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Old 12-11-2012, 03:41 PM   #21 (permalink)
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the turnoffs for me are the pastel "kitties and duckies" icons on windows 8. why should everyone sink to the level of a 4 year old?
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:42 PM   #22 (permalink)
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You know what I have always hated about Internet Explorer on my laptop? The tabs being right there where I can see them, and same with bookmarks. I wish they were hidden. Said nobody ever.

Hiding that stuff on a phone where screen real estate is limitted makes sense, but not on my nice 15" laptop screen.

Trying to navigate a system designed for a touch screen and gestures with a mouse is a PIA.

I installed ViStart to get my Start menu back, so I don't have to fiddle with so much swiping here and there to get to what I want. And I might buy one of these: http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en...se-touch-mouse. But that's a lot just to make the interface usable.

Windows 8 wasn't designed to make my life easier, it was designed to get me to use other Microsoft hardward/software products. But I use DropBox, not SkyDrive. I use Netflix and PS3, not XBox. I use GMail, not Hotmail. None of that is going to change because of some OS Tiles.

Fortunately, I can bypass all that and just boot to my desktop like before (with a little work). And then IE will have it's tabs and bookmarks nice and obvious and conveniently located. Just a little effort to get it setup.

So, OS fail.

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Old 12-11-2012, 03:55 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Windows 8 is a tablet focused OS by the strange tiling that they use. I guess it's supposed to be informative, but to me it's like looking at a carpet in a casino. I just disabled all that crap and put my start menu back.

Granted this was for my ma. I still use OS X mostly.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:58 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I knew there was gonna be trouble when I opned my new Windows 8....

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Old 12-11-2012, 04:01 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I want Google to hurry up and make Android for PC's.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:12 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I want Google to hurry up and make Android for PC's.
That would be awesome. I recently got my first Android device in the Nexus 7 and have to say it's really good, not even considering it's much cheaper than the Apple stuff I've been buying over the years.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:03 PM   #27 (permalink)
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My son writes Ruby code for a living and a few years back he introduced us to Ubuntu. We dumped Windows with all of its attendant headaches and have looked back.

http://www.ubuntu.com/ubuntu

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you mean like this?
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My son writes Ruby code for a living and a few years back he introduced us to Ubuntu. We dumped Windows with all of its attendant headaches and have looked back.

http://www.ubuntu.com/ubuntu

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Amen brother!

First introduced Ubuntu to my old laptop running a 6 gig virus called Vista, it had become so frikken bloated I could brew a cup of tea while it booted up, and it took around 90 seconds to shut down.

I was anal retentive about spyware and adware and regularly ran a few different reputable programs to clean the crap out of it, but it just kept getting slower and slower. It seemed to be a given that every so often if you wanted to keep any Windows based OS clean, you had to do a complete reinstall after x amount of time.

The time it took to reboot after each blue screen of death was what finally did me in and I downloaded a copy of Ubuntu.
The difference was amazing, my old laptop got a whole new lease of life, ran fast and stopped crashing, and continues to do so to this day.

Windows was crap, is crap, and will be crap as far as I am concerned, I am over it. When I get home it will be time to build a new box, I intend to run everything out of it including my twin 22 inch monitors, my 38 inch television and sound system, all run with Ubuntu, all the software is there to do it and it is free. Just got to sort out some decent hardware.
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