A friend of mine downloaded the beta version to try. He said it's kind of messed up but like anything time and usage will make it seem OK. He also said he couldn't find a way to shut it off ,so he pulled the plug. End of Windows 8 for the time being for him.
Just wondering if any of you have had good or bad experiences with it yet.
I haven't used it but I have been reading reviews.
It seems like it's geared toward mobile devices with touch screens and others have also mentioned the inability to shut it off.
I don't get it. Why would you design an operating system for a PC that can't be shut down? This computer isn't a cell phone, I don't leave it on all the time.
I also don't like that they are changing the interface so you can't locate anything.
It bugged me in 1995 when they added the stupid Start button instead of just leaving icons on the desktop like windows 3.1. What was the point of that? It did the same thing but now you have to do an extra click or two.
When I bought my first hard drive driven computer back in 95 (a Packard Bell 75MHz Pentium) it came with this bloatware that made your screen look like an office with book shelves, a desk, a trash can, and everything else you can imagine. I kept clicking around trying to find the bathroom so I could drag and drop all of that annoying crap to the toilet. I ended up reformatting the drive and loading DOS.
So, I dunno. It might be bareable but I'm afraid Microsoft might be setting themselves up for failure like they did with Vista and people are going to cling to Windows 7 like they did XP.
Change just for the sake of change isn't always good.
They pushed this through on our work systems and it sucks balls. Every fucking time I open Explorer I get this pop-up asking to me to I don't know what because I kill it but it's one of those "do you want to 'hit next'" annoying dohickey's and it pisses me off. It also automatically blocks a ton of work sites that I use to purchase stuff and even when you click on "this is safe motherfuckers" it won't let me in. Our IT dept. actually told us to just use Firefox. That's their big fix. Firefox.
I've bought some brand-new games and they run great on windows XP. Also, I rely on several older specialized programs that I acquired in grad-school so I haven't had any motivation to switch away from XP.
My 6yr old laptop crapped out last week and I just got a new one last night with windows 8. I needed to tell a co-worker something on skype last night before going to bed and it took me 20 minutes to figure out on the new laptop how to run skype. Luckily, skype was already installed but completely different from what I'm used to.
It wouldn't let me use skype without entering a separate Microsoft account first. I didn't have one so I had to create it. Then when I opened up skype my contacts were all over the place and it took me a sec to find who I was looking for. It wasn't a nicely arranged list like the desktop version. After that I could not figure out how to LOG OUT f skype so I had to search for that on IE. I had to go back and forth between IE and skype full-screen applications to find my way out.
It doesn't matter how long you have you used the Windows OS this is something very new and different, and will take some time getting used to.
I've used Windows for I dunno..15 years? And I was acting like this guy last night...
(What happened to the "use old embed code" on youtube? how do I embed the video?)
Got it thanks Rainy!
This message has been edited by CrackSpidersBitch on Dec 12, 2012 12:29 PM
What I don't get about Windows 8, is that their marketing campaign is 100% centered around this 'visual password' thing. OK, kinda cool - but what the fuck else does it do? You've showed me one new feature. That you could have included in an update to Windows 7. WTF?
Google Chrome and FireFox are browsers developed by Mozilla which have close ties with the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium). The W3C is the organization that mandates all the guidelines for HTML4, HTML5 and XHTML.
To clarify, if you view the same page between two different browsers (IE vs Chrome), you'll notice that the page layout will look different in one browser versus another.
IE developers haven't been keeping up-to-date with W3C guideline and therefore have been losing popularity with its users.
I hope Instagram goes and fucks itself bloody soon. I can't stand all those old-timey looking pictures.
Have a young acquaintance visiting family in Columbia. He's posting what would otherwise be beautiful pictures of the countryside and some breathtaking views - accept that all the color is drained out of them thanks to instagram.
Our IT department switched to Windows 8 and they love it.
They only downside they've mentioned is it is much harder to prevent individual users from installing software on the network. Without knowing the specifics, I would consider that to be a huge security flaw.
Microsoft has apparently adopted the, "Be just like Apple" approach to their business, which is usually one of the first steps towards doom for a company.
I remember when Borders stopped doing its own thing and tried to just copy everything that Barnes and Noble did. Borders had firmly established itself at #3, behind Amazon and B&N, and had been consistently gaining on B&N.
At one time I asked, "Why are we suddenly trying to be Barnes and Noble? They're already Barnes and Noble and they have way more experience at it."
I got a bunch of dirty looks from corporate sycophants. About 7 years after that, Borders went belly-up.