Who is getting Win8?

Discussion in 'Windows Operating Systems' started by Coopz, Oct 25, 2012.

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Grabbing Win8?

  1. Already have it!!111

    151 vote(s)
    31.0%
  2. Will be buying it ASAP

    25 vote(s)
    5.1%
  3. Probably get it after a service pack or 2 is released..

    59 vote(s)
    12.1%
  4. I'll only get it if I have to..

    132 vote(s)
    27.1%
  5. I'll never use it.

    82 vote(s)
    16.8%
  6. Special needs candy

    38 vote(s)
    7.8%
  1. Coopz

    Coopz Member

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    With the imminent release who is getting it?
    Win7 does the job for me so I have no interest in it.
     
  2. BeanerSA

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    What a bizarre post. Has anyone here bought an Aurion? Because I like my Ford! :tongue:

    I'll be sticking with W7 too.
     
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    Wait, I attached a stupid poll to make it more interesting!
     
  4. Nikon223

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    Unless the surface tablets are better then the iPad or android competitors then yeah I'll use it for that. I will never use it on the desktop.
     
  5. broccoli

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    Nope. I got a thing with a laptop where I can get it for cheap, but I still don't want it.
     
  6. Linkin

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    My 19th birthday is forever marred by the release of windows 8.
     
  7. Nikon223

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    Nooooooooooooooooo why has thou forsaken you, a deity whos existence you doubt? :p
     
  8. MatterHorn

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    I'm sticking with W7
     
  9. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    Sticking with XP in a VM.
     
  10. power

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    I would really like to use it but only if I never have to use the Start Screen - at all.

    Start 8 might be the way to go but really I don't like things that try and turn a new OS into an old one. They are never 100% reliable in my experience.
     
  11. ecroF

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    Did anyone buy it for you?
     
  12. callan

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    Fuck it - not using it here. Can't see the point in having to keep swatting away a fat, green, klunky screen designed for a function PC's don't have, that's functionally inferior to the current WIMPS interface.

    Shame - some of the Filesystem changes are rather neat.

    Put my money where my mouth is, too - I bought a spare Win7 ultimate retail the other day, just for insurance.


    Callan
     
  13. mitsimonsta

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    This. My W7U is already retail so I can move it with impunity. I have another copy too, and anything Win8 I will downgrade.

    Tried 8 in a VM and it lasted about 1 hour before I trashed it. It's not a desktop OS, so it will pretty much fail.
     
  14. Jay

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    I managed to go a bit longer than an hour but it's annoying. A sad day for all those who have to provide some form of tech support.
     
  15. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    If it's a very cheap upgrade I might, but otherwise I'll be sticking with 7 for some time yet I imagine. Might come back later down the track and give it another go.
     
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    yep :thumbup:
     
  17. Joehax

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    I usually like adopting new OSs pretty early, but I'm so happy with Win 7 I don't see any reason to change. There are no "killer features" on Win 8 to warrant the upgrade headaches..
     
  18. DarkForceMage

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    I grabbed it because I wanted the supposed 'speed improvements' only thing I have noticed so far is boot time, but from what I've read about the way Windows 8 handles shutdown(some sort of hybrid hibernation shutdown actually) it was a bit of a let down to see hitting 'restart' on a fresh install was slower than a win 7 restart.

    Boot-up times from a full shutdown are definitely faster, although I haven't tried turning the switch off at the wall.

    UI wise I hate metro and used this fix - If it wasnt for that I would have rolled back to Windows 7. It's not so much that the UI is hard to figure out as it's fairly simple but it just doesnt FEEL better to use, I like seeing my desktop and what windows I have open and don't like FULL SCREEN colored tiles(I have a windows phone) for my all programs menu, nor do I like a full screen search feature that worked fine in the start menu of windows 7 taking a fraction of the space.

    I didnt go through the transition of moving the majority of my items to the taskbar and having a completely clean desktop, just to have metro take up the full screen whenever I search for other programs with it's preset fixed backgrounds etc.
     
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    I work in the industry, and we will not support it for any of our clients. Letters are going out today, they need to downgrade new machines to Win7 which you can only do with Win8 Pro.
     
  20. millsy_c

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    It's worth 15 bucks :thumbup:

    Love the OS, hate the UI
     

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