(Closed) Windows 8

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My home computer is an imac, but my work computer runs Windows. We haven’t ugraded yet but I’m dreading it. I’ve seen all the screenshots of Windows 8 and it seems like it was designed for a touchscreen tablet only, and that desktop/laptop compatibility was thrown in as an afterthought.

Post # 4
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1935 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

My guess is that a lot of corporations are not going to upgrade to Windows 8. The new interface functions best with touch screens, such as a tablet or some of the new (read:pricey) monitors out there. I am an Apple fan all the way, but work at an IT consulting firm, so I’m fully engrossed in the geekdom.

My take: great for personal computers or tablets, I highly doubt companies are going to pay for the new software for a system that isn’t geared towards corporations.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I read some reviews on cnet and doubt I’ll be upgrading to windows 8.  It doesn’t seem like a great product for a non-touch screen product like my laptop.

Post # 6
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429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m training on Windows 8 for my job right now and I think it’s safe to say I will never use this system if I can help it. 

It’s clumsy, unnecessarily complicated, and it is definitely geared towards products with touch screens (which I don’t understand, because I figure the primary use for YEARS is going to be normal people with regular computers who upgraded). 

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

If I had a tablet, I’d definitely use it.  But like you all, without a touch screen, I’ll pass.    DH has it on both his laptop and desktop and loves it though.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I haven’t used Windows since the abomination known as Vista came out. I’ve been sitting pretty with my virus-free Linux. Fiance is a computer tech and has worked a few jobs in laptop repairs, one in a big box store and another job at a company that received the laptops from stores that ship them out. From working there he learned that if your Mac breaks it’s going to cost double the amount if you need parts replaced (because only apple products can go into macs, whereas a lot of hp/acer/toshiba/etc are interchangeable). Their store wouldn’t even touch Macs, they just shipped them out which usually took a minimum of 2 weeks. 

From experience, Windows has always been a pain in the butt to install, not to mention expensive if you buy the retail cds. My operating system is 100% FREE. Fiance always installs the versions of WIndows as virtual machines on his laptop, that way he can help his friends if they run into any problems. Based on the reviews, he’s going to be getting a lot of calls and complaints LOL. 

Post # 9
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81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Darling Husband has been using the beta version for months on his touch screen laptop. he loves it so much he even preordered the windows8 phone. It is 100% made for touch screens, so if you dont have a touch screen you’ll probably hate it. but if you get a windows tablet or just a touch screen laptop/computer I encourage you to try it out.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have to use one of these Windows machines for work and I can’t imagine another upgrade. I’ll toss the damn thing out of the window. My adobe acrobat still doesn’t open after the last upgrade. It’s a nightmare. My favorite though was that virus I picked up that wiped out all my work emails at my last company. Apple all the way.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MissSangria:  IT SUCKS DONKEY BUTT. I particularly like the weird side dash with the icons that are apparently called ‘Charms’. 

You said you have a Vaio?

When you installed Windows 8, did you wipe your drive, or just install? You may have a recovery partition that would allow you to reinstall 7…

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