Window 7 or Windows 8

Discussion in 'polls' started by max2, Oct 6, 2013.

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Windows 7 or Windows 8?

  1. Windows 7

    64.5%
  2. Windows 8

    35.5%
  1. Robin A.

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    Windows 8 is about modern UI and apps. If you don´t like them, you don´t like 8.

    If you bypass modern UI, don´t use modern apps and use Classic Shell, the user experience is not so different from that of Windows 7. Not better, but neither much worse. You are really using a variant of 7.
     
  2. Osaban

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    If I had Win 7 on my main machine I wouldn't upgrade to Win 8, but if I could choose one for a new computer it would definitely be Win 8 with Metro.
     
  3. J_L

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    Honestly, I don't particularly prefer one over other anymore. Whatever that comes with the computer it shall be.
     
  4. whitedragon551

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    Windows 7 without a doubt. As a Network Engineer Windows 8 makes it way to hard to get to the menus that power users use on a regular basis.
     
  5. Mrkvonic

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    That's a sign of a happy man.
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  6. moontan

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    just right-click on the Start icon at the lower left.
    there's a whole bunch of Admin shortcuts there.

    including Control Panel which is convenient because i can use the Search feature in the CP for pretty much every Windows features.
     
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  7. Solarlynx

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    Windows 7 and if no problems with 7 go to the next stable when support for 7 will finish. Or any preinstalled win.
     
  8. WSFfan

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    I hated Windows 8 earlier....Now i love it....with StartIsBack+..
     
  9. dogbite

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    7 100%.
    Windows 8 is crap in my view, very user unfriendly.
     
  10. manmur

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    Earlier i would have said windows 7. Now after missing around with a laptop with windows 8. I wold say that I would prefer windows 8.
     
  11. xxJackxx

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    They both have their pluses and minuses which can be overcome with 3rd party addons, but I will say 8 at this point.
     
  12. Behold Eck

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    Same here.:thumb:
     
  13. guest

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    I could swear that it was "Windows 7 x64" when I said about your sig. Although it's highly possible that I read it wrong since I need to get a new glasses. I don't really have much time to go to my doctor. :ouch:

    Back on topic, in terms of edition variations, I would still prefer 8 and XP. Too many options will confuse the consumer IMO.
     
  14. Noob

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    HAHAHAHAHAHA it did say Windows 7 x64
    Im just joking.
     
  15. Krysis

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    I use both – but if I had to choose, it would definitely be 7!
     
  16. taleblou

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    I like windows 7 since it has more compatible softwares and also it crashes less then windows 8. With windows 8 new design I had twice the pc crashed and had to revert back to basic win 8. I could not use any snap-shotting apps safely with it as I do with windows 7.

    So based on headache free and more apps and compatibility, I go with windows 7.
     
  17. moontan

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    maybe Windows 8 does not want any 3rd party program to mess with the MBR.

    which, if it indeed is the case, is good, afaic.
     
  18. guest

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    OS crash issues are usually because of third party programs. Even on 7 there could be more crashes. I've managed to crash XP, 7, and 8 plus Symbian S60 3rd Edition if I can consider it as an achievement. :D

    So you're saying that the crash was caused by MetroUI? Seriously, for real?

    Might be the problem. ;)

    But XP is much better for that.
     
  19. ams963

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    In my case I've found Win XP to crash often, less in Win 7 and none yet in Win 8.

    +1 :thumb:....couldn't agree more.
     
  20. Mrkvonic

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    I've crashed symbian dozens of times. Easy.
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  21. max2

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    Thanks everyone for participating! Interesting results.
     
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  23. max2

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    Can you all give some key big advantages of Windows 8 over Windows 7?

    Like what are ones that will make someone say they just got to upgrade ?
     
  24. moontan

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    i would not say big advantages.

    rather, a lot of smaller ones.
     
  25. Noob

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    Boot times, shut down times, a lot more responsive, smooth interface etc.
    Those would be the advantages for me. :D

    By more responsive i mean that everything feels faster. As an example in Windows 7 it took a second or more even to do basic things like opening folders (Documents, Downloads and many others) but now with Windows 8 everything pops up instantly. :D
     
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