posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 02:23 AM
Originally posted by DestroyDestroyDestroy
reply to post by homeslice
Ugh I think the same is true for a Mac; Macs are computers for trendsters who want to possess overpriced trash for the sake of looking "hip;" I don't
think there are any benefits to Macs over PCs. Mac is the pompous douchebag's computer. Apple is a despicable company, I stay away from their
Windows 8, from what I've seen, is a radical change from traditional OS's, I'm probably going to stick with windows 7 for a while.
I felt the same, to be honest, at first when I had a look at W8.. uhh I thought, what typical m$ bs.. and vowed to despise it. I dabbled with in a vm,
thought if it translates the same feeling to an actual desktop install I'd stick to W7.
But curiosity got the better of me a little while back and I had to reinstall W7 anyway.. thought I'd take an image of the working machine, and give 8
a go. And it's pretty much a little bit more of a polished 7 underneath some dicky 'start page' thing that you CAN use if you want, as in once the
desktop is open you only go there accidentally by pressing start.. which it does serve as, pretty well..
I actually like it, to be honest.. and I can probably find something somewhere that I said the exact opposite before having used it for an extended
it handles some things that 7 didnt handle too well, no more drastic instant screen changes with a popup that the colour scheme has changed for a
program that I've just opened. and it actually does boot a lot quicker than 7 did for me, on an el cheapo ssd drive.
it's windows 7 with a novelty concept tacked on, really. it's design to a windows 7 user will be for a windows 7 experience, with a windows 8
sub-design. for those who like fancy tablet wotsits.. or have a touchscreen desktop monitor, im sure you'll find a lot to keep you stuck on the start
panel page, with the store and plenty of free apps.. lol, apps..
definitely a stepping stone... but one where I think they can see the way back should it start to get slippery under foot.
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