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Posted by:

Dwight
28 Sep 2012

When is "now"?
I bought a win 7 computer about 2 months ago. Will I be eligible for the 14.99 upgrade?
Thanks

Posted by:

robert k
28 Sep 2012

Intel's CEO Says Windows 8 Is Full Of Bugs:

http://www.businessinsider.com/intel-ceo-windows-8-isnt-ready-yet-2012-9

Posted by:

Harold P. Morgan
28 Sep 2012

Gee. I thought I had my mind made up and have been waiting to purchase a tablet until Win 8 came out. I thought my apps on my Win 7 PC's would cross over and work on the tablet. Now you've got me scared.

The only certainty....is, after my experience with my wife's iPads and her iPhone.....I'll never personally own an Apple product.

Believe I'll be cautious and wait a couple of months before I do anything. May just stick with Win 7 on our 2 laptops and my desktop and then go with Win 8 just on the tablet....if & when I buy one.

Love your newsletters....by the way.

Posted by:

Tom
28 Sep 2012

Me? I have WIN7 Ultimate and am not the kind of person who always needs the latest/greatest, so will be sticking with what I have for a while.

(Still have XP running on another pc, so you see just where I'm coming from!)

Posted by:

Bruce
28 Sep 2012

Windows 8 nice idea;great pricing structure. I am waiting until the first service pack or thereafter since Windows 7 and I got along just fine.

Posted by:

Pilgrimm
28 Sep 2012

I'm a retired mechanical engineer, and been using the PC in both Apple and MS forms since 1981, when I started selling them as an adjunct to a statistical analysis system for precision measurement. Right now, I'm feeling as though those people at microsoft are trying to tell me that I should drop everything, and go out to buy a new tablet computer, and start everything all over again. New Hardware, new software, etc., etc. I have news for Ole Steve Ballmer..... Ain't gonna happen! If I can't figure out how to use what equipment I have with this new software, then I'll start all over again... this time with Apple. So damn smart.......

Posted by:

ManoaHii
28 Sep 2012

I really hope that the bare metal version comes out at that $70 price. But that seems a bit odd, especially if you are going the upgrade route and opt for the DVD, it's the same $70.

Posted by:

Risden Hill
28 Sep 2012

One of the authors of a "...For Dummies" series has strongly recommended that I stay with Windows 7 and forget about Windows 8--unless I have a tablet! I second the comments made by Pilgrimm above.

Posted by:

Kathleen
28 Sep 2012

I plan to buy it cheap and wait to install til I can install the 1st service pack the same day.

Posted by:

Nancy
28 Sep 2012

I wonder if some day in the future Microsoft might hire a genius who will ask "Gee, I wonder what the customers WANT?" Even if I had a touchscreen, I can't imagine constantly leaning across my desk all day to use it like a hand-held instrument. I certainly have reservations about Windows 8, and I hope this doesn't become another Microsoft mistake. I'll be sticking with Windows 7 for the forseeable future.

Posted by:

cityboy1961
28 Sep 2012

It kills me to here so much bad talk about Microsoft i for one Microsoft is all i run for years and never had a problem. Internet explorer is the only browser i use and i will be upgrading to win.8 because if you cant take a Chance for $14.99 just to see what it is well i don't know what to say.Oh yea Mac is to high on their laptops just to do what i do on it for my business.

Posted by:

LWMcQ
28 Sep 2012

I really don't understand the push towards touchscreen interface. If you are using a home computer, who wants to sit close enough to the monitor to touch it all the time and who wants to go through all that wasted motion when a mouse is much easier and more efficient to use?

Posted by:

John
28 Sep 2012

I'm happy with Windows 7, and see no advantage in switching to Windows 8:what does it do that W7 doesn't, except respond to touchscreens which I don't have?

Posted by:

hammondmike
28 Sep 2012

Is anyone working on Operating Systems to allow us to replace Microsoft, Apple, and Linux? I would be more than happy to dump all my paid-for applications for Windows for another GUI-type Operating System. All distributions of Linux are not true GUI systems because they require command-line interfaces for various functions. The last time I used DOS/command-line instructions was in 1994, and I have no intention of going back, which is why I will not use Linux.

Posted by:

Rich
28 Sep 2012

I want to talk to the poor sap/character who will put this on a system sporting a 1 GHz. processor. Pentium III anyone?

Posted by:

bb
28 Sep 2012

The big question: Can I buy a copy of Windows 8 to "upgrade" Vista and then use the downgrade rights of W8 to install a copy of Windows 7 on that same PC? Or, is downgrade rights *only* given to OEM copies of W8 preinstalled on purchased PCs?

I would gladly pay (and advise all to pay) $40 to upgrade every *&^%! copy of Vista to Windows 7. At the current $120 cost of W7 Home Premium, no. $120 is more that most of those old Vista PCs are worth.

Posted by:

Ron
29 Sep 2012

Can and will Win8 setup your computer to run both Win 7 & 8 with dual boot? Thats the only way I will give Win8 a shot on my computer. Do you plan on doing a article on how to do this?

Thanks for a great newsletter

Posted by:

Grump3
29 Sep 2012

No Thanks, I'll give this GUI a miss.
I'm quite happy to use (& constantly clean)a touch screen OS when on my Android tablet but there's no way I want that experience on any of my large screen desktops (or even my laptop).
My arms aren't nearly long enough, lol.

Posted by:

Savile Burdett
29 Sep 2012

I have my instruction? a lap top which is connected to a larger screen. One day the image stopped showing on the large screen. The communication is still ok, sometimes I can persuade the background picture to show. I can click on screen 2 (when in display) and make it "actve" but that reverts to inactive when I click on any other button which seems sensible or possible. How can I make it remeber

Posted by:

John B
29 Sep 2012

Having used windows 8 for several months now I can sum up my experience of it quite succinctly, its crap.
Do yourselves a favour buy Windows 7 and completely forget about windows 8, wait until Windows9 or at least until microsft come to their senses and realise that the majority of desktop users do not want or need the clunky Fisher Price touchy feely non intuituve screen interface.
I have tried to like windows 8 but I have never shouted at a computer as much since the days of Dos 4. Try the windows 8 download whilst it is still available and you might understand how infuriating it is. Do not wait until you have to pay out your hard earned cash to have the experience. There are lots of other reasons why I don't like windows 8 but this would just turn into a rant.

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