If you run your OS from a SSD, Windows 8 and Windows 7 perform about the same. I noticed a small advantage in the Windows 8 IE. Maybe it is the IE10 that makes the difference.
actually i think you might be more guilty of doing this [ unmoderated trolling and flamebaiting.] than i am
I don't think he was having a go at you.
Seems he meant the post you quoted was inflamatory, and you perhaps shouldn't take it as accurate or unbiased..
The percentage growth of complaints is far greater than that of Windows 8 uptake:
Windows 8 Critics Keep the Party Going on Microsoft?s Forums - SoftpediaA dedicated thread created for those who wish to blast Windows 8 currently has 31 pages and, as far as users are concerned, it will most likely continue to get new postings, as several new messages are published every day.
Microsoft, on the other hand, doesn’t wish to comment on these messages and not a single forum moderator got involved in the discussion.
That's a significantly larger percentage growth than Windows 8 has experienced:
Linux Users Come Out of the Woodwork in Latest Steam Hardware Survey | Maximum PCTo wit, the latest Steam Hardare Survey reveals that Linux usage on Steam has more than doubled in February, jumping from 0.8 percent a month prior to 2.02 percent currently.
Microsoft has to be getting worried, the 'dry statistics' are becoming significant and showing that vast numbers of people are not happy with Windows 8.
I'm not too concerned about PC numbers considering they don't typically use touchscreens.
What i'm interested is how many mobile laptop/tablet convertibles they're able to push. Surface Pro is essentially the Killer App for Windows 8. As people start understanding the power of touch and getting used to it on their mobile device, they're going to want the same on their desktop(if they have need of one) workstation. And once people start getting used to touch/pen on a new touchscreen monitor(which will be at a different position than vertical) being driven by the desktop, going back to Windows 7 will seem like a relic.
And then the transition is finally complete Apple will be in a world of trouble as everything first blew backwards evolving the older hardware to touch standards and then forwards as the new software suite redesigns(which will be backwards compatible to 7) along with the new apps to show off and access select abilities blow through all mobile devices right down to the Phone.
At that point, its game over for Apple. Its a very long process they're partaking(at least for Microsoft), but if they get on the other side of it and Apple hasn't wised up, its just going to be decimated.