Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Jan 2014 00:15 UTC
Windows

HP really wants people to buy a Windows 7 PC instead of a Windows 8 machine. The PC maker has been emailing customers over the weekend noting that "Windows 7 is back." A new promotion, designed to entice people to select Windows 7 over Windows 8 with $150 of "savings," has launched on HP's website with a "back by popular demand" slogan. The move is clearly designed to position Windows 7 over Microsoft's touch-centric Windows 8 operating system.

Windows 8.x is just fine. Nothing's wrong with it. It's all the users' fault. Windows 8.x is just fine. Nothing's wrong with it. It's all the users' fault. Windows 8.x is just fine. Nothing's wrong with it. It's all the users' fault. Windows 8.x is just fine. Nothing's wrong with it. It's all the users' fault.

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RE[3]: Except...
by Megol on Tue 21st Jan 2014 12:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Except..."
Megol
Member since:
2011-04-11

"I figured I could just take 2 minutes to install a start menu replacement to bypass the hot garbage that is metro, and take advantage of all the benefits that Windows 8 has to offer. You know, like native USB 3.0 support, native ISO mounting, a much improved task manager, taskbars on multiple monitors, a startup manager (that was apparently in Vista but ripped from 7), hyper-v support, a host of other improvements.


So you're OK with installing a start menu replacement, but installing WinCDemu mounter, process explorer, USB driver etc. is a pain you'd like to avoid? What's the criteria to apply?

The trouble with 8.* is that it is built to cater for Microsoft's needs (i.e. to make money off an app store), rather than those of the users.
"

Oh yes it is which is why I haven't used the app store and why I don't have a Microsoft account*. Wait - what?


Why should we, the users, bother with it? For native ISO mounting? Yeah ok.


I will say this in a very clear way: you are an idiot.
In no way is the only improvements in Windows 8 "native ISO mounting" - there are kernel level improvements everywhere and there are power improvements. There are improvements in screen handling. There are improvements in graphics handling. And more - it isn't hard to find out.

Your idea that installing a start menu replacement is in some convoluted way worse than installing a lot of other software - some of which are very bloated is ludicrous!

(* in fact I do have one - 1/2 a decade old. It isn't used though)

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RE[4]: Except...
by hdjhfds on Tue 21st Jan 2014 17:32 in reply to "RE[3]: Except..."
hdjhfds Member since:
2013-08-19


I will say this in a very clear way: you are an idiot.
In no way is the only improvements in Windows 8 "native ISO mounting" - there are kernel level improvements everywhere and there are power improvements. There are improvements in screen handling. There are improvements in graphics handling. And more - it isn't hard to find out.


Yeah, call names. You win. Here's your prize for winning:
http://is.gd/AKYysh

[Sarcasm]
Kernel improvements, power improvements, screen handling... ohh... so shiny, so beautiful. They're so obvious that one cannot ever doubt their use, if "presence" would be so strong a word in this context.

We would certainly be idiots not to embrace the stupid charms bar for the sake of these "new clothes".
[/Sarcasm (I really feel you may need the tags)]

Edited 2014-01-21 17:34 UTC

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