Weekend Poll: Will you buy Windows 8?

Hello everyone, we hope that you’ve been enjoying your weekend and so it’s time for another weekend poll! This time we’re asking you a very simple question: based on your experiences with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, would you buy it? A simple yes/no answer this time around.

It seems that a lot of our readers greatly dislike the Metro Start Screen in a desktop environment, and this could potentially hurt Microsoft’s sales if Windows 7 users are not willing to upgrade. If Windows 8 doesn’t sell well for traditional desktop PC users then Microsoft will be riding solo on the sales of tablet hardware and PC OEMs.

Place your votes below as always, and comment with your opinions if you wish.

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Based on your experiences using the Consumer Preview, would you buy Windows 8?

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Totalaero said,
You should never leave your machine running 24/7 unless it is a server or have proper cooling hardware on your graphics card.

well my WHS machine runs 24/7 for backups and media sharing and it also hosts my magicjack. that used to be my main gaming machine many years ago, still running that 9600 strong. actually in the process of upgrading the mobo, cpu and memory.

my laptop i don't even need to shut down, i just close the lid. hybrid sleep is totally the best thing since hibernate... and sliced bread.

I see absolutely no reason to move to 8 over 7. Now, 8 from Vista, sure...if I wasn't already running on 7 and 7 was never an option.

nope, as much as I like the CP, I understand that it is beta and unfinished, but if this is how the final product is going to be like...count me out. I need a metro file explorer at the very least.

For me it isn't about WANTING to stay on 7, I would love to upgrade. It is about not going to the joke of an OS that is Windows 8. Metro sucks, and MS will realize it one of these days. Look at the market share of Windows phones compared to iPhone / Android. NO ONE IN THEIR RIGHT MINDS thinks Metro is an advancement. For one I just can't get over how ugly it is, even if it IS more usable on touch devices than iOS / Android. I don't use Linux because it is BUTT UGLY.

It looks as tho the majority have spoken, windows 8 has lost and it has lost badly, at least in this poll anyways, and since the majority of neowin users are probably at the very minimum a little tech savy, how on earth is M$ going to sell 8 to the general public?

Vista part 2!

Not a chance, at least not on a desktop. Aside from not liking the Metro interface at all (on desktops) I've yet to see any reason to switch from Windows 7. Now if I were buying a tablet it would be fine, but I have no plans to do so.

I have to say People on this forum generally get things wrong and don't know the whole story about Windows 8. Remember when Ipad first came out. People were saying it is just a large ipod touch and it would fail. They were wrong then and most probable they are wrong now in regards to Windows 8.

Nope. Metro is a non-sense to me on a desktop computer. I don't hate Metro, it will be pretty cool on tablets, but it's not adapted to what I do with my computer.

The other features are pretty cool (new Task Manager, new "File transfer" window, ribbons, etc.) but it's not enough to waste 100$+.

Sorry MS... Win 8 is probably the first Windows version since Win 3.1 that won't be intalled on my computer (And I've been using a lot or Windows versions... 3.1, NT 4, Me, Server 2003, 98 beta, XP beta, 2000, etc.)

I don't like the new direction Windows is taking... I feel they're telling to their user base "Go **** yourself".. to accomodate tablet users.

Windows 8 is great so far and really hope Microsoft does not give in to the few asshats that are complaining about Metro. The Start menu is gone and i really hope it stays that way. I will be ready to buy as soon as it hits retail unless Microsoft has a launch event like they did with Windows 7 then I will be looking forward to a free copy like 7.

bryonhowley said,
Windows 8 is great so far and really hope Microsoft does not give in to the few asshats that are complaining about Metro. The Start menu is gone and i really hope it stays that way. I will be ready to buy as soon as it hits retail unless Microsoft has a launch event like they did with Windows 7 then I will be looking forward to a free copy like 7.

"You don't share my opinion, you're a asshat"

Edifying. Hope you like the Microsoft Kool-Aid

myxomatosis said,

"You don't share my opinion, you're a asshat"

Edifying. Hope you like the Microsoft Kool-Aid

Your Troll kid and you what your talking about.

Melfster said,

Your Troll kid and you what your talking about.

Ah the worshippers....... Whoever disagree with tem are either asshats or trolls.

ignorance always go hand by hand with ignorance.....

fenderMarky said,
Most of you never paid for windows so stop bother with ******s opinions...

Huh? I think you'll find that most people did pay for Windows. If you're referring to the idea that when you buy a new computer you get Windows already installed, you need to remember that you pay for that version.

I personally like Windows 8 on my Slate and my Laptop. I know a lot of people don't like the fact there is no start menu, but on my Laptop it is very easy to move around now since the Consumer Preview fixed the mouse issues.
On top of that, due to optimizations of RAM/CPU usage, the system feels more snappier than Windows 7. Im going to buy Windows 8 for sure.

The desktop is still there so why would you not upgrade? (unless the price kills it). Since Windows 8 is basically 1.0 software, Microsoft needs to make this cheap cheap cheap or it wont sell IMO.
I also wonder if this will spark sales of Track-pad like devices for PC's.

I'm a WP7 user since fall 2010 (first used iPhones since 2007, and first Palm, etc.) and I think Metro is the best thing i saw about touch+mobile devices since iphone and smartphone renewal in second half of 2000s.
Metro is the best thing Microsoft made from years about graphic user interface. Ok sure it's designed for touch but if it can be suitable for mouse (and I think it is), I think its simplicity and clear design is better for the user experience than any of all these realistic glossy designs from Apple/Android for the desktop or tablet.
Ok, it's hard to change 20 years of desktop realistic metaphor. Apple is not anymore on that way, but focused on market following. Its the first time we can say that Microsoft is more on innovation (not only a marketing formulation) than other. Windows 8 is a crossroad between desktop and mobile-touch with the ability to offer choice on a same device. offering real desktop to people connecting keyboard and mouse to a tablet (or a device like Asus Transformer). This is a real evolution way of digital work production... and not only a post-PC only focused way on content-consumer market share captation. Let's give a chance to our tools evolution capacity.

Most of the comments show people saying something along the lines of "ill never have it on a desktop but ill get a tablet/touch screen and then ill get it", that seems to be the general feeling on windows 8 right now.

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