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Windows Windows 8 Marmite thread... Because you either love it or hate it

Discussion in 'Software' started by TheStockBroker, 28 Feb 2012.

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Windows 8: what is your opinion?

  1. Love it: I'm already using it or planning to do so.

    59 vote(s)
    41.0%
  2. Hate it: this evil spawn of Satan will never defile the sanctity of my computer.

    37 vote(s)
    25.7%
  3. It's OK with a Start Menu replacement and while bypassing Metro.

    48 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. impar

    impar Minimodder

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    Greetings!
    I really dont understand your post. Why so reactionary?
     
  2. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    I reacted to the link you provided, and to the stupidity of it :). In any other area, 95% of your own plan would be called a success. In investments, a 95% of a random number created by random analyst is a failure.
     
  3. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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    I think people just love to slate MS, tbh. Plenty of stories around along the lines of "MICROSOFT DROPS THE BALL IMMEDIATELY BEFORE VITAL WINDOWS 8 AND TABLET LAUNCH" or similar nonsense.

    They've sold fewer copies of Windows 7 in the run up to the launch of a new OS? Really?! Shocking news.
     
  4. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    That's what happens when you compare an OS that had pre-orders and one that didn't.

    The best are analysts: "Microsoft is doomed, 0 innovation since Windows 95! OEMs are loosing confidence in Microsoft to push PC sales due to lack of innovation."

    with Windows 8: "Microsoft is doomed, Windows 8 is different! OEM's aren't confident in Microsoft, because Windows 8 changed a bit the interface!"
     
  5. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Because you're kind of trolling. You're not even debating anymore; just posting doom 'n gloom links about how much fail Windows 8 is going to be, because you don't like it. Links to articles that e.g. spell doom for Mixrosoft because its $4.7 billion profit fell all of 0.5% short of some pie-in-the-sky predictions.

    Sad, dude.
     
  6. impar

    impar Minimodder

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    Greetings!
    I like W8, I dont like Metro, Start Screen and Charms in a desktop PC, though.
    As for posting articles "that spell doom", the rosier articles about W8 have already been posted.

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    Doom not soom.
     
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  7. rollo

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    Microsoft profits are fine just not apple size not sure what people expect though
     
  8. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    http://www.zdnet.com/windows-8-is-the-new-xp-7000006095/
    A different perspective...
     
  9. impar

    impar Minimodder

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    Greetings!
    I thought W8 was the new Me\Vista and W7 was the new XP. :p

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  10. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    No comment.
     
  11. impar

    impar Minimodder

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    Greetings!
    Yeah. Should have posted it with a smilie.
     
  12. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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    Microsoft is primarily a software company, Apple makes all kind of hardware. They're totally different companies so I've always found it strange that people compare their overall profits, rather than just those of the few divisions that compete directly.
     
  13. Weekly_Estimate

    Weekly_Estimate Gives credit where its due

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    i personally think the overlay is a fantastic feature.
     
  14. pilsner72

    pilsner72 Minimodder

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    Is this correct windows 8 will be £25 to download, if so that is defineteley worth the upgrade.

    Should I buy MOH warfighter vs Win 8, hmmm I think win 8 is a clear winner. Long live the PC.:D
     
  15. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    That is correct. From Oct 26 (official lunch of Win8) to Jan 31st, you can purchase Windows 8 as a download for only 40$ US, or your case, £25. If you really want the box and disk, you can purchase it in stores for 65$ (I don't know how much it will be in the U.K)

    So yes, Windows 8 is really inexpensive (until Jan 31st, then its regular Windows price.. well not really its cheaper than Windows 7)
     
  16. rollo

    rollo Modder

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    As a download only yes so not for everybody, As far as im aware you will need a USB stick to install windows from if you download it ( i personally already do this just alot quicker)
     
  17. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    You can order the disk for an additional fee (15$ U.S/Canadian more I think, but don't quote me on this). Or you can burn the disk.

    Basically what you'll download is a wizard, which will download Windows 8 ISO, and then you ask you if you which method you want your Windows 8 setup: USB flash drive, or DVD.
    If you pick USB flash drive, it will format it, make it bootable, and extract the iso in it. If you pick DVD, it will burn the extracted ISO on the disk, and make it bootable.

    This is how it looks for the Consumer Preview version. It may look different on the official version.
    [​IMG]
     
  18. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    My only hope is that i will be able to put it on both - USB for install, and DVD for backup :worried:.
     
  19. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Nothing stops you re-running the wizard :)
    But if you are talking about ordering the disk, AND get it download. That we have to see.
     
  20. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Nah, ordering a disk would be stupid. Well, we will see tomorow i think.

    Expensive self-gifting month incoming (Windows 8 for ~40e, Iconia W700 for ~900e, Mac Mini for ~600-1000e :D).
     

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