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Response to Windows 8 drawbacks 2011-12-22 23:27:26 Reply

At 12/22/11 05:06 PM, No36 wrote: I'm still digging the good ol' Windows XP, can't go wrong with that.

Until of course MS drops support for it, then I get to pick up Windows 7. I don't really want to go near 8, looks awful.

I thought Microsoft DID drop support for XP? Or was very shortly going to (2012 at latest?)

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Response to Windows 8 drawbacks 2011-12-22 23:37:09 Reply

They dropped support for 2000 and XP SP2.

They fully drop support for XP in July 2014.


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Response to Windows 8 drawbacks 2011-12-22 23:40:00 Reply

windows XP forever.


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Response to Windows 8 drawbacks 2011-12-23 00:28:24 Reply

Anyone wondering what win8 looks like?

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Response to Windows 8 drawbacks 2011-12-23 00:35:51 Reply

At 12/23/11 12:28 AM, Damien wrote: Anyone wondering what win8 looks like?

I haven't used a Windows OS since XP, but that looks nearly identical to XP. I don't see what the fuss is about.


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Response to Windows 8 drawbacks 2011-12-23 01:24:07 Reply

At 12/22/11 04:51 PM, MR-DOS wrote: The Retarded new start menu interface: sure, it makes access on a tablet much easier, but Microsoft fails to realize that NOT EVERYONE WILL HAVE A FRIGGING TABLET! On a traditional screen, it just makes it harder.

I agree completely. I don't plan on purchasing a tablet anytime soon.

This will be the last x86 version of Windows. Make of that what you will; I see it as major compatibility problems for the version of Windows after 8 (As in, somewhat new computers that are 32-bit that would otherwise be able to run Windows IX being turned down because it requires 64-bit power).

32-bit is dying, and will be as dead as 16-bit by that time that we get to Windows 9 and 10.

They re-arranged everything AGAIN! Just after everyone got used to Windows 7's screwed up new arrangement too... Keeping computer users on their toes is how they roll, I guess...

Well, the interface has to change somewhat but it is annoying that everything got rearranged completely again.

... Looks like now would be the prime time to download Linux or to purchase a Mac (or to create a Hackintosh).

The outlook for Windows-based PC's looks bleak.

Yeah, I really wish that they would take the interface back to basics. I loved the interfaces of Windows 2000 and XP. They were nice and utilitarian without being so basic as to be unintuitive.

That will never happen though, because they're marketing their computers to the wider audience (AKA people who know nothing about computers and are impressed by touchscreens and blinking lights).

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Response to Windows 8 drawbacks 2011-12-23 01:45:19 Reply

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for moving away from 32-bit architecture, but this is just too soon. Things like Windows 7 and the like will be rendered obsolete after only a few years of use.

Boy, we really screwed ourselves by not doing this sooner, huh?


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Response to Windows 8 drawbacks 2011-12-23 01:51:12 Reply

At 12/23/11 01:45 AM, MR-DOS wrote: Don't get me wrong, I'm all for moving away from 32-bit architecture, but this is just too soon. Things like Windows 7 and the like will be rendered obsolete after only a few years of use.
Boy, we really screwed ourselves by not doing this sooner, huh?

Yeah, but every change new technology has an "awkward transition period" doesn't it? Most people don't bother having the latest computer because they can't afford it or don't need it. Some people even just stick with the older stuff out of preference (I don't blame 'em, I love my archive of old operating systems). This would be true even if it had been done sooner.

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Response to Windows 8 drawbacks 2011-12-23 01:53:18 Reply

At 12/22/11 04:56 PM, benmitchell0036 wrote: I still run Windows 98, and honestly, it's faster than any Mac or PC or Ubuntu or Firefox on the market. I've never had any problems with it, and I think Bill Gates should just take the company back to the basics.

I'm still running Windows 3.1, I don't trust Windows 95, let alone your Windows 98

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Response to Windows 8 drawbacks 2011-12-23 02:23:07 Reply

They are making a Windows 8 already?


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Response to Windows 8 drawbacks 2011-12-23 05:33:20 Reply

Quite a bit of linux hate going on here, that makes me a sad panda, the only thing that stops linux from being damn near perfect is that its not very user friendly,
oh wait, ubuntu has made it a point to make the user interface BETTER then that of mac or Windows.
Well i suppose it run all the big name programs right? makes the OS pretty worthless right? well except for the fact that you can download programs exactly equivalent to it for free right in the start menu.
Well i also heard it lacks any games to play correct? nope there are complete work arounds to get any windows game to play nicely on a linux.
Well then, surely this 'Linux' must be really expensive right, i mean i cant possibly get all of that for free? Linux is available in multiple flavors for the low price of absolutely nothing!

Sorry for the wall of text and sounding a bit protective fan-boyish but its hard to see people ignore linux without even knowing what it can do :\


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Response to Windows 8 drawbacks 2011-12-23 05:38:49 Reply

I was looking into getting a Windows 7 to run Battlefield 3 and junk anyway...anything would be an improvement over my haggard XP.


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Response to Windows 8 drawbacks 2011-12-23 05:47:00 Reply

I'm sticking to my Windows XP thank you very much

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Response to Windows 8 drawbacks 2011-12-23 07:58:07 Reply

At 12/22/11 05:06 PM, No36 wrote: I'm still digging the good ol' Windows XP, can't go wrong with that.

Until of course MS drops support for it, then I get to pick up Windows 7. I don't really want to go near 8, looks awful.

Windows XP has always been great and has never disappointed me at all. Nobody whom I knew was disappointed with it.

2014's the date when Microsoft will choke Windows XP.


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Response to Windows 8 drawbacks 2011-12-23 08:16:03 Reply

I really enjoy Windows 7, but Windows 8 sounds like it's a complete flop.


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Response to Windows 8 drawbacks 2011-12-23 09:13:43 Reply

At 12/23/11 01:51 AM, bgraybr wrote:
Yeah, but every change new technology has an "awkward transition period" doesn't it? Most people don't bother having the latest computer because they can't afford it or don't need it. Some people even just stick with the older stuff out of preference (I don't blame 'em, I love my archive of old operating systems). This would be true even if it had been done sooner.

Yes but that transition period would then be shorter because not AS many people would have the obsolete technology and, according to the trends of today, have to buy a higher powered computer.

And about that archive of old O/Ses, what all is in there?

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Response to Windows 8 drawbacks 2011-12-23 09:22:54 Reply

At 12/23/11 09:13 AM, MR-DOS wrote:
I miss DOS.

Start > Run > cmd

There you go.

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Response to Windows 8 drawbacks 2011-12-23 09:23:40 Reply

I don't know, I guess it looks too...modern for me.


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Response to Windows 8 drawbacks 2011-12-23 09:26:13 Reply

At 12/23/11 07:58 AM, Gimmick wrote: 2014's the date when Microsoft will choke Windows XP.

Well I guess I'm good for 2 more years then. That gives me more time to save for a new PC than will be able to handle Windows 7 - I don't really trust my system to be able to cope with it well enough.

To be honest, 7 looks pretty decent, as long as there are settings to make the taskbar and desktop icons smaller I think I'll be okay with it.


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Response to Windows 8 drawbacks 2011-12-23 10:13:24 Reply

Instead of getting a mac, you can just run XP 64 bit like me :D


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Response to Windows 8 drawbacks 2011-12-23 11:26:34 Reply

i use windows vista (i believe 64 bit) and i have problems with it other then my fucking brother infected it with virus several fucking times and i warned my parents to get a antivirus but the said no notings gonna happen


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Response to Windows 8 drawbacks 2011-12-23 11:34:54 Reply

Also i heard that Microsoft will put some kind of protection that will lock the bios to the windows os therefore making it impossible to run linux and windows on the same machine.

Any info on this?

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Response to Windows 8 drawbacks 2011-12-23 11:42:10 Reply

At 12/22/11 05:54 PM, yurgenburgen wrote:
At 12/22/11 04:56 PM, benmitchell0036 wrote: I still run Windows 98, and honestly, it's faster than Ubuntu
No it isn't.

or Firefox
Firefox is a web browser, not an operating system.

this made me lol. yes, firefox is awebbrowser, who didnt know htat?


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