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Poll Results: Will You Be Buying Windows 8?

 
  • 16% (28)
    Yes
  • 54% (94)
    No
  • 29% (51)
    Maybe
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post #101 of 114
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Hmm I don't know, I'm really happy with Windows 7 but if the only way to get DX12+ is by getting Windows 8 or there's some sort of performance increase for my hardware then I probably will.

I didn't even know that DX12 was coming out any time soon. Thought it was at least a year away. Does anyone know if there is a chance of performance increase with Win8?
    
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post #102 of 114
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I didn't even know that DX12 was coming out any time soon. Thought it was at least a year away. Does anyone know if there is a chance of performance increase with Win8?

I think I heard something like min specs is 256 RAM as compared to 512 RAM that Win 7 needs. It was something like that so I would assume so. They need this to work on tablets so I think they would make some tweaks to the OS to make it more efficient.
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post #103 of 114
Seems it's going to be a flop to me. I feel they've wasted their time. MS could have been fine sticking with 7 for another year or two as the majority of Windows users haven't even moved up to 7 yet. No doubt, 8 is mostly designed for tablets, but.... why? They could have easily just slapped WP7 in and it would have been just fine.
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post #104 of 114
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Maybe, i'll wait and see how the final release product turns out.
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post #105 of 114
Well if you think about it, nearly every other major Windows release was a flop

2000 = great
ME = terrible
XP = great
Vista = terrible
7 = great
8 = ?

Some features so far look nice, but others make me think twice. Honestly I'll have to see the release candidate or final product to decide.
post #106 of 114
I personally didn't have a problem with Vista...I don't know why people hated it so much. In fact when I decided to upgrade to Win7 I had to install SP1 of Vista before I could install Win7 and I had no problems with Vista prior to that except the ones that were my fault.

Yes Vista was bad for businesses, but that hype was mostly during when it first came out...Win7 is now becoming mature enough to put into business machines. It wasn't out of the box ready.
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post #107 of 114
Yes but not as soon as it drops maybe a few months later
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post #108 of 114
I honestly don't know. I don'd really like what I am seeing so far. I'll probably be sticking with Windows 7 for awhile. It's my favourite OS to date.
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post #109 of 114
Purple is simply a horrible color and Windows 8 is just, really dull. And metro is just a horrible concept. I will NOT be purchasing windows 8.
post #110 of 114
Purple is simply a horrible color and Windows 8 is just, really dull. And metro is just a horrible concept. I will NOT be purchasing windows 8.
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