LOL! I was obviously being very parochial! I meant the Austin Metro motor car manufactured in Britain and which had a very poor reputation for reliability. Our London version of the Paris Metro is called the Tube and we also have our Metrosexuals. Now I've read it, I will forever link MS's Metro to Metrosexuals. Duh!
My advice at this point:
dont buy a license of windows 8 for lets say € 100,00
buy a nice SSD for 100,00 and put windows 7 on it and you be a happy camper for the coming years!
Boris, I'm serious. Which would run better? Windows 8 on your current Windows 7 machine, or Windows 7 on an SSD? Some people can't afford both.
Tough choice for an early adopter like me! Luckily I am already running Win 8 on an SSD It flies and is faster than Win 7 on the same SSD. I'd advise buying an SSD first then upgrade to Win 8 when funds permit. After all Win 8 isn't even on sale yet!
My Win8 is currently 11MB with a few programs installed. If it stays that small (let's say 15GB for an average system), one could even consider a 30GB SSD (on a desktop). Yesterday there was one on Newegg for $49.95 after MIR.
If given 15 GB and more 6 GB for hiberfil.sys plus pagefile.sys. And the rest for temporary files and caches.
Means that we shall install all other programs and games on HDD, right?
Wish SSD price keep going down, need to have one here.
Kevin, the hiberfile I always delete on the SSD and the pagefile I reduce to 2GB. All other system files stay on the HDD. I move the user files to the HDD (or on 2 laptops to a USB stick). That way my systems are never bigger than 25GB.
If Win8 has a smaller footprint to start with, a 30GB SSD should suffice for the desktop. For the laptop that would be tight unless you also use a large stick for the user files. My last 32GB stick was $20.