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lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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i ❤ demo
it sounds annoying. is it?

i have little time or patience to re-learn a new ui, but xp sp3 isn't terribly great, either.
asemisldkfj's avatar
9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I think I'm going to be quite happy with 7 for the foreseeable future. I've poked around server 2012 a little bit and yeah, it's kind of annoying. clunky desktop UI, ugly tiles, etc. the only thing I like at all is the new explorer.

can you still buy an upgrade license to 7? I got mine pretty cheap with a student discount before 8 came out.
nestor's avatar
9 years ago
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nestor
i hate explorer in 7. never does what i expect or want it to do. that does not bode well for 8.

also, see Sinofsky's recent departure for evidence of things to come
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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i ❤ demo
i was on windows 7. it crashed too often and lost too many files for my tastes.

> i hate explorer in 7. never does what i expect or want it to do. that does not bode well for 8.

same
Weasley's avatar
9 years ago
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20 x 10 living
Windows 8 seems a bit Vista'ey, as if Windows 7 is what Windows XP was, if you get me?

I don't think I'll be upgrading anytime soon, although I may give Windows 8 a try.
phi_'s avatar
9 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I like the idea behind the 8 GUI. Makes sense to me... for a smartphone. I'm presuming there are configurations/themes/etc, but on the surface it appears to be designed to be used how the developers created it, not how the user wants it.

I'm not sure that makes sense. :(
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
it makes sense to me, and it's a reason that trying windows 8 isn't high on my to-do list.
phi_'s avatar
9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Also, saw it on a sort of TV/tablet combo recently ... situations like that seem like really good use for it. "Casual interface," is that a term already?