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Windows 8 is scheduled to be released in late 2012. Roughly a year from now. Should I just buy a computer with Windows 7 now, and forget Windows 8, or should I wait a year and buy a computer with Windows 8?

I have a Windows Vista laptop now. And it's not bad at all. It's really fast. Vista only sucks for people with sucky computers tbh...
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#3
yeah, if your laptop is good with vista, upgrade to 7, it will be amazing
#4
In all honesty I would suggest just getting a Mac. Windows isn't bad, but Mac to me is a lot better. Sorry if that's doesn't really answer your question.
#5
You can always buy a new computer now if you need one and just buy the upgrade disk. Look for discounts on them. I got windows seven for twenty dollars when it came out through an engineering society, so just look for deals

Edit: unless you like spending 2.5k on a Mac that you can get similar spec pc's for 500. I wouldn't get one. There not a single advantage to their OS am all you're buying is apple Koolaid. The virus and usability schtik is bull.
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#6
I have a computer with windows XP and a laptop with Windows 7... and, unless you have already used Windows 7 and like it, if you like XP at all, I would not recommend getting 7 or 8. I still regret getting a Laptop with 7 instead of XP. I hate everything about Windows 7, in my opinion, XP is better in every way and easier to use.... But that's just my opinion.
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In all honesty I would suggest just getting a Mac. Windows isn't bad, but Mac to me is a lot better. Sorry if that's doesn't really answer your question.


Dear god don't waste your money on a mac. Unless you like doing the equivilant of paying $10 for a cheeseburger at mcdonalds, rebranded as the "Awesome Burger."


Just get W7 if you must, w8 is just microsoft's attempt at making a touch-oriented os, with an option "classic" DE. They didn't fix any bugs or anything, from the looks of it. Except maybe a couple DoS-inviting flaws, but I'm not even sure about that.
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#10
7 sucks. 3 computers in my crib got it and its like wtf. u wanna slap it..
like its awesome if your going simple but besides that nahhhh it sucks.

im sure 8 isnt gonna be better.

xp gets praise cus its very 'open ended' you can modify it to a greater point then alot of operating systems.

macs are the best haha.
#11
IMO you cant go wrong with a mac yes they're expensive but they'll be as good in 10 years time as they are the day you buy them and they're just more user friendly... and not to forget viruses will be a thing of the past!

But my opinion aside I would go for 7 cos it's probably the best windows yet in all fairness, then when 8 comes out wait for a while until a stable version comes out to avoid catastrophe then upgrade. Then again 8 might not even be that good! I was looking forward to OS X Lion... until i saw the reviews But dont forget mac is the way forward!! :P
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Vista only sucks for people that can't use computers.


False. Vista sucks for EVERYONE, and is nearly unusable for people that are particularly bad with computers.
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IMO you cant go wrong with a mac yes they're expensive but they'll be as good in 10 years time as they are the day you buy them and they're just more user friendly... and not to forget viruses will be a thing of the past!

But my opinion aside I would go for 7 cos it's probably the best windows yet in all fairness, then when 8 comes out wait for a while until a stable version comes out to avoid catastrophe then upgrade. Then again 8 might not even be that good! I was looking forward to OS X Lion... until i saw the reviews But dont forget mac is the way forward!! :P


Mac is a fucking cult. Watch "Pirates of the silicon valley." (It's about the stories of how Gates and Jobs rose to the places they are today.)

And macs aren't as secure as you'd think. They don't have the traditional locked-up unix kernel that the typical unix-compliant OS does.


And yeah, they'll be good until next year when Apple comes out with their next, greatest, perfect product that was supposed to be what you just bought.
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And macs aren't as secure as you'd think. They don't have the traditional locked-up unix kernel that the typical unix-compliant OS does.


This. If security is important to you, get a Linux distro (I recommend Ubuntu, simply because it has probably the largest support network out there, so nearly every problem you might run across has a solution on the internet).

I dualboot W7 and Ubuntu, and I'm looking forward to getting my hands on the W8 beta
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Mac is a fucking cult. Watch "Pirates of the silicon valley." (It's about the stories of how Gates and Jobs rose to the places they are today.)

And macs aren't as secure as you'd think. They don't have the traditional locked-up unix kernel that the typical unix-compliant OS does.


What's more annoying than people that think Macs are the best are the people that go on a tirade to bring up every reason why the suck.

They're pretty.
They're easy to use.

I fucking love my macbook. I'd suggest it to people curious in buying Apple products. Is it a powerhouse? No. Is it revolutionary? No. Do I give a shit? No.
#17
umm no, ive seen the W8 preview build and it looks like its aimed for All-in-1 PC's and laptops with touchscreens.
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What's more annoying than people that think Macs are the best are the people that go on a tirade to bring up every reason why the suck.

They're pretty.
They're easy to use.

I fucking love my macbook. I'd suggest it to people curious in buying Apple products. Is it a powerhouse? No. Is it revolutionary? No. Do I give a shit? No.


This

Get a Macbook TS. Mine is fucking great. Have had it for two years and have not had a single problem with it. It hasn't even crashed once. Best money I have ever spent.


The Apple haters are just as annoying as the people that live by what Jobs says.
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What's more annoying than people that think Macs are the best are the people that go on a tirade to bring up every reason why the suck.

They're pretty.
They're easy to use.

I fucking love my macbook. I'd suggest it to people curious in buying Apple products. Is it a powerhouse? No. Is it revolutionary? No. Do I give a shit? No.


I wouldn't bring up everything against them if people didn't treat them like some kind of religious diety. I don't mind them, and I might consider using it if it were fairly priced.
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In all honesty I would suggest just getting a Mac. Windows isn't bad, but Mac to me is a lot better. Sorry if that's doesn't really answer your question.



Mac isn't better than Windows.
Windows isn't better than Mac.

They're different.
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This

Get a Macbook TS. Mine is fucking great. Have had it for two years and have not had a single problem with it. It hasn't even crashed once. Best money I have ever spent.


The Apple haters are just as annoying as the people that live by what Jobs says.

i have nothing against Apple but they are OVERPRICED IMO.

with the kind of money a regular Macbook Pro cost you can get a HIGH END W7 Laptop that is capable of running newer games, something Macs will probably wont ever do.
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#22
Why do Mac users insist on forcing their garbage computer software on everybody that asks a computer-related question? Is it an effort to justify spending too much money on crap? The guy CLEARLY said he is happy with Windows, so I doubt you'll be able to convince him to by a $1000 computer simply because it "looks nice, LOL".

That said, I don't have a problem with all Apple products. I think they make excellent hardware, and I own a couple of iPods myself. But c'mon, their computers are overpriced and overrated. Everyone knows this. And the company itself is made up of a bunch of assholes.

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I wouldn't bring up everything against them if people didn't treat them like some kind of religious diety. I don't mind them, and I might consider using it if it were fairly priced.


That's the thing though, no one treated them like a deity here. That one kid just said "in all honesty I think you should get a mac," and you brought out the big guns. Militant defense on either side of the argument is stupid, because it's their decision with their money to buy whatever the hell they want.
#24
General rule of thumb, get what works. Right now, Windows 7 works well for a lot of people.

When windows 8 comes out, who knows how it will perform right out of the gate.
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i have nothing against Apple but they are OVERPRICED IMO.

with the kind of money a regular Macbook Pro cost you can get a HIGH END W7 Laptop that is capable of running newer games, something Macs will probably wont ever do.


I guess. I don't play PC games though. Just XBOX and Playstation.

I mean sure, they are probably a little overpriced, but I wouldn't trade it for a PC. I never had anything but problems with any other computer I had before I got my Macbook. IMO it's worth it.
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#26
Win 7 is good for computers with uptodate hardware, easy to modify, easy to use. They say Vista is just as good though with the current updates and service packs. I'd just wait. That way you wont pay for something you could already have.

A mac would be good for doing specific things a lot, but if you're like me and go hay-wire with software and modding things windows would be better.
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#27
I propose that every uncalled-for suggestion by a Macfag be coupled with a $1,000 check from said fag so that the suggestion isn't absurd.

Coming from a Mac owner, by the way.

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#28
Microsoft has already said Windows 8 will run fine on anything that runs windows 7.
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Why do Mac users insist on forcing their garbage computer software on everybody that asks a computer-related question? Is it an effort to justify spending too much money on crap? The guy CLEARLY said he is happy with Windows, so I doubt you'll be able to convince him to by a $1000 computer simply because it "looks nice, LOL".

That said, I don't have a problem with all Apple products. I think they make excellent hardware, and I own a couple of iPods myself. But c'mon, their computers are overpriced and overrated. Everyone knows this. And the company itself is made up of a bunch of assholes.

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They are the religion of technology is what i have concluded
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False. Vista sucks for EVERYONE, and is nearly unusable for people that are particularly bad with computers.


Bullshit. I had Vista until May this year and I personally like it. Your opinion doesn't speak for the entire world.
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I would wait to get windows 8, windows 7 isn't as good as vista in my opinion

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False. Vista sucks for EVERYONE, and is nearly unusable for people that are particularly bad with computers.



why talk about something you have no idea about?


Vista had driver problems because hardware manufacturers wanted to use old xp shitty drivers. Due to this, computers and hardware ran like shit, it wasnt until good drivers came out that fixed it, if you were lucky to get hardware from the release of vista with good supported drivers, it ran perfectly.

MS started a system that they themselves have to approve drivers in order for it to be a supported windows product, this vista problem shouldnt occur again if this system works as planned.
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Bullshit. I had Vista until May this year and I personally like it. Your opinion doesn't speak for the entire world.


Actually, it's not an opinion. It's an objective fact. Vista software a HUGE resource hog and it is riddled with security holes, glitches, and other problematic pieces of code that is evidence of a company that clearly pushed out software that wasn't ready for consumers. It's been universally criticized by computer engineers and consumers alike.

Microsoft DID, however, finally get its act together and they released what they should have released instead of Vista-- Windows 7, which is a pretty solid OS. Basically, it's Vista minus everything that was wrong with Vista.

If you didn't have problems with it, then you got pretty lucky, because plenty of other computer-savvy people did.

TS, get 7. I have the sneaking suspicion that 8 is gonna be a steaming pile of crap.
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Typical Mac Pushers in this thread. God, it's like a religion to them or something.

OT: If you like Vista, then windows 7 is your best bet


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Okay i quoted my opinion and instantly someone has to 'prove me wrong' feel free to voice your opinion but you dont have to try make me look wrong. Nobody's wrong here it's just opinions and in my experiences macs are just generally better computers.

Oh just a lil pointer it's not apples fault that they like to progress it's a persons fault if they have to keep up with the latest technology and buy a new laptop every year rather than buy one they'll be happy with for a longer time. Anyone who falls for exaggerated advertisement only has themselves to blame.


Oh the irony
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#36
Quote by SlayingDragons
Mac is a fucking cult. Watch "Pirates of the silicon valley." (It's about the stories of how Gates and Jobs rose to the places they are today.)

And macs aren't as secure as you'd think. They don't have the traditional locked-up unix kernel that the typical unix-compliant OS does.


And yeah, they'll be good until next year when Apple comes out with their next, greatest, perfect product that was supposed to be what you just bought.


Okay i quoted my opinion and instantly someone has to 'prove me wrong' feel free to voice your opinion but you dont have to try make me look wrong. Nobody's wrong here it's just opinions and in my experiences macs are just generally better computers.

Oh just a lil pointer it's not apples fault that they like to progress it's a persons fault if they have to keep up with the latest technology and buy a new laptop every year rather than buy one they'll be happy with for a longer time. Anyone who falls for exaggerated advertisement only has themselves to blame.
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#37
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That's the thing though, no one treated them like a deity here. That one kid just said "in all honesty I think you should get a mac," and you brought out the big guns. Militant defense on either side of the argument is stupid, because it's their decision with their money to buy whatever the hell they want.


Um... No, I was simply listing a couple things that are wrong with a couple things he said. I listed logical points with substance, in a discussion where a mac was suggested.

And no, he didn't just say that. He went on to state things commonly misconceived as facts, because of advertising. Macs aren't as secure as they're thought to be. I fail to see what's wrong with presenting both sides in a discussion about what TS should get?

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Okay i quoted my opinion and instantly someone has to 'prove me wrong' feel free to voice your opinion but you dont have to try make me look wrong. Nobody's wrong here it's just opinions and in my experiences macs are just generally better computers.

Oh just a lil pointer it's not apples fault that they like to progress it's a persons fault if they have to keep up with the latest technology and buy a new laptop every year rather than buy one they'll be happy with for a longer time. Anyone who falls for exaggerated advertisement only has themselves to blame.


Meh, I didn't mean to come off as "Prove you wrong," more point out that macs aren't perfect.

And it's the fact that they constantly release a new version of their software for no apparent reason other than for looks and money.
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#38
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If you didn't have problems with it, then you got pretty lucky, because plenty of other computer-savvy people did.

Because computers run on luck and magic.

As a tech savvy user, I know to pray and bow in a daily ritual to the motherboard before I turn the computer on.

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I have a Windows Vista laptop now. And it's not bad at all. It's really fast. Vista only sucks for people with sucky computers tbh...




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