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Windows 7 vs Windows 8 with classic shell

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2 years ago#1
Which is the definitive OS for a desktop gaming PC?
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2 years ago#2
Windows 7 is the best so far, Windows 8 is like Vista, I will wait for Windows 9.
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gamers paradise
2 years ago#3
Your preference is the definitive OS.
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2 years ago#4
Windows 8 is better for gaming. Add classic shell and its not a whole lot different from win 7. Anyone that says otherwise is ignorant and uneducated.
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Steam: DV8ing1
2 years ago#5
I remember reading that classic shell won't work in 8.1 because MS removed the legacy code classic shell uses.

If this is true, maybe everyone will finally get on the hate bandwagon.
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2 years ago#6
well windows 8 support the newest DirectX version and its a requirement for a couple of next gen titles for recommended settings i believe
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2 years ago#7
SinisterSlay posted...
If this is true, maybe everyone will finally get on the hate bandwagon.


Doubt it. I bet there are a lot of people that just want the actual button back... the fact that it will transfer into the 'start screen' will only bother them temporarily. They are fixing the only real complaint I had with the os and thats the silly shutdown location.
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Steam: DV8ing1
2 years ago#8
DV8ingSources posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
If this is true, maybe everyone will finally get on the hate bandwagon.


Doubt it. I bet there are a lot of people that just want the actual button back... the fact that it will transfer into the 'start screen' will only bother them temporarily. They are fixing the only real complaint I had with the os and thats the silly shutdown location.


Hmmm, I want the charms bar gone entirely, the left task panel gone entirely, and bring back the old search system the displayed the results in one screen, not categorized. I also want the search to indicate between metro and regular versions for control panel items.

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And I want Aero back, that new desktop theme is horrid and hard to see, and it leaked into VS2012 making that super hard to read and use now.
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He who stumbles around in darkness with a stick is blind. But he who... sticks out in darkness... is... fluorescent! - Brother Silence
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2 years ago#10
http://www.netmarketshare.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx?qprid=10&qpcustomd=0
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