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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? 2013-02-17 11:54:54 Reply

At 2/17/13 11:53 AM, NothingStudios wrote: No, I really don't think it looks that great

I really think so too.

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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? 2013-02-17 13:27:27 Reply

Not for now. I'm still happy with Windows 7 and Vista got me a little sceptical about upgrading my OS. Also, my laptop is getting a little old anyway so I might as well hold off until I get a new laptop or desktop. Lastly, I'm sure the computers at my uni will switch to Windows 8 sooner or later so I would like to try it there first.


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? 2013-02-17 20:47:36 Reply

At 2/16/13 09:26 PM, Xenomit wrote:
At 2/16/13 09:25 PM, Little-Kinky wrote: From what I've seen, Windows 8 seems like a useless upgrade. The short time I used it, I felt like I was on the Xbox's home screen and/or my phone.
It's because microsoft is trying to make all their products identical

Just because it works for a phone or a console doesn't mean it'll work for a PC. They're used for different things.


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? 2013-02-18 04:28:10 Reply

I'm going to be staying on Windows 7. Well for now at least. If SP1 gives an option to disable Metro I might switch. I don't really use Windows in enough to really concern myself all to much though. Just when I play games.


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? 2013-02-18 04:38:11 Reply

Seems to me like the main purpose of Windows 8 is for touchscreen and fuck that. I'm not going to upgrade.

I will be so angry if they make it so that all the latest top games can only run on windows 8. I only upgraded to Windows 7 last year so I could play certain games like The Witcher 2. Windows 7's functionality is really good though too and worth the upgrade.


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? 2013-02-18 04:47:05 Reply

i really don't see a reason yet to upgrade, windows 7 works well so i'll stick with it


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? 2013-02-18 08:11:54 Reply

At 2/18/13 04:28 AM, Zanthas wrote: Just when I play games.

What do you use for everything else?

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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? 2013-02-18 08:23:50 Reply

My father loves it, even though he doesn't have a touchscreen. I guess there are performance improvements?

I only run Windows 7 as a virtual machine under gnulinux to play my porn games, so it's more like a gaming console for me. Switching to Windows 8 is not going to make much of a difference, except demand more resources for all those fancy visual effects.

Also, does anybody know if it's safe to change RAM while the computer is in hibernate? I upgraded the RAM of my fathers Windows 8 laptop and I didn't know that Microsoft had scrapped the Shutdown feature. The laptop would suddenly have random BSODs, but that was because of a faulty RAM chip.


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? 2013-02-18 10:41:17 Reply

At 2/18/13 04:38 AM, Halberd wrote: Seems to me like the main purpose of Windows 8 is for touchscreen and fuck that. I'm not going to upgrade.

Windows 8 still has desktop mode. So it's like Windows 7 (with a few improvements) with another side to it.


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? 2013-02-18 11:00:40 Reply

At 2/18/13 08:11 AM, Cyberdevil wrote:
At 2/18/13 04:28 AM, Zanthas wrote: Just when I play games.
What do you use for everything else?

GNU/Linux.

I hop around, but its usually Debian or Sabayon. Those are my favourites.

I like FreeBSD to, it's really nice.


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? 2013-02-18 11:12:14 Reply

I used it before in a shop and it was as bad as it looked

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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? 2013-02-18 11:30:33 Reply

What a stupid question, the obvious answer is no.


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? 2013-02-18 12:20:21 Reply

Nope.

XP, all the way. At least until 2014, that is.


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? 2013-02-18 12:28:24 Reply

What's wrong with Windows 7? It's better that Windows 8, for a lot of things on Windows 8 you need to being connected to the internet or you don't get anything working, I have a stable internet connection, but that's besides the point.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Windows 8 is all advertising.


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? 2013-02-18 12:29:33 Reply

At 2/18/13 12:20 PM, Vasconium wrote: Nope.

XP, all the way. At least until 2014, that is.

Microsoft will be dropping all support for XP...the bastards.

Why am I saying this? You probably already know.

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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? 2013-02-18 12:33:04 Reply

idk im thinking of getting a new desktop and a touchscreen onitor


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? 2013-02-18 12:58:41 Reply

There's not enough changes for me to change to Win8.

Win7 runs extremely good.


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? 2013-02-18 14:08:15 Reply

I don't really like upgrading from an OS that I'm used to. The quicker boot times isn't enough to get me to upgrade either. I run Windows 7 on a solid state hard drive and my boot times are <7 seconds. The "flat" look of it seems kind of bland to me too. I haven't checked to see if you can change the theme or not, but I don't feel it's time for an OS upgrade just yet.


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? 2013-02-18 14:38:06 Reply

At 2/18/13 12:58 PM, Pkmn2 wrote: Win7 runs extremely good.

That it does. I remember XP starting to lag hellishly after a couple of years, but Windows 7 doesn't seem to slow down at all. Maybe they removed some of their old upgrade-forcing functions...

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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? 2013-02-18 15:04:40 Reply

Not unless I get a new rig, Windows 7 works just as good and doesn't have that new tablet inspired template.

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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? 2013-02-18 15:14:24 Reply

Windows 7 is master Windows OS.


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? 2013-02-18 16:27:34 Reply

I'd rather downgrade to XP.


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? 2013-02-18 17:06:24 Reply

I'm gonna be running 7 for as long as possible, as far as Windows goes.


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? 2013-02-18 17:09:50 Reply

Windows 7 is what I'm sticking with. It's been loyal to me, never crashed or blue screened, great gaming compatability, sleek and sexy style, good speed. Not to mention Windows 8 is a bit too much like a Tablet operating system. I absolutely hate Tablets with all my guts.

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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? 2013-02-18 17:44:31 Reply

I got a new win8 laptop recently (very late birthday/christmas present) and its cool, but holy crap it just loves to crash. Then, I learned this is a common problem, and I almost freaked out because I seriously thought i broke my new laptop in 3 days. Luckily I fixed the problem, but man do I hate win8.
I dont have a huge problem with it's interface but it feels so focused on tablet control.
speaking of tablets, WHY DO THEY EXIST IN THE FIRST PLACE?


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? 2013-02-18 18:18:56 Reply

I have no practical usage with the new operating system, however the general consensus is that underneath the Metro interface, it's a faster, smoother version of Windows 7.

I happen to love Windows 7 for the mere fact that the OS feels like it's not even there. I don't want to spend loads of time maintaining the system. I want to spend loads of time using applications on the system.

The only pitfall that I think Windows 8 will run into is that it was released way too soon. Many businesses are still upgrading to Windows 7 to this day, and Win 7 is going nowhere anytime soon.

So whether you upgrade or not, I think you will be happy with either choice. Given that if you don't upgrade then you're probably just as happy with Windows 7 and that is ok too.

Windows 8 is a necessary stepping-stone for the future of Operating Systems. There are other OS's looming that are both more mobile and user friendly (Android, I'm talking to you.) And more powerful (Linux, I'm gazing in your direction).

Personally, I'm buying a laptop with Windows 8 preloaded on it. Lets see how it goes!


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Response to Windows 8 - Will you be upgrading? 2013-02-18 20:01:35 Reply

At 2/18/13 12:20 PM, Vasconium wrote: Nope.

XP, all the way. At least until 2014, that is.

I have the registery hack which makes windows 7 look exactly like XP, XP is sexy man.


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