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Poll Results: Will you buy Windows 8 ?

 
  • 22% (256)
    Yes and give reasons
  • 77% (889)
    No and give reasons
1145 Total Votes  
post #261 of 680

Nope, don't need/want it.

post #262 of 680
Windows 8 offers nothing that Windows 7 does not have... except that abomination called Metro UI.

It is merely Microsofts sad, pathetic attempt to fleece their customers.

I have a Technet subscription, and I will not even bother to download it if there is no option to eliminate the Metro UI and the Windows Store completely from the OS.
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post #263 of 680
Most mainstream games are being pumped out with DX9/10, hopefully DX12 will be compatible with win 7 like DX11 is with Vista. Until games start really utilizing the newer standard I see no point in jumping on win 8. You can still check email watch movies surf the web and lots of other stuff on XP lol.
post #264 of 680
It's a no unless it turns out to be good and provide meaningful, new features. Also, I'm happy with W7.
post #265 of 680
Well I voted no. Though I plan to get a TechNet sub in the near future though not specifically for 8. So I guess "indirectly" I'll be buying it?

When vista first came out I remember there were all kinds of tutorials on converting server 2008 to a workstation since you could add what you wanted piece by piece. Perhaps something like that will happen with the next version of server. I haven't even read about the next version of server I'm just assuming it's going to come out within a year of 8's release. I guess Windows 8/server will have the same kernel so in that sense I guess I'll be "using" windows 8 in some capacity...

I mean...it's not like MS would stick sys admins, some of whom moonlight with linux outside of work and still use CRT monitors and PS2 mice at work with metro...right... rolleyes.gif

Edit: sorry, didn't take the ~15 seconds or so to look up and I quote
"Windows Server "8" Beta"
on the MS site. Still don't know anything about it but obviously it's coming soon
Edited by subassy - 4/24/12 at 7:56pm
 
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post #266 of 680
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sumatra View Post

Most mainstream games are being pumped out with DX9/10, hopefully DX12 will be compatible with win 7 like DX11 is with Vista. Until games start really utilizing the newer standard I see no point in jumping on win 8. You can still check email watch movies surf the web and lots of other stuff on XP lol.

The thing about DX11 is that most almost no games use even DX11, and most of them still use DX9, so I doubt any of us will be needing DX12
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post #267 of 680
Yes, because at some point I will get bored and die.
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post #268 of 680
No because I have a technet account and get it for free.

I still will probably stay on Windows 7 though.
Quote:
Originally Posted by snipekill2445 View Post

The thing about DX11 is that most almost no games use even DX11, and most of them still use DX9, so I doubt any of us will be needing DX12

When the new consoles come out with DX11 (or DX12), we will see the huge increase in games with these features.
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post #269 of 680
Quote:
Originally Posted by t.herrod View Post

This needs a maybe.

This.
That said, if the rumoured 360 emulator is in there, I will buy it, no doubt about it.
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post #270 of 680
I will probably be using it, since I get it free from my university, but if I had to buy a new OS, it would be W7! thumb.gif
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