posted on Feb, 23 2014 @ 06:29 PM
The real problem with windows is that you have to buy a new computer about every other time you change OSs.
How much kick back does micros**t get from computer manufacturers for this?????.
I can take the newest free version of Linux and and put it on a computer i built in 1999 and it will work just fine just a little slow.
Plus i can set up Linux to run i want it without a big learning curve unlike win 8.
You can see how many people did not like Win 8 by how many downloaded win 8.1
If Windows 8 behaves the way it did on my new laptop the 8.1 upgrade was mandatory. I had no choice about the download, which is rather typical of
Windows updates, if you want security patches the version updates also must be downloaded.
You do not need a new computer with every new version of Windows, one of my computers which now functions as a server was purchased in 2006. It has
used XP, 7, and I even tried out 8 in beta. My netbook which I got in 2008 or 2009 has used XP, 7 starter, 7, and 8. With each new OS (besides
starter) it has functioned better than the previous, but I like 7 the most because the interface is best.
If you want to go the free route run Ubuntu/Fedora, Open Office, and all the other open source productivity software. It works just as well as Office
(better in my opinion), doesn't cost you a dime, and doesn't have the security issues of google docs.
If you want to use an older OS nothing is stopping you (aside from drivers for 64 bit XP, if 32 bit isn't good enough).
There's no vast conspiracy here from Microsoft, if anything they have become a better company in the past 6 years or so. Windows 7 is phenomenal,
Windows has become more user friendly, and they've drastically lowered the price on their OS. The recent success for Apple has been absolutely
amazing for Microsoft customers.