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Garaofsand

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I know I'm a bit late with this, but it seems like Windows 8 is widely disliked.

I don't see what the problem is. I have Windows 8 on my new laptop and it doesn't bother me or break down
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So why is it hated by many people?
 
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The interface change from windows 7 was the main reason people didnt respond well to the new metro design of applications. also missing the start menu button which everyone seemed to have been used to prompted even the quick remake that was win8.1
as of usability there wasnt much of known issues with the o.s except maybe afew cases of backward compatibility with a select array of applications(later fixed with win8.1 and win10) .
 

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The Windows 8 series was an attempt by Microsoft to meld the desktop environment with (as they saw it at the time) tablet aka touch screen driven environment. It also heralded the change with how the kernel would deal with drivers (an oversimplification) which created some backward compatibility difficulties. Unfortunately many hardware manufacturers including M/S saw this as an excuse to EOL many of their products forcing them into obsolescence.
Bottom line is the end user hated the new GUI and found it impeded their productivity, a ton of animosity was created with the yes we have no Windows 8, 8.1 drivers for your hardware, DOS was effectively rendered useless, and more system resources were diverted into the operating system.
Granted for all intents and purposes we are still waiting for the more than decade old M/S promise of a new kernel, now that would be worth some of the misery that some went through to get to Windows 10 but we still have those clunky old underpinnings.
Every time I have to service a Windows 8.1 system I look at it and say "Why?". It's a half assed desktop, tablet hybrid. I knew when Win 8 arrived not many good products will be delivered during the Satya Nadella era. Rumor has it Bill Gates was behind the return of the perpetual M/S Office license and possibly more to come.
 

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I think people hated Windows 8 because it was a big departure from Windows 7, which was very well liked. ... Most people using Windows just want to run the software they want to run, but Microsoft made Windows 8 all about Metro apps, of which there were extremely few worth using. shareit vidmate app
 

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in windows 8.1 the windows charm bar or right side bar appears again and again even if one has the settings not to appear it again .
 

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It's incredible because Windows 8 and especially Windows Server 2012 is by far the best performing Windows since XP. There is no reason to hate it and it is drastically superior to Windows 10. I don't know what compatibility difference there would be because if Windows Vista/7 didn't break your legacy apps then Windows 8 won't either. The biggest compatibility jump was from XP to Vista. If you don't like the metro apps, simply don't use them.
 

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There is no reason to hate it and it is drastically superior to Windows 10.
Huh? Umm didn't this thread outline all the problems users encountered with 8? Let's start with device drivers and to this day some Win 7 program compatibility with continues to be an issue in commercial environments.
Care to outline the " drastically superior to Windows 10" instances? It's basically the same program with a reworked GUI.
 

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Windows 8/Server 2012 is night and day faster than any windows since XP and especially Windows 10. There were no real excuses in this thread for hating Windows 8. There is no way Windows 7 compatibility is a significant problem in corporate environments, they simply don't know what they're doing. Most companies skip at least one version of Windows. Some companies still use XP, many use Windows 7, a few more use Windows 10. I only know of one company out of about a hundred that I have worked with recently that uses Windows 8 and it works great.
 

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Windows 8 was Microsoft"s attempt at quasi emulating the Mac desktop. The hope was that they could entice some of those Mac users over to Desktops and new tablets that were going to be coming out, oh and convert to Windows because it would lessen the learning curve. Unlike the Vista debacle, Windows 8 worked but was basically like walking into Sams Club after they rearrange everything. Even when we tested it in 2011 as a deployable platform for corporate upgrades we knew the learning curve would be counterproductive. Even with the "Old Windows" mode. Imagine just 100 50+ year old secretaries at a national corporation that had been working on windows since lets just say 93-NT. Now if you have ever managed support teams in fortune 500 corps., imagine that x 100. The cost factor was prohibitive. It's along the same lines and one of the many key factors we never deployed OS/2, Linux, etc. in large environments that were windows based.
 

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Windows 8 was Microsoft"s attempt at quasi emulating the Mac desktop. The hope was that they could entice some of those Mac users over to Desktops and new tablets that were going to be coming out, oh and convert to Windows because it would lessen the learning curve. Unlike the Vista debacle, Windows 8 worked but was basically like walking into Sams Club after they rearrange everything. Even when we tested it in 2011 as a deployable platform for corporate upgrades we knew the learning curve would be counterproductive. Even with the "Old Windows" mode. Imagine just 100 50+ year old secretaries at a national corporation that had been working on windows since lets just say 93-NT. Now if you have ever managed support teams in fortune 500 corps., imagine that x 100. The cost factor was prohibitive. It's along the same lines and one of the many key factors we never deployed OS/2, Linux, etc. in large environments that were windows based.
The important thing to remember is that the kernel hasn't really changed much since XP replaced 98. As you already stated it was the GUI and driver enforcement as well as security changes. Since things haven't realty changed since XP we all still patiently await the new file system that Microsoft promised over 2 decades ago.
 

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Vista was an overzealous attempt at completely overhauling the kernel for hardware that did not yet exist and in fact never existed until Vista became extinct. As much as people might be horrified by the reality because of its bad PR, refined versions of Vista are still what folks are using. XP was probably Microsoft's biggest breakthrough but it couldn't last forever in the rapidly changing world of hardware. Realizing that less people use computers and that the real zombie apocalypse is people glued to their handheld devices, Microsoft® is probably more concerned with spying on you & deleting your personal files without your permission than with giving you a system worth using and that may be why Server 2012/Windows 8 is the latest usable version of Windows for people who notice and care about performance. Not being able to figure out how to get to the desktop from the start menu because you are simple is not a good enough reason to hate version 9200.
 

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Well, if you're just using the desktop - and you're not planning to use the Metro apps or the touch environment at all, Windows 8 does provide some benefits over Windows 8.1 that are as follows:

  • There are no known telemetry updates in Windows 8 that plague both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8 does not have any known CPU blocks (which affected update support). Then again, Windows 8 went out of support in January 2016, so any updates you get will be manually applied from Server 2012 anyway (you can get these from the Microsoft Catalog)
  • No GWX Nags!
So you have a Windows version that's fairly modern, and that Microsoft leaves pretty much alone. You can't run IE 11 (but that hardly matters). Windows Defender still protects the system with updated definitions.
 

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