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Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 31-Oct-12 07:20:13
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Re: Win7 or Win8


[re: Chrysalis] [link to this post]
 
If you have only used 8 in a VM then I can understand many of your problems. For some reason it just doesn't play well with VMs. Never has; I couldn't even get the early Betas to install on VirtualBox.

I never use Windows in VMs. Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD work just fine, but Windows is always a disappointing experience in a VM.
Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 31-Oct-12 07:21:16
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Re: Win7 or Win8


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Sometimes is, sometimes isn't. It takes a while to find out.
Standard User Malwaremike
(member) Wed 31-Oct-12 16:47:08
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Re: Win7 or Win8


[re: MHC] [link to this post]
 
Glad to see MHC has a choice of system. I've just checked with PC World for new desktops and I can have W8 or W8. No sale, then.

There's loads of guff about the great touchscreen experience but (1) we're touchtyped for 40+ years and (2) most of our activity involves typing. Touch keyboards drive us scatty, and touchscreens are not for us. frown

Our old machines on XP are still running perfectly with relatives. Why can't MS (and FF, and TB ...) leave well alone?


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Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 31-Oct-12 16:57:15
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Re: Win7 or Win8


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If your old machines are still running perfectly well, why did you get rid of them?
Standard User Malwaremike
(member) Wed 31-Oct-12 17:09:01
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Re: Win7 or Win8


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I wanted something faster (Flight Sim addict) and XP had been replaced by W7. And when I get something new, my better half gets one too. Otherwise I don't get any dinner frown
Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 31-Oct-12 17:16:23
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Re: Win7 or Win8


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Now you know why Microsoft don't leave well enough alone. If they did you would still be using FS200, or even earlier versions, rather than the gorgeous FS X.

It's called progress.
Standard User Malwaremike
(member) Wed 31-Oct-12 17:32:59
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Re: Win7 or Win8


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Fair enough, I progressed to a faster machine and the OS that came with it. I take your point re FSX, 26 yrs of the real thing, now fly the sim!

Eventually W9 may be better for desktops, but I can't see much progress in W8's smeary fingermarked screen especially as we use Pshop quite often.
Standard User MHC
(legend) Wed 31-Oct-12 18:14:51
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Re: Win7 or Win8 part 2


[re: MHC] [link to this post]
 
So, looks like Win7 ... maybe with a cheap Win8 upgrade.

Should I go for 32 bit or 64 ? The primary apps it will be used with are the MS Office packages, plus VISIO along with Photoshop Elements and SilkyPix


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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 31-Oct-12 20:34:42
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Re: Win7 or Win8


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In reply to a post by AEP:
Most browsers nowadays supports some sort of Top Sites grid of frequently visited sites. This is what I use most, followed by favourites, and then direct typing of (part of) the URL.


I either type the whole URL in, or type in enough so that the browser can find the site from my bookmarks or i just look though my bookmarks.

since i don't allow the browser to save any history, I can't look though the history.

that is the way I do it.

Adrian

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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 31-Oct-12 21:37:51
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Re: Win7 or Win8 part 2


[re: MHC] [link to this post]
 
Get Windows 8, don't mess about.

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