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Poll : Do you hate Windows 8 ?


View Poll Results: Do you hate Windows 8 ?
Yes 36 40.45%
No 53 59.55%
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Old 16-09-2013, 14:10
Andy Birkenhead
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Please answer my poll.
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I'd like to know how many people hate Windows 8 !
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Old 16-09-2013, 14:13
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Old 16-09-2013, 14:18
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Oh come on. You're having a laugh. Do we need another win 8 post? You know what its going to turn into.
Is it a wind up poll?
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Old 16-09-2013, 14:18
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Hate's a strong word, shouldn't there be an option of "It's alright once I've spent a week customizing it" ?
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Old 16-09-2013, 14:27
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Oh come on. You're having a laugh. Do we need another win 8 post? You know what its going to turn into.
Is it a wind up poll?
No, it's not a wind up poll.
I'd like to know how many people hate Windows 8
What IS it going to turn into ?
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Old 16-09-2013, 14:51
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No, it's not a wind up poll.
I'd like to know how many people hate Windows 8
What IS it going to turn into ?
You honestly dont know the answers to thatt?
Also why do you feel the need to know? What do you aim to achieve from it?

We already have several threads on it.
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Old 16-09-2013, 15:03
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When I first got W8, it took me straight to that wretched smartphone (or whatever) start screen with all the categories in pretty boxes, nothing like any other desktop startscreens I'd had. I had to click "desktop" to get there.

Now it takes me straight to the desktop, and I've configured it so it looks like it used to (start menu etc).

Why did they have to do that monumental screw job with it?
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Old 16-09-2013, 15:10
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You honestly dont know the answers to thatt?
Also why do you feel the need to know? What do you aim to achieve from it?

We already have several threads on it.
Just curious, I suppose.
Yes I know there are several threads, but there are no Polls.
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Old 16-09-2013, 15:11
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There isn't an option for OSx or Linux
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Old 16-09-2013, 15:11
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No, I don't mind it

Could do with some improvements and more options, but overall it's as good as previous versions
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Old 16-09-2013, 15:33
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Poll reveals a complete lack of appreciation of the real issue here.

I love Windows 8 (so voted no) but I dislike the Metro interface on my desktop PC with a vengeance, so I got rid of it. However, I like Metro on tablets I've tried.

Sorry O/P but it's a bit of a silly poll because the three separate issues will be confused - the result will be meaningless.
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Old 16-09-2013, 15:37
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Poll reveals a complete lack of appreciation of the real issue here.

I love Windows 8 (so voted no) but I dislike the Metro interface on my desktop with a vengeance. However, I like Metro on tablets I've tried.

Silly poll.
I started the poll because I just wanted a straight Yes or No answer.
That's why it's not a "Do you like / hate bits of Windows 8 ?" poll
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Old 16-09-2013, 15:40
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I started the poll because I just wanted a straight Yes or No answer.
That's why it's not a "Do you like / hate bits of Windows 8 ?" poll
It misses the point though and as such, the result will be mis-used in discussions. Some will see it as mischievous, hence the "wind-up" comments by others above.

No need for smilies, either!
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Old 16-09-2013, 15:50
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Given the fact that Windows 8 and 8.1 can be modified to avoid Metro, only the people who make sillycomments like msnbcwatcher and numpties will truly [i]hate[/I[] Windows 8.

Aside, from the minority of us who like Windows 8 as is, most will be like d@ve I would have thought, genuinely like the improvements to Windows 8, under the hood, but want to live in a multi-windowed desktop environment. Even people like d@ve will be able to appreciate that for certain groups of people e.g. those who are new/struggle with computers, the safe, sandboxed and comparatively simple world of metro might be a boon.
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Old 16-09-2013, 17:23
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There isn't an option for OSx or Linux
Why would there be? It's a yes or no question...

Isn't this a little outdated with Windows 8.1 about a month away it would make more sense to wait as a lot of issues will be fixed.
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Old 16-09-2013, 17:44
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Please answer my poll.
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I'd like to know how many people hate Windows 8 !
Nope don't hate it at all. Totally accustomed to it now.
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Old 16-09-2013, 18:13
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I hate it. It's hideous and looks like an interactive Playskool game for adults. Why anyone would want to use this crap is beyond me. It should be permanently consigned to the tech scrapheap. Why didn't MS allow people buying new computers the option of Windows 7 (a perfectly good OS which is so good I dual boot it on my Mac for games as that's one area the Mac falls down on) or this heap of junk Windows 8?
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Old 16-09-2013, 18:37
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Don't hate it at all. I wouldn't say I love it, I just like it. I haven't got a problem with it so far.
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Old 16-09-2013, 18:42
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I hate it. It's hideous and looks like an interactive Playskool game for adults. Why anyone would want to use this crap is beyond me. It should be permanently consigned to the tech scrapheap. Why didn't MS allow people buying new computers the option of Windows 7 (a perfectly good OS which is so good I dual boot it on my Mac for games as that's one area the Mac falls down on) or this heap of junk Windows 8?
Probably because this indicates that they're not totally confident of their new OS being better than Windows 7. I'm not saying it is, but just saying what Microsoft doesn't want new computer buyers to think.
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Old 16-09-2013, 19:03
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I'm worried what comes after Windows 8. I'm guessing it will be a cross between a kid's video game and a phone. When I first used Windows 7 it was OMG this is amazing. When I tried Windows 8 it was OMG I need to spend several days fixing this heap of &$"* just to get it to work how I want.

I have 10K+ of software that only runs on Windows (Cinema 4D, Adobe MC, 3DS max etc), otherwise I'd switch to Mac. Windows 7 is supported to around 2020, so that's what I'll use until then.
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Old 16-09-2013, 19:14
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Always amazes me when I see thread on Windows 8

I am sure some people think the Metro interface is all there is
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Old 16-09-2013, 19:25
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Probably because this indicates that they're not totally confident of their new OS being better than Windows 7. I'm not saying it is, but just saying what Microsoft doesn't want new computer buyers to think.
That could be it. MS wants to sell people Windows 8, but the consumers think different.

I have 10K+ of software that only runs on Windows (Cinema 4D, Adobe MC, 3DS max etc), otherwise I'd switch to Mac. Windows 7 is supported to around 2020, so that's what I'll use until then.
You could run Windows on a Mac for those programs
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Old 16-09-2013, 20:22
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Exactly the same as some of the above posters.

I chose the hate option.. But if there was an option along the lines of "its OK now that I've installed classic shell and got rid of the metro screen and the charms"... I would've picked that.
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Old 16-09-2013, 21:39
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Probably because this indicates that they're not totally confident of their new OS being better than Windows 7. I'm not saying it is, but just saying what Microsoft doesn't want new computer buyers to think.
Or it could be a long staying policy with consumers and if you're a volume license customer you can install Win8, Win7, Vista, even XP if it takes your fancy.
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Old 16-09-2013, 22:12
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Or it could be a long staying policy with consumers and if you're a volume license customer you can install Win8, Win7, Vista, even XP if it takes your fancy.
I read somewhere that M$ will sell users a license for DOS 1.0 if they need it. Can't imagine what you'd want with an OS from 1981 though It would be like Apple still selling the original Macintosh in the Apple stores!
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