windows 7 or 8 and cheapest place to buy?
two for one post…
i’m going to buy a cheap ‘make do’ pc and its looking like one from ebuyer with no os is the best deal.
is windows 8 the way to go or am i right that 7 is better? may be totally wrong on that. currently on xp.
also wheres generally the cheapest to buy the os from?Posted 4 years agoclubberMember
Windows 8 is perfectly useable and with 8.1 it’s now possible to make it work very similarly to 7. If you really dislike it, you can install classic shell or similar to make it look near enough like W7 to make no real difference.
I wouldn’t put 7 on anything new especially if you’re likely to want to keep using it for a good while (which still being on XP suggests you are).Posted 4 years agogravity-slaveMember
Is Linux something you have thought about? Any specific Win requirements?
I got an OS free laptop from ebuyer and stuck Ubuntu on there as a stop gap – 7 years ago. Now on Mint and no need to go back to Windows.
Completely free download and you can run from a Live CD to “try before you buy”.Posted 4 years ago
Do you have anyone in education in your family?Posted 4 years ago
Just to flesh that out,
32-bit supports up to 4Gb of RAM, any more than that and you’ll need x64; so if there’s a chance you’re going to be going beyond 4Gb now or in the future then go x64.
There’s a widely held belief that you “need” x64 to utilise all the memory, which whilst true is a misleading oversimplification. If the maximum you’re ever going to install is 4Gb (in a low spec PC that may be all you can install) then I’d stick with a 32-bit OS.Posted 4 years agoz1ppyMember
TBH though I’ve not used it loads, I can’t see where the extra performance that win 8 is supposed to have over Win 7 is…Posted 4 years ago
Win8 can be configure back to look and be usable like Win7, so why not just buy Win7?
Window 8 works ok with touch screens, but is a waste of time IMHO on non-touch screen machines.
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