If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Money Control (India))   Microsoft: Response to Windows 8 overwhelming in largest tech support center on Earth   (moneycontrol.com) divider line 134
    More: Unlikely, window, Windows Store  
•       •       •

5233 clicks; posted to Geek » on 31 Oct 2012 at 3:47 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



134 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-10-31 11:43:58 PM

TV's Vinnie: BronyMedic: Recently bought a gaming laptop with it on there.

I'm actually loving it. It runs a hell of a lot smoother than windows 7 ever did.

LOL! Want to know how I know you're a paid shill?


Don't know if he is, but i'm not. And after getting over the interface learning curve(about 1 afternoon) My productivity is the same.

And for those that want to know what you "get" with windows 8? There are PLENTY of Under the hood articles out about it.

And for those crying about interface. meh, adapt or die. Microsoft has to push hard into the mobile computing market. 8 runs freakin awesome on my Surface Tablet. The only thing I cant use it for is VisualStudio 2010, and as I am soon to receive a copy of VS2012 Ultimate :) I will be able to build and compile on my new tablet. Already setting up the structures for a few apps i am planning on writing.
 
2012-10-31 11:59:53 PM

SwingDancer: TV's Vinnie: BronyMedic: Recently bought a gaming laptop with it on there.

I'm actually loving it. It runs a hell of a lot smoother than windows 7 ever did.

LOL! Want to know how I know you're a paid shill?

Don't know if he is, but i'm not. And after getting over the interface learning curve(about 1 afternoon) My productivity is the same.

And for those that want to know what you "get" with windows 8? There are PLENTY of Under the hood articles out about it.

And for those crying about interface. meh, adapt or die. Microsoft has to push hard into the mobile computing market. 8 runs freakin awesome on my Surface Tablet. The only thing I cant use it for is VisualStudio 2010, and as I am soon to receive a copy of VS2012 Ultimate :) I will be able to build and compile on my new tablet. Already setting up the structures for a few apps i am planning on writing.


So, I'm supposed to ditch all of my legacy programs just because Steve Balmer wants everyone's computer to look like a Fisher Price computer?
 
2012-11-01 12:08:22 AM

TV's Vinnie: SwingDancer: TV's Vinnie: BronyMedic: Recently bought a gaming laptop with it on there.

I'm actually loving it. It runs a hell of a lot smoother than windows 7 ever did.

LOL! Want to know how I know you're a paid shill?

Don't know if he is, but i'm not. And after getting over the interface learning curve(about 1 afternoon) My productivity is the same.

And for those that want to know what you "get" with windows 8? There are PLENTY of Under the hood articles out about it.

And for those crying about interface. meh, adapt or die. Microsoft has to push hard into the mobile computing market. 8 runs freakin awesome on my Surface Tablet. The only thing I cant use it for is VisualStudio 2010, and as I am soon to receive a copy of VS2012 Ultimate :) I will be able to build and compile on my new tablet. Already setting up the structures for a few apps i am planning on writing.

So, I'm supposed to ditch all of my legacy programs just because Steve Balmer wants everyone's computer to look like a Fisher Price computer?


No. Nice troll though. Only the ARM based tablet will not run your legacy stuff, the tablet coming out in a few months WILL be able to, but wont have all the nifty ARM features. However all your legacy stuff works fine on Windows 8. and if your panties get all in a bunch over not being able to figure oput the new Metro interface, well they left the old one on it for "slow learners"
 
2012-11-01 12:11:33 AM

Doc_Gerbil: 300 fukin' apps in the windows store!

/impressive


ZOMG not enough apps this will surely fail

/reposted from a previous andriod thread
//reposted from previous Kindle fire thread
///Unbind panties, stop being a troll
////adapt or die
 
2012-11-01 12:14:49 AM
Ed Finnerty: BumpInTheNight: Meh the UI looks like ass and that outweighs any perceived or genuine performance advantages it might have over win7, I'm skipping this one.

You know, I'd upgrade for the lulz if it *actually* looked like ass.

Especially if the hole was the Recycle Bin.

Depends whose ass.


It should squeal like a pig when you throw something out, and give you a choice of asses.
 
2012-11-01 12:42:02 AM

SwingDancer: No. Nice troll though. Only the ARM based tablet will not run your legacy stuff, the tablet coming out in a few months WILL be able to, but wont have all the nifty ARM features. However all your legacy stuff works fine on Windows 8. and if your panties get all in a bunch over not being able to figure oput the new Metro interface, well they left the old one on it for "slow learners"


"Slow learners"? Sorry. But I'm not interested in "Vista II Electric Balmer-loo".

Enjoy your Fisher Price GUI.

/The sheep goes, "Win8 is AWESUM!"
 
2012-11-01 01:03:16 AM

Flint Ironstag: RandomAxe: Windows 8 may be exactly what some people want from a Windows OS. That's fine.

It's not fast, though. You're running it on a fast machine. Try installing XP on that same machine and then see which is faster for routine tasks.

For me, XP is as good as I realistically expect Windows to be. I save thousands of dollars by using older machines until they die, and they're quite fast for the things I actually use them for -- browsing the net (mostly with Opera), Netflix, word processing, a few Flash games. I have no reason to 'upgrade'. If I were still playing current games, I'd buy a dedicated platform machine, like a PS3 or Xbox.

Anyway, yes, the Windows 8 UI is not something I want to use. It's not for me, The End.

I just upgraded from xp to w8 on a core2duo 3ghz machine. W8 is WAY faster....

So far l reall like it, with Classic Shell. Great deal for $40.


Yeah I'm planning to use Classic Shell too when I upgrade. I want the 'under the hood' improvements, but I don't really care for the new UI at this point.
 
2012-11-01 01:42:13 AM
Makes sense they're going to be fielding billions of confused calls about it
 
2012-11-01 01:43:24 AM

TV's Vinnie: SwingDancer: No. Nice troll though. Only the ARM based tablet will not run your legacy stuff, the tablet coming out in a few months WILL be able to, but wont have all the nifty ARM features. However all your legacy stuff works fine on Windows 8. and if your panties get all in a bunch over not being able to figure oput the new Metro interface, well they left the old one on it for "slow learners"

"Slow learners"? Sorry. But I'm not interested in "Vista II Electric Balmer-loo".

Enjoy your Fisher Price GUI.

/The sheep goes, "Win8 is AWESUM!"


Hmmm.. insult, insult, insult. Nothing to actually add to the debate. you'd think you got a better rating with fark, the more messages you post.

It's not going away. But I guess we'll just have to wait for windows 9 when it's all awesome again cuz its an odd version number, even though it will also have the metro interface, without the crutch for those that cannot adapt to an everchanging world.

And when I say slow learners i meant it, they left it on there for people who can't figure it out in an afternoon. Sorry if I pegged you with that one. Wasnt meant to be as much of an insult as you took it.
 
2012-11-01 02:15:38 AM
I used the Consumer Preview for a minute. Mixed feelings, I guess. On one hand it's smooth, stable, and supported ALL of my hardware natively. On the other hand the UI is definitely not very well thought out IMHO in a LOT of ways. Haven't tried it with a touch interface, to be honest.

But there was one thing that blew my mind.

In Desktop mode, right click on the bottom-left corner (where the thumbnail pops up for the vomit pile of tiles that they call the Start Menu now)...

...Where has that popup menu been all my life?
 
2012-11-01 03:17:00 AM

SwingDancer: my Surface Tablet. The only thing I cant use it for is VisualStudio 2010,


bahaha. You want to code on a tablet?
Talk about masochistic...
 
2012-11-01 04:14:27 AM
Where are my menus? If I wanted to use the keyboard everytime I needed to use a basic, universal program function I'd still be using DOS. Visually, the thing's like a game of Memory as soon as you get bored with checking the weather.

If only MS would make an OS as fast as XP with a UI that reflected the versatile nature of human thought and took advantage of large, or multiple, monitors by spreading things out instead of making us click one button for every single thing we want to do.

/This is why I keep telling people to buy a Mac or build a Hackintosh.
//One of these days I'll follow my own advice (for my main system, not the slower hacks I have laying around.)
 
2012-11-01 04:42:42 AM

ReverendJasen: SwingDancer: my Surface Tablet. The only thing I cant use it for is VisualStudio 2010,

bahaha. You want to code on a tablet?
Talk about masochistic...


Technically I have to justify why I needed a tablet and VS 2012. I dont HAVE to code on all the time. Just on the few instances a month I must show my work to the people paying me.
 
2012-11-01 05:16:18 AM

killro: Anyone here have a gaming rig with W8 and Steam on it?

I am curious to hear some farker tesimonials on how that is working out. I have been hearing a little back and forth on this fron from friends; "Its great, it runs really fast with good hardware and doesnt crash!" "Its terrible, its going to force you to use GFWL all the time!" Etc.

Anyone got some hands on 2 cents?


fark Games for Windows. fark it in the ass with a rusty street light pole.
 
2012-11-01 05:19:28 AM

SwingDancer: TV's Vinnie: SwingDancer: No. Nice troll though. Only the ARM based tablet will not run your legacy stuff, the tablet coming out in a few months WILL be able to, but wont have all the nifty ARM features. However all your legacy stuff works fine on Windows 8. and if your panties get all in a bunch over not being able to figure oput the new Metro interface, well they left the old one on it for "slow learners"

"Slow learners"? Sorry. But I'm not interested in "Vista II Electric Balmer-loo".

Enjoy your Fisher Price GUI.

/The sheep goes, "Win8 is AWESUM!"

Hmmm.. insult, insult, insult. Nothing to actually add to the debate. you'd think you got a better rating with fark, the more messages you post.

It's not going away. But I guess we'll just have to wait for windows 9 when it's all awesome again cuz its an odd version number, even though it will also have the metro interface, without the crutch for those that cannot adapt to an everchanging world.

And when I say slow learners i meant it, they left it on there for people who can't figure it out in an afternoon. Sorry if I pegged you with that one. Wasnt meant to be as much of an insult as you took it.


Ah, the calm voice of reason - wasting it's breath. Dude, you can post these facts as often as you like. When people have an excuse to cry butthurt on the Internets, trying to talk them out of it is a waste of time. It is something they do for pleasure.
They will just come back and post the same stuff. I'm not going to argue with them - I'm not an early adopter myself, as a rule. In a couple of years, 90% of the people that are yelling about how horrible it is will be using it - at least if they've bought a new device. And all this will be forgotten, as it has been with every release thet've ever had. The only exception ever was Win7, which was just a fixed version of Vista.
95, 98, WinME, and the beloved XP were all greeted with howls of outrage when they were first released.
This is what the Asperger's crowd likes to do when MS releases an operating system, and they will do it - the actual merits of the OS have no bearing on the matter.
 
2012-11-01 06:56:19 AM
Wow, I knew Fark was always a bit of a troll haven, but this is pathetic. Since when is Fark populated by curmudgeonly old men and tech illiterate/technophobes? It's not that difficult to use. It's easier to use than iOS or OSX.

XP needs to die. It's a pain in the ass to use these days. My work machine runs 32-bit XP when it was designed for 64-bit 7. I have major issues with this. Why would you buy a PC with an i7 2600 and 8GB of RAM and downgrade it?

For an industry that claims to be bleeding edge and technologically proficient, the IT industry seems to be more technologically backwards and conservative than even the staunchest Tea Party supporter. If people actually took the time to learn how to use something, it might not be so bad. It's funny how everyone calls Mac users babies who need to have their hands held while using the PC, when they're so afraid to use Windows 8 because they have to learn something new.

There are a few things about 8 I don't like, but a lot of it is useful. Basically the start screen is one giant task bar for me, as I always pinned everything there. I also like the Netflix app, works better than the one on iOS and the web browser version.

/I don't expect windows 8 at work, but I wish they would upgrade to 7, and upgrade Acrobat to something other than 8, because acrobat 8 was shiat. 9 fixed all the stability issues.
//upgraded both her laptop and desktop to 8 this weekend. shiatty ass netbook is incompatible due to not being able to support NX. The netbook was pretty much crap from day one and was bought for the novelty of having a teeny laptop for reading ebooks and is hardly used since a real ebook reader was bought
///really needs to find a stable ROM of jellybean that supports Netflix for her Nook
 
2012-11-01 08:36:23 AM

Mr. Ekshun: If only MS would make an OS as fast as XP with a UI that reflected the versatile nature of human thought and took advantage of large, or multiple, monitors by spreading things out instead of making us click one button for every single thing we want to do.


So basically you want them to slow down windows 7 and 8? Why?
 
2012-11-01 08:45:33 AM

FitzShivering: TV's Vinnie: BronyMedic: Recently bought a gaming laptop with it on there.

I'm actually loving it. It runs a hell of a lot smoother than windows 7 ever did.

LOL! Want to know how I know you're a paid shill?

I'm not sure the person is a paid shill. Windows 8 has run a lot smoother on some of our tests. The problem is the godforsaken interface. There's no way I'm pushing that to our employees.


Yeah, that's why I'm not pushing for it. We're just now starting to push Win7 out.
 
2012-11-01 09:51:17 AM

LasersHurt: MaudlinMutantMollusk: That POS isn't getting anywhere near my computer

How would you know it's a POS without using it?


The release preview ISO?

/Does like Win 8
//Hate Vista and ME
 
2012-11-01 11:13:13 AM
.....and among these, behold, I saw a Blue, Green, Yellow and Red Horse, and the name of him atop the horse was Derp, and Incompetence followed with him.......
 
2012-11-01 12:00:13 PM

BolshyGreatYarblocks: .....and among these, behold, I saw a Blue, Green, Yellow and Red Horse, and the name of him atop the horse was Derp, and Incompetence followed with him.......


DRUG EFFECTIVENESS REVIEW PROJECT is a strange name for an apocalyptic equine.
 
2012-11-01 12:07:12 PM

BronyMedic: I'm actually loving it. It runs a hell of a lot smoother than windows 7 ever did.


I hear this a lot. Just how slow/"rough" is Windows 7 running for people, because I have no problem with mine.
 
2012-11-01 12:11:59 PM

jbtilley: BronyMedic: I'm actually loving it. It runs a hell of a lot smoother than windows 7 ever did.

I hear this a lot. Just how slow/"rough" is Windows 7 running for people, because I have no problem with mine.


I have problems with my remaining machine that's running 7, but that's because it's an Acer Aspire One from 2009 that's not compatible with Windows 8 due to its shiatty Atom processor. I upgraded it to 7 from XP and upped the RAM to 2GB, and it still sucks. I'm gonna hackintosh it when I get home because someone else was able to do so successfully and easily.

I liked 7. It was nice and stable. I don't have anything against it. I only hate XP because it really is outdated. Vista wasn't that painful for me TBH, but 7 was much nicer.
 
2012-11-01 12:12:58 PM

jbtilley: BronyMedic: I'm actually loving it. It runs a hell of a lot smoother than windows 7 ever did.

I hear this a lot. Just how slow/"rough" is Windows 7 running for people, because I have no problem with mine.


The users always forget how the previous OS ran before they installed a bunch of crap on it.

/not a dump truck
 
2012-11-01 12:23:56 PM

StoPPeRmobile: The users always forget how the previous OS ran before they installed a bunch of crap on it.

/not a dump truck



Yeah, that was the conclusion that I was arriving at as well. They'd get that same smooth speed by just reformatting and putting a fresh copy of Win 7 back on.
 
2012-11-01 12:53:26 PM

jbtilley: StoPPeRmobile: The users always forget how the previous OS ran before they installed a bunch of crap on it.

/not a dump truck


Yeah, that was the conclusion that I was arriving at as well. They'd get that same smooth speed by just reformatting and putting a fresh copy of Win 7 back on.


I agree 7 works very well but 8 has been tested and shown to be faster.
 
2012-11-01 01:02:36 PM

Egoy3k: jbtilley: StoPPeRmobile: The users always forget how the previous OS ran before they installed a bunch of crap on it.

/not a dump truck


Yeah, that was the conclusion that I was arriving at as well. They'd get that same smooth speed by just reformatting and putting a fresh copy of Win 7 back on.

I agree 7 works very well but 8 has been tested and shown to be faster.


Agreed. I didn't do a clean install on either of my PCs I was able to upgrade, did the upgrade and export everything to 8 option, and they seem to run faster and use less RAM. I could be imagining things though.
 
2012-11-01 05:11:40 PM

BohemianGraham:
/I don't expect windows 8 at work, but I wish they would upgrade to 7, and upgrade Acrobat to something other than 8, because acrobat 8 was shiat. 9 fixed all the stability issues.
//upgraded both her laptop and desktop to 8 this weekend. shiatty ass netbook is incompatible due to not being able to support NX. The netbook was pretty much crap from day one and was bought for the novelty of having a teeny laptop for reading ebooks and is hardly used since a real ebook reader was bought
///really needs to find a stable ROM of jellybean that supports Netflix for her Nook


I'm sorry your work hasn't upgraded to 7. I am never on the bleeding edge when it comes to enterprise software, but it didn't take me long with 7 before it got moved to every employee -- I know we were one of the first companies around here that did it. That was just a no-brainer.

Even the "Won't run in Windows 7 programs we had didn't stop me there -- just smacked 'em all in XP Mode and made the interface hidden for the employee. I consider Windows 7 one of the better things to ever happen for business, if for no other reason than the search functionality was so much improved (yes, there were some utilities in XP that allowed you to do it, but they weren't foolproof). Being able to get our employees out of the idea of "Search around in folders all day!" to near instant results from the indexer over their whole computer was a time saver for almost everyone. Not to mention, on the IT side, the addition of the snipping tool (yes, they already had this in a way in XP, but, again, ease of use) made things a hell of a lot easier for us.

Of course, our employees' favorite stock 7 thing (yes, again, also available in other formats in XP), the godforsaken sticky notes!

But, with any business, sometimes they don't have an option to move quickly. Most places I know of that haven't have some pretty good reasons (even though those reasons should have been remedied over the last few years).
 
2012-11-01 05:15:10 PM

jbtilley: StoPPeRmobile: The users always forget how the previous OS ran before they installed a bunch of crap on it.

/not a dump truck


Yeah, that was the conclusion that I was arriving at as well. They'd get that same smooth speed by just reformatting and putting a fresh copy of Win 7 back on.


Those of us who do testing aren't using "crap-filled" images to test -- we're doing 1 on 1 comparisons. Granted, is it some amazing game changer on speed? No. But it _is_ faster.
 
2012-11-01 05:17:48 PM

BohemianGraham:
/I don't expect windows 8 at work, but I wish they would upgrade to 7, and upgrade Acrobat to something other than 8, because acrobat 8 was shiat. 9 fixed all the stability issues.


Hell, I forgot the two other bigs one. Snapping open items to the sides of the screen for easy comparison is also gold for our people. And the much better multi-monitor support was great for others. :D

/yes, I //no, I do not hate Win 8
///also ////equal opportunity
 
2012-11-01 05:19:00 PM
Damn you, filters!
 
2012-11-01 05:44:53 PM

FitzShivering: BohemianGraham:
/I don't expect windows 8 at work, but I wish they would upgrade to 7, and upgrade Acrobat to something other than 8, because acrobat 8 was shiat. 9 fixed all the stability issues.
//upgraded both her laptop and desktop to 8 this weekend. shiatty ass netbook is incompatible due to not being able to support NX. The netbook was pretty much crap from day one and was bought for the novelty of having a teeny laptop for reading ebooks and is hardly used since a real ebook reader was bought
///really needs to find a stable ROM of jellybean that supports Netflix for her Nook

I'm sorry your work hasn't upgraded to 7. I am never on the bleeding edge when it comes to enterprise software, but it didn't take me long with 7 before it got moved to every employee -- I know we were one of the first companies around here that did it. That was just a no-brainer.

Even the "Won't run in Windows 7 programs we had didn't stop me there -- just smacked 'em all in XP Mode and made the interface hidden for the employee. I consider Windows 7 one of the better things to ever happen for business, if for no other reason than the search functionality was so much improved (yes, there were some utilities in XP that allowed you to do it, but they weren't foolproof). Being able to get our employees out of the idea of "Search around in folders all day!" to near instant results from the indexer over their whole computer was a time saver for almost everyone. Not to mention, on the IT side, the addition of the snipping tool (yes, they already had this in a way in XP, but, again, ease of use) made things a hell of a lot easier for us.

Of course, our employees' favorite stock 7 thing (yes, again, also available in other formats in XP), the godforsaken sticky notes!

But, with any business, sometimes they don't have an option to move quickly. Most places I know of that haven't have some pretty good reasons (even though those reasons should have been remedied over the last few years) ...


Well IT is finally giving us IE 8 tonight! Isn't that so exciting!?!?! It's actually quite sad, because our company only went on corporate's IT a few months ago, before we were on our, and no one had the same software or hardware. However, we all had IE 8. Corporate IT has been a bit of pain in the ass for most of us as we now have webfilters, horribly outdated software (although everyone now has the same software!), and we are now routing through a virtual server 3 provinces away. We're not a small company either. There's no excuse for us to be on XP. Like you said, there's XP mode for legacy software. I have no faith in IT because they can't even be arsed to instal Adobe locally, and insist on using it on a virtual server, which also accounts for a lot of problems in addition to the fact that like Windows, all even versions of Adobe are crap, with the exception being X.

/I'll stop ranting now, I need to start work on my Hackintosh
 
2012-11-01 05:46:12 PM
Err, somehow my iJesusphone ate the "own cobbled together it" in my last post. Whoops.
 
2012-11-02 07:25:58 PM
ZOMG! a 6 Billion dollar-per-quarter company released a product. I NEED IT. They are a big company, ya know? Like a BIG company! I Need their product. It's so..... so..... made by a big name company! This thing is like, newer than the older ones! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!?!? It's like time is moving forward, and they aren't not not just sitting there. THIS SPELLS PROGRESS PEOPLE!! I NEEEEEEEED it!

/Wait, what is it again?
 
Displayed 34 of 134 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report