Windows 8 shocker

Started May 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Windows 8 shocker
In reply to digital ed, May 9, 2013

digital ed wrote:

skyglider wrote:

As I've said before, if Win8's UI is really that good, users would naturally transition to it without any "forcing" on MS' part.


First I believe Win 8 Pro is a great OS minus the Metro interface. I have a Surface Pro with it and have it on our dual boot entertainment PC with Win 7 Ultimate.

Your point regarding the natural acceptance is correct. If the interface was as good as MS believes there would be no problem. I wonder how long it will take the decision makers at MS to overcome their egos and adapt. Maybe Win 8 Blue is the chance.

Meanwhile, a daughter is buying my girlfriend a new laptop. She asked my advice and I said my GF would not be happy learning a new interface and she should buy a laptop with Win 7.

If the laptop has USB3 ports, suggest getting Win8 with it.  Win7 does not natively support USB3 but Win8 does.  Plus Win8 with the free Classic Shell runs on the desktop like a Pre-Win8 PC.

Actually, even if the laptop doesn't have USB3 ports, suggest getting Win8 and installing the Classic Shell.  Just disable "active corners" in the Classic Shell to disable annoying Win8 popups and your GF won't even know she's running Win8.  (As long as she doesn't open any Win8 apps which do a forced return to the Win8 UI.)

Win8 will boot and shutdown faster. Plus it even allows web browsers (and I believe other frequently used software) to load faster by remembering things, even using spinner hard drives. At least it seems to do that on my friend's Dell Win8 tower that uses a spinner hard drive.  (I'm running my Win8 on a SSD so it's fast anyway.)


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