Head count: Windows 8...

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  1. Juggernautz

    Juggernautz Don't Tread on me! VIP Member

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    How many of youse are going to upgrade to Win 8(I say upgrade gingerly).
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    I tried the consumer preview and noped right out of that a few days later. Just not for me.

    I'll stick with 7 for now.
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    I plan on getting a new machine instead of upgrading
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    If it weren't so tablet looking I would consider it.
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    As a developer: god no.
  6. Juggernautz

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    no thanks.
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    I can't stand the interface. It reminds me too much of the Vista-era widgets in box form, expanded to cover the entire screen. It's going to be a nightmare for large businesses, too; I still have employees that can barely use Win7 that would have to unlearn/relearn a good bit of what they know about computers if my organization upgraded.
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    First Windows in several years I am not excited about. The Metro interface is crap and I don't like the whole locked down app store idea. Good on a phone, but not a PC. Sorry, but I like my start menu and apps the way they are. I will not be upgrading any of my PCs. I'd sooner switch to Linux or Mac.
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    Windows 7 is super fast and rock solid. Why would I ever switch?
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    Where I work they are finally going to upgrade from XP (to Win 7).
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    There's this unstoppable desire to merge systems and interfaces within dissonant spaces. Smashing a tablet operating system and a desktop/laptop operating system into one is no different than trying to have a microwave and a car operate with the same options and displays.

    They are different devices, used very differently and have different requirements.
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    MS's $40 Win 8 download offer might sound awfully tempting to some.
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    It shouldn't.

    There's nothing there that isn't in Windows 7 for desktop users.
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    I've considered getting one of the surfaces coming out in February.

    I'm not upgrading my desktops/laptops though~
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    The caveat in my post is "might".
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    Not me, Im happy with 7. Have it on Both new LT's and updated my Vista LT to 7.
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    This .. It doesn't really offer anything new over 7 so not a chance from me.
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    I think this will be considered a "fail" as far as MS is concerned hence the inexpensive(compared to the previous Windows)prices for Win 8 Pro.
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    The Surface isn't necessarily a bad product, but it is a bit awkward. It's not really an iPad competitor, it's a laptop competitor. They keyboard Microsoft sells even has a trackpad like laptops do. The awkwardness is the difference between RT (more of an Android/iPad competitor OS) versions that look the same as regular Win8 but can't run anything but what you get from the MS App Store, and the full Win8 version of the Surface that's essentially an ultralight laptop with the components behind the screen instead of beneath the keyboard. In addition the the changes to the OS, the differences between the versions are bound to cause some confusion. I'm sure it won't be a complete failure, but I just can't see any new value here that Android or iOS don't already offer (in a more mature platform, to boot). If I want a full OS, I want a full laptop to run it on, not a touchscreen tablet.

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