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More !Fun with Windows 8

I have found the absolute show-stopper as far as Windows 8 goes with me.  I've already talked about the previous problems I have with the OS, how it behaves and how god-awful that interface is with it.  But this is the absolute last straw in my mind...

Windows 8 is constantly doing updates with the "live" tiles.  And while you can limit the updates on a wireless connection, you cannot do the same on a wired connection.  So you get to watch Windows 8 eat up your bandwidth, and your usage caps like mad.  I discovered this by accident, checking my usage using UV Realtime, and seeing that the usage was through the ceiling.  All during the time I was running Windows 8.  The usage prior to Windows 8 was my usual levels... but while running Windows 8, the constant updating literally drove me crazy.

So Windows 8 is no more on my system.  Until Microsoft fixes this issue (which is in my mind a very critical issue) folks should stay on Windows 7.

Bleah!  Ptui.

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equusmaximus
Dec. 29th, 2012 12:27 am (UTC)
Thanks for the warning! Most of my (ancient) machines are still running Win-XP Pro, but my four-year-old laptop is running Windows-7. Seems to be stable, so I think I'll be sticking with it for a good long while.
mshollie
Dec. 29th, 2012 02:44 am (UTC)
Maybe this is why I'm running 7 on the Little_PinkBook and Sneaux Miaoux on the MacBook. Tablet is running Ice Cream Sandwich. Thanks for the warning. Lik.
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