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Poll Results: Will you buy Windows 8 ?

 
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    Yes and give reasons
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    No and give reasons
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post #501 of 680
I havent been keeping up with all this win 8 crap. But I seen this thread and looked into it. Seeing that one video they have on their website. Its definitely a NO for me.
    
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post #502 of 680
I'll give it a shot. However, I'm not sure when. If it comes out and is supposedly pretty stable, then I'll run it. If it's released and is not stable, then I'll probably wait for the first service pack.

The metro UI doesn't really bother me. I use it in the same way that I use my start button, and they both take about the same amount of time to customize. If it's a better OS under the hood than 7, then I don't see any good reason to not switch.
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post #503 of 680
i don't think it will work for an ipad.
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post #504 of 680
Tried the preview on my laptop and the boot speed was awesome.

My main PC fried last week so I'm gonna give the full one a whirl on the new kit I've bought and see how it goes
post #505 of 680
I will get it for free, but I wont use it.
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post #506 of 680
Just like everything else, I'll wait and see how everyone likes it and see the problems there having . See if they fix them . MAYBE
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post #507 of 680
Windows 8 is a failure. Zdnet sum it up in a single word : Awful.

"The first problem comes when you try to find the application you want to run. Every version of Windows since Windows 95 has trained us to scroll through a vertical list looking for the applications we want to launch, but with Windows 8, Microsoft has thrown away this concept and instead adopted a system called the Start Screen where the links to all your apps are spread across the screen.

As a result, rather than keeping your attention focused on a small part of the screen, you've now got to scan over the entire screen. The larger the screen, the more area you have to scan. It turns the process of finding the app you want to run into a game of "Where's Waldo?" -- and I detest playing that game or puzzle, or whatever it is."

Some thoughts from critic:
*Enterprise will continue to demand Windows 7, because to roll out Windows 8 'properly' the costs will rocket due to mass purchase of touch-enabled hardware and additional user interface training;
*OEMs will sell Windows 7 PCs alongside Windows 8 systems because they will find it almost impossible to present the benefits of Windows 8 on desktop systems;
*Microsoft will once again find itself in a position where it has to offer longer-term support for the older operating system;
*Windows 9 will look significantly different to Windows 8, and likely switch back to the 'traditional' Windows interface;
*Depending on how Windows RT tablets sell, Metro could well be on life-support come Windows 9.
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post #508 of 680
won't buy it because i get it for free....

If the question would be: Will you use it?

I'm still on the fence about using it, so far from what i've tried with it it's a no. I don't like the feel of the metro app style, it feels like doing chores and I don't find it really user friendly so far.
    
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post #509 of 680
I'll buy Windows 8 since you can get it dirt cheap. I'd rather buy it now for cheap than buy it when they raise the price. If I don't like it, I'll just revert back to 7, although I am pretty sure I'll stick with Windows 7 on most of my machines.
post #510 of 680
am i the only one here using pirated windows .im bad frown.gif
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