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Got my new computer!


1 Mar 2013 11:30AM
Just received the Dell laptop I won in the January compeition and it's brilliant!

Big "thank you" to ePhotozine for running such great competitions!

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pablophotographer 4 515 201
1 Mar 2013 12:19PM
Congratulations mr. lucky man.
Peter_West 3 211 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2013 12:46PM
Congratulations, hope you enjoy using it. Smile
Techno 6 1.2k 8 England
1 Mar 2013 1:09PM
Congratulations, enjoy.....
1 Mar 2013 1:52PM
Congratulations. Enjoy.

Note....i see it has Windows 7. Good.

Hint....don't upgrade to Windows 8.
digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2013 2:05PM

Quote:Hint....don't upgrade to Windows 8.


I really don't know why people are so down on Windows 8. Yes it's different but it isn't exactly hard to find your way around. The 'Modern' interface even has a button to drop to the desktop.

Ian
Ade_Osman Plus
12 4.5k 36 England
1 Mar 2013 2:28PM
That's two of the Dell laptop prizes come to Somerset, I won the last one Smile It must be the air Tongue

Have fun with it Mike......It's a blindingly fast machine!
1 Mar 2013 2:36PM
The secret's in the fertilizerWink
1 Mar 2013 3:16PM

Quote:Hint....don't upgrade to Windows 8.

I really don't know why people are so down on Windows 8. Yes it's different but it isn't exactly hard to find your way around. The 'Modern' interface even has a button to drop to the desktop.

Ian



The reason i say "don't upgrade to Windows 8" is because I recently bought a new laptop with Windows 8 and basically had to add an "app" to get a start menu which was infuriating to say the least. It was a pain trying to navigate my way around it. I have now "downgraded" to Windows 7 and its much better thank you.
Canonshots 4 118 13 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2013 5:01PM

Quote:Hint....don't upgrade to Windows 8.


I had hands on Windows 8 for the first time recently. What a nightmare! We thought Vista was bad enough but this beast is a thousand times worse. Let us all hope that Windows 9 will be to 8 what 7 was to Vista.
Jestertheclown 6 6.8k 245 England
1 Mar 2013 5:14PM
I've been using Windows 8 since Christmas and I really can't see what all the fuss is about.
Why would you "downgrade" to Windows 7?
Instal a (free) start menu, customised to suit your requirements, don't use the tiles and you're faced with an OS that's barely any different to Windows 7.
As for learning to navigate your way around it, if you don't use the tiles, it becomes a desktop; there's no navigating to do.
1 Mar 2013 6:05PM
Must add to this, that I tried Windows 8 trial, and didnt like it at first, but after a few days of getting used to it, love it. I went back to my windows 7 as the trial was going to run out and some of the apps werent fully supported being a beta. When I eventually upgrade, windows 8 will be on mine without a doubt, as i found it to be reliable, quick and the tiles nice and easy to use. Once you get to grips with it, who needs a start menu button anyway... Wink
lobsterboy Plus
11 14.4k 13 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2013 6:15PM

Quote:I had hands on Windows 8 for the first time recently. What a nightmare! We thought Vista was bad enough but this beast is a thousand times worse. Let us all hope that Windows 9 will be to 8 what 7 was to Vista.


Seriously ?? What is so difficult about it? click on desktop & you are in windows 7. Instead of a piddling little start menu, you get a full screen one that is the only change. - but once you have pined all your apps to the task bar, why would you need a start menu anyway?
tpfkapm 4 182 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2013 6:20PM
Windows 8 cannot run some old program's that are essential for work access. Therefore even if its the greatest operating system ever , it is functionally useless as it stands.

Luckily you can run a virtual OS in a window using virtual box and so I can have vista ( only other OS at hand) running which is compatible.

So best thing to do is check that 8 will work for what you need as it is not backwards compatible.
lobsterboy Plus
11 14.4k 13 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2013 6:37PM

Quote:Windows 8 cannot run some old program's that are essential for work access.


Can't you get them upgraded? My connection to work didn't like windows8, but a quick upgrade by the server team and it was all sorted.
Its not like Windows 8 is particularly new now & its not going anywhere, so they will have to support it at some point.

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