How important is Ghz in AIO computers?

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    I believe 8 would have been considered a less-than-optimal choice had it not been pre-installed on so many new machines. I know the last computer I bought was in a hurry and I purchased it off the shelf. The only reason I took one that had 8 on it was because that was what was available. It was not by design and had 7 been an option I would have went with it.

    The following poll is not scientific but it is an indication of how computer people feel about 8. It's a poll on whether 8 is worth the hassle. I voted in the "In hindsight I'd say no, but I got used to it and now I'm living with it" category.

    Looking at the poll and discarding those who are not sure or haven't tried it you get a 45% to 24% favorable/unfavorable vote.

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/2031122/poll-is-windows-8-worth-the-hassle-.html


    This poll is a bit more in the favor of 8. If you toss out the others you get a 30% to 29% favorable/unfavorable vote.

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57541424-1/friday-poll-will-you-upgrade-to-windows-8/#!
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    I don't know what Linux, OSX, Android, IOS are. Are you saying that when you buy a new PC, there are alternatives to Windows?

    Where could I go to buy a new PC that doesn't have Windows pre-installed?
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    You can buy a barebones system and build it yourself and I think on the computer manufacturers website you can choose an option for no OS (although Im not certain without actually googling it).

    Also, there are places online and maybe there is a store somewhere that sells systems with a Linux distro.
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    OSX = mac, alternately you can install it on a lot of x86 machines.

    Linux is available in a myriad flavors and you can install and dualboot a bunch alongside Windows.

    Here's how to dual boot Win 8 and Ubuntu

    iOS is almost exclusively a mobile OS, for ipad and iphone.

    Android is a mostly mobile OS, on Android phones but also a lot of other hardware platforms.

    There's also Chrome OS, from Google.
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    Linux is free but not for the neophyte. OSX is Apple's operating system found on the iMac but we'll outside the price range you are looking at. Android and iOS are Google and Apple's mobile operating systems, respectively.

    *edit* got distracted by work mid-post and obob beat me to the punch.
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    Linux isn't necessarily free, but most flavors are :wink:.
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    Here's a couple of sites you may want to browse around on. I have bought from both and generally been satisfied.

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7710185&Sku=H25-C3100 SFT

    http://www.newegg.com/All-in-One-PC/PromotionStore/ID-124
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    I have the Chrome browser and would like it, but it keeps freezing with the message "The following plug-in is unresponsive: Norton Confidential." I did a web search on this, and users of Chrome and Norton everywhere seem to have the same problem. I'll be surprised if no one here who uses both have not experienced this. If anyone has found a solution, please advise!

    Apparently Google and Norton, instead of getting together to solve the problem, simply blame each other for it.

    Hey, maybe this deserves it's own thread, so I'll start one.
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    I've used Norton and McAfee, and prefer Norton. No problems with it until this.
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    You don't need either.
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    So what would protect me with my Windows XP Pro?
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    Thanks for the link. Since I've paid for Norton till June of next year, I'll stick with it for now and consider the options later on.
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