Column: Stop the Windows 8 Hate

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vrmlbasic

Looks as though you missed the cultural reference. The title of this article alludes to "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb"

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jason2393

I certainly think a touchscreen would make Windows 8 more usable, but I still don't like Modern... I don't need my main computer to have paired down mobile apps when I have an iPad and iPod Touch. I do think Windows 8's pros outweigh its cons, but all the pros are improvements on things from 7 (Task Mgr, SSD Trim, File Transfer, Security), and all the cons are things that are exclusive to 8 (Modern UI).

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FireGarden

I can't see the point in apps at all on a laptop or desktop computer. The word 'app' just annoys me anyway! I tried using the Skype app on Metro and it's massively shite (cut-down) compared to the desktop version. The only thing I use is Netflix because it seems better than going through a browser.

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Eoraptor

this is a lot of it right here. most everyone I know buys a tablet when they want to browse around or make a phone call or something (includig phones an phabets) but a PC is bought for entirely different reasons and usages. Large resident programs, large resident games, productivity, mass storage, etc...

and nary twixt the twain shall met,

Apple knows this, which is why Mac OSX and iOS are two separate platforms which merely look similar and compliment one another.

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AFDozerman

Stockholm syndrome?

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Obsidian

Plus one for quippy comment awesomeness.

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jgottberg

LOL

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dedgar

The dark side you have joined I see. Of this no good will come.
Okay, enough of my Yoda imitation.
I've come to accept Win 8 with the addition of Classic Start. If I didn't have Classic Start I'd probably still be grousing about it.
The Control Panel? Well, I wish they would've left the names the same.

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jimmthang

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I actually prefer Windows 8 to Windows 7 with classic shell. I just hope Windows 8.1 doesn't break it...

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AFDozerman

That's actually my worry, too. Classic start has been my best friend on Win8.

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slopes0213

I'm currently using Classic Shell on 8.1 with no trouble. I have an MSDN account and downloaded the 8.1 final about a week ago. I'm guessing it will most likely play nice with most start menu add ons. I do like the performance of 8x, but I'm sorry, as hard as I try for me personally, I really don't see a need for the tile interface on my desktop. I do dabble with it but at least for now, I really don't bother with it for what I use the box for. I'd like to try it out on a touch screen PC where I'm sure the benefits of it, really must shine. I'm happy running 8 with classic shell.

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jimmthang

Were you using classic shell before you updated to 8.1? Or did you download it after? 

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slopes0213

I was using it on 8, and did a clean install of 8.1 because unfortunately the upgrade from 8 to 8.1 would not cooperate. That being said, 8.1 installed fresh, with the latest version of classic shell (states 8.1 support), worked great.