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Windows 8, too soon?

Postby heuji on Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:47 pm

with the beta testing about to start, what do you reckon, too soon? Tech site beta release info.
me, i'm personally bored of continually having to buy new versions of something that really just runs irrelevently in the background, not to mentions the 'hiccups' that occur using new versions. M.E. & Vista we're two massive failures, for different reasons. it's beginning to feel like Microsoft has started using a 'subscription' type method by releasing new platforms so frequently.
lets face it, how much of a difference, apart from a glossy new look, does a new operating system provide for your average user who just browses the web, sends emails, or, even just plays some games. by 2014 support for XP is to be dropped by Microsoft, a long time for some maybe. but if it still does all you need from an O.S., why bother upgrading to a more 'bloated' version? advanced networking (who at home needs better than you already have?), slight driver performance tweaks (emphasis on slight), OMFG! m.s. paint has realistic brushes!!1! etc. will you truely see benefit from?
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Re: Windows 8, too soon?

Postby Fooshi on Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:00 am

It looks interesting. Though, I don't really see the need for a new OS right now. Anywhere, for that matter. Win 7 is the best OS I've ever tried and I will probably stick with it until it gets retired.
However, this article kind of made me reconsider myself.
It mostly looks like a bunch of gimmicky additions so far, with a tiny GUI change here and there. I mean, honestly, why would you add an "App store" to Windows? For gadgets, fair enough, but that's about the only thing I can come up with.

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Not sure if I can trust this image though. Since it's still in beta, a lot of features can still be missing, thus lessening the amount of processes and memory used.
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Re: Windows 8, too soon?

Postby Security on Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:33 am

heuji wrote:it's beginning to feel like Microsoft has started using a 'subscription' type method by releasing new platforms so frequently.

Actually a 2 year release cycle is normal, XP was an exception to the rule and people straight away have gotten used to that.


As for the GUI changes in Win 8... I hate ribbon (85% of MS there own employees never actually used it in Explorer during internal testing), I do not want Metro on my desktop, I have no interest in an app store, you have to mouse over the bottom left to get the Start button to appear and they introduced something called the Charm bar which where Metro is launched from. The worst of all, most of these things can't be (fully) turned off and thus is forced upon the user...

Like many before me said, I expect this one to crash and burn like Vista and MS might get serious again with Windows 9.
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Re: Windows 8, too soon?

Postby Shuriken on Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:01 pm

so far so not getting windows 8. It's horrible :(

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Re: Windows 8, too soon?

Postby m0lineux on Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:38 pm

I don't think we should write windows 8 off so soon lots of people said they wouldn't switch from xp but windows 7 has been by far the best operating system. Microsoft has some good ideas for windows 8 just going to be difficult getting users on board.
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Re: Windows 8, too soon?

Postby Ragonz on Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:41 pm

ive been using windows 8 for the best part of the last 6 months and i can honestly say that when i first got it, i hated it. However now im used to the new "start menu" which is actually a long list of picture blocks representing apps, im used to it. Besides that there are quite a few tweaks to performace ive noticed that really do help. If they were to make it so that you could choose between having the 2 windows 8 metro style and the windows 7 classic style with start menu etc, i think everyone would be moving to windows 8
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Re: Windows 8, too soon?

Postby Flawless on Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:27 pm

Security wrote:Actually a 2 year release cycle is normal, XP was an exception to the rule and people straight away have gotten used to that.

XP should never of been current for that long, it makes me sad that it was.
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Re: Windows 8, too soon?

Postby Little_Devil on Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:06 am

Think I will wait for Win 9, given MS issues in the past. The first one they screw up on, then release the next version, which is just a fixed version of the previous release.
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Re: Windows 8, too soon?

Postby Ger-h on Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:38 am

(windows 98 perfect) windows me fail windows 2000 fail than windows xp worked perfect than vista fail than windows 7 perfect. it's all about the money with Microsoft since 2000.
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Re: Windows 8, too soon?

Postby Flawless on Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:29 pm

Ger-h wrote:it's all about the money with Microsoft since 2000.

Its always been about the money, don't kid yourself into thinking Microsoft ever really cared.
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Re: Windows 8, too soon?

Postby Ger-h on Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:24 pm

lol Flawless
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Re: Windows 8, too soon?

Postby cerb on Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:51 pm

Flawless wrote:
Ger-h wrote:it's all about the money with Microsoft since 2000.

Its always been about the money, don't kid yourself into thinking Microsoft ever really cared.

tbh, its all about the money with 95% of the companies, in the world. thats what theyre for. making money. in some rare cases, some actually care about the customer- but thats just another way to make more money.
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Re: Windows 8, too soon?

Postby Little_Devil on Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:23 pm

Flawless wrote:
Ger-h wrote:it's all about the money with Microsoft since 2000.

Its always been about the money, don't kid yourself into thinking Microsoft ever really cared.


I agree and as cerb says some companies do actually care, making it part of their business policy to give good customer service, on the other hand Bill Gates has never cared since day 1, and MS carries on that tradition :P
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Re: Windows 8, too soon?

Postby Security on Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:17 am

Tbh. MS's customer service has positively surprised me on multiple occasions, for example when you activate a computer key through there phone service and you get disconnected before you finish the procedure someone from MS will call you back within 5 minutes to ask what went wrong and if they can help you. :)
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