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Old 02-25-2014, 01:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Pruzhany View Post
No it's not. Just did an order for 40 Laptops from HP for a business. All had Win7Pro.

Windows 7 Laptops & hybrids | HP® Official Store
A small order of home office laptops to run oldschool enterprise database software.... you make it sound like that's a common occurrence.
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:23 AM
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Originally Posted by ellenrr View Post
are you kidding?

"To put it mildly, the Windows 8 design has been controversial.

Instead of a traditional PC desktop user interface, Windows 8 uses Microsoft's mobile design, which has tiles for applications.

Windows Phone, which first used the tile look, is a relative failure. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, Windows 8 for desktop computers, which uses the same design, has not been a hit."

Microsoft executive Joe Belfiore: "It is a unique differentiator. I love tiles, I am exited about them."

"unique" = that means different

Read more: Microsoft Updates Windows 8 Again - Business Insider
Not kidding at all. Windows 8 is just as small of a change to Windows 7 as Windows 7 was to Windows Vista. It's a small incremental, .1 version number change (not even a whole number version). By definition, that's a minor change which leaves the software nearly the same as the previous version. This is evident by the number of hooks in the kernel added to support tiles.

Any minor change is "unique". For example, when Windows 2000 made Lucida the default font for Notepad, that was "unique". But Nodepad remained nearly identical.

Some education for you:
Windows 8 doesn't use Microsoft's mobile design. Their mobile design consisted of a start menu in the top left and a desktop (available in Windows Mobile 6.x phones and earlier). I suggest you read the Microsoft Research whitepapers to learn more about the design that Windows 8 does use (which they do share with their phones and tablets -- even though it performs horribly with the lack of a mouse and keyboard).
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:12 AM
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Some Windows 8 humor:

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Take two of my friends who recently made the upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows 7. Upon installing the software, one of them said that “the only way they could make it worse is if the right mouse click[would] be replaced by smashing your right thumb with a hammer.”

For a lot of users, dislike of the Metro screen has reached Dr. Seuss-like proportions: They do not like it in their homes, they do not like it on their phones; they will not click upon its tiles, they won’t use it to access files; they wish that it would go and die, they do not like Metro UI.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:42 AM
Location: NW Penna.
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Originally Posted by thelopez2 View Post
Maybe giving it away might help.

Free is just about my price point for it, LOL. I have been onboard for every (every) Windows OS upgrade since Windows 3.1. If MS issued it, I bought it, even Windows ME and Windows 2000 that both never ran right on my Intel platforms and kept corrupting files. WinXP, I loved. Windows Vista came on my laptop, and I even loved that. Win7, I finally got acquainted with in summer 2012 and I run it now.

So I immediately d/l'd the consumer preview of Win8 and soon decided it was a dud. I tried to work with Metro on a non-touchscreen laptop. It was too hard. So I got Classic Shell, and hallelujah the heavens opened up and light shone and I could finally find wth MS hid everything that I really needed to use.

So, I skipped Win8. My laptops run Win7 Home Premium, and desktops run Win7 Pro. And it's going to remain that way, unless MS wants to give me a $50 version of Win8 that doesn't have such a steep learning curve.

I echo what someone else said: Have used every version of Windows, use iPhone, use android, can program any VCR, can figure out how to watch a TV when I have only a universal remote from Big Lots. But Win8 is nothing but a time-wasting pitb.
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