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I have been converted, I am using it for my day to day usage and I am quite fond of it now. Windows XP is alright for running older games, but I am playing Unreal right now and with the latest 81MiB patch I installed it runs perfectly with OpenGL and Directx 12. It is good that old games like that are maintained for modern operating systems. Using this operating system in a limited user account is rather like Ubuntu, you just have to enter your password for Administrator operations and then you are back to your normal user. So UAC is not that bad once you get used to it. And playing UT 2009 online is heaps of fun, I think that version of UT is still the best.
Since Windows 8 is already on the torrent and FTP sites, it is already being picked through, and has features like ISO mounting and more extensive system recovery features to make using your system even more of a breeze. That is funny, when the screenshot had a wallpaper that said, "Don't leak our hard work." LOL. But I can only hope that they can make Windows 8 even more stable and secure than 7. And Microsoft Security Essentials is good and free Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware free from Microsoft. I know this sounds like an ad, but I am enjoying this version of Windows, it seems more sturdy than Windows XP or 2003. But I still think that Windows 2000 was pretty cool as multiple people could log into on machine. Try that with 7.
Although Windows 2008 has multi-user capability, it would be good if Windows 7 had terminal services capability by default. Using telnet to login to a Windows 2000 server was heaps of fun.
7 would be better if they allowed the option for the classic start menu, and if its touchpad drivers weren't total arse and actually shut off the touchpad when a real mouse was plugged in like Vista did.
But yeah, overall it's the best OS I've ever used, although I'd like to eventually pick up an old 98SE/ME machine (or likely XP, unfortunately, since I somehow doubt FRAPS would be compatible with the former OS's) for older programs that are incompatible with modern hardware.
7 would be better if they allowed the option for the classic start menu,
Yes, I also wish it would let me do things the old, crappy, inefficient way.
and if its touchpad drivers weren't total arse and actually shut off the touchpad when a real mouse was plugged in like Vista did.
Really? Should it also turn off my mouse when I plug my tablet in? I'm perfectly fine with leaving that as a manual option.