Windows 8

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Preditan, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Preditan

    Preditan Follow me @Smashvillian_ and @Titanvillian Staff

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    I've been thinking about upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8, but I am not really sure if I like the way it looks without the start menu. It seems like it was meant for tablets more than computers. However, it is on sale for $39 right now (I think this runs through January 2013). The reviews I have read so far have been fairly positive, with people saying it will take some time to get used too. So...that leads me to this question:

    Does anyone have Windows 8? If so, is it worth upgrading over Windows 7?
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  2. Tennessy XO

    Tennessy XO Twit @TennessyXO

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    I'm about to get a Surface tablet, can't wait
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  3. Titaneers

    Titaneers Ultimate Player

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    one of my friends is a computer science professor at a college.. here's what he said when i asked him about it
    "not worse than 7.. boots faster and snappier than 7 was... UI takes some getting used to but nothing he cant adjust to (being a CS prof).. some changes annoying... focus on apps, normal users its good, power users not so much... next few years, normal users will be doing all computing on tablets and smart phones... power users, will need standard pc capabilities... this is how command prompt only users felt when the first GUIs came out, unfortunately progress is painful sometimes.."
    basically what he said in 6 tweets...
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  4. JCBRAVE

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    Im in no rush to upgrade, too many bugs.
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  5. Gunny

    Gunny Lord and Master Tip Jar Donor

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    My dad has windows 8, definitely takes some getting used to. But he likes it.
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  6. 2ToneBlue

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    I'm using Win8 right now, I did the upgrade for $14.99. I have been using the Enterprise Evaluation for a little bit now and I like it myself. I've not had any problems, but it does get some getting used to.

    Titaneers post was pretty close to what I've been saying about Windows 8 as well. Seems a little faster, feels a lot different, but if you're open to learning the new setup, it does work rather well. Optimized for touch, but can work with keyboard and mouse. Touchscreen monitors are under $300 for a 21" (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-NA-_-NA), and they'll continue to drop as they become used more and more.

    I would suggest trying the Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation first, it's 90 day free.
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/jj554510.aspx
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