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a b * Windows 8
a c 411 $ Windows 7
June 14, 2011 3:09:09 AM

Will you be making a Windows 8 purchase when it is released?
a b * Windows 8
a b $ Windows 7
June 14, 2011 8:03:53 AM

I'm still contemplating when I'll buy Win 7.
a b $ Windows 7
June 14, 2011 10:13:49 AM

Too soon to tell. I will most likely participate in the public beta as I did with Windows 7, and then give it a solid workout to see what I like and don't like about it.
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June 14, 2011 1:51:28 PM

If there is a student discount, then I see no reason why I won't be. After all, cheap Windows is always good.
a b * Windows 8
a c 411 $ Windows 7
June 14, 2011 1:54:03 PM

Discounts are always an incentive to upgrade!
June 14, 2011 7:35:46 PM

I'm with Herr_Koos... too early to tell. I have been checking out the latest info on it, looks interesting. A pretty big jump away from where it is now.

What about yourself area51?
a c 209 $ Windows 7
June 14, 2011 8:44:49 PM

I normally go to the latest OS when I upgrade my system. Since I just bought a brand new high-end system a couple of years ago, it will probably be another 2-3 years before I'm ready to upgrade and go to Windows 8.
June 14, 2011 9:12:11 PM

Depends on prices I guess.. at this rate I'll probably just grab windows 7 when windows 8 comes on the market though.
a b $ Windows 7
June 14, 2011 9:33:18 PM

Hi all,

Watched a video on Windows 8 which showed much of the desktop and initial interface screens going to touch screen, scroll screen, like the i-pad and phones. And if all your monitors are not touch screen, or you don't appreciate touch screen? I chuckled wondering how an accountant or business might manipulate their Excel spreadsheets by "touch screen? Also wondered if Win-8 stays on track of their video, if it might follow the road of Vista, the "big change" do more with less, departure from XP, until MS got practical.

I'm all for positive change, but don't think thumb texting finger swooshing is the answer to carpal tunnel!
June 14, 2011 9:48:34 PM

I will try the beta when it comes out and then will decide to buy it or not.
June 14, 2011 10:05:50 PM

only just got windows 7 a few days ago and that's only so i can use more RAM. personally i hardly use the OS directly -- if i'm in work mode i use the application interfaces and if i'm gaming it's a non-issue. i don't see many people preferring touchscreen once the novelty has worn off, which seems to be a big selling point from microsoft.
a c 209 $ Windows 7
June 15, 2011 12:50:41 AM

John_VanKirk said:
Watched a video on Windows 8 which showed much of the desktop and initial interface screens going to touch screen, scroll screen, like the i-pad and phones.
The touch interface is optional, much like the Windows Media Centre interface. I seriously doubt many desktop users would chose it, and I suspect a lot of old farts like me won't even use it on their laptops. Touch screen is ideal for devices without keyboards, but for the rest of us Windows 8 still has the "classic" interface (although who knows how they'll tweak it this time...).
June 15, 2011 12:57:45 AM

Waste of money to even bother getting Win 8...7 is plenty good enough for what most of us need.
June 17, 2011 7:45:35 PM

Like Christop i'll wait for the beta and see if it is worth buying. Right now the problem for me isn't if I will buy it, but if i'll upgrade or fresh install it for a new system. All depending on the system requirements.
June 17, 2011 10:30:50 PM

If I am forced to work with the new touch interface, NO. I'll keep using Windows 7. If I can disable the new interface, maybe.
a c 209 $ Windows 7
June 18, 2011 3:09:02 AM

livebriand said:
If I am forced to work with the new touch interface, NO.
Read my post above.
a b * Windows 8
a c 411 $ Windows 7
June 18, 2011 6:23:44 AM

I can't wait for the beta myself!
June 18, 2011 10:28:55 AM

You all know that this touchy, feely Win 8 won't enhance your porn surfing right?
a b $ Windows 7
June 18, 2011 11:02:51 AM

No. From the video, window 8 did not demonstrate enough improvement from window 7 on a normal, non touch screen desktop environment to persuade me to buy it.
a b $ Windows 7
June 18, 2011 1:14:23 PM

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No, i wont buy it... i m thinking of buying MAC..!! yoohooo....:-O


Enjoy paying Apple tax for the rest of you life... :D 
a b $ Windows 7
June 18, 2011 1:47:30 PM

Herr_Koos said:
Enjoy paying Apple tax for the rest of you life... :D 


or worse, have to go bootcamp and pay for another microsoft os because somewhere down the road the user needs a msos only software.
a b $ Windows 7
June 18, 2011 4:27:48 PM

No I won't buy win 8. Win 7 is working very good so why pay out more money for something that may be of no use to me. I have Ubuntu 11.04 as a backup if I need it.
a b * Windows 8
a c 411 $ Windows 7
June 18, 2011 5:49:26 PM

I'LL try the beta then decide if it is worth the upgrade!
June 19, 2011 2:50:25 PM

I'll consider it as we get closer to launch day....depends on what's changed though...
a b $ Windows 7
June 19, 2011 2:56:41 PM

I have this feeling that microsoft will put DX12 on window 8 only making everyone who wants to play new DX12 game in the future to upgrade, just like vista with DX10.
June 19, 2011 4:32:27 PM

There have been no rumors thus far as to DirectX 12....just insinuations that it will be part of Win8 from end-users...
June 19, 2011 4:35:02 PM

Direct 12 is a wish now besides all the game makers, hardware is a long ways from implementing such if it even comes out.
June 19, 2011 9:16:35 PM

Microsoft would be making a huge mistake if they were to release a new DirectX version with every Windows release. Requiring new hardware to keep up with every new OS release would damage PC gaming and piss off consumers.
a b * Windows 8
a c 411 $ Windows 7
June 21, 2011 2:14:31 AM

DirectX can't be like the browser releases every 4 months...
June 21, 2011 3:40:16 AM

I'm pretty happy with Windows 7 at the moment. I'll have to sit back and see how well received Windows 8 is before changing again.
a b $ Windows 7
June 21, 2011 7:22:06 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
DirectX can't be like the browser releases every 4 months...


How about the possibility of DX12 out with window 9, with back support for window 8 but not 7? But I guess I probably upgraded and will get window 9 anyway. But xp being the most used and longest running MSOS, earning MS loads of cash, and got left out was very difficult to swallow a few years back.
a c 209 $ Windows 7
June 21, 2011 7:37:33 AM

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i have heard that its a touch based OS...
People seem to be fixated on this. Read my post above - you do NOT have to use the touch interface if you don't want to.
a b $ Windows 7
June 21, 2011 8:01:15 AM

^ Agreed. Rumours, rumours...
August 10, 2011 4:14:32 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Will you be making a Windows 8 purchase when it is released?


:hello:  :hello: 

Yes, God willing. If I'm still in the business I'm in (software / websites) I will aquire copies just to run tests with them to make sure everything runs A-OK.

If it were just me and if it were still supported .. I'd still be running Windows 2000 Professional. But that is not the case. So on to plan B which is upgrade every time Microsoft issues a new OS! On my desktop I run Windows 7 Professional x64 edition. I like Windows 7 and see no reason whatsoever to swap it out for another OS. But when Windows 8 comes out, I probably will install it regardless, why not?

LS
a b $ Windows 7
February 29, 2012 5:35:37 AM

The more I see it or read about it, the less I like it : ((

And I am not a pessimist!

March 11, 2012 5:10:12 PM

@Lemon....you sound a bit like me. I'm running Win7 Pro X64. Have no need to upgrade, but will do so anyway.

sminlal said:
People seem to be fixated on this. Read my post above - you do NOT have to use the touch interface if you don't want to.


That latest fixations I've seen on other forums is "Windows8 requires a hotmail account to login in"....which I assume most that have actually taken the time to even look at the setup screens knows this is false.

There's also "MS can disable or remove anything you install".....this is partially true. MS can "disable or remove" software purchased and downloaded from the Windows Store.

My personal favorite....and similar to what you said. Some Anti-Win8 enthusiasts are claiming that you can't use a mouse or keyboard in Win8.
March 12, 2012 2:00:51 AM

As an IT professional I dont really have a choice, but I dont think I am going to like the metro interface at all on a nontablet system.
March 17, 2012 7:52:39 PM

I liked the Metro implementation in the developer preview more so than that in the consumer preview, but I have no major issues with it that I can't live with.
May 9, 2012 7:02:27 AM

Big Mistake installing it on my home computer. I won't be buying in for the office for sure. It is not intuitive at all. All commands are struggles.
May 9, 2012 11:33:33 PM

I'm waiting to see the final product before making a final decision but likely I'll continue my typical trend and "upgrade" fairly soon after launch. If MS maintains the current state of Win8 with severely limited customizability without 3rd party apps, I may skip it as I can't stand to stair at the same background every day.
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