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    Re: Windows 8 and i like it

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulInBHC View Post
    I'm not surprised that someone jumped on you. I've tried Linux over the last few years looking for something to replace XP. I had to dual boot because of games that only work on windows. Since XP does work, I found less reason to boot back into Linux. With support ending for XP I looked for a replacement. The $40 upgrade for W8 was too good to pass up for me. I use Classic Shell start button and rarely go into Metro.

    I keep coming to these forums to stay up to date on Ubuntu and Linux. For a couple of years I tolerated unity hate posts and now it is W8 hate posts. The place seems to be overrun with fanbois of something or another, more than willing to jump on anyone that disagrees with them.
    Thanks for the input PaulInBHC, yeah i've been jumped on before so my skin is getting
    thicker.

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    Re: Windows 8 and i like it

    why doesnt someone create a win8 style interface for ubuntu? patent infringement? see this guy comparing the 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LnxEGYSgFQ

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    Re: Windows 8 and i like it

    Nah, don't like it at all. The UI is plain horrible.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeymike11 View Post
    why doesnt someone create a win8 style interface for ubuntu?
    Heaven forbid!
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    Re: Windows 8 and i like it

    I like Windows 8 too. For once, stop "HATE WINDOWS & APPLE" things. Discussing the pros and cons of it will be more fruitful.

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    Re: Windows 8 and i like it

    @Jay Nnib, quick questions:
    Are you also using Win8 with a touchscreen?
    Mouse/trackpad?
    Classic Shell addon?

    I strongly suspect that the majority of complaints re: Win8 (and probably Gnome 3 and Unity) have to do with difficulties using mouse/keyboard in interfaces designed around touch devices. As a result, I almost automatically suspect anyone claiming they really like Win8 is using (edit: Classic Shell or) a touchscreen, which is an interface device well out of my reach.

    Me, I suspect my desktop hardware is insufficient for Win7, let alone 8. And I *know* my 14 year old Hitachi C751 CRT monitor won't work well with any touch interface. I can handle Unity, but I like Madbox/#! best.
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    Re: Windows 8 and i like it

    Quote Originally Posted by offgridguy View Post
    Hello; After a lot of research, questions, price comparisons and input
    from various people, including some on these forums, i am now sitting
    at my new laptop, Acer Aspire M, windows 8 with touchscreen.

    I can already say,i am liking this a lot.The touchscreen was my wife's
    idea and i'm glad she wanted it as i am enjoying it a lot.

    Once we decided on windows 8 the criteria was, minimum i5 or equivalent
    processor, touchscreen and SSD, all of which we have in this model.
    I also have found Win8 to be very good OS. I am OS agnostic, use what fits best and ignore the "anti" brigade.
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    Re: Windows 8 and i like it

    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiNZ View Post
    I also have found Win8 to be very good OS. I am OS agnostic, use what fits best and ignore the "anti" brigade.
    Thanks for the input, KiwiNZ.

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    Re: Windows 8 and i like it

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Nnib View Post
    I like Windows 8 too. For once, stop "HATE WINDOWS & APPLE" things. Discussing the pros and cons of it will be more fruitful.
    I really gave apple a serious look this time around, particularily the
    macbook air, nearly all the computer sales people discouraged me from it as
    they said, since apple no longer uses Samsung parts, the quality has come
    down. Even in the tablet selection they pushed Samsung and Asus ahead of the
    ipad. Maybe unfair to apple, but it did influence my descision , especially
    since they are "pricey" to begin with.

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    Re: Windows 8 and i like it

    It's good to see that some people really do like Windows 8. I'm glad that I don't need Windows at home, but I'm glad that it's working out for some other people.

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    Re: Windows 8 and i like it

    Windows 8 feels disjointed and clunky

    at least G3 and Unity feel cohesive to me.

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