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Windows 8 or Windows 7 for my new build?

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Which one are you guys liking?? I have windows 7 now and I really like it...I am building a new computer and if Windows 8 has some cool new features, maybe I'll get that instead. i DONT want it to be like vista where it takes a big step backwards...
post #2 of 13
Windows 8 isn't even out yet...Windows 7 is really your only real choice at this point...When are you actually planning on building this rig?
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post #3 of 13
Windows 8 doesn't look too good, that's my opinion though.
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post #4 of 13
I'd get Windows 7 It's proven and reliable.
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FETCH!!!! WINDOWS 8????!!!!!! Where have I been?! I hate feeling like I need to upgrade. Dang you Microsoft!
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post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by Jolly Roger View Post
FETCH!!!! WINDOWS 8????!!!!!! Where have I been?! I hate feeling like I need to upgrade. Dang you Microsoft!
Don't feel that way...If microsoft has taught us anything its that they only release a decent OS every 6 years or so....Windows 2000 was good...ME was horrible...XP after some service packs was solid, Vista was horrible...Windows 7 is everything that Vista should have been....Trends tell me 8 is going to be a let down.
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post #7 of 13
Windows 8 won't be out for quite a while.

If you're building a new computer, I'd suggest searching for parts only a few weeks before you actually spend the money. With the rate at which technology is advancing today, you'll be outdated by the time you pick your stuff and click "Checkout".

Even so, the operating system should be your last concern because there aren't much options available atm. (even if 8 was already out, you'd be torn apart between that and 7)

I suggest either taking the safe route with 7, or waiting til 8 comes out and then some to see how reliable it is. The second option could potentially take years.
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post #8 of 13
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Don't feel that way...If microsoft has taught us anything its that they only release a decent OS every 6 years or so....Windows 2000 was good...ME was horrible...XP after some service packs was solid, Vista was horrible...Windows 7 is everything that Vista should have been....Trends tell me 8 is going to be a let down.
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post #9 of 13
Windows 8 and Ivy Bridge are awesome /sarcasm
They aren't even out yet.
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Strider_2001 View Post
Don't feel that way...If microsoft has taught us anything its that they only release a decent OS every 6 years or so....Windows 2000 was good...ME was horrible...XP after some service packs was solid, Vista was horrible...Windows 7 is everything that Vista should have been....Trends tell me 8 is going to be a let down.
Quote:
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Couldn't agree more
Hmmm.... Yes, I guess that is true. Just watched a clip about it and it looked like the only thing that changed was the UI anyways. Whew....
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