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notMateo
08-29-2014, 12:02 PM
I love Windows 8. I thought it was a step in the right direction, that the world just wasn't exactly... ready for, I guess? But yeah, the vocal majority of other Windows users hated it. For whatever reason. Microsoft's solution was to basically give 8 the "Vista Treatment". So in other words, they're going to bury Windows 8 and act like it didn't happen.

I usually try to keep my posts like this (informing the public) un-opinionated, but this really... pisses me off to be frank- Windows 8 is just better, more stable Windows 7. Microsoft apparently just lacks the pride/effort to keep Windows 8 a thing.

Anyways, opinions on this?

Since my post is so opinonated, here's a few links you can use to read up on the update:
http://www.techradar.com/us/news/software/operating-systems/windows-9-release-date-news-and-rumours-1029245
http://www.itpro.co.uk/desktop-software/21498/windows-9-10-features-we-want-to-see

Gamedog
08-29-2014, 12:30 PM
I've got Windows 7 on my laptop and I'm sticking to it. I have a laptop, not a tablet. Microsoft seems to forget that laptops still exist.

piñardilla
08-29-2014, 12:49 PM
All they'd really need to do is officially support Classic Shell or make their own and that'd solve like 90% of the complaints about Windows 8.

Dreaming
08-29-2014, 01:15 PM
Gotta give them credit where it's due, Windows 8 is pretty damn fast and slick

Moogle
08-29-2014, 01:32 PM
I've got Windows 7 on my laptop and I'm sticking to it. I have a laptop, not a tablet. Microsoft seems to forget that laptops still exist.

^Basically this. I'm quite content with 7 as I was with XP before.

notMateo
08-29-2014, 01:45 PM
All they'd really need to do is officially support Classic Shell or make their own and that'd solve like 90% of the complaints about Windows 8.

Yeah, definitely. I prefer new shell, but that's pretty much the solution.

Vae
08-29-2014, 01:49 PM
Windows 9 will build on the touchscreen nature of Windows 8
Ick.

If they're sticking with the apps and "this is obviously meant for a tablet, but we're too lazy to make different OSes for different hardware" model, then I'm sticking with 7.
I don't want a bunch of useless app bullshit on my screen, unless I decided to put it there, myself, via Rainmeter. And, even then, I keep that minimal as hell.

EDIT: I saw how they're confining the apps to the Start Menu kind of? But I'm still not fond of it.
I like the more minimal interface of 7.
I seriously would have no use for like all of these things, since I just browse sites for my weather / mail / whatever the shit.

Nightpaws
09-03-2014, 08:41 PM
I'm essentially done with Windows. I'm sticking with Windows 7 Pro on my desktop for compatibility with the things I like to use, but in the next 5 to 10 years I can see everyone moving to OS X and linux solutions as they just work better.

Now that Steam is putting down some roots there's going to be a gaming industry knocking at it's doors too and with a wallet pleasing cost of £0.00 vs Windows, it's getting harder to say no to it.

Dire Newt
09-10-2014, 07:23 PM
Windows 8 is a great OS if you love watchdog violations and Satan.

Iscin
09-18-2014, 01:07 AM
The problem with Windows 8 wasn't the tech, but the design and lack of awareness on M$'s part; nothing new with them however.

Honestly I just wish they'd keep producing turds like Vista so everyone would slowly transition to either Linux/GNU or Mac (Hackintosh anyone?). At any rate though this just confirms the Star Trek films = Windows releases parallel.

Zalcoti
09-25-2014, 10:00 PM
I'll stick with Windows 7 then possibly switch over to Linux in the future. The app crap doesn't appeal to me at all. I like my desktop clean! It's a work desktop, not a tablet...

NovaCaine
09-26-2014, 01:07 AM
I gotta say Windows 8 drove me nuts haha glad it's going to be over soon.

I personally really enjoy windows 7 and am currently still using it lol

ShadWolf
09-30-2014, 12:43 AM
I've given up on Windows, 8 just ruined it, from now on I'll just be sticking with Windows 7, Mac OS X and Linux.

Microsoft have lost what it means to create a decent modern desktop without gimmicks. Why do I need to have a touchscreen menu when I don't have a touchscreen? It's good for tablets, but just not for PC.

piñardilla
09-30-2014, 03:56 AM
I've given up on Windows, 8 just ruined it, from now on I'll just be sticking with Windows 7, Mac OS X and Linux.

Microsoft have lost what it means to create a decent modern desktop without gimmicks. Why do I need to have a touchscreen menu when I don't have a touchscreen? It's good for tablets, but just not for PC.

Keep in mind, people said the same thing about Vista.

MS almost seems to follow an Intel-like "tick-tock" cycle of major OS releases, where first they put out a radical redesign with a whole bunch of new features, and in the next one they polish it up and try to get everyone to not hate it.

ShadWolf
09-30-2014, 12:12 PM
I'm pretty solid on what I'd prefer, and it's definitely not using Windows OS thats build for touchscreens or tablets. xD
I expect to see a modern desktop very much like Windows 7 is, but without the chunky huge taskbars they have built-in by default. I'm more minimalistic type of person so I have enough desktop space to do what I need to do without something at the bottom of the screen taking up that much extra space. :x

I like the modern desktop looks of the likes of Mac OSX and Linux, a small menu bar, and a dock with apps on it. Take a look example of the like of Ubuntu, that's the kind of modern desktop I'd most likely prefer, it's not too big or taking up too much space than it needs to. You have a menu bar at the top, and a dock menu at the side for list of applications.

The biggest thing I hate about Windows OS most is the fact they have this compulsory Windows Genuine Validation (WGA) crap, fuck that shit… I hate it so much… there's no need for it. Apple doesn't do it, nor does Linux, so why should Microsoft? Ever since they brought that crap in since Windows XP days it's done nothing but griefing because the licences that are issued out aren't what they're advertised and sold as, if you buy directly from Microsoft for a life-time key, it turns out it's only a 30-day trial when they falsely advertised it as life-time, plus overpriced OS Download… $199? no fucking way… Apple only charges $20-29 for their OS Download, but anyway… that was the last time I ever bothered with their WGA crap, ever since then I scrapped Windows for Mac OSX and Linux and things been much better there on I was able to get what I need done on Mac and Linux.

DrunkCat
10-01-2014, 08:59 AM
What's Windows 9? Did you mean Windows 10 (http://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-jumps-to-windows-10/)? Also I've had Windows 8 since release and it only bothered me the first two minutes before I realized I could hit the windows key and get to the desktop and completely avoid any "metro" apps. Also that I could use the tile screen as a giant quick launch screen. That part is great, keeps the desktop even tidier.

Tipsy
10-01-2014, 09:44 AM
I wasn't excited at all for 8, but 10 looks promising to me, especially now that Microsoft is considering making OS upgrades free. They stand to lose a small portion of revenue, but I think they'll gain some brownie points with the userbase. I've been adamant about not upgrading to 8, however, Microsoft will officially drop mainstream support for Windows 7 starting January 13, 2015. You will still receive free security updates through 2020, so I hope it won't take too long for them to put out 10. There's more information about the OS lifecycles here (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/lifecycle). :)