No please, don't use 1/32 of my RAM.
I didn't buy this ram to use it!
I think that screenshot is most likely from an ARM tablet or so, where the amount of memory used really matters (And it'll also be an absolutely fresh install so not representative of general workload, etc.)
On my system (7 SP1) it's using 2.69GB of RAM with no user visible apps apart from Steam open, reducing the base load by 200MB is fine, but doesn't mean much to a normal computer (Although it sure as hell matters on a tablet)
Also 4gb of DDR3 today is $20. If you don't have 8gb of RAM maybe you should spend some cash before complaining about RAM usage.
I have 8gb, and I don't think I've ever used more than 3gb at any one time.
not that I monitor that.
Vs2012 sucks, Ill pass.
Hate how it says 'You may need an app to play movies'..
Seems like they're just trying to be cool by using words like 'app' and shit that really don't suit Microsoft's corporate appeal.
I'll probably keep Windows 7 on my desktop for now, but I'll most likely be upgrading on my laptop, simply because it's running Vista, and I'm sick of it. Fantastic deal.
And I wasn't complaining about RAM usage (I've got 8GB so meh), but unlike desktops, you really can't upgrade the RAM in a tablet, so usage matters there.
And, oh that is so cute, you think MS are all about the corporate market still. My what you've missed in recent history! MS have had a personal and family computing focus for at least a decade now.
Iunno, that's a good deal, but I'm not sure about W8. I really hate some of the changes they made. Like, this:
is really a dealbreaker for me. I'm still using Office 2003 because I refuse to use that retarded fucking ribbon layout. If there's an option to use the normal Windows convention then that would go a long way for me, because just that sort of thing- changing ingrained items- is really what's keeping me against Win8.
Implying you can't customize and modify the UI's to how you want them? Not to mention the screenshot you are showing us is rather dated, and you can collapse the "retarded fucking ribbon layout".
My point is that I don't want a customizable ribbon, or one that collapses/minimizes. It's nonsensical to take a perfectly reasonable method that's been in place for years and just throw it out in favor of super-simplicity for the super-simple. I've been made to use the Office 07 and 2010 ribbon enough in school, on friends' computers, and at work, and I still find it to be totally unusable at the worst of times and annoying at the best. Besides being crazily nonsensical it's also an eyesore that takes up far more space with far less functionality and with far less ease to use.
And it's that sort of thing that bugs me. The start menu is another thing with that, though I'm not so opposed to that because it still offers most of the same ease of use, although seemingly also taking up more space than necessary and over-simplifying it. I don't understand why moderately easy to use methods need to be chopped down to the bare minimum to the point where it's not easily usable for anyone but people who only use 10 commands, yet take up more space than ever with gaudy windows and themes and whatever. That's my issue. It's at the point where OS is more damned Windows-oriented than Windows itself in its UI. And that's what bugs me. Alot. I don't like changes in my UI, and when there must be changes I don't like them so sudden and violent.
Doesn't change the fact that it's shit.
It's nice of them to do this. I'm amazed actually.
But I still don't care that much about an OS for me to upgrade/downgrade.
I use Windows Vista, it's shit but it doesn't bother me.
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You know, i've heard of that theory or whatever it is that basically every other Windows version is shit.
I mean, we had Vista (oh god what a fiasco), then Windows 7 which was (is) the best thing ever since XP, and now we're at Windows 8.
$40 is a damn good deal, but I think i'll pass up 8 and see what they'll give us next time.
From what I hear it isn't worth the 40$ or getting rid of 7. Tough 40$ is cheap as hell for a new OS.
It's tough, but it may be better and smarter to just pass up on the 40 dollar offer here.
Plus, this is another MAJOR step foward for them.
Just like Vista was from XP, and look at how that turned out. (Of course the next version to come out, Windows 7, was what Vista should have been)
It may, just may, end up like that again.
Overall, I think it would be better to pass up Windows 8 so that's what i'll do.
Windows 7 is fine as is for now, and i'll wait until the version after 8 when they've ironed out all the shit Windows 8 will have.
I love how Delta spams boxes everywhere as soon as someone disagrees with him
EVEN when they have a valid point.
-was not Gaudy
-was not completely oversimplified
-did not remove significant functionality
so it's at least usable and acceptable.
Again, I don't mind changes, but they need to ease into them and not just go "hey guize we've had this our entire existence. FUCK IT. you get to use this completely different thing that's impossible to find anything in because we only make the 10 most common functions easy to find in an appropriate place, since we're appealing tot he lowest common denominator now."
Do you HAVE to use Metro in Windows 8, or can I use Aero?
I personally really hate Metro. To be honest I hate the direction Microsoft is taking Windows in. I'd like to have a nicer faster OS and for $40 it's a fucking steal. But I really love Aero and a lot of the features of Windows 7.
no excuses now
i guess i should upgrade
hmm, my Uni sells full windows 7 keys for $29.99, i wonder how win8 pricing will be
I hope Microsoft realizes people like options when it comes to Win9