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Will you be upgrading to Windows 8?

Survey period: 7 Jan 2013 to 14 Jan 2013

We ran this survey back in October and thought it would be interesting to see how opinions have changed.

I already use Windows 8 as my primary OS35720.08357 votes, 20.08%
I have Windows 8 on one of my machines25014.06250 votes, 14.06%
I plan on upgrading to Windows 8 as my primary OS1166.52116 votes, 6.52%
I plan on installing Windows 8 on a machine18210.24182 votes, 10.24%
I'm not sure19010.69190 votes, 10.69%
I don't think so20311.42203 votes, 11.42%
No - I have no plans to use Windows 848027.00480 votes, 27.00%

GeneralI like Windows8 because of its features Pin
vivek51129-Jan-13 18:46
membervivek51129-Jan-13 18:46 
GeneralCompared to October Pin
Erik Rude14-Jan-13 21:37
memberErik Rude14-Jan-13 21:37 
GeneralNo plans to use W8 Pin
David Burgess14-Jan-13 10:36
memberDavid Burgess14-Jan-13 10:36 
GeneralRe: No plans to use W8 Pin
ZinusMero1-Apr-13 20:19
memberZinusMero1-Apr-13 20:19 
GeneralTurned away from Win a while ago - never looked back Pin
Member 384336414-Jan-13 8:44
memberMember 384336414-Jan-13 8:44 
GeneralI will try to install windows 8 !! Pin
Ahmed Ibrahim Assaf13-Jan-13 1:41
memberAhmed Ibrahim Assaf13-Jan-13 1:41 
GeneralVirtual Machine Pin
Brisingr Aerowing12-Jan-13 10:26
memberBrisingr Aerowing12-Jan-13 10:26 
GeneralWindows 8 Pin
rajanniit11-Jan-13 18:16
memberrajanniit11-Jan-13 18:16 
GeneralI can't get myself to hate it Pin
peterchen11-Jan-13 0:25
memberpeterchen11-Jan-13 0:25 
GeneralI have Windows 8 on one of my machines - with a twist Pin
bitterskittles10-Jan-13 22:16
memberbitterskittles10-Jan-13 22:16 
GeneralMicrosoft is in a fast track way to destroy it's OS and it's developer base Pin
Grasshopper.iics10-Jan-13 5:38
groupGrasshopper.iics10-Jan-13 5:38 
Window 8 is pathetic because the time you save in reboot is wasted in many folds for searching and opening programs. I am running it in an Ultrabook that I recently won.
I work with it occasionally, and straight to desktop mode. Know what? I made some small bat files for opening important things and put it in a folder.

However I am still in love with my 15" Sony VAIO with Windows 7, for it's display and contrast is better. I can quickly run programs and do stuff that I do.

I shifted to Windows purely due to visual studio and Ms-Access and then .Net.

But now Microsoft seems all set to promoting Javascipt and HTML5 . When you produce something like Silverlight and Wpf, you just dont ditch them! All these Metro style Apps and all? Get real! Our Car service center software has 300 forms and 80 tables. To replicate the same functionality in Metro or HTML5, one would have to be really rich as he would have to spend years trying to do it.

If MS stops promoting the software that we have loved so much and force the issues, I am out of it. I am not going to use javascipt just because Ms wants me to.

I never thought that Js would be part of VS honestly. The shock and insecurity is making me to look for different things.
GeneralWhat Pin
sachin garala10-Jan-13 2:34
membersachin garala10-Jan-13 2:34 
GeneralFast boot - who cares? Pin
Forogar9-Jan-13 4:56
memberForogar9-Jan-13 4:56 
GeneralRe: Fast boot - who cares? Pin
peterchen9-Jan-13 21:59
memberpeterchen9-Jan-13 21:59 
GeneralOS X here Pin
Simon Hart9-Jan-13 2:39
memberSimon Hart9-Jan-13 2:39 
GeneralRe: OS X here Pin
thrakazog11-Jan-13 5:33
memberthrakazog11-Jan-13 5:33 
GeneralNow Windows 8 my Primary OS I Really love it Pin
Unque9-Jan-13 0:12
memberUnque9-Jan-13 0:12 
GeneralGoodbye Windows Pin
Power Puff Boy8-Jan-13 21:10
memberPower Puff Boy8-Jan-13 21:10 
GeneralRe: Goodbye Windows Pin
peterchen9-Jan-13 22:00
memberpeterchen9-Jan-13 22:00 
GeneralRe: Goodbye Windows Pin
Power Puff Boy10-Jan-13 22:23
memberPower Puff Boy10-Jan-13 22:23 
GeneralNot until Win7 stops working for me Pin
Kashif_Imran8-Jan-13 20:15
memberKashif_Imran8-Jan-13 20:15 
GeneralRe: Not until Win7 stops working for me Pin
Forogar9-Jan-13 4:29
memberForogar9-Jan-13 4:29 
GeneralWindows 8 Pin
juaduedi8-Jan-13 9:25
memberjuaduedi8-Jan-13 9:25 
GeneralWindows 8 sucks Pin
ihoecken8-Jan-13 7:13
memberihoecken8-Jan-13 7:13 
GeneralNo issues with it. Pin
cjb1107-Jan-13 21:57
membercjb1107-Jan-13 21:57 
GeneralWindows 8 Pin
Herbie Mountjoy7-Jan-13 13:00
memberHerbie Mountjoy7-Jan-13 13:00 
GeneralUpgrading to Windows 8 Pin
Rosenne7-Jan-13 9:25
memberRosenne7-Jan-13 9:25 
GeneralI may be forced to do it Pin
Aniruddha Loya7-Jan-13 8:08
memberAniruddha Loya7-Jan-13 8:08 
Generalplanning to change but waiting for more feedback Pin
Giuseppe Tollini7-Jan-13 6:41
memberGiuseppe Tollini7-Jan-13 6:41 
GeneralBuying + (probably) upgrading Pin
Dan Neely7-Jan-13 3:53
memberDan Neely7-Jan-13 3:53 
GeneralWindows 8 is great Pin
Kresten7-Jan-13 2:53
memberKresten7-Jan-13 2:53 
GeneralRe: Windows 8 is great Pin
Brian Schummer7-Jan-13 10:00
memberBrian Schummer7-Jan-13 10:00 
GeneralRe: Windows 8 is great Pin
Kresten7-Jan-13 11:58
memberKresten7-Jan-13 11:58 
GeneralRe: Windows 8 is great Pin
S.M. Zamshed Farhan12-Jan-13 2:12
memberS.M. Zamshed Farhan12-Jan-13 2:12 
GeneralWin 7 still good for me. Pin
Phat (Phillip) H. VU7-Jan-13 2:52
memberPhat (Phillip) H. VU7-Jan-13 2:52 
GeneralOne Eight is Enough Pin
dexterama7-Jan-13 2:17
memberdexterama7-Jan-13 2:17 
GeneralRe: One Eight is Enough Pin
Yves7-Jan-13 13:50
memberYves7-Jan-13 13:50 
GeneralSeven Is Annoying Enough Pin
W Balboos7-Jan-13 1:34
memberW Balboos7-Jan-13 1:34 
GeneralRe: Seven Is Annoying Enough Pin
OriginalGriff7-Jan-13 8:34
mvpOriginalGriff7-Jan-13 8:34 
GeneralSeven Only Pin
Dalek Dave7-Jan-13 1:02
memberDalek Dave7-Jan-13 1:02 
GeneralWill think about upgrading once we get to SP1 Pin
gogbatch7-Jan-13 0:35
membergogbatch7-Jan-13 0:35 
GeneralNot really my choice Pin
Rex Turnbull7-Jan-13 0:28
memberRex Turnbull7-Jan-13 0:28 
GeneralUpgrade Pin
Harry Neethling7-Jan-13 0:14
memberHarry Neethling7-Jan-13 0:14 
Answerwin 8 is fast Pin
ii_noname_ii6-Jan-13 23:58
memberii_noname_ii6-Jan-13 23:58 
GeneralWhatever... Pin
AlexCode6-Jan-13 21:28
memberAlexCode6-Jan-13 21:28 
GeneralOS X Pin
R. Erasmus6-Jan-13 20:30
memberR. Erasmus6-Jan-13 20:30 
GeneralNo, because I like windows Pin
kornakar6-Jan-13 20:20
memberkornakar6-Jan-13 20:20 
GeneralRe: No, because I like windows Pin
Maniezzo7-Jan-13 0:12
memberManiezzo7-Jan-13 0:12 
GeneralRe: No, because I like windows Pin
John M. Drescher7-Jan-13 2:20
memberJohn M. Drescher7-Jan-13 2:20 
GeneralRe: No, because I like windows Pin
Rob Grainger7-Jan-13 0:55
memberRob Grainger7-Jan-13 0:55 

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