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    Just installed Windows 8 today. I think of myself as computer literate. This is nerve racking.

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    >Using Windows
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    So I've heard bad things about Windows 8, but then again I've heard bad things about every iteration of Windows... What's it really like?
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    From my friends in the tech industry: The OS is literally made for those who wish perfect sync with their Smart phones and tablets/touchpad/whatever. If you're not using all those devices than Windows 8 really doesn't have any features that makes it better than 7. At least Vista had better security features over XP and 7 over Vista.

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    According to the tech-heads I know, Poxie has it pretty-much correct.

    Windows 8 isn't for regular PCs or even most laptops. It's really designed for touch-screen systems, tablets, etc.

    It's also supposed to be a massive memory hog, because it doesn't actually close any programs. This is supposedly a feature that allows you to go back to working on things that you work on most often, but it can lead to things like nightmarishly long hibernation/standby times and general system slowdowns.
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    Microsoft whyusodum? WHY?!

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    Windows is trying to act like Apple - constantly release new products hoping people will buy them that have some new features but at the end of the day it's nothing really special compared to the last couple of releases.

    Only problem is that, 1. They don't have the hipster/half-gay market and never will because they don't have the shiny flair, and 2. Their products aren't crazy expensive so people don't think that it's just as good as Apple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5m4llP0X View Post
    Microsoft whyusodum? WHY?!
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    OK. If you just stay in desktop it isn't too bad. Definitely designed for tablets and smartphones. In the Metro Start area it is impossible to close a window if you have a laptop with a touchpad. (Well, without using CTRL +F4). It is going to be a pain when/if IT departments start converting businesses to Windows 8.

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    I have heard nothing but negative reviews for W8.

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    SELECT answer FROM possible_results WHERE lie >=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD70 View Post
    SELECT answer FROM possible_results WHERE lie >=1
    A real computer pro would have typed that in binary.
    Excuse me for disagreeing that your degeneracy is sacred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erbal View Post
    A real computer pro would have typed that in binary.
    Last time I posted in binary I was banned for inappropriate language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD70 View Post
    Last time I posted in binary I was banned for inappropriate language.
    Bella really hates it when you write in binary...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshyyy View Post
    Bella really hates it when you write in binary...
    Not going to trick me into doing it again.

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    Simple the answer is always 00101010, 42b or 2Ah

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    Well I guess there is always the alternative....


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    Isn't windows 8 the same thing? The XP of vista, I'm waiting for windows ten

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