I have a number of computers in this house all running different OS's.
The two main ones I have is my laptop which runs Puppy Linux and does just what I want, plus as it runs from CD anything goes wrong such as a virus, or bad software I can just reset it and get the CD to wipe out all the bad files.
and my desktop which runs Windows Vista 64-bit which isn't too bad. I've seen the 32-bit version of Vista and was really glad I chose the 64-bit version as the 32-bit version is appalling but the 64-bit version with decent hardware is actually really good.
I also seem to notice a pattern in Microsoft Windows - you get a bad version then you get a good version...
Windows 3.1 (bad version no network support) - Windows 3.11 (major improvement)
Windows 95 (bad version, lacking in a lot) - Windows 98 (Win95 fixed!)
Windows ME (rushed XP for the millennium) - Windows XP (What ME should have been)
Windows Vista (32-bit appalling, 64-bit not bad with good hardware) - Windows 7 (Vista fixed)
Windows 8 ...we'll have to see if it follows the pattern.
Normally with any Windows OS you should give it at least a couple of months before attempting to upgrade that way they should have ironed some of the bugs out and at least produced 1 or 2 service packs.
So with Windows 8 I'm going to give it a couple of months and see how it goes first, at the end of the day it's a lot of money to spend on an OS when it first comes out if it's going to quickly end up a redundant OS with MS expecting you to fork out again for the fixed OS, just glad their hardware is a lot more reliable, I've had my X-Box 360 for years, Sidewinder joystick, Microsoft Trackball and even an MSX computer.
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