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8 Reasons To Hate Windows 8.1
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Foxxe
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2/20/2014 | 12:40:17 PM
Re: SORRY Microfoft but..........
you're right! It won't take an hour. It will take you MONTHS and who has the time to relearn a mere OS system when it SHOULD be USER FRIENDLY!

Win 8 (aka W8) makes UNIX looks like the Taj Mahal of OS's as far as a learning curve goes.
Foxxe
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Foxxe,
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2/20/2014 | 12:36:21 PM
Just say no...to windows 8*
Windows 8 (plus) is a bloody disaster. SOMEHOW MS got the ODD idea that people LIKE smartphones so much that they want that DISABILITY on their computers!

MS, you're a zombie corporation. You've been dead for years and still don't have the intelligence to lay down and die.

You have left the world of USER FRIENDLY, and adopted the ideal of "let's piss off as many people as we can by making it more USELESS, CONFUSING and generally UNWANTED".

Give up and get on the cart (as they'd say in Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail.) For PC computers (at present) the ONLY VALID operating system is and has been for over 15 years, LINUX in it's many flavours and incarnations.

ONLY MERE GAMERS 'like' your OS, (as well as bottom feeding office people that don't know their ass from a hole in the ground!)

I can't wait for the inevitable NEXT screw up (in which the germans are going to LOVE the word play with) aka WINDOWS NEIN!!

 
UberGoober
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2/19/2014 | 4:37:29 PM
Re: 8.1 should burn in hell
That 'Surface' you saw in the Apple store was an iPad.  That's the only reason I can think of for not hating it. (;-)
mfournier498
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mfournier498,
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2/19/2014 | 4:20:41 PM
Windows 8.1 Pains
Windows8-8.1 is frustrating to use, if you're into keyboard shortcuts. Every MS product that comes out, they change the name of the parts you've been familiar with, hide them, or worse, remove them. It's like you have to start over (go to school) learn all over. Servers, PC's, or Software..... doesn't matter. What I've noticed with 8 or 8.1 is that they've split the old Start menu from the Desktop. The "Charms" screen is just that, and the Desktop screen is what you get in Windows7 after booting. Put your mouse here, then way over there, in this corner and over in that corner.... dang, I've got more miles on my mouse and so much more time wasted traveling around the screens and through the doors that it's dizzying!! The old saying, "what Intel giveth, Microsoft taketh away" still holds true. Dump the eye candy and frills.... just make something that is small, powerfull, sleek, and not in your way of getting your business done. What good is a Corvette that you have to climb through the passenger window to get in, then jumper a wire in the back seat before you can start to drive it?? Big giant gas-guzzling motor......... no problemo....
Major_Pita
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Major_Pita,
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2/19/2014 | 7:28:23 AM
Re: Mobile and Desktop Hybrids
Windows 7 (maybe 8 too) can run Android in virtual box or with Blue Stacks. IOS...not so much.
bttlk
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bttlk,
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2/19/2014 | 1:15:04 AM
Re: Mobile and Desktop Hybrids
Does Apple IOS or Android run on a Windows PC?  That should answer your question. 
bttlk
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bttlk,
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2/19/2014 | 1:00:41 AM
Re: Windows 8.1 Metro Apps
If you don't like Metro, don't use it!  Just use the desktop, like Windows 7 or XP.  Your complaints and fighting it are taking more effort and time than just adjusting and learning a few basic steps.
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bttlk,
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2/19/2014 | 12:57:27 AM
Re: SORRY Microfoft but..........
I agree, find someone using Windows 8.1 successfully, and they will have you going like a PRO on 8.1, just like you were on 7 or XP.  It won't even take an hour!
Tim Blane
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Tim Blane,
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2/13/2014 | 8:49:21 PM
Re: Get over it
They also wrote the last verse of "Desparado" which also has relevance to Windows 8

Desperado, why don't you come to your senses,
Come down from your fences- open the gates.
It may be rainin, but there's a rainbow above you.
You'd better let somebody love you,
LET SOMEBODY LOVE YOU. 
You'd better let somebody love you,
before it's too late.

But this doesn't really add to the debate either...

Writer(s): Don Henley, Glenn Lewis Frey
Copyright: Red Cloud Music, Black Cypress Music

 
Longtimeuser
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2/13/2014 | 2:21:52 PM
Re: 8 Reasons to hate Windows 8.1 if you already hate it.
It's called keeping productive. I've used a Microsoft OS since DOS 4. I have no problem with changes and updates when they add something useful. But when it cuts productivity instead of helping I have a big problem. My biggest problem with Windows 8 is that it takes more keystrokes and has fewer shortcut keys to get things done and the logic is not consistent - not consistent with previous versions of Windows and not even consistent within the OS (metro vs desktop - shudder). When I'm on a roll, I don't want to break my typing to reach for the mouse (or to reach toward the screen) - why randomly kill various shortcuts?  So you can just swipe to get the charms - well it's not that easy if you use two screens - Windows 8 has no clue how to handle them. If you open an app, you cannot just drag it to the other screen to get it out of the way.  If you move the cursor to a corner, the screen you are on (it doesn't matter which) may or may not figure out how to give you the charms. 

After 6 months of Windows 8 on my laptop, I am considering whether to upgrade my desktop (I purchased 8 pro when it was $39 and have never opened the package). But after trying out Ubuntu, I may go that route - it's fast, slick, and was remarkably easy to learn. If I do go to Linux, I'll probably run still Windows 7 in a virtual window - there's some software I need for my business that is only available via Windows.
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