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Will you be upgrading to Windows 8?

Survey period: 22 Oct 2012 to 29 Oct 2012

Windows 8 is officially released this week. Will you move on up?

OptionVotes% 
I already use Windows 8 as my primary OS26412.12
I have Windows 8 on one of my machines23910.97
I plan on upgrading to Windows 8 as my primary OS23110.60
I plan on installing Windows 8 on a machine36116.57
I'm not sure29313.45
I don't think so25911.89
No - I have no plans to use Windows 853224.41



 
AnswerRe: XP Pin
Clifford Nelson26-Oct-12 5:36
Clifford Nelson26-Oct-12 5:36 
GeneralOnly if there's a compelling reason Pin
lewax0022-Oct-12 4:22
lewax0022-Oct-12 4:22 
GeneralI've used it for a few hours so far. Pin
Yvan Rodrigues22-Oct-12 4:00
professionalYvan Rodrigues22-Oct-12 4:00 
GeneralAt home, or at work? Pin
Nemanja Trifunovic22-Oct-12 3:00
Nemanja Trifunovic22-Oct-12 3:00 
GeneralI'm waiting for Windows 10 code name WonTon PinPopular
Mike Hankey22-Oct-12 2:36
mveMike Hankey22-Oct-12 2:36 
GeneralM'Heart Ain't In It Pin
W Balboos, GHB22-Oct-12 2:11
W Balboos, GHB22-Oct-12 2:11 
GeneralNeed Live Mesh, so no upgrading Pin
John Stewien22-Oct-12 1:26
John Stewien22-Oct-12 1:26 
GeneralWell I'm still using XP PinPopular
Rob Marsden22-Oct-12 0:29
Rob Marsden22-Oct-12 0:29 
About 60% of the 5000 odd users of our product still use XP (it is not long since we had to support Win98). So I still use XP and am well happy with it. We have Vista and Win7 as VMs for testing environments to support our more adventurous clients. So I can't see Windows 8 on the horizon any time soon. I suspect that for many of our clients Linux would be a prefered option to Windows 8 - we've certainly had a few more requests since Windows 8 started to see the light of day.

If Microsoft want to switch from the Desktop market to the Mobile market, then Windows 8 may be a good way for them to go, but it also seems to distance them from the Desktop market. They proceed down that path at their peril.
Rob in the West Riding

GeneralRe: Well I'm still using XP Pin
SoMad22-Oct-12 15:10
professionalSoMad22-Oct-12 15:10 
GeneralRe: Well I'm still using XP Pin
Steve Mayfield24-Oct-12 8:28
Steve Mayfield24-Oct-12 8:28 
GeneralGoing back to Windows 95 Pin
Slacker00722-Oct-12 0:29
professionalSlacker00722-Oct-12 0:29 
GeneralRe: Going back to Windows 95 Pin
jlarini22-Oct-12 6:30
jlarini22-Oct-12 6:30 
GeneralRe: Going back to Windows 95 Pin
Slacker00722-Oct-12 6:46
professionalSlacker00722-Oct-12 6:46 
GeneralLinux Pin
Jan Steyn21-Oct-12 23:56
Jan Steyn21-Oct-12 23:56 
GeneralWindows 7 as host and Windows 8 on virtual machines Pin
Michał Zalewski21-Oct-12 23:21
Michał Zalewski21-Oct-12 23:21 
GeneralRe: Windows 7 as host and Windows 8 on virtual machines Pin
John M. Drescher22-Oct-12 3:40
John M. Drescher22-Oct-12 3:40 
GeneralRe: Windows 7 as host and Windows 8 on virtual machines Pin
Eternal Bard22-Oct-12 6:32
Eternal Bard22-Oct-12 6:32 
GeneralRe: Windows 7 as host and Windows 8 on virtual machines Pin
jlarini22-Oct-12 6:32
jlarini22-Oct-12 6:32 
GeneralRe: Windows 7 as host and Windows 8 on virtual machines Pin
SoMad22-Oct-12 15:18
professionalSoMad22-Oct-12 15:18 
GeneralRe: Windows 7 as host and Windows 8 on virtual machines Pin
Michał Zalewski22-Oct-12 20:45
Michał Zalewski22-Oct-12 20:45 
GeneralNot until there is a way to fully bring back Aero PinPopular
John M. Drescher21-Oct-12 22:39
John M. Drescher21-Oct-12 22:39 
GeneralRe: Not until there is a way to fully bring back Aero PinPopular
Dan Suthar21-Oct-12 23:05
professionalDan Suthar21-Oct-12 23:05 
GeneralRe: Not until there is a way to fully bring back Aero Pin
Eddy Vluggen23-Oct-12 2:08
professionalEddy Vluggen23-Oct-12 2:08 
GeneralRe: Not until there is a way to fully bring back Aero Pin
Dan Suthar23-Oct-12 2:11
professionalDan Suthar23-Oct-12 2:11 
GeneralRe: Not until there is a way to fully bring back Aero Pin
John M. Drescher23-Oct-12 3:12
John M. Drescher23-Oct-12 3:12 

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