khwahish, on 07 March 2013 - 09:31 PM, said:
i m going 2 buy a new laptop, and yet not decided whether to go for windows 8 or windows 7....
i m not sure whwther the programming softwares like visual c++, turco c++, tasm, LT SPICE, ... etc will work on windows 8 or not?? i mean whether all wud be compatable or not?
heard a lot of criticism about win8.... nd lot of mixed reviews...
wats the correct scenario of windows 8?
Buy one Win7 and one Win8. Decide what to install as a result of your own experience. Suggest you get Dell for the Win7, a business machine, preferably a 6510, which you can pick up at DFS sales for only $700
, well equipped (e.g., i7 first generation, 320 GB hard drive, 4 GB RAM). That way you spend less and have less to worry about. (Well, two weeks ago they only cost $500, but maybe the $700 models have FHD, like the one I just got in January, for $600).
You can easily change RAM and the internal hard drive in the Dell Latitudes and Precision machines. So you can upgrade to Win8 on a clone of your Windows 7 internal drive, leaving the original internal drive intact. Then just switch out the drive, when you want to use Windows 8. The Latitude 6510 I bought works wonderfully (it's the i7 quad on that link page, except I got 32-bit Win7 Pro). RAM is cheap, and the new internal drives are inexpensive and good, too.
And opt for 32-bit, not 64-bit, as the latter have more compatibility problems. You can always move to 64-bit later.
I can't stand Windows 8, but you might like it. Be sure that the Windows 8 laptop you buy, has a touch screen. I can't stand those, as they slow down operation. But you might like it, if you like seeing screens 'march' sidewise.
This post has been edited by brainout: 11 April 2013 - 11:11 PM