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Verdigris - 30 Sep 2014 22:26:01 (#1 of 2690)

I, for one, welcome our decimally monikered operating system. (as long as the upgrade is free)

I'm not looking forward to the years of moaning from the inflexibly minded twats who can't accommodate a slightly different way of working within a few days of usage.

inandout - 30 Sep 2014 22:27:45 (#2 of 2690)

I saw someone actually using 8 for the first time today...

Pentecost - 30 Sep 2014 22:30:08 (#3 of 2690)

Windows 1.0. Glad to see it back

CaptainBlack - 30 Sep 2014 22:31:18 (#4 of 2690)

I recently had to fix my friend's daughter's W8 laptop. I couldn't believe how shit it was. After two days of struggling with downloads, I finally got it updated to 8.1 - which didn't seem to hate me, at least.

Verdigris - 30 Sep 2014 22:34:07 (#5 of 2690)

I couldn't believe how shit it was.



What's shit about an OS that boots up and shuts down in about 10 seconds and remains that fast permanently?

peacalmer - 30 Sep 2014 22:35:35 (#6 of 2690)

Windows 8 was SAFC. 8.1 was OK. 8.1 Update 1 is passable.

CaptainBlack - 30 Sep 2014 22:43:22 (#7 of 2690)

What's shit about an OS that boots up and shuts down in about 10 seconds and remains that fast permanently?

But updates that would have taken half an hour on W7 required me to leave the bloody thing on a all night with W8. Maybe it was super-whizzy once you got past those bloody tiles, but on first impressions, it was a right fucking ballache.

Verdigris - 30 Sep 2014 22:48:38 (#8 of 2690)

Maybe it was super-whizzy once you got past those bloody tiles, but on first impressions, it was a right fucking ballache.



My machines fire up straight to the desktop. I click on the Windows icon if I want the tiles.

Pentecost - 30 Sep 2014 23:10:01 (#9 of 2690)

W8 was a wrong direction like what Vista was.

There was never anything wrong with XP and I still have an old machine running it.

CaptainBlack - 30 Sep 2014 23:13:26 (#10 of 2690)

Yeah, but 32-bit ... life moves on.

Verdigris - 30 Sep 2014 23:16:31 (#11 of 2690)

There was never anything wrong with XP



There was; moss gathering, so that boot up/shut down got more and more protracted. W8 never slows down, it is fucking brilliant in comparison.

I don't bother with the "start menu", now they've revived it in 8.1 and I shall miss the "charms" when they are removed in 10.

Adapt and survive.

upgoerfive - 30 Sep 2014 23:25:57 (#12 of 2690)

There was a 64-bit version of XP. I had it on a development machine for a while. It was about as stable as Keith Moon in a brewery.

xDiggy - 30 Sep 2014 23:31:26 (#13 of 2690)

People are still using Windows then?

misosoup100 - 30 Sep 2014 23:38:27 (#14 of 2690)

Last week I read there is a new Blackberry model.

Today I found out that Xavi still plays for Barcelona.

Now I find out they're still making Windows versions.

Strange world.

Anthony16 - 01 Oct 2014 06:00:08 (#15 of 2690)

Adapt and survive.

But why is it obligatory?

Bonusy - 01 Oct 2014 07:02:41 (#16 of 2690)

and I shall miss the "charms" when they are removed in 10.

They are woeful if you use a mouse. W8 would be a crap desktop UI without 3rd-party fixes. The underlying OS is fine though. I have it on two devices and felt no compelling reason to persist with the Modern UI, even on HTPC where I'd thought it might work well.

pohove - 01 Oct 2014 08:04:20 (#17 of 2690)

Adapt and survive.

I know lots of people who've done just this. They've bought Chromebooks, iOS / Android tablets or sought out Windows 7 devices instead of putting up with W8.

I certainly haven't met many fans of the ex-metro interface (though I think it looks quite good, and it was a bold move to create a new design language). A big problem has been that poor trackpoint drivers have made it absolutely foul to use on many notebooks without touch screens.

milhouse - 01 Oct 2014 09:43:41 (#18 of 2690)

I have to use windows 8.1 via bootcamp on my mac every so often. It's horrid.

I do quite like a bit of MS though. Office on the iPad is a revelation.

hailesaladdie - 01 Oct 2014 09:49:19 (#19 of 2690)

I have a new PC with 8.1, and it's OK once you figure out how to reconfigure the Start menu so it's just an oversized list of applications. Otherwise, it's just standard Windows.

Never used Office on the iPad - I tend to use Citrix for work stuff. It's really odd having a cod-MS desktop there...

tasselhoff - 01 Oct 2014 12:41:02 (#20 of 2690)

There was never anything wrong with XP and I still have an old machine running it.

It's used for learning how to easily exploit machines with Metasploit, btw.

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