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So how is windows 8 as an operating?

#11member1982Posted 11/11/2012 11:47:31 PM(edited)
From: wizardmon | Posted: 11/12/2012 4:24:01 PM | #007
There are more keyboard shortcuts than before, and navigating the OS commands via the keyboard is extremely easy now too.


Well in Win 7, i hardly ever use Windows + whatever, that change means i have to remember more and more commands.. But can be done easily via touch screen.

From: wizardmon | Posted: 11/12/2012 4:24:01 PM | #007
You can hide the Ribbon, I've not actually seen it since I've been using Windows 8.


Ribbon UI sucks. I still haven't able to get use to it in whatever Microsoft Office 2007 app. They separated everything, before all the common stuff is there right there... now i have to flip through the top tab and get to what i want..

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


Well then it doesn't affect you. But people do use those gadgets and thats that. I have weather, calendar, clock, GPU Meter, GPU Usage, Currency all there.. Very useful on my desktop. So why should i bother to go back into fullscreen start menu to look for those info? when it is right there on the desktop.
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#12member1982Posted 11/11/2012 11:58:54 PM
I really don't like the inconstant design of both fullscreen and normal windows 7 desktop apps, also i felt really really locked in, there isn't any freedom to position my apps wherever i want.

But luckily all those bad design choices can be removed... and can be restored to Win 7 glory! They designed the OS with Touch First and K&M later, that does not sit well with me. I want the exact opposite. Win 7 with the ability to run metro apps.. or at least have the ability to officially turn off the fullscreen start menu if i want to...
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#13DreDayyPosted 11/12/2012 1:32:04 AM
windows 8 is better than win 7 especially if you have 2 monitors.
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#14mikewu1Posted 11/12/2012 1:34:11 AM
Love windows 8 over 7
#15New LinkPosted 11/12/2012 5:27:07 AM
It's an improvement in some areas, a but of regression in others (namely legacy code, the normal set of windows problems, and the rediculous interface.) I should note that I've noticed some crashing issues when swapping around widows / metro too much... I understand it's still windows, but the 'start menu' causing crashes is a major bug that I'd like to avoid.

That being said, there are some improvents over win7, namely speed and being able to use a 1-step revert to fresh install, but that once again scares me a bit... Why do they feel the system needs such a function, is it really that unstable and vulnerable?

Taking all into consideration, along with the fact that nvidia just released a set of badass drivers for Linux and the fact that I already have the native steamclient, there is nothing to make me want to want to move to an OS that is so large on the hard drive, so slow and resource heavy, so locked down and abstracted away from the end user, one that is unstable and more prone to malware. The interface doesn't make an impact on my decision as I would be tweaking it to fit my liking regardless, though I doubt that I would be able to get a stable tiling window manager and virtual desktops up and running without loosing some hair or money, or suffering some major memory leaks. I'd recommend to anyone to use Linux over win8.
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