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Old 07-31-2013, 03:02 PM
 
Location: southern california
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Many functions can only be done on desktop or laptop
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:10 PM
 
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Are you saying there's an option in Windows 8 for using the classic desktop?
Uh yes, of course. In 8.1, you can even skip the start screen entirely and go straight into the desktop, foregoing the arduous task of clicking the "Desktop" tile.

You can also run metro apps alongside the traditional desktop, side by side.

The classic start menu is gone, but the start screen still contains the giant list of apps, still searchable like before, and with added sorting options to make it easy to find what you're looking for. You can still pin programs for easy access without going through the list (this is actually even better now, as you can create categories of programs to keep, for example, all your games or all your office programs grouped together).

Windows 8 is actually pretty nice. Probably the best version Microsoft has put out. It does get a lot of flack, but that's mostly from people who can't deal with small changes and even moreso from people who haven't actually used it and are just complaining about it based on rumors they heard from other people who also haven't used it.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Abilene, Texas
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Uh yes, of course. In 8.1, you can even skip the start screen entirely and go straight into the desktop, foregoing the arduous task of clicking the "Desktop" tile.

You can also run metro apps alongside the traditional desktop, side by side.

The classic start menu is gone, but the start screen still contains the giant list of apps, still searchable like before, and with added sorting options to make it easy to find what you're looking for. You can still pin programs for easy access without going through the list (this is actually even better now, as you can create categories of programs to keep, for example, all your games or all your office programs grouped together).

Windows 8 is actually pretty nice. Probably the best version Microsoft has put out. It does get a lot of flack, but that's mostly from people who can't deal with small changes and even moreso from people who haven't actually used it and are just complaining about it based on rumors they heard from other people who also haven't used it.
Well that certainly sounds easy enough. I can handle small changes...lol. Just to be sure, I'll probably try to find someone who has a computer with Windows 8 or one on display in a store so I can try it out.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:24 PM
 
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Well that certainly sounds easy enough. I can handle small changes...lol. Just to be sure, I'll probably try to find someone who has a computer with Windows 8 or one on display in a store so I can try it out.
I suggest you wait for Windows 8.1 before trying it out if you can (later this year).
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Abilene, Texas
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I suggest you wait for Windows 8.1 before trying it out if you can (later this year).
Yeah, that's a good idea. Unless my PC completely croaks between now and then, I'll wait until the the new 8.1 version comes out. I was reading about that online late last night and it appears that Microsoft is going to change or delete some of the unpopular features in Windows 8 in the new version.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:51 PM
 
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I see many users migrating from the traditional desktop to more mobile devices; it's a trend I see progressing too. Information is a commodity and users want it when they need it.

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Old 08-31-2013, 11:50 AM
 
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It is interesting that the #1 PC seller in the world, sold more phones and tablets than computers. It's telling of what direction we are going in.
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:20 PM
 
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ut still smart phone sells are slowing in many countries. In that regard more and more see no need to upgrade. The non-smart phone sells are continue overall tho in world. That is what happened to computer sales afterwindows & ;people see no reason to go to windows 8 and new machine.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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It is interesting that the #1 PC seller in the world, sold more phones and tablets than computers. It's telling of what direction we are going in.
Who's this? But smartphone can't replace a computer. And I don't like tablet because they're SMALL. I want a 17" laptop for portable stuff.

When Nivida Logan processors come out for tablets - that's when I'll get a tablet. I have no use for a tablet now except for looking at my Nook, Kindle, and pdf books. But my pdf book collection is over 80 GB so I need a tablet with SDHC expansion capability too.
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:40 PM
 
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Who's this? But smartphone can't replace a computer. And I don't like tablet because they're SMALL. I want a 17" laptop for portable stuff.

When Nivida Logan processors come out for tablets - that's when I'll get a tablet. I have no use for a tablet now except for looking at my Nook, Kindle, and pdf books. But my pdf book collection is over 80 GB so I need a tablet with SDHC expansion capability too.
Lenovo: Top PC maker Lenovo sells more phones and tablets than computers | The Verge

The ThinkPad Helix Tablet has 256gb of storage so you can store your books on it. Realistically, however, you should be using cloud storage for that kind of data.
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