farmeunit, on 07 March 2013 - 02:28, said:
Win7 is MUCH better than Vista. I haven't tried IE10 much except on the Surface. IE9 was MUCH better than IE 8, though.
From a technical standpoint; yes. (Though 'much better' is stretching the truth. It's not a 95 -> 98 or 98 -> XP or XP -> Vista change. It's more a 98 -> 98SE or ME -> XP. Microsoft could've easily done the same thing they did for 98SE, but nope; not the same company they were back then and they wanted to get away from the Vista 'failure', which was severely overblown.
From a usability standpoint; no
See the link in my original comment
as to why. (The same also applies to IE8 vs 9)
Hell, this even applies to tons of software, games and websites! It's rare I ever see a UI overhaul that is actually a welcome change from the previous one.
By comparison, Windows 8 is far superior on the kernel side than 7; but the usability is a complete insult for people like me.
Order_66, on 07 March 2013 - 02:33, said:
Windows 7 is a worthwhile upgrade from vista but avoid any os from microsoft that has come out after windows 7 SP1.
Of course. 8 is a complete failure of a desktop OS and Blue is going to be more of the same. I run 7 on a VM despite my detest for it (mainly to try UI mods and run things on a non XP system, which was my main VM)
; I would never consider running 8 at all at any point in time on any desktop machine I own, even in a VM.
I will be using Windows 8 though if I ever get a tablet or otherwise touch enabled device; though considering I have a $3,000+ PC and have no need for mobile devices, I doubt that will ever happen. But hey, ever is a long time and 8 will probably be deprecated by then!