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Standard User shalom2005
(member) Thu 01-Mar-12 08:55:59
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Windows 8 Will Be A Failure Like Vista (Who Agrees?)


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I tried Windows 8 yesterday on my old Shuttle. I had already made a partition so I did not disturb
Windows 7 (which I think is fine).

The install took around 15 minutes (my PC is now around 5 years old).

I must say that after spending around two hours playing with Windows 8 the partition was removed!!

It's really quite dreadful in my opinion and will only succeed for tablets & touchscreens. For traditional PC users it is really a complete mess. It took me a few minutes to work out how to do a search and how to shutdown. Explorer had a few improvements, like pausing copying and Task Manager looked nice, but I'm sure there are, or will be utilities that do the same.

One has to click several times to do the tasks you do in one click on Windows 7. It just looks like Microsoft has redesigned a perfectly good operating system to make a few more bucks, so users can 'upgrade'.

Do I stand alone? Am I being unfair??!

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Edited by shalom2005 (Thu 01-Mar-12 08:57:13)

Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 01-Mar-12 09:00:56
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Re: Windows 8 Will Be A Failure Like Vista (Who Agrees?)


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Is your computer made for Windows8?

Thought not, nuff said
Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 01-Mar-12 09:24:36
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Re: Windows 8 Will Be A Failure Like Vista (Who Agrees?)


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Am I being unfair?
Are you being unfair in judging an OS after using it for just a couple of hours? That's a no-brainer!


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Standard User john2007
(legend) Thu 01-Mar-12 09:39:03
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Re: Windows 8 Will Be A Failure Like Vista (Who Agrees?)


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Fail for me. I tried installing it on my laptop but it rejected my Windows Vista key.
Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 01-Mar-12 10:18:39
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Re: Windows 8 Will Be A Failure Like Vista (Who Agrees?)


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windows 8 will probably be a commercial failure on desktops imo for 2 prime reasons.

a major change in the GUI thats focused on touchscreen use.
the fact its released right after a good version of windows and very soon after, windows seven.
Standard User shalom2005
(member) Thu 01-Mar-12 11:02:02
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In reply to a post by john2007:
Fail for me. I tried installing it on my laptop but it rejected my Windows Vista key.


If you downloaded the ISO you should have used the supplied Key:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso

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Standard User john2007
(legend) Thu 01-Mar-12 11:34:26
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Correct. My mistake.

I have now installed from the iso and am posting this from IE in Windows 8.

The user interface isn't such a culture shock to me as I've being using Gnome 3 under Linux for some time. If you use Windows I think it's worth persevering. It took me a couple of days to get use to Gnome 3. At least Windows 8 has a Desktop icon (I suspect that's what most people miss from Gnome 3).
Standard User john2007
(legend) Thu 01-Mar-12 11:47:31
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One complaint. Why does Windows still insist on overwriting the Master Boot Record. It takes 10 minutes or so to launch Linux in rescue mode to re-intsall grub so that you can choose boot options.
Moderator billford
(moderator) Thu 01-Mar-12 12:29:05
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In reply to a post by john2007:
... so that you can choose boot options.
I think you've answered your own question!

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Standard User john2007
(legend) Thu 01-Mar-12 12:57:52
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It just seems so churlish of Microsoft.
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