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Windows 8: Do you need it?

  1. #1


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    64-bit Windows 10

    Windows 8: Do you need it?


    I'm certain that the people asking this question expect a simple answer. They're looking for a straightforward yes or a no.

    I wish it were that easy.

    The problem is that I cannot possibly see into your home or office and know what your particular circumstances are. The best I can do is to offer a big picture based on certain scenarios, and then hand the decision over to you.

    Let's take a look at a few scenarios.


    Read more at source:
    Windows 8: Do you need it? | ZDNet

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  2. #2


    Palm Coast FLorida
    Posts : 370
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)


    two letters....n and o
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  3. #3


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


    LOL.

    Let's hope not many actually buy this awful thing.

    Maybe then MS will stop trying to control everything and give the customers what they want.
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    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    LOL. 8 works. > Will never use 7. Or 6 or 5. < Click image for larger version
    Last edited by mdmd; 23 Oct 2012 at 21:35.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 228
    Black Label 7x64


    The very fact that this question has to be asked isn't a good sign.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 354
    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V


    Wasn't this same question asked about NT, XP, Vista and 7?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    LOL.

    Let's hope not many actually buy this awful thing.

    Maybe then MS will stop trying to control everything and give the customers what they want.
    Here's something by some of your fellow countrymen. The idea of the song came to them while on tour through the U.S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kebero View Post
    Wasn't this same question asked about NT, XP, Vista and 7?
    7? No. People were pleading for it.

    Vista - yes

    XP? Was praised much more often than panned. I posted a bunch of glowing XP reviews from 2001 elsewhere on this site, based on Ed Bott's misleading column the other day about business not upgrading to XP right away. Love to see an XP review from some reputable site/person that ripped it to shreds, just to see how much of a moron they look like now.

    NT? That covers about everything since the past 20 years. 3.1 spread like wildfire around the world. It's the reason MS is where it is today. 95 was rocky at first but ended up ok, 98 was good. ME sucked.
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  9. #9


    Idaho
    Posts : 47
    Windows Seven x64


    Not on my PC...Maybe a tablet?

    However I do agree with the article about how people should just buy the hardware with Windows 8 pre-installed and go for it that way.

    Ryan
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  10. #10


    7 is faster, sticking with it.
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