I am about to order a new laptop - I already know which one. The question is:
Shall I order it with Win7 or Win8 ? Has anyone downloaded the Beta versions of Win8 and actually tried it out?
No, don't get windows 8 it is rubbish
You have really asked a difficult question. Once you get past the the Metro or Modern UI and get to the desktop then it is not too bad, but it is not straight forward to get to settings or other bits of the OS.
if you stay on the desktop and have all your software icons either on the taskbar or desktop then it is ok.
The metro UI is to be honest awful and the single screen apps are no better, but it depends if you really want to work on a single screen.
I tried out windows 8 for a while and after a week i tried some software to put the start menu back and disable metro, made it a much better Os then.
Best thing as been said is to try the RC version in VM.
Dell? There have got to be better machines.
Desktop machine now powered by windows 7 pro 64bit , laptop by ubuntu
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