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Microsoft aren't going to release any official information is the rumours are true. That'll scare people off even more.
When has Microsoft ever commented on rumors about upcoming products? They haven't been going around debunking the new xbox rumors anyway...
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I bought win 8 for $40 when it first came out. I love win 8 and it seems much smoother and faster than win 7. Now I still love win 7 but I had problems with the AERO feature when it came to gaming. Often times I would get an error while playing certain games. Yea I know how to change those features to fix it but sometimes it would get stuck changing between the two modes. Win 8 has its problems as well like the missing start menu and booting to desktop feature. The start page is nothing like a start menu but with some use has grown on me. The boot speed is a plus when using SSDs. Overall I will be staying with win 8 until i find more problems. I assume this debate will continue until 2020 when MS discontinues win 7.
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I just look at it holistically, it is the best upgrade for a PC experience since I bought my SSD, and I mean it.

What's funny is that I'm a Mac user primarily but Win 8 is so intriguing. If only they had a better terminal, sigh... I don't like Putty.
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Im to scared to upgrade due to lack of driver support especially for older game titles. i wont upgrade until i know its solid, if at all.
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I just look at it holistically, it is the best upgrade for a PC experience since I bought my SSD, and I mean it.

What's funny is that I'm a Mac user primarily but Win 8 is so intriguing. If only they had a better terminal, sigh... I don't like Putty.

Check out ConEmu wink.gif

And holy... I just found this one: http://www.powercmd.com/
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Did they fix the DX11 problems? Are games running smoothly now?
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no prob on me except some driver, but now i managed it to worked all out...
using win 8 pro 64 upgradesince released, bought 40$

install it keep nothing/clean install, to avoid possible problem/issue (often/mainly metro problem)
and for my case, install intel's driver/things last !!
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If people are starting to like windows 8 tha is cool for them. I will never buy it unless they release a version that doesnt even have the metro ui or app store apps as an option. It is likely irrational to think that way but it is what it is.
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I tried Windows 8 when it was in its RC stage and absolutely hated it. Then I got a free copy of it thanks to my school. After installing and having a chance to play around with it I realized how much better it was than the RC version I played around with before. Aside from a few quirks that take a bit getting used to, I think the benefits outweigh the drawbacks. Having said that, I've been using Linux 24/7 for about 8 months now and really have no reason to switch back unless I want to do some gaming. Kubuntu 12.10 and Arch w/ KDE 4.9 are absolutely amazing. They're relatively lightweight, super resoponsive, fully customizable, and really easy to work with once you get the hang of it.

I'll keep my main rig with Windows 7 on it till my next upgrade. My laptop will be dual booting Linux with Windows 8.
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