Yesterday I downloaded Windows 8 and installed it on my Virtual Box. Thank god I did not pay for that crappy operating system because I would of felt like I wasted my money even though I feel like I wasted my time downloading and installing Windows 8. I am just going to continue using Windows 7 and my favorite Linux OS distro.
I thought Windows 8 was suppose to be a lot simple to use rather then a whole run around with everything. You have to create an e-mail just to sign in as a user. You cannot program unless you do some configuration settings. There is not much of a difference from Windows 7 as far as signing in with an e-mail, having applications almost similar to owning an android, and doing an extra run around just to get some simple activities accomplished.
To be honest, I do not think Windows 8 did any improvements, but only added unnecessary functions.
Windows 8 is simply optimized for touchscreen computers, which are permanently connected to a network. It's not the successor of Windows 7 in anything but name; they're designed for different purposes.
I actually find my computer runs better and faster since I got windows 8, then when I had Win 7. I like the added app store and I have no issues with anything. So i unfortunately don't know why you think its a disappointment.
Even on a tablet, I still find it ridiculous. I do not have a touch screen tablet, but my Alien Ware laptop which still is 10x better and faster then a tablet. It would be nice if they created a touch screen for Alien Ware, I believe they would really kill out a lot of products even though the prices are high, but that is worth it.
When I bought my computer it came with Windows 8 pre-installed, and because it came pre-installed it also features secure boot, which means i cannot install Linux sadly, but it's not way too bad, I just downloaded some programs that run from the desktop, I don't use any of the 'apps', I basically made it act like windows 7 without a start menu, which i never use anyway, I just use windows explorer for that kind of stuff
but my Alien Ware laptop which still is 10x better and faster then a tablet. It would be nice if they created a touch screen for Alien Ware, I believe they would really kill out a lot of products even though the prices are high, but that is worth it.
Ohh gezz alienware? The company that takes custom built computers and sells them to consumers for 3 times what they are worth. :( I can understand buying a mac now after our recent thread on here but I will never understand why people buy alienware laptops or desktops.
Windows 8 is actually quite nice it has a lot of improvements on performance and other features that I commonly use. I think most people get put off by metro (Though I don't know why because you don't have to use it... Even though it is helpful to have everything I use in front of me).
Other then that I don't see why there is so much hate for windows 8.
When I bought my computer it came with Windows 8 pre-installed, and because it came pre-installed it also features secure boot, which means i cannot install Linux sadly,
This is just not true. Microsoft requires that x86/amd64 compatible motherboards allow secure-boot to turn off in order to be "Windows 8 Certified". Also, many recent distributions do support secure boot -- Ubuntu from 12.10 and on, for example.
ok it was a bad disk image....sorry, I'm actually using Ubuntu right now, on that same computer....but in my defense, when I first got this computer about 3 months ago, I looked all over the Internet to find how to do it because I could not find how to boot from a usb, then I found it and tried that, but I realized just today that I accidentally put the installer for gimp on the drive...not for ubuntu...my bad. so darkestfright you are correct thank you for saying so though.