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Poll Results: Will you buy Windows 8 ?

 
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    No and give reasons
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post #511 of 680
Even though i have a WP7 and i like metro on my phone, my main computer is offline, so without the online features, i don't see the point of buying Windows 8. Now i might consider it for my netbook, but i'm pretty happy with windows 7 right now.
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post #512 of 680
No.
XP and 7 do everything I ask of them so far, so until DX12, I'm staying away.

...besides, I've just started with the various Linux'es!thumb.gif
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post #513 of 680
Best move Microsoft can do now is to have a metro switch in the control panel which you can turn off at will. Unless they do that, then im sticking with Windows 7
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post #514 of 680
Quote:
Originally Posted by DizzlePro View Post

Best move Microsoft can do now is to have a metro switch in the control panel which you can turn off at will. Unless they do that, then im sticking with Windows 7

Exactly. Metro is great for tablets/phones but not as much for desktops/laptops.
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post #515 of 680
Quote:
Originally Posted by DizzlePro View Post

Best move Microsoft can do now is to have a metro switch in the control panel which you can turn off at will. Unless they do that, then im sticking with Windows 7

They will put it as option. Idon't remember ehere i read about it, bit i am sure that they will.
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post #516 of 680
No - I did not like the consumer version at all, the metro interface really soured me. It would only be considered on a gaming rig if it has Xbox 360 emulation.
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post #517 of 680
Quote:
Originally Posted by DizzlePro View Post

Best move Microsoft can do now is to have a metro switch in the control panel which you can turn off at will. Unless they do that, then im sticking with Windows 7

Good idea. There's no way this Metro feature gets so well if it can't be disabled. Windows 8 is just too hard hard for an average user to operate.
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post #518 of 680
Yes, right at launch, and 3 copies of it especially if it is $40. First off, I have two new builds going, one for me and one for my mother in law. The one for me is a new gaming rig and I'm impressed with how fast everything responds with my consumer preview copy on my old XPS 720. Impressed enough that for $40 I'm definitely going to upgrade from Vista which is currently on it (came with it). I showed my mother in law the metro interface and guess what? She loves it! I'm on the fence about Metro but you know what? It's minor. I'll get used to it. The HTPC running W7 will stay the way it is. I honestly can't see a reason to upgrade a perfectly functioning system. Also, my wife hates W8 and uses the HTPC daily tongue.gif

Edit: Oh and by the way, even my 6 month old figured out that you can hit the windows button on the keyboard to navigate to the traditional menus and shortcuts. Ok yeah, totally by accident and I did try to retrace her steps because I had no idea that did that but seriously. Not that hard!
Edited by Cavey00 - 7/31/12 at 9:47am
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post #519 of 680
Windows 8 looks like poop, there's no way even a free copy will grace my desktop. Make a desktop OS and I will consider it but so far what I see is a bunch of wasted 'features' that I don't need or want on my PC.
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post #520 of 680
A big know, First of all my laptop has no touch secreen and 2nd i am really happy with 7 coz its light and fast
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