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    How-To Geek - how I learned to sopt hating and start loving Windows 8

    An interesting article from How-To Geek - How I Learned to Stop Hating and Start Loving Windows 8.

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    I know where you're coming from Joe but I hope this post doesn't spark another I love/hate Windows 8 flame war again. Most people have made up thie minds and articles like this are unlikely to change them.

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    I have to agree with most of the info presented. I also agree that it will most likely not change too many persons opinion of what is good or bad, and whether it is liked or disliked. That makes little difference to me. As Jerry says, we have had plenty of the love/hate discussions and do not need another.
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    I like what the author said: "This feels like a confessional, or an introduction at an AA meeting. My name is Mark W, and I love Windows 8."

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    I agree with the sentiment about having had enough of love/hate discussions. However, no one seems shy about saying "Windows 8 is bad" or worse so I thought I'd just present this viewpoint. How many will notice that the author said "in the months of using Windows 8" as opposed to the usual day or two at most before rendering judgement?

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    I was trying to make it 6 mo. and then decide, but I fizzled out at four and a half. I read in a WS column that Woody has been putting up with IT (doesn't like it either) far longer than that so he has better fortitude than me. Still seems as much a counter point to me when someone mentions how much touch brings Windows 8 "alive;" keyboard shortcut touch that is, and if MS had actually split the interfaces into desktop and modern as the author says, that would have been good. Also is there anyone here who would consider Vista an XP service pack? I don't trust anyone who revises history that much.

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    Given the amount of time that's gone by since fully adapting to Windows 8, I think that in retrospect now, MS
    should not have completely combined desktop and tablet device operating systems imo.

    I'm of the opinion now that there should be some degree of optional separation at least where a non touch desktop is concerned.
    Even despite this change in view, Windows 8 remains my main desktop OS and I wouldn't consider going back to Windows 7.

    I'm still, however, very glad to be rid of the traditional start menu.
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