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Old 11-26-2012, 07:19 PM   #16
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I still use 95.

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Old 11-26-2012, 09:35 PM   #17
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Have Win7 and will stay there for a while. If I had a Windows phone and/or the new MSFT tablet, I think I would consider moving to Win8 on the laptop just to be consistent. Put new SSD drive in laptop which made a HUGE difference in performance for anything that uses disk I/O. Win7 boots in 40 seconds now and program loads are fast.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:20 PM   #18
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Its rumored that Win9 will be coming out in 2013!
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There is basically no reason to upgrade to Windows 8. Metro UI is made for a touch screen, rather than a mouse and it doesn't really do anything that Windows 7 cannot. I think Microsoft erred in choosing to make only one OS for both pcs and cell phones. MS is a big company and they should have made two different OSes. Even if everything "under the hood" was the same and simply made a different interface for each.
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There is basically no reason to upgrade to Windows 8. Metro UI is made for a touch screen, rather than a mouse and it doesn't really do anything that Windows 7 cannot. I think Microsoft erred in choosing to make only one OS for both pcs and cell phones. MS is a big company and they should have made two different OSes. Even if everything "under the hood" was the same and simply made a different interface for each.
selling phones and tablets is why MS made the OS the same across platforms.

for the end user, having the same interface makes it easier to buy anther device and have portability across all platforms.

I agree with upgrading. unless you have a specific reason to upgrade a device, there really is no reason to upgrade just to upgrade.
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Used XP for several years, until a friend gave me a new laptop she bought when Vista came out and she hated Vista. I used it for a few years and it was so slow. I got a new one last spring with W7. Only one major complaint. The "maintenance troubleshooter" . If you don't use an icon for a while, the troubleshooter deletes it. There is no fix except to disable the troubleshooter. My daughter bought a new laptop a couple weeks ago with W8. I see no reason to upgrade. I thnk it has a short life. It has too many shortcomings that I think W9 will be out to replace it soon.
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Used XP for several years, until a friend gave me a new laptop she bought when Vista came out and she hated Vista. I used it for a few years and it was so slow. I got a new one last spring with W7. Only one major complaint. The "maintenance troubleshooter" . If you don't use an icon for a while, the troubleshooter deletes it. There is no fix except to disable the troubleshooter. My daughter bought a new laptop a couple weeks ago with W8. I see no reason to upgrade. I thnk it has a short life. It has too many shortcomings that I think W9 will be out to replace it soon.
Its rumored that Win9 will be coming out next summer!
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Its rumored that Win9 will be coming out next summer!
Yeah -
heard that too -
sometime in 2013.
Don't jump on the "bandwagon" and upgrade to Win 9, right away.
Give them some time to work the "bugs" out!
Think I'll stay with "7"!
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I agree with the general consensus here. I'm the IT manager for our company so when one of the new laptops I bought came in with Windows 8 disks, I tossed a SSD in it and loaded 8 to try. There is zero reason to use it instead of 7 for a regular computer IMO. I can't picture any of our workers using it if they had a touchscreen to go with it. It wouldn't increase productivity but would lower it.

7 works great, the only problems I'm having overall are some of our apps are incompatible with 64-bit OSes and there aren't upgrades available or we need to have our custom apps updated to work, so for some people I have to keep them on 32-bit 7.
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Used XP for several years, until a friend gave me a new laptop she bought when Vista came out and she hated Vista. I used it for a few years and it was so slow.
You probably needed to turn AERO off. That's a huge performance sink for most laptops made before 2011.
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The day Windows 8 came out, I ordered the parts for my latest PC build along with a brand new copy of Windows 7 Pro.
Didn't even have to think about that one.
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My daughter's new laptop with W8 has already crashed. She will have to reload the OS. According to Dell, this is common.
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My daughter's new laptop with W8 has already crashed. She will have to reload the OS. According to Dell, this is common.
It's really, heartening to hear "this is common" - from a major computer
manufacturer!! (Crash!)
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My daughter's new laptop with W8 has already crashed. She will have to reload the OS. According to Dell, this is common.
Yes it is. Bad thing is, MS decided in the great interest of the consumer that they would have Restore points turned off, so when it does crash, you have no choice but to reload the OS.

Happened to us, with my son's Toshiba Satellite. After I got the OS reinstalled, restarted Restore Points. What kind of idiots do we have over at Microsoft these days? Oh, that is correct, those that do not know how to make a real Operating System, or Office package.

I have never had the problems running Ubuntu 12.10, when I had it on my Netbook, as I do with Windows 8 on my son's laptop. Only reason I am no longer running Ubuntu, is due to no more desktop in the house, and I want to use only my computer to update my iPhone.

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