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  1. #1

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    Vista and Win7

    This one is interesting

    I've been working with Windows 8 in one version or another for months now and there is simply nothing about it that would make me recommend it over Windows 7 or XP for that matter.
    Windows 8 belongs on older PCs like a fish needs a bicycle | ZDNet

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  2. #2

    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8

    His recomendation of Ubuntu as an improvement over Windows makes all of his points highly suspect. :/

    Not only would it contain all the problems of changing from win7 to win 8 (Completely new interface, nothing where it was in the last version etc, especially since he recommends the version with Unity enabled, an even WORSE implementation of Metro than Metro itself). But in the end, even when you do get it sorted... "What do you mean I can't install my hallmark card studio software?!?". Yeah...
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  3. #3

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    win8 rp, win7

    The whole point of the cited article is that "older" hardware can't or won't make the cut. Similar may well be true for "ancient" apps, as well.
    The important thing before any upgared is always to check for hardware & software compatibility. That's always been the case.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8

    I think he may have superficially meant that to be the point but it was pretty clear that his REAL agenda was to coax people to explore other opportunities, though the way he presented that was pretty superficial too (Not bringing up insurmountable program incompatibilities etc). From what I've read of people that were trying it, Windows 8 actually has breathed new life into older hardware, so his initial premise seems to be faulty as well.

    I'm actually running it on some 6 year old hardware (my test machine) and it runs great as far as that goes. I still hate Metro but can't complain about the speed and compatibility with old and new programs much.
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  5. #5

    Palm Coast FLorida
    Posts : 370
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)

    Guy seems to have anger issues
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  6. #6

    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Oh, it seems the article is talking about non-touch system as "older" PCs...

    Speaking of older PCs, 8 runs better than the native OS it was intended to run.
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  7. #7

    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)

    It runs OK on SOME older machines.

    My old faithful P4, for example.

    Haven't tried it on the P3 yet, but will.

    But, forget it if you have an Intel 9-series graphics chip.

    They'll work in Win 7 although you probably won't get Aero.

    But I've yet to see one that'll run in Win 8.
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  8. #8

    My older hardware wouldn't work with 64bit versions of Windows 8. The 32 bit version works ok.

    And by older, it's not ancient, it's about 6 years old
    My hardware
    AMD Athlon X2 4600+
    Asus M2NPV-VM mobo
    4GB DDR2 800 RAM
    Nvidia 7600GT video card (This could be my issue)
    Samsung 913T, 19" Flat Panel. (native resolution is 1280x1024)

    Thread on the issues experienced with 64bit:
    Windows 8 RTM install problems
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  9. #9

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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    SJVN is totally pro-Linux (name your distro).
    Check out any of his other blog articles.

    When he isn't talking about Linux distros and/or Windows, he's not bad.

    IMO, you'd be better off using Linux Mint 13 (MATE) as opposed to Ubuntu 12.
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 18 Aug 2012 at 21:24.
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  10. #10

    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)

    Well, I just tried the 32-bit RP on my old laptop.

    Only to be informed that its 2Ghz Core 2 Duo isn't compatible with Win 8.

    Funny, it runs the CP just fine......
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