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Is windows 8/8.1 worth it?

#1Dirk85UKPosted 11/19/2013 6:17:58 AM
Is it worth going from windows 7 to windows 8?
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#2r7gerrabbitPosted 11/19/2013 6:22:38 AM(edited)
Back when Windows 8 first came out and you could buy it for $15 it would be yes. They had massive deals for everyone.

Now that it's regularly priced it's not worth the upgrade. Windows 8 is flat out better than Windows 7, but at the same time it's not worth the $100 to switch.
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#3halomonkey1_3_5Posted 11/19/2013 6:24:05 AM
r7gerrabbit posted...
Windows 8 is flat out better than Windows 7, but at the same time it's not worth the $100 to switch.


This
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#4Fade2black001Posted 11/19/2013 6:25:46 AM
r7gerrabbit posted...
Back when Windows 8 first came out and you could buy it for $15 it would be yes. They had massive deals for everyone.

Now that it's regularly priced it's not worth the upgrade. Windows 8 is flat out better than Windows 7, but at the same time it's not worth the $100 to switch.


Except Windows had to make the the interface horrible as hell and change the names of things making it harder for one to find crap. Bravo MS! Lets confuse the hell out of our costumers/users. Just brilliant I say.
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#5r7gerrabbitPosted 11/19/2013 6:28:24 AM
Fade2black001 posted...
r7gerrabbit posted...
Back when Windows 8 first came out and you could buy it for $15 it would be yes. They had massive deals for everyone.

Now that it's regularly priced it's not worth the upgrade. Windows 8 is flat out better than Windows 7, but at the same time it's not worth the $100 to switch.


Except Windows had to make the the interface horrible as hell and change the names of things making it harder for one to find crap. Bravo MS! Lets confuse the hell out of our costumers/users. Just brilliant I say.


All I read is "WAHHHHH I DON'T LIKE CHANGE!!!!"
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#6FeatherwindPosted 11/19/2013 6:31:14 AM
r7gerrabbit posted...
Fade2black001 posted...
r7gerrabbit posted...
Back when Windows 8 first came out and you could buy it for $15 it would be yes. They had massive deals for everyone.

Now that it's regularly priced it's not worth the upgrade. Windows 8 is flat out better than Windows 7, but at the same time it's not worth the $100 to switch.


Except Windows had to make the the interface horrible as hell and change the names of things making it harder for one to find crap. Bravo MS! Lets confuse the hell out of our costumers/users. Just brilliant I say.


All I read is "WAHHHHH I DON'T LIKE CHANGE!!!!"


Why would people like change and what liking or not liking change has to do with the interface being horrible and renamings being confusing?
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#7KabtheMentatPosted 11/19/2013 6:57:20 AM
I don't think people would've minded the change if it was functionally better. It really isn't.

Change for the sake of change isn't something to strive for.
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#8Sidewinder1386Posted 11/19/2013 7:09:24 AM
It is functionally better.
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#9El_ZaggyPosted 11/19/2013 7:12:49 AM
whats wrong with windows 7 ?
Do you have a real reason to change the OS ? Like a functionnality you really need ?
Windows 8 have nothing over 7 really.
#10Dirk85UK(Topic Creator)Posted 11/19/2013 9:48:32 AM
El_Zaggy posted...
whats wrong with windows 7 ?
Do you have a real reason to change the OS ? Like a functionnality you really need ?
Windows 8 have nothing over 7 really.


I heard games like Battlefield 4 have a performance advantage while running on windows 8. Faster OS boot times. There's also a windows 8 exclusive game - Halo Spartan Assault.
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