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Windows 7: Windows 8 marketing simplified with just 3 versions

17 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 
Windows 8 marketing simplified with just 3 versions

It would appear that Microsoft are reducing the number of Windows 8 RTM versions to no more than three.

BBC News - Three 'flavours' for Microsoft's Windows 8 OS

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17 Apr 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Looks like Windows 8 has the same features as Windows 7 Home Premium.

Some confusion, but I think Windows 8 will include Windows Media Center, but WMC will be available in Windows 8 Pro only as an optional cost add-on.

Windows RT name seems to add more confusion. It apparently will not be sold at retail, so that may not matter much.

I don't yet see any reason to go with it, but I might if it's available at a heavy discount, like Windows 7 Home Premium was available for $50.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I agree. It would only be with a very heavy discount that I would even consider going over to Win8.

Probably the only way I will transfer is through having to buy a new machine.
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17 Apr 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Same here, the only way I'll likely acquire it is if its preinstalled on a new PC that I purchase. I build my own desktops so its only going to happen if I replace my laptop or buy a tablet. All my PC's are currently running Windows 7 and I don't see any reason to be upgrading the OS on those. Still I like the idea that they are reducing the number of different versions of Windows 8.
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17 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Count me in as one who won't part with his own money to purchase Windows 8.
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17 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

il'l wait untill win 7 loses support then il'l upgrade because win 8 doesn't drag me in as it's almost the same and only differince i noticed was the interface and a couple small things like how it looks when copying things ect anyways that doesn't intrest me.Only thing I thought was better was the boot time but that is it and i'm sure if they wanted to they could do that to win 7 but then it wouldn't sale now would it. Anyways if I want a faster boot and app launch il'l just invest in a SSD in the future as of now not to much of importance to me will wait untill they make something better, I ain't buying it.
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17 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
il'l wait untill win 7 loses support then il'l upgrade
If it's anything like Windows XP, it will be a long time then. XP is still supported and will be supported till it's almost 13 years old. If all things remain the same, you won't have to replace Windows 7 until 2022.
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17 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Count me in as one who won't part with his own money to purchase Windows 8.
Count me in too.
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17 Apr 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64bit
 
 

what's the use of upgrading OS if your current OS is still functioning properly
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17 Apr 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Kinda like the gap between XP and 7, I think I'll wait until the next OS after 8 to make the jump.
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