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Which version is better, windows 7 or 8?

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  • For the sake of this question the main use of the operation system will be for my family which range from 2 to 30+ years old. I am worried about suggesting them getting windows 8 because I heard it is hard to use(no start button) and they used windows xp with no problems except for the mom that already has problem with computers. Should she get windows 7 to understand the os more easily or windows 8 is not as bad as people say it is?
    Saturday, September 01, 2012 10:58 AM

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  • On Sat, 1 Sep 2012 10:58:46 +0000, Shippou5 wrote:
     
    >For the sake of this question the main use of the operation system will be for my family which range from 2 to 30+ years old. I am worried about suggesting them getting windows 8 because I heard it is hard to use(no start button) and they used windows xp with no problems except for the mom that already has problem with computers. Should she get windows 7 to understand the os more easily or windows 8 is not as bad as people say it is?
     
    Horses for courses.
     
    If your current machine has a touch-screen, you may find that Windows
    8 is better for you.
    If your current machine is a traditional desktop or laptop, then stick
    with Win7
     

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Saturday, September 01, 2012 1:14 PM
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of windows 8 in comparison to 7? I have a traditional desktop with no touch screen

    Thanks

    • Edited by Shippou5 Saturday, September 01, 2012 7:11 PM
    Saturday, September 01, 2012 7:11 PM
  • Consider win 8, win 7 sp-2 with mobile device support.

    For the average user (IMHO) win 7 is a smaller jump from a previous OS.  If you have or will shortly get a mobile device (smart phone, tablet, etc) Win 8.

    I was an ardent win 7 supporter till Win 8 came out and have been using it as my sole OS since.


    MS-MVP 2010, 2011, 2012 Sysnative.com Team ZigZag

    Saturday, September 01, 2012 11:24 PM