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  • #31
    At first I was skeptical about this too. I'm a systems engineer at a government contractor, just for my background.



    I said to hell with it a month or two ago and installed windows 8 and office 2013 on my work machine. At first it was a little wierd, but once you learn how to get around again I find navigation to be superior. I'm impressed with 2 things. Microsoft is finally in a position that it needs to innovate again and having a full featured OS on a tablet is much better than something like iOS where you get a handicapped version with tightly controlled 3rd party software.



    Apple is now stuck in a position that Microsoft was where it is hard to innovate because they are worried about alienating their client base.
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      Quote Originally Posted by bdubbs
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      At first I was skeptical about this too. I'm a systems engineer at a government contractor, just for my background.



      Microsoft is finally in a position that it needs to innovate again and having a full featured OS on a tablet is much better than something like iOS where you get a handicapped version with tightly controlled 3rd party software.




      And what do you think where things will be going with Windows?



      Windows 8 is like 2 OSes stuck together, which do not even communicate together very well. Seems like nobody at MS knows the difference between an app and a program



      Metro is just terrible, even on a tablet. It is archaic and just pretends to be Apple OS
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      • #33






        Quote Originally Posted by bdubbs
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        At first I was skeptical about this too. I'm a systems engineer at a government contractor, just for my background.



        Microsoft is finally in a position that it needs to innovate again and having a full featured OS on a tablet is much better than something like iOS where you get a handicapped version with tightly controlled 3rd party software.




        And what do you think where things will be going with Windows?



        Windows 8 is like 2 OSes stuck together, which do not even communicate together very well. Seems like nobody at MS knows the difference between an app and a program



        Metro is just terrible, even on a tablet. It is archaic and just pretends to be Apple OS
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        • #34
          ms is ****************. they stopped being innovative in the 90s. now they just re-hash everything and charge licensing fees. they release of "good enough" products with giant patches eminent is laughable. i am not an apple fanboi; just stating the obvious.
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          • #35
            ms is ****************. they stopped being innovative in the 90s. now they just re-hash everything and charge licensing fees. they release of "good enough" products with giant patches eminent is laughable. i am not an apple fanboi; just stating the obvious.
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            • #36
              I just got Win 8 on a non-touch laptop. I hated it at first but am getting used to it and it is fast and stable.



              Having said that I just downloaded "Classic shell" which makes it work just like Win 7 - it adds back the start menu and everything else.

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              • #37
                I just got Win 8 on a non-touch laptop. I hated it at first but am getting used to it and it is fast and stable.



                Having said that I just downloaded "Classic shell" which makes it work just like Win 7 - it adds back the start menu and everything else.

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                • #38
                  Been using Windows 8 since it got released for volume licensing. Didn't like it at first but it's grown on me. Once you uninstall the Metro apps it's actually very usable. I won't really like the full screen start menu but it's not horrible. Win8 actually seems to be quite a bit faster than 7.



                  That said, I can't wait to see the backlash that comes when I start giving users Windows 8 machines.
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                  • #39
                    Been using Windows 8 since it got released for volume licensing. Didn't like it at first but it's grown on me. Once you uninstall the Metro apps it's actually very usable. I won't really like the full screen start menu but it's not horrible. Win8 actually seems to be quite a bit faster than 7.



                    That said, I can't wait to see the backlash that comes when I start giving users Windows 8 machines.
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                    • #40
                      Whether you enjoy Windows 8 or not it was something Microsoft had to do unfortunately, IMO, it's too little too late. Apple has nailed the sharing and communicating across all the devices quite well. Also, Microsoft phones are a laughing stock. Whether you enjoy Apple or not you have to give them credit where credit is due.



                      If you want a system that reminds you of Windows and has great features, go Linux (of course most recording devices won't work, doh ) but it's a nice operating system choice.



                      At the end of the day maybe Google should buy Microsoft and then integrate with Android. That'd be a better bet than Microsoft trying to incorporate all of their trash in to one bin.
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                      • #41
                        Whether you enjoy Windows 8 or not it was something Microsoft had to do unfortunately, IMO, it's too little too late. Apple has nailed the sharing and communicating across all the devices quite well. Also, Microsoft phones are a laughing stock. Whether you enjoy Apple or not you have to give them credit where credit is due.



                        If you want a system that reminds you of Windows and has great features, go Linux (of course most recording devices won't work, doh ) but it's a nice operating system choice.



                        At the end of the day maybe Google should buy Microsoft and then integrate with Android. That'd be a better bet than Microsoft trying to incorporate all of their trash in to one bin.
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                        • #42






                          Quote Originally Posted by lank81
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                          If you want a system that reminds you of Windows and has great features, go Linux (of course most recording devices won't work, doh ) but it's a nice operating system choice.




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                          • #43






                            Quote Originally Posted by lank81
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                            If you want a system that reminds you of Windows and has great features, go Linux (of course most recording devices won't work, doh ) but it's a nice operating system choice.




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                            • #44






                              Quote Originally Posted by "sasquatch"
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                              apple is ****************. they stopped being innovative in the 90s. now they just re-hash everything and charge licensing fees. they release of "good enough" products with giant patches eminent is laughable. i am not an MS fanboi; just stating the obvious.




                              had to change some things around, now your post is completely correct.
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                              <div class="message">I saw 2 guys do it, and all they did was laugh really hard and say What The **************** a few times. No deaths or near-deaths occured.</div>

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                              • #45






                                Quote Originally Posted by "sasquatch"
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                                apple is ****************. they stopped being innovative in the 90s. now they just re-hash everything and charge licensing fees. they release of "good enough" products with giant patches eminent is laughable. i am not an MS fanboi; just stating the obvious.




                                had to change some things around, now your post is completely correct.
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                                <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>duncan</strong>
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                                <div class="message">I wonder what a persons life must be like if they're so easily affected by my posting on an Internet forum.</div>

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                                <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>Rear Naked</strong>
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                                <div class="message">I saw 2 guys do it, and all they did was laugh really hard and say What The **************** a few times. No deaths or near-deaths occured.</div>

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