Dual boot: Dump Windows 8? Or keep it
Windows 8 is cruel punishment for a past life, I believe. I'm really sorry to have supported it by buying a computer that came with it. What was Microsoft smoking when they came up with it?
So with a great amount of help from a very knowledgable friend (I am a freaking n00b) we have Win 8 dual booting with Ubuntu 13.04. Worked great for a week or two, but now Windows has started to take over. At one point, Ubuntu was the default boot OS, but now Windows has crept back in, and now it has made itself the default. Grrr...
My friend can fix it, until it grows back again like a rampaging lab experiment ...
Now my question is not how to fix this, but whether? One option we are considering is to nuke Win 8 altogether and install a legal copy of Windows 7, never looking back. Win 7, as you may know, plays nice with dual boot OSs. This isn't free, as I'd end up paying upwards of a C-note to get rid of MS's Win 8 garbage. What would you, Kind Reader, do?
Would you recommend dumping Win 8 altogether in favor of Win 7, or would you argue that it would be better to put up with the annoyances, in the few instances I absolutely have to use windows, keeping Win 8? Leave well enough alone? Hell I could buy a second monitor for the price of Win 7? Discuss.
Thanks for your help.
PS. As a matter of fact, I did RTFM. However, I didn't Grok TFM, which is why I am asking this dumb question.