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Windows 7: will you skip Windows 8?

View Poll Results: are you planning to get W8?
yes 15 34.09%
nope 29 65.91%
Voters: 44. You may not vote on this poll

18 Nov 2011   #21
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Probably. I might have to wait a few months though until I can get a free copy of my gramps . He gets stuff free from his work.
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18 Nov 2011   #22
Joneszee

Win 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

I normally move to the next operation system as soon as they come out. I'm already reviewing the Win8 Developers Preview. I would expect the new system to be better than the existing one. I see a lot of things I like with it. I do, however, expect to see an option in the final version to allow the user to chose which start screen works for them.
Like anything new, it takes some time to get use to the changes.
Joneszee
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18 Nov 2011   #23
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

I read a review of the Windows 8 that is out (is it a BETA?) and the reviewer (Hiawatha Bray) said that you could switch to the "classic Windows desktop" from the touchscreen GUI with a simple change in settings.

Can anyone playing with it confirm this?
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18 Nov 2011   #24
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

There are hacks , if you like - many people are doing it because the default Metro interface is awful to use without a touch screen.

Not everything works very well if you do that - but it is an early release, so MS are sure to provide an easy method to choose which interface you want.

Raises the question of why they are Frankensteining the two together.

People will use the Metro interface on tablets, etc, and the useable windows interface on a proper machine.

They are completely different and serve different purposes.

Perhaps MS think hundreds of millions will want to flip back and forth between the two.

They could be right - stranger things have happened.
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18 Nov 2011   #25
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
I read a review of the Windows 8 that is out (is it a BETA?) and the reviewer (Hiawatha Bray) said that you could switch to the "classic Windows desktop" from the touchscreen GUI with a simple change in settings.

Can anyone playing with it confirm this?
Brink even has a tutorial for it,

Metro UI - Add "Disable/Enable Metro" to Context Menu in Windows 8 - Windows 8 Forums
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18 Nov 2011   #26
TVeblen

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That is good to know. If I were to upgrade it would be for a laptop or desktop and I would have no interest in the Metro interface.

(It funny seeing Shawn with only green pips!)
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19 Nov 2011   #27
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I don't see myself moving to Windows 8 unless I need a new PC. That's also unlikely. A Guy
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19 Nov 2011   #28
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I will skip windows 8. Happy with win7.
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19 Nov 2011   #29
TVeblen

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OP: we need a 3rd option in the poll: "Wait and see".
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19 Nov 2011   #30
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
OP: we need a 3rd option in the poll: "Wait and see".
yep.

Not much point speculating about 'will I or won't I?' without solid facts to make a decision.
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