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Q: Will you upgrade to Windows 8?

  • 13%
    Yes, when it launches

  • 17%
    Yes, when I buy a new PC after Windows 8 launches

  • 44%
    No. I'm sticking with what I've got

  • 18%
    No. My next PC operating system won't be Windows

  • 9%
    Don't know


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PC Advisor

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Will you upgrade to Windows 8? Let us know in our poll.

Poll: Will you upgrade to Windows 8?

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morddwyd

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Having now used the trial version for a while I don't think will.

I have been using it on a touch screen laptop (see my earlier post) and I don't see any marked advantage, or improvement, in the touch screen facility over Win 7.

Maybe when specific software versions are introduced, but at the moment I find touchscreen use perfectly adequate.

Obviously things like the small print at the bottom of this page, for instance, but pinch zoom quickly gets round that.

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Aitchbee

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After about 12 years using the windows operating system I now will be giving linux my fullest attention...for the foreseeable future.

No - I will not be using windows 7 or windows 8.

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wee eddie

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Woolwell: I'm sure that there may be many programs that are superior to Outlook. However, Outlook holds my complete Contacts File, Businesses and People, their Birthdays, Hobbies and important Family Members, as well as Addresses (in several formats) and Telephone Numbers.

Since I no longer run a Restaurant, I have cut the number of Contacts to just short of 500, but I would be loath to have to transfer all that detail to another Program which may prove to be transient anyway.

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SparkyJack

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When I rebuilt this machine last July with a new MoBo and HDD I also ditched Windows in Favour of Ubuntu-

I have not missed it at all except for one thing - iTunes does not work on Linux- though there are alternative music download sites- Apps for my iTouch are so far a nono.

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morddwyd

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Been using it for a while now, and don't particularly like it.

However, I do need (and use) a touchscreen laptop so will persevere for a while to see if it really is optimized fot touch screens as suggested.

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Woolwell

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wee eddie - The iPad can run Word and Excel through Pages and Numbers app and the calendar and mail is just as good as Outlook.

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wee eddie

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Personally, I will wait until there is a Tablet that can run Outlook, Word & Excel. That would be the clincher.

When that arrived, I'd bin my laptop, do my main work on the PC and keep copies of what I need on the Tablet for reference, occasional updates and simple entries.

It would fill the void created when the Psion left us.

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wee eddie

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Maybe I did not phrase my previous posting too well.

FE ~ I can accept that, as you say, W8 will be a perfect Tablet Operating System, but my intended point was this:~ How many Tablets will have sufficient space on their Main Storage Device (in whatever form it eventually takes) to hold a W8 that is able to run a PC as well as a Tablet.

W8's bound to have more GBs than W7 and Tablets are notoriously short of memory.

Maybe, when one installs W8, one will have the option of loading a PC Version or Tablet Version?

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Forum Editor

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"I think that MS would have been better employed in creating a separate Windows for Tablets"

Windows 8 is the perfect tablet operating system. I'm decidedly underwhelmed by it as a desktop OS though - it's Windows 7 for me for the foreseeable future

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wee eddie

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I tend to agree with 'outflow'.

Touchscreens are pointless on a Desktop unless you are shortsighted.

Although there may be spinoffs that become useful over time.

I think that M$ would have been better employed in creating a separate Windows for Tablets, that was compatible with their PC Version but taking 1/3rd the number of GBs.

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outflow

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I tried it and hate the new start menu.

I can see Windows 7 being the new XP in 10 years.

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WightRob

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Still happy with XP on my main PC. Got Vista on a laptop and really don't like it. I keep thinking about upgrading to 7 as it seems to be well liked. Can't really see what 8 can offer as I can't see the point of a touchscreen on a desktop.

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finerty

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no im sticking to linux for moment....

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Joseph Kerr

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It is unlikely but I wondered if I may do the same as Estuary might, so I went with "don't know".

Bit peeved I can't upgrade to Ultimate if I so wish (from Win 7 Home Premium) as I like the remote desktop idea even though I've no solid intention to use it but also just "because" and "why shouldn't I" etc... ;) . I've never taken an upgrade deal but I look forward to seeing what such a deal may look like.

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Estuary

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My answer to this question is probably no . I cannot see any good reason to change from win 7. I am not interested in a touch screen or joining facebook or twitter or sharing anything with anybody! I think that my long burning curiosity about Apple may result in me buying an imac in the future.

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Condom

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Millecent

W7 is the first OS I've had where I have not needed to do a reinstall every year or so to get speed back again. My W7 system has been running since day 1 of its release (almost 18 months) without a single hiccup and as a MS user since the days of MS DOS that is saying something.

W7 is just so good I don't know what W8 can really do to beat it.

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Millicent

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I would love to know if I am one of the last of the few 'stone age' users still very happy with XP. What am I missing?

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Rodrs

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Windows 7 is excellent.

I have zero interest in Windows 8, nor do I want anything to do with touch screen functionality on my ThinkPad.

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Input Overload

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I hate it more & more each time I play around with it actually hoping somehow I can get on with it or at least not loath it ~ I've used each & every version of Windows from 3 onward including 'Millennium' (Yikes)

MS actually did me a great favour with 8 & forced me to take Linux seriously ~ I will not be going back ~ MS has now made it plain Metro is the way forward & I have decided for me no it isn't.

8 simply does not work with a mouse & keyboard (no it doesn't) & sorry Microsoft I don't want a 27"+ touch-screen either - Not in this lifetime nor in any other ~ So no I will not be buying 8, I don't suppose this will affect MS greatly though.

(my daughter loves it at least for now)

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Jameslayer

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Im not planning to upgrade from 7 to 8 as iy doesnt seem to offer anything that I dont get from 7.

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WhiteTruckMan

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But in a lot of cases it's not just an upgrade to win8. Its either a (usually) expensive hardware upgrade, or an entirely new pc. Which puts an entirely different face on the question.

WTM

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Joseph Kerr

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Well, Woolwell, it is an option in the poll so, for these purposes, I'd say it is, yes.

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CurlyWhirly

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I also have no need for a touchscreen and so I'll stick with my current Vista / Windows 7 dual boot O/S !

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Woolwell

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My point is that when you buy a new Pc after W8 comes out then W8 will probably be already installed. Is that an upgrade?

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buteman

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I will go along with rdave13.If the price is right the answer will be yes.

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Joseph Kerr

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Cancel that. Apologies. It makes quite clear what is meant when you look at the poll.

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Joseph Kerr

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I too will interpret "upgrade" as "buy Windows 8 for your current system", and say "no".

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morddwyd

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I'm trying the trial version but can't get it to install!

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rdave13

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If we get the same offer from Microsoft that we did with 7 then yes.

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NORFOLK SPARKY

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I am still on XP and have been told its not worth upgrading my computer to win 7 until I need a new one. Will wait till support for xp stops. Then decide. Am using win 7 at work and like that. Have no need of a touch screen so see no need for win 8

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ams4127

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No.

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algerian petra.

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For goodness sake. I have just gone from XP to windows 7 in the last couple of months.

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canarieslover

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I have been trying to get to grips with it but I have found that I really do not like the Metro desktop so I tend to stick to Win 7 for all my day to day usage. Perhaps if it was my only O.S. then I would make more of an effort but while I have the choice I won't bother. I'm fortunate that my motherboard allows me to select which drive to boot from so I am able to have a clean install on my second hard drive rather than the normal dual boot option. This will at least make it easier to get rid of it if I finally decide that it's a step in the wrong direction.

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Woolwell

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"When I buy a new PC" - is that an upgrade to W8? I regard an upgrade as updating an existing system.

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Matt Egan

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Blackhat - a rogue smart quote instead of a tombstone (a stylised apostrophe, in essence). One of the many pitfalls of running print and online publications from the same office!

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Condom

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I haven't yet tried it as my spare PC is in bits. I have tried the similar phone version which I liked but at the moment my feelings are it is not great for a desktop. I do plan to get a new laptop about the time it comes out and perhaps I will go with Win 8 if I can get a good touchscreen one. I love Win 7 on my desktop and I really think Win 8 would need to be something really special to get me to change right now.

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Woolwell

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The ' has become undefined!

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Blackhat

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What was that all about with the spelling?Screen shot

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