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#1 LilysDad ONLINE  

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Posted November 15, 2012 - 07:05 PM

Does anyone have the new Windows? Is it worth the bother to upgrade? Does it give you anything significant?

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Posted November 15, 2012 - 07:46 PM

I have Windows, 18. I previously had Windows, 15. Gained about 1,500 square feet and 2.45 acres. Well worth the price tag to upgrade, imo.




Wait.........what are we talking about?
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Posted November 15, 2012 - 08:32 PM

at work we do not install any MS products until the first service pack is available
there are too many problems that MS has to fix until the first service pack
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Posted November 15, 2012 - 10:00 PM

I have Windows, 18. I previously had Windows, 15. Gained about 1,500 square feet and 2.45 acres. Well worth the price tag to upgrade, imo.




Wait.........what are we talking about?


:bigrofl: Your always trying to be a help aren't you?

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Posted November 15, 2012 - 10:13 PM

Heard it from a friend, who heard it from a teacher....LOL. Did actually hear about Win 8 today. The student I was talking to said a teacher had done some testing and was impressed. I understand it has less overhead than Win 7. I'd agree about waiting for the first service pack. Come to think of it, I had another teacher who was hyped up about getting a new computer Black Friday with Win 8.
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Posted November 16, 2012 - 01:30 AM

I will give up Vista Home Premium when Microsoft pries it from my cold dead hands by no longer supporting it. Hey, I just learned how to get around in Vista from W98 and now I should learn another system to do.... What is it I do again with a computer, "add to favorites", boot off and try to find sub folders I think I created to hold stuff I can't find anymore?:D

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Posted November 16, 2012 - 07:05 AM

I think Microsoft is trying catch up with Apple with Win 8. Microsoft is working on a new tablet computer maybe it will use Win 8. Microsoft is going through a big re-org with the windows group. Steven Sinofsky the windows group boss is no longer with Microsoft.

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Posted November 16, 2012 - 08:04 AM

So! The concensus is a definite maybe, some day?

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Posted November 16, 2012 - 09:08 AM

I was at a local computer repair shop just last week to get a new BIOS battery. He told me NEVER upgrade to WIN 8 if I can avoid it. He said it was way more problems than advantages. I didn't get any specifics, he just said to trust him on it. That's all I can tell you.

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Posted November 16, 2012 - 09:46 AM

If you think about it people don’t really use operating systems; they use applications. This just offers another way to access them.

I think the latest and greatest crowd will likely upgrade to it. As far as I can tell it is only about $40 to upgrade.

I haven't played with it much but it looks like an operating system aimed at touch screen computers and phones.
I'm surprised that Microsoft doesn't offer 2 versions one for desktops and a mouse and the other for portable touchscreen devices ??

On the plus side it appears to boot up quick and doesn't seem to need a lot of memory to operate.
Because it comes installed on the new computers we will need to become familiar with it when the old computer system gets to far out of date and we replace them.

I don't see a great need to upgrade. I like the shorthand "W8" which translates to "wait".

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Posted November 16, 2012 - 11:17 AM

Waiting until the first Service pack comes out is pretty much standard for the IT community. What I tell folks is unless there is some kind of functionality or feature you just absolutely need now to wait because M$ has a history of putting out buggy software and then fixing it. ME and Vista are two examples.

All the OS's are going to the touch screen and portable devices. The mouse and desktop will be part of history before to very long. I think the writing is on the wall the future is the smart phone and tablet.

As far as upgrading we only have one computer with windows on it and that is my wife's and I have told her she either stays with it or upgrades to Linux. I'm not spending $$$ on an upgrade or for applications when I can get them for free.

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Posted November 16, 2012 - 11:22 AM

If everything goes to touch screen, then when I get done milking, I'll have to wash my hands real good, or there will be a fine mess on my display! Guess I should wash my hands anyway huh! :smilewink:

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Posted November 16, 2012 - 11:34 AM

..... I'll have to wash my hands real good, or there will be a fine mess on my display!


I hear that Bag Balm will keep your screen from cracking! :thumbs:
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Posted November 16, 2012 - 03:11 PM

I'd keep asking around about Win 8. Lower overhead means it will be less of a memory hog, which means better performance from your memory, or less need to buy large amounts of memory. If they have truly gone in that direction, that would be a big change for Microsoft.

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Posted November 16, 2012 - 04:01 PM

I reverted back to XP Pro long ago.
Last year got a new notebook for one of the kids and that came with a brand new XP home OS installed,
guess MS finally realized Vista really did suck :D .




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