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Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Mark Holtz, May 31, 2012.
Word. I usually skip a version of Windows anyway.
Really no reason to get rid of XP yet. Extended support runs through April 2014.
I don't think for a home user, it's as big of a deal to go with 7. I personally dont see a reason to be using XP in 2014 if the system supports it.
They may never have rolled it out, but how many still paid for EA? I don't think Microsoft really minded if a company paid for EA and didn't upgrade.
What's EA? At my job, I'm responsible for the EA app but it stands for Engineering Analysis .
An Enterprise Agreement. The relevant component is Software Assurance.
Ah, yes, you are correct then -- our company does have an EA with microsoft & we *could* have upgraded to Vista if we had wanted to.
I installed Classic Shell in Windows 8 from SourceForge and works great as a start menu...I've been using it in Windows 7 since the beginning...
I have been playing with the release preview and by far my biggest gripe is how it is a pain to close the metro apps.
If you open IE (for example), the only way to close it afaik is:
#1 use task manager
#2 move the mouse to the upper right corner, get the app list, right click on the app in question and click close or
#3 within IE, click on top bar, drag it down to the bottom of the screen and it will close it.
what a pain and most users will just leave all these apps open in the background.
Since the entire os is goingto be designed around touch functionality. It seems the methods in place are efficent enough compared to existing touch based machines on the market.
After looking at all the machines announced at computex. it's going to be a fun fall season for all pc & tablet companies.
Overall the OS is smooth and easy to use just like Win 7. Switchng back and forth from the regular desktop screen to the metro on a traditional pc (desktop or laptop) is fluid enough but will take some getting used to for people who do not like change. Also having the ability to download applications and software from a single location or links to download locations is much better than having to hunt through the internet. Only thing would be most companies at computex should tablet/laptop form factors and all-in-one pcs as well. Seems like wireless connections will be the way to go or usb hubs will make a comeback (I have 8 usb connections to my desktop).
Touch won't work in the office. I sit way too far from my monitor for a touch UI to work.
I also see some serious issues for people with certain disabilities - my late father, for example, who had Parkinsons, but loved working on his PC until the week he passed.
They must know it's not being well received.
And Apple, land of overpriced (hardware) offers upgrades cheap as well. It's about time. Great deal for XP users, but it doesn't mean much. An XP user won't go to 8. Nor will many others of course.
Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99
Hmmmm..... I'll need to get the specs to upgrade my mother's machine to Windows 8.
What OS is she on now? I've had to give my mother a deadline to move from XP to 7. She'll likely be on that until 2019 if she can help it and I make her upgrade to something else. I told her she had to go to 7 by Christmas 2013. Windows 8 would be too big of a change.
She is on a Windows XP system. It has plenty of memory, but I need to verify if the processor meets the standards (it's a AMD).
The "Pro" feature I would use is being able to run a remote desktop host.
So to upgrade my Win 7 Home Premium machines to Win 7 Pro, I'm looking at $100.
To upgrade them from Win 8 pro, I'm looking at $40.
Ya think MS wants people to go to 8?
How old is the machine
Most AMD processors from the last 5 - 6 years will handle Win 8 fine. I have one from 2007 and installed the preview on it.
To me, the biggest issues with Windows 8 isn't if the hardware can run it, it's if it's worth it for the user.
How will they handle Metro? Is there anything to be gained by upgrading to 8 as opposed to installing or keeping 7?
A lot of people still use XP though dwindling in number as old hardware fails, it does provide most of what Win 7 does internet access, use for everyday computing and easy for anyone to use.
Why does anyone upgrade, because it's human nature, they want the newest thing in town or something better, which Win 8 provides a partial new look and interface, new devices (tablet/laptop hybrids). We did not need Windows Vista, Windows 7 but as human beings but our curious nature will never let us advancing.
So is it worth the upgrade?
That will have to be answered by each individual person. One thing is that is guaranteed, it will be different as time goes on from previous versions of Windows.