Re: win8? yes or no.
If you have a 3rd party Start menu installed that bypasses ModernUI (Metro), Windows 8 is pretty awesome, and it's better than Windows 7. Windows 8 is faster and more stable than Win7, and the minor desktop enhancements are pretty nice. Someone mentioned sticking with Win7 until Win8 has a service pack, but that's not good advice in my opinion. Windows 8 is already more stable than Windows 7, even before getting any service packs.
Yeah, that one thing is kind of a pain. If you don't have that turned off, it makes it annoying if you need to dual boot or go to the boot menu to boot to a different device. But if you're not dual booting, it's kind of nice because it makes it seem like your computer boots very fast.
Originally Posted by Euroman
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