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    Developments with Microsoft’s new Windows 8 system

    Normally I would post this in the science section but this transcends science to a much broader audience.. Windows 8 users.
    Finally a [partial] Fix for the screwy release.
    I had almost cured one of my laptops already.
    Bought another with Window 7 intentionally. Was hard to find on a late model but did.

    Developments with Microsoft's new Windows 8 system - The Washington Post
    Developments with Microsoft’s new Windows 8 system
    Associated Press, Updated: Wednesday, June 26, 12:23 AM

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    — May 7: Microsoft says it will retool Windows 8 to address Complaints and Confusion, though it offers few details. Microsoft also discloses that it has sold more than 100 million Windows 8 licenses.

    — May 14: Microsoft says its Windows update, previously codenamed Blue, will be called 8.1 and will be Free to Windows 8 users.

    — May 30: Microsoft details some of the changes. Users will be able to set their machines to start automatically in the older, desktop mode.
    A Start button is restored in look, though clicking on it will lead to Window 8’s full-screen startup page rather than the Start menu found in older Windows.

    — June 26: Microsoft is scheduled to release a Preview version on Windows 8.1 as it kicks off Build, a three-day conference in San Francisco for partners and other developers.
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    Poll on Front Page of Yahoo Finance today (no specific link)

    POLL
    Microsoft is unveiling changes to Windows 8 after Complaints, what's your opinion of the operating system?

    Love it (4367) 7%

    Hate it (13980) 22%


    Somewhere in between (9333) 15%

    Don't care/haven't bothered to find out (34728) 56%
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    Re: Developments with Microsoft’s new Windows 8 system

    Now tempted to go back to Mac OS in order to get work done instead of having a harder time doing more than one thing at once, while having an unworkable search in the OS.
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    I don't care how they patch it, never going to Windows 8.

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    Re: Developments with Microsoft’s new Windows 8 system

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Now tempted to go back to Mac OS in order to get work done instead of having a harder time doing more than one thing at once, while having an unworkable search in the OS.
    Just get a bootleg copy of Windows 7. I have a single copy installed on more than 5 computers.

    I won't be changing over until I absolutely have to.

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    I don't care how they patch it, never going to Windows 8.

    I'll skip a generation again.
    Agreed. Windows 8 is like Windows ME, Windows Vista, and the other ****ty ones. I should have no problem skipping it, and hopefully windows 9 or whatever will be better.

    My upgrades have been: Windows 95 > Windows 98 > Windows XP > Windows 7
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    Re: Developments with Microsoft’s new Windows 8 system

    A Start button is restored in look, though clicking on it will lead to Window 8’s full-screen startup page rather than the Start menu found in older Windows.
    Leave it to Microsoft to completely misunderstand the problem.
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    Re: Developments with Microsoft’s new Windows 8 system

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Leave it to Microsoft to completely misunderstand the problem.
    LOL, yeah, that's why everybody's mad: Because they couldn't get to the stupid ass windowed view quick enough.
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    Re: Developments with Microsoft’s new Windows 8 system

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Now tempted to go back to Mac OS in order to get work done instead of having a harder time doing more than one thing at once, while having an unworkable search in the OS.
    Now that is funny... unworkable search... not being able to find things in Windows 8....... admit it, you have not tried it. Finding things in Windows 8 and soon 8.1, is so easy... just start typing on the start page! How hard can it be?
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    Re: Developments with Microsoft’s new Windows 8 system

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Leave it to Microsoft to completely misunderstand the problem.
    Considering that the naysayers cant articulate what the problem is in the first place, then it is not hard to misunderstand...

    Lets see what the naysayers have been saying...

    Oh no there is no Start button. Well actually there is, it just does not look like it did once.

    So what does Microsoft do.. add a physical "Start" button, that no one uses anyways, since most people put shortcuts on the desktop.

    Okay you could not boot directly to desktop... with Windows 8.1 you can. So in other words, you can make Windows 8 look exactly like Windows 7 now, totally by passing the "metro" look. Happy now? No of course not..

    Then what is the freaking problem?

    Is the OS slow as Vista was? Hardly
    Is the OS buggy like ME was? Hardly

    Then what?
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    Re: Developments with Microsoft’s new Windows 8 system

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Now that is funny... unworkable search... not being able to find things in Windows 8....... admit it, you have not tried it. Finding things in Windows 8 and soon 8.1, is so easy... just start typing on the start page! How hard can it be?
    I've been using my mother's system for weeks. It's abysmal for research, dude. I don't know how on earth you could manage 10 browser windows, with upwards of 20 tabs in each one, at least one window of OneNote (frequently 2-3), a tabbed PDF reader with several documents inside, a Word document for writing, a music player, and an audio editor-without staying in the Desktop environment (which they made incredibly god damned inconvenient). That's why I have been sticking with 7 proudly. Compared to 8, 7 looks incredible for searching through documents and getting crap done. Why on earth is it so stupid difficult to close out of an application or window on a track pad? I have to actually pull out an external mouse to deal with it effectively enough. Why is the multitasking snap feature so ungodly useless? Furthermore, why is it turned into yet another layer I have to interact with to get anything done, let alone why it looks absolutely atrocious? There is no excuse for making metro damned awful and prominent. It was as if Apple had decided to make the widgets layer the primary layer for operating the bloody OS. Just absolutely bonkers stupid.

    On Windows 8, I feel like I have to go through extra steps just to do more than 1 thing at once.

    Sorry, man, but my PDF collection is growing, I need to search through documents quickly and effectively, without errors or not finding anything at all (something that Windows is actually great at-screwing it up badly). I need an operating system that cares for actual productivity instead of suggesting that I must stick with touch and an ungodly dumb number of unworkable layers to do my work. I don't give a damn about touchscreens, I don't want to be hankered to a crippled multitasking interface. I would rather buy a low level Mac mini to supplement a Windows 7 notebook than deal with 8. Even the simplest features of Mavericks involving the aging Finder convinced me that I could save more time on a Mac than in Windows.
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    Re: Developments with Microsoft’s new Windows 8 system

    Nuts and bolts Windows 8 is far better than Windows 7. If the start button issue and the new start button are what worry you then just spend an extra $5 on Start8. It rertores the look and full functionality of the old Windows start button and sets the system to auto-boot to desktop.

    Problem solved.

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