questionswho is going to get windows 8?

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@holymythos: Windows 7 was infinitely better than Vista.. and surprisingly better than Windows XP

I am always weary though of new O/S from Microsoft though (seems to be hit or miss...)

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@devexityspace: I've heard. I had to get Vista because by the time that I got my laptop when my school one went back they only had Vista and I needed one pronto. Now I'm using it until 8 comes out, then I'll switch.

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I pretty much love everything about Windows 7, plus I would need to buy two copies, so it would have to be an amazing product for me to shell out more money to Microsoft right now.

/Had W7 since day one
//Vista sucked monkey b*#ls
///slashies

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I am using the 8 Developer preview right now. It's a little different but I like it. It is very fast and has some neat features that make it less resource hungry. I'll be upgrading eventually but more than likely when I upgrade to a touch based computer.

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We downloaded it at work yesterday and meh... But then, who knows how much the real thing will be like what we're seeing today.

Eventually, I may have to go to it in order to be able to support it for work (though if it is as unpopular as Vista, then maybe I'll be able to skip it as I did Vista).

Plus, there is always the possibility that I'll want to switch to it.

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Don't forget, this is still in the very early start of the infancy stage.It is not even in the Beta as yet. It probably won't be ready for full public release for another two years at the very least.

Don't even think of downloading it at this point unless you can handle it at the expert level. Too many bugs and quirks.

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I don't plan on it. I bought a copy of Windows 7 several months ago for future use, when I build a new desktop system. I still use Windows 2000 as my daily OS.

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I'm hoping that Microsoft has a sale for students just like the sale they had for Windows 7. $15 for Windows 7 was the best thing I had ever saw.

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@zzzaap: Seconded. I can't wait if they have a deal like that again.

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@zzzaap: yes... for “students”... °looks over shoulder°

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I JUST installed Windows 7 today (Ultimate 64 bit) and it's wonderful. Takes some getting used to but it's nice to have all the drivers installed for you. My only gripe is that Outlook Express (what I use to check my email) is no longer available on Win7 (this was the reason I was still using WinXP until today). I had to upgrade because my memory was lagging and getting used up. I was at my upper limit.

Windows 8 would have to be dramatically better for me to even switch over. :/

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Skip 8... its the even release. Vista was crap, XP was decent, etc. Go back in history and you will see that every OTHER release from Micro$oft is crap, and this is the crap cycle. I just got 7 because of sp1 (always wait for the service pack). Unless you are paid to be a tester, of course, or wish to contribute freely without compensation.... then go for it!

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Maybe when it hits MSDNAA then ill have a few copies to play with :>

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@jaf323: 100% correct you buy every other MS OS... Then your golden...

Luke

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I have never really understood touch based computing for desktops, but if I ever need/have the money for a tablet, I will definitely consider it.

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I'm still on Vista, my laptop came with it... once I got used to it I had no problems, I don't really get the whole "Vista sux" thing. If I buy another computer I'll be using whatever Windows it comes with but I'm not really interested in a touchscreen PC.

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@journeyloaded: If you don't know the problems with Vista, you'd probably love a Mac. ;)

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@clumpymold: Outlook Express was replaced by Windows Live Mail: http://explore.live.com/windows-live-mail

It's free and has the traditional functionality of OL Express.

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@fivemtz: But isn't Windows Live Mail only available if you're online? That's the main reason I don't want an email client. Otherwise, I'd just use Yahoo which allows me to drag and drop. But I want to be able to make folders within folders within folders. Which Yahoo won't allow me to do.

Plus, I don't want to have to create a new account for Windows Live. I found Postbox is very simple and easy to use. Almost identical to Outlook Express. :)

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Have you tried Thunderbird ? Read about it here:

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/features/

I find it allot easier to use than WLM or Hotmail. The past week or so M$ is having problems with the e-mail systems.Each and every time I go to TB it is up and running with no problems at all. I have been using it now for about two years and it has never been down for any reason at all. Not even for a minute.

I have several different mail accounts from different sources and I get my mail from each one separately. Sub folders are no problems at all.

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@computiac:
"I have been using it now for about two years and it has never been down for any reason at all. Not even for a minute."

Thunderbird would never be "down", it is a desktop application, installed on your own computer.

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@computiac: That was actually my first email client I tried. Didn't like it because it had problems transferring my emails/folders. And it looked pretty CPU intense. Postbox was a lot simpler and works great. I also get all the mail from my four emails into one.