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What's Your Impression Of Windows 8?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by twilightofidols, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. twilightofidols

    twilightofidols Power Member

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    Like it? Love it? Hate it?

    I just recently picked up a new laptop and my feelings are somewhat mixed. Performance-wise I think it tops Win 7 it's a lot snappier, but I think the UI is often counter intuitive. Many prompts that would work sufficiently opened in a small window now consume an entire screen and I think can affect productivity.

    I ended up restoring the start menu using Classic Shell after the Metro interface just didn't sit well with me. I want a Windows desktop, not a tablet computer. I'd get an iPad if I wanted that.
     
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    I'm with you - windows desktop not a tablet -- but I suppose you can't knock them for trying.
     
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    I dont like the interface quite annoying win 7 still better
     
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    I feel like windows 8 was designed for the consumer/media user not designed for the media creators/developers. I actually just purchased a new laptop the other day and went to officemax just to get one running on windows 7 because every laptop at bestbuy was on windows 8.
     
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    i have a touch screen on my laptop and i absolutely love it.
     
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    Relax bro, you'll like it. I really like Windows 8, it feels brand new, just get used to metro.
     
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    twilightofidols Power Member

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    I could see myself possibly enjoying the Metro UI with a touch screen laptop, but my laptop is not a touch screen and I use it as a desktop replacement most of the time.
     
  8. twilightofidols

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    I've given it 3 weeks, still not crazy about it went back to the classic start menu.
     
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    I think the new interface works well when use with touchscreen devices like a tablet or anything iPad-like in nature.

    I'm not installing it yet as for sure...there will be a lot of incompatibilities with what I have installed in my PC, right now.
     
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    I like it in some aspects more then windows 7,but the app shit is stupid.
     
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    I do not have a touchscreen and I love the new UI. I can find programs to much faster now. But all the other features like splitting your screen for a video is useless for me.
    Also, I love the performance!

    -Karibo-
     
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    I have yet to use it, but I am willing to try it out as one thing intrigues me. The mobile pad look might actually be nice to use for Sikuli templates, as in 7 I had to do a lot of custom icons for visual automation (so as not to have icons confused). Simple is better, but dumbed down can be frustrating (why I like deb but not a big Ubuntu fan). Think I'll check it out in VB before I buy though (I still love XP in some of my boxes). (I even use 5.1 with a modem tether in one of my posting boxes to avoid profile bans, never had it miss a posting yet ;))
     
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    give us back windows xp sp3
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    I used Stardock and it now feels like an improved Windows 7. They had a winner if they didn't treat desktop users like second class citizens. Stupid and tone deaf is the only way to describe that development team.
     
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    Love it. Don't miss start menu. Windows 7 went down the toilet right away.
     
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    iulianh Regular Member

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    I actually love the new metro and the windows ui but I had big problems with software, mostly compiling software and other stuff and I had to get back to Win 7 :)
     
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    Too much crap to get through to get into the "guts" of your OS AND YOUR COMPUTER..... 12 steps just to change the bios from the default boot from hard drive to boot from disc..... I had it for 30 mins, then straight to reformat with Windows 7.... maybe in a couple of years when new software is fully optimized for Win 8, I'll give it another whirl.... for now. No thanks :)
     
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    They tried to do something different, gotta appreciate that... Kinda... With that being said the end result: meh... They tried to reinvent a wheel -like a lot of their OS peers before- that didn't really have any need for that imo hence your fisher price gui... YMMV...
     
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    It comes across as a bizarre compromise that ends up not doing anything right instead. Also it feels like another hugely bloated codebase from Microsoft (big surprise), I'm curious to see how Server 2012 sales go for them.
     
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    I like the speed of Win 8 but the UI is poorly laid out. Compatibility is not there yet with several programs so I had it installed on 2 pcs then was forced to uninstall it and go back to win 7.