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  1. [H]@RD5TUFF

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    Pretty simple question are you going to "upgrade" to Windows 8, or are you sticking with Windows 7, or like myself are you going to another OS all together and only keeping Windows for gaming and Quicken?

    Personally if I have to re-learn Windows in Windows 8, I'd just as soon learn a new OS all together. I would rather learn more about Linux, and keep Windows 7 for the majority of gaming, and help develop steam and games on the linux platform, than put up with the frustrations of Windows 8.


    How about you ?
  2. eidairaman1

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    Sticking to Windows 7 till MS finally wises up. Going to dabble in Linux a lil more
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  3. [H]@RD5TUFF

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    I highly encourage people to try Linux, as Steam is now in Beta on it, and should go lauch in a few months. The more people on the platform the less reason devs have to develop for Windows exclusively.
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    Also with the advent of software such as play on linux and whine, a lot of the newer games do run on linux fairly well.
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    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    already run linux oin my laptop im sticking with 7 because windows 8 looks like a virtual lego set. finding an app is just another game of chess.
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    TheMailMan78 Banstick Dummy

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    I'm going Windows 8 when I upgrade my Adobe suit later this year. Right now I dunno how well CS5 works with Windows 8.
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    They will not wisen up.
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Its "wine" and while some games play well the vast majority does not. You think some old games are tricky to get going in windows wait until you've tried it with linux.
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    Staying on 7. I think Metro, or whatever they call it these days, is great for phones and tablets, not for Desktop/Laptop. There's not enough performance increase in 8 to justify an upgrade from 7, either.
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    SEVEN, stickin' to it.
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    Sticking to 7. Microsoft can keep their metro bullshit to themselves.
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    There is nothing new or special to re-learn in W8. Overall structure is pretty much the same.

    I have Windows and Linux installed. Nothing stops me from having both OS
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    This. It's all generally the same, or better, when you really get down to it. Metro does kind of blow and I am as much a "desktop enthusiast" as anyone here but I still feel people are overreacting about the UI. Especially considering all the other under-the-hood inprovements that can and will benefit desktop PCs.

    As for Linux, I use it...but not 'on the desktop' and I really don't see that changing, Steam or not. Still can't play the games I really want to day-to-day except on Windows.
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    I've tried 8 and while startup was nice I didn't see a good reason to switch. Gaming performance was a tad worse in reviews I saw. I still have it on my SSD but not using it for now.

    will see how it goes.
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    You should try play on linux, it works with wine, and has a pretty broad support list.

    I disagree, to me it's quite different, and to me there is no real reason for the changes, also I really dislike Metro.
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    What is different? Windows explorer has the same file management which can be executed the same way which it could be done since Windows 95. It has no tiles and stuff. Control panel has a few new icons but the rest is the same. Everything can be navigated by mouse like before, touch screen is not mandatory at all.

    As for Metro apps don't use them if you don't like them. IE, Firefox, and Chrome under Windows 8 has Metro and regular versions. Nothing is forced.

    W8 actually has a good list of changes. New checkdisk, refresh and reset and other good stuff. It takes less space and it's more optimized.
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    I got lucky and Windows bit the dust a week or two ago. So I'm going to linux.
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    Staying with 7 and I'm going to try out Mint 13 Cinnamon once I reformat my test drive and put it on it.
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    You can try out the vast majority of features through VM, no need to reformat.
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    Nah its ok I use my 250GB HD to try out new stuff it currently has nothing on it, but I still like to reformat it.
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    Just figured I'd let you know, hell using WUBI you can install Linux inside windows if you want.
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    Staying with 7, would love to use Linux but the programs I use are forcing me to stay with windows.
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    Server 2012 perhaps. And 7. Windows 8 if I get that free to this year, but only as a dual boot until I learn to love it, or just use it for data recovery and other serious issues.
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