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    windows 8


    I have had windows8 for about a week now, whilst I think it is designed for touch screens it can be adapted for mouse use. I find it is getting easier and is a very stable system, I don't think I am going to buy it and get my fingers burnt like I did with vista. Which did'ent take long before windows7 came out. You could say the same happened with ME with xp. So while I have learnt how to use it I'll wait to see what they bring out next before purchasing. While it is a lot different to windows7 and what went before I think I'll be happy using windows7 for a while longer.

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    Tony, Win 7 is a fine system If you think MS is having a hard time getting rid of XP, wait until the try to get rid of 7.

    But Win 8 is not another Vista. Vista actually IS better than XP if you have a powerful enough computer--and most people didn't. 8's problem is the huge learning curve with the Metro desktop, but once you learn that, it is a good OS. And it is easy to bypass Metro completely and use the classical desktop.
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  3. #3


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    Yeh but how long before they bring out another operating system I'me sick of paying for two every time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tony007 View Post
    Yeh but how long before they bring out another operating system I'me sick of paying for two every time.
    Valid point, Tony. On another thread, I'm experimenting with the idea that the Win 8 Preview can serve as a free copy of Win 7 for people who are still using XP. And I'm wondering why I would need to buy the full Win 8, when I'm getting everything I want on the Preview version by downloading free apps off the web.
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    [QUOTE=Vince53;77704]
    Quote Originally Posted by tony007 View Post
    And I'm wondering why I would need to buy the full Win 8, when I'm getting everything I want on the Preview version by downloading free apps off the web.
    Win 8 Preview will stop sooner or later though surely?
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)
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    weep wail sob sniff You're right. It expires on January 15, 2013.
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  8. #8


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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
    weep wail sob sniff You're right. It expires on January 15, 2013.
    Yes, it expires in order to upgrade to a newer version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kostas7 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
    weep wail sob sniff You're right. It expires on January 15, 2013.
    Yes, it expires in order to upgrade to a newer version.
    Yes, and you'll have to pay for the newer version. MS hopes to have the full Win 8 out in October of this year.
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  10. #10


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    windows8 64bit


    Anybody know how much it will cost when finally released.
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