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Last week we wanted to hear what kinds of articles you’d like to see more of on MakeUseOf. Your votes and comments were very insightful, and we will definitely take them into account when thinking about MakeUseOf’s content in the future. Insightful as they were, they were also surprising, with two kinds of articles getting the majority of the votes.

Out of 332 votes in total, 37% would like to see more posts showing how to do things, 23% like MakeUseOf Explains posts, 13% would like to see more individual app/website reviews, 10% voted for roundups of apps/websites, 5% would like to see more news and updates, 2.5% like our long journalistic features, 2% voted for more infographics, another 2% want to see interviews, and 1.5% voted for more opinion pieces. Another 5% voted for “other”, and told us more about that in the comments What Kinds Of Articles Would You Like To See More Of On MakeUseOf? [MakeUseOf Poll] What Kinds Of Articles Would You Like To See More Of On MakeUseOf? [MakeUseOf Poll] Last week we asked you how often you usually check your email. It seems that there are no big favorites when it comes to this topic, and all the possible results got a fair amount... Read More .

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This week’s poll question is: Are You Using Windows 8?

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This week was a historical week for Microsoft, with the official release of Windows 8 Microsoft Is NOT Ready To Support Windows 8: A Case In Point Microsoft Is NOT Ready To Support Windows 8: A Case In Point Windows 8 is upon us! Excited, I've installed the shiny new OS and tried to install my first app from the new Store, only to be notified that my "purchase couldn't be completed" (it was... Read More . Although this was the official release for consumers, Microsoft’s operating system has been around for quite a while, and many of us here at MakeUseOf have already installed it, used it, and even written a complete guide about it. But not everyone likes taking chances with a new operating system; some like to take their time, and choose to upgrade when the OS is not brand new. So where do you stand? Are you using Windows 8 already, or are you still waiting? Do you plan to upgrade at all?

If you upgraded, do you like it? If not, why not? And how will you decide weather to do it or not? Share all your Windows 8 opinions in the comments.

  1. Padathara Suresh
    February 17, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Your English needs improvement. You have used " weather" instead of whether!

    • Yaara Lancet
      February 17, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      Ha! So I did. That's a typo, naturally. Thanks for pointing it out, I wish someone had done it sooner, the poll is nearly 4 months old.

  2. Usman Mubashir
    December 28, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Its so fast, even with all softwares installed, I'm so not reverting back to win7

  3. Vivek Bharadwaj
    November 4, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Nope I have Windows 7 on my laptop and I love it. I don't plan to upgrade to Windows 8 at least in the near future.

  4. Eucadio Novelo
    November 3, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    I think i will stick with windows 7. Metro is not for desktops

  5. Peter McFarlane
    November 3, 2012 at 7:33 am

    I've messed around with the evaluation version of Win8 (running in a virtual machine on my dual monitor Win7 desktop PC) for some time now and admit I've found it a bit hard to love. However I reckoned that wasn't a fair test so yesterday I did two things: I bought and installed Win8 Pro (PC now dual boot) and bought a touch sensitive mouse (Logitech T400). Here are my initial findings:
    I found I could move the 'Metro' UI onto the secondary screen leaving the main screen for the conventional desktop. This way the tiles happily updated themselves and I could keep working pretty much as before in the desktop doing all the usual Word/Excel stuff just as before. I have missed the Start button and am resisting the urge to install the utility to put it back, choosing instead to learn the keyboard shortcuts to quickly get to the required Charms option. (On large monitors using a mouse to get to a corners to to something is a time waster.) The touch mouse helps a lot in the 'Metro' UI and I'm now wishing I'd bought the higher spec'd version.
    So for me for now, I'll be booting into Win7 most of the time but come the day I have Win8 on my tablet and smartphone (where I think the UI is excellent) and MS has introduced a way of resizing the UI for large monitors, I'll be switching to Win8. The consistency across all platforms that be the winner.

  6. Ihtisham ul haq haq
    November 3, 2012 at 2:32 am

    Yes I would like to taste the new flavour of windows 8 which would be,as far as i think,ultimately liked by those who want to enjoy microsoft's products. In the era shortcuts to access any program is necessary.

  7. MikeBravo
    November 2, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    "What Should Microsoft Do To Sell Windows 8 To The Masses?"

    Make it work more like Windows 7.

  8. Roystan Ang
    November 2, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Still afraid of getting a new OS now. I will wait until majority of the softwares/drivers support it.

  9. Collin Hoffman
    November 2, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    The only reason I got it was I was able to get a free copy through my college, but I'm glad that I did. You don't normally hear this said about PCs, but most of what I've seen since I installed it yesterday is exactly how a computer should work. The mail and messenger apps, in particular work exactly how I've always thought they should. Unlike most mail clients, Windows 8 mail gives you direct control over what is on the mail server. When you delete a message from the app it deletes it from the server as well. This has always been the reason I stuck with web clients: if I switched to a different computer (and I have two, so this is a frequent occurrence) then I had to figure out each time which emails I had looked at, replied to, and/or deleted. With Windows Mail's direct control of the mail server, I don't have to deal with that anymore, and it's tight integration with the OS alone makes it worthwhile.

    Messenger is another big deal for me. Having never used Messenger before, I don't know how it compares to whatever Windows 7 might have had, but I really like being able to receive messages on Facebook immediately without having to have the site open in my browser. Plus, if I'm not currently looking at the app, it displays an unobtrusive notification that will bring me to the conversation with one click.

    My first impression is that Windows 8 is the best thing to happen to Windows, since, well, Windows. It is worth mentioning that two days ago I believed that Windows 8 was going to be a flop for Microsoft, but now I'm convinced that they really have something special here that may tell Apple that they're no longer the only ones who can make something that just works the way you think it should.

  10. David Lockhart
    November 2, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    I bought the upgrade the day it became available. It took about thirty minutes for me to "learn" the new format. That was just intuitive exploration. After reading the guide that MakeUseOf put out I consider myself competent to help others. This is a no-brainer people. All formats are going to this type of user friendly setup. I put 8 on a laptop and still use the keypad and cursor (which works quite well thank you.) But I can totally see this working on a touch screen. I think the population is indoctrinated enough by android and apple to be able to use 8. So far I haven't found anything I can't do on 8 (caveat...there are always a few programs that have not upgraded when you get a new operating system, but, with that said, I haven't found any yet that worked in 7 that won't work in 8.)

  11. Bernard Sullivan
    November 2, 2012 at 10:45 am

    I have installed Windows 8 on a netbook and have had mixed results with it. First let me get this out of the way- I don't like Metro/Urban/Modern rehashed Zune, but I can see that some would. (I bought my non-tech wife a Windows Phone) The netbook, came with XP, so I was interested in moving up since XP support will be ending. Overall, the desktop experience portion of the install works very well, and is, in all intents, equal to a Window 7 install. (Which I have on another identical Toshiba NB 310) The small screen size and relatively large touchpad on the netbook actually make the Metro?Urban? screen experience somewhat natural. Microsoft, however, has put system requirements on the native apps that prevent their running on a screen & resolution combination typical of a netbook. (It is not a horsepower issue- if I hook up a larger second monitor to the netbook, the apps will run fine) I think MS has missed the boat here- Win 8 would be a fine upgrade for netbooks and would help expand the installed base. They should address this and make some sort of provision to overide the requirement and allow the native app to run. That said, because of that limitation, I use ClassicStart with the netbook, skip the Metro/Urban/Modern completely and boot to the desktop, which runs well on the netbook. The loss of Aero isn't an issue with the netbook, as it never ran well with Aero anyway.
    I have tried Win 8 on a full sized desktop and laptop, and I can only say there is no reason to leave Windows 7 on those platforms. The use of a touchpad for actions on a large laptop or a mouse on a desktop on this operating system are unnatural and sometimes frustrating.

  12. Ranuka Perera
    November 1, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    I am planning to use it because of the nice additions to the file copy view & task Manager. I'll treat Metro as Microsoft treated Flip 3D.

  13. dale geyer
    November 1, 2012 at 2:53 am

    I love the windows 8 for the simplicity of typing on your windows 8 desktop what you are searching for and the results are on the desktop and all Ihave to do is click on the program.

  14. Eserpess der
    October 31, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    I would love more posts on how things work...There is so much information on the internet but I still find it hard to get well formed, interesting and truthful answers from the questions that I ask. I thank you so much makeuseof for all of those posts and articles that have helped me through my IT class at school. It would be so awesome if they keep coming.

  15. Charles Yost
    October 31, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    I just installed Windows 7 on my laptop and PC. I got a good price for it since I work at a college. I am a bit interested in the Windows 8, especially the touch screen aspect. Of course, I really haven't tried any other OS except Mac OS. Any suggestions on what other OS's I should try?

  16. Adam Daniel
    October 30, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    I really like how my boot time is noticeably faster and that I can quickly multi-task with various apps using the pull-down feature (move your mouse to the top of the screen until the mouse icon turns into a 'hand', then drag down which opens a multi-tasking screen where you can place two different apps side-by-side) and just even with the 'windows' key.

  17. r2r
    October 30, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    what a waste of time, no search in app store, frustrating ...

  18. Nikhil Chandak
    October 30, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    I have heard all different news about Windows 8. Some say they are bad , some say they are amazing . I have not buyed Windows 8 till yet . But thinking of upgrading my Windows version . On makeuseof , there they have also said that Microsoft is not ready to support Windows 8 .But on MUO only , they have said many reasons to upgrade ur computer to Windows 8 . But , from its reviews and features it seems to be that Windows 8 is very good and has and has a different style to show us the its thingssuch as the startbar and so on.. They have also released their Windows 8 tablet .The tablet has also got to famous all over the world , but not less has got Windows 8 version . I have got a look of Windows 8 , in my email account which is made in Outlook (the upgraded version of Hotmail).From the view of Outlook , for me , i think Windows 8 is gonna be super hit all over the world .....
    Now , I think to buy a tablet of Windows 8 or upgrade my Windows 7 version to Windows 8 .....
    But , Windows 8 features are amazing !!

  19. Boni Oloff
    October 30, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    For a long time, I try to ignore the new Windows 8 because i have read some bad word about it. And even though I really excited about Macbook these days.
    But I cannot say i wont use it, i really gonna try it, the new Windows, because it will be a great update. Everybody said it is has bad interface, but how we can say. Looks like migrating from Console Desktop (DOS) to a GUI OS also make frustating for some people because nobody use mouse that day. And i think now will be the same, some people may say Metro GUI is a bad idea and a little frustating, because not many people using touchscreen these days.

    So my conclusion is, i am gonna try it for sure. And i am still downloading it :)

  20. Ankur
    October 30, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Using it and liking it

  21. Alae Hatoum
    October 30, 2012 at 8:20 am

    At the moment I don't plan to , I use my laptop and PC primarily for work and it feels like this is more touch oriented so it won't work for me I guess specially with news that it might not support DVD out of the box ... Maybe on a tablet I will but I guess I will end up using an android based tablet if I do get one

  22. Rahul
    October 30, 2012 at 5:54 am

    I have already downloaded windows 8...will do upgrade in few days...i will evaluate the metro UI for few days..if it's bad then will simply install classic shell for windows boot directly to desktop

  23. Yang Yang Li
    October 29, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Considering Windows 8 is a one way upgrade and warrantied my computer, I will wait! I will consider getting an Windows 8 tablet though.

  24. Patrick Balingit
    October 29, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    I got Windows 8 for $14.99. I figured what the heck so I got it and downloaded it for a couple of hours(College Dorm internet was less than 0.5mb/secs. I really like the modern UI or what they used to call the Metro UI. The simplicilty of the tiles made it seem easy to me as I got used to it as I own a Xbox that uses a similar tile system. I am still adjusting to a desktop without the traditional Windows Start Button. But the multitasking gestures made it seem like it was faster to switch between apps. Keep in mind although I liked the speed of Windows 8. I found a 5 second faster boot up time. I am dual-booting Win7 and Win 8 with separate paritions. Its a learning curve to adjust to Windows 8. I do like it for the price I got it for.

  25. Greg
    October 29, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    I much prefer Linux

  26. Bud Tender
    October 29, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    I downloaded and installed Win8 on one of my netbooks. The highest resolution you can make a netbook do is 1024 X 600. Unfortunately, none of the new Windows apps
    will run on any less than 1024 X 768. I guess Microsoft has something against netbooks. Thank goodness for the desktop mode. I now have a slick Win7 under the cover of Win8. So if you have a netbook, don't even bother. Actually, without a touchscreen there isn't much new.

    Bud Tender

  27. Harish Jonnalagadda
    October 29, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    As I got dual 24'' monitors running Windows 7, might just wait till I get Surface in India.

  28. Jeff Schallenberg
    October 29, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I SHOULD have been using Windows 8 by now - I spent my $40 on the PRO upgrade and have been TRYING to install it for the past 3 days. The installer goes all the way to the last reboot, the screen goes black. No video output from my Nvidia GTX550ti. Then after a manual reboot, the message "We were unable to install Windows 8". That's it - no details or log to read. Then it reverts to Win 7. And hundreds of users are having this same frustrating experience. There is obviously a lack of testing of the upgrade installer program. Nobody here had this problem installing Win 8?

    • Yaara Lancet
      November 2, 2012 at 7:31 am

      Oh man, that sounds incredibly frustrating! I would be so mad. Did you manage to solve it by now?

      • Jeff Scxhallenberg
        November 2, 2012 at 12:46 pm

        No, and I am quite frustrated.

        Am I the only unlucky MUOer that can't install Win 8 upgrade?

        Does anybody have any suggestions how to get MS to either fix their upgrader or refund my $40?

        • Yaara Lancet
          November 4, 2012 at 7:11 am

          You should try asking on MakeUseOf Answers. Lots of people will see the question, and someone is bound to know how to solve it.

          Good luck!

  29. Timothy Liem
    October 29, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    I want an UI that improve my productivity and the ugly UI of Windows 8 (if I can not say that it's shitty UI) doesn't suit me at all. I have seen the UI on Lumia phones and used it for a while on demo unit in some expos and really hate it. I love the Aero of Windows 7 and plan to stick on it until it's not supported anymore. then I'll happily switch totally to Ubuntu where I can change the appearance as much as I like. I've been there (without Windows) for a year and perfectly fine with it as Linux now is much more user-friendly than it used to be. So, if you don't like (or hate) the new UI of Windows 8, there are so many alternative out there with Linux distros (I recommend Ubuntu or Linux Mint). Don't follow the trend that you don't like, set the trend instead.

  30. Achraf Almouloudi
    October 29, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    I plan on purchasing it as soon as I get free time .

  31. DrLed
    October 29, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    I don't think this is any better than windows 7 if you ain't got a touchscreen enabled system,and again,i can't share my internet connection via ad-hoc, because it doesn't have the feature at all , i also have the problem of .netframework telling me my apps need to install .netframework 3.5 instead of the 4.0 pre installed in the windows 8, for me i will say it still sucks a lot.

  32. DrLed
    October 29, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    I don't think this is any better than windows 7 if you ain't got a touchscreen enabled system,and again,i can't share my internet connection via ad-hoc, because it doesn't have the feature at all , i also have the problem of .netframework telling me my apps need to install .netframework 3.5 instead of the 4.0 pre installed in the windows 8, for me i will say it still sucks a lot.

  33. Jackie Davis
    October 29, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    I like it! Speeded up my system and was a quick and easy upgrade. The learning curve was much lower than I anticipated.

  34. Ray
    October 29, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    I downloaded and installed it on a second computer. It really needs a touch screen. I plan to get a "Touch Mouse". Maybe that will help. If not, I'll install Stardock's Start 8 and turn it into a faster Windows 7

  35. Juan Paulo Ducut
    October 29, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    what if I tell you you can still use your mouse on Modern UI? wait for the drivers to come for windows 8. you'll love it.

    October 29, 2012 at 5:54 pm


  37. Dave Parrack
    October 29, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    I'm currently deciding whether to grab a new Windows 7 laptop before they all disappear or wait and buy a Windows 8 one in the new year.

    • Boni Oloff
      October 30, 2012 at 2:51 pm

      Haha, great idea... Every laptop would change to be Windows 8 Next year i think.

  38. Ed Stewart
    October 29, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Whenever Microsoft devolopes an OS that works as well as Linux, i might give it a try!

  39. Reý Aetar
    October 29, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I used it when it was available for preview ..It was great they say it right yes a 3 years child also can use it..and maybe its easier to set up and may open new windows for developers
    But I am not a developer nor a kid neither an old person who needs quick set ups ..,i can even go with windows xp, it was faster anyways
    Though I have upgraded to win 7 but didn,t find any outstanding new things..and dont wanna go for another upgrade..
    I dont find any reasons for regular users to upgrade as long as there daily app works and they feel comfortable No matter how old the OS is..

  40. Kat
    October 29, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I'm going to stay away from "8" for quite a while; Microsoft tends to make one good OS version, followed by one or two plague riddled nightmares. I'm sure many people will love it, but then again many people loved Vista.

    Personally I dual-boot redhat and 2008 r2. I like having control over every element of my system, and am not planning to give that up to have my computer look like "metro"

  41. Arron Walker
    October 29, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    No, and I don't plan to. A lot of people are up in arms about the new windows, saying that they have lost site of the desktop, and are focusing too much on tablets and other touchscreen technology. On one hand, this certainly true; early betas of 8 had issues with the interface when using a mouse. On the other hand, they've extended the support for 7 all the way until 2020. Which begs the question; why do you need the new version? Granted, there are some features (windows update, which has sorely needed an overhaul for a long time) which would be fantastic to have. The rest though, are of no importance unless you're using a touchscreen. If anything, you're saving money by not having to upgrade. So why say Microsoft are alienating their consumers? They're not doing anything to do that. The only issue really, is that it's called Windows 8. It's named as the next big version, which puts the need to upgrade in the back of your head. I think it'd have been smarter to name it Windows Touch, maybe Touch 1.0. That's my opinion though. I have no need to upgrade when 7 suits me fine. I don't care about 8 either way, I'm too poor for it to affect me.

  42. Anonymous
    October 29, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I have only played with it a little at a store, but it looks great for a tablet or touch screen setup. I think that for a nontouch screen setup there would be a steep learning curve and having to drag windows across with the mouse, is a hassle.

  43. Alex Perkins
    October 29, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    No, not planning to, at least until I get a touch screen PC or monitor, until then, it's not worth it.

  44. Larry Schaibley
    October 29, 2012 at 11:13 am

    I got the Dell XPS One 27 and it is lovely. I just wish all those "haters" out there would give it a try. I'm sure they will fall in love with it. So easy to use with either mouse/keyboard or touch screen. Both work equally as well.

  45. Lisa Santika Onggrid
    October 29, 2012 at 10:20 am

    I'm still using 7, and no plan to upgrade. No, it's not because of Metro (no matter what they changed the name into, it's still Metro to me) or the lack of start button. I've seen it used by my friends. It spread to whole school like wildfire. It's usable, faster, with more eye candy features.

    Why I don't want to upgrade? Simple. 7 still serves me good. I'm not going to jump ship for shinier/newer things if I can still use what I have now. I waited until 7 was almost two years old for the same reason. At the time my XP was still good enough, and I upgraded after the hard disk failed. It was a good chance.

    Some applications are still buggy in 8. Maybe when I'm buying new laptop, or tablet, or my PC needs upgrade, I'd use 8. After more application supports it and it's stabler.

    What put me off actually is the way it highlights cloud-based features. It'll do no good for my machine, which is usually offline. I don't have permanent internet connection. The migration seems so forced here. Perhaps in some region the people are ready. Here we're not. Then, I prefer to have it in a tablet than a laptop. The UI is perfect for touch based device of that size. On the other hand, the experience you have using 8 in a laptop is kinda annoying at times, especially when you're still new and haven't learnt the shortcuts. You'd be highly dependant to your mouse or touchpad.

    Every OS has its flaws. I'd say 8 is quite underrated. Time to upgrade will eventually come, but as of now, not yet to me.

  46. Igor Rizvi?
    October 29, 2012 at 10:17 am

    I installed the consumer preview,but it just doesnt suit me,i dont like the apps screen and metro ui in general,it bothers me alot,i dont know why... but maybe if iv used it for a while ill get use to the new stuff in win8

  47. vineed gangadharan
    October 29, 2012 at 10:10 am

    i dont feel safe on upgrading to windows 8,i heard from many it isn't as prety and quick as windows 7,,,may be i should give it a try!!!i will look onto it in some computer store and will later decide installing it on my system...

  48. Samuel Almeida
    October 29, 2012 at 8:38 am

    I have to be honest: you don't get used to the new paradigm in about 10 min. I think there are a lot of 'anti-Win8' that make their final decision during their initial exploration.

    Despite finding the new interface visaully appealing, I did feel frustrated not having the traditional 'Start' button in the corner. But after a few minutes of exploration, you learn to accept that it's not necessary. All your apps (and software) are on tiles in the 'Metro' Interface. Nothing's gone. It's just rearranged so it looks pretty. And I like pretty.

    We all use apps on a daily basis: iOS, Android, WM or others. I honestly don't think this is anything we're not used to. Win8 brought apps to a bigger screen, made great use of your Win+(something) keys so everything is basically at your fingertips.

    I can accept that not everyone will love the new OS. That's fine. But there are many opinions out there made after 2 min. of use. For those, maybe Win8 deserves a second chance.

  49. Temmuz Onur Deniz Güzel
    October 29, 2012 at 8:12 am

    I'm happy with my Vaio and Windows 7 within, but when I feel the need of a tablet computer (like next year with the beginning of post-graduate education) the first thing I'll consider is to get one of those awesome looking Surface tablets. And well, they might get cheaper next year, since everything in the name of technology is too expensive in such a country like Turkey.

  50. Vipul Jain
    October 29, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Downloading the trial as we speak.
    If my games run perfect on it, i'll stick to it, else it's gone!
    I honestly don't care about the UI. stability or bug fixes!

  51. Malkhaz Abuladze
    October 29, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Bought and installed Windows 8. I like it very much. It is much faster than Windows 7

  52. robert
    October 29, 2012 at 6:22 am

    I really like it(using mouse and keyboard no less). I was worried from some of the talk but after about an hour I felt totally adjusted and was really liking it. Some say they think the looks is ugly but to me It is just clean.

  53. carie
    October 29, 2012 at 4:56 am

    If microsoft made windows 8 open source, I would install it and give it a go, but if you want a legal copy, you have to spend lots of money, which is why I will most likely give windows 8 a skip, and get whatever is going in two years time when I upgrade my system. That said, my experience of Microsoft has been that new is not always best... so even if money was not an issue, I would not be rushing to get my hands on the OS, rather wait for all the glitches to be sorted.

  54. Gideon Waxfarb
    October 29, 2012 at 3:42 am

    Upgraded to Windows 8 on day 1. I think a lot of people who try Windows 8 for the first time and see Metro and don't like it, are going to assume that Metro is all that's new in Windows 8. Which is a shame, because there's several new features on the desktop side that make it worth the $40 upgrade, and is actually better on the desktop than Windows 7, IMO.

    If you can't stand the new start screen, just grab a start menu replacement that lets you boot straight into desktop, and then you never have to look at Metro.

  55. Brian Mok
    October 29, 2012 at 2:53 am

    I'm more of a Linux person.

  56. Hi Class!
    October 29, 2012 at 1:43 am

    And could someone please tell me again why I want fingerprints on my monitor?

  57. Zhong Jiang
    October 29, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Windows 8: Fusion of both PC and Tablet. I like the idea but doesn't PC have much more capabilities than a tablet except for its size? With the upgrade improvements and enhancements, touchscreens seems to be a gimmick on my perspective. The new Metro UI is a cool setup to use for a more simplify look but appear much like a tablet. It's pretty awkward, but people hope that it won't deter them using the operating system. I won't be installing it. Waiting for the next release.

  58. P Vin
    October 29, 2012 at 1:06 am

    No . If laptops and desktops come out with touchscreens WITHOUT raising Hardware prices - then I might try it again* because the exMetro New ModernUI ISNT made to work with a mouse!! BTw this is for Work because@ home I*ve abandoned Windows - 6 years ago - for fedora, then for ubuntu, and now with Mint.....

  59. Michael Greene
    October 29, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Before I heard that it can provide some better performance than win7 I wasn't even thinking about it. Now I'm not so sure. I still want to do some more research on what kind of performance improvements it offers.

  60. Ahmed Khalil
    October 28, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    i hope this one is better than windows vista and windows 7

  61. Terry
    October 28, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    I don't use Windows 8. I never plan to use it myself. I did install the Windows 8 Consumer Preview version as an early means to familiarise myself with it fairly thoroughly. I do provide computer support services for All versions of Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android and iOS. I am confident Windows 8 will provide me with plenty of employment security. Although some techniques I have used with previous versions of Windows are not applicable to Windows 8, I have been finding alternative methods, some not as good for dealing with some problems.

  62. Meena Bassem
    October 28, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    maybe, but not soon, at least not the main one, not until i make sure it's out of the first release version an into a good stable version. like any OS from microsoft, it has some annoying bugs at first, but they are fixed later. i'm not in a hurry and i can wait for that "later" to use it as the primary one

  63. ali salah
    October 28, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    I won't use to windows anymore.
    Why in earth would I do so while we have a free, uniqe, open source, and scure
    like ubuntu (or any other linux distro).
    recently i upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10

  64. Keefe Kingston
    October 28, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    No...atleast not right now. While i firmly believe it'll ruin my Windows experience on my laptop, I however believe the UI is best suited for touch enabled devices. I'm unable to afford one now, but I plan on buying on in the future, no matter how far it is. I'm rather excited, as now when i buy i tablet, i now have a 3rd option, instead of just choosing between a iPad or a Android tablet. Which, don't get me wrong, are great devices. However, they just don't fit who I am, and what I like.

  65. Bishal Mahat
    October 28, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Eagerly waiting for the release of Windows 8 Surface Pro !!!

  66. Mathew Mayne
    October 28, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    No, and I don't intend to because Windows 7 works just fine

  67. Cynicaldoctor
    October 28, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Using it since it was released to MSDN subscribers (>month ago). Significant improvement over windows 7 in terms of usability and stability.

  68. Alex Downs
    October 28, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    I might be in the minority here, but I like the Urban UI, or the UI formerly known as Metro

    • Kuro Neko
      October 29, 2012 at 1:00 am

      Same wife also love it. Her desktop isn't cluttered with shortcuts anymore..

    • Brian Mok
      October 29, 2012 at 2:54 am

      Don't worry. I'm right with you! ;)

      • Alex Downs
        October 29, 2012 at 3:00 am

        Us Urban enthusiastic must stand together lol

    • Usman Mubashir
      October 29, 2012 at 5:30 am

      its so cool having to learn a new shortcut everyday,
      MS have surely betted in the right place.

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