I have two almost-new Dell Inspiron 15 laptops, one at work (i3, etc.) and one at home (i7, etc.). Both run Windows 8. The one at work is in daily use, the one at home I have hardly had time to use at all.
On the office laptop I am prompted regularly to update to Windows 8.1 ... and so far I have resisted doing so. Reading the accounts in this forum, I am tempted to wonder whether it might be best to continue to resist until Win 8.1 has "matured" a little?
I was warned about the learning curve for Windows 8. Can't say I've had any real difficulty. In fact I've found it (apart from the Metro interface, which I hardly use any more) more straightforward than Vista. I have no experience of Win 7 except trying to help a couple of friends by telephone (I am in California, they are in Austria ) Seems to me there might be such a thing as too much virtualization? Anyway on my Win 8 machines I have no trouble finding where things are located (yes, I know, that's virtual space too, but at least it is organized ) I worked for years in a VM environment on IBM mainframes, before PCs appeared, so don't have any "philosophical" objections, just want to be able to find stuff when I want it .
Thanks as always,