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Buy OEM Windows 7 (or System Builder), or wait on 8?

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a b $ Windows 7
a b * Windows 8
January 21, 2012 11:28:36 AM

My approach had always been ..... anything before SP3 is a Beta and I wasn't going to deal with an office full of beta software in a production environment. But I have to admit, Windows 7 SP1 wasn't bad at all. At this point, I'm buying Win7 Pro and won't be looking at 8 until at least 6 months after the release date.
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January 21, 2012 11:37:04 AM

I have to admit the boot times are insane in the Dev Preview. Seems like less than 10 seconds and I am using just a standard Hard Drive. Hate to say this, but the dev preview seems quicker and more polished than Ubuntu 11.10.

My Dev Preview expires March 11th, so I wonder when Windows 8 will be out to the general market (OEM and System Builder DVDs)
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January 21, 2012 12:06:26 PM

SingingThroughTheStorm said:
Dev Preview expires March 11th, so I wonder when Windows 8 will be out to the general market
Next month (Feb) the Windows 8 Beta will be available.
Sometime after that will be the Release Candidate and then the retail/oem products in general release sometime (latest guess/rumor) around October.
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January 21, 2012 12:47:44 PM

You definately won't be dissapointed with Windows 7. Imo its Microsoft's most complete and stable build since Win 2K. It's fast and never crashes.

I might just stick with Win 7 for the next couple of years, since a lot of the features in 8 doesn't really belong in a desktop OS imo.

The Win 8 Taskman, is so far the only awesome thing I've seen from the new OS
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January 21, 2012 1:50:38 PM

chriscornell said:
You definately won't be dissapointed with Windows 7. Imo its Microsoft's most complete and stable build since Win 2K. It's fast and never crashes.

I might just stick with Win 7 for the next couple of years, since a lot of the features in 8 doesn't really belong in a desktop OS imo.

The Win 8 Taskman, is so far the only awesome thing I've seen from the new OS


I have been using 7 on my laptop for quite some time and I agree that it is a great OS.
The Win 8 Taskmanager is a plus, as you mentioned.

Is this any different from Windows 7 OEM?
http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil...

It is perfectly good and legal to use System Builder on my personal PC since I AM the system builder?
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