I saw that Amazon is doing a promotion that if I get a new computer with Windows 7, when Windows 8 comes out I can upgrade it for about fifteen dollars. What other stores are doing this promotion?
I might be able to get a new notebook in August or September to replace my dead one, but that is only if certain things come to be. I am hoping a place where I can build my own custom notebook would have this offer.
I can only get if I go back to school in the fall as I would need a notebook for school. I can only go back to school in the fall if FAFsa approves the application I just turned in. (Do not know what fafsa is? it is a government thing to help people get college education)
I have Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my computer and I hate it immensely. If I could find my disks to switch back to Win 7, I’d have done it the week after I installed this POS OS. Windows 8 is all gimmick with very little actual functionality. It’s an OS Lite, really, and there’s really nothing good that I can say about it.
Edit: Oh, and by the way, I had Windows Vista and Windows ME at one point, and I never had a problem with them. This is the first Windows OS I’ve genuinely disliked.
Stick with Win7. Windows 8 is going to be an even bigger failure than Vista.
Why do you say that?
Because they’re making too big of a change at once at consumers won’t like it. People are used to Windows and how it works, but Win8 is a major change to that style and making it more like a phone or tablet. They’re also pushing a switch to touchscreens, which I think is a huge mistake for PC’s. Really, how many people sit close enough to their screen to even make a touchscreen a reasonable choice?
History repeats at MS. Win 95 stable, next? flop, Win 98 stable, ect ect ect… about every three years they get it okay. Never upgrade untill they stop making patches for the OS that works for you.
98 was the release after 95 (there was an SR2, but that was never released as a separate upgrade as I recall). 95, 98 and 98SE were all pretty good, though there were complaints that they didn’t add enough new stuff to justify upgrading. ME was the first of that series to be actively panned. Then Xp was good, Vista took heavy flak, 7 was good, 8 looks iffy (I have this machine set to dual-boot, but I’ve rarely used 8CP and haven’t upgraded it to RP yet).
I have a windows phone, an Xbox 360 and latest Win 8 on a test machine. I see how MS is building an entire ecosystem with the same metro interface. People will get used to it very quickly IMHO. Most people only use a few programs and for that use Metro is just fine: On my Win 8 desk I have a group of tiles for my Games, one for my 3D apps and one for the other most used programs. All 3 groups fit on my screen. I switch to the usual Win 7 styled desktop only rarely. BTW, I will probably buy a Win 8 RT tablet
On my win 7 machine I have 10 icons in my taskbar that I use for my daily needs. I only rarely use the start button…
—> Kodiak3D: Metro with touchscreen technology is needed for tablets and phones. MS doesn’t actually pushes touchscreen on PC or on Xbox.
It is true some people won’t like a PC with the Metro UI.
As I posted in the other thread about w8, this version is about the ecosystem and locking people into Microsoft’s version of it. It will be very interesting to see how w8 tablets stack up against the iPad, especially the new Microsoft Surface they announced this week.