Originally posted by: HoneyBadger84 I commented that way because personally Win8 has nothing I want and downsides I strongly dislike, including the performance hit and the extra ram usage.
For me Windows 7 is better in every aspect. But I'm also one of the few people that loved Windows Vista (I was of course using Ultimate 64-bit there too). I dispised XP. I've been running 7 since shortly after its release and having seen everything 8 has to offer, I don't get why anyone would upgrade to it from 7 specifically. Especially on a laptop. Given all the issues laptops can have with drivers not working in a new OS, the risk/reward line on updating a laptop to a new OS isn't worth it most of the time imo.
Yes, it sure is of everyone's personal taste, isn't it ?
But for me and other users, and after i made all the necessary testing and comparisons, the latest os is lighter and handles hardware and software resources better.
I exclude the metro app start menu which, as much as i personally love the concept (not necessarily the execution of the idea), it draws unnecessary gpu power and is not always driver-friendly.
But that is just me.
My own personal experience.
What i really don't get, and i speak in general, is people who have not even touched the newer os, start making all kinds of silly complaints and arguments without personal feedback.
And they may as well be the same people that did exactly the same with xp, vista and w7.
And yes, i had an incompatible belkin wifi stick driver for 2 months after windows 8 was released to the public.
Did it stop me from using it ? No. It took me less than 5 min to find an excellent temporary, one-time effort, workaround on the internet to get my wifi drivers functional (i had a spare ethernet cable, though that's not the point).
The same company, belkin, was 3 months late to post online a functional driver for the same usb wifi stick in windows 7 launch time !!!
How was that a microsoft os issue ?
I can give similar examples and make a good debate, but that would not be the point.
Point is, the microsoft tech guys know what they are doing, they knew even with the abomination that people know as windows vista (i NEVER had a single problem related explicitely to that os, apart from being a heavy os to work with).
Point is that there is a pattern that repeats itself and, possibly, on the same users, on the os market. And i do not talk about the ones who exalt mac machines (not pc, lol).
My opinion, microsoft keeps enhancing the windows os experience. So there is really no need to stick with a particular os just because we are used to it.
Surely not because the start menu is missing from my down left side of screen..............
The choice is free and the choice is ours, unless we limit our view.....
Thanks for reading.
p.s. yea, it is probably a good idea for the average laptop user to stick with windows 7.
There i admit it.
gigabyte X58A-UD3R rev.2, core i7 975 3.9ghz (stock voltage), windows 8.1 64-bit, corsair 12gb DDR3 1600mhz 7-7-7-20 RAM, xfx HD 5970 + gigabyte HD 5970 (stock clocks), coolermaster ultimate 900w PSU.
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