[QUOTE=Chad_Bronson;2667899]Why is that though?
Not necessarily because of the refusal to upgrade to more modern hardware - XP is one of those infallible operating systems that - if treated right - will just go on, and on, and on. Partly due to the sheer cost of replacing a Windows XP infrastructure, XP just, well worked.
That’s not to say Windows 7 is worse than Windows XP - But why replace something that isn’t broke, and works astonishingly well, even 11 years later? Most buisnesses won’t benefit from all the bells and whistles 7 will offer them - far less what Windows 8 will give them.[/QUOTE]
It depends on the context it’s in. For businesses, I agree. They won’t upgrade because there’s really not that much of a benefit in it for them. I feel like an old fart now not wanting to upgrade to the latest and greatest. I still prefer 7 though. I do have XP installed on my other computer (which is an old Compaq that I only have a word processor, web browser and AV running on – that I use as an “office” computer).
[QUOTE=Chad_Bronson;2667912]Maybe not - But should Microsoft be forcing consumers to slide away from a tried and tested method of using computers they’ve had since Windows 95 - rather than shaking up everything and not giving lessons on how to use Windows 8?[/QUOTE]
They really shouldn’t – especially given that XP and 7 work perfectly well.
[QUOTE=roadworker;2667931]Exactly my sentiments…people are criticizing the Metro interface as rubbish,but M$ doesn’t force you to use it.
I’m running windows 8 for a few weeks now,and still haven’t felt the need to use apps,so I ignore Metro totally,and run a fine desktop os…[/QUOTE]
I just had it in a VM to play around with it for a school project. My main computer is still using Windows 7 and my other is running XP.