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    Ideal OS

    I have found mixed reviews about this, but what is the general consensus here regarding the ideal OS for a machine that is used for a combination of gaming and schoolwork?

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    Overall, Windows 8 is more efficient. Gaming wise, both Windows 7 and Windows 8 are on the same page. It comes down to which the user prefers.

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    Gotcha. I have only put about an hour into using 8, and setup was driving me insane because I kept forgetting where things were located. I'll learn to use it one of these days, though.

    What would you say about a Linux distro? A lot of people in my field use Linux, and I know all of the software I need for school is compatible, but are there a lot of games that run on Linux or does one need a Windows emulator or something?

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    i WAS veryyyyy skeptical about windows 8, (i've never used it before) and use 7 at work... so I know what I'm used to and comfortable with, 8 took a little getting used to , but after figureing out how to do things ,I'm liking it. I don't use touch screens or anything like that, but it's a nice OS... at least in my not very computer savy opinion. (workin on that saviness)

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    If you wish the efficiency of Win8 and the ease of use of Win7 just use classic start it is a free to use application and works a treat.
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    I'll probably install 8 on a second partition the next time I reformat. Thanks for the info, y'all.
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    I prefer Windows 7. Its both great for games and anything else you want to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyb3rKn1ght View Post
    I prefer Windows 7. Its both great for games and anything else you want to do.
    I agree have to go with a mainstream os plays all games and most any programs you would want.
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    Right now windows 8 has bugs and stuff that makes it so you can't play certain games, yes windows 7 is able to play all games and programs, but everyone will have to get used to windows 8 NOW because in less than a year tons of new games will come out and who knows, maybe they won't be compatible with windows 7. Than people that bought windows 7 thinking "Windows 8 sucks" well they're going to be behind when they can't play their next favorite game on windows 7 and they won't know all the gimmicks with windows 8. All i'm saying is, get windows 8 now, and don't regret it later on. You're better off getting it now than being behind.
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    Here's the tentative plan:

    1. Since I have to learn Linux anyway (applied math and physics double major), I'm going to pick up a new SSD sometime next week and load a Linux Distro to learn.

    2. Once I'm familiar enough with that Linux distro that I'm comfortable beginning the process with Win8, buy a second SSD to replace the factory HD, install Win8, and move on.

    That's the plan, anyway.
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