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Is Windows 8 really that bad?

#11Killah PriestPosted 9/12/2013 1:01:31 PM
windows 8 is pretty sweet.

I don't think there has been a genuinely bad windows since ME, even vista wasn't nearly as bad as people pretended it was.
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#12dekouPosted 9/12/2013 1:06:12 PM
8 is slightly better than 7, but not worth upgrading to. I like the Metro interface, too, now that I'm used to it.
#13BigAl519Posted 9/12/2013 1:16:14 PM
Binba442 posted...
No. It's different, but otherwise, it's faster, slicker and better.
Albeit harder to find things..


How is it harder to find things? It by far has the best search function of any OS.
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#14gastamanPosted 9/12/2013 1:24:53 PM
Lord_Xandros posted...
Nicodimus posted...
Also, it takes more mouse clicks to do the same thing than it did in 7. This is called "solving problems that did not exist"


Prove it.


He won't.
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#15chrono625Posted 9/12/2013 1:27:25 PM
gastaman posted...
Lord_Xandros posted...
Nicodimus posted...
Also, it takes more mouse clicks to do the same thing than it did in 7. This is called "solving problems that did not exist"


Prove it.


He won't.


I'll disprove anything he says right now.

press windows key > begin typing whatever program you are looking for

That's it. It works the same if not quicker than the original start menu.

Windows 8 is a no brainer if upgrading from something prior to 7.
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#16GTRagnarokPosted 9/12/2013 1:54:05 PM
My one tiny complaint about the Windows 8 start menu is that searches are divided into programs and settings. So if I wanted to go to Power Options, I would have to search for, say, "power" and then have to click the settings button on the right to make it show up. I think Windows 8.1 unifies the searches.

However, there's a handy list of settings when you right click the bottom left corner which has pretty much all the settings I need. So it's kind of a moot complaint.
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#17NicodimusPosted 9/12/2013 1:56:59 PM
chrono625 posted...


press windows key > begin typing whatever program you are looking for

That's it. It works the same if not quicker than the original start menu.


That is way slower than *gasp* clicking the icon on the desktop. Again, fixing things that weren't broken.
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#18GTRagnarokPosted 9/12/2013 2:03:54 PM
Nicodimus posted...
That is way slower than *gasp* clicking the icon on the desktop. Again, fixing things that weren't broken.


Your attempts are really pathetic. That comment would actually mean something if you couldn't place icons on the desktop in Windows 8. But you can. You can have programs on the desktop, on the taskbar, or on the start menu...just like Windows 7. It's up to you how you want to access your programs, but personally I don't clutter my desktop with icons when they're just as easily accessed through the start menu.
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#19r0ge00Posted 9/12/2013 2:06:16 PM
Nicodimus posted...
That is way slower than *gasp* clicking the icon on the desktop. Again, fixing things that weren't broken.


And the desktop is still there...
#20TheMisfitPosted 9/12/2013 2:08:33 PM
It's funny how people complain about no start button. It's there, you just don't see it until you move you mouse in the corner.
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