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worth switching to windows 8?

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im using windows 7 professional and im happy with it so is it worth getting windows 8?
post #2 of 16
I hate doing one word answers but "No".

They are due for a bad OS this time... It was vista, then 7 was good, this is due to be rubbish anyway biggrin.gif

In all honesty though, it depends on your hardware, I seriously doubt you'll get any benefit over 7 from it.

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I hate doing one word answers but "No".
They are due for a bad OS this time... It was vista, then 7 was good, this is due to be rubbish anyway biggrin.gif
In all honesty though, it depends on your hardware, I seriously doubt you'll get any benefit over 7 from it.
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Yes . It uses far less system resource and is much faster
post #4 of 16
my brother installed it. all i noticed was slightly faster boot times. Gets annoying if your so used to a start button tho. no real difference...
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They are due for a bad OS this time... It was vista, then 7 was good, this is due to be rubbish anyway biggrin.gif

*sigh* please dont belive this tongue.gif,

It comes down to, can you obtain a legal free license? if you can then why not try it on a dual boot

Do you need any of the new toys? (faster booting, metro, linked accounts to sky drive and such ooh and the amazing new task manger biggrin.gif)


And most important
Do you want to upgrade? I

ts windows at the end of the day, i find it snappier, but im also having some problems here and there (not sure if its windows or my isp)

(also im using 1.5 gigs o ram with windows, media player cl6asic and other random stuff like messanger mail and such if you want to compare ram usage)
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If he's just gaming it'll make no difference, to be honest i'd still be on XP if it supported DX11.

If you've got windows 7 and you're happy with it just leave it

btw

windows 98 - good

windows millenium - bad

windows XP - Awesome

Windows Vista - oh. My. god! (Not in a good way)

Windows 7 - Good

WIndows 8 - Due to be bad and was shoddy of what I saw on the RC, but it was only an RC.

Even then, it's not really worth it. It all depends on how much they are going to charge you.

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post #7 of 16
I'd say download the preview off of Microsoft Download site and give it a try. I tried it, and while it was rather fast... I'm not a fan of the UI. I'm a huge fan of the Vista/7 Start menu and 8, well, doesn't have it. It takes me longer, more clicks, more mouse movements, and whatnot to do what I want to do on Win 8 than it does 7. 7 is and will be my favorite for a while. I did not test gaming performance, but from the reports out so far, it's about on par with 7 and 7 has had time to mature - so that's a good thing for 8. Win 7 just really nailed it for me as far as UI goes, everything from that start menu, to the taskbar, to the snap feature, the work-flow, and just over-all.

Something as simple as bringing up My Computer to navigate to your different hard drives on Win 8 was a bit of a chore, where normally it takes me 2 clicks and minimal movement - or only 1 click if using the Windows key. Heck, that start menu is my way to get to just about anything on the damn PC - documents, downloads, pictures, videos, you name it... Also click it open, start typing the name of whatever you're looking for and Ta-da. Why ever would they get rid of that...?

Microsoft is offering anybody with Windows XP, Vista, or 7 an upgrade to Win 8 Professional for 39.99 through the Microsoft website once it's been officially released.

I'm sure Win 8 will eventually grow on me or I'll get used to it, but I really don't feel like it's an "upgrade" from 7... it feels more like an alternative.
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hmm, I watched this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0fsyb-ttcw and I kinda like it smile.gif and the cool thing is that you can use it in windows 7 style if you choose to. If I manage to get a cheap copy I'll get it, otherwise, I'm happy with windows 7.
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It worth every penny man. You can have your classic start menu, with the help of a little app, if its that whats holding you back. Go for it thumb.gif
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Yes, since Vista Microsoft has learned that people want things to go fast and startup and shut down is a pain using Win7.
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