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

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  • Yes

    72 46.45%
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    51 32.90%
  1. #51


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Looks fun - good for those shooting games.
    No so sure about it, in BF3 as example, reaching the enemies with 1 bullet is not enough, you have to get a head shoot to be the first to kill the other one, or else you need more bullets and you risk more to be kill be the other one.

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  2. #52


    wellington somerset uk
    Posts : 4
    Windows 7/windows 8


    Even if it was free i would not upgrade,i find the metro layout really clumsy and pointless on a pc,you should have the option to disable it on a pc,but then if you do that you still have windows 7.
    Impo i think microsoft have got it wrong combining the touch interface with a pc interface.
    It will be inreresting to see what changes are made to the final release.
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  3. #53


    USA
    Posts : 100
    Windows 7 Professional


    I'm going to buy the $40 upgrade and maybe install it on a secondary pc to play around with. If it is good enough, I may put it on my primary pc.
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  4. #54


    Perth West Australia
    Posts : 128
    1st PC: Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail. 2nd PC: Vista Ulimtate 32bit OEM


    Naw! Not spending a single $ on a downgrade!

    Quote Originally Posted by Windude99
    I defrag hard drives, but NEVER ssds.
    Have been defragging SSDs for over a year. Must have done it at least 15 times. Talked to techos from 4 or 5 different PC retail outlets and they unanimously said it was an urban myth that you shouldn't defrag SSDs.
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  5. #55


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I fear MS are going to miss the boat again.

    It doesn't look like they will have any presence at all in the hot market sector.
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  6. #56


    Perth West Australia
    Posts : 128
    1st PC: Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail. 2nd PC: Vista Ulimtate 32bit OEM


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I fear MS are going to miss the boat again.

    It doesn't look like they will have any presence at all in the hot market sector.
    The frightening thing is the prospect of no genuine OS for desktop work if MS persist, and from the latest interview with Bill Gates, it seems like it's set in concrete.

    On the positive side, Win7 should hold desktop users in good stead for several years. Long enough for another player to hopefully take up the slack left by MS. The plethora of new OSs in touchfones shows it can be done. So lets keep our fingers crossed, eh!
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  7. #57


    Posts : 454
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by poppa bear View Post
    Have been defragging SSDs for over a year. Must have done it at least 15 times. Talked to techos from 4 or 5 different PC retail outlets and they unanimously said it was an urban myth that you shouldn't defrag SSDs.
    WTH is a "PC retail outlet"? Best Buy? Office Depot? You shouldn't listen to any of the idiots who work at places like that. Whoever you spoke to, I'd love to hear them explain the benefits to defragmenting SSDs. For extra hilarity, ask them how wear-leveling factors into their myth-busting theory. Here's a free clue: Stop defragmenting your SSD. There is no benefit, and the only potential effect is to decrease the lifespan of the SSD by increasing the number of writes.
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  8. #58


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


    Quote Originally Posted by crawfish View Post
    WTH is a "PC retail outlet"? Best Buy? Office Depot? You shouldn't listen to any of the idiots who work at places like that. Whoever you spoke to, I'd love to hear them explain the benefits to defragmenting SSDs. For extra hilarity, ask them how wear-leveling factors into their myth-busting theory. Here's a free clue: Stop defragmenting your SSD. There is no benefit, and the only potential effect is to decrease the lifespan of the SSD by increasing the number of writes.
    Never heard that one before about defragging SSD's - cannot see any benefits to it whatsoever.
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  9. #59


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


    Quote Originally Posted by poppa bear View Post
    The frightening thing is the prospect of no genuine OS for desktop work if MS persist, and from the latest interview with Bill Gates, it seems like it's set in concrete.

    On the positive side, Win7 should hold desktop users in good stead for several years. Long enough for another player to hopefully take up the slack left by MS. The plethora of new OSs in touchfones shows it can be done. So lets keep our fingers crossed, eh!
    Don't think Bill Gates is really interested in things now apart from being like a football supporter. When they score he cheers and when they don't......

    Win7 will be fine for most for many a sunrise/sunset and leave Win8 to blaze along in the phone/tablet market. That's assuming of course that enough folks pick up on it and the jury is still out on that one so I guess it's a wait and see. Wouldn't be surprised though if MS get a bloody nose over this and they finish up releasing a son of Win8 with the Classic UI option.

    IMO Win8 will either fly or flop, there will not be an in-between.
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  10. #60


    Perth West Australia
    Posts : 128
    1st PC: Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail. 2nd PC: Vista Ulimtate 32bit OEM


    Quote Originally Posted by crawfish View Post

    WTH is a "PC retail outlet"? Best Buy? Office Depot? You shouldn't listen to any of the idiots who work at places like that. Whoever you spoke to, I'd love to hear them explain the benefits to defragmenting SSDs. For extra hilarity, ask them how wear-leveling factors into their myth-busting theory. Here's a free clue: Stop defragmenting your SSD. There is no benefit, and the only potential effect is to decrease the lifespan of the SSD by increasing the number of writes.
    Quote Originally Posted by mart4494
    Never heard that one before about defragging SSD's - cannot see any benefits to it whatsoever.
    I'm quoting from the technicians who work in retail computer stores which exclusively assemble and sell OEM PCs, software, PC parts, and pretty much anything to do with computers.

    In Perth West Australia, these include Arrow Computers, Austin Computers, PLE Computers, NetPlus Computers, and the list goes on. Every one of these stores have a free techical department for after sales support from qualified PC technicians, and also offer free technical advice to the general public. And you don't have to wait to have OS software mailed out to you. They're kept behind the counter so they can't be accessed by the public, and given to you on the spot when purchasing.

    As one senior technician put it: "Your computer will wear out long before you wear out your SSD by defrags."

    The reason for doing a defrag is same as before, which is to make data access faster ... and I do notice the difference after a defrag, albeit it's not huge.

    What you choose to believe is up to you. But both my current SSDs, and my old reserve one, which have been defragged multiple times, are all going strong as ever.
    So I will be continuing along my merry way of many, many more happy defrags!

    And besides, at $145 a pop for a 120Gb Corsair Force SATA3 SSD, what's the big deal if it did wear out slightly faster? It's not a budget buster!
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