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

14 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Are you going to upgrade to Windows 8?

I've been reading the Eight Forums a bit and it's rather testy over there. Apparently there are some very strong differences of opinion about Windows 8. The comments seem to be very polarized: either you really like it or hate it.

One of the bigger complaints I see is that the Start menu is gone. Microsoft is trying to change the paradigm of the desktop yet again. Is it worthwhile? I think that depends...
Some people are citing that changes made are gearing up for the metered software use policy that Microsoft has been hinting about for the future. In essence, you would use their office productivity software billed by the hour instead of paying for a one time installation license. I personally can't see that ever working. People are so accustomed to paying for software once. If Microsoft pulls this billable by the hour method, you'll see plenty of people switching to Open Office. For those who still want to save a document as a true Microsoft document type, they'll do all of their preliminary work in another product, then copy/paste it into the equivalent Microsoft product for final editing. Just dandy!

Anyway... all that aside, some people have reported W8 is more efficient than W7, but by exactly how much I'm not really sure. W8 has modes for smaller devices like tablets, so it would have to be battery friendly. If it's a dramatic power improvement where a typical laptop that gets 2 hours per charge would increase to 3-4 hours, then that would be a welcomed improvement.

So, are you happy enough with W7 that you won't make the move? Or is W8 looking attractive enough to you that you'll upgrade once it is officially released?

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14 Jun 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

No upgrade planned here. There is not enough new function for the PC user. But I think it will make a nice OS for tablets.
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14 Jun 2012   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

When I get a tablet the size of Playboy Magazine, now the touch screen would be real nice.
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14 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

I haven't been terribly impressed
with what I've seen with Windows 8
so far. I plan on keeping good old
Windows 7 for quite a while, I think
it's one of the best OS that MS has
come up with yet.
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14 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I run 8 on a VM, just so I can be familiar with it. There are parts I like, and parts I don't. I don't see myself using it on my main desktop though. I'm very happy with 7 as I was with XP. I skipped Vista, and I will probably skip 8 as a desktop OS.
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14 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1

I'm not upgrading. "If it ain't broke, you don't fix it."
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14 Jun 2012   #7



or more precisely, NO.

I see nothing about Windows 8 I like when using a non touchscreen/ desktop / laptop that I like. I will not be surprised if it's M$ ultimate fail.
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14 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

I will be upgrading, though I will be avoiding Metro and using metro apps on my desktop completely, except possibly to perform tests or develop software for it. But actually using it, not likely. In fact I'l be installing a start menu replacer so I never have to look at it.

I am very dissatisfied with the UI for the desktop.
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14 Jun 2012   #9

XP / Win7 x64 Pro

I would upgrade if there was a way to completely remove all of the metro/app crap that the average desktop user isn't going to want or need. I can appreciate the improvements in efficiency of the system and new file system features, but the metro UI completely kills it for me.
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14 Jun 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cytherian View Post
So, are you happy enough with W7 that you won't make the move? Or is W8 looking attractive enough to you that you'll upgrade once it is officially released?
Absolutely happy enough with Windows 7 that I don't plan to make any moves. Any gains in efficiencies will be lost in utter frustration with the metro/desktop interface combination.
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