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Windows 8: Why I Won't Upgrade
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BLeonard
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BLeonard,
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10/5/2012 | 5:24:52 PM
re: Windows 8: Why I Won't Upgrade
Agree on passing. I've used the Win8 on my laptop for weeks, finally agreed it simply is not designed for the IT Professional or Corp environments. I need to run multiple items, and having a single app take my entires screen is not helpful. Yes, I can run the Desktop, but that is just a poor process in comparison to Win7. Win8 is best suited for touch-screen phone or tablet. But for serious productivity on a pc, this is a step backward. And saying switching to Linux is an answer in the Corp world with hundreds of systems and servers is not realistic without serious planning, budget, and most of all a real business reason to do so. Few will undertake doing so when Win7 works just fine and is fully supported. I would not be surprised if MS goes back to drawing board and modifies Win9 to better address pc environment.
FreeJAC
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FreeJAC,
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10/5/2012 | 5:21:38 PM
re: Windows 8: Why I Won't Upgrade
There is nothing wrong with using the best tool for the job. If you have no use for better dual monitor support, touch screens, or expanding storage with a few clicks, or built-in access to a vetted software library, follow-me data and system settings, then stick with Windows 7. Also Windows 8 is not holding a gun to your head saying you must use all the new fancy UI elements. You can easily configure it to behave exactly like Windows 7 if you so desire. It's nice to have choices. I will choose Windows 8 for the betterment of the underpinnings and will ignore the new UI until I feel ready to grow into it.
TerryB
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TerryB,
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10/5/2012 | 5:09:36 PM
re: Windows 8: Why I Won't Upgrade
That comment makes a lot sense in the context of this article. Author discussing why change version of Windows just for change sake and you think it is good idea to change the entire operating system instead. Here is a news flash for you...Linux upgrades their O/S also, It's the same tail chase!

I agree with Kevin completely. Our company just now replacing XP with Win 7 and I wasn't convinced we even needed to do that. The programs I use still worked just fine on XP, the o/s itself is irrelevant in a business, it's all about the apps. It will be a looonngg time before Win 8 comes in here.
macker490
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macker490,
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10/5/2012 | 2:04:23 PM
re: Windows 8: Why I Won't Upgrade
IMHO, we have come to a Fork in the Road... Gaming and Entertainment ? MSFT/AAPL. But if you are interested in serious computing it might be time to load up a LINUX system and evaluate it.

yep, -- you'll have to swap a few programs you are used to to alternates which do the same chores.

But the question will be: what is important to you? If security comes to mind you might want to hunt up a computer you're not using an try a copy of UBUNTU. Get the 12.04 LTS -- either 32 or 64 bit.
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