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Windows 7: Are you going to upgrade to Windows 8?

14 Jun 2012   #11
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

No don't plan,windows 7 does everything I want it to do and win 8 UI is a disaster imho but hey that's just me.


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14 Jun 2012   #12
Sbrideau

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I'm not upgrading unless they give the option to not use the metro interface. And still, I'm not even sure I would upgrade. Even if the start menu is gone, I found from using Fedora for a while that I actually like just tapping the mouse on the corners of the screen to get the menus, except the way it's made in Fedora is a hell of a lot better than the way they made it Windows 8. All the menus should be in one place like we're used to with the start menu, but doesn't need to be in an actual start menu.
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14 Jun 2012   #13
lottielaneuve

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

I think I'll be sticking with Windows 7 for now. Windows 8 looks nice and everything, but I think I'd prefer upgrading to it once it's a bit cheaper
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14 Jun 2012   #14
cytherian

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Wow, quite a strong turn out for those in favor of sticking with W7. It has been my intention to upgrade to W7 eventually and I think I'll stick to the plan.
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15 Jun 2012   #15
sgage

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I will not be upgrading. I have given all the Previews an extensive workout, and they offer me nothing. I think MS is stupid not to offer a no-Metro "experience" (gack!)

I have worked with it enough to know I could live with it if I had to, but I don't have to. If my next computer comes with it preinstalled, there's always ClassicShell

Bottom line, I'm a desktop user, I write a lot, etc., and Metro is utterly worthless to me. I mean, have you even tried the "apps" (gack!)? Just brain dead.

But fine - if MS feels the need to offer something in the mobile/touchy-feely department, I'm cool with that. But I don't want it. And now, they're even dumbing down the "Desktop Experience", with simple nothing-themes.

Sorry, I'm not going there. I have a feeling that Windows 7 is going to be the next XP in terms of support longevity. At least I hope so. Heck, I happily used Windows 2000 until 2008!
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15 Jun 2012   #16
edwar

7 x64
 
 

No. I can't stand Metro. Very foolish. Fine for phone or pad, not for a desktop or notebook computer.
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15 Jun 2012   #17
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Am not going to upgrade, Windows Vista was at best acceptable and tolerable but Windows 7 was a completely different and yet very similar. As metro was introduced I haven't warmed to Windows 8 like I did to Windows 7, it doesn't seem as nice and clear and a bit too cluttered and chunky for my taste.

I hope Microsoft go back a step and embed the default explorer and start menu and an option to enable Metro if you wish. Well my experience with Windows 8 hasn't been good enough to convince me that I need to run off and buy it like I did with XP and Windows 7
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16 Jun 2012   #18
Sbrideau

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Apparently they're going to make it so you can't install a Linux Distro in a dual boot configuration... I guess it's a no-no for me when it comes to Win 8.
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16 Jun 2012   #19
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Secure boot can be disabled in the BIOS, and any vendor can get a license from Verisign for a small fee (see Red Hat) if you wish to install a distro that can use the added security to the boot process. ARM will probably be a different story, but those are sold as "devices" rather than PCs, so I suppose that's expected.

It's worth noting that Secure Boot is a UEFI feature, and not something Microsoft is actually designing or forcing on anyone (although OEMs shipping Windows machines with UEFI support will be enabling it to begin with, for obvious security reasons). If you want to use the Secure Boot feature, you MUST be booting with a signed (with a trusted public certificate key) bootstrap or kernel. If you don't want to require Secure Boot on your box to boot to any unsigned OS, simply turn it off. If a machine supports UEFI 2.3.1 (and anything with a Windows 8 logo is supposed to, according to the Building Win8 blog), it should support Secure Boot. Any hardware (x86) that doesn't allow it to be disabled is likely to put itself at a disadvantage as people won't purchase it, so I doubt we'll see any OEMs shipping 2.3.1 firmware without a "kill switch" for those people wanting to disable it.
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16 Jun 2012   #20
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Short answer is No. Will wait as usual till it's SP1 is released and I have read the reviews by Gurus and Lay-users
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