Originally posted by Mr Moopsy:Interesting.I should mention I was wrong earlier. I have windows 7 ultimate, not pro.I dont know if that makes a difference in peoples opinion in whether or not to upgrade.
Originally posted by Azza ☠:Win 8 will be Microsofts most shortest lived OS yet... they are dumping it, but might even offer FREE or DISCOUNTED upgrades to those on it to get to Win 9.
Originally posted by Azza ☠:Ugh NO! They couldn't even giveaway Win 8 for FREE (and they have tried 7 times so far). The latest giveaway is to Window Phone users and hardware supporters.Microsoft can't sell Windows 8, so it's giving it away...They "mistakenly" gave pirates unlimited legal full versions (lifetime).They "mistakenly" gave all trial version users a way to upgrade to full legal copy for FREE (lifetime) from their own servers.They offered Win 7 users some FREE upgrades to it.Some of the latest giveaway for it:Search your school (if listed) and get FREE Windows 8.1 Pro.Search for Windows 8.1 with BING (it's a freebee version offically provide by Microsoft but with adware in it), but it costs you an entire $0 (for hardware supporters)!Get Windows 8 from multiple charities and donations done by Microsoft.Manufacturers will be charged only $15 to license Windows 8.1 on preinstalled small devices.However Win 8 < Win 7, it's a cheaper cross-platform OS for Touch Screen, Windows Phone and XBone, etc... not even designed for PC. With an inbuild micro-transaction store to charge you to get more features. Even after all of that, the market share of Win 8 still remains at an all time low of 10%, the same as Win Vista (but on top of that, most of them wheren't even purchased). Win 7 is approx 47%. Win XP is approx 25%.Stick with Win 7 or at least wait till Win 9. There will be a discontinue of Win 8.2 and Win 9 will end up as it's replacement. A fixed up version of Win 8 with Desktop Mode re-introduced.Performance gain in Win 8:Faster boot time (due to having less background services - disable some in Win 7 and/or use SSD cache for even faster 1-5 sec boot and shutdown)1-3 FPS faster gaming, umm okay, really... What difference will that do when I'm already running at 60 fps+. Just get a better graphics card, such as the Nvidia GTX 780. Then wait for DirectX 12 (oh wait, they will only native support that on Win 9 - but backwards part support on Win 7 and 8).Win 8 will be Microsofts most shortest lived OS yet... they are dumping it, but might even offer FREE or DISCOUNTED upgrades to those on it to get to Win 9.
Originally posted by blackwater:If your objective was to make me not like microsoft/win8 after that post then it didn't work