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Upgrade to Windows 8?

Yes, the new features are FANTASTIC!
- 2 (10%)
No, it's a Microsoft product - it'll be buggy for at LEAST a year (or three).
- 6 (30%)
Wait a while.
- 7 (35%)
WHY AREN'T YOU ON A MAC?????
- 1 (5%)
Closed-source operating systems are archaic.
- 1 (5%)
What's a "Windows"? (thumbs furiously typing on an iPad)
- 0 (0%)
I'm voting in this poll by use of MIND READING.
- 2 (10%)
Other (please state)
- 1 (5%)

Total Members Voted: 19


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Re: Windows 8 - Yea or Nay?
« Reply #50 on: 06 Nov 2012, 07:40 »

I like that!  I've always been about the keyboard shortcuts anyway. 

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Re: Windows 8 - Yea or Nay?
« Reply #51 on: 09 Nov 2012, 07:30 »

I like that!  I've always been about the keyboard shortcuts anyway. 

friggin mice. 
Keyboard shortcuts FTW.

I learned about Alt+TAB while working for Walgreens. I did it as a force of habit one day on my home PC and though "Ohmahgawd, this is a Windows shortcut?!" I had always assumed it was one of Walgreens' proprietary things.
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Re: Windows 8 - Yea or Nay?
« Reply #52 on: 11 Nov 2012, 05:33 »

I, like most, don't believe that there will be a massive switch to Linux systems.  I do think Linux has been partying since the win8 announcement though. 
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Re: Windows 8 - Yea or Nay?
« Reply #53 on: 12 Nov 2012, 12:53 »

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Re: Windows 8 - Yea or Nay?
« Reply #54 on: 12 Nov 2012, 04:09 »

Bwah?!

Wait...what does DirectX do anyway?
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Re: Windows 8 - Yea or Nay?
« Reply #55 on: 12 Nov 2012, 04:52 »

From TechPaul:

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Windows uses a system of software for handling multimedia that it calls “DirectX”. DirectX is responsible for how video is displayed, 3D graphics are drawn, and how music is played. Because of this, it is responsible for how your computer games appear on your screen (as well as other things).

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Re: Windows 8 - Yea or Nay?
« Reply #56 on: 12 Nov 2012, 05:10 »

Ahkay...so, why the big deal that Win7 doesn't have 11.1, only 11.0? It seems that the newest OSes will have the newest stuff on them...you wouldn't run a Win95 computer with Firefox 13.0, would you? (you would? WHY.)
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Re: Windows 8 - Yea or Nay?
« Reply #57 on: 12 Nov 2012, 05:13 »

It's planned obsolescence. There's no real reason why Win 7 couldn't run it other than MS is forcibly future fucking those who don't upgrade. Developers and consumers both.
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Re: Windows 8 - Yea or Nay?
« Reply #58 on: 12 Nov 2012, 05:17 »

When they pulled the "games for windows live only runs on Vista" back when Vista was fresh, it just made me not buy those games until there came out a worthwhile OS. There's too many old, great games I haven't played that won't require the new DX.

Also, do I know Valve right, they'll probably make sure games on their platform still runs on W7. GOG will probably do the same. And, seriously, any release that's not being released by Microsoft will run on W7 (and probably also XP), as the other big publishers has no gain from forcing people to use 8. This isn't a problem unless you really want to play the latest bad port of an xbox-game.

Case in point - I've been playing both Civ5 and Shogun 2 lately, and both can be played both with DirectX 9 and with 10/11, to ensure that both xp and Vista/7-users can play.
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Re: Windows 8 - Yea or Nay?
« Reply #59 on: 12 Nov 2012, 05:21 »

It's planned obsolescence. There's no real reason why Win 7 couldn't run it other than MS is forcibly future fucking those who don't upgrade. Developers and consumers both.
clever bastards... I'm sort of upset with microsoft for this now
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Re: Windows 8 - Yea or Nay?
« Reply #60 on: 12 Nov 2012, 05:21 »

I'm also talking about being unable to utilize the full capability of your graphics card. Is some bullshit.
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Re: Windows 8 - Yea or Nay?
« Reply #61 on: 12 Nov 2012, 06:19 »

forcibly future fucking
Say that five times fast.

I'm also talking about being unable to utilize the full capability of your graphics card. Is some bullshit.
There's gotta be some sort of loophole...there's always a tweakable registry key or something, right?
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Re: Windows 8 - Yea or Nay?
« Reply #62 on: 12 Nov 2012, 06:31 »

clever bastards... I'm sort of upset with microsoft for this now

Just now? Where were you in the 80's and 90's, man?

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Re: Windows 8 - Yea or Nay?
« Reply #63 on: 12 Nov 2012, 06:35 »

well I spent the 80's in an ovary, my digital experiences in the nineties were mostly comprised of word processing and phonics computer games
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Re: Windows 8 - Yea or Nay?
« Reply #64 on: 12 Nov 2012, 06:54 »

"Hey! Remember all the crazy shit Microsoft pulled before windows 95?"

No. No I don't.
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Re: Windows 8 - Yea or Nay?
« Reply #65 on: 12 Nov 2012, 07:04 »

Well, to be fair most people didn't complain about MS's so much because basically people who hated Apple just gave shifty eyed glances at MS while bitching about Apple while trying to ignore some of the shit they pulled.
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Re: Windows 8 - Yea or Nay?
« Reply #66 on: 13 Nov 2012, 06:28 »

well I spent the 80's in an ovary, my digital experiences in the nineties were mostly comprised of word processing and phonics computer games

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« Reply #67 on: 13 Nov 2012, 03:52 »

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Re: Windows 8 - Yea or Nay?
« Reply #68 on: 13 Nov 2012, 09:45 »

Thus it begins...Somehow I think he might be the only one, though. It was his brainchild, and as initial public reaction is negative, he probably realized it screwed his chances at becomnig CEO, and he bailed to enjoy a retirement in seclusion.

...Or he'll sell of all of Microsoft's secrets to Apple.
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Re: Windows 8 - Yea or Nay?
« Reply #69 on: 19 Nov 2012, 04:35 »

Looks like MS took quite the backpedal on DX11.1
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Re: Windows 8 - Yea or Nay?
« Reply #70 on: 19 Nov 2012, 06:47 »

If an angry mob can get MS to rethink their policies on one subject, why not have a torch-n-pitchfork mob marching to their offices? I bet a lot of things could be solved that way. The French way.
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Re: Windows 8 - Yea or Nay?
« Reply #71 on: 19 Nov 2012, 07:25 »

It's happened before, behind the scenes - look at the way the end-of-life for Windows XP got put back, and back (at least for corporate customers).  At work, I was still getting new computers from Dell with XP pre-installed as little as 18 months ago.
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« Reply #72 on: 19 Nov 2012, 07:28 »

It's happened before, behind the scenes - look at the way the end-of-life for Windows XP got put back, and back (at least for corporate customers).  At work, I was still getting new computers from Dell with XP pre-installed as little as 18 months ago.

True. XP was such a huge product for schools and other institutions, and they don't like having to shell out buttloads of money just to keep up with non-essential advances in technology.
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Re: Windows 8 - Yea or Nay?
« Reply #73 on: 19 Nov 2012, 07:42 »

A lot of the machines at my school still run XP, it works just perfectly for the computers we're just running algorithms on or using to program/run robots.  Actually the only ones that are running 7 are the ones purchased in the last year and a half.  (we skipped vista)
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« Reply #74 on: 19 Nov 2012, 09:06 »

That's a wise choice, skipping the problem child. ^_^
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Re: Windows 8 - Yea or Nay?
« Reply #75 on: 19 Nov 2012, 10:09 »

I still have a hard drive that has Windows XP on it.  I use it to download photographs from my camera because I cannot find Linux to download the pictures. 

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Re: Windows 8 - Yea or Nay?
« Reply #76 on: 20 Nov 2012, 12:33 »

I'm running XP on the computer I usually use. I've only got 7 on my new (not-yet-arrived) computer because XP support is end soon (or did they extend it more?) and shenanigans with DirectX.
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Re: Windows 8 - Yea or Nay?
« Reply #77 on: 20 Nov 2012, 02:01 »

Final support (for those who get it) for XP ends in spring 2014.  There is no way that will get extended again; it's 12 years since release. 

Microsoft gets a lot of bad press, and deserves much of it - but that is a superb record in this field, actually.  By contrast, Apple currently only supports present and previous (and just maybe one before for really bad issues) - i.e. barely three years - and also makes it hard to run the latest OS on old machines.
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