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Author Topic: I'm a Windows 7 user: should I upgrade to Windows 8?  (Read 14647 times)

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« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2012, 09:56 »
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I am liking it too and have had zero problems.   I really want a Surface but can't possibly blow the $500 this year.    Having everything totally, automatically in synch on both devices would be wonderful.

I've used personal computers since day #1, back in the 70s. One thing I really like about Win8 is that those dumb, hokey 3D edges - on windows, buttons etc. - are gone.  It looks more modern to me, which is ironic because to some extent it's a return to what computers looked like before Windows. 

Check out the changes to Windows Defender.  It's now a complete anti-malware system, built in and running automatically and non-intrusively.  No one should continue to buy those cr@ppy products from Symantec or MacAffee. 


« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2012, 14:49 »
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I am liking it too and have had zero problems.   I really want a Surface but can't possibly blow the $500 this year.    Having everything totally, automatically in synch on both devices would be wonderful.

I've used personal computers since day #1, back in the 70s. One thing I really like about Win8 is that those dumb, hokey 3D edges - on windows, buttons etc. - are gone.  It looks more modern to me, which is ironic because to some extent it's a return to what computers looked like before Windows. 

Check out the changes to Windows Defender.  It's now a complete anti-malware system, built in and running automatically and non-intrusively.  No one should continue to buy those cr@ppy products from Symantec or MacAffee.

I would wait with buying a surface. At the moment there is only the version with Windows RT, which is for ARM Processors. You won't be able to run normal windows programms like for instance photoshop on it.
Beginning of 2013 the Pro version of the Surface is coming out, with an intel i5 processor and enough ram. That will definitely be a tablet that i want.

Even the new Windows 8 Phones like for instance the Lima 920 is looking quite good.
And i also thing the Synchronization between the devices will be great.

« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2012, 14:50 »
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I am liking it too and have had zero problems.   I really want a Surface but can't possibly blow the $500 this year.    Having everything totally, automatically in synch on both devices would be wonderful.

I've used personal computers since day #1, back in the 70s. One thing I really like about Win8 is that those dumb, hokey 3D edges - on windows, buttons etc. - are gone.  It looks more modern to me, which is ironic because to some extent it's a return to what computers looked like before Windows. 

Check out the changes to Windows Defender.  It's now a complete anti-malware system, built in and running automatically and non-intrusively.  No one should continue to buy those cr@ppy products from Symantec or MacAffee.

I would wait with buying a surface. At the moment there is only the version with Windows RT, which is for ARM Processors. You won't be able to run normal windows programms like for instance photoshop on it.
Beginning of 2013 the Pro version of the Surface is coming out, with an intel i5 processor and enough ram. That will definitely be a tablet that i want.

Even the new Windows 8 Phones like for instance the Nokia Lumia 920 look quite attractive.
And i also thing the Synchronization between the devices will be great.

« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2012, 17:12 »
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I've had a Windows 7 phone for a year already.   

RT is all I need in a tablet - I wouldn't use it for anything but W8 apps.   Still too expensive for me. 

« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2012, 03:22 »
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I upgraded a few days ago.  Took a while to find my way around the new interface, but now I'm really enjoying the experience.  It's fast, stable and interesting.  The new tiles format is clearly designed to synch with Windows phones, and once people get used to that idea I think there will be a general upsurge in sales of the new phones and Windows 8.  The new operating system is also clearly designed for touch screens, and I think many people will be encouraged to upgrade their desktop systems to get the full touch screen experience.

Microsoft has implemented a very important and sensible strategy that will surely help them quickly rise in the phones market.  Windows 8 is clearly the new future and I think the world will be very surprised at how popular it will become.

I'm really pleased I upgraded.  The only things I miss are the taskbar and clock on the start screen!

« Reply #30 on: November 03, 2012, 05:06 »
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I upgraded a few days ago.  Took a while to find my way around the new interface, but now I'm really enjoying the experience.  It's fast, stable and interesting.  The new tiles format is clearly designed to synch with Windows phones, and once people get used to that idea I think there will be a general upsurge in sales of the new phones and Windows 8.  The new operating system is also clearly designed for touch screens, and I think many people will be encouraged to upgrade their desktop systems to get the full touch screen experience.

Microsoft has implemented a very important and sensible strategy that will surely help them quickly rise in the phones market.  Windows 8 is clearly the new future and I think the world will be very surprised at how popular it will become.

I'm really pleased I upgraded.  The only things I miss are the taskbar and clock on the start screen!

Funny enough, my girlfriend already wants a Windows 8 Phone after trying windows 8. So your thesis might actually be right and the Phone OS sales might go up for Microsoft.

Hope Nokia brings out a version with Win 8 Phone and that Pureview camera from the Nokia 808.

« Reply #31 on: November 03, 2012, 06:19 »
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I was thinking about Windows 8 but windows was annoying me.  Spent too much of my time fiddling around with the firewall, doing virus scans, malware scans and keeping lots of programs updated.  Tried a few versions of Linux and I have settled on PCLiniuxOS.  Much faster starting up and shutting down.  None of the virus/malware problems and keeping all the programs updated is easy and quick.  There's alternative free versions of all the programs I use.  It's not going to be good for people that aren't very tech savvy but it's working well for me.

« Reply #32 on: November 16, 2012, 06:50 »
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Thought i'd chime in here again as I've just upgraded to windows 8.  So far no issues.  It is a bit of a pain having to get used to the start menu being moved to the metro interface but once I get used to it I think it will be just as quick.  Overall I'm liking it and it seems pretty identical to windows 7 for most things.


 

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