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Comment by DTM on December 12, 2013 at 6:38pm

I found an old article that made me totally LOL. So much truth there:

Comment by DTM on December 5, 2013 at 4:22pm

Meh, I don't care much about that stuff. All I need to know is where to find the settings. I do agree, everything should be in the control panel organized by group and have buttons for everything. Websites are like that too, especially Fussbook, I don't know what these designers are thinking. I always had a hell of a time finding stuff in OSX.

Comment by Tyler Brown on December 2, 2013 at 5:54am

DTM, I explained what I meant by inconsistent configuration dialogues. One setting will have a dialogue style from 2000/XP, another setting will have a dialogue style from Vista/7, and now in 8/8.1, it even furthers that, and worse might I add. There are desktop environments on Linux whose configuration is more consistent in UI style than Windows is, and that is saying something. 

Obviously it isn't something that is hindering me from using the OS, however, it is an annoyance. 

Comment by DTM on December 1, 2013 at 4:31pm

I have to say tho, I've seen some long lived Toshiba's. I agree with you on Windows 8, its fast, but its also a dog, I'm not happy with it at all. I don't know if they brought any stability to 8.1 or not. Time will tell. I'd back load Windows 7 on it myself, or at least give it a try.

What do you mean by "lack of consistent configuration"? I have not experienced anything like that. Both Windows XP and Windows 7 have been absolutely trouble free in my world, and believe me I torture the hell out of them. I skipped Windows Vista completely and looks like probably 8.0 as well so far.

Comment by Tyler Brown on December 1, 2013 at 1:39am

The only issues I have with 8 and 8.1 would be the lack of consistent configuration across the board, but that has always been an issue with Windows, just far more pronounced in 8/8.1. Some settings will have new dialogs while others will have dialogs dating back to 98. Otherwise 8 and 8.1 has not really given me a whole lot of issues. NT 6.2 and NT 6.3 have also given me noticeable performance increases. 

Another mention is no need for 3rd party applications to get a taskbar and different wallpaper on more than one monitor. 

Plus, I've been launching applications on Windows the same way since Vista: Super Key, type what I want, enter. I'm a touch-typist, my hands pretty much live on the keyboard. To launch something using the mouse, unless it is directly on the superbar on the bottom, is fairly inefficient. 

Comment by Gibson on November 30, 2013 at 3:18pm

This laptop would do nicely with windows 7 put on it, but without proper driver support, it's a nightmare in the waiting.

Comment by Gibson on November 30, 2013 at 3:16pm

Comment by Gibson on November 30, 2013 at 3:14pm

its not just that shitty metro screen and lack of a proper start menu, it's several other things that are giving people problems, the OS just doesn't work as great as Seven. I mean honestly come on Microsoft pretty much showed their support for everything becoming tablet like and shit. I am old school, i like the traditional computer and i will never leave that. Windows 8 is probably only the becoming, why microsoft felt so threatened with the need to do this is beyond me. It's crap

Comment by Tyler Brown on November 30, 2013 at 1:04pm

Nah, I think your opinion. 8 and 8.1 definitely have noticeable improvements to the NT Kernel.There are a few things wrong with it, but the over-glorified launcher isn't one of them.

Comment by Gibson on November 30, 2013 at 11:15am

any computer using windows 8 in my opinion is a piece of shit.

Crap i made a scientific error, did i say in my opinion? I ment FACT.

Erase put 7 on = win.

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