information instantly. Windows 8 seriously is the best piece of software Microsoft has put out in years, there's a reason they're a multi-billion dollar software company while Google provides all its products for free through advertising and Apple uses marketing gimmickry. In many ways Microsoft is the last real software company, and they've done a fantastic job with Win8. if you haven't tried it you should give it a shot.
User avatar #113 to #111 - chickendinna (04/25/2013) [-]
sure that's cool if you're like some work nerd and **** .... it doesn't really relate to me at all....i don't need syncing to my accounts and **** , i use a phone and a computer for normal **** like porn and video games dude
#120 to #113 - goodguygary (04/25/2013) [-]
&gt;call him a retard for switching to 8   
&gt;&quot; like i'm not a nerd, i just use my computer for normal stuff, like porn a video games&quot;   
drunkasaurus this guy might be grade A dumbass.
>call him a retard for switching to 8
>" like i'm not a nerd, i just use my computer for normal stuff, like porn a video games"
drunkasaurus this guy might be grade A dumbass.
User avatar #123 to #120 - chickendinna (04/25/2013) [-]
and if you learn how to read, i called his choice a dumbass choice...i never called him a 'retard' personally, you grade A dumb ****
User avatar #128 to #123 - goodguygary (04/25/2013) [-]
how the **** would you know if it was a dumbass choice if all you use your computer for is "regular stuff"?
User avatar #121 to #120 - chickendinna (04/25/2013) [-]
just like your mama...she must've been on some killer drugs when she thought about having you....
User avatar #125 to #121 - goodguygary (04/25/2013) [-]
3 things.
1. i was an accidental child
2. my mother wanted a son, but had my sister first
3. both my parents did enjoy the 70's and 80's a bit more than they should have.
what the ****** your point?
User avatar #129 to #125 - chickendinna (04/25/2013) [-]
not trying to argue or be a douche like i came off as and for that i apologize....but **** man PAY ATTENTION
User avatar #130 to #129 - goodguygary (04/25/2013) [-]
"just like your mama...she must've been on some killer drugs when she thought about having you...."
"not trying to argue or be a douche like i came off as and for that i apologize....but **** man PAY ATTENTION"
so you're not trying to be a douche but yet you find it perfectly fine to say that my mother was on drugs when she thought about having me. what the hell man?
User avatar #133 to #130 - chickendinna (04/25/2013) [-]
only after you called me a grade A dumbass for you misreading one of my comments...what did you expect me to do?
User avatar #134 to #133 - goodguygary (04/25/2013) [-]
explain to me in a very calm, collected manner about how i misread your comments, i would have been more then glad to have gone, re-read it and admitted my mistake. instead, you end up bringing my mother's thoughts about having a son and being on mind altering drugs when doing so. you might not have been trying to be a douche,but god damn it you were being one.
User avatar #300 to #134 - chickendinna (04/25/2013) [-]
i remember you saying, verbatim: >call him a retard for switching to 8
>" like i'm not a nerd, i just use my computer for normal stuff, like porn a video games"
drunkasaurus this guy might be grade A dumbass.

you said i called him retarded, and i did not... that's what i was talking about the whole time ******* , like i said learn to read and we wouldn't have this problem
User avatar #301 to #300 - goodguygary (04/25/2013) [-]
my god man, "explain to me in a very calm, collected manner about how i misread your comments, i would have been more then glad to have gone, re-read it and admitted my mistake" had you been polite about it, i would have apologized, but you were a giant cockface the entire time. **** .
User avatar #302 to #301 - chickendinna (04/25/2013) [-]
like i give a **** about your feelings.... **** being polite, i'm not trying to argue you dumb little bitch....so cry me a river build your dumb self a bridge and get the **** over it.... people are assholes on the internet, lesson learned?
User avatar #303 to #302 - goodguygary (04/25/2013) [-]
I'm sorry chicken, i guess i was being a douche in the beginning.
User avatar #304 to #303 - chickendinna (04/25/2013) [-]
it's cool dude, i was off to a bad start this morning plus i feel like **** ....we cool?
User avatar #305 to #304 - goodguygary (04/25/2013) [-]
we're cool, water under the bridge.
User avatar #306 to #305 - chickendinna (04/25/2013) [-]
cool, once again my bad, it got blown out of proportion
User avatar #126 to #125 - chickendinna (04/25/2013) [-]
once again, if you can read you'll notice the point in my previous comment
User avatar #116 to #113 - drunkasaurus (04/25/2013) [-]
Well then you probably don't need Windows 8. My point is that people bitch that it's so expensive and overly simplified, but it's actually very powerful and functional, and people just don't know what they're talking about. Windows 8 is not the next Vista, read any review and you will see that people are mostly blown away by it
User avatar #119 to #116 - chickendinna (04/25/2013) [-]
i know it was your opinion, but let people say what they want and you use it before it's cool....then you'll be like 400 times cooler by my calculation when it is cool
User avatar #118 to #116 - chickendinna (04/25/2013) [-]
i got ya. it's kinda like religion and your penis....we all know it's there and you know it's there and you're happy....just don't wave it in my face you know?
User avatar #160 to #100 - migzdgreat (04/25/2013) [-]
I found the 7 year old on your thread.

Anyways, raging aside. I actually like Windows 8, maybe it's because I'm on a touch screen laptop but I don't think that changes much because most of the time I also use a mouse and I get used to it. Overall the performance is good and I like how you can download apps for things. I never really found that much difference from Win 7 aside from the start screen which worked magic for me.
User avatar #75 - ilovehitler (04/25/2013) [-]
Well, I have always wanted to be thumbed down into infinity...

I like windows eight. When I want to go straight to internet or netflix or steam, It's right there in front of me, and never seems to lag like icons sometimes do. And when I feel like using a regular looking desktop setup, there's a button which allows you to do just that. Moving my cursor to the corner of my screen makes it easy as hell to mess with the various settings or search for something.
User avatar #52 - funnyjunktitan ONLINE (04/25/2013) [-]
Why do people not realize you can still have a normal desktop this is literally just the new "start" screen which is much easier to use than the windows 7 one
+1
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User avatar #106 to #54 - alyosha ONLINE (04/25/2013) [-]
Progress and change are only good things when they happen for the better. Moving the "minimize everything" button in Vista to the far-right side of the taskbar? Good change. Drag things to the side of the screen to easily side-by-side two different programs? Also a good change.

In this case, I'm in favor of the old method, at least for desktops. It's easier for me to pick out things i want from an ordered and alphabetical Start menu list than from a "cosmetic" metro interface. On a tablet, where you're expected to just sort of aimlessly poke the screen, then big blocks representing ideas is preferable. But on a desktop with a mouse, I prefer start menu ten to one over metro because things are clustered tightly together in a function-over-form style that I find more appealing, and I'm not alone in that respect.

Plus, the start menu just popped up in the side of your screen. Metro takes you to an entirely new screen which holds less information in a greater amount of space. It's a tablet OS; more visual and flashy than functional. Reminds me a hell of a lot of Apple, which is distressing.

Good thing I still have my Windows 7 install disc so when I need to get a new computer I can just buy a blank hard drive and install what I prefer. I won't deny that 8 has merits to some people, but there are also merits to the arguments raised against it. Me, I'd rather have an ugly computer that works than a pretty one which doesn't. So 7 it is for me.
User avatar #10 - blacktitan (04/24/2013) [-]
Windows 8 is particularized for tabs, phones, touch computers and other similar platforms! Not for a laptop or a PC, that's why it's making it a hell to work with!
#19 to #10 - jojotomaz (04/24/2013) [-]
can easily be changed to regular set up. its better than 7.
User avatar #26 to #19 - thepalmtoptiger (04/25/2013) [-]
Personally, the desktop isn't my main concern, mine is how they handle video games on their marketplace. Last I checked, they wouldn't be letting any games rated above PEGI 16 on to their service.

This brings me to my next point; if I remember correctly, certain OS features are locked unless the app (game, software, etc,) are Microsoft approved. This effectively gives Microsoft a pretty tight grip of what is or isn't allowed on their OS.

Personally, I'll be going where the games are, and if there is a big move to OSX or Linux then I'm gonna follow along. Valve has already been vocal about their dislike for Windows 8 and has begun supporting Linux more, so we'll see how the next few years play out. I'm not gonna make any big decisions until the dust has settled a bit.
#63 to #26 - anon (04/25/2013) [-]
I've had no issues with gaming whatsoever and that's really all I use my computer for.
#20 to #19 - giustobuffo (04/24/2013) [-]
And how, pray tell, do you do that?
User avatar #24 to #20 - aesguitar (04/25/2013) [-]
Go to the normal desktop by clicking on the desktop tile or with the win+d keyboard shortcut. If you want a start button, download "classic shell."
#154 to #24 - giustobuffo (04/25/2013) [-]
omg you saved my soul. From now on, aesguitar is Jesus.   
   
   
THANK YOU, LORD.
omg you saved my soul. From now on, aesguitar is Jesus.


THANK YOU, LORD.
User avatar #16 to #10 - taintedangel (04/24/2013) [-]
Why'd you get thumbed down? You were right about it being made as a tablet/smartphone device OS and not really made with the PC at the forefront of the design.
#61 to #10 - anon (04/25/2013) [-]
Sorry, but you're just kind of wrong.
It's literally the same as 7 as soon as you click that desktop button on the start menu.
#158 to #10 - anon (04/25/2013) [-]
Give specific examples of how it doesn't work with a desktop/laptop... don't just be a ******* moron and follow what every asshole who hasn't used it has said...
#267 - tyroneisanigger (04/25/2013) [-]
I had gotten a new laptop recently with Windows 8 on it. In all honesty though Windows 8 isn't that hard to get used to. I first saw the live tiles on the home screen and was like "Oh **** , this looks complicated." then after you start toying around with it a bit you realize it's not that much different from Windows 7.
User avatar #278 to #267 - ruebezahl (04/25/2013) [-]
That's the part that I will never get. People see the tiles and say that it looks "complicated", when actually those tiles were supposed to make things simple. And most people are not like you and get stuck with that opinion, because first impressions count and short attention spans rule.

I think the problem is that people see this and think: "It's different. Can't use this!"

And no, I am not a Microsoft employee. I am not even a Windows user (except at work, where I have to be). I just wonder about all those people who go on and on about how tech savvy they supposedly are, but put them in front of something that they are not used to, and they are like "HURRRR DURRRR DIFICURRRRRRT!"
#280 - dustypengwin ONLINE (04/25/2013) [-]
Windows 8 is like if Microsoft tried to create the new OS for Xbox 720 but accidently remade windows 7.
User avatar #274 - grandmabetty (04/25/2013) [-]
I just really hate all this 'back to basics' crap. Why get rid of Aero? Why make everything so square and flat? It's boring as **** . Why did Pepsi flatten their logo? Why has Youtube flattened their website? STOP
#298 to #274 - roowal (04/25/2013) [-]
nowadays graphic designers. (on the logos, at least.)
#246 - llamadude (04/25/2013) [-]
Windows 8 is very different from Windows 7 and that's why people are a little bit inclined to not like it at first. It's not terrible, but for a laptop, it's not something I personally prefer. Windows 8 was meant to be user friendly for tablets and smart phones to compete with the ipad which works out pretty great. If you don't want windows 8 for your laptop, don't get it or just go into the windows 7 look as comment #7 says. And here's a random pic I like :3
Windows 8 is very different from Windows 7 and that's why people are a little bit inclined to not like it at first. It's not terrible, but for a laptop, it's not something I personally prefer. Windows 8 was meant to be user friendly for tablets and smart phones to compete with the ipad which works out pretty great. If you don't want windows 8 for your laptop, don't get it or just go into the windows 7 look as comment #7 says. And here's a random pic I like :3
User avatar #250 to #246 - mythicdragoon (04/25/2013) [-]
yeah. and they made more connected to xbox live, hence the look and features that it has in common with the 360 dashboard.
#245 - thejokermf (04/25/2013) [-]
What I don't think people realize is that the tablet looking menu on windows 8 is just that. A menu. Actually it's the start menu. On laptops and desktops, there is still a desktop to put your icons and **** . You can still browse the interwebs with internet explorer Google Chrome or whatever.
User avatar #226 - richardbatsbak (04/25/2013) [-]
Well windows 8 looks more modern to me than any OS I've used, and it's fast.
User avatar #233 to #226 - anonomoz ONLINE (04/25/2013) [-]
I'd like to know, how is the compatibility?
User avatar #294 to #233 - richardbatsbak (04/25/2013) [-]
I haven't had any compatibility issues whatsoever. Very old programs and hardware work perfectly. Compatibility with the cool things that the coming years will bring is garantueed as well.
#240 to #233 - chancesare (04/25/2013) [-]
Windows 8 is designed to be more compatible than any other version. This includes compatibility with apps made for the Windows phones.
User avatar #235 to #233 - luidias (04/25/2013) [-]
compatible with literally everything I've tried to use with it. as far as I know, it'll work with anything windows 7 worked on.
User avatar #155 - eventyr (04/25/2013) [-]
windows 8 looks like those books babies read, especially because of the usage of colors.
#112 - yusay (04/25/2013) [-]
I made the switch from Vista to 7 because I could not stand Vista. 7 was a huge improvement for me. 8 doesn't look much better at all, even if ic an go back to a regular Win 7 interface. What's the point of making the switch if I'm just gonna keep it looking like Win 7 and ignore the Win 8 interface? That's not a rhetorical question. I'm actually asking.
I made the switch from Vista to 7 because I could not stand Vista. 7 was a huge improvement for me. 8 doesn't look much better at all, even if ic an go back to a regular Win 7 interface. What's the point of making the switch if I'm just gonna keep it looking like Win 7 and ignore the Win 8 interface? That's not a rhetorical question. I'm actually asking.
#127 to #112 - anon (04/25/2013) [-]
i had to get a new computer and it has windows 8, honestly it's not that amazing compared to 7, personally i really don't use new features 8 has to offer, i have tried to adjust but i just never really like what they had to offer. if i were to give you advice i would say there really isn't a reason to go through the process of upgrading, if you were ever in position of needing a new computer i might suggest getting one with 8, because it is fairly simple to convert most things back to a windows 7 style, but that's just my opinion.
User avatar #131 to #127 - yusay (04/25/2013) [-]
I most likely will not get a new computer for a long, long time. I just upgrade.
#136 to #131 - anon (04/25/2013) [-]
you're not really missing out on much, to me windows 8 just feels like 7 w/ some addons. i mean someone could be mistaken to think i have 7 on my computer, thats how similar they are if you aren't using any parts of the new interface.
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