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    Posted: 01 March 2012 at 3:41pm
  Anyone know much about benefits of Windows 8 over Widows 7?   I am considering buying an new desktop computer in the next month or so with Windows 7 o.s. (I do need Windows).     Is it worth waiting a few months longer until Windows 8 is on general release.  Not worried about touch screen or mobile phone/ pad benefits.  

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Originally posted by Scrapdoodle Scrapdoodle wrote:

  Anyone know much about benefits of Windows 8 over Widows 7?   I am considering buying an new desktop computer in the next month or so with Windows 7 o.s. (I do need Windows).     Is it worth waiting a few months longer until Windows 8 is on general release.  Not worried about touch screen or mobile phone/ pad benefits.  

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Personally, normally wait for the 1st service pack to come out, before upgrading to newest version of Windoze. Wink

'7 x64 Ultimate is currently running like a dream on my Q6600 + 16gB DDRIII, so my next upgrade question is Office 2007 or 2010. Embarrassed


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Originally posted by levyte357 levyte357 wrote:

...so my next upgrade question is Office 2007 or 2010. Embarrassed


Neither! Use one of the free, open-source alternatives.
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Originally posted by djeddie djeddie wrote:

Originally posted by levyte357 levyte357 wrote:

...so my next upgrade question is Office 2007 or 2010. Embarrassed


Neither! Use one of the free, open-source alternatives.


Know all about those (being UNIX developer), but in reality, there is no true replacement for Word, Excel, Outlook.

Will take this up (again) in separate thread.
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Not to mention 8 looks like a pile of wank IMO.

Great if you have a tablet / touchscreen and don't mind constantly flicking between desktop/metro. From the consumer preview, usability has flown out the window - it won't be easy to adjust to.

7 is a great OS and is mature enough by now to be plenty stable and fast. Early adopters to 8 will have nothing but headaches!



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download the developer preview of windows 8 off microsoft's site. - see if you like it or not
I personally hate it, too much like a phone os. It'd be a pain to get anything done.
Stick to windows 7 for now I'd say.


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Originally posted by GeorgeE GeorgeE wrote:

download the developer preview of windows 8 off microsoft's site. - see if you like it or not
I personally hate it, too much like a phone os. It'd be a pain to get anything done.
Stick to windows 7 for now I'd say.


I'll wait for '8 SP1 to come out.
Then for '8 DELL OEM DVD.
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Poor old Microsoft, being forced to pamper to current trends.  I still remember the day that it was the other way round.  
Think I will go for Windows 7.  Currently running XP but have the insultingly pretty and tiresome Vista on a laptop.  Might get Windows 7 a bit cheaper when 8 comes out.

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I'd go '7 x64 all the way, 8 as Lev Says will be Beta'd by the first 10 000 users...
 
go min 8Gb of ram, it is a cheap a chips and if you have 4 slots then use 2x4Gb so you can spend another £35 to get to 16Gb when you fancy...
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That makes sense Shagnasty - Thanks
Any thoughts on the merits of coughing up for an SSD unit as well as a hard disc?  I understand that it saves on boot time but little else when the computer is operational.  Also it aint cheap.
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Your best bet for real data on SSD to HD comparisons and real world performance is to read articles at a site like Tom's hardware. Por ejemplo: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-review-benchmark,3139.html

The general feeling I get is that if you can afford one you should, and then stick all main applications and your OS on it. Leave the data on a standard HD. I will be investing when I build my next PC, and as my current is 6+ years old and starting to creak badly it won't be long.
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Windows 9 ;)
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