Will You Be Upgrading To Windows 8?

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Will You Be Upgrading To Windows 8?

Post by Honey Badger » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:50 pm

Pretty decent walkthrough here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df_9-I1zL6U

Personally, I'm going to stick with Windows 7. Windows looks pretty but the whole start page thing is fairly user unfriendly if use a computer as much as I do. It think that it'll be nearly useless for any kind of gaming or in depth computing. I may consider it if an option is made a available to disable the new start page and just use the desktop, however, it looks just Windows 7 at that point. I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that Microsoft follows their recent pattern: every other release the good one and the others just suck.
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Re: Will You Be Upgrading To Windows 8?

Post by iqmal_97 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:57 am

I've been using the Windows Phone on the Lumia for quite a while now, and I must say, it's beautiful, for a Tablets and Pads alike. But it doesn't really fit with the PC. So Windows 7 is here to stay on my computer.
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Re: Will You Be Upgrading To Windows 8?

Post by Strik3agle98 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:00 pm

window 7 of course
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Re: Will You Be Upgrading To Windows 8?

Post by Crazypilot » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:06 pm

xp, muthafuckas.
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Re: Will You Be Upgrading To Windows 8?

Post by Shiny Rice » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:44 pm

Crazypilot wrote:xp, muthafuckas.
I know, XP is FTW. But when it hangs, it hangs forever. I'm going to get W7, at last a new OS.
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Re: Will You Be Upgrading To Windows 8?

Post by Nath » Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:06 am

Probably not. Most probably not.
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Re: Will You Be Upgrading To Windows 8?

Post by Gennaro » Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:51 am

No.
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Post by Varren » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:30 am

Nope.

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Re: Will You Be Upgrading To Windows 8?

Post by Welshy » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:02 am

I will as a virtual machine and I do have a copy running now on my Hyper-V (Server this is)

I will be sticking to XP due to the fact I require stability for what I use my machine for. I am looking at getting a Mac but I will make sure I get a copy of XP on there (via Boot Camp :P)
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Re: Will You Be Upgrading To Windows 8?

Post by Maroon 5 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:16 pm

I actually heard the Mac OSX Mountain Lion is a more comfortable transition from Windows 7 than to Windows 8. I'm runnign XP, so the only thing I'll be upgrading to is 7.
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Re: Will You Be Upgrading To Windows 8?

Post by Crazypilot » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:01 am

Who needs upgrades when you got XP?
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Re: Will You Be Upgrading To Windows 8?

Post by flyingfisch » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:06 pm

I use Ubuntu (OK, whatever, call me a geek) so no.

However, this guy makes a very good argument:
Forty-Two wrote: As I have said before, Win8 is gonna fail hard. Why? Because it's designed for the tablet and smartphone world. Android and iOS are already entrenched there; anything else that isn't amazingly better will fail. Win8 cannot be amazingly better. Therefore, it will fail.

It will have a side effect, however. Desktop users will be alienated. Microsoft has already done this 2 times in the past, ME and Vista. They can't afford to do it again. Most of their profits come from their desktop OS market and their office market. Without their mainstay in the OS market, they will be unable to continue as a software company. All of their other products are copies of existing software, and have all suffered staggering losses.

There is another problem with Microsoft. They have poor leadership. Even if Gates was evil, he was still a programmer. He programmed at least 1 piece of commercially successful software (Altair Basic). Balmer, on the other hand, is an MBA. He has not programmed one piece of software in his life. He instituted stack ranking,
Kurt Eichenwald wrote:Every current and former Microsoft employee I interviewed—every one—cited stack ranking as the most destructive process inside of Microsoft
If you were on a team of 10 people, you walked in the first day knowing that, no matter how good everyone was, two people were going to get a great review, seven were going to get mediocre reviews, and one was going to get a terrible review
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This caused projects at Microsoft to stagnate as they became entwined into an increasingly large bureaucracy that prevented actual work from happening. Projects like Windows Reader (Originally an eBook), Vista, and Zune, where Microsoft had several years on their competition ended up being released years later, stripped of features and far from their original purpose. There is no reason that win9 will be any different from win8.

I believe that in the next 5 years, users will be increasingly motivated to change OSs as Microsoft takes yet another plunge in their profits. There are currently 2 other viable options to windows: OS X and Linux (I refer to the FOSS BSDs in this statement as well, though they are not strictly linux). Although OS X has a large fanboy userbase, I do not see it gaining more than 5-10% over the next 5 years, as its overpriced hardware is not comparable to the many cheaper PC manufacturers' products. However, Linux has the power to take the computer world by the storm in the next 5 years, as its many variations form themselves against a unique subset of the computing world.

Linux has a large commercial userbase already, as many companies have searched for a more economically viable solution to windows in the post-recession world. According to two surveys by W3Tech and Security Space released in August 2011 and 2009, respectively, Linux now runs 63.9% or greater of all servers. According to a 2012 survey of companies with $500 million or more in revenues, almost 80% of them foresee an increase in linux usage in their company in the next 12 months, and 71.8% are planning to add more linux computers in order to support "Big Data."

The big obstacle we now face is widespread desktop adoption of linux. However, this may have already begun. Current articles place linux usage from 8-10% and growing (source source). With the failure of win8 eminent, we may finally see Linus's World Domination Plan put into effect.
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Re: Will You Be Upgrading To Windows 8?

Post by datew » Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:49 am

Now, i always use xp, because i am used to it.

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Re: Will You Be Upgrading To Windows 8?

Post by Phoenix » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:11 pm

suse linux 12.2

so there.

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Re: Will You Be Upgrading To Windows 8?

Post by Gunny » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:22 pm

A desk top ipod I don't think so. :x
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Re: Will You Be Upgrading To Windows 8?

Post by Crazypilot » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:34 am

I recently switched to 95 just for the heck of it.
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