Windows 8 advice

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by scoobyla, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. scoobyla

    scoobyla Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    35,238
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2013
    Messages:
    10,800
    Likes Received:
    8,083
    I need a new comp and all the good ones seems to have 8, but all the reviews say it totally sucks, even though they added the start menu.
    I'm happy with 7, I love 7, I'd rather not change or have to learn anything, and it will be a desktop without touchscreen.

    Is 8 pretty much the same as 7 or no?



    I'm being sincere. please don't make a mockery of this thread.
     
  2. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP

    Reputations:
    337,052
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Messages:
    181,927
    Likes Received:
    64,265
    That is an amazing question :sun:
     
  3. Oderus

    Oderus Going to hell VIP

    Reputations:
    121,852
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2012
    Messages:
    55,701
    Likes Received:
    3,720
    stick with 7. The start menu isn't the start menu you're used to. I've been using windows 8 for awhile now and i hate it. It works well on my phone, but not on the laptop
     
  4. yosemite sam

    yosemite sam VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    196,821
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2012
    Messages:
    26,658
    Likes Received:
    19,575
    Windows is shit, go with linux. Its free, better security and it has everything that windows has and more. www.distrowatch.com to learn more :)
     
  5. Bro

    Bro Corporate Fascist VIP

    Reputations:
    213,554
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2010
    Messages:
    86,811
    Likes Received:
    17,681
    8 takes some time to get used to. The start screen is worthless and all of your programs and apps are under the search function. You can still look at the root tree by clicking on the folder or my computer under search.

    I haven't dl'ed 8.1 yest but I'm guessing it makes it more familiar to find stuff.

    I still scratch my head sometimes when I want to do some things but I eventually figure it out.
     
  6. Oderus

    Oderus Going to hell VIP

    Reputations:
    121,852
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2012
    Messages:
    55,701
    Likes Received:
    3,720
    closing "apps" is a huge burning dick. On my phone, you just click the back button. On the laptop, it's a cunt
     
  7. Bro

    Bro Corporate Fascist VIP

    Reputations:
    213,554
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2010
    Messages:
    86,811
    Likes Received:
    17,681
    Yeah, it took me a while to figure out that if you put your cursor in the left hand corner from the desktop, the app will pop up in a window and you right click, close to close it. :jj:
     
  8. basketcase

    basketcase Pissed that Naz only has 2 legs

    Reputations:
    30,830
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2013
    Messages:
    34,513
    Likes Received:
    5,903
    i refuse to upgrade to Windows 8. Does that mean im getting old??
     
  9. face palm

    face palm Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    63,067
    Joined:
    May 4, 2012
    Messages:
    30,644
    Likes Received:
    8,698
    get a mac
     
  10. face palm

    face palm Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    63,067
    Joined:
    May 4, 2012
    Messages:
    30,644
    Likes Received:
    8,698
    :lol: i just had to say it
    but fuck apple
     
  11. Oderus

    Oderus Going to hell VIP

    Reputations:
    121,852
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2012
    Messages:
    55,701
    Likes Received:
    3,720
    It's so stupid. Microsoft really shit the bucket on that one.
    No, it means you're smart. STAY AWAY!
     
  12. Hamptons Ranger

    Hamptons Ranger Active Member

    Reputations:
    784
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    617
    Likes Received:
    145
    Yes it does suck. Or it takes a little getting used to anyway.

    It boots up really quick though.
     
  13. Bro

    Bro Corporate Fascist VIP

    Reputations:
    213,554
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2010
    Messages:
    86,811
    Likes Received:
    17,681
    Should I upgrade to 8.1?
     
  14. Oderus

    Oderus Going to hell VIP

    Reputations:
    121,852
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2012
    Messages:
    55,701
    Likes Received:
    3,720
    well, it can't get any worse, can it?
     
  15. face palm

    face palm Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    63,067
    Joined:
    May 4, 2012
    Messages:
    30,644
    Likes Received:
    8,698
    8.2 comes after 8.1, inchworm
     
  16. Mur

    Mur soon

    Reputations:
    6,779
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    8,107
    Likes Received:
    1,094
    I prefer windows 7 for a laptop or desktop.

    8 is fine if your using a touchscreen like for a tablet or phone.
     
  17. Oderus

    Oderus Going to hell VIP

    Reputations:
    121,852
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2012
    Messages:
    55,701
    Likes Received:
    3,720
    word. I love my windows phone. Seems like they built it for a mobile platform and tried to wedge it into the desktop format.
     
  18. face palm

    face palm Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    63,067
    Joined:
    May 4, 2012
    Messages:
    30,644
    Likes Received:
    8,698
    1 avatar a day pls
     
  19. yosemite sam

    yosemite sam VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    196,821
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2012
    Messages:
    26,658
    Likes Received:
    19,575
  20. DarkFriday

    DarkFriday Fired as a MOD...Twice. Gold

    Reputations:
    766,568
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Messages:
    178,085
    Likes Received:
    95,603
    64bit Windows 7 for dis nigga :coffee: