Not necessarily - I hung on to XP until Win7 SP1, and avoided the abortion that was Vista.
For my (admittedly brief) exposure to Win8 I think it will be the same thing here - skip it and go to Win9.
Win8 seems to be great for tablets. But I don't develop on a tablet. I paid good money for a nice large monitor, and I don't want it filled with big ugly boxes rather than small tidy icons I can see...
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It is not my decision. I get to install what my employer decides is best for me when I get a new replacement computer (no complaint). I got a new desktop last year with Windows 7, and a notebook two and a half years ago with XP. So unless something breaks this year, I won't see any Windows 8.
Been coding on win 8 pro for a while now.
Using all major windows op systems on a daily basis, including servers..
Really like win 8. Faster than 7. Interface requires some config. (Metro sucks.)
Would not want to go to 7 now...
That is except for making it uglier. I mean aero and transparency were turned off and now we have ugly flat corners on all windows. There is program that can bring transparency somewhat back but I have not seen anything to fix the square corners on windows.
RTFM. W8 comes with an excellent tutorial (right there on the startup page). Those who won't RTFM should STFU.
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So tell me, why was it VERY good idea to skip Vista? Your personal opinion, not the "common knowledge". I've used it from first public beta 'till Windows 7 public beta came out and I can only think about positive things it had and did to Windows ecosystem.
Gotta agree for the most part. I held off for about 8 or 10 months on my main system to let drivers mature and 3rd party devs to mostly stop assuming their software would have admin rights when it was running; but otherwise the enhanced security and widespread 64bit support were killer features.
W8 like W7 kept the driver model the same (and didn't require a major min requirements bump either) so there aren't any show-stoppers in the launch other than "OMG they changed stuff! WHAAAA!!!11eleventyone!!11" which happens with every release to some degree or another.
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