Windows 8 might very well be the most hyped Windows operating system of our time. Whether or not it lives up to the hype remains to be seen, according to some. Others have already given out the verdict. All of these are opinions, though, but if you’re one for hard data, you will be interested in the results of a survey conducted by Forumswindows8.com.
Windows users will recognize this site as the biggest Windows 8 help and support forum. So, if there is a reliable source, it’s going to be them. The site polled Windows users on their Windows 8 experience so far. The result? It seems that most users prefer Windows 7!
The survey covered a lot of ground, including ease of installation, boot up and shut down times, and the Metro UI experience. Here is a snippet of the results. ((Source: ForumsWindows8))
Most Liked Features of Windows 8
Fast boot and shut down—————————————————–56%
Internet Explorer 10 ———————————————————–35%
More apps, such as Mail, Calendar and People apps ——————–26%
Multiple Monitor Support —————————————————–21%
To be honest, that the users like the speed is not surprising. We’ve all had our stories about horrifyingly slow boot up and shut down times.
On the other hand, 53 percent of the participants of the survey say that they prefer Windows 7. Additionally, only 25 percent voted Windows 8 as their favorite system.
I have not had the
unpleasure of using Windows 8, but from what I have heard from people who have, it doesn’t look like it’s going to convince me to go back to Windows. Not.at.all.
Any Windows 8 users here? What do you think?