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Windows 8 is a disaster.
I’ve been researching buying a new laptop to supplement my Windows 7 PC. Most all the new ones come with Windows 8. It is a total departure from previous XP, Vista and 7 operating systems. It isn’t compatible with a huge number of programs. In particular, it isn’t even compatible with Office 2003, which is one of my main issues, but I also run 3rd party technical software written for XP and 7 which isn’t likely to be updated for Windows 8.
You can buy Windows 7 and install it as a dual boot, but when you start with Windows 8, they make you jump through obscure hoops to install it.
It looks like Microsoft is taking away our powerful desktop environment and dumbing down to iPad. This won’t sit well with Microsoft’s business customers. I am looking forward to the developments, but for sure, this is NOT a good time to buy a new computer!