Who else is excited for Windows 8?

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Are you excited for Windows 8?

  1. Yes

    13 vote(s)
    25.0%
  2. No

    39 vote(s)
    75.0%
  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    #1
    Who else on here is excited for Windows 8. I don't know why I am excited for windows 8 when my daily machine is my Macbook Air.

    I think I like the widget like ui.

    What about you?
     
  2. brentmore macrumors 6502

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  3. steve knight Suspended

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    I don't get excited over os's much anymore. but I hope it is a good upgrade. But the hassle of learning how to use it takes the excitement away.
     
  4. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    Nope. Tried it and it was too messy. Sticking with Windows 7 Ultimate.
     
  5. ericdubya macrumors newbie

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    I used windows 8 preview and couldn't stand it. Anyway, any reason why you use Windows 7 Ultimate instead of Pro? The only advantages I know of are bitlocker encryption and using windows in other languages, which I can't imagine being helpful to most users (I'd think they would buy and use the version in their main language.
     
  6. 4JNA, Oct 26, 2012
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    4JNA macrumors 68000

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    #6
    best quote i've seen yet; windows 8 is windows 7 in a clown suit. :p

    for what it's worth, if you get 8 pro, you can go to windows.microsoft.com and use a valid email to get the media center pack for free for a limited time. they email a code that you can use to unlock it. best of metro luck.

    EDIT: not the easiest thing to find... link is HERE
     
  7. jicon macrumors 6502

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    There are SOME decent changes with Windows 8... it is definitely not going to require any need to buy a new machine. The OS is quite fast, and resources are not consumed much at all.

    There are some good troubleshooting tools under task Manager, just the only flaw I truly see is running apps in Metro... basically full screen or 80/20 split with something else, and a bit out of the way... but what I've seen so far, most of that stuff is superfluous consumer garbage like weather/skype etc.

    Office 2013 Preview works very, very well, and I'm quite looking forward to it particularly more in the next few months.
     
  8. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    I'm more exicited about the new Xbox update and smartglass.
     
  9. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    I'm not much into the Metro desktop so I'll probably be staying with Windows 7 for the time being. I have a legal Win 8 activation key. I'll probably install it on a spare HD I have just to play around, maybe it'll grow on me.. You never know..
     
  10. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    #10
    Smartglass is pretty awesome on my Galaxy S2. Now I can sit in my room and change the screen and move around things while people are using it. :D

    I'm waiting on drivers for Boot Camp. Using the multitouch will be interesting.
     
  11. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Why they removed the start menu is still beyond me...
    I don't want to have anything to do with that Metro UI near my desktop.
    :shrugs:
     
  12. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    Gave it a good whirl today, I was very impressed. I think I'd mainly stay in desktop mode, but the metro option is awesome for laptops and tablets. Really wish I had some spare money lying around to get it. Maybe I'll hint it to my gf, she always complains that she doesn't know what to get me for christmas :cool:
     
  13. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    No real reason. I just like having the highest version of it; the Ultimate version. Seriously. Haha. I don't use bitlocker since it's a VM. I use it in my main language, English.
     
  14. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

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    I don't get it. I have Windows 7 home premium right now and it comes with Windows media center. Are you saying that if you install Windows 8 pro, you will need to buy that software separately? (as they will be giving the media center pack for free for a LIMITED time)
     
  15. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    #15
    I wouldn't say I'm excited, but I'm certainly interested to see how Win8 will be received :)
     
  16. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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  17. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I don't see it as an improvement on 7 so I'll stick with that. MS are quite good at listening to what people want, so I'll wait till the inevitable SP1 that fixes everything we don't like.
     
  18. Renzatic Suspended

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    #18
    There are improvements, they're just not mind blowing. A few tweaks here and there, better battery life on laptops, doesnt use resources as heavily. Little tweaks.

    If it were a full priced upgrade, I probably would've skipped it. But for $40? It's worth it. I'm installing it now.
     
  19. sviato macrumors 68020

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    Considering selling my MacBook Air and getting a Windows 8 laptop
     
  20. avro707 macrumors 6502a

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    Windows 7 does the job well enough for me. I don't need to upgrade to 8, and I don't like the new desktop with those huge tiles.

    I spend 95% of my time in Mac OS, the rest in Windows. I only use Windows for the must-have apps I can't do without.
     
  21. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    Definitely more excited for Windows 8 compared to Lion (which I had to use at work for a bit) or Mountain Lion (ignored).

    Windows 7 Pro is just such a great OS that I'm weary of the change - for a traditional desktop or laptop. I'm incredibly excited for the Surface or products like the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga.
     
  22. OnceYouGoMac macrumors 6502

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    LOL :D I prefer to call it Windows Duplo or My First Operating System as that's what it really looks like :p
     
  23. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    #23
    Excited and bought Win 8 on launch thinking it will just be a learning curve. Switched back to 7. Didn't like that USB would work only part of the time. Disk I/O was about the 1/4 of the speed. Liked the App Store layout. IE was weird with the URL at the bottom. Could not find the search. Control Panel seemed crippled.
     
  24. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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  25. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    #25
    I was exited for windows 7, because Vista was a flop.

    I think this is a MS strategy. Release a crap OS, then come out with something better to fix that flopped OS.

    So I can say I am excited to see what Windows 9 will bring.
     

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