Spoon Boy wrote:
save for a few small annoyances it's every bit as good or better than Win7.
I have to ask in what way is it better than Win7 ?
If you are going to install a start menu replacement and boot straight to desktop why not just use Win7.
All i ever see are reasons not to use Win8, things like the flat colorless GUI elements, the jarring switching back and forth from Metro to desktop, having to tweak or install third party programs to get it to act more like Win7.
There are a few. My network transfers are faster. I have two computers on the network (call them N1 and N2) besides my primary one (call it P1). If I have to copy files from N1 to N2 while I'm working on P1, the file transfer has to go through P1, when I had Win7 I averaged 25-40MB/s, after I upgraded to Win8 I'm averaging 50-70MB/s. There are other small improvements, for example "up" button is back in explorer for those who want to use it. If I'm trying to delete a file and it's in use by another program Win8 actually tells me what program is using the file instead of forcing me to play detective games. I haven't had a chance to do copy multiple files at the same time yet, but that part is supposed to be improved in Win8 as well. There are
reasons to upgrade to Win8, it is
better than Win7 in many ways. True, I had to install Classic Shell, that is a little bit annoying, but it's easy to do, and it works perfect. As I said, I never see the metro screen, and I vastly prefer the flat look over rounded translucent window style of Win7 that frankly is a mess in my opinion. The only problem I have left right now is trying to set up my codecs to playback my media. I've had a lot of trouble making ffdshow preferred codec over Microsoft one, I ended up having to disable Microsoft one, which is not ideal, but it will do for now, and I still can't get DirectVobSub working, but I'm sure google will find a solution.