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    ...is confuuuuuuusing! I played with it on my mom's new computer and I hardly knew where anything was. Anyone like this?

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    Ugh. Don't get me started on that abomination.

    There's a somewhat well-known thought that you're supposed to skip every other Windows operating system.

    98 -> Me -> XP -> Vista -> 7 -> 8

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    It's fine. Although I'm using a tablet. Maybe it's more geared towards that. I think it's the best of the tablet OS options so far. Everything else is icon based. Same goes for their phones.

    Some of the complaints I've heard boil down to.... "People don't like change".

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    Some of the complaints I've heard boil down to.... "People don't like change".
    *grumbles*

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    I don't have Windows 8 yet, but I've played around with it at the computer store. It's not too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    Some of the complaints I've heard boil down to.... "People don't like change".
    This isn't it at all. I won't deny that it's a great OS for a tablet, but it fails as a desktop OS as it just makes everything more inconvenient to those without a touch screen.

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    I think it looks different, but pretty much works the same. I've been using it at work for about half a year now. Only real problems so far have been the drivers, since it always takes some time until manufacturers make manage to create drivers for new OS. I think dual displays now work bit better tho...
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    I wouldn't mind if the colors weren't quite so flat aesthetically but otherwise I like it. Eventually I'm going to get a tablet and then it'll be just right.

    Otherwise, I wouldn't mind if they gave you an option for desktops for it to load up straight into desktop as the start menu feels kind of unnesseary given that most apps run in desktop mode anymore

    But that's me
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    But if they're phasing out the mouse format in favor of touch screen, then how will I play games?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ü View Post
    But if they're phasing out the mouse format in favor of touch screen, then how will I play games?
    Mouse won't be going anywhere at least for a while.

    Touch input is a great substitute for mouse in many games, but still can't do all the things mouse (+ keyboard) can.

    For mouse to phase out, it really requires certain genres (FPS, RTS) to re-defined themselves in a succesful way. We haven't seen that yet.
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