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On 01/21/2013 10:41 AM, anne-ology wrote:
        ... maybe not, but this makes me wonder why they were promoting this
new OS and now are plugging a how-to re. it  ;-)

        As for me, I'm very thankful there's LO, and with such a great
help-list of fellow users  :-)

The articles I have read seem to tell Win7 users to forget to upgrade to Win8 if you do not have a touch screen.

MS's tablet has had low sales figures, much lower than expected or the hype would let you believe.

So, giving tech people a free e-book about Win8 is a way for them to promote that OS.

I have heard from a few business users where they took their Win8 upgrade and "degrade" it back to XP or Win7. So maybe MS needs to convince the business users to buy the Win8 upgrade or even new Win8 systems, instead of upgrading to, and/or buying, systems with, Win7.

I just upgraded 32-bit Vista to 64-bit Win7/pro instead of the cheaper priced Win8 deal. I have it on a laptop that is a dual boot for 64-bit Win7/pro and 64-bit Ubuntu 12.10 [with MATE desktop environment]. That upgrade "killed" the dual booting so I need to use the repair disk. The way I have read seems to be that Win8 would do something with that laptop where it would not be able to dual even after the boot fixing disk. I use the laptop for my main Windows laptop and the Ubuntu boot is where I test out the new version[s] of the OS before I install it onto my main "production" desktop. I hate the Unity desktop for Ubuntu, so why would I buy Win8 with the same type of desktop "tile" look and feel.

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