When Windows Vista came out,most people did not get on with it. So they did not upgrade,or they just refused to buy a new computer. To avoid Windows Vista. And because it was not so popular,they were still making Windows XP computers. So then,a year ago, you could buy Windows XP if you wanted it.
I hope that if they make Windows 8 they will still sell Windows 7 computers and laptops as well. Then we can avoid Windows 8.
But this year they stopped selling Windows XP and Windows Vista computers and laptops. So unless you are lucky to find the last in stock,you can only buy Windows 7.
But most people don't mind that because Windows 7 is the same or similar to Windows XP, but with a few extra features. And most software made for Windows 98 and Windows XP works on Windows 7. In fact all the web browsers,media players and chat messengers made for Windows XP work on Windows 7. Except for Internet Explorer 6 and 7 and Outlook Express.But who wants that anyway?
But Windows 8 seems to be a completely different system as not only is the desktop layout different but it is a lot different from what Windows users have known. And I don't like it.
And also people have said that a lot of the software we are using now on Windows XP,Windows Vista and Windows 7,will not work on Windows 8. So that is another reason I do not want Windows 8.
And another great thing about Windows is that on Windows XP,Windows Vista and Windows 7 you do not have to log in with a password or have a password if you do not want one. So I don't, and User Account Control is permanently disabled,and so I do everything on my computer without having to enter a password. Unlike on Linux where you are forced to have a password. On Linux you have to log in with a password and enter it every time you do something on your own computer. But on Windows you do not have to have a password if you do not want one. And on Linux you cannot install software from the Internet.So if the software you want is not in the package manager then you cannot have it.
And I cannot use Linux now anyway, as since my ISP upgraded the home hubs I and other people cannot connect to the Internet on Linux. But I can on Windows with no problems. Will this too be a problem on Windows 8 because it is so different?
And I don't want to use Linux or Mac which at 1000pounds a laptop I cannot afford anyway. That's why I have Windows but now they want to make a Windows 8 that looks like Linux. I hate that.
So one way to avoid Windows 8,don't upgrade and if you don't have an extra laptop buy it now while you can still get Windows 7. Then if they do stop making Windows 7,you won't have to buy a Windows 8 computer and be stuck with Windows 8.
P.S, another website warned us that if we have an old computer we should get Windows 7 now " or you will be stuck with a Windows that is ugly and far worse than Windows Vista,that is known as Windows 8." These were their words anyway. Actually Windows Vista,although not good for Netbooks is very much like Windows 7. In fact they both look alike, but Windows 7 is faster. But to have Windows 8? No, not the way they plan to make it. A thousand times NO. Andrea Borman.
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