Dear Computer Lady:
I learn a lot from you newsletter. I purchased your book “7 Things You Should Know Before You Buy Your Next Computer” It is really good information.
My question is, now that I am ready to purchase a computer, I am asked the question “do I want Windows 7 or Windows 8?. Which is the best choice. The system I am now using is Windows Vista Home Premium. I looked on your site and did not see any comparisons. What are the pros and cons of each?
Windows 7 and Windows 8 are both great operating systems, so your choice is going to be based mostly on personal preference.
Windows 7 will be more like the Vista that you are using now, while Windows 8 is newer and will be supported by Microsoft longer.
When Windows 8 first came out, it worked very differently from previous versions of Windows, in fact it didn’t even have a start button or start menu. The first major update that will come out for Windows 8 will include an option to have the start button and the start menu. This will make Windows 8 much easier to use for those of us who are used to earlier versions of Windows.
In addition to the differences in user interface, remember that each version of windows that comes out is a little better than the previous version.
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