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Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 08:41 PM Reply

Its weird, every new Windows version I always used to buy it after SP1, but Windows 8...I dunno.
I heard that Windows 8 has better start up time and all that crap, is it really worth upgrading though?


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 08:42 PM Reply

windows 7 still working here...

i happy til they come out with windows 9 or i will be going to a linix if this one shits out


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 08:42 PM Reply

Unless I build a new computer, I don't upgrade OS. Just, no real practical point to it. Of course, when they were doing their lovely DX10 only on Vista thing, I begrudgingly built a new computer just for it, but still.


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 08:43 PM Reply

When I build a new computer, but by the time I do that Windows 11 will probably be out.

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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 08:47 PM Reply

I bought Windows 8 a few months ago and I hate it. There's nothing I like about it except for the feature that allows you to use the classic windows 7-like desktop. I don't use any of the Windows 8 features because they're too tablet based and just feel really unnatural on a laptop. The start up time is actually really decent and I like the lock screen features but it really seems like too much of a tablet OS to enjoy.

I guess you can do it if you want though.


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 08:48 PM Reply

At 2/16/13 08:47 PM, EJR wrote: I bought Windows 8 a few months ago and I hate it.

and this is why i wait with my windows 7


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 08:49 PM Reply

Hmm, do I want a computer OS or a Tablet OS....

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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 08:49 PM Reply

At 2/16/13 08:48 PM, tox wrote:
At 2/16/13 08:47 PM, EJR wrote: I bought Windows 8 a few months ago and I hate it.
and this is why i wait with my windows 7

Yeah I guess if you really want to be sure you want it go and try it out at a best buy or something. I just bought it based on videos and now regret it.

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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 08:51 PM Reply

At 2/16/13 08:47 PM, EJR wrote: I bought Windows 8 a few months ago and I hate it. There's nothing I like about it except for the feature that allows you to use the classic windows 7-like desktop. I don't use any of the Windows 8 features because they're too tablet based and just feel really unnatural on a laptop. The start up time is actually really decent and I like the lock screen features but it really seems like too much of a tablet OS to enjoy.

I guess you can do it if you want though.

If you look at the computers windows sells you will see that they integrate tablets and pcs, I guess those are the machines they are testing on.


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 08:55 PM Reply

I got Windows 8 when I updated the parts in my PC, because... why not... Takes a bit of getting used to, and a lot of people really hate it... but it works well enough IMO.

And yes... it does boot up faster... my PC boots up and is ready to go in around 10-13 seconds. Part of that may be due to the fact that my new PC is a beast too.


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 08:55 PM Reply

At 2/16/13 08:43 PM, shitposter wrote: yes i will be upgrading from arch linux to windows 8

It would be amazing if microsoft made ads that looked at the OS info in your http request and said something like "Isn't it time you upgraded from $OS to Windows 8?", because then you could actually get that suggestion in all seriousness.

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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 08:59 PM Reply

It feels like Windows 7 just came out...
I won't touch Windows 8 until I have to.

Which will probably be when I have to get a new computer.

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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 09:01 PM Reply

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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 09:04 PM Reply

I'll be sticking with 7 until the next Windows version comes out, just like I stuck with XP/Debian until switching to Windows 7.


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 09:04 PM Reply

I upgraded and I like it, even though Windows 8 was mainly to bake a touch-friendly side to it, they still improved the desktop side of it. And yes, if you're not a fan of metro, it's easy not to see/use it.


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 09:07 PM Reply

It would need to saw off my nuts first.


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 09:09 PM Reply

At 2/16/13 09:04 PM, UVSoaked wrote: I upgraded and I like it, even though Windows 8 was mainly to bake a touch-friendly side to it, they still improved the desktop side of it. And yes, if you're not a fan of metro, it's easy not to see/use it.

Unless you accidentally hit the windows key at any time or move your mouse to the right of the screen or do some weird shit with the scroll pad that I still haven't figured out why it kept bringing up that fucking metro screen.

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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 09:15 PM Reply

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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 09:17 PM Reply

No, I will not be upgrading to 8.

Why? Because I'm not a soccer mom, an old woman, or an idiot who loves anything with a touchscreen.


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 09:17 PM Reply

Windows 8 is too weird for me, so no.


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 09:21 PM Reply

Hell no I won't be upgrading. Both of my brothers have Windows 8 on their laptops and I've had to help them with all kinds of bullshit that they wouldn't have to deal with if they had Win7. 8 isn't as bad as Vista was, but it's not a step forward either, imo


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 09:21 PM Reply

At 2/16/13 09:21 PM, Tremulos wrote: Hell no I won't be upgrading. Both of my brothers have Windows 8 on their laptops and I've had to help them with all kinds of bullshit that they wouldn't have to deal with if they had Win7. 8 isn't as bad as Vista was, but it's not a step forward either, imo

Vista was better than 7.


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 09:25 PM Reply

I use Vista and Windows 7 on my laptops.

From what I've seen, Windows 8 seems like a useless upgrade. The short time I used it, I felt like I was on the Xbox's home screen and/or my phone.


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 09:26 PM Reply

At 2/16/13 09:25 PM, Little-Kinky wrote: From what I've seen, Windows 8 seems like a useless upgrade. The short time I used it, I felt like I was on the Xbox's home screen and/or my phone.

It's because microsoft is trying to make all their products identical


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 09:29 PM Reply

At 2/16/13 09:21 PM, Tremulos wrote: Hell no I won't be upgrading. Both of my brothers have Windows 8 on their laptops and I've had to help them with all kinds of bullshit that they wouldn't have to deal with if they had Win7. 8 isn't as bad as Vista was, but it's not a step forward either, imo

Explain to me why Vista was bad after SP1.

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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 09:30 PM Reply

At 2/16/13 09:28 PM, shitposter wrote: you know how iOS and mac os x both look exactly the same? neither do i, because apparently apple does things that make sense and microsoft doesn't. still way too expensive though

Everything Apple does makes me vomit because of how disgusting it is


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 09:31 PM Reply

At 2/16/13 09:30 PM, Xenomit wrote:
At 2/16/13 09:28 PM, shitposter wrote: you know how iOS and mac os x both look exactly the same? neither do i, because apparently apple does things that make sense and microsoft doesn't. still way too expensive though
Everything Apple does makes me vomit because of how disgusting it is

Xenomit you are getting very easy to agree with these days.

Apple makes me want to throw up in an egg basket because of their shit over-expensive products.

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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 09:32 PM Reply

i didn't know apple was causing so much bulimia. i will avoid talking positively about them in the future.


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 09:33 PM Reply

At 2/16/13 09:32 PM, ExpletiveDeleted wrote: i didn't know apple was causing so much bulimia. i will avoid talking positively about them in the future.

You'd better....


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 09:36 PM Reply

Here's a decent article about how Windows 8 desktop mode has improved since 7:
http://www.winsupersite.com/article/windows8/windows-8-featu re-focus-windows-desktop-142642


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