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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. #221


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    I finally voted as I finally made up my mind after three months of trial. After having it on my "spare/guest" machine through three installs and giving it every chance, It'll stay there for informational purposes, but I am definitely not upgrading any of my other 4 "in use" machines to Windows 8.

    First. Time. Ever. Not upgrading.

    Sorry Microsoft, it's a no-go.

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  2. #222


    Posts : 15
    Win7 Ultimate and trial Win8


    On 4 of my 6 machines, yes. One is the wife's, all she does is Facebook and surf. On my son's, he plays games,and watches streaming tv. One of the others is a guest machine. The forth is one of mine and I use it for developing modest apps for work and play. My other 2 are 2008r2 machines.
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  3. #223


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64


    I have always been crazy about moving to new OS since Win 98, but this is the first time i gonna hold my horses and stay with Win 7 for the time being. Just gonna keep an eye on this forum for the sake of info and may be have Win 8 installed in VMware to play around. Damn you MS
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  4. #224


    Posts : 239
    Win7 & 8 64bit / Linux Mint 14


    Not really an overwhelming Yes or No on this vote which is a very small number amongst dare I suggest 'enthusiasts'.

    I was wondering if there was a poll done upgrading Vista to Win7. Had a quick peek over on the Vista forum but nothing showed up. Maybe the mods would know?
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  5. #225


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


    Quote Originally Posted by mart4494 View Post
    I was wondering if there was a poll done upgrading Vista to Win7. Had a quick peek over on the Vista forum but nothing showed up.
    Maybe it's because back then, there were no such public beta versions of Windows as it is today.

    Only one or two leaks.
    Last edited by kizo2703; 25 Sep 2012 at 04:20.
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  6. #226


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Wrong


    Quote Originally Posted by kizo2703 View Post
    Maybe it's because back then, there were no such public beta versions of Windows as it is today.

    Only one or two leaks.
    There was an official W7 Beta and W7 RC.

    You could download them from MS.
    Windows 7 beta now available | Beyond Binary - CNET News
    Windows 7 Ultimate Beta - Download and Installation - Softpedia
    Windows 7 Beta Ready for (Official) Download

    There were multiple leaks, at least one/month.
    I personally tried build 7048, build 7077 and build 7100 (RC).
    I've still got the install discs that I created.

    There have been several articles pointing out that less people are using W8 compared to W7 at the same stage of its release cycle.

    According to NetMarketShare:
    • Windows 7 had a 1% market share at the 1st of September 2009.
    • Windows 8 has a 0.25% market share (currently)


    It's now the 4th most widely used Windows OS (according to NetMarketShare).
    Market share for mobile, browsers, operating systems and search engines | NetMarketShare
    Operating system market share
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 24 Sep 2012 at 19:37.
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  7. #227


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Or it could possibly be that vista and 7 weren't as controversial as Windows 8.
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  8. #228


    Posts : 5
    Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Strange question.

    Upgrade implies replacing what you have with something better.

    "Will you change to win8" makes more sense.

    If you mean replace the existing o/s with win8 - the answer is no.

    Not on a desktop/laptop.

    Will I use a win8 tablet - completely different question.

    I might.
    I think windows 8 is an upgrade. How is faster boot times not an upgrade. I don't see how something that takes less to run yet does all the same stuff is not an upgrade? I am personally excited for windows 8. I will be upgrading my secondary machine. I will keep my other 3 PCs as windows 7 just to play it safe. I will say I am more excited a out windows 8 to see what hardware they release following. & how it fairs against apple (I hate apple) in the mobile phone market and tablet market. We will see!
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  9. #229


    Posts : 239
    Win7 & 8 64bit / Linux Mint 14


    Quote Originally Posted by The Starr Life View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Strange question.

    Upgrade implies replacing what you have with something better.

    "Will you change to win8" makes more sense.

    If you mean replace the existing o/s with win8 - the answer is no.

    Not on a desktop/laptop.

    Will I use a win8 tablet - completely different question.

    I might.
    I think windows 8 is an upgrade. How is faster boot times not an upgrade. I don't see how something that takes less to run yet does all the same stuff is not an upgrade? I am personally excited for windows 8. I will be upgrading my secondary machine. I will keep my other 3 PCs as windows 7 just to play it safe. I will say I am more excited a out windows 8 to see what hardware they release following. & how it fairs against apple (I hate apple) in the mobile phone market and tablet market. We will see!
    There's more to it IMO than just boot times. If it was all about that then I'd throw an old copy of DOS simply to get to the c:\ prompt to start working. Trouble is I don't have an old 5 1/4" floppy drive. It's all about the overall user experience which includes the Metro (or whatever it's called) UI together with real world benefits to the user. These benefits (if any) will vary from user to user.

    So for some Win8 will be an upgrade and for others it will be viewed as a downgrade.

    Like many I view Win8 as a tablet/phone OS rather than a laptop/desktop Win7 replacement. Think it could do well in the phone market provided enough service providers push it into the market. Not so sure about the tablet especially as firm pricing details of the Surface have yet to be released. Interesting times.
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  10. #230


    Australia
    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    Quote Originally Posted by gulls777 View Post
    I have always been crazy about moving to new OS since Win 98, but this is the first time i gonna hold my horses and stay with Win 7 for the time being. Just gonna keep an eye on this forum for the sake of info and may be have Win 8 installed in VMware to play around. Damn you MS
    That says it all for me!
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