Originally Posted by Bit_reaper
Well that means I won't be upgrading from win7 until at least April next year. Though I'm not all that excited about Metro 2.0 and "Apps". An desktop OS is there to run software not "apps" or "widgets". That fad seriously needs to die.
The one thing that M$ really needs to put more effort into is multi monitor support but as the is directly at odds with an Metro style GUI it does not look like M$ has much interest in doing that.
Well worst case scenario win7 goes the way of XP and stands as the dominant OS for the next 6 years.
Originally Posted by CSCoder4ever
I'm not convinced.
Originally Posted by MapRef41N93W
The fact that they are even still planning to keep Metro in the desktop version of the next Windows is a massive red flag right there. It just shows you how out of touch M$ is nowadays. I expect the every other trend ends with Windows 9.
Originally Posted by nitrubbb
by that time there will be heavy competition from linux
Originally Posted by Chargeit
I use my PC for 90% other, 10% games. Many of the games I enjoy, have been out for a few years, and don't support Linux.
I wouldn't look twice at steam OS. If I want a console, I'll buy a PS4.
The large factor that stands between me and Linux is the lack of backwards support. I don't consider virtual boxing a proper choice.
I do hope that Linux catches on more however. It's bs that you have to pay the "MS tax", when you want to build a system. $100 bucks for a OS that will be remade every 2 or 3 years now is bogus. MS needs to get off that high horse if they want to be the dominate OS in 10 - 20 years.
Originally Posted by 4LC4PON3
i am still running windows 7 64 and im more then happy right now. I dont see the need to change at this point unless windows 9 is completely revamped and brings something new to the table.
Originally Posted by 8800Gamer
I used XP from 2002-2009 and 7 from 2009-NOW
I tried 8 and couldn't really get used to it. I don't like to constantly upgrade my windows year after year. I like to use it till the very end. Plus there's nothing WRONG with 7 once you make it lean and disable unnecessary services and startup items.
I defragmented mine using my Defrag and it is extremely responsive. I really like how lean it is once you make it lean and it stays lean.
I use Ccleaner and ASC to keep my PC clean too.
The problem with 8 is you have to modify it a lot to make it like 7.
Originally Posted by veyron1001
What do you think Win8 is. Minor changed from Win 7 plus tablet garbage.
Originally Posted by Wenty
Windows 7 runs great!
Don't care !!!
Originally Posted by adamkatt
Great, Windows is turning into Mac, new OS all the time. But in this case, more money.
Originally Posted by SOCOM_HERO
Yep. I'll steadfastly hold out on my main rig.
Originally Posted by PsYcHo29388
Metro non-sense is still in it...
Originally Posted by Mygaffer
So to enjoy Windows 8 all I have to do is ignore the user interface? Awesome!
But do I have to ignore all the issues with the 8.1 update?
Originally Posted by mboner1
I think most people here who have tried it actually really like it. My issue with it was incompatibilities. I re installed windows 8.1 about 8 times hoping it was a bad install that was causing issues, but i just had to many issues in the end, issues that reverting back to windows 7 resolved. Windows 7 has had so many microsoft updates and fixes that it is super well optimized by now, if they both were as stable as each other windows 8.1 would be a clear winner in my eyes. Windows 8.1, in the end caused me to much grief and i decided i would have to stick with windows 7 for the next couple of years, Now with windows 9 scheduled it seems like the same dilemma will present itself, go with a more stable windows 8.1 in a couple of years or try the less stable windows 9.. or just stick with good old trustworthy 7 even longer. I really do like what microsoft do but releasing OS's every couple of years makes no sense other than making money, they finally get something stable for the majority of users after a couple of years and then release something else that takes a couple of years to get stable, repeat process.
Originally Posted by barcode71
Who cares, M$ made the stupid decision to blanket all their devices with one interface. Even Apple keeps their laptop/desktop and mobile separate, why M$ thought this was a good idea is anyone's guess. I still have yet to see a laptop or desktop user at a library, coffee shop or airport "touch" their screens. M$ screwed up big with Windows 8 and they know it. I'm seeing PC makers offer Windows 7 again most notably Sony's VAIO laptops. There are a few models that come preinstalled with Windows 7. http://store.sony.com/vaio-pro-13-ultrabook-zid27-SVP1321HGXBI/cat-27-catid-All-13-Ultrabook-Pro
Originally Posted by HaVoc Z11
But I get around Windows 7 the exact same way. Windows Key > Type out the program I want > Enter.
I don't see any point in learning some other useless stuff just to get around in Windows the exact same way. My SSD covers boot times so going from 10-12s boots to whatever it is with Windows 8...not really worth it.
And then there's like one game that really makes good use of Windows 8.1. I'm willing to bet that a free update (Mantle) would give me the same experience and it doesn't have to be that 45% they're hyping. It doesn't have to be anywhere close. But it really doesn't matter in the end, BF4 ended up sucking and I'm going to stick with BF3 for now.
And this thread just reaffirms my resistance to upgrade. Windows 8 is kind of like Vista...they're going to push their next OS ASAP so they can get away from the negative image. I know I came close to pulling the trigger 4-5x last year and I'm happy that I never went through with it. It's just pointless for someone like me- a waste of $50+
Originally Posted by Raven Dizzle
I feel like I've seen this thread before; or at least the replies. haha
Originally Posted by XAslanX
Agreed with all of the above Windows 7 is a solid OS and I see absolutely no need to upgrade from it other than to say that you have the latest OS. Windows 7 is here to stay and I see it as the new XP as multiple grpahs show Win 7 is increasing more and more as XP drops off. If these rumors are true I see myself sticking with 7 for a long time along with becoming more proficient in Linux until a proper Windows is released that supersedes Win 7 in functionality, performance and looks.
Originally Posted by Nnimrod
it's not higher efficiency if I spend a year learning an OS and upgrade every 2 years.
This is kind of hypothetical, but demonstrates my point; If I had upgraded to windows 8 -
35% of the life of the OS (windows 8) spent at an average of 50% efficiency - This is me learning how to windows 8
65% of the life of the OS (windows 8) spent at 110% efficiency - This is me cruising along with what may well be a better OS
Average efficiency - 89% Not worth :/
Now take this to your corporate work area and quit shuffling people around every 3 months.
Originally Posted by xentrox
It's like one step forward and two steps back.. lol
Originally Posted by PsYcHo29388
The reality is simple:
Almost everyone hates metro and almost everyone does not want a Tablet-like interface on their desktop or laptop. If MS keeps trying this non-sense and continuely trying to shove it down my throat, I can see myself using linux in the next 2 years or so.
Originally Posted by Artev
hahaha i heard that with window 98, windows ME, windows 2000, windows XP, windows Vista, Windows 7, windows 8 and yay, finally windows 9!
Originally Posted by Artikbot
Still my stance hasn't changed a single bit.
Formula of success for me to buy W8/9:
Give me the possibility to choose between traditional UI or Metro-oriented UI.
TADAAAAH. I will buy it.
Originally Posted by XAslanX
Shouldn't have to purchase a 3rd party program to get the same functionality that windows up until 8 has always offered!
I agree. I hope things will change for the better, once the new CEO comes on board. The majority shareholders are reading this and also concur. Tablet/smart phone style UIs need to stay where they belong. M$ has already hurt the PC market enough with 8/8.1. The mass majority of users prefer 7 over 8/8.1 any day. If you're the exception/minority, good for you...
Edit: [TC] Rumored Windows ‘Threshold’ Update Could Recast Microsoft’s Key Platform
Edited by MacG32 - 1/12/14 at 5:34pm
Windows 8 has set back Microsoft, and Windows, by years, and possibly for good. [...] Threshold will target this new world. It could very well be a make or break release.