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should I avoid windows 8 on my new laptop ?
getting a new laptop...Im a big fan of Windows 7 ...but it would be easier to find a lapotop in the stores around here that runs on 8. ... Does windos 8 have a lot of bugs? Ive heard a lot of bad things but now I know 8.1 at least added a desktop.
Is it worth ordering online so I can get a windows 7 or should I just go ahead and buy laptop locally with 8 ?
There is nothing wrong with Windows 8.
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Personally I've not experienced any issues with 8 or 8.1. However I would look around the web as I'm certain other people probably have.
heres a laptop Im looking at ...
anyone think this is an ok deal and laptop ?
heres a laptop Im looking at ...
It's fine for web browsing and watching videos. Doesn't have a graphics card so you won't be doing any gaming on it, It also only has a 1366x768 resolution. So it won't do 1080p video.
Gamefaqs game rating system : 10 = Best Game Ever. 8-9. Crushing dissapointment. Below 8 :Total Garbage. This is getting ridiculous. people agreeing so far 105
I know 8.1 at least added a desktop.
Windows 8 has always had a desktop.
Anyway, if it's easier to get a Windows 8 laptop locally, just go that route. Nothing wrong with it. If you really insist on a Windows 7 laptop and don't want to mess with installing it on a laptop you get locally, just get one with it pre-installed from an online retailer. That's a fine solution as well. Just get whatever is easier for you in the end.
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Windows 8 is pefectly stable, but the metro interface sucks. You can just install a program called classic shell though and that'll let you bypass metro all together. Works fine for me.
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Yeah if you do get Windows 8 just install ClassicShell. After that you can avoid the terrible Metro interface 99% of the time and stay on the desktop. The desktop+ClassicShell is basically the same as Windows 7.
Windows 8.1 allows you to boot to desktop without any Start Menu replacement program. Personally, I never used the start menu much in Win 7; I preferred the taskbar for pinning common apps. The Start Screen in Windows 8 is basically a glorified, fullscreen taskbar (one-click launch and search-enabled). Even though most of my programs flip to the desktop, I've been using Win 8 long enough where using a friend's computer with Start8 (or Classic Shell, I don't recall) is actually more inconvenient to me. The OS is pretty stable though, so however you use it, I wouldn't be too scared. Heck, I'm posting during downtime at a LAN party and I'm running StarCraft (yes, the original) without any trouble.
Windows 8.1 is better than Windows 7. It's not a lot better but it is a bit more refined.
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