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      Anyone getting or already have windows 8?

      I'm planning on downloading it tomorrow, I don't know why people say it's so bad when it has everything windows 7 has and more. Maybe window 8 features could be glitched but little things don't bother me.


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      Waste of money if you're already on Windows 7.

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      Nooooooooooooo nononono no.

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      I've tried it on my company's computer and I actually quite like it. But it has been days since I left the job so I'm back to loving my Windows 7 again.

      Windows 8 is faster than 7, my only concern is the range of "apps" it decided to launch together with it.
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      Windows 8 is nice and I recommend installing it. As Carrot said, there are big speed increases. It's generally more polished, the interface looks nice (in my opinion anyway). And I thought I'd never get used to the Metro start screen but I did after about a week. My recommendation is to try it to see if you like it.
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      I never thought I would get used to it too. But I still did and I loved it once I got the hang of it. I'll probably wait for most programs to be compatible with Windows 8 before I shift to it. Besides my laptop is still functioning properly so I don't see the hurry to get a new one yet.

      I'm considering a Windows 8 mobile now, after I fell in love with the computer version.

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      Now, I can't deny that I was originally quite put off by the idea of moving away from XP. However, having finally gotten settled in to 7 (I never once owned a vista box), I'm definitely not looking forward to having to re-learn the entire layout of all the built-in utilities (when I first started using 7 it took me forever to o anything because I had to re-learn how everything was organized in the control panel). It's neat and all that they're trying to come up with a UI that is uniform across PCs, tablets, and phones, but I really don't like the idea of the PC being subjugated to navigating a touch interface with the mouse pointer.

      Oh, glad I tried to run my Win8 VM tot take a closer look at things though, I just realized that its virtual drive was taking up 30 GB on C:, which until a minute ago was getting strangely large

      I'm reinstalling it to another drive, so I'll take a look when that's done (I forgot what password I used on the other, lol)

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      I tried the consumer preview version of the operating system, and that completely put me of ever getting it voluntarily. The interface is clearly not designed for regular computers.
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      Yeah...Windows 8 is going to blow chunks for gaming purposes.

      And that was the only reason to ever consider using Windows in the first place...

      But now with Steam being actively ported to Linux, I don't see much need to switch back.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Mzzkc View Post
      But now with Steam being actively ported to Linux, I don't see much need to switch back.
      Yeah, but how many of the games themselves run on Linux, and how well will WINE cover the rest?

      I wouldn't mind seeing gaming keep moving into Linux territory. It sure would make it more palatable for current Windows users, at the least.

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      Windows seems to alternate between releasing innovative OS's that have tons of problems and releasing patched-up fixed versions of those previous ones. XP was great, Vista sucked, Windows 7 was great. Now Windows 8 is out and it's different from previous OS's. It might be paranoia but I'll wait at least until any major problems are known to the world.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Dianeva View Post
      Windows seems to alternate between releasing innovative OS's that have tons of problems and releasing patched-up fixed versions of those previous ones. XP was great, Vista sucked, Windows 7 was great. Now Windows 8 is out and it's different from previous OS's. It might be paranoia but I'll wait at least until any major problems are known to the world.
      The only problem with Windows 8 I have encountered so far is you need a microsoft/live account to use the apps and you can't log out of it. Imagine if you're using a public computer. Other than it's made to resemble a touch screen, the interface on the desktop itself still looks pretty much like Windows 7, except for the hidden search bar on the right side. I think they have changed the way the windows are arranged. When we press Win + Left on Windows 7, the current window we're using now occupies half the screen on the left. I've always found that useful when I need to do research. But I got no clue what Win + Left does on Windows 8. The last time I was playing with the screens on Windows 8, it either occupies 1/4 of the screen or 3/4 of the screen, unless you have a very big screen, it's going to make reading tough.

      Well the best thing about Windows 8 is, it's made safe for work. Like I had mentioned earlier, the window can take up to a minimum of 1/4 of the screen, if you just slide it all the way to either ends of the screen, it'll vanish and there wouldn't even be an icon on the taskbar showing a program is opened if you're using an app (or you can just switch to the main screen instantly by pressing the windows button).

      There might be tons of other problems, like there are for every new released thing, but I feel that Windows 8 has its pros too. They have split up searching into category, unlike how we usually search on Windows 7 and all your files, programs are displayed at once. Searching on Windows 8 is split up into apps, files and tools I think. At first I thought it was a hassle till my friend pointed out that it was coded that way to speed things up. I recalled back and indeed searching was done very fast, almost within a split second.
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      I've recently created a 'barebones' XP installation on my pc and will be sticking with it for as long as I can as its so bloody fast compared to a regular XP install

      I need as much CPU & RAM is I can squeeze out of my PC for what I use it for and Vista, 7 & 8 just hog far too much of the systems resources.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Supernova View Post
      Yeah, but how many of the games themselves run on Linux, and how well will WINE cover the rest?

      I wouldn't mind seeing gaming keep moving into Linux territory. It sure would make it more palatable for current Windows users, at the least.
      Linux is definitely a more attractive platform, if Steam is ported to it.

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      Quote Originally Posted by mcwillis View Post
      I need as much CPU & RAM is I can squeeze out of my PC for what I use it for and Vista, 7 & 8 just hog far too much of the systems resources.
      Lol true. I'm sure a considerable amount of this is either stuff I've installed or bloatware I never got rid of, but last time I counted on my main PC (a week or two ago) I had about 100 processes running.

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      the only problem with windows 8 i have encountered so far is you need a microsoft/live account to use the apps and you can't log out of it
      OOOHHHH, FUCK THAT
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      Yeaaaah, I'm not getting Windows 8 then. Windows Live is the biggest pile of shit in the history of piles of shit.

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      I really want to try it. Have to give Linux a go though. I switched to Kubuntu a few weeks ago and I'm loving it.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Keela View Post
      I really want to try it. Have to give Linux a go though. I switched to Kubuntu a few weeks ago and I'm loving it.
      Ubuntu is good if you're unable to access your OS for whatsoever reasons and you need to save your files.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Carrot View Post
      Ubuntu is good if you're unable to access your OS for whatsoever reasons and you need to save your files.
      Or just, you know, general usage....you know...
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      Quote Originally Posted by Carrot View Post
      They have split up searching into category, unlike how we usually search on Windows 7 and all your files, programs are displayed at once. Searching on Windows 8 is split up into apps, files and tools I think.
      I much prefered how that worked in Windows 7. If I want to open control panel, for instance, I could just type "control" and hit enter on windows 7. On windows 8 I will have to change category using the mouse, and this using much more time.

      Quote Originally Posted by Marvo View Post
      Linux is definitely a more attractive platform, if Steam is ported to it.
      I've never been able to get into linux. I find the transition to be very hard. I'm not exactly sure why. And it's not that it's to difficult or such, I've had a headless linux box running for years. It just isn't comfortable as a desktop install.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Carrot View Post
      Ubuntu is good if you're unable to access your OS for whatsoever reasons and you need to save your files.
      I don't understand.

      If you find Windows inaccessible at times, and Linux to be very reliable, why aren't you using Linux more?

      It's pretty liberating once you break off from that dependency and realize your computer is actually yours.

      Quote Originally Posted by khh View Post
      I've never been able to get into linux. I find the transition to be very hard. I'm not exactly sure why. And it's not that it's to difficult or such, I've had a headless linux box running for years. It just isn't comfortable as a desktop install.
      Depends on the flavor.

      Fedora is pretty great for modern desktop purposes, though it takes some setting up out of the box.

      Ubuntu is well supported, easy enough to use, and fairly popular, but I honestly wouldn't recommend it as a primary OS--too wonky at times.

      That said, Debian does have an excellent offering in Mint, which can give you a clean, easily customizeable environment that can fit whatever needs you have, and as a bonus has everything ready to go at install (mp3 support, flash, etc.).
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      Quote Originally Posted by Supernova View Post
      Or just, you know, general usage....you know...
      I'd prefer a OS that supports most programs.

      Quote Originally Posted by Mzzkc View Post
      I don't understand.

      If you find Windows inaccessible at times, and Linux to be very reliable, why aren't you using Linux more?

      It's pretty liberating once you break off from that dependency and realize your computer is actually yours.
      It's not about reliability. There are times when your OS just screws up, so my friend placed unbuntu inside his thumbdrive to act as a portable OS to help other people save their files. Since the computer is still able to boot up, except that we can't access the OS inside it.

      I know nothing about ubuntu, my friend is the IT guy.

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      Windows kernel sucks, a total waste of money. It's like retards made it. Especially after windows xp, the whole thing totally broke up, it was just advance in graphics which just wasted processor traffic and graphics card memory. Linux on the other side is well-made, and as an open source thing, is being improved every day, so it's mostly secure, reliable and flexible. I choose slackware linux with KDE environment, along with a freeBSD partition for hardcore applications. Unfortunately, average users prefer windows because they are easy to use and support half the basic stuff. But windows is a pile of shit to my opinion, full of bugs, glitches and immature programming. The only thing keeping them from releasing their kernel's source code is shame.

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      Quote Originally Posted by tangerine View Post
      Windows kernel sucks, a total waste of money. It's like retards made it. Especially after windows xp, the whole thing totally broke up, it was just advance in graphics which just wasted processor traffic and graphics card memory. Linux on the other side is well-made, and as an open source thing, is being improved every day, so it's mostly secure, reliable and flexible. I choose slackware linux with KDE environment, along with a freeBSD partition for hardcore applications. Unfortunately, average users prefer windows because they are easy to use and support half the basic stuff. But windows is a pile of shit to my opinion, full of bugs, glitches and immature programming. The only thing keeping them from releasing their kernel's source code is shame.
      The Windows kernel is perfectly fine, the problems with windows mostly stem from other areas. And Windows 7 really is a good operating system, consisting of the best from both XP and Vista. It's not as inefficient as you seem to think.

      Now, the linux kernel is a very good kernel, but I seem to recall that it has - or possibly had - some problems with the driver model. Other than that X.Org Server leaves a lot to be desired. It's old and bloated, and while they are working hard on it, it's just not quite there yet. Of course, the biggest problem with desktop linux is the support for it. Most hardware companies don't make linux drivers (or make inferior linux drivers), which causes poorer performance, and software developers also tend to ignore it.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Carrot View Post
      I'd prefer a OS that supports most programs.
      You can run the Windows API under Linux using WINE, allowing you to run Windows software: WineHQ - Run Windows applications on Linux, BSD, Solaris and Mac OS X

      Quote Originally Posted by khh View Post
      Now, the linux kernel is a very good kernel, but I seem to recall that it has - or possibly had - some problems with the driver model. Other than that X.Org Server leaves a lot to be desired. It's old and bloated, and while they are working hard on it, it's just not quite there yet. Of course, the biggest problem with desktop linux is the support for it. Most hardware companies don't make linux drivers (or make inferior linux drivers), which causes poorer performance, and software developers also tend to ignore it.
      https://xkcd.com/963/

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