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Windows 7: Windows 7 vs 8 poll

View Poll Results: Windows 7 vs 8 ?
What do you mean? Windows 8 is great! 11 23.91%
Tried it, Hated it. Back to Windows 7! 19 41.30%
I haven't tried Windows 8 yet. 6 13.04%
Gonna wait till Windows 9 (or something better comes along) 9 19.57%
Maybe, if they created a different version for PC and Tablet 11 23.91%
I'd rather switch to a different OS (linux etc.) 2 4.35%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 46. You may not vote on this poll

16 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Windows 7 vs 8 poll

On the back of more than 3 out 4 enthusiasts reject windows 8
It would be nice to have a general vote on what people think

I'll change any of the choices if needed


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16 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Apple did it with two different operating systems. iOS and OSX.
Why couldn't Microsoft release Windows 8 Desktop and Windows 8 Mobile????

Windows 8 Desktop = keyboard/mouse
Windows 8 Mobile = touch
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16 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

My vote also.
Maybe, if they created a different version for PC and Tablet

A very old saying.
Anything that works on everything works on nothing well.
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16 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit
 
 

I went with the "tried it..." and "maybe, if..." options.

I haven't used Windows 8 on my PC, but I have used it on several other computers that I've worked on. I'm definitely staying with Windows 7 for the time being.
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16 Sep 2013   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

I did not vote, With polls like that 100% of the people polled would say Windows 8 is terrible, If you are going to make a poll at least have a check box for the people that like it and use both Windows 7 and 8
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16 Sep 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I voted Gonna wait till Windows 9 (or something better comes along) since there's really no reason to upgrade to Windows 8 from Windows 7.

Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with Windows 8 (at least the desktop version of Windows 8) it's just Windows 7 is much more practical and does exactly same thing without having to learn how to work with two separate OS environments.

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16 Sep 2013   #7

Win 7 Ultimate x64 desktop, Win 8.1.1 x64 laptop, Win 7 Home x64 netbook, Win 8.1.1 x64 tablet
 
 

I like Win 8 well enough that I am perfectly happy with my new laptop that came with it. However, I don't feel 8 is worth the hassle of upgrading any of my Win 7 machines to run it. I didn't vote since there is no option to vote "I like both".

@Havoc - Win 8 already is a dual OS, no need for 2 separate OSes. It runs fine as a desktop OS for those of us that choose to run it that way. For those that prefer the mobile-like Start screen and it's associated Metro apps for their tablet or phone, it does that too.

With Win 8 you can have your cake and eat it too!
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17 Sep 2013   #8

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HAVOC View Post
Apple did it with two different operating systems. iOS and OSX.
Why couldn't Microsoft release Windows 8 Desktop and Windows 8 Mobile????

Windows 8 Desktop = keyboard/mouse
Windows 8 Mobile = touch
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
My vote also.
Maybe, if they created a different version for PC and Tablet

A very old saying.
Anything that works on everything works on nothing well.
Two simple questions:
  1. Please could you give me some examples of Windows 8 features which cannot be used or are more difficult to use with mouse and keyboard?
  2. In which way should the "desktop" version of Windows 8 be different?

I have used windows 8 as my main OS since the first pre-release test versions. I have not nor will I get a touchscreen in a foreseeable future (not counting mobile devices), one of the reasons I like Windows 8 being how easy it is to use with a roll mouse, how fast and flexible everything can be found and used.

Kari
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17 Sep 2013   #9

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Used the 15$ (or so) upgrade to 8. Never looked back (admittedly, it took me some time to learn 8).

Was worth it, and with 8.1, it is only getting better

Do I sound like a fanatic?
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17 Sep 2013   #10

Windows 7
 
 
Went back to 7

Ran it on my desktop for 4 months, couldn't take it anymore.
1. Needs a start menu. I have 3 monitors, NOTHING gets a full screen.
2. It's UGLY. Reminds me of a 5 year old with a box of crayons (8 color box)
3. Needs an option to turn aero back on.

Yes, 8 should have been the tablet OS.
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