R u sayingseems people just blame Windows 8 for its UI without ever go deep inside it; i don't care of the UI, it is what is inside the OS that interest me; and for that Windows 8 beat Windows 7 dozen times.
simple comparison exercice with cars:
Windows 7 is a an old good Ford, you are used to it , it works well , you have the basic seatbelt & airbags, you don't have many issues and if you like tuning, you have plenty of garage with compatible pieces. The only "problem" is that it accelerate a bit slow and uses lot of gasoline.
Now Windows 8 is the brand new Porsche, it is faster , stronger , use less gasoline , accelerate in a blink of an eye; you have seatbelt, airbags, collision alarm, ABS breaks, reinforced structueres, etc... the only problem is that you don't like its appearance and your old tuning pieces can't work well in this version.
what you choose?
..while we 'wait'.indeed it is simpler, but i prefer he learn the proper manual procedure to upgrade an OS (even if it is laborious); he is quite nervous of doing it so for him it will be a good learning experience.
Windows 8 is faster , yes it is, unless you have hardware made for XP or vista; just check hybrid boot; this feature own Windows 7 just by itself.R u saying
win 8 faster? No
win 8 need less resources? No
win 8 more reliable? ?
yes if you just surf safely, don't use dodgy softwares , it is all you need; windows security are implemented at kernel level ; one level deeper than any other security softs. now i don't say that using other security softs is useless but unlike with Windows 7 , you don't need them anymore.So you're saying that WD and WF is enough?
you are welcome, you see if you do safely step by step , it is not so hard
most of the people that bash Windows 8, never really used it or don't have any clue of what an OS should do. They just focus on their "used-to-use- useless-crap-fluffy-designed-toys".Agree.. Windows 8 is very much faster than WIndows 7. But I still think that Windows 7 has the edge.