(Solved) - Is windows 8 is really necessary for ordinary desktop computers..?(14 posts)
Is it necessary now? No. Will it prove useful a few years down the road? Possibly (think integration of a tablet with your desktop). Should you pay extra to downgrade to Win7 from Win8? It's not that annoying, plus there are a raft of freebies to make you boot right to the desktop.
If your young then Win8 might be something to start looking at unless you have a smartphone . In the future everything will be run off your smartphone or tablet but the tablet will be much smaller. I don't worry about it since I won't be around for the transition.
M.S. had to compete with Apple so wala Windows8 was born.
Unless a tablet can link up to one huge or 2 medium sized monitors, I don't see myself working on tablets alone. Won't happen for a long time. And gaming, tablets won't be able to run the high-end games for years, if ever. The evolution of graphics cards does not support the arrival of peak performance tablet computing.
Think AHEAD... at some point W7 will NOT be supported. Yeah, Windows X might be out by they, but W8 is the best choice today. All reports seems to 'think' W8 is more secure that W7 is now as well.
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You may not use/need them all, but overall it is better than older releases.
I run both O/Ses but prefer to run Windows 7 as Administrator so I don't have all that logging in and switching users, etc.. etc..
To me, it appears all Windows 8 tablets are good for is self entertainment.
The Live Tiles DO WORK on a desktop too, just the question is IF you have a full scale system (not the RT) why do you need them? For instance, many 'duplicate' what you can get on any other tablet, like an iPad. USA Today is the same, but if you have a full system with a browser, you get the same info from their site. Skype and TeamViewer are Live Tile apps but you also have them in a full system.
Real value (if any) is the screen updating on ones that 'change', like weather, news, sports, financial, etc.
Do you need them? Not if you don't use the Start Screen. Most desktop users will be on the desktop and stay there. However my wife likes to go back to the Start Screen when she's not using the computer and with a glance see the live tile updates.
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