Are You Using Windows 8? [MakeUseOf Poll]

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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.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.

Don’t forget to read the best comment of all, by Javier Vega. He won 150 reward points for his comment!

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

Want to make some extra MakeUseOf reward points? The most useful comment on the poll will be awarded 150 points!

This week was a historical week for Microsoft, with the official release of Windows 8. 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.

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Comments (77)
  • Padathara Suresh

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

    • Yaara Lancet

      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.

  • Usman Mubashir

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

  • Vivek Bharadwaj

    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.

  • Eucadio Novelo

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

  • Peter McFarlane

    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.

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