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Poll Results: Will you buy Windows 8 ?

 
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post #411 of 680
I have been rethinking this. I have done very little reading on Win 8, and have only played around with it in a VM. But what I heard about it lately is that there is supposed to be a vast improvement to file access/transfer speeds. If there is indeed a noticeable speed improvement (>10% over win7) then I will most likely make the switch. Yes, it will take some getting used to, but it's too hard to resist if there are real world improvements in speed/response. And not just some random synthetic benches showing a marginal improvement. In addition, I'm sure there will be programs that will give it a Win7 feel, like stardock or something. So if there are tweaks that make it more like Win7 and a noticeable improvement in performance, then I'm all in.
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post #412 of 680
No start menu, no business will transition to this OS (so you'd be at work on one OS and at home on another one (not ideal for most people)) and a cheesy UI. No thanks, even if it is $15 on upgrade.

A bit off topic but I see no need to "upgrade" my "old" sig rig can do anything I throw at it with ease, so clearly any problems I ever run into will be hardware related, not software related.
post #413 of 680
Personally I don't like the whole idea of trying to unify the tablet and desktop. I like my tablet for light web browsing and reading books. I like my desktop for school work and gaming. I LIKE them separate. I feel like MS is trying to fix something that isn't broken. I think Apple (no I'm not a fanboy, I'm writing this from my W7 rig) is doing a better job at this goal though. They are making small adjustments here and there through minor updates. I don't think a complete overhaul is necessary.
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post #414 of 680
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Originally Posted by Jakesuellentrop View Post

Personally I don't like the whole idea of trying to unify the tablet and desktop. I like my tablet for light web browsing and reading books. I like my desktop for school work and gaming. I LIKE them separate. I feel like MS is trying to fix something that isn't broken. I think Apple (no I'm not a fanboy, I'm writing this from my W7 rig) is doing a better job at this goal though. They are making small adjustments here and there through minor updates. I don't think a complete overhaul is necessary.

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post #415 of 680
As I read through several pages of "not going to" and "no never" comments I was telling myself I would do like I did with vista and simply not be familiar with it. Then it occurred to me people I know will eventually buy a new PC with it on there and, work for a help desk, home users for work will eventually buy new PCs with it so...i think i'm going to need to have some familiarity with it. Or at least a VM for reference. Even if it doesn't come up for 18 months, still going to know where the "all users" desktop is and how to get to the vpn connection software, or whatever...so now I'm trying to talk myself into looking forward to it rather than dreading it...and by 'it' i mean 'the inevitable' since I'll have to know it on some level anyway. So ya, I'm looking forward to it, in a chained-to-a-bumper sort of way biggrin.gif
 
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post #416 of 680
Dont think we need new version of windows just yet, seems they are just trying to shovel us something id expect to see running on a tablet/pad.
I have tried it and it ran ok, i spent the afternoon poking around it, i just thought it was too kinda arty farty i-crap gimicky, i ran it in VM while back so is its possible its changed since then?

Are there ANY? major benefits to be had like a new version of DX? or essential for upcoming hardware compatability?
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post #417 of 680
Even if there was a new DX, I doubt hardly any games would use it. There are only a handful of games that use DX11
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post #418 of 680
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Originally Posted by snipekill2445 View Post

Even if there was a new DX, I doubt hardly any games would use it. There are only a handful of games that use DX11

I have seen DX12 vids on youtube so i just wondered if it was on the close horizon?
But true it would be years before games would actually use it ........and probably a decade before it made its way to consoles biggrin.gif
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post #419 of 680
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Originally Posted by superj1977 View Post

I have seen DX12 vids on youtube so i just wondered if it was on the close horizon?
But true it would be years before games would actually use it ........and probably a decade before it made its way to consoles biggrin.gif

hate to break it to you, but those are trolling videos, i could add dx13 on my videos just to get a couple of views.
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post #420 of 680
Pretty sure 90% of people who buy a new computer in the next 3 years will be buying windows 8.
I'm pretty excited about windows 8 tablets with i5's as a laptop replacement for work--or even beefier hardware in android tablets to run gimp & digikam.
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