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Strommer
03-06-2011, 12:04 PM
Latest news on Win8: PC World article (http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/229254/windows_8_will_be_a_tough_sell_for_businesses.html ) ...and... PC Mag article (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2386339,00.asp)

"Microsoft says Windows 7 users won't need bigger and better hardware to run the freshly unveiled Windows 8. The PC system requirements will be the same if not less than what's needed to run Windows 7, although the new operating system definitely appears tailored for the touch-screen interfaces of tablets."

This CNET article (http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20068347-1/what-windows-8-means-for-laptops/) has some good points, e.g. Why bother to upgrade to Win8 if you don't need the touch screen feature?

Agent_24
03-06-2011, 01:54 PM
As long as there is still a version for normal computers that works just like Windows currently does...

icow
03-06-2011, 02:15 PM
hopefully this isn't a vista repeat. Shouldn't they be focusing on supporting w7 instead of bringing new OS's out faster than COD?

pcuser42
03-06-2011, 03:08 PM
As long as there is still a version for normal computers that works just like Windows currently does...


IIRC you can switch between a touch interface and a Windows 7-like interface.

Gobe1
03-06-2011, 04:17 PM
Would be nice to see Windows 7 last like XP did, guys here at work are sick of upgrading everytime something new comes out

goodiesguy
03-06-2011, 04:34 PM
Would be nice to see Windows 7 last like XP did, guys here at work are sick of upgrading everytime something new comes out

:clap

Windows 7 deserves that at the least, as its a great operating system

Chilling_Silence
03-06-2011, 05:13 PM
What's wrong with upgrading?
Things like your Cellphone can now get an upgrade every 6 -> 12 months, it's an in-place upgrade and for the better part it "just works" (For example iPhone / Android). Granted they're not 100% perfect, but why can't a Windows upgrade be similar? At least in the case of Android / iOS they don't cost for the new version.

FoxyMX
03-06-2011, 05:57 PM
What's wrong with upgrading?

$$$$ !!!!

Some people have more desirable things to spend their money on. :rolleyes:

bot
03-06-2011, 05:59 PM
Would be nice to see Windows 7 last like XP did, guys here at work are sick of upgrading everytime something new comes out

I'll say. If XP can last 10 years then so can 7.


As long as there is still a version for normal computers that works just like Windows currently does...

+1. I don't exactly want a huge version of WP7, plus the ribbon on explorer looks nice. Same with the logon thing and stuff.


What's wrong with upgrading?

x3

pcuser42
03-06-2011, 06:03 PM
What's wrong with upgrading?

x2 :D

wainuitech
03-06-2011, 06:08 PM
I'll say. If XP can last 10 years then so can 7.
Operating systems usually have to keep up with progress - look at the available device these days, compared to when XP first came out, in 10 years -- Who knows what will be available.

If they dont keep up, they get left behind.

I dont see anyone complaining about Ubuntu upgrading the OS roughly every 6 months with a new release :D

bot
03-06-2011, 06:11 PM
Operating systems usually have to keep up with progress - look at the available device these days, compared to when XP first came out, in 10 years -- Who knows what will be available.

If they dont keep up, they get left behind.

I dont see anyone complaining about Ubuntu upgrading the OS roughly every 6 months with a new release :D

Good point.

paulw
03-06-2011, 06:31 PM
Good point.

But Ubuntu isn't used by the masses and corporates so a 6 moth update doesn't worry many people..

Agent_24
03-06-2011, 08:47 PM
Besides, it's only in this latest version they have actually changed anything greatly to do with the GUI - and even then you can still choose to run the older style interface if you wish.

Bobh
03-06-2011, 09:29 PM
Ubuntu and other Linux updates are free. Microsoft operating systems cost the user to update them.

mikebartnz
03-06-2011, 09:54 PM
Who really gives a FF as it is going to be next year before it comes out any way so the world would have moved on since then.

Snorkbox
04-06-2011, 01:07 AM
Why upgrade?

Incentives for some here I guess.

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9217279/Google_to_dump_support_for_Microsoft_s_IE7?source= rss_latest_content&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+computerworld%2Fnews%2Ffeed+% 28Latest+from+Computerworld%29

bot
04-06-2011, 01:15 AM
Why upgrade?

Incentives for some here I guess.

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9217279/Google_to_dump_support_for_Microsoft_s_IE7?source= rss_latest_content&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+computerworld%2Fnews%2Ffeed+% 28Latest+from+Computerworld%29

W7 was released in 2009. I upgraded in January 2011. Probably do the same with W8.

goodiesguy
04-06-2011, 04:11 PM
I didn't get windows 7 till late last year, and i am liking it. I dont wanna upgrade yet, as windows 7 is a great operating system.

zqwerty
04-06-2011, 04:43 PM
http://www.osnews.com/story/24814/Windows_8_The_Legacy-less_Windows_We_ve_Been_Waiting_for

Agent_24
04-06-2011, 06:48 PM
And we get one step closer to "Hollywood OS" ....

Lawrence
04-06-2011, 07:03 PM
A operating system that truly goes cross platform ,but I will wait before upgrading