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

17 Jun 2012   #21
lkgriffith

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

No, a thousand times NO!

I have worked with Windows 8 long enough so that I can compile my 40 project Visual Studio 2005 solution using Visual Studio Express 2010 and run it. The experience was rather like doing heart surgery through a three millimeter incision in the patient's belly button. Calling Windows 8 unproductive and hostile to content developers is praising it to highly.

I despise the Apple UI but it is VASTLY superior to Windows 8 and its sub-Fisher Price Metro and featureless, flat, white only desktop. My plan is to support my current software on Windows 7. I will soon start transporting major portions of that software to the Apple Mac, iPhone and iPad in an attempt to avoid getting trapped by Microsoft stupidity.

Microsoft is on a rapid downhill run heading for the edge of a cliff. It had a nice run but it is now a company without a brain run by MBA's who have never designed or built anything other than fantasies and spreadsheets.


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31 Aug 2012   #22
mike1977

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 

I have always bought the upgrade versions to Windows when they came out, but this one...might be the first I skip.
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31 Aug 2012   #23
JonathanV

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 32-bit Build 7601
 
 

A BIG NO!
I really like Windows 7 forever!
That's the feedback.
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31 Aug 2012   #24
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Been running it on a test machine for a while, got RTM on it now. But based on current performance, issues and personal feelings towards it, no, none of my important machines (home server, HTPC, Main photoshop and music production machine, or laptop) will have it on them. And like mike1977 said, this will be the very first time for me ever since DOS 2.0 that I did not upgrade my system to the latest version the day it came out (or frequently before due to MSDN accounts).

That says a lot
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31 Aug 2012   #25
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

No, it`s terrible.
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31 Aug 2012   #26
revmike

windows 7
 
 

I have touch screen tablet (hp slate 500, w7 pro) and I'm NOT going to upgrade.
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31 Aug 2012   #27
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

No, I am sticking with Windows 7 for always!
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31 Aug 2012   #28
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

When donkeys grow wings and fly!
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31 Aug 2012   #29
d4v1d15

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I may upgrade my notebook, but probably not my desktop. I do somewhat like some of the multitasking, yet I feel like I would eventually grow to detest some aspects of it. While it might be good for tablets or for browsing the web, I feel like it wouldn't be quite right for full-time use. Additionally, if I cannot dual-boot with Linux, I would also have to say no to windows 8. It is only 40$ for a upgrade from 7, which is much better than windows has been in the past.
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31 Aug 2012   #30
gazz9496

 
 

depends on how it works in multiscreen environments, the few times i stuck it on my desktop it didn't do what i wanted it to do which was very annoying.

however i've been using it on my netbook since it was first available and it's been flawless on that, even the metro has it's uses there despite the fact i can't use any of the metro apps due to resolution restrictions.

performance, second to none, it would wipe the floor with windows 7 in raw performance the base coding is much smoother.

reliability, i know some have had issues as there should be with a beta, windows 7 wasn't without it's own issues at launch either, yet despite beta issues it's got incredible potential amazing reliablity.

ui, well hmm i won't follow others in their hatred for metro, tbh on smaller screens it's rather usefull and i can imagine on tablets and smaller laptops it will be quite popular despite some peoples hatred of it, on a desktop.....just to clunky isn't refined enough to see high use in a working environment.

apps, i gotta be honest i've never really liked the tiny crappy app philosophy, sure it's nice on tablets and phones, but i'm running a sodden i7 and 12gb of ram i don't need some shoddy half assed app thats not able to fully utilise my hardware and have some important functions and features missing that you would expect from a proper full software environment. so apps on my desktop gets a big thumbs down.


summary, a decent os at the core, fluffed up by some really bad choices that are too forced with lack of alternative options.

this is windows here not mac os where one shoe fits all or not at all, there is a reason windows has 95% of the pc market and thats not through forcing our hand with a ui we can't change or modify to suit our needs.
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