As I have said many times since W8 appeared on the market, "go online and buy Windows 7 64 Bit". Windows 7 is still and most likely will be the best OS from Microsoft for years to come.
IF Microsoft makes a truly better OS than Windows 7 we can all upgrade to that OS. Heck, they have 3 chances to get it right with W10, W11 and W12 before Windows 7 extended product-support terminates.
Windows 7 is great so just buy it online and have fun and be productive with your computer.
Think about it: most people buy prebuilt computers, so they get Windows packed in, and anyone who's enthusist enough to build their own computer likely got that $15 promo.
Regarding price, unless Windows 10 gets leaner then Win8, then I won't spend even $15 for an upgrade. Win8+classic shell is the same as 10 right now, and I doubt any of the new "features" will persude me to upgrade.
Windows Vista was a huge leap from XP. 7 was a pretty large leap from Vista interface/optimization wise (got rid of the weird Vista gadgets), and Win8 was leaner then Win7 (but that's about it). So far I don't see an incentive to upgrade to 10, as it's basically WIn8 with a start menu.
Last edited by bromanbro; 06 Oct 2014 at 23:00.
Last edited by Fahadking07; 07 Oct 2014 at 08:28.
While there are SOME issues with this W10 - remember it's probably not even a full ALPHA version - to say nothing of a Beta and a possible RC (Release Candidate) before launch it on the whole is quite a decent OS - especially for the millions of Desktop / Laptop non touch users.
I've had some issues with Networking - probably my biggest gripe but setting up LANS isn't the stuff most of the single home users do, and Touch isn't really implemented on this preview - that was known in advance though.
On the whole Ms have done a creditable job with this one so I can't see why the OEM's would complain - unless of course it eats into their profits -- I'm not sure what each License costs for an OEM but I'm sure they more than make it up on the price of their kit.
Then again, Digitimes might just be blowing smoke (again.) The way I see it, a very popular Windows10 is a rising tide that will lift all boats.
Many users also slipped through a loop hole getting their OS's as part of a technet subscription for personal use. Unfortunately for them, Microsoft discountinued the Technet program. Your options are now to pay for a much more costly MSDN subscription (starting at $699 for the OS only subscription and going up to $13k for Visual Studio Ultimate), or use the free eval copies which are time limited and require re-installs to keep using.
Yea an upgrade to a better os would/ could also increase sells of existing machines collecting dust now with win-8 which wasn't a big seller so much so manufactures started loading win-7 on them to increase sells
So to that I say b-s that sells would fall on the free upgrade nonsense