It is like a step backwards.
Yes, when Microsoft runs out of lightbulbs, darkness becomes the new standard.
It is darkness only to those that wish to stay in darkness and cling to old OS and concepts.
move forward and use programs with proper code.
Ha ha ha, if a new version of the OS fails to run an application, it's the OS that is defective since it's primary purpose and only reason for existence is to ...run applications. DUH!
Properly written applications Because of Windows roots as starting life as a DOS shell. Many window apps where written in 16bit windows codes. When 2000 came out and later XP it was
first MS mainstream codes to support plug and play and be built on a 32 bit OS. It also included support for legacy 16 bit windows apps. When Vista and true 64 bit OS support arrived MS dropped 16 bit WIN code support and provided either 32 bit (Vista 32bit) or 32/64bit (Vista 64 bit) program support. (on 64 bit version there is actually a built in compiler that allow 32 bit code to operate on 64 bit OS) Win7 and 8 are same way. The only compatibility problem with 8 is that MS made WINDOWS RT which was designed to run on a ARM processor in a tablet and smartphone due to lack of x86 processors with low power usage. WIN RT will not run Windows legacy apps. Now with the increasing availability of new low power x86 CPU's from Intel they are shipping tablets and smart phone with Win8 pro in 32 nd 64 bit flavors. They will run legacy apps true 32 and 64 bit apps.
But, what software are you using with it? Most of my favorite programs are non-functional with WIN8.
Well, answer the question already!
What apps and what version of 8?
I think MS has a winner long term with it. I am sold.
Until windows 10 changes everything around again.......or changes it back.
PC is evolving and smart phone and tablets are being used in record numbers and if Windows does not evolve with this, its days are numbered
Ready to leave WIN 7 and only use 8 and Vista
Huh? I can't imagine what you would have against W7 that makes Vista deserving the same love and effection you have for windows 8.
I like 64bit Vista over 7 because it has a cleaner interface and easier to access some feature to tweek things that are buried deeper in 7. I never had any problems with Vista 32 or 64 bit nor ever had to reload it. But then I always used proper hardware and enough ram too (minimum 2 gig Vista 32 bit and 6 gig Vista 64 bit) Also MS has tweaked code and 64 bit 8 will run well on 2 gig and great on 4 gig.
I guess we'll have to wait for your honeymoon with w8 to be over. If you are running an OEM preinstalled version, it won't be a long wait.
Not gonna happen. Never had to reload Vista or 7 (or even XP) in past and why now? Getting ready to upgrade new Win7 system to 8. One reason I am not upgrading Vista machines to 8 is that it is not a direct upgrade (apps have to be reloaded) while with 7 it is a direct upgrade.