Why would you have to move up to windows 8? I know people that still use XP.
I know people who still use telephones with a dial. :-o
I know people who still get their music from needles wiggling in plastic grooves! :-o
XP was a great system for a time. But the operative word here is “was”. The world has moved on and is producing different shaped pegs that no longer fit in a round hole.
I admit that I loved XP and still have three XP machines (HomePremium or Pro). However, the XP machines are just too $#@!%##$ slow! Memory size, CPU cores, CPU speed, bus speed, and modern software requirements all conspire to relegate my XP machines to the “off” state most of the time.
Everybody here in these forums (well at least the old timers) know I bitch about everything. But has anybody ever heard me bitch about Windows7? I absolutely love Windows7 and have three Win7 machines, (primary Win7-Pro; secondary Win7-HomePremium; laptop Win7-HomePremium). All very very stable. Yeah, the interface changed but the new arrangement (after you get used to it) seems to make more sense. I haven’t tried Windows8 yet but based on what I’ve read about it I will probably bitch a little, at first, about the changes in the interface yet again but I believe that basicly, under the hood, it’s still Windows7.
That being said… I plan on buying at least one extra copy of Windows7-Pro OEM to keep on-hand for any future machine that I might buy just in case Win8 turns out to be a real dog.
I even sort of liked WinVista but we all now realize that Vista was simply a Beta test of Windows7 that we all forked out $$$ to Microsoft to let us debug their software for them for three years. :( Thank god DAZ doesn’t do that anymore! (*Snicker*).