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    Windows 8

    I just installed it. anyone else have it? thoughts?

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    I'm curious as well. A cursory look at it seems to show it as a OS mainly for touch screen computers--is it more than that? I don't have a touch screen computer, nor will I get one--is it worth upgrading to?

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    Installed it last night. I haven't had much time to mess with it but so far I like it. And the mouse still works fine but it's more fun to use the touch screen if you have one.

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    Windows 8

    My brother has been beta testing 8 for a few months. Played with it a little bit. The tiles seem odd and are hard to get used to. They make more sense for touchscreen but not so much for a mouse.


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    The metro UI is meant more for tablets than desktop PC's, but it works. The regular desktop isnt much different than Win 7.

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    You mean windows 98 right?

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    so far it seems to be much like windows 7 with an extra screen. No start button but you can get to everything from metro. not bad, just takes a little getting used to.

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    Buy it in 18 months, when it's almost stable.
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    Still got vista **** windows

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    Installed it, played around but really need a touch screen for it. It's not bad. The default tile layout shows that either they plan on spending more time developing a line of touchscreen everything or that they plan on trying to promote touchscreens for desktop setups. The metro view/nav works like the classic view worked for earlier vers. in that it helps you find prgms/settings your used to. fun to play with but no need migrate tho

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    Windows 8-not that great

    I just finished setting up my uncles new computer. Windows 8 is the operating system. while the tiles are really cool, everything else sucks. Just getting to the control panel is a hassle. I'm not alone in this evaluation


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    don't bother upgrading if you have Windows 7.

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    I bought a new tower a while back and it had 7 on it. I didn't really care for it at all. My old one had XP and I really liked it. I bought my sister a laptop for Christmas with 8 and while setting it up I found - like you did - that it sucks. I think I'll stick with 7 on mine.

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    Originally Posted by prentice2 View Post
    You mean windows 98 right?
    I miss NT.

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    I'm still having a great time with it. Thinking about getting a Surface Pro once it's released. Then I'll have a Windows 8 PC, tablet, and phone.

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    Originally Posted by silverwheels View Post
    I'm still having a great time with it. Thinking about getting a Surface Pro once it's released. Then I'll have a Windows 8 PC, tablet, and phone.
    You might be the very first

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    I absolutely hate it. It's designed for a tablet system so navigation is very difficult on a desktop. I uninstalled it a few days ago and haven't looked back.

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    Originally Posted by soonerbornsoonerbret View Post
    You might be the very first
    Maybe. I've had a touch screen monitor for almost 2 years, though, so my computer was basically built for it.

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    Originally Posted by azwe View Post
    I absolutely hate it. It's designed for a tablet system so navigation is very difficult on a desktop. I uninstalled it a few days ago and haven't looked back.
    What did you go back too? You using 7 or back to XP? Just curious. I'm on a really old system here at the office and I'm going to upgrade soon.

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    My brothers wife (works at microsoft) has a surface and its pretty fun to play with although i don't like Windows 8 at all. Hers has the touch screen plus a keyboard/touchpad connected to it which is nice. just not my preference. Although on my Mac i run OS X, W7, W8 i'm still hating W8.

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