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Windows 7: Which is the better OS windows 7 or 8?

14 Jun 2013   #1
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 
Which is the better OS windows 7 or 8?

I am buying a new computer in a couple of weeks and was planning on having 7 installed on it. I was thinking that 8 would be like Vista, but whivh is the better and what would you advise, 8 because it is the future or 7 because it is better.


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14 Jun 2013   #2
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

8 is like 7 with a couple tweaks and a touchscreen-oriented interface, so you aren't losing anything.
It's not even like Vista that was an open beta, it's just a reskin.
Unless you like 8's looks anyway.
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14 Jun 2013   #3
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobafetthotmail View Post
8 is like 7 with a couple tweaks and a touchscreen-oriented interface, so you aren't losing anything.
It's not even like Vista that was an open beta, it's just a reskin.
Unless you like 8's looks anyway.
So you would advise 8 as it is not another Vista.
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14 Jun 2013   #4
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

8 if you like the new interface.
7 if you don't.
Either way you aren't losing anything.
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14 Jun 2013   #5
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

Seven forever and always.
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14 Jun 2013   #6
BrokeIC

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Guy at Staples said a new generation of computers should be coming out shortly for back to school sales. I'd expect a radical change from what is currently offered, or wait until Christmas sales.
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14 Jun 2013   #7
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

He was likely talking of Haswell chips from Intel. For laptops they are going to be a godsend (although calling it "radical" would be a bit excessive imho). So yeah, look for Haswell chips if you are buying a lappy.
If not, then it's less important.
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14 Jun 2013   #8
BrokeIC

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I've got Win 7 on my laptop, but as soon as I get my next backup done, I'm gonna install a 2nd hard drive in this thing then install Win 8 Pro on it.

I have an ASUS TF-700T tablet, so Splashtop Streamer should work on the Metro Interface of Windows 8 from my tablet.

My external ASUS Blu-Ray burner with Cyberlink software won't work in Windows 7, and people on Amazon are complaining that ASUS Tech Support told them to use Windows 8 with it.
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14 Jun 2013   #9
BrokeIC

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I won't be happy with Win 8 without that Classic Shell program that makes the desktop resemble Win 7 with a Start Button and Programs menu.

Some websites are becoming touch interactive, but you wouldn't know it with just a mouse.
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14 Jun 2013   #10
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Some experts have predicted that Windows 8 will be like Vista. But expert predictions have turned out wrong on numerous occasions. Only time will tell.

Windows 8 has numerous advantages over Windows 7, far too many to list. The major objections to Windows 8 seem to be the user interface. But many people like it. Anyone saying that Windows 7 is better than Windows 8 is only expressing an opinion. There are many who would disagree. There is no single right answer for everybody.
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