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Show of hands, who hasn't and isn't buying the $40 upgrade

View Poll Results: Did you buy the $40 upgrade, or do you plan to?

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  • Yes for sure!

    35 64.81%
  • Nope, Windows 8 isn't for me

    19 35.19%
  1. #21


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    From Windows XP, which is "past its security expiration date" and also only supported for another year and a bit, it felt like a no-brainer for me to grab it at the cheap price as long as Windows 8 ran on my hardware. Which it seems to do (with perhaps occasional flakiness).

    Having seen the "normal" price, especially here in the UK (£25->£190!) I still reckon it's worth considering buying it today (while it's cheap) for people with later versions of Windows, and taking a bit of a gamble on there being a Service Pack to tweak some of the issues before actually installing it (although I'd be surprised to see a Start Menu anytime soon).

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  2. #22


    Like it or not, (Not), I have to believe that when the price goes to $200 for w8 the sale outside of oem pc's for w8 will plummet.

    It is not gaining wide acceptance at $40, can only imagine how it will fare at $200
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  3. #23


    Posts : 47
    Windows 8


    I've bought 3 copies so far: 2 for me, 1 for my sister and I'll probably buy another 1 tonight before the deal expires.

    Anyone complaining about Windows 8 needs to look at the bigger picture: it's not designed to be a desktop operating system. You can use it as such if you're happy to compromise or work around the functionality but remember that there was no point in Microsoft releasing another desktop OS when touch and gesture is likely to go more mainstream in the next 18 months as OEMs get on board. Windows 7 isn't ready for that, so Windows 8 it had to be.

    Yes, they could've implemented it a little better and, as it is, it's a little half-baked in terms of the Modern UI but you have to walk before you can run and Microsoft are looking at it as a marathon not a sprint.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 419
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    albeit I have to say it just does not seem as bad has a great deal of people on this site make it out to be.
    It's brainwashing by these article sites that spew out the "I Hate Windows 8" articles, and the some people here read it and praise it then spread it along to Windows 8 forums such as this.

    "I Hate Windows 8" is the new cool hip thing bandwagon lately. :/
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  5. #25


    DeLand, FL
    Posts : 380
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by LovingWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    albeit I have to say it just does not seem as bad has a great deal of people on this site make it out to be.
    It's brainwashing by these article sites that spew out the "I Hate Windows 8" articles, and the some people here read it and praise it then spread it along to Windows 8 forums such as this.

    "I Hate Windows 8" is the new cool hip thing bandwagon lately. :/
    There's too much polarization going on. Either the product is for you or it ain't. Simple enough, but we all have to get into philosophical arguments about it. It's a tool! If it doesn't address your needs then use something else. (Which is what I chose to do). No big deal.

    -Max
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  6. #26


    Posts : 419
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Max Peck View Post
    There's too much polarization going on. Either the product is for you or it ain't. Simple enough, but we all have to get into philosophical arguments about it. It's a tool! If it doesn't address your needs then use something else. (Which is what I chose to do). No big deal.

    -Max
    Use what works for you, that is fine and dandy with me. Just a lot of these "sheep" follow the herd and the hate bandwagon just because it seems cool and hip.
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  7. #27


    Strathpine, Queensland
    Posts : 179
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    I took the upgrade on this laptop (even though I had a retail disc) just to see if the gaming performance was better. Yes that's sad, yes it did work, but does Windows 8 impress me? No.
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  8. #28


    Quote Originally Posted by LovingWindows View Post
    "I Hate Windows 8" is the new cool hip thing bandwagon lately. :/
    I honestly think this feeling is because so many people really don't like it.

    It used to be that some people would just rag on MS because it was MS. And everything anybody else did was better because it wasn't MS.

    I've always used MS products and in most cases I don't think they are bad. I support their servers and have been certified on quite a number of their products over the years. But even so, I don't like every version of everything. XP I liked, Vista I didn't, 7 I loved, 8 I don't really care for.
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  9. #29


    Here in UK its was something like £24; I did. Win 7 by comparison is still retailing in some stores at £79. and, yes, I like win 8

    I first started on Win 3.1.1, went up to 95, then 98 (which was quite good at the time), through ME (garbage) to XP (best to date) to vista (crap) then win 7 and now Win 8. For ease of use, after setting everything as I wanted, I go for Win 8.
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  10. #30


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    I didn't got the 40$ version.

    I'll get the 400$ one because it's a higher version (one extra zero).

    Nope. I'm not gonna get it.

    Been happy with the Core version preinstalled on a new laptop and the other pc's have 7 and Vista also preinstalled. Respect for all versions.

    Hopachi
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