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Old 12-02-2012, 12:52 PM
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Default New computer - Windows 8 arrrrggggg!

Does anyone have Windows 8? Wow! I got this new lap top, my first lap top and I think I'm going to like it once I get use to this whole new, weird Windows 8. All along....for decades, Windows has had virtually the same kind of configuration...or how it works. This is so different, kind of like a phone or I pad. Sometimes I hate it and get frustrated, but then tell myself that it's just a matter of learning how it all works. What have you found if you're using Windows 8? I think it seems to be more logical and convenient...lots of very cool stuff IF a person can adapt to it. I am not that good with change in general and techy, I'm not. lol.

I love having my desk top in my den which is upstairs when I'm working on financial stuff or what not, plus it's got a very large monitor and a comfortable chair. But, having this lap top in my kitchen is very nice and convenient. When I'm cooking or working around downstairs, I can hop on here really easily and still keep an eye on what's on the stove. Or even sit on the couch with it. Usually, I just leave it on my long kitchen island bar thing.

So, what's your preference?
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:55 PM
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I have Windows 8 and I'm still trying to figure it out honestly.... If I figure out a trick to it I'll let you know lol. It frustrates me sometimes.
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This is so different, kind of like a phone or I pad.
So, Windows has gone back to where it started? Trying to replicate Apple without getting hit with infringements?


When I first got to switch over from Windows I found myself getting snarled up occasionally, then realized the problem was that I was so used to dealing with Windows for so many years that I was making things WAY too hard. As soon as I just used common sense it was a piece of cake.

Maybe Windows 8 is trying to make things a little more intuitive and less . . . Windows-y? But they have to avoid all those nasty little details like copyright violations?

Look on the bright side . . . at least it's not like Vista
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:09 PM
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I like my Vista. What things about Windows are not intuitive? Seems whenever I use a Mac it finds some way to **** me off and complicate my life.
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:14 PM
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I think a lot of it's what you get used to, although I NEVER got used to Windows. I kept my old DOS machines going as long as possible, which was a long time since the attorney I worked for had all his stuff on DOS machines and we had excellent computer gurus (they'd been working in computers since 1959 ) who kept things going. The only reason he went to Windows when he finally made the switch was because they were building Windows based machines and the early legal software wasn't readily available on the Apple. He'd gone the computer route long before most other attorneys as he'd been working with them for years already and held several patents for programs.

I really appreciate the Pages program. It is SO much better to work with -- for me -- than Word. I even like it better than my beloved Corel.
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:24 PM
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This isn't a Mac Vs Windows debate. We all know who takes their MacLove entirely too far.
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:30 PM
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Oh I'm sure it's what you're used to. I just wonder what specific things about Vista and Windows in general **** you off lol.

Like, last time I used a Mac I was feverishly trying to finish an essay (this probably belongs in the vent thread). By default the windows always seem to "float" on a Mac, I suppose because there isn't a taskbar that shows each window you have open. So I'm yanking all these windows around and accidentally shove my bibliography beneath the fancy opaque Mac taskbar, and now I can't pull it back up. "Send to top" or "focus here" or whatever the command doesn't work, because it's still behind the taskbar. I was ready to slaughter that computer. I think I ended up exiting Word and my bibliography either appeared with the save dialogue or I re-opened it.

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AHEM back on topic I'm scared to try Windows 8 because of my experience with 7, it looks cool though. When I get a new computer I'll give it a shot.
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:34 PM
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I haven't gotten to play with 8 yet. The commercials are really annoying though.
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So, Windows has gone back to where it started? Trying to replicate Apple without getting hit with infringements?


When I first got to switch over from Windows I found myself getting snarled up occasionally, then realized the problem was that I was so used to dealing with Windows for so many years that I was making things WAY too hard. As soon as I just used common sense it was a piece of cake.

Maybe Windows 8 is trying to make things a little more intuitive and less . . . Windows-y? But they have to avoid all those nasty little details like copyright violations?

Look on the bright side . . . at least it's not like Vista
Exactly this. It's very intuitive. Why would technology work backwards?
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:11 PM
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I have Windows 8 and I'm still trying to figure it out honestly.... If I figure out a trick to it I'll let you know lol. It frustrates me sometimes.
Well, little by little, I think I'm getting onto it Skittle. My son got one too and he is way better at figuring this stuff than I am. He keeps saying that I just have to keep experimenting and reading those tutorials. He says it's like the Droid Incredible 4 G phone...one of the "baddest" phones....can do anything...they're striving for lots of multi tasking. So, if I discover anything earth shaking, I'll let you know too. Have you tried the voice recognition yet? There's a way to connect it to the TV/security system/phone...anything pretty much...all linked, all intuitive, all as one. If only I was as smart...
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