Source: Microsoft Store
quote: Windows 8 is actually lighter than Windows 7 which was in turn lighter than Windows Vista.
quote: you have to buy a new Windows 8.1 machine that costs $599 USD or more
quote: But I don't see $100 discount off of $599+ making me throw away a perfectly good 17" laptop.
quote: In two weeks it's junk.
quote: $6,800 to upgrade an operating system and two days of down time? What the hell are you doing? I could blow up the computer with dynamite for sport, order new parts from Amazon/Newegg, assemble a new machine, and re-install all of the software for a lower price and less downtime.
quote: Do you mind telling me the labs you work for? I need to get in on this scam.
quote: I am also extremely alarmed that you have some level of control over lab equipment and yet you do not see the urgency of upgrading a 13 year old operating system that is about to become the largest virus haven in computing history.