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View Poll Results: Will you be upgrading to Windows 8?

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  • Yes

    72 46.45%
  • Maybe

    32 20.65%
  • No

    51 32.90%
  1. #211


    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 573
    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu


    I agree that if you go to the major OEMs and or the large retail stores you are limited with what OS you will get pre-installed, but there are other channels to buy hardware, independent and On-line, often with better value for money, (better components for little extra money Etc), that allow you to specify the OS as an option.
    And of course the major OEMs have a totally different attitude to business, where the norm is to base prices without an OS, (and all the "Free" Crapware), this is a major channel which may well equal the private users

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  2. #212


    Posts : 2
    Win Vista


    Will definitely upgrade, especially for the price. Although I am running Vista at the min!
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  3. #213


    Posts : 106
    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8 Pro WMC, OS X Mavericks


    Upgrade from Windows 7? Definitely not. But I use it as second OS.
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  4. #214


    United States
    Posts : 650
    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS


    Why not upgrade?

    My first day at the store:

    Cashier: So 6 of the Windows 8 upgrade packages?

    Me: Yes

    Cashier: Not just 1? They're only $60.

    Me: they won't be.
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  5. #215


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,582
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    I don't plan to "upgrade" to Win 8 per se but I will be running it in addition to the other OSes I already run.
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  6. #216


    Quote Originally Posted by TheGrantFitz View Post
    Why not upgrade?

    My first day at the store:

    Cashier: So 6 of the Windows 8 upgrade packages?

    Me: Yes

    Cashier: Not just 1? They're only $60.

    Me: they won't be.
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  7. #217


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Still upgrading!
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  8. #218


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Still upgrading!
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  9. #219


    Because I'm an IT security guy, I HAVE to upgrade and become as knowledgeable about new operating systems as I possibly can before the general population (users) start getting the OS on their shiny new Dells that they purchase. I'm the "unlimited free tech support" for may family and friends and they will find a way to screw things up and I will help them. I have to remember crap from WinXP, Vista, Win7 and now Win8 to keep ahead of the users, so it's a challenge and a way to keep my skills sharp...
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  10. #220


    ^ I don't necessarily "upgrade" my machine for that reason, but I do keep a virtual machine on hand for learning, testing and evaluating.
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