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Poll: How many people are getting Windows 8? (101 member(s) have cast votes)

Are you getting Windows 8?

  1. Yes (18 votes [17.82%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 17.82%

  2. No (69 votes [68.32%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 68.32%

  3. Eventually (14 votes [13.86%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.86%

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#13 Onion

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:29 PM

Nope. I might install it on Vmware to toy around and see how it is (never used it) but I wouldn't use it.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 02:21 AM

No. Will stick to win 7 until something better comes out from M$.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 02:23 AM

Although I will get some version of Win 8 (most probably professional) from MSDN account. :-/

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 02:46 AM

Have it in a tripe boot with 7 and opensuse

Got it on dreamspark a few months ago, not as bad as some may suggest.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 02:56 AM

Yes, but only because I've got Start8 and it gets rid of everything Metro and I have a start button/menu again. Also, I have an MSDN Subscription so it's free, so why not? I like the new explorer look/features and task manager/file transfer are much more informative/pretty.

Good news, I knew there'd be a solution to mandatory Metro. This may change my "No" to "Eventually"....maybe. And most of that's just because I haven't had a fresh install since 2 OS drives back (300GB VelociRaptor) so why not make it even more worthwhile.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:08 AM

If you had asked me a month ago I would have said no but today after using it and letting me have a chance to really explore it I have to say yes.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:21 AM

Got it on dreamspark a few months ago, not as bad as some may suggest.


Just checked. My account got professional version.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 09:46 AM

If you had asked me a month ago I would have said no but today after using it and letting me have a chance to really explore it I have to say yes.


I think you've unknowingly touched on the problem with most people in this thread - they're simply going by what they've read, like a bunch of sheep.

Reminds me about everything they said before Vista release: "omg, the UAC ruins everything! Vista sucks!"...."oh, you can turn that off?"..."well, whatever, it still sucks!"

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:37 AM

I ordered a Windows 8 Professional upgrade with DVD for $38.88 from Micro Center. I don't know if I will install it, but I figure I can always get my money back if I want to sell it.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 01:57 PM

For my main system, no. for backup/spare system maybe (currently have a pre-release ver on one of my systems, seems stable just dont like the interface). btw I had no problems with vista (after sp1) so eventually.. who knows.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 02:18 PM

I think you've unknowingly touched on the problem with most people in this thread - they're simply going by what they've read, like a bunch of sheep.

Reminds me about everything they said before Vista release: "omg, the UAC ruins everything! Vista sucks!"...."oh, you can turn that off?"..."well, whatever, it still sucks!"



I agree but I think there is another reason as well. When you look at the complaints from most gearheads it revolves around the interface. They either do not like the look or the function but it is always about the interface. Lets face it, the core interface of Windows has not changed for 20 years and a lot of people do not like change.

If they spent time looking at the actual OS, other than the interface they would see a very solid upgrade from Windows 7 at the core.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 03:01 PM

I won't be upgrading to Windows 8 anytime soon, not because I hate it (or think I hate It) but because I see no need. If I had a decent touchscreen monitor then I'd probably try it, the reviews are mixed, but it's unfortunately the way things are going. I still use Vista on my laptop, I don't game on it but it does everything else flawlessly, why upgrade?

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