I don't understand the whining
by samkh - 3/23/12 8:29 AM
about 8. For those who haven't tried 8CP, do it and then comment on Metro, etc. Don't speculate without experience or with alpha version. What does it cost ya? Ok, a CD for the ISO and your time. Backup the image of you 7 or XP or whatever, so that you can restore to your beloved, if 8CP is still a total bummer.
I find that 8 works as well as 7, the core is as stable as 7, and Metro is an annoyance but not a deal breaker. 7 drivers work on 8. It boots and powers down faster, making HDDs seemingly acceptable compared to SSDs. Only found a glitch when an app crashes if I use the tab key in one instance but that is it! I won't be upgrading from 7 because ROI doesn't justify but I won't be upset for instance with 8 on an Ivy Bridge Ultrabook. Yum!