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#21 Corinthian

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 2112 PM

Win98--OK after the patches

Win Me--A disaster

Win XP--OK after patches

Win Vista--A disaster

Win 7--Pretty damn good right out of the box

Win 8--A looming disaster

Microsquish is batting about .500 and sort of abandons a lot of legacy programs.


:lol:

Fortunately for me, my experience with Microsoft's OSs are: 3.11, 95, 98, and XP. :D Appears I tend to skip the crappy ones and adopt the reliable older version only when I get a new 'puter....
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#22 Murph

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 0655 AM

I forsee Windows 8 not being well recieved and then Microsoft having to do a quick revamp sort of like Vista to Win 7.
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#23 Ivanhoe

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 2213 PM

There are a couple of tentative products out there for returning a Start button and menu to Win8. One looks fairly good;

http://www.stardock....roducts/start8/

I haven't found a price for it, yet.

Rather shockingly, Microsoft also tossed the traditional Start button menu from Windows Server 2012! From screenshots seen online, it does have a Start button of sorts, but its way more Metro than Win95 in ancestry.
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#24 DKTanker

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 2227 PM

Fortunately for me, my experience with Microsoft's OSs are: 3.11, 95, 98, and XP. :D Appears I tend to skip the crappy ones and adopt the reliable older version only when I get a new 'puter....

If you computer can handle it, and it probably can, Win7 is the schitz.
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 2019 PM

I must be a real underachiever regarding computer use (email, surfing), but Vista is doing fine for me.
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 2021 PM

I must be a real underachiever regarding computer use (email, surfing), but Vista is doing fine for me.


Well, win 7 will be even more fine for you. ;)
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 2110 PM


I must be a real underachiever regarding computer use (email, surfing), but Vista is doing fine for me.


Well, win 7 will be even more fine for you. ;)

I'm considering doing the upgrade, for security if nothing else. I'm actually running an 'unofficial' Vista copy, so antivirus won't work...there's no telling what kind of crapware is monitoring my activity. Anything sensitive or really private is done on my iPhone.
The hold-back is that pesky money thing...
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#28 Rickard N

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 1406 PM

What is it exactly that you don't like about win8 that win7 does? IE10 seems to have some teething problems, but other than that it looks solid to me.

/R
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#29 FlyingCanOpener

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 2337 PM

Just got it for $15. Looking for the start menu is the only real change I've noticed. Cleared out the tiles of junk and have it set up. It's a bit different by by next week it'll be natural to me.
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#30 Archie Pellagio

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 0010 AM

I'm eligible to get the $15 upgrade for my new puter, but I'm happy to lay back and watch everyone else do the beta testing for a while until it becomes important to upgrade....
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 1418 PM



Just thought you should all be aware of this
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 1451 PM

OK I just went through Frog Fractions and now this - my brain is fried.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 1542 PM

Win98- ok but limited.
Win2000- good for apps but hardware plug play not up to win98 level. Impossible for games.
WinXP- ok, but heavier and worse for gaming
Vista - horrible
Win7 - much better than vista but disappointing. In the end only a slight improved XP and even that not in all areas.

Win8 - it seems i'll pass it, like i didn't updated to Vista.

Edited by lucklucky, 28 October 2012 - 1544 PM.

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#34 Leo Niehorster

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 1646 PM

If I might add,
Windows 3.0 — A real improvement over DOS.
Windows 3.11 — A first "stable" GUI platform.
Windows NT — The best until Windows XP

Unfortunately, I cannot update to any higher versions than XP, as I have several programs I use daily that will not run under the newer OS, the companies do not exist anymore, and so don't upgrade.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 1813 PM

...Win2000- good for apps but hardware plug play not up to win98 level. Impossible for games...


Not that I ever played shitloads of games but I am not sure if I run into any game that could not be run on it - 2001-2006...

Edited by bojan, 28 October 2012 - 1813 PM.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 1439 PM

Still running Vista without any problems. I had an Amiga 2000, gave it away to a nerdy guy who takes old computers and software and uses it to download and retrieve data on old systems and software for people and companies.
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 2041 PM

I'm running 8. It takes a lot of getting used to, but it is fast as hell.
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 2200 PM

I'm running 8. It takes a lot of getting used to, but it is fast as hell.


That's why I'm hoping for Windows 8.5, or Windows 8 Desktop, or whatever. MS finally cleaned up the back end, but they bolted on the wrong frontend.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 0651 AM

It's definitely a huge shift in the way you intereract with your computer. When I tried the preview, it was on a desktop and a pain. I'm liking it since I switched to a laptop full time. You spend quite a bit of time learning the interface.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 1557 PM

The revision will be called "Super 8"!
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