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November 28, 2013, 03:48:17 AM
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then windows 7 when it comes to bitcoin software like qt and multibit?
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November 28, 2013, 03:53:11 AM
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Works fine for me so far on 8/8.1 64bit, just a pita to build from source.

bitcoin-qt, cgminer & bfgminer

I primarily use Linux though.


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November 28, 2013, 03:57:49 AM
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I haven't had any problems with wallets or mining whatsoever  Kiss
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November 28, 2013, 06:39:51 AM
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Windows 8 is a pain in the ass and just trendy crap.
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December 03, 2013, 12:02:50 AM
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I've been told win 8 isn't gonna be good but I'm not sure what I will use since win 7 is gonna be binned real soon.  I just want something that works well.

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December 03, 2013, 12:03:48 AM
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Windows 8 is a pain in the ass and just trendy crap.

i've never heard microsoft or windows termed as "trendy." i've heard them as trying to be cool and trendy, but failing miserably at it.
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December 03, 2013, 12:23:43 AM
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then windows 7 when it comes to bitcoin software like qt and multibit?

Not at all, I run Bitcoin-qt on one of my laptop with windows 8 and no problems
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December 03, 2013, 01:27:32 PM
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I've been told win 8 isn't gonna be good but I'm not sure what I will use since win 7 is gonna be binned real soon.  I just want something that works well.

Linux, if you don't need Windows apps.
Windows 8 if you do.
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December 03, 2013, 02:37:10 PM
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Windows 8 is a pain in the ass and just trendy crap.

i've never heard microsoft or windows termed as "trendy." i've heard them as trying to be cool and trendy, but failing miserably at it.

Maybe he is referring to the metro style ui. Which aside of the os per se is the most beautiful ui i have seen so far.
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December 03, 2013, 02:52:14 PM
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then windows 7 when it comes to bitcoin software like qt and multibit?
Windows 8 is considered unsafe to use.

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December 03, 2013, 03:38:00 PM
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Honestly I hate Windows 8, seems like a mobile OS squashed into desktop one.

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December 03, 2013, 04:21:51 PM
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Windows 8 is a pain in the ass and just trendy crap.

Don't say that!  Angry

Windows 8 and 8.1 are great continuations of Windows 7! If you don't like Metro UI, just download little program called "StartIsBack" or remove registry key and have standard Windows 7, but much faster!

I don't like offtop, so:
I have Win 8 now and everything works - from Bitcoin/Litecoin client, Electrum to mining on P2Pool and cgminer. 0 problems Smiley
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December 03, 2013, 05:00:04 PM
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Windows 8 is a pain in the ass and just trendy crap.

Don't say that!  Angry

Windows 8 and 8.1 are great continuations of Windows 7! If you don't like Metro UI, just download little program called "StartIsBack" or remove registry key and have standard Windows 7, but much faster!

I don't like offtop, so:
I have Win 8 now and everything works - from Bitcoin/Litecoin client, Electrum to mining on P2Pool and cgminer. 0 problems Smiley
The whole windows os is the shittiest os available on the market.
And you must be out of your mind for saving your currency on the most unsecure os of all time which is even spying on you.

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December 03, 2013, 06:39:26 PM
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Windows 8 is a pain in the ass and just trendy crap.

Don't say that!  Angry

Windows 8 and 8.1 are great continuations of Windows 7! If you don't like Metro UI, just download little program called "StartIsBack" or remove registry key and have standard Windows 7, but much faster!

I don't like offtop, so:
I have Win 8 now and everything works - from Bitcoin/Litecoin client, Electrum to mining on P2Pool and cgminer. 0 problems Smiley

That's the problem with Windows 8. It's a pretty good OS but it shouldn't force you to use Metro. It's just complicated and unproductive for PC. It might be good for tablets but not for PC.

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December 03, 2013, 06:50:59 PM
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Windows 8 is a pain in the ass and just trendy crap.

Don't say that!  Angry

Windows 8 and 8.1 are great continuations of Windows 7! If you don't like Metro UI, just download little program called "StartIsBack" or remove registry key and have standard Windows 7, but much faster!

I don't like offtop, so:
I have Win 8 now and everything works - from Bitcoin/Litecoin client, Electrum to mining on P2Pool and cgminer. 0 problems Smiley
The whole windows os is the shittiest os available on the market.
And you must be out of your mind for saving your currency on the most unsecure os of all time which is even spying on you.

You might be right but not everyone has the time to go through the learning curve that linux requires. And if you don't know what you are doing it's better to do it on windows than linux imo  Tongue
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December 03, 2013, 07:00:54 PM
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I've been told win 8 isn't gonna be good but I'm not sure what I will use since win 7 is gonna be binned real soon.  I just want something that works well.

Linux, if you don't need Windows apps.
Windows 8 if you do.

Thanks for the feedback, I have a lot of decisions to make in reguads to my pc so others opinions and information in general is very helpful. 

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December 03, 2013, 10:45:32 PM
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The trend of hating Windows is beginning to fade.
Although I have painful memories with every damn version I must admit 7 and 8 are really a step forward.

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December 04, 2013, 12:42:46 PM
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The trend of hating Windows is beginning to fade.
Although I have painful memories with every damn version I must admit 7 and 8 are really a step forward.

Windows 7 is more than amazing.Windows 8 well... I get that they wanted to make the ultimate all-platform OS but that kinda failed for desktop computers.
Windows 8.1 on the other hand is much better,but I am sticking to Win 7 Cheesy

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December 04, 2013, 01:46:59 PM
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then windows 7 when it comes to bitcoin software like qt and multibit?
Windows 8 is considered unsafe to use.
Which version is considered 'safe' then? XP? 7?
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December 04, 2013, 02:13:26 PM
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then windows 7 when it comes to bitcoin software like qt and multibit?
Windows 8 is considered unsafe to use.
Which version is considered 'safe' then? XP? 7?

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