Originally Posted by Darkpriest667
I dont have a dog in this hunt. But I would be very surprised if Windows 8 was the sole reason for hardware failures and CPUs frying
. ME had some serious stability issues one of which I witnessed first hand as it literally killed a brand new computer that ran fine on 98SE before being upgraded to ME.
How on earth do you come to that conclusion, when Windows itself runs in Ring 0 and Ring 3. Software can interact with hardware, but its not possible for it to "fry" a processor. All hardware since like 2006 has thermal shutdown levels.
Originally Posted by Liranan
Unlike those who keep saying Vista was a disaster I remember ME very well and it was worse than terrible.
There was an article here on OCN that said MS themselves were expecting 8 not to sell well and people to 'downgrade' to 7 (they mean upgrade but have to save face somehow).
You've been reading some real big baloney then lately. Surf the web a little bit and you will understand how popular Windows 8 really is. What you see on OCN is a select few posting bad reviews to reflect their own image of the OS. In attempts to flood the community with so much negativity to convince people likewise. Will Microsoft sell Windows 8 as big as Windows 7? There is a huge window that says yes (mobile products) but it may not even come close. Now you might ask why? Because Windows Vista was the downfall to Windows 7's success. There was no other good Windows on the market for over 6 years, so when Windows 7 finally came (nothing more then a polished Vista) people ate it up. Now that there is a stable and recent version of Windows on the market other then XP, people don't need to be intrigued any by the next generation of Windows. Windows 7 already offers that level of stabability and feature set to get people through the day. The only real reason one should upgrade is for improved performance, productivity, security, and feature set. If them things don't necessarily appeal to you because Windows 7 just "works" then there is no argument here. We are tired of hearing the negativity you handful of kids portray onto the OS. We get it you don't like it, and wont be using it. There is no reason to derail every thread multiple times just to reflect that.