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Mr. Laz 10-17-2012 10:12 AM

To Win 8 or not Win 8? Preorder Upgrade 8 sale $69.99(w/$30 credit)
 
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by Microsoft
Platform: Windows 8
3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews) |
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  • Upgrade your Windows 7, XP, or Vista PC with Windows 8 Pro
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  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Fat Elvis 10-17-2012 10:55 AM

I'm curious if your traditional touchpads on laptops work well with Windows 8.... Do you get similar functionality with the touchpads as you would if you weren't using a touch screen?

Deberg_1990 10-17-2012 10:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Fat Elvis (Post 9024217)
I'm curious if your traditional touchpads on laptops work well with Windows 8.... Do you get similar functionality with the touchpads as you would if you weren't using a touch screen?

Windows 8 is supposed to be capatible with touchscreen devices and traditional desktops and laptops as well.

Fat Elvis 10-17-2012 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Deberg_1990 (Post 9024224)
Windows 8 is supposed to be capatible with touchscreen devices and traditional desktops and laptops as well.

I'm wondering if you can use gestures (or whatever they are called) on a touchpad like you could on a touchscreen/tablet device.

ZepSinger 10-17-2012 02:37 PM

I will be getting a touchscreen laptop with Win8 next year for sure. Best of both worlds (laptop/tablet)...

Dick Bull 10-17-2012 02:44 PM

I like 7 so I'll probably wait a while.

WV 10-17-2012 02:46 PM

Very tempting deal.

loochy 10-17-2012 02:46 PM

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Mr. Laz 10-17-2012 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by J Diddy (Post 9025134)
I like 7 so I'll probably wait a while.

this problem is that the price is not going any lower, it will go back up after release and stay there unless you get a student type deal.

htismaqe 10-17-2012 05:55 PM

I have been using Windows 8 for a few months now - if you have Windows 7 on a laptop or desktop, don't bother.

Once you strip away the metro UI (which really isn't that cool) there is virtually no difference between 7 and 8.

htismaqe 10-17-2012 05:57 PM

I should also mention that while Windows 8 doesn't currently use the same software delivery architecture that XBox and mobile do, the potential is absolutely there. The CEO of Valve was concerned enough about it that he came out publicly against it.

If you are a gamer, I would at least think carefully before upgrading.

DaveNull 10-17-2012 06:05 PM

How's it do in virtualization? I wouldn't mind dropping it into my home lab, but I'm a little worried about system resources. My iMac is on its last legs waiting for the next upgrade and the current one is a little slim on RAM. Plenty for Win7 for my purposes and definitely XP, but I'm thinking this will require some additional horsepower.

Guru 10-18-2012 06:08 AM

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Originally Posted by htismaqe (Post 9026057)
I have been using Windows 8 for a few months now - if you have Windows 7 on a laptop or desktop, don't bother.

Once you strip away the metro UI (which really isn't that cool) there is virtually no difference between 7 and 8.

The main difference I have been hearing is that Windows 8 is faster than 7.

Since I purchased my new laptop recently, I get Win8 for $15. Don't know if I will install it or not.

Fish 10-18-2012 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Guru (Post 9027268)
The main difference I have been hearing is that Windows 8 is faster than 7.

Since I purchased my new laptop recently, I get Win8 for $15. Don't know if I will install it or not.

It's a little faster in startup and shutdown times. But not so much in general usage like opening apps, copying, and such. I don't really think it's enough to justify the upgrade at the moment.

Saulbadguy 10-18-2012 09:58 AM

The digital download is only $39, without having to use an Amazon promo credit. Why bother with a boxed copy?


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