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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