No I haven't gotten into the new Windows 8 yet, and I possibly never will. What I don't understand is will it ever stop. There's Windows 1.0, Windows 2.0, Windows 3.0, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and what's going to be next from Microsoft to keep the consumer spending their hard earned money fro out of their wallet? Keep on hubbing
I've tested it (and written about it ), there is a HUGE learning curve. No more start button, the "Metro" is the "start menu". I understand what they are doing, they want the tablets\phone\pc's to match up as best they can. And, actually, I have fun with Windows 8, ....at home........... But I did have to read up on Hotkeys, and create my own "shut down" desktop icon (in my hub)... you don't "have" to create your own shutdown button, there are three different ways to shut it off, (that aren't so apparent as the original "shut down" from the (now missing) start menu, but I thought it was fun.
Fun is a good word for Windows 8. If, you like to "tinker" and read up on how to work something, you'll like it. If you don't like change, and you especially liked the "start" menu, your in for a surprise. In the business world, it may survive, perhaps, but support calls to IT staff will surely increase ten fold as people try to figure out how to work it lol.
No "regrets", as I have only downloaded the beta to a test machine.
I'm not interested in it. In terms of Windows 8 for tablets and phones, I think Microsoft have been left in the past for too long and will be playing catch-up for a few years yet. As for the home PC I wouldn't buy it because I would only use the classic desktop rather than the new funky one. It will work well for touch devices but for a mouse it not as intuitive.
I'll stick with my Windows Vista and if I want a tablet, I'll get Android tablet thanks.
I may not use Win 8 as my primary OS but i may just test it for familiarization. Ever since Microsoft started forcing the Windows OS down the users throats, i noticed much exodus from Windows OS to other Operating systems especially to open sources like Linux. It become as a shock to many Microsoft users when Microsoft announced that the new Microsoft Office 2013 will only work in Win 7 or 8 and not older versions of Windows: http://hubpages.com/hub/A-letter-to-my-friend-Microsoft One get to ask, why does Microsoft force its products to users?
It's hard to regret a $15 purchase but I've had my share of problems out of Windows 8. I own a technology business in my home town and had to familiarize myself with Windows 8 so I can answer questions when others have problems. The first problem I had was my WiFi adapter in my desktop does not have Windows 8 drivers and the Windows 7 drivers crash the system. Funny thing is, my older adapter does work so I went back to it to wait on drivers. The second problem I ran into was my search function kept crashing. That took a registry edit to fix and is apparently becoming a common problem. One thing I do recommend is getting a software to put the start menu back until you really know your way around. I'm currently using Classic Shell and this will be the one I recommend to people who can't acclimate to the new Metro system. On the other hand, I am really enjoying the new start menu with the tiles and apps. I feel like Microsoft is a bit late to the game but they are making an honest effort and I feel that this time around is much better than their last attempt at innovation- Windows Vista.
It definitely does take a bit of getting used to. I think the problem Microsoft could have is people getting frustrated and going back to 7 and thereby becoming Windows Vista all over again where people would simply order XP machines.
Completely possible but Microsoft will offset that with Windows 8 only software and they have already announced that there will be no more service packs for Windows 7.
Yes, although I didn't buy it for a real price. It was a free of cost license for university students, but I am extremely dissatisfied with Windows 8.1 and its previous version Windows 8. I have a Dell Inspiron N4050 and except these two operating systems just mentioned, all other operating systems work fine. Just these two won't start-up, the system hangs just before the lockup screen is to appear. I have re-installed three times from different setup files, but the problem persists.
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