I've never been this enthusiastic and optimistic...

@choybel (5059)
Philippines
October 25, 2012 3:58pm CST
I'm actually referring to my feelings towards the launching of the operating system from Microsoft, the Windows 8 and the OS itself. As many of you may have already known and for those who still doesn't, Microsoft Windows 8 has just been officially launched. I don't really know why I feel this way, well perhaps because I now believe in it's potential or just excited because it's something new, but for whatever reason, I am just surprised that I am feeling this way because I have never felt this way when I learned windows 7 was going to be released or for any other operating system in the past for that matter. I just have this notion that this new operating system will bring forth many great advances to the recent and present technology, most specially in the field of mobile telecommunications and of course computers. I hope I am not wrong about this though. Anyway, does anyone here have just as much high hopes for this new operating system or feel the exact opposite? Why?
4 responses
@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
25 Oct 12
I have always looked forward to the new releases of Windows. Except for a few examples, namely Windows Millenium and Windows Vista, there has usually been an improvement with a new launch. It can sometimes take a while to appreciate the value of a new system because we tend to grow accustomed to the previous version, but after a short while we become reluctant to turn back the clock. I have been using Windows 8 for a few months, starting with the Release Preview which I later changed to the Evaluation Copy. It was a strange interface at first, but I am now very happy with it and find it quite good. Whether I finally purchase the full version will depend on how the pricing finally spans out.
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
25 Oct 12
Fortunately for me, I was not able to fully suffer Windows vista and millennium that's because, I moved from windows 95 to windows 98, then stayed there until xp and then stayed with xp for a long time even during windows 7 era. Like you said, I was reluctant to try something new because I was so accustomed to the operating system at hand, but I couldn't really remember why I never tried Millenium and Vista. After a while, I have heard of the reports and then I was just happy not having to experience them. I am jealous that you get to experience all this windows 8 releases already. I was reluctant to try it during the release of evaluation copy and the preview, but I would definitely go for the official full version once I build my new PC. Here's me hoping for the best.
@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
25 Oct 12
Windows Millenium was not actually a bad operating system, it just did not constitute an upgrade. It was basically Windows 98 with a different interface, which was very disappointing. Whereas Windows Vista was horrendous and used a lot of system resources rather unnecessarily.
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
26 Oct 12
I have heard enough stuff to believe just how terrible Vista is. I pity those who had to give up xp for it. I believe Microsoft acknowledged that flop because they made 7 so much like xp but just better. I now remember using my cousin's laptop, didn't actually know it was Vista, because the interface was similar to 7. I remember specifically getting irritated because it was really loading so slow, thought that the laptop was just slow and when I rebooted I realized it was running Vista, so that was it got clear to me.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
27 Oct 12
I am certainly excited to see what it has to offer. The fact that it may phase out the mouse is really interesting. I will be waiting to install or upgrade though..it always takes a little time to work the bugs out and downtime right now is not an option for me.
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
Wow, phasing out mouse...hmmm...I have never actually thought of that, but it sure seems we're headed there. Oh don't worry though, I have read that Windows 8 support the use of mouse as well and that it's requirements are almost the same as Windows 7. The main problem I see for now, when going for an upgrade, aside from the cost of course, is the availability of drivers required. I also hope there aren't many bugs, given that it had many pre-official releases to test it on several components among many users.
@guanguan (73)
26 Oct 12
i just want to know if you are a sutuff in microsoft company? to be honest,i didn't feel that way especially when i know that the windows8 is especially for tablet PC. as what i am using now is laptop, this kind of OS will cause little affects to me and my laptop guys.
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
26 Oct 12
This would be a common reaction in forums, and although I have expected something like this, I must say though that I am still surprise. Nonetheless, let me clearly state that I am in no way affiliated to the company. I am just stating my reaction to this newly released operating system. You can say that I am a fan, I will probably not object to that, being that I have never tried Linux since I do not see the need to yet, but I am open to trying it. I am not saying I do not like Linux OS, I just like Microsoft better. I did feel the same at first, when I thought that Windows 8 was only for tablets and touchscreen components, but when I learned that it was all-around, I got relieved. Well, of course, it stills remains to be tested by myself to be truly satisfied, and now I just can't wait to build a new PC to experience it.
@matersfish (6311)
• United States
25 Oct 12
No! I'm still debugging 7. I wish you all the best with 8, but I was fooled mightily when Vista came along. I gave up XP Pro for the worst OS I've ever used. I only got 7 to get rid of Vista. So I don't trust 8 at all. I don't have high hopes.
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
26 Oct 12
I understand how you must have felt after experiencing Vista coming from XP. I'm just curious, by debugging, what do you mean? Are you some kind of programmer?