anybody try windows 8

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  1. Yomama

    Yomama Well-Known Member

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    I was about to buy a new laptop when I noticed it comes with windows 8 -

    I need it for work, not for fun or internet cruising (i have an ipad and a mac, but one of the program I need for work only runs on windows - not mac ). The new tile system looks cumbersome and annoying. Has anybody tried it for work - do all you programs work on it (vista sucked none of the programs i use worked properly on it without having to tweak them)

    Thanks guys - i appreciate the feedback
     
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    username Well-Known Member VIP

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    Use parallels to run PC on your mac. Works great. Black friday sale for 50 dollars.

    Or use bootcamp on your mac. Boot as a windows PC. Its 100% the same as a PC.
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    Win 8: yes. All programs work. Its an OK operating system. The Metro gui gets some time to get used to. I personally prefer Win7. Its by far the best Windows of all time. Even 80% as good as OSX.
    Windows 8 is Windows7 with a new GUI. So don't worry about Win8.
     
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    I've read you can set the GUI to look like 7. Can't remember where I read it. (probably wired.com)
     
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    I read that most of the patches to get your start button back are pretty iffy. But they expect an upgrade from MS soon to give you that option.
    I haven't had a chance to play with it, but I've read a little bit about it.
     
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    Windows 8 sucks cock!
     
  6. Obi Drunkenobe

    Obi Drunkenobe VIP Extreme Gold

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    Some of the new Windows 8 laptops have this feature where you can just use the touchscreen, pretty cool.

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    That's something some of the reviews have mentioned. And they said it's like they're trying to give it a smart phone type of interface.
     
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    Its interesting. When I am eligible for an upgrade on my cell plan I am going to Windows. The resale price on my Mac stuff will offset the cost pretty well. I am going to a gaming PC and and a Microsoft surface pro tablet. Haven't decided which phone to get yet.
     
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    Gaming PC desktop? :evil:
     
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    Go here: http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/ And you can get the start bar back, it turns windows 8 into what it should have been from the beginning.