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"Microsoft Windows 8. It's Windows reimagined and reinvented from a solid core of Windows 7 speed and reliability. It's an all-new touch interface. It's a new Windows for new devices."
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Windows 8

“Windows 8 "awful !", don't BUY!!!”

Written on: 14/09/2013

I use both PC and Mac and no wonder Mac wins, this program has no features the same as Vista which I don't find too bad or even Windows 7. You can't even find the how to use manual with out searching for it. What happened to Outlook still trying to figure this out to set up my account. Seriously thinking of ditching Microsoft all together and going with Mac, this is just a money making exercise for Microsoft. Disgruntled user… Read Full Review

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Duke_Nukem's Comment

Written on: 05/05/2014

I can't write a review as I've not used it, but just to say that I recently bought a laptop and, after hearing all about Windows 8, I specified Windows 7. It is still possible to do that if you know where to look and is what many businesses do (or wait for something better). It is really embarrassing for MS and they are now (with a change of CEO) desparately rushing to replace Win8 with something that is more acceptable.

MS wanted a touch-screen interface for tablets and phones - fair enough. But their mistake was trying to force users of big screens (desktop and laptops) to use the same. MS assumed the public are so dumb that they can't cope with more than one interface; like a car maker designing a car with handlebars and brake levers, in case we forget whether we are in a car or on a bike. Personally, I find it insulting, and people are deserting WIndows for MacOS or Linux in droves. MS have lost control of the market over this blunder, and that's no bad thing.

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Windows 8

“Different GUI but how is it different to Windows 7?”

Written on: 20/08/2013 by bobman12 (1 review written)

Firstly I upgraded from windows 7 thinking 8 would be a a much better experience, well it isn't. I'm sure machines that have it installed fresh out of the box may perform better but Windows 8 isn't good a good upgrade as it killed certain functions on my machine. As for the new layout, I think Microsoft tried too hard to be 'in the market' with a the new metro screen and apps, all of which are pretty useless, yes it may look more modern but function wise I prefer Windows 7… Read Full Review

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Windows 8

“Good Operating System”

Written on: 31/05/2013 by KnoxCraul419 (6 reviews written)

I really like this operating system, though designed to be used on tablets and touch screen monitors, even with the mouse can be used quite easily, very intuitive and very slick, it's much faster than the old ones and allot more reliable, and for those who don't like the look they can always switch the way it looks back to what Windows 7 used to look like but with the benefits and flexibility and upgrades of Windows 8. The selections of apps now offered by Microsoft is immense, and for those… Read Full Review

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Enriquecarter's Response to KnoxCraul419's Review

Written on: 14/06/2013

I use Windows 8 on a tablet and on a laptop. The learning curve is small and certainly much smaller than if you were to move to OSX. Now I have a tablet which I can use to replace a laptop and still be productive.

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Windows 8

“Love this operating system”

Written on: 29/05/2013 by CatherinaDfini270 (4 reviews written)

Though this system is mainly designed to be used on tablets and touch screen monitors I enjoy using it with a normal computer with the mouse, it's the same thing if you know what you're doing, otherwise you can always switch back to the classic windows look as Window 7 used to be. The system is first of all fast, and secondly reliable, much more then they used to be. The look and style is completely changed and very modern, I like the look and feel. This is a new age operating system for those… Read Full Review

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Windows 8

“Great for Pads”

Written on: 20/05/2013 by MaxGardener (2 reviews written)

This windows is perfect for pads, too bad i installed on my pc. It's really confusing at first but that usually happens when you switch the OS. Works smoothly tho… Read Full Review

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Windows 8

“Nothing Special”

Written on: 17/04/2013 by Hallsyk (12 reviews written)

Just as expected this operating system is nothing special, not so intuitive and not good looking neither, I would have never bought one but my sister has (I use mac) and she would not listen to me, but in my opinion it's not worth it… Read Full Review

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Windows 8

“Not sure of the benefits”

Written on: 24/03/2013 by SallyB29 (2 reviews written)

I was given a new computer at work - and it came with Windows 8. It has been hard to adjust and several times, I have asked to go back to Windows 7, but my IT guys say it is nigh on impossible. Windows 8 has an odd interface. They should make it easy to not use it, but use Windows 7 instead… Read Full Review

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Windows 8

“Don't Blame Microsoft for your cheap hardware!”

Written on: 02/02/2013 by reallyethical (7 reviews written)

Windows 8, the finger friendly operating system from Microsoft. Its Windows but not as you know it, and if you read some of the reviews here and elsewhere on the net you will see it has been slated for the new UI (User Interface for the none technical reader). I am an IT professional, I have worked with Microsoft Products since Windows 3.1 and we have a love hate relationship. To be honest I struggled for the first 10 mins playing with Windows 8, where to drag the program to close it, what… Read Full Review

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Windows 8

“Windows 8!!!!”

Written on: 21/01/2013 by robertso (20 reviews written)

I have interacted with this OS for quit some time, it has bright features from screen appearance to the various applications in in the start menu, the view is just wonderful as compared to other OS's , it is fast and offers a variety of applications for downloads, it has made my office work easy in storage and retrieving of files. I recommend it for office work. … Read Full Review

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Pipster1234's Response to robertso's Review

Written on: 31/01/2013

it's useless for office work, it's for kids and is worse than vista!

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Angelinedavid's Response to robertso's Review

Written on: 19/04/2013

I tried windows 8 and I dont like it cause a lot of my software does not work.

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Windows 8

“PANTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Written on: 11/01/2013 by Farginsneekyicehole (7 reviews written)

Vista mark 2 (only worse) enough said!!!!!!!… Read Full Review

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Pipster1234's Response to Farginsneekyicehole's Review

Written on: 31/01/2013

AGREED, YOU ARE SPOT ON, IT'S VISTA ALL OVER AGAIN.

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Windows 8

“GARBAGE DO NOT TOUCH IT”

Written on: 13/12/2012

Where to begin? I bought this as a 'bargain' upgrade download for £24. It installed really quickly and easily and for a few hours it looked interesting. I soon discovered though that the only real differences to look at are NO START BUTTON (what) and once the opening screen appears you click desktop and your back in your previous Windows (7 in my case). When it came to shutting down it took me 20 minutes and a search through a microsoft forum to find out how to do it. Comments there from… Read Full Review

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Windows 8

“I would not recommend”

Written on: 01/12/2012 by riker (77 reviews written)

My sister asked me to go along with her to PC World to get a new laptop. Windows 8 was the only option available. We got it home and started to set it up. It took 3 attempts just to get Windows to recognise the details and load Windows for the first time. Once I saw it I knew it would be trouble. OK we managed to get it to recognise the wireless network at home. We successfully added Mozilla Thunderbird and got her emails through. However, Windows 8 does not come with media player. We… Read Full Review

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Mcbutler's Response to riker's Review

Written on: 13/12/2012

I agree completely, its absolutely terrible

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Satheeshsoft's Response to riker's Review

Written on: 08/07/2013

Basically Microsoft started curious work on OS Windows XP onwards. So they got success in Windows 7, all versions amazing performance. After some more inside tools with Windows 8 came. Comparing 8 to 7 then 7 is best i think. Windows 7 is compatible in new generation laptops. But Microsoft may invest more work on 8 to get compatible to users.Any way Windows 7 is hundred percent okay for a user.

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Rickbee529's Response to riker's Review

Written on: 31/05/2013

I heard that most people are going to wait for windows 9 before upgrading !! What is the general thoughts on this I have windows 7.

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Techbuddies7's Response to riker's Review

Written on: 01/05/2013

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Dheadshot's Response to riker's Review

Written on: 11/03/2013

It is a horrific system - Microsoft seem to have let their self-destructive streak run riot this time - but apparently there's a third-party program that improves things by letting you bypass the "not-Metro" interface and use it properly. I haven't used it (I'm not quite foolish enough to get Windows 8) but I generally trust The Register's opinion on products given their history, so I'm sure this program should at least help somewhat. Hope this information helps someone...

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Dheadshot's reply to Dheadshot's Comment

Written on: 13/03/2013

Huh - seems they removed the link. Just google "The Register Windows 8 Stardock" (without quotes).

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Dyno86's Response to riker's Review

Written on: 26/01/2013

I love windows.... I dont like WIndows 8 Desktop. Its great on the phone and works well. On the desktop yes it works well, easy to navigate, but it seems that Microsoft have just tried to copy the success of mac, but instead managed to fill my screen with loads of rubbish instead of leaving it at the bottom with taskbar shortcuts.

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