What's the rush?!
My machines have ran like beasts for several years now. So when the demand hasn't changed, the supply shouldn't either.
The demand will change, when users see that Windows 8 can do what Windows 7 can do with much less power. Right now, on Windows 8 CP, as I'm typing this post, my CPU meter is setting on 8%. That's with a full security suite running, Firefox running, plus whatever other processes Windows has going on. It fluctuates between 5 & 35% CPU usage.
Using Windows 7, I was lucky if it idled at 60%, much less be typing a forum post. Usually, it ran at 80% or more, & XP Mode made both the CPU & RAM peg to it's max. Not to mention the fan screaming all of the time. On lower spec PC's, Windows 7 is a resource hog, just as Vista is. I know, because both are on my Caviar Black (I have 3 HDD's for this PC), side to side, neither one runs faster or better than the other. Windows 7 looks a bit better, but that's it.
However, on my higher powered gaming notebook, there's not much difference between the two, as far as resource consumption goes. But Windows 8 CP boots faster, and runs faster.
Come later this fall, the demand will change, because Windows 8 computers will be the only ones available, once the leftovers of Windows 7 ones are gone. Probably sometime this summer, production of Windows 7 computers (except custom orders) will cease. So the customer will have no say in the matter, unless he/she wants to buy a Windows 7 install disk from Newegg or other eTailer. And even then, that will only be an option for so long, just as it was for XP users.
Well IMO demand has changed. Small form factors are now in vogue and MS needed an os to fill the void. The truth is Windows 7 just doesn't run that well on these new machines with tiny CPU's...So when the demand hasn't changed, the supply shouldn't either.
List of AMD Athlon X2 microprocessors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Windows 8 CP makes far better use of this CPU than Windows 7 does, by far.
"Windows 8 CP makes far better use of this CPU than Windows 7 does, by far."
Cus it's hardware requirements & resource demands are low.
I'm not sure what "truth" you refer to. Win7 is viagra for old/low-powered machines. I could FINALLY ditch a decade-old OS, and enjoy all the latest eye-candy, while keeping/gaining performance. Ability to do much more than ever thought-of on that hardware.
I couldn't agree more but as Cat pointed out I meant the very small CPU's such as ARM and the like..Win7 is viagra for old/low-powered machines. I could FINALLY ditch a decade-old OS, and enjoy all the latest eye-candy, while keeping/gaining performance. Ability to do much more than ever thought-of on that hardware.