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    Quote Originally Posted by Bane View Post
    I still run XP at home. Today at work, we installed 7. Dont know if I like it yet.
    This is the way to do it. XP was great, 7 is awesome now...Vista was best skipped. I'm not touching 8...maybe if I had a tablet or something but not on a regular PC. 7 does everything I need (not much - just don't crash )and it's rock solid.

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    I won't be upgrading soon. I just got a netbook and a desk top that run Windows 7. I am very happy with it. I will probably keep Windows 7 until I replace these machines. Years from now.

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    Vista was a disaster and 7 was basically warmed over Vista.

    Microsoft is leading the backwards charge. Operating systems are no longer useful and productive, they're cumbersome and problematic.

    I have no doubt 8 will be a complete cluster$#@!.
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    Win8 has higher resource demand...

    Windows 8 demand higher than Win 7's, says Microsoft's Ballmer
    29 Oct.`12 - Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has a rosy outlook for their new Windows 8 operating system, saying Monday that "we're seeing preliminary demand well above where we were with Windows 7." But other measures indicate that this statement may be somewhat misleading.
    Ballmer was speaking at a San Francisco event where Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 hardware were being showcased. Windows 8 itself officially launched last Friday, but has been available in preview form for more than a year. Comparing the new OS to its predecessor is natural, but could Windows 8, which has been intensely polarizing in the tech community, really be more in demand than the incredibly popular Windows 7, which famously fixed what Windows Vista had broken?

    To find out, I spoke with Jay Chou, senior research analyst at IDC's Worldwide PC Tracker. While he cautioned that Ballmer may be privy to some statistics not yet publicized, Chou suggested that Windows 8 probably isn't going to move PCs the way Windows 7 did but that this has as much to do with the broader PC market as it does with the desirability of the OS. "Our outlook on Windows 8 is that it will bring somewhat of a boost on the consumer side, but really, its full impact won't be felt till much later. We don't see it as a significant factor that will help the hardware business to recover."

    He compared the circumstances of the release to those in 2009, when Windows 7 launched. At the time, millions of consumers and businesses were waiting eagerly for a chance to upgrade, having skipped the poorly received Windows Vista. Not only that, but netbooks were still selling at high rates, and Windows 7 was a great fit for that type of PC. Windows 7, in other words, arrived just when people wanted to buy into both new hardware and a new operating system.

    Now, however, the economy has slowed PC shipments, tablets have replaced netbooks as the best option for casual computing, and for many people, the upgrade to Windows 7 is still fresh in their minds. Furthermore, Windows 8 isn't a cheap upgrade: "Cost is a factor," said Chou. "To really take advantage of Windows 8, you need the hardware, the touch capability. You might have to upgrade your mouse or get a multi-touch trackpad."

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    Right.

    So we need more powerful computers to run these operating systems that are "more secure", until hackers figure away around the new security measures and start hacking it. Then they get upgraded with new security, which requires more resources, and when hackers figure the upgrade out...

    All the while $#@! that used to be a breeze to do becomes increasingly impossible to do.

    The golden age of computing is over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Obvious View Post
    Right.

    So we need more powerful computers to run these operating systems that are "more secure", until hackers figure away around the new security measures and start hacking it. Then they get upgraded with new security, which requires more resources, and when hackers figure the upgrade out...

    All the while $#@! that used to be a breeze to do becomes increasingly impossible to do.

    The golden age of computing is over.
    Well I will let you know, my husband was given a new one with it already on it. Haven't tried it out yet, mine is old. I hate to learn anything new on computers.

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    So far I haven't seen any major problems like 7. Used it for about an hour today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadmaster View Post
    So far I haven't seen any major problems like 7. Used it for about an hour today.
    Are you using a tablet / touchscreen or a regular PC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conley View Post
    Are you using a tablet / touchscreen or a regular PC?
    Regular PC. but you can touch the icons on his big screen instead of clicking them. I hope that makes sense. I am not computer savvy and I had no problems.

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    Well I am having to use it today and getting a headache. Playing on it was one thing but actually having to work on one, I can't find things. This one is suppose to be faster than my old one but I don't see it yet. He has pro on his. Mine was set up perfect and yes it was old but worked like a charm.

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