Will you upgrade to Windows 8? Why or why not?

Discussion in 'polls' started by acr1965, Nov 26, 2011.


Will you upgrade to Windows 8? Why or why not?

  1. Yes, going to purchase a new computer with Windows 8 installed.

    10 vote(s)
  2. Yes, going to purchase the Windows 8 disk and install.

    21 vote(s)
  3. No. I'm happy with my current Windows OS.

    80 vote(s)
  4. No. Switching to another OS (Linux, Apple, etc)

    10 vote(s)
  5. Other reason for upgrading or not.

    11 vote(s)
  1. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

    Ok, that's how I interpreted it - as breaking the pattern. Perhaps not haha
  2. ProTruckDriver

    ProTruckDriver Registered Member

    Buy the looks of that Windows pattern, I'll wait until Windows 9 comes out. :)
  3. blacknight

    blacknight Registered Member

    I already said NO. I add: anyway, either I used Seven or 8, I trusted my security to third part applications and policies. Main reason to upgrade, for me, would be a very nice GUI, and actually I like better my XP pack-modified than Seven GUI ( Vista reloaded :D ) or 8 that seems IPhone. Gnome or KDE are nicer, if I want to change. If Microsoft wanted inspirations, better to get ideas from them.
  4. TonyW

    TonyW Registered Member

    Haven't upgraded to Vista/7 let alone moving to 8. Still on XP.
  5. jadinolf

    jadinolf Registered Member

    Some day I will install Windows 8.

    Wish me well.
  6. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

    Now way I'm changing to a tablet OS.
  7. guest

    guest Guest

    Don't be dramatic, Windows 8 will be just as well suited for non-tablet machines or better.
  8. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

    It's on a tablet interface by default. Goes to show what Microsoft values.
  9. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

    I've found it easier to use on my laptop than Windows 7.
  10. AlexC

    AlexC Registered Member

    I'll use Windows 8 in VirtualBox, running Bodhi Linux as host, for two reasons:
    - being able to help people who get in trouble with Windows;
    - being able to run Microsoft Office, only because unfortunately most companies traditionally use this closed-source and expensive software, instead of open source and free software office that does the same (maybe this will change a little because of the economic crisis).

    Second, i would never buy a computer "locked" to only run Windows 8 (or to make much more harder to run other OS), as result of the "Secure Boot" feature. I think is attempt to monopolize the market, disguised of a security feature:thumbd:
  11. vasa1

    vasa1 Registered Member

    No. Switchinged to another OS (Linux, Apple, etc)
  12. hogndog

    hogndog Registered Member

    When the wheels come off my XP maybe but by then it may be Windows 10.. :argh:
  13. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

    I'll not switch.....love my xp very much......
  14. wtsinnc

    wtsinnc Registered Member

    Or Windows 12.

    I'm using 64 bit XP and loving it. Yes, there are vulnerabilities but the same is true of the server editions, W-7 and will also be true for W-8. Within a year, there will probably be (at least) 40 hotfixes and security patches for Windows 8 and these as well as other forums will be loaded with questions about how to remove crippling malware and how to "harden" the new OS.
    It happens every time.

    With 64 bit XP, LUA & SRP, Chrome, and free security applications, I believe I can make XP as secure as I need.

    The learning curve for Windows Eight is (for me) only slightly less than for Linux. Way too much I'm not familiar with and no interest to learn.
    If I ever must migrate away from XP, I will do so to an OS that is free (Linux).

    Still a learning curve to negotiate, but a free OS.
  15. exus69

    exus69 Registered Member

    There's always two sides of the same coin. Even binary numbers have true (1) and false (0). There can never be a situation where the user only has correct decision to make. Security is a multi billion dollar industry. You think they would survive if the user had only the right decision to make? No offense its just a healthy argument.
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2012
  16. Techwiz

    Techwiz Registered Member

    Windows Vista (64-bit)
    UAC Enabled

    I usually do not upgrade until after windows has discontinued supporting my current OS and the hardware of my computer near their life expectancy. I clean my system regularly, and restore points make the annual clean installation a biannual practice.

    I'm a bit new to Linux and I've played around with a few suggested distributions (Ubuntu and Mint). The change feels good, but I'm not entire sure I want to give up windows entirely. School, work, and other responsibilities eat up most of my time. As a result, gaming has come to screech halt making the switch to Linux practical. I guess my hesitation is that I'll lose the ability to scratch that itch for gaming if I abandon windows. I'm at an impasse in making this decision.

    I've considered:
    Linux with (Windows running in VM)
    Any suggestions?
  17. luciddream

    luciddream Registered Member

    I'm going to use whatever OS is newest when they stop supporting XP. At this rate there may be a Windows 9 by then.
  18. sukarof

    sukarof Registered Member

    When Windows 8 is required to play the latest Battlefield...
  19. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

    In the long run, maybe. I don't use Windows much anyway.
  20. shakethebabyass

    shakethebabyass Registered Member

    Of course. I already have "Surface" on my shopping list as well.

    I am a Desktop boy and I really am not ready to let my desktop experience go so I will not!

    I was a little disappointed at W8 at first on my Desktop but I have killer specs and after forcing myself to use the Release Preview for several weeks... I no I could grow to love it.

    I am not saying my new PC will not have Windows 7 on a different HD or Partition but.. W8 will surely be my default OS soon enough.

    As for Windows 8 Phone. Not a chance. Never would I let iOS go =)

    ESQ_ERRANT Registered Member

    DITTO Kerodo's remarks and similar remarks of others. I would add that WINDOWS 8 may be more practical for "TABLET" use, but WINDOWS 7 works well enough and, indeed, may be preferable to WINDOWS 8 for those of us who still use "DESKTOPS" or "DESKTOP REPLACEMENTS." And, if WINDOWS 8 does have advantages over WINDOWS 7 even for those of us who still use "DESKTOP" computers, are those advantages so significant that they justify the expense of a new MICROSOFT OS? And, if the answer to that question is, "yes," one might do well to consider when one might expect WINDOWS "9" or whatever MICROSOFT happens to call the next generation OS after WINDOWS 8.
  22. Tomwa

    Tomwa Registered Member

    Nope sticking to my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 why? Because windows 8 is complete and total tablet garbage. I do not OWN a tablet, I do not WANT a tablet, and I do not want my OS to have big blocky opaque square tiles like a tablet.

    I'll catch windows 9 or 10. If windows 7 loses support by then them I'm sure I'll be able to fall back to XP (It'll still have support I'm sure :)).
  23. guest

    guest Guest

    No it isn't. It's better than 7 in many ways. And it has desktop mode and it allows you to restore start menu with Start8. You are not supposed to be locked in the Metro if you can't adapt to it.

    Are you sure? How so?

    Windows 7 will reach end of life at January 14, 2020

    Windows XP will reach end of life at April 8, 2014

    Source: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/lifecycle

    If you are going to reply "but XP is so popular!", let me inform you that Windows 7 is already the most used OS according to stats.
  24. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

    No, I still haven't changed my mind. I still have Vista on my notebook & I'm even sticking with that. My main desktop has Win 7 (64 bit) & it is working fine. What possible reason could I have for upgrading my operating system, especially to a hybrid tablet one primarily designed as a marketing tool for the promotion of Microsoft's own tablet computers? Incidentally, that was a rhetorical question. ;)

    Eventually when I purchase a new computer I may purchase Win 8. Although I am seriously thinking of Ubuntu or Mac for my next machine. I really think that Microsoft will eventually realise the mistake they have made with 8 & Win 9 will compensate for it. We can live in hope anyway. :doubt:
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2012
  25. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

    Yeah, there's a reason for that, it's really good & people like it!