I have nothing but praise for Windows 8. The start button is now the start screen, everything works faster and stability is excellent. I have had windows 7 pro for quite q while and this upgrade has just improved things. It only needs a slightly different way of using Windows, hardly beyond the capacities of most normal people.
I used windows 7 before it was even available for the public to use,, then once MS made it available as a Beta, developer preview or what ever they called it, i installed it on my main computer and stuck with windows 7 since.
It was the first windows since 98SE that I really liked and wanted to use as soon as possible.
95 was pushed onto me as it was the only Os I new about at the time for PC and it was the one that everyone had, coming from a Amiga it was different
98Se was good, really stable and fast for it's time, ME was useless.
When windows XP came out, it took me over 12 months to update, and only then because I built a new computer was was more powerful. i did not like XP at the start to be honest, but I got used to it. i think the problem was even with the new faster machine it still felt slow and unresponsive.
in the years that followed, my computer got updated , renewed with faster and faster hardware, more memory and Xp started to shine.
I used vista on my laptop and stuck it on my desktop for a while, but soon took it off, then windows 7 came.
It was fast, reliable and software that did crash did not take the computer with it, just the software. The UI looked good, the new taskbar was great, allow me to pin my icons to it, a great idea.
Now we got windows 8. Sure it is faster than windows 7, not sure about reliability at the moment, still got a few problems, but that could be compatibility with software, my Incredimail seems to freeze and I had problems with Dragon browser doing the same thing.
I must admit , I still don't like the start screen, it just don't work on a desktop, I even tried putting stuff into groups today, but still strange to use.
i got classic shell on, so I can now get a start menu and I can bypass the start screen.
Another problem I have is the desktop, it is flat and I find it difficult to make out the windows when they overlap and which one is active, the colours are drab and the desktop just looks drab.
i will see how it goes tomorrow when I got some video editing to do and if Vegas holds up on it and i will use it over the weekend and if I still think it is not for me, I will get a refund.
i also think that the only reason so many people have decided to upgrade is because of the price, if it was the same price as windows 7 was, then it would struggle.
Desktop machine now powered by windows 7 pro 64bit , laptop by ubuntu
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Edited by zyborg47 (Wed 07-Nov-12 12:52:09)