Reason not to use Windows 8, since it has "Desktop Mode?"

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Traverse, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. Traverse macrumors 603

    Traverse

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    Hi,

    Over the past year I've heard all about the controversial Windows 8. Well, I use Windows 7 in VMware Fusion for Office and other school related things (I will also use Windows only accounting software latter).

    I recently got Windows 8 for the first time free through my school class on information systems. I've played around for about two days and aside from some choppy animations from running as a vm I don't get the big deal.

    I hated it at first because it was confusing (I still haven't learned everything), but since "desktop mode" is right there, which mimics windows 7, is there any reason NOT to use Windows 8?

    8 seems to have slightly increased performance.
     
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    Also, one thing that concerns me is that Windows 8.1 and Office 2013 are only 14GB in size as a VM, while the equally equipped windows 7 is 24GB. Is only 14GB normal?
     

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