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Best Windows 8 to install???

View Poll Results: What is the best edition of Windows 8?

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  • RT

    0 0%
  • PRO

    6 75.00%
  • ENTERPRISE

    2 25.00%
  • RT

    0 0%
  1. #1

    Best Windows 8 to install???


    Hey guys...
    What is the Best type of Windows 8 for Laptops???



    Thanks
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  2. #2


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8 x64


    Best is rather....difficult to answer.

    It's like asking what the best tool in your toolbox is. It depends what you're planning to use the tool for.

    Wrenches are great, but not great at removing screws.
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  3. #3


    RT, I though was just for tablets.
    Enterprise, you can't install WMC.
    It depend upon whether you're getting a tablet, laptop or desktop and how you're gonna use the device.
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  4. #4


    I don't see how you can answer this question.

    #1). You cannot just buy RT to install on a device. it comes as OEM on the hardware.
    #2). Enterprise is not available to consumers, it's an enterprise agreement only option.

    The pro version offers a few features that you cannot get in the standard version, (like RDP, joining domains, encryption, virtual hard drives). However, if you aren't going to use any of those features there is no reason to spend extra money for them. The typical home user is unlikely to need or want these features.

    Pat
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  5. #5


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Not such a good poll question because it depends on user, preference choice and for what it's used.
    I might say Pro but I'm using Core (you forgot Core!!!) on the other hand RT is the best one for ARM...Enterprise the best for large businesses... and so on.

    Comparable to:
    What is the best color?
    a. blue,
    b. green
    c. red
    d. yellow

    (my answer: e. orange)

    A more decent poll question:

    What version of Windows 8 do you use?
    -then we see how many users each one has...

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  6. #6


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    The pro version offers a few features that you cannot get in the standard version, (like RDP, joining domains, encryption, virtual hard drives). However, if you aren't going to use any of those features there is no reason to spend extra money for them. The typical home user is unlikely to need or want these features.
    I think you're right, but I think home users should want encryption more than they do, as more and more of our key data (banking details, bills, personal data, photos, etc.) is being stored on our home computers and (for laptops) carried around and even more vulnerable.
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  7. #7


    Of my 2 choices...I will go with 8 Pro....
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  8. #8


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    poll has 2 choices for RT .

    i agree with DavidY ,but whos going to set it up for them ,most cant run a malware/antivirus program by themselves
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  9. #9


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    The pro version offers a few features that you cannot get in the standard version, (like RDP, joining domains, encryption, virtual hard drives). However, if you aren't going to use any of those features there is no reason to spend extra money for them. The typical home user is unlikely to need or want these features.
    I think you're right, but I think home users should want encryption more than they do, as more and more of our key data (banking details, bills, personal data, photos, etc.) is being stored on our home computers and (for laptops) carried around and even more vulnerable.
    I agree encryption should be used by people more. However, I would elect to "not" spend the extra for the OS and instead download and install TrueCrypt for free and encrypt with that.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I agree encryption should be used by people more. However, I would elect to "not" spend the extra for the OS and instead download and install TrueCrypt for free and encrypt with that.
    Is TrueCrypt supported on Windows 8 yet?

    I used it before on previous Windows versions, but it wasn't supported on Windows 8 when I was looking into Bitlocker. I was a bit wary of using TrueCrypt on Windows 8 if there was any risk of it failing (as it could result in loss of data).
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