I don't really like the main interface of Windows 8 and that's all it really has going for it besides some security and bug fixes. I can imagine it would be great for a media center or something but not for everyday computing. Plus, yeah, there's that whole Windows Store thing. The more control I have over my computer the better.
Good to know that Guild Wars 2 is functioning fine on Windows 8, though!
Microsoft knows if they prevented gaming companies from installing their games on their software, they would suffer a huge loss. Nobody wants PC hardware with Apple type restrictions. If this did happen. I would have to switch to a MacBook.
Actually, Microsoft would prefer that we bought games on their consoles instead of PC as they make a much larger profit from it.
Well, if you ever buy a new PC you will get to try it. I have to highly disagree though. I don't think I would ever want to switch back to Windows XP. That sounds terrible. I had to live with Windows XP for the past 5 years on my old dell, and thankfully I got rid of both those products. And I also thought Windows 8 was ugly when I saw it on other computers. But after going through the customization options, it looks pretty damn sexy. So if you want to stick with Windows XP, "kudos" to you. You'll be like my grandfather that hates changing to anything new.
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But honestly, I think I would rather use Windows 8 for the first time when I bought a new computer. I don't think I would ever want to install a new OS on my PC. That would be so frustrating.
Uhhh, you didn't read, I said I have and am sticking with 7, but I would take XP over 8, heck I'd take 3.5 over 8 too. And say what you will about XP, it's actually been the most stable and backwards friendly of the different versions, not to mention the longest lasting because of that.