I'd have to agree with Sheri. I have a number of MS & other
certifications, etc. but I also can be one of the most critical of
things that appear out of Royal Redmond. I think they got Win8 right,
it's definitely a bit different than Win 7 but isn't a giant leap. It is
faster than 7, both in processing and boot up time. It's been a couple
years since I built my current machine and I was thinking recently that
I needed to do a clean install with Windows. After this many months of
heavy use, installing and testing some different software, etc., it's
time to do a clean install and start afresh. I wasn't sure if I'd put
Win7 back or go with Win8. After installing Win8 on what I call our
"public pc", one available for visiting friends and family, I'm here to
say that while I haven't figured out all the nuances yet, I like what
You'll definitely want to increase the RAM to at least 4 gig for 64bit
or 2 gig for 32bit, at a minimum. Those are the minimum amounts I'd use
for either and as always of course, the more RAM the merrier. Those
recommendations stand for Win 7 or 8.
For those that do web pages I also found that XAMPP (version 1.81)
installed quickly and easily on Win8 and I had a useable "server" within
just a few minutes. XAMPP isn't a complete replacement for a full server
but it's always worked quite well for me in the windows environment for
development and testing.
The dear missus was houndin ... ummm, asking me what I might want for
Christmas recently. ;) I think a new SSD drive and a bit more RAM will
extend the useful life of this system for a bit, before it's time to
consider moving on to the latest and greatest for the next purchase.
My 2¢ worth.
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On 11/30/12 16:42, hsavage wrote:
> I'm considering upgrading one of my computers, a desktop, from Windows
> XP Pro, to Windows 8. Question is, would this be a worthwhile upgrade?
> Opinions solicited!