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I just found out there is a dedicated Windows 8 forums, and still alive in 2018!! That's very impressive, I thought I was the only one using win 8.1.
Happy to be here and hope it doesn't die, as win 8.1 getting a lot of hate, more than win7. :/

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I run Windows 8.1 with Classic Shell on two computers -- on one it is the host OS, and on the other it runs in a virtual machine.

I chose Windows 8.1, because Windows 8.1 will be supported by Microsoft till January of 2023. I prefer Windows 7, but it goes out of support on January 2020. And with Classic Shell installed and properly configured, Windows 8.1 looks and feels exactly like Windows 7.

I haven't really seen much hate directed toward Windows 8.1. In my observation, the battle has been between Windows 7 and Windows 10, with Windows 8.1 largely being ignored. But what I have seen is enthusiasm with regard to running Windows 8.1 with Classic Shell as the way to avoid Windows 10 for as long as possible (that is, till January 2023).

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    Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (host OS) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (virtual machine)
    Computer type
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3847
    12 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 23"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Two hard drives, 1TB each: One for Linux, one for my data.
    IBM Model M
    Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer
    Sophos (Linux), Windows Defender (Windows)
    Other Info
    I use Samba to share my data drive with the other computers at my house.

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