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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 #301 of 680
I vote no...

there seems to be no real reason to upgrade. It might be great on a tablet though...

However if they offer some crazy $30 upgrade deal like they did for 7.... I may buy it just to play around with it.
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post #302 of 680
I've been running the Win 8 preview on my laptop for a couple of weeks and I really dislike it, just doesn't feel like windows.

I'll be sticking with windows 7 (on my desktop) for the foreseeable future, I may go win 8 for a media PC, we will see...
post #303 of 680
Quote:
Originally Posted by gymtansmush View Post

I have a chance to get a free copy, so I will put that to the test first. I dont mind the new interface, its different. I know some people hate different and others adapt and end up liking, just hoping its not a glamour version of Vista...weirdsmiley.gif

I can't speak for others, but I have no problem with change if I can understand why it's for the better. So far I just haven't seen the benefits of Metro on a desktop. And for what it's worth, this is the first version of Windows that I am considering skipping, so it's not as if I'm one of those people that dislike the changes every time.
post #304 of 680
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Originally Posted by SirDrexl View Post

I can't speak for others, but I have no problem with change if I can understand why it's for the better. So far I just haven't seen the benefits of Metro on a desktop. And for what it's worth, this is the first version of Windows that I am considering skipping, so it's not as if I'm one of those people that dislike the changes every time.


I guess I'm at fault for generalizing which "people" by far to many, but the concept is the same I guess. I usually just try every OS I can and decide from there, but then again I've always had free versions until I plunge into purchasing one.
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post #305 of 680
I probably wont. No need for me to upgrade at this point.

Also, I'll get it free when the time comes. Benifits of my Wife being a Grad Student. thumb.gif
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post #306 of 680
I voted yes!
Why? Because I like new things biggrin.gif
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post #307 of 680
No. I like Windows 7 just fine and as of yet have seen nothing that would make me want to pay money to switch.
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post #308 of 680
I think i posted my no + reasons earlier in this thread but another reason just occured to me. If windows 8 requires uefi and secure boot I couldn't install it even if I wanted to, mobo doesn't have uefi. Would imagine this will affect many people with machines just a couple years old.
 
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post #309 of 680
I will never buy Windows 8 after I have used the beta release. This is the most annoying and worst ever:mad:mad.gifmad.gifmad.gifmad.gif OS made by windows. GONNA FLOP FOR SURE
post #310 of 680
No, I like my start menu and normal icons. I don't want a phone/tablet OS on my desktop.

Unless they make is fairly easy to just shut that off and return to a pseudo normal desktop, I'll stick with my Win 7 install until it's not supported, or I find another significant reason to move on.

(BTW I did download the beta test stuff, and gave it a shot with a VM, so this isn't me not trying it at least)
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