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Strangely enough, I kinda like win8. From a performance standpoint, it's pretty awesome running from an SSD on my older DDR2 hardware.

From a stability standpoint, I haven't had too many problems with it. I can run gaming and basic picture editing, etc.

One really annoying glitch: If I plug in my Samsung GS3 to my desktop, it will cause windows 8 to "invalidate" itself. I cannot get it to go through Windows Validation until I unplug the GS3.

Prior to this, I was running Ubuntu 10.04, so I'm used to hunting around for options. I only went back to Windows so I could game with my girlfriend.
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My dad, some sort of computer programmer says it sucks, almost like a vista remake.
not even close to accurate
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not even close to accurate
Unlike Vista, 8 actually runs for me. Vista lived on a test box in the office for about...4 hours.
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Re: Window 8

I have windows 8 on my touch screen laptop. Best of both worlds

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Have yet to find someone who likes it... personally all it's done me is drive me one step closer to a Mac.

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Unlike Vista, 8 actually runs for me. Vista lived on a test box in the office for about...4 hours.
vista ended up being a failure for lower powered machines, which a lot of people had and made up the majority of complainers when it came out. I had a quad-core 8gb ram machine, so vista was great for me. 7 was even better and I love the OS. 8, since it is such a hybrid of an OS (desktop/tablet) is doing so much better on those lower powered devices than vista ever could

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Have yet to find someone who likes it... personally all it's done me is drive me one step closer to a Mac.
I've a developer friend who loves 8. what don't you like about it? I've yet to play with it. as a programmer I'm not ready to move my work station over to it.
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As a power user and programmer I HATE Windows 8. Really tired of Microsoft progressively dumbing things down, "protecting" me from myself, and trying to turn desktop computers into glorified smartphones.

Anyone remember light pens? If so, you might also remember one of the big reasons they were quickly replaced by mice. Holding your arm out horizontally to interact with a desktop screen is quickly fatiguing, if you're doing any real work. Sacrificing mouse usability for touchscreen usability, on a desktop computer? Lunacy.

When forced to use Win8, I too use the classic shell. When I get my choice of Windows OS, it's XP.
Couldn't agree more, I too dislike Win 8 a lot.
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i just found out how to close(X) out apps. I say window 8 is good for touch screen only.
They need to being back window xp i love window xp.
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i just found out how to close(X) out apps. I say window 8 is good for touch screen only.
The earlier keyboard shortcuts still work, such as Alt-F4.
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The earlier keyboard shortcuts still work, such as Alt-F4.
That's my go to shortcut for rebel apps

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The earlier keyboard shortcuts still work, such as Alt-F4.
thank the lord, and all other religious affiliates!
it would be a true shame if we didn't have the mighty close command.. it's saved my life countless times, not to metion reduced much frustration
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that we shave our heads and become precogs? hehe

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I try out Skype today and didn't like it. I miss the window xp Skype.
Window 8 apps all look like my mobile phone apps.
I'm starting to think window 8 = mobile on a desktop/laptop.
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I had no choice... there were no Win7 machines to buy and I had to replace my desktop computer. I hate the apps. Now I have an extra step to avoid them when I turn on the machine. Aside from that, and learning a whole new way to turn things off and where to find my calculator, it runs fine. My printer still doesn't have a driver for it so I can scan things, which is annoying. Hopefully they'll finish it soon. My new computer is HP, and I hate the screenlock they put on the monitor so it won't turn off. I wish they had a setting so I could just turn the lock off. It gets set randomly (I guess I'm holding it for a split second longer when I turn it off sometimes and it gets set again) and then it won't turn off.

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