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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

17 Nov 2011   #1
investmenttech

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
will you skip Windows 8?

How many of you are planning to get Windows 8 when it comes out?
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18 Nov 2011   #2
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I am in the undecided group. I have to look at it and see what it brings to the table.

Jim
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18 Nov 2011   #3
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

As far as I can see the new Windows 8 will be used by Business more than personal use. But who in business wants to touch a screen that other people have been using and have all their germs all over the screen. Especially the fact that most businesses don't even possess screen cleaners as it's too ''expensive'' for them to stock.
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18 Nov 2011   #4
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

There is a tendency to regard the touch screen as the final and ultimate advantage of Windows 8. There are already hacks to show how to return to the more familiar Windows 7 screen. If businesses have the budget, they should look further ahead than the Touch facility. Windows 8, already, promises better performance.
Having said that. Imho most businesses are already achieving desired performance, probably overloaded with uneeded software on their networks, which won't go away with a new OS. Possibly, with Windows 7, updating for update sake, has come to the end of the line. With a worldwide economic plunge, which is forecast to go on for a long while, I doubt there will be a rush to purchase the new OS.
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18 Nov 2011   #5
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

I'm happy with 7.
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18 Nov 2011   #6
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

If I need a brand new computer sometime in the future, sure. Never need a touch screen for home use. I Like the Win 7 look a lot better though.
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18 Nov 2011   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Loved win 7 but am already on WDP so yes.
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18 Nov 2011   #8
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Will get {another}new lappy with Win 8 on it ...so yes I will try / use it
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18 Nov 2011   #9
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I won't be able to make this call until I see what Windows 8 turns out to be when released. If it's anything like the currently developer preview, I'd be in no hurry to obtain it and certainly wouldn't spend my own money on it as it doesn't provide me with any feature that I can see that I am currently lacking/wanting/needing.
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18 Nov 2011   #10
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I will buy Windows 8 but i wont get it soon after the final release and will try the RC and will see and hear different opinions, bugs and everything else from internet and other users
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