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So, Windows 8 worth it?

posted by JordyLicht on - last edited - Viewed by 194 users

Hey y'all,

I see a lot of posts from people who have trouble running Walking Dead under Windows 8, which got me thinking why people installed Windows 8 anyway.
Any stories or experiences to share why you should definitely (not) install Windows 8? Is it really better than Windows 7, which (as a Mac user) is the best Windows OS yet, in my humble opinion.

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  • @GuruGuru214 said: Because Android.

    Indeed.

    I've played with the iPad my Dad gave me (long story--he got it for free. Don't ask.) and also with his iPhone, and at length with a coworker's Samsung Android phone.

    Android is superior.

  • In my experience, and iPad feels like a large iPod touch. And android tablet, so much more like a computer, whilst still retaining the nice "pick up and play" usability that a decent smartphone has.


    Heck, my tablet even crashes like a computer! :D

  • I would say that an iPad is a good substitute for a computer for people who don't really use their computer for much. Like my mom. She uses her expensive Apple laptop as a storage device for photos and as a word processor... and very little else. She says it's because it's too heavy and then uses her iPad for everything under the sun. She's barely even using the word processing stuff on the laptop anymore. She's got an iPhone as well, but she barely uses that for anything other than calling people. It's kinda weird.

  • @GuruGuru214 said: Because Android.



    Except it sucks.

  • Windows 8 is honestly okay and I didn't mind paying the 20 bucks or whatever it was to let me get it.

  • @DAISHI said: Except it sucks.



    It's not perfect, but next to the hilarious iOS, it's amazing.

    In my experience, iOS is best suited for people who want a smartphone or tablet but aren't great with technology.

  • @GuruGuru214 said: It's not perfect, but next to the hilarious iOS, it's amazing.

    In my experience, iOS is best suited for people who want a smartphone or tablet but aren't great with technology.



    Eh, iOS is fine as long as you don't need to know where anything is. Or be able to do anything that the Apple manufacturers haven't already thought of.

  • Ha ha, the mere mention of iOS in a room full of PC gamers (or just nerds) is like dropping a cow into a piranha tank. Whatever, I'll just be over here playing Middle Manager of Justice for free on my vastly inferior large format iDevice. What's that, Android users? Double Fine's awesome new FREE game isn't available on your cutting edge and more affordable hardware? Bummer.

  • Yes, the one real plus iOS has going for it is that the hardware is more standardized, so game developers are more willing to put their software on it, leaving us Android users out in the cold.

    Of course, developers have been making games for PCs of all shapes and sizes for years, so it's kind of lame that they're not willing to do the same for mobile devices.

  • So anyway, on the topic of Windows 8, all I can say so far is that it's different. For most things, you are going to need to unlearn everything you know about Windows (like shutting down, anything involving the start menu and so on). So basically, I'd only go for Windows 8 when I really have to.

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