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Windows 7 or Windows 8?

deomegus wrote:
I'm in the market for a new laptop. Really don't want to spend more than $600 or so. I'm leaning more toward 7 because i"m afraid of how limited 8 might be. I know it will allow you to use it like a normal PC with a desktop and start menu like 7 and not have to use the tiles. But maybe I'm missing some grand point about 8? 7 just seams more versatile. Thoughts??

And no...apple is out of the question.
I'm way behind in the windows tech. But I'm sure with windows 8 you will have all that is overed with widows 8. And with abit of tinkering with the setting I'm sure you could have it so it's like 7 with the perks of 8 too.....but like I said I don't have them lol. I'm just going off the older generation :lol:

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  • snowyriver32
    1528 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    We need more choices.
    Windows vista made me go apple and i've never looked back since :-)
  • subii42
    2737 posts
    edited December 2013
    Windows 8 is horrible

    I have 7 on my laptop by far the best

    My gf wants me to put 7 on hers as she has 8 but not got round to it
  • mpwarner
    2971 posts
    edited December 2013
    8 is terrible. Most recent update caused drivers not to work, making month old laptops useless. Office is clunky and less intuitive than before.
    Tbh im looking to get a new laptop middle of next year. My plan is a MacBook running windows 7 and mac in parallel so I can still use windows while I master using a mac
  • snowyriver32
    1528 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    mpwarner wrote:
    8 is terrible. Most recent update caused drivers not to work, making month old laptops useless. Office is clunky and less intuitive than before.
    Tbh im looking to get a new laptop middle of next year. My plan is a MacBook running windows 7 and mac in parallel so I can still use windows while I master using a mac

    I was hoping that 8 would be better than 7 but reading the thread doesn't give much hope.

    I did hear that they are making office internet based and on a subscription instead of just buying it once.
    Thats why I'm staying with office 2007 mac.

    I do have a windows partition and i use bootcamp to swap back and forth but I really haven't done anything with it for almost a year. I have windows 7 on that partition.
  • MissGrafin
    806 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    I also prefer Vista, but if those are your only options... Linux :p
  • datasurgeon
    1878 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    I Have both; You can go to desktop on Windows 8 and it functions like Windows 7. If you can not get a touch screen, Windows 8 will never seem right.
  • MaxxSpider
    5465 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    Windows 8 has no start button
  • zicoboo
    354 posts
    edited December 2013
    I have windows 8 and I hate it. I'm slowly getting used to it, but I would have preferred windows 7
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