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    Quote Originally Posted by rmass09 View Post
    I cant stand the fact that XP is still used...think about this, the average speed of computers when XP came out was 333mhz-533mhz (single core at that). Napster was still a thing. AOL was still used and you'd still get the disks in the mail. Clippy died shortly after. Hewlett Packard didn't own Compaq yet.

    I understand why people still use it, but man, its old (technology-wise)
    We use it at work still in the federal government...haha. It was just a great OS. Dated now, though, with its bad multicore support and 32 bit architecture.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mcg75 View Post
    I just did a win8 upgrade to a older Compaq laptop that we have. Specs on it were barely enough to run Vista so that's why I upgraded.

    Win8 takes a little getting used to but overall, it's the best Windows yet. A lot of improvements have been done in areas that the normal user doesn't see. More secure, smaller footprint etc.
    Are you using it like 7 would be or in the tabs format? How is it speed-wise on an old computer?


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    I just got Win8 on a new work computer. I do like how fast it is, but boy do I hate it wanting to go to the start screen all the time. That and the location of the shut down button are the only things I don't like about it. But hey, the shut down button location never has been a Windows strong point.


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    XP is still heavily used for a couple of reasons. First, and most importantly - XP just works. The second major reason is XP supports a lot of older hardware that has never had rewriiten device drivers required for Vista and 7. Does anyone know if 8 uses the same driver model as Vista and 7?

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    I love Windows 8. I have it running on my big laptop and on a Dell Inspiron Duo. It's more fun to use on the Dell tablet but the speed of the OS once you learn all the tricks and shortcuts can't be beat. Downloading the mutli-touch drivers for the touchpad makes a world of difference too if you don't have touchscreen.
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    Uh, all that speed is from the faster/higher clock speed, NOT from MS coding, because jello doesn't wiggle faster when there's more of it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 70AARCUDA View Post
    Uh, all that speed is from the faster/higher clock speed, NOT from MS coding, because jello doesn't wiggle faster when there's more of it!
    You can throw all the clock speed in the world at Vista and it'll still be slower than the same computer running 7. They may have made improvements with 8 to let it run on lesser hardware like tablets and phones.

    I heard they did away with Aero somewhere. I like Aero.

    The slowest part of the computer is going out to the hard disk to find data. Microsoft finally realized this and developed code to pre-load stuff you use into memory and reduce the overhead that fills up your quick-to-access RAM. That's why XR mentions that SSD drives make a huge improvement in system speed. They're just not horribly cost effective for storage space. I'd love to have one in a desktop as a system drive though. Too bad I dislike desktops these days.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 70AARCUDA View Post
    Uh, all that speed is from the faster/higher clock speed, NOT from MS coding, because jello doesn't wiggle faster when there's more of it!
    What clock speed? The clock speed of the processor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jblackburn View Post
    You can throw all the clock speed in the world at Vista and it'll still be slower than the same computer running 7. They may have made improvements with 8 to let it run on lesser hardware like tablets and phones.

    I heard they did away with Aero somewhere. I like Aero.


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    Exactly. Windows 7 on my Inspiron Duo was horrible. Windows 8 completely woke the machine up and made it usable. Aero is gone but I think aero wouldn't have looked correct with all the "modern" ui throughout the os.
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