Windows 8.1 - The marmite o/s?

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Windows 8.1 - The marmite o/s?

Postby MindyMcfly » 03 Jan 2014 12:01

Ive been using this on my manky old laptop... but why oh why would microsoft want to make life worse?

Anyone else using it?
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Re: Windows 8.1 - The marmite o/s?

Postby shiftnshape » 04 Jan 2014 03:31

I am and its faster than XP and was only £50 compared to over £150 for windows 7 that's the only reason I got 8 and not 7. There are a few things that need going back to what they ware in previous versions.
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Re: Windows 8.1 - The marmite o/s?

Postby MindyMcfly » 06 Jan 2014 10:11

Do you use any of the third party start menus?

I get why microsoft did it but the 'metro' interface only really works with touch :P
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Re: Windows 8.1 - The marmite o/s?

Postby shiftnshape » 06 Jan 2014 11:24

I have it set up so it goes straight to desktop the start menu is there sort of so I can restart and shutdown instead of hovering at the side of the screen and then clicking.
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Re: Windows 8.1 - The marmite o/s?

Postby MindyMcfly » 06 Jan 2014 11:54

I was looking at http://www.startisback.com/ but begrudge paying for a feature microsoft shouldnt have removed :lol:
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Re: Windows 8.1 - The marmite o/s?

Postby shiftnshape » 08 Jan 2014 09:41

As far as I am aware they are doing another update to bring back the start menu fully not sure when it will be available though.
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Re: Windows 8.1 - The marmite o/s?

Postby Tiel » 12 Jan 2014 02:31

https://www.google.com/search?q=Microso ... 64+torrent
https://www.google.com/search?q=Windows ... AZ+torrent

Done! Why waste money on Microsoft? They got enough. The more you pay them, the crappier their products get.
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Re: Windows 8.1 - The marmite o/s?

Postby Dust » 12 Jan 2014 10:16

Yeah... but please let people at least search for their own :) (I don't want to cause problems for cy, the law over in great Britain is quite idiotic... (That's why I changed your URLs))
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Re: Windows 8.1 - The marmite o/s?

Postby MindyMcfly » 13 Jan 2014 09:49

Most torrent sites are blocked by ISP in the UK anyway, except the top searches are now the proxy versions of said sites.

I really don't like the app/metro interface its awful for non-touch monitors and even with one its not intuitive. I hope they continue to back down because business doesn't seem to be adopting 8 at all.
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Re: Windows 8.1 - The marmite o/s?

Postby Dust » 13 Jan 2014 11:13

Yeah, here at work, most only use 7 as well... There's one person that uses 8, and he often complained about stuff being broken... Not only the UI, but even basic things like RAID drivers.
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