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Re: Is Windows 8 really this bad ?
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2014, 09:21:28 am »
With Linux because I didn't like Unity desktop I was able to wipe Ubuntu install Mint and have virtually the same OS with a UI I liked,  Windows 8 users won't have that luxury.

THIS is the kicker - this is Linux's strength, and unfortunate weakness too. Before Windows 8, average Joe didn't want UI options, and was even confused & afraid of them. Now, in post-Win8 world, people hate the change and refuse to budge from older versions, and this is where Linux could step in with an "Hate new-look Windows? Take a look at this!"

Getting back to the Ubuntu/Unity thing in spite of how i felt about Unity I think Cannonical has done a far better job of integrating the touch UI with the desktop than Microsoft have done with Metro, if only they could get it on hardware and in retail shops they could've be on a winner but it looks like (once again) they're late for the party.

In some ways, it's annoying that at this time, Canonical are looking to the future, and to tablets & phones to get Ubuntu out there, rather than going for the jugular as making a big stab for the desktop/laptop market with OEMs and retailers.

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Re: Is Windows 8 really this bad ?
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2014, 10:04:13 am »
Mmm, if the hardware gets cheap enough I might be with you!

A little birdy tells me that even the own brand M$ tablets are tested with Android (nothing like hedging your bets eh?!) so in theory one could load Cyanogen up on it .. just need to wait for Cyanogen to get their hands on the drivers the W$ guys were using to test on  ..  :)
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Re: Is Windows 8 really this bad ?
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2014, 12:22:57 pm »
When you say the Surface is quite nice, I guess you mean the hardware ? .. you can't mean the OS/hardw2are combination ?

RT sucks .. and the full Win8 on x86 (Surface Pro) had rubbish battery life .. though I hear the Surface Pro 2 has improved this by 20%, it's still likely to be rubbish (for a tablet).

They need to do a FULL Win8.1 on ARM and get the software available too .. THEN they may  be onto a winner (for businesses) .. but it'll never happen as the software (besides Office) is outside of their control.

Software devs have already moved to Android/iOS

Surface was nothing more than a false promise.
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Re: Is Windows 8 really this bad ?
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2014, 09:03:43 pm »
So I guess we're not all getting surface pro's then, lol.

Question: Its time to upgrade my phone on 20th January and was looking at the samsung galaxy S4, can I put the ubuntu mobile interface on this? I haven't seen or experimented with the cyanogenmod or any linux on mobile yet, but was thinking of giving it a try.
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Re: Is Windows 8 really this bad ?
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2014, 09:24:38 pm »
Hmm I'll leave it for a while lol
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Re: Is Windows 8 really this bad ?
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2014, 08:05:39 pm »

But is Windows 8 really this bad ?

Graeme

No windows 8 isn't that bad - IMO it is worse. far worse. I got rid of it off son in laws laptop for Linux.

I admit to having a nosy about first, but finally took the battery out, and started from there... too painful to continue...

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Re: Is Windows 8 really this bad ?
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2014, 08:19:33 pm »
Totally with Sim on this .. Win8 blows chunks .. 8.1 is a small improvement but still terrible, I'd advise anyone that wants/needs Windows to stick with 7
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Re: Is Windows 8 really this bad ?
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2014, 10:14:04 pm »
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I'd advise anyone that wants/needs Windows to stick with 7

Even HP is offering discounts on PCs that run Windows 7, a promotion it said was in response to "popular demand".
See more at: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/79834.html

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Re: Is Windows 8 really this bad ?
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2014, 11:43:47 pm »
Heh .. I'm not alone then :)
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