I on the other hand, take 2 identical machines from work inventory, fresh load Windows 7 on one and Windows 8 on the other and test and I see very little difference. No doubt bootups and shutdowns are faster. But for most other things, I challenge others to prove to me it's faster....i've got my conclusive proof saying time difference is negligible.
i just dont see many advantages of 8 over 7 expect if you are going to put 8 on a mobile device. Windows 7 does everything perfect for me on my desktop pc's, why would I go to windows 8, its not going to happen.
I agree. I wouldn't want people stealing things I've created either. Mine just happens to be fixed real estate. Difficult to take.
I'm sticking with XP. I don't really like 7 that much, let alone 8. My kids have 7 on their PCs and laptops, and I just don't like it. I don't have a laptop or a tablet, have no need for one and no intention of getting one.
I suppose that makes me a dinosaur. But then so is the organisation I work for: some 8,000 workstations, all with XP.
PS. You Tube works fine here in Germany.
Ironically I was at docs getting a prescription and his surgery is ultra modern and in an ultra modern complex, yet I noticed he was running XP as he printed out the prescription. I couldn't resist asking him why he still used XP. And he replied: Because it does everything I want! End of story.
I stopped short of telling him support would be withdrawn in a few years.
Please do not take this wrong if you are not going to upgrade to 8 or for that matter 7. With the strokes that have caused a decrease in my ability to comprehend even the smallest of things at times I still cannot understand why if someone is not going to use 8 (or whatever) they find the need to join a forum that is designed around a specific OS.
This has been one of the things that really gives my broken down old brain fits. . .
So yes, W8 is faster but as the hardware it runs on gets faster it's just not as noticeable because there are more resources available. I think a good test for newer hardware is to start launching many programs, does the performance start to drop sooner on 7 or 8 as more programs are running? That would be a true test for newer hardware.