It's too bad all the whining about the start menu has only served to clutter my taskbar with a useless start button in 8.1, and no way to disable it.
Is that true? Jesus Christ, I hate all the whining and moaning from people who couldn't adapt to a new system, now I have to suffer when I put in the effort to understand how to move a mouse to the lower left?
Makes you wonder how "superior" some of these "master race" folk are if they can't handle something as simple as Windows 8. My 8 year old brother can use it easily after I let him play around on it for a few hours.
There is no reason for it to exist as it brings nothing of value and certainly takes away value.
How does it take away value? It boots/shuts down faster than Windows 7, its system-wide search function is vastly superior, and (although it isn't a problem for responsible, sensible users) its malware protection is better. The OS as a whole is much snappier than W7.
Not if you have an ssd
Win 8 boots faster than Windows 7 with or without a SSD.
1. There is a hibernation file that reserves however much RAM you have, so if you have 8 GB that's 8 GB of hard drive space you can't use 2. Unnecessary writes to an SSD. With an SSD you'll boot faster than "Fast Boot" anyway, and having it on will make a negligible difference at the cost of 8 GB space (which is more premium on SSD's) and unnecessary writes to the drive.
How are these things all that relevant in this day and age? Do you only have a 64GB ssd? If so, then sure maybe 8GB will feel like a large dent. Also current SSD's lifespans are much longer than you give them credit for. They can handle these daily writes for years on end.
The OS boots up faster whether you want to accept howit does it as a good thing or not. It is not the same as hibernation in windows 7 and previous. It doesn't save every program or every instance of what was running when you shut down. It only saves the main kernel and system configuration settings. While that is still a large chunk, it can vary quite a lot depending on your setup.
All I care about is the fact that I can boot my system in 8 seconds so I never feel the need to use sleep anymore.
I have a 256 GB SSD with 57.8 GB free, and that's because I uninstalled a bunch of games. All my "storage" is on a HDD, I only have things installed on the SSD.
Among the space used up, 90 GB or so goes to Steam games, and 16 GB is the page file. Before I disabled Hibernation, there was 16 GB reserved for hibernate as well as I have 16 GB RAM.
Console war in a nutshell: http://imgur.com/xA6GJZ9
1 easy to reach key vs 2 keys that are complete opposite of each other....
Mine is standard, yours is an aberration and an abomination.
And anyone with man sized hands can hit those keys.
What is this, 1996? A "windows" (or super/meta key if you want to be more generic about it) has been standard for a long time now. Also, there are a number of functions of the windows key that cannot be emulated with ctrl+esc. Any windows key shortcut, like Win+L to lock the console, cannot be executed with Ctrl+Esc. Ctrl+esc+L does nothing.
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