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8 Reasons To Hate Windows 8.1

Sure, it's an improvement over Windows 8. But for many PC users, Windows 8.1 is a clumsy hybrid that's a pain to navigate.
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anon5438615531
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3/2/2014 | 12:07:34 PM
Everyone is not on Facebook
Everyone is not playing games, nor do they have a smart phone or tablet. MS is killing itself by throwing

Everyone in the same boat.............Win 7 pro  was almost too much but now it was the best they were ever going to do...........All these complaints including this one will fall on deaf ears....Thats the Microsoft Way....A slow crashing plane since the beginning
copyu
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copyu,
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2/23/2014 | 6:47:08 AM
Re: Windows 8.1 Metro Apps
Hi ChrisN432,

You said: "Were you around when they went from the old Windows 3.1 to Windows 95? That was a pretty major change, as I recall, and took a lot of getting used to..."

I came to Japan in 1995 when Windows 95 was 'almost' brand-new. My Japanese wife was amazed that I could 'read' Japanese and maneuver thru the win 95 interface, in a language that was completely foreign to me, the very first time we visited Akihabara together. NB: My last operating system at home, in English, was NOT Windows 95, but the last Win3.x over DOS 6.x. That suggests that the change-over was virtually seamless to me, someone who had been interacting with computers <indirectly> since 1975 and actually programming them by from a keyboard by 1977. (This was in 'the bad old days' when micro-computers and color monitors didn't even exist!) For my first IBM computer in Japan, I used a spare set of DOS6 and Win3 diskettes given to me by an Indian computer engineer living in the same building (God bless him!)

Win8 is 'clunky'. I bought a new computer with Japanese Win8 installed...I need an English-language system for my work and I thought I could just install my Win7, but NO! UEFI is another one of those bugbears that MS is so famous for! [I know it's not MS's fault!] But can you imagine the hassles and the many hours of getting Win8 into English, downloading the 'free' 8.1 upgrade and finding that the whole system has reverted to Japanese? This does NOT happen with Apple products, EVER! (Experience: several iPhones, an iPad, a MacBook Pro for my wife... )

Best wishes!     
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2/20/2014 | 12:49:28 PM
Re: 8 Reasons to hate Windows 8.1 if you already hate it.
I've used MS since DOS 1.1... and it is nothing about productivity, it is just bored and socially USELESS coders looking for more ways to piss off the public, charge EXTREME FEES for GARBAGE and retraining on a level that, from a business point of view, is nothing but a total waste of money and resources that could better be applied to ACTUAL BUSINESS EXPENSES.

They don't make windows for businesses. They make it for mere GAMERS; 10-25 year old children that don't know what computers actually are.

When they dropped the commandline interface for this construct of a Heiroglyphic Nightmare, they lost touch with intelligence and usefulness. Since Windows began, it was a memory pig and in the 'tradition' of windows, W8 is nothing short of that.

It's GARBAGE, they can't even sell the damned thing and the UPGRADE to win8.1? I've known very few that could install it due to that ONE bug they don't bother to fix.

Argue if you want, kid, as you most likely will in your ignorance (dictionary meaning). Just remember, W8 is so bad that MS has reduced the warranty to a mere NINETY DAYS, after that you have to PAY for their LAZY ASSES to help you! (which at last quote was 150 USD - a mere 2 weeks ago)
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.
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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!!

 
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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. (;-)
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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....
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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.
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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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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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