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So how is windows 8 as an operating?

#1Groudon_UzamakiPosted 11/11/2012 9:51:18 PM
Might browse some laptops from these Staples and Best Buy ads tomorrow morning.
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#2OldSorrowPosted 11/11/2012 9:52:57 PM
not worth it unless you have touchscreen
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#3gastamanPosted 11/11/2012 9:57:11 PM
It's just fine. Works better for me than Windows 7, even without a touch screen.
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#4Groudon_Uzamaki(Topic Creator)Posted 11/11/2012 9:58:00 PM
gastaman posted...
It's just fine. Works better for me than Windows 7, even without a touch screen.


So wait did they get rid ofthe desktop or somethinh?
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#5member1982Posted 11/11/2012 10:09:06 PM(edited)
From: Groudon_Uzamaki | #004
gastaman posted...
It's just fine. Works better for me than Windows 7, even without a touch screen.


So wait did they get rid ofthe desktop or somethinh?


Nay, Desktop is still there as one of the tiles, the entire start menu is now the first thing you see and it is those cursed tiles... and its full screen.

It is basically love or hate..

i hate it because: I need to use the keyboard more often (shortcut keys), it is not a intuitive OS to use (new stuff to learn), Loss of Gadget, loss of transparent aero effect, Ribbon UI is now standard (Never liked Ribbon), Full screen apps sucks on a desktop large 1080p res-screen.

While Live tiles looks cool, the rest of your programs are presented with a small icon, and a large box, looks pretty retarded/inefficient to me... It is really designed to be finger friendly and thats what i don't like if i am using k&m.
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#6gastamanPosted 11/11/2012 10:10:52 PM(edited)
Windows RT still has the Desktop Tile/Mode...

Edit: I'm actually the exact opposite. I find Windows 8 to be quite intuitive, didn't care about gadgets or aero, find the ribbon to be very pleasant, and enjoy the full screen apps.
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#7wizardmonPosted 11/11/2012 10:24:01 PM
member1982 posted...
i hate it because: I need to use the keyboard more often (shortcut keys)

There are more keyboard shortcuts than before, and navigating the OS commands via the keyboard is extremely easy now too.

member1982 posted...
it is not a intuitive OS to use (new learning curve)

It's perhaps one of the easiest to learn Windows to date, even a three year old can fully navigate and learn the ins and outs of how to get things done in it.

member1982 posted...
Loss of Gadget, loss of transparent aero effect

No one actually used them, they where the first things that people, Not actually a useful effect.

member1982 posted...
Ribbon UI is now standard (Never liked Ribbon)

You can hide the Ribbon, I've not actually seen it since I've been using Windows 8.

member1982 posted...
Full screen apps sucks on a desktop large 1080p res-screen.

What are you even trying to say?
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#8Groudon_Uzamaki(Topic Creator)Posted 11/11/2012 10:28:53 PM
I am happy to see change, I want to know if the functionality and the maneuverability is good. I founf a Toshiba on sale at Staples for $400 with good specs.
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#9gastamanPosted 11/11/2012 10:29:57 PM
Groudon_Uzamaki posted...
I am happy to see change, I want to know if the functionality and the maneuverability is good. I founf a Toshiba on sale at Staples for $400 with good specs.


Yes, it functions quite well and is rather easy to navigate.
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#10member1982Posted 11/11/2012 11:41:27 PM
From: wizardmon | Posted: 11/12/2012 4:24:01 PM | #007
What are you even trying to say?


the tile apps are launched in full screen, no? sure there can be 1 large and 1 small app on the screen, but i don't want to use the keyboard to do that.
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