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  •  Win 8 plays HD better than XP. (2+ / 0-)
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    LordMike, geekydee

    It is also multi-task's better & is a bit more stable.
    With a few mods, like Classic Shell, the Metro crap can begone and one can get pretty close to the feel of XP.

    Nuclear Reactor = Dirty Bomb

    by olo on Sun Nov 03, 2013 at 07:16:15 PM PST

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    •  Win 8 is difficult if, like me, (2+ / 0-)
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      rl en france, gammarock

      you don't own a smartphone (and don't want to waste a day or two trying to figure out what all those pictures mean) and are a word person, as in:

      I have put together a bunch of DIY furniture projects, from IKEA and elsewhere.

      It takes me about an hour to actually put all the pieces together.

      It takes me about twice that to figure out what all the pictures mean on the instruction sheet. If they just TOLD me in English, with illustrations, it would be simple.

      But NO. I have to figure out which screw goes where based on someone's inadequate line drawings.

      That's how Win 8 is for me.

      Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

      by Youffraita on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 12:35:37 AM PST

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      •  The only way I will give up XP (1+ / 0-)
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        is if Microsoft stops supporting it.  And then it will take a while.  A friend of mine bought a new computer with a new version of Windows installed on it, and it changes what I see on the screen and how it works so much that I would literally have to learn a whole new OS (which it is).  I'm usually not averse to change, but I don't like having to spend hours learning something new when what I have works extremely well and has for years.

        "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

        by SueDe on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 10:47:53 AM PST

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