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Old 04-11-2013, 10:49 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by hidari View Post
What Can I say.... Windows 8 is good ...
Agreed.

In my observation, it's not just the fast boot.

I just timed launch of notoriously slow Libre Writer on my decidedly low-end* home-built PC. Eight seconds from launch, andl I can type in the work processor window. And "Load Libre Office at system startup" is unchecked. And, if reloading after having closed Libre many minutes ago, without having rebooted, it loads in less than a second.

Maybe someone will say this has little to do with Windows 8. But I never had nearly so fast and stable a PC as this before. And after daily use for 5+ months, it hasn't slowed.

As for the user interface changes, to me, they are trivial. I put in a Start Menu by right-clicking on the desktop toolbar, as explained in many web articles, but don't use it much. Learning curve? A little, but it's outweighed by the ease of secure-by-default. Avast? Ad-Aware? No more of that stuff unless you like a complicated life.

Microsoft took a risk in making booting first into tile world the default and, as explained in the OP, they are paying a price. I'm not saying the tiles and touch-friendly features do me any good -- rather, they don't majorly annoy. YMMV.

Nobody knows if touch-friendliness, and their software store, will pay off for Microsoft in the long run. Not my problem.


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* Intel G2120 processor, 8 GB DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666), no video card, conventional hard drive

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