Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Windows 8 upgrade to cost $15


Windows 8 is right around the corner and with it's highly tablet optimized design I'm not sure it's even worth upgrading. While most windows upgrades in the past have cost around $100 usd windows 8 upgrade is only supposed to be $15. But unlike other windows releases I would hesitate to call this an upgrade. You get a strange new tablet like interface called metro and you loose a few basic features like playing a dvd.. I do like the general UI upgrades but unless I'm on a tablet I don't want to be using a clunky tablet start menu.

25 comments:

  1. No thanks, I'll stick to windows 7

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  2. Yeah definitely seems like a pass

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  3. it might need to be used according to the tasks assigned.

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  4. Wow that looks really strange.

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  5. Look curious I use windows 7 and is good:)

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  6. Interesting, but 7 is fine for me personally.

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  7. Idk...what's the point if you lose something as simple as playing videos?

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  8. would love to see what all the fuss is about...

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  9. Thanks for the heads up on this Baur, I might have bought it and regretted losing my DVD player,

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  10. Wait, they DISABLED dvd playback? Surely not...

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  11. Huh... I'm not wild about the new design either, but $15? That's pretty sweet.

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  12. Same here. It's cluncy and there's no DVD. How weird is that?

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  13. wow, that's crazy cheap
    is metro the catch?

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  14. I'm neither on a smartphone nor a tablet, why does it have to look like this then?

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  16. i think im still using windows 95, fuck windows 8, thats so behind. anyways as for the video ads i have no idea. adbrite controls em and posts whatever they want. it guarantees me a penny a day though

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  17. It is almost half the cost of the laptop, it takes me ages to get used to new things, since i thing they never improve but change for the sake of it. I read touch screen will be next but i cant see it. More likely it will be the contact lense idea, a laptop on each lense giving you a 3 d effect.Great post.

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  18. Yeah, I hate what they've done to Windows 8. I'm currently loving Windows 7 though.

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  19. I've been using Windows 8 since the consumer preview went live. I even put up a blog post or two on www.cleansheetsanddirtygirls.blogspot.com. I don't mind that the Start menu changed to the Metro interface. I became accustomed to it really quickly. Plus, I noticed that when I connected my netbook to a flat panel TV when running Windows 7 it refused to fill the entire 40" screen. When I connected the same netbook running Windows 8 to the same TV it did fill the entire screen. Having the time show up in large enough print to actually read when you move the mouse to the bottom right of the screen is nice too. Anyway, my point, if I have one at all, is that Metro isn't that bad and there are a number of minor improvements from Windows 7 that make Windows 8 worth while.

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