I loved the pre-release of windows 8, but I found it quite hard and annoying to use on a regular desktop (no touch screen). Are there any significant differences between Win8 Pro and the pre-release? If so, what are they?
Answer by DJ Scooby Doo · Nov 06, 2012 at 02:27 PM
It is. This is all up to you though. If you're comfortable with 7, stay with it. If you want the latest and greatest, come on up to 8. 8 is a really good OS, you could get used to it really quickly. However, Windows 7 is the best OS since XP, so most will stay with 7 because they're scared of the "Win, fail, win, fail combination" Microsoft's been heading in.
Answer by Mitte · Oct 26, 2012 at 04:29 AM
Their might be a difference, but you probably won't notice it.
What you can do is buy a trackpad with multitouch support for your pc. Their not that cheap at the moment (logitech asks about $70), but it may improve your experience.
Answer by mrgeekgnome · Nov 06, 2012 at 02:21 PM
I switched from Windows 7 to Windows 8 and to be honesty with you, it's a solid and very fast OS, but I just don't like the new start menu too much (it's a cool idea and all, and i'm sure I could get used to it.) but I don't want to have to install Start8 which pretty much brings back the start menu to Windows 8. But it's your choice, just be sure that all your drivers are compatible! I switched back to Windows 7 due to incompatibility with my video card. Hope this helps! :)
Answer by ryebread761 · Nov 06, 2012 at 10:00 PM
I would say Windows 8 is a no go. I'm primarily an apple user, but have used the pre-release like you and didn't like much of it. The thing that ticks me is that they are closing down windows and making it less open.
Answer by bjorn notten · Nov 26, 2012 at 03:24 PM
I upgraded to windows 8 and I can tell you, I find it an awesome new OS. Especcialy if you have a touchscreen. I just use it on a regular desktop, but I plan on buying a new touchscreen to get the full "modern UI" experience!
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