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wins 8 a mistake?


rickf

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Is MS heading for a disaster with wins 8 with all the problems people are encountering especially installation on desktops? Why do MS relase these incomplete OS's. Vista was the same. Wins 7 is proving to be the most stable to date along with XP.

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Sebire

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To answer your question, yes, Windows 8 was a mistake. Goodbye x86 IBM PC, hello Windows iOS hybrid on god knows what archetecture ....

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Sebire

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I've been using PC Advisor for decades now, even a subscriber at issue 1. In the magazine, it's always going on about safety online. Yet on their own website, the you might like bit at the bottom, is "college student bares all", and at the top of the page there is a dating site for what looks like budist monks. PC Advisor is slipping into disrepute. Just like MSN is now porn heavy headlines one after another. Malware is everywhere so why bother with anti spyware, key loggers ect, when the sex industry can advertise to you even here?

If this trend continues, I will be shifting to Linux or unix. Hell I might even go back to dos 6.1. My work matters to me. Ever since Netscape every page on the internet has just increased in flesh, not information like the old bulletin board days.

Will the next Windows be called Windows 9? Or will it be just called brain washing 9 Or will HTML5 be renamed as PORNTUBE 5?

So to answer your question again Windows, with its current user base, is dead in the water. You do know some country's including the worlds largest China have banned it don't you. The Internet really gives the impression that westerners are just sex objects now, on every page. That or criminal. Good luck getting somewhere in life in that environment.

Does windows 8 media Center have a tile just for this demographic or is that a separate purchase.

Windows 8.... Windows 9...... Windows 10........ PORN

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denso50

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Hi Quickbeam, there are quite a few web sites with start button for Win 8,but I use this, http://windows8startbutton.com/

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denso50

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Hi Jock1e, Just download from the site I posted,when you install you can choose not to install the browser and media center.

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denso50

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Hi all,I posted earlier that I installed Windows 8 on my three laptops and installed the start button,( http://windows8startbutton.com/)I installed the start button because I have used Windows since Windows 95 and I am used to it.I have been using Windows 8 for about 6 months in its various forms and to be honest I have found myself using the start button less and less.My two sons,one a teenager,the other is 8,have been using Windows 8 for the same length of time,they do not use the start button at all,they use the apps.It becomes normal when you get used to it.Maybe its just because its different and takes getting used to.

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rdave13

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denso50 , I think installing another software to get a start icon on the desktop (getting there initially via the start app anyway) defeats the object and just complicates things and slows the OS as the app... err software needs to load. I've only been using Windows since 2003 but have taken to 8 as it's quite simple to navigate. Easier than having a start button and another small window opening on the left in the same page. For a day or two it took to learn what I could do with the mouse, I find that Windows 8 is an improvement over 7. Faster and simply a better system of getting information to you. I had my doubts in the beginning, that WMP wouldn't play DVDs and Windows Media Centre wasn't available (free up to 13th Jan I believe) but those are minor niggles. WMC I have installed anyway. Use the OS as intended and its excellent in my humble opinion.

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Quickbeam

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Thanks denso50, I'll have a play with that later.

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estuary

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rdave13 I have just reinstalled win 8 and agree with you that it is quite easy to use with a mouse and only requires an hour or so to get the hang of it. An alternative way to access the power button is to press alt+f4 .This gives the options of shut down, sleep or hibernate. However going into settings / power is no great effort. I agree with you that win 8 is an excellent system and once running there is no way I would want to go back.

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Jock1e

Each to his own, but I fail to see any point in installing a new version of an operating system and promptly setting about trying to make it look like the older version - why not just stay as you were?

Personally I don't have the slightest problem with the way Windows 9 works; yes,it's different, but it took me about a day to get to grips with it, and now I realise that in fact the interface is far easier to work with, and my computer is running faster than before.

Just a personal opinion.

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