Random question here, but I've been trying to decide recently if I should make the jump to Windows 8.1 or not.
I don't really have a good reason to, but I've been thinking about giving it a try. After doing some research on the subject, I haven't really found any compelling reason whether I should, or should not switch, so I thought I'd ask some fellow MediaBrowser's what their take was on the subject.
I don't want the cost of a new operating system to sway people's opinions either, this is just subject to people's preferences on the two OS's, and not whether it's worth the money to upgrade or not.
I only really want to hear from people with experience with both 7 and 8.1, and what their opinion is on why they like either one better.
- Currently I'm running WIndows 7 Home Premium x64
All I want to know is:
- Are there really any advantages I'll get from switching to 8.1?
- Are there advantages to me staying with Windows 7?
- Are there any trade-offs to switching from 7 to 8.1 and vise versa?
- Which do you prefer, and why?
The computer in question is my main PC, which runs MBServer and MBT.
It's connected to the 65" TV in my living room, and is also used for 95% of my web-browsing, gaming, word processing, etc.
...Basically, pretend it's my only computer, and used for everything.
It's main use, however (+/-65% of the time); is for an HTPC
What I'd like to get from this thread is the majority of you telling me either: Yes, go to Windows 8.1, it's totally worth it! or NO! You're better off with Windows 7! and why you think this way.
Thanks! and sorry for the relatively long post, but I just can't decide on my own! haha.
Edited by pmac, 17 April 2014 - 08:50 PM.