Anyone actually had a play around with Windows 8?
Tried it out a few weeks back, found it awful. Seems like Microsoft is catering for the tablet audience, surely short sightedness on their behalf. I can't imagine a world dominated by tablets and not laptops/desktops.
I have a tablet (Android), I like using it but it sure doesn't make up for my trusty old laptop. Nothing better than having a real keyboard. I think these tablets are more of a gimmicky thing, or cool must have thing.
Seems some of the Linux distros are no longer safe from the "tabletism". Installed the latest Ubuntu, ewwwwwwww what happened to it :( I have gone back to a previous version.
Hi Bob, it has been awhile!
I am quite happy with my version of Windows 7. I don't have any tablets yet, perhaps some day, I will stick with my Desk top for now.
Hi Bob, good to hear from you. :)
I'm also happy with Win7. I haven't tried Win8 - any reviews I've read of Win8 were not very positive, so I didn't bother. I feel the same about tablets - useful in some situations, but not as a replacement for a laptop/desktop.
I agree - IMO, Canonical ruined Ubuntu when they moved to Unity. I tried it, really disliked it, then moved on to Linux Mint. I really like it, Mint12 still uses Gnome, it's my distro of choice now.
|QUOTE (cold1 @ Apr 22 2012, 02:28 PM)|
| I agree - IMO, Canonical ruined Ubuntu when they went moved to Unity. I tried it, really disliked it, then moved on to Linux Mint. I really like it, Mint12 still uses Gnome, it's my distro of choice now. |
+1 for Mint. I've used it faithfully since version 7. Presently running Mint 12 + Cinnamon on my work computer. I've tried to give Win7 a fair shake on my new (last summer) Thinkpad, but its days are numbered. Likely moving to Mint Debian Edition (rolling release) on this machine before spring is through.
I like the look of Mint. A quick read, it appears to have taken over from Ubuntu as the distro of choice for those who prefer the desktop environment rather than struggle to understand shell.