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Old December 2nd, 2012, 09:22 PM
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Last week, we had to replace our old computer, so we purchased a new one with Windows 8. I took it home and hooked it up and encountered a big screen full of Apps that I don't want and with all the tools out of sight on the right hand side of the screen. Furthermore, each time I tried to install a toolbar I wanted, it tried to give me something entirely different. I took the thing back and bought a different new computer still with Windows 7. It works like a charm.

I must be too old fashioned, but I don't want a whole bunch of Apps that I don't want or need using up my hard drive.
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 10:16 PM
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We to just got a new PC with windows 8 and I'm not a big fan as of yet. I'm happy I have a 16 year old to guide me through it because just when I think I have it figured out it throws me for a loop. I'm hopping in a few day to be whizzing through it. I'm on my kindle right now.
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Paul,

I strongly agree with you, especially after recently reading what could only be described as a devastating news article about having to learn Windows all over again from scratch.

I just pray that my computer lasts me until I'm not around because I don't understand why, in an era where things should be getting easier, that with Windows at least, they keep throwing monkey wrenches into their product which (for all I know) techies may love but regular folks like us (assuming you're not a techie) just need what we have. If I remember correctly maybe six years ago or something such as that, they came out with a new operating system (I think it may have been the original versions of Windows XP but I'm not sure) that was so hated, they had to do things to make it acceptable. I could understand improving things a bit at a time but just dumping a completely revamped system such as Windows 8 on the average computer user to me at least makes no sense whatsoever and I think is just plain stupid. What makes it worse is that they're saying it's so easy to learn! Well, if such is true then why are the number of folks such as are we, rebelling? I'm so very sorry I didn't go with Apple originally when I was first learning the basics of how to use a PC.


If I have to learn everything from scratch again, then I'm going with Apple because every one I've ever known who has an Apple going all the way back to the late eighties, wouldn't trade their Apples for the world. I've found that while people have mostly been comfortable with Microsoft, they absolutely don't engender the loyalty as does Apple. That in and of itself, speaks volumes.
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 10:27 PM
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I don't use Windows 8 . It was designed tablets with touch screens and not PC's.
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I forgot to say that according to a friend who actually teaches computers, that eventually Apple may stamp "Paid" to Microsoft for all intents and purposes. The reason?

She stated that if you go into schools all over the country, the children are learning on Apples. The answer she believes is a result of Apple's founder (I believe it was Steve Jobs, I said believe because that illustrates how little I know about computers). Years ago, he started actually giving Apples to schools, then to more schools until the growth of Apples in our schools has been exponential. Apples, she said, dominates our educational system. Although partly a result of helping educate our children, it also meant that once they completed grade and high school, what system would they then know and what would they then purchase or already are purchasing when it came to computer operating systems? The answer is obvious. This I believe, only serves to illustrate Job's (or whomever's) genius.
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I have yet to jump into the Windows 8 world but my son who is an "uber tech" detests it.

Todd: XP was Microsoft's best operating system. You are probably referring to Windows 2000, Millennium or Vista. All of those went over like lead balloons. XP saved Windows 2000 and Millennium users and Windows 7 was the "fix" for Vista.

I have "played" with Windows 8 and yes, it was designed for a touch pad and not a real computer.

I have my Window 7 Professional OS, so I may just buy a new machine and wipe it and install Windows 7.

I think Windows will really need to release a PC OS and not a one size fits all. The internal code would be the same they just need a different user interface.

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I use Windows 9 with not too many problems .My SIL uses 9.1 which looks beautiful but she has a lot of problems.
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Microsoft has a cycle between good and bad operating systems. Windows 8 was an attempt to have a single OS for all computing devices - not so good. The next version (Windows 9 or whatever) should be much better.

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I had given some thought to upgrading to Windows 8, but further thinking, don't think so, quite happy with Windows 7...Thanks guys.
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My son's friend lives with us and works at my facility. He just bought a computer with Windows 8 What was MS thinking?

I am a computer nerd and have been most my life. I build computers, program, have built specific databases, etc. Windows 8 was the hardest thing to figure out I have ever encountered. Who at that company thought this was ready to release. Android must have them shaking in their boots!

NOTE: If you have Window 8 there are ways to get back to a Windows 7 type interface. Google it - if you can figure out how to use the upside-down browser.

Apple is not the big winner in this, Google is. IMHO Apple has already shown the effect of Jobs not being with the company. I have seen Apple without Jobs before. I wish them well, but in all reality, the only thing Apple every really had going for it over their competitors was Job's genius.

If I held Apple stock I would be looking to sell.
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I use Windows 9 with not too many problems .My SIL uses 9.1 which looks beautiful but she has a lot of problems.
Gee: I guess you and your Sister in Law are developers at Microsoft. Windows 9 is still in development and hasn't even been released to Beta.

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I am getting to know it a little better now and I'm thinking once again it's just the whole change thing and getting use to it, I'll keep you posted!
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LF are you talking about Internet Explored 9 for windows? That would be my bet.
I have used Windows 8 all day today and it's no big deal in fact I'm an old hand at it now.
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Gee: I guess you and your Sister in Law are developers at Microsoft. Windows 9 is still in development and hasn't even been released to Beta.

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My SIL has Windows 9.1 .She has had it since 2007 .I thought that I have 9.0 .

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LF are you talking about Internet Explored 9 for windows? That would be my bet.
I have used Windows 8 all day today and it's no big deal in fact I'm an old hand at it now.

My mistake .She has AOL 9.1 and I have AOL 9.0 .I don't know which Windows I have.
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HOnest mistake, since the new Microsoft Windows 8 just came out...Very confusing for us all..
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My mistake .She has AOL 9.1 and I have AOL 9.0 .I don't know which Windows I have.
WOW! AOL - kind of a memory blast from my Commodore 64 days.

Why do people use AOL anymore?
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I'm still having problems figuring out Windows 7...........I'll get there tho......I'm sure!!!!!!




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windows 8 only looked intimidating, no big shakes.
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I'm in my 8th.decade of life ,memory mistakes happen often.
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I'm in my 8th.decade of life ,memory mistakes happen often.
I'm half your age and can't remember bunk!
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I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate. Seems to be ok.
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Last week, we had to replace our old computer, so we purchased a new one with Windows 8. I took it home and hooked it up and encountered a big screen full of Apps that I don't want and with all the tools out of sight on the right hand side of the screen. Furthermore, each time I tried to install a toolbar I wanted, it tried to give me something entirely different. I took the thing back and bought a different new computer still with Windows 7. It works like a charm.

I must be too old fashioned, but I don't want a whole bunch of Apps that I don't want or need using up my hard drive.
You do realize that you can uninstall said apps? I have never purchased a computer except the one I built from scratch that I didn't have to unistall a bunch of unwanted and trial programs.

I have made peace with Windows 8 and the learning curve was quite short. Hint, if you click on the desktop button your result looks and works like classic windows except for the start button.
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It was a lot more convenient for me to purchase a new computer with Windows 7, and I adore the start button.
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It was a lot more convenient for me to purchase a new computer with Windows 7, and I adore the start button.
The start button is still there at the same spot on the Windows 8 desktop, it is just a bit shy and doesn't pop up until you tickle it with the cursor.
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My own desktop has windows 7 as the OS. I bought the DW a new computer exactly one year ago and it is STILL IN THE BOX!!! Unopened! I told her I was going to regift it to her and I am. I have a Gateway laptop that I bought in April of 2000 with the Milleninium OS on it. I used it at the Hotel Galvez about three weeks ago and running it with the wifi, it performed flawlessly still!
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