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Which is going to be your main desktop OS for 2013?

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#61 +Yorak



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Posted 17 December 2012 - 14:33

I used Windows 8 for a month straight after release. Got very irritated and went back to Windows 7. After seeing some reviews of Start8 (and other similar programs), I figured I would give 8 yet another chance. It is definitely more usable now, but I am still not completely happy with it. Too lazy to reformat again right now, but I already prepared an updated Windows 7 ISO for when I may need it. The only reason I use Windows now that I am no longer in school is for gaming.

On my laptop (from which I am typing this now), I am using Arch Linux. It will remain on here for the foreseeable future because I love it and it loves me. We are not ashamed of our love. I will climb the mountain tops and announce it! Sometimes when we get in an argument, I cheat on it with Gentoo. Or if I am just bored. You know how men are, right? At the end of the day though, true love shall overcome all odds.

#62 jamwheat


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 14:36

Windows 8 x64 with Media Center. It "just works", even with my ancient ATI 4600 series video card. Darn ATI/AMD for not working on new drivers for it. Don't wanna buy another video card yet!

#63 NeoandGeo



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Posted 17 December 2012 - 14:36

Windows 8. It does everything 7 does and more. Faster and more streamlined overall as well. No reason to stick with 7 unless you hate things that you don't understand.

#64 +MikeChipshop



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Posted 17 December 2012 - 14:47

I think there needs to be an option "Windows 8 : Only because i'm in the computer repair business other wise I would be running windows 7"

Good job the thread title is "Your main desktop OS for 2013" and not "Your main desktop OS for 2013 that you absolutely friggen love!!!" ;)

#65 +Lingwo


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 14:49

It will probably be Windows 7.
I've got Windows 8, just not tried it yet. Unlike XP which was ageing by the time Windows 7 came out. I don't see the need for Windows 8, other than to experience Metro.

Also i will probably put Ubuntu on my ageing laptop.

#66 Colin McGregor

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 14:53

Windows 7. hopefully Valve will make gaming worth using linux this next year, so i can jump off the downward spiral that is microsoft and windows.

Good luck with that lol

#67 +Bryan R.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 14:56

I could even say Windows 8 was my main OS in 2012. It is sufficient to say that Windows 8 will be my main OS in 2013. I have no qualms with Windows 8. I would like to add though that I'm working diligently this time around in making Ubuntu work for me. Gaming is a real problem for me.

#68 Bad Boy Nibbler

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 15:02

Windows 8 with startisback am willing to give the start screen a chance when more apps are move over to it also windows 8 since smoother and supported my hardware more then windows 7 did.

#69 Damien R.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 15:03

Windows 7 probably

#70 Silpheed2K



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Posted 17 December 2012 - 19:55

Windows 7, I dont want windows 8 because I dont want Microsoft monitoring my life and a bunch of new DRM, plus having to be logged into Xbox/Windows Live all the time.

#71 remixedcat



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Posted 17 December 2012 - 19:56

Server2012 FTW,!!!!

#72 tsupersonic


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 19:56

Windows 8 at the moment, but I don't really use my desktop these days. I'm planning on going back to Windows 7. Windows 8 makes no sense if you don't have a touch screen, it's just plain stupid imo.

#73 InsaneNutter


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 20:00

Windows 7 on our PC's at home
We will be upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 8 at work some point next year.

#74 Buttus


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 20:02

no reason yet to go to 8. tried it, didn't like it...

#75 Spartan Erik

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 20:06

8 with Decor8, just to make the Metro start screen a little more.. palatable.

The speed improvements alone are enough for me to justify the upgrade. Then again, I didn't pay a cent for Windows 8 (hooray, MSDNAA!)