Can you actually tell us what is so bad about Windows 8 compared to Windows 7?
Probably just the start screen again is it? So instead of lumping a new start screen you would rather move OS to something totally different (and rubbish) instead? Interesting!
OS X is not rubbish, it is a pretty good OS, I use it a lot when I am at a friends place and she swears by it, but then she have a 5 apples so she would.
The start screen have put me off I must admit, it looks like something been designed by fisher price. things that was just a click away on windows 7 is now more than a click away.
when I start a computer I want it to start in the place where I am going to work, I am not going to work on the start screen, i will be working on a desktop.
Even apple is not that stupid they are going to change the whole Os and make it completely different on start up.
I'm sorry Adrian but to put it bluntly you haven't actually given a proper reason as to why Windows 8 is so bad, I know you are passionate about your privacy etc (as am I) but surely on that ground you would praise Microsoft for allowing you to use Windows without a live ID!
Ms did not really have much of a choice but to allow people to use windows without a live ID, can you imagine what would have happened if they did not? anyway, no point in a live Id if the computer is not on the net.
Windows 8 does seems to be fluid and smooth and run faster, I am not denying that, but once you get a load of software on it, then it is no difference.
you either like a Os or you don't, I did not like vista, yet apart from a few problems I liked windows ME, but went back to 98 as ME was too unstable.
Oh yes, I also don't like the ribbon in windows 8.
Desktop machine now powered by windows 7 pro 64bit , laptop by ubuntu
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