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    windows 8 - dislike or like

    who else dislikes windows 8 -

    if so or not, reasons

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    MS are already pushing us to it by dropping DX development for W7.
    Microsoft forces fragmentation by making newest DirectX graphics software exclusive to Windows 8 | The Verge
    Like it or not, if yo choose windows you choose win8.

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    I dislike the schizophrenic mode changes. Consistency is paramount when it comes to user interface design, and consistency is out of the window with 8 (some pun intended).

    I dislike the necessity of hovering over parts of the screen just in case doing so may reveal hidden things. I find this illogical as there are no visual clues to this action.
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    Windows 7 has Direct X 11 and Windows 8 has Direct X 11.1 - as to what the differences are, who knows.

    Realistically it'll take years for game developers to require the newer Direct X version.

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    Win 8 DISLIKE - Why? Because it's absolutely horrible.

    I dont like - the design
    I dont like - the way it sounds
    I dont like - the way its different when there is no need for it to be different
    I dont like - that I cannot find anything
    I dont like - the thought of spending many many man hours showing users 'where things are' when In Windows 7 things where easy to find.
    I dont like - Metro or anything that slightly resembles it......
    I absolutely hate - that stupid welcome screen!
    I absolutely hate - that when you download a program it seems to be awkward to find if you reboot and don't go straight to 'the desktop'.

    Conclusion..... Nasty! - Be Aware - Keep Away!

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    DISLIKE

    Not designed for desktop use at all.

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    I love it. Started using on a laptop at home first, now using it on my pc at work and I absolutely love it. Yes it takes some getting used to, yes there are a few more mouse clicks to get to things but once you get used to it I've found it to be extremely quick and easy to use. The only issue I have at the moment is some apps don't work behind our proxy. THings like Kerrang Radio and news apps. Mail, Calendar and stuff like that all works fine.

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    i LIKE .. the logon screen
    i DISLIKE ... Everything else

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    DISLIKE

    Not designed for desktop use at all.
    Not much use on a touch screen either. Works great as a mobile OS though

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    I also like it. I've been tending to use keyboard shortcuts rather than the hidden corner option things. The only metro app I really use is the mail app.

    I also got rid of most of the default start screen apps and replaced them with things I use most. Anything not on the start screen I search for with the windows key and start typing.

    Plus the speed at which it starts up and shuts down is great.

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    Like....

    Perfectly usable on desktop. Got it on gaming pc, laptop, work desktop and work test tablet.

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    Dislike. The lack of thought on enterprise application is amazing. On a home laptop or tablet with a touchscreen it's okay, though the forced UI is grating. They really should have included a complete desktop PC mode.

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    Cant tell if i dislike since i haven't try windows 8, but ill stick to 7 till this year then gonna but windows 8.



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    With a third party app to bypass metro/modern ui and give me the start menu back i'm plenty happy with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bladedanny View Post

    Plus the speed at which it starts up and shuts down is great.
    I agree. I turn my pc on then start to take my coat off, flick the kettle on etc.. now it's at log in screen before I've got my coat off.. brilliant.

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