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Which OS?

I am a gamer planning to play CoD on a new PC. I was wondering what OS I should get.

What I'm thinking now is:

1. Get Linux
Pros: Free
Cons: Games may not work, driver issues

2: Windows 7 or 8
Pros: No gaming or driver issues
Cons: Very expensive

3: Windows Vista
Pros: Same as Windows 7 or 8
Cons: Not much less than Windows 7

4: Windows 8 Consumer Preview?
I'm thinking that I can download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview onto my current Windows 7 machine and use a flash drive to install it onto the new computer and use it as my primary OS
Pros: Free
Cons: My plan might not work...

So what do you think? Which option should I choose? Thanks :D
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  1. Windows 7.

    Windows 8 Consumer Preview isn't designed to be used long term. It isn't complete and won't be supported.
  2. This shouldn't even be a THOUGHT

    Windows 7 is the Obvious choice
  3. windows vista wont run on some of the new intel chipset.also read the spec i think it has a less memory cap then windows 7 or xp does. if your in school or collage you can pick up windows 7 edu. windows 8 pre will expire (180) most time from the time ms drops the beta software. if you need too see if xp or windows 7 oem on ebay.
  4. smorizio said:
    windows vista wont run on some of the new intel chipset.also read the spec i think it has a less memory cap then windows 7 or xp does. if your in school or collage you can pick up windows 7 edu. windows 8 pre will expire (180) most time from the time ms drops the beta software. if you need too see if xp or windows 7 oem on ebay.
    Windows XP??
  5. ChaseCTech said:
    Windows XP??


    Pre-dates Vista by 8 years or so.
  6. If you want cheap Windows XP Sp3 will do the trick, though Windows 7 should be your choice and if it is 64 bit version even better
  7. Dangi said:
    If you want cheap Windows XP Sp3 will do the trick, though Windows 7 should be your choice and if it is 64 bit version even better
    why sp3?
  8. Windows XP "SP3" link please?
    Or can anyone loan a Windows license? o_o jk lol
  9. Best answer
    I would definitely go for Windows 7 - great UI, well designed, and it's more updated and works better than XP. You'd have to be crazy to get Vista.

    As for 8, once it comes out, if you can tolerate metro, it might be a good idea due to the optimizations. Otherwise, forget it.
  10. Best answer selected by ChaseCTech.
  11. I think you should go for window7. I am also using the same window so I would prefer you to go with this..
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