Win8 vs Win7

Started Jun 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
dradam Senior Member • Posts: 2,819
Re: Win8 vs Win7

1w12q312qw1 wrote:

walkaround wrote:

1w12q312qw1 wrote:

So what's the point of switching? Boot-up is a second or two faster?

No, bootup is minutes faster on some systems. Shutdown is similarly improved. My Lenovo laptop with hard drive acts like it is an "instant on" flash drive pc.

I've got an OC'd PC and SSDs, don't need anything faster, although others may.

No one in all of these threads has made a compelling case to switch.

If speed, stability, efficiency, security, and customization are not important to you, then don't switch. Why do we have to compell you?

I have all of that with Windows7, whether you believe me or not doesn't matter to me.

Then stick with Windows 7.  Whether you upgrade or not means nothing to anyone here.  Though, one wonders why you spend so much time talking about a product you neither want nor actually use.

The only benefit I see is if your basic computing needs are "social" or "entertainment" websites, then W8 is right up your alley and MS knows this and is trying to capture this seemingly infinite block of people.

This "facebook" argument makes no sense to me. There is no evidence to justify that statement. Please provide your proof. I think the idea that Win8 turns your pc into some kind of social media terminal is being propogated by competitors, it's completely absurd.

It's obvious to me and many others that MS MUST target this group of people to remain a prominent player. When I see my children and grandchildren with their handheld "touchscreen" devices and their social and entertainment choices, I clearly see MS's strategy.

Windows7 is optimal for content producers and Windows8 is optimal for content consumers. Some people in this thread are terribly offended by that assessment

Well, as usual in these Win7 vs Win8 arguments, the Win8 haters usually end up resorting to "I'm a scientist" or some kind of bragging about their tech credentials and their need for Windows to remain static in its 1995 interface paradigm for the next 50 years, and anyone who uses Win8 is a kid who just wants to be on Faceplant all day long... sad. If you were so tech savvy, you could figure out in about 15 minutes that Win8 is all of Win7 plus new improvements.

It's even sadder that all of the tech "dummies" that forum here on dpreview can't be persuaded by any of the arguments for W8. And as you have clearly pointed out in your post, they are simply "idiots" and "haters". After all, even those of us who do not have sterling tech credentials probably have thousands and thousands of dollars invested in D-SLRs and computers and numerous other digital devices, so that probably explains WHY we cannot comprehend the "new improvements" in W8. I've played around with it on my grandson's Acer, and, speaking as a certified, non-tech-savvy idiot, it just plain sucks.

So, your experience with Windows 8 comes from "spending a couple minutes with it on your grandson's computer"?  Yeah, you don't fit the stereotype at all.

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