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       same here;
           when I had to purchase a new laptop - previous one's HD was
failing - I received the free option to upgrade to WIN8,
              but have no intention of so doing due to all the negative
comments I've heard of that OS.

       Thus, when I saw this item, I thought all of you computer whizzes on
this list would be interested  ;-)

On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 10:34 AM, webmaster-Kracked_P_P <> wrote:

On 01/21/2013 10:41 AM, anne-ology wrote:

        ... maybe not, but this makes me wonder why they were promoting
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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