Perspective: If Windows 8 = Vista, what's Microsoft's next move?  

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    Posted: 28 Jan 2014
    Computerworld - GREGG KEIZER It's a low rumble here, there, like a thunderstorm barely heard because it's so far over the horizon that only the cloud tops can be seen, but the words "Windows 8 is Vista" are starting to leave lips and paint pixels.

    And that has to scare the you-know-what out of Microsoft.

    Because to Microsoft, Vista is the ******* child of the Windows family, the one who lost friends' savings in a Ponzi scheme, then fled to Bhutan and its mountains, beyond reach by extradition.
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    labeeman's Avatar Posted By: labeeman
    28 Jan 2014

  1. Posts : 2,585
    Win 11

    For my Recording Studio application, Win 8.1 works equally well as Win 7. I recently had to send the Windows 7 motherboard in for warranty repair. I set up my back up system which has Win 8.1 64 bit for Recoding. I have Start8 installed so it boots directly to the desktop and absolutely no difference. All my hardware installed without problems. However I did have to install one older device in a Vista Compatibility mode.

    But going back to Microsoft's more or less record of hits and misses on Operating Systems, Win 98SE was good, Windows ME was not, Win XP was, Vista was not, Windows 7 was good, Win 8 for many is not good, so Win 9 should be a "good" OS.
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  2. Lee
    Posts : 4,793
    OS X, Win 10

    Another wow Microsoft really screwed this one up again. . .can't people just get over themselves. . .
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  3. Posts : 806
    Windows 10 Home version 20H2 64bit OS Build 19042.1023

    I'm sorry for braking this open I know its a old thread but I just had something to say. Why would anyone say any of those were a bad os? When I had them they were pretty good or at least I think so.
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  4. Posts : 1,099
    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1

    Well I found window 95 was a nightmare in the beginning, ME was a nightmare I put in on one computer and took it off in a week. For me the first really good Windows was 2000. it took quite a bit to get me to upgrade to XP and again to Windows 7, I had one notebook with Vista it wasn't so bad. Windows 8 I didn't try 8.1 I have and find it good as 7 and 2000. Following the 8 forum by the time I moved any computer to 8.1 I knew about Classic Shell and how to set up with a Local Account instead of the Microsoft account. So I find 8.1 as good as any MS OS, I have moved one Desktop to 10 Pro and will move my main business computer to 10 Pro soon. I don't like some of the 10 features Updates for one and having to continually check my hardware drivers as the MS ones cause problems for me. Seems MS just wants us to use there generic ones and keeps installing them with updates.
    I don't think 8 or 8.1 were 95 or ME or Vista at all. Once you learned to get around all the Metro crap and one drive and other cloud stuff its as good as any versions were.
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 19.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM

    Clintlgm said:
    Once you learned to get around all the Metro crap and one drive and other cloud stuff its as good as any versions were.
    Apparently some people are not happy with the W10 version of OneDrive:
    OneDrive Placeholders To Return With Redstone
    Microsoft apologizes for offending OneDrive fans, but won't restore un

    I don't use OneDrive, so the changes don't matter to me.
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  6. Posts : 56
    macOS Sierra, Windows 10 Pro

    Vista was the first good Windows in my opinion and experience. Too bad that the hardware at the time wasn't up to snuff.
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    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1

    Hmm, I guess you weren't around for earlier version windows 2000 was as monumental as SSD are today.
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  8. Posts : 197
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Agree with you. Vista was not THAT bad. The problem was the amount of requirements, or the lack of them on the computers those days. I got a Packard Bell with Vista back in 2010, I think, and it was good. I got the 7 update quickly too -because all the upgrade promo back in the day-. But Vista was fine at that moment. Of course, 7 ended up being much better.

    Just for the record: that computer is still alive, and upgraded to 10, having been running 8 and 8.1 too.
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  9. Posts : 56
    macOS Sierra, Windows 10 Pro

    Clintlgm said:
    Hmm, I guess you weren't around for earlier version windows 2000 was as monumental as SSD are today.
    98 was my first Windows, then XP, and then Vista. 98 was pretty terrible, XP not much better and I still don't understand how some people don't seem to move on from it.
    I don't remember ever having a crash or BSOD in Vista or later Windows.
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