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Are you going to upgrade to Windows 8?

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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:11

The price for the upgrade to Win8 Pro is cheap. Really cheap. How many of you are tempted by it to take the plunge and upgrade, Metro or not?

Discuss.


#2 Blueclub

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:17

I will be buying it for sure!

#3 simrat

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:18

I will be upgrading to Windows 8, Because Classic shell looks promising and i like the improvements MS introduced in Windows 8.

#4 Nick H.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:21

I would consider it if the third party tools like Classic Shell continue to work. Otherwise I'll just switch to Windows 7 or stick with OS X.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:22

I remain unconvinced on Windows 8.. the things I've seen do not fill me with huge amounts of confidence. But I'm more than willing to give it a try when it RTM's and makes general availability on MSDN / TechNet.. and I'll make my mind up then :)

#6 Shaun N.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:25

I'll be switching to Fedora 17 very shortly as I don't like the direction Microsoft are going with Windows 8 and I'm jumping from this boat now.

#7 derkim

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:26

A clear no. I don't like the concept, I don't like the design. No Windows 8 for me.

#8 soldier1st

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:30

No. The way Win8 is atm. Unless options allow to change certain things. My next move is to Linux from Win7.

#9 rfirth

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:02

It can be somewhat of a shock to the system initially. Once you get used to it, it's great. It's definitely not hard to use with a mouse, although I'd avoid the metro apps for the most part - they are. Evaluate which apps work for you and dump the rest. Don't judge Windows 8 (yet) for it's current apps.

I'm developing a metro app myself, and it will definitely be much more mouse friendly than what you currently see in the Windows Store. Windows 8 itself is great, but the current apps don't seem to target non-tablets. My app is touch+mouse done right... I'm talking to Microsoft about getting it in the store very soon... they wanted it in May, but I'm not in any rush to release a free app :p

So yes, I'll definitely be upgrading to Windows 8... but it's free to all students at my university anyway, so there isn't any monetary investment to make anyway.

#10 InsaneNutter

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:13

I have no plans to downgrade upgrade to Windows 8 at this time, it doesn't offer anything that justifies upgrading multiple PC in our house from Windows 7.

However If it works out at £25 with the $40 upgrade offer here in the UK I might purchase a copy "just incase" as my oppinnion on it might change in the future.

#11 +d5aqoëp

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:18

Yes I will be downgrading to Windows 8. Then I will troll on forums like these. Once that is done, I will be happy. :)

#12 OP +Frank B.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:20

I'm in the 'Maybe' camp. There are some improvements in Win8, and I could get used to the Metro start screen. Whether or not it'll be enough to get me to upgrade from Windows 7 remains to be seen.

#13 georgevella

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:20

I make heavy use of HyperV for testing and being included in Win8 means I will be buying this for sure. My workflow was never affected by the introduction of Metro (I simply don't use it + having a full screen search window is a plus).

#14 Grayski

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:28

However If it works out at £25 with the $40 upgrade offer here in the UK I might purchase a copy "just incase" as my oppinnion on it might change in the future.


Same here.

I can't say I'm entirely convinced by Windows 8. There are days when I see what they are trying to achieve and understand that change must happen for things to progress, then there are days that I utterly hate the Start Screen. It just feels rather unfinished and like something else in the way of me getting to what I want.

I have the RC installed on a machine here for testing and playing with but upgrading my primary machine would probably not happen for some time. £25 for the Pro upgrade would be stupid to pass up though just in case.

#15 scorpian007

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:32

For $40, might as well get it. I really like how responsive and fast Windows 8 is. The Metro UI with keyboard and mouse will take some getting used to, not sure if I'm sold on the idea yet but can't hurt to try it. Otherwise I can always stick with Windows 7 for my desktop and buy a Surface.