windows 10??

I would like to know if I should wait until windows 10 comes out or buy the 8.1 that is currently available ? what are the benefits of windows 10 that makes it superior to 8.1? also what Microsoft office version should I get ? currently I have 2007. Is office 365 supposed to be the latest ?? please let me know.

Thank you
Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Windows 10 is built on Windows 8.1. It removes the Metro way of working (which I never use anyway) and makes Apps work in windows instead of Full Screen.

If you can wait, no problem. If you cannot wait, Windows 8.1 works great and Windows 10 will be a free upgrade.

Please read my articles on Windows 10

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/A_16579-First-Impressions-of-Windows-10.html

and also ways to improve Windows 8 (which work in Windows 10).

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/A_16620-Ways-to-improve-Windows-8.html

I use Windows 8.1 (running now) and have Windows 10 running as well.
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Network ZeroCloud Engineer Commented:
I'm on windows 10 right now have been using it since it came out. I have better battery life then I did on 7 and it's stable.
but it's still on BETA, I would put windows 7 on the computer and then wait till 10 comes out. I would not recommend windows 8.1 to anyone.

Office 365 is the latest if you have an e3 license + you get to use office with it.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Also, Office 365 (Office 2013) is the latest Office (Office 15) with Office 16 due out probably about the same time as Windows 10.

I have Office 365 / 2013 running on my Windows 8.1 machine. It works great as well.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I would not recommend windows 8.1 to anyone.

Windows 8.1 works really well and as I note Windows 10 is built on Windows 8.1 directly. There is NO reason in the world not to use it if you need to. Windows 8.1 does everything Windows 10 can do and it does it well.
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
Office 365 is the latest if you have an e3 license + you get to use office with it.
what is e3license+?? Lets say I bought the 8.1 how do I get the free upgrade to 10 when available?

makes Apps work in windows instead of Full Screen.


what does it mean makes apps work in windows not in full screen ??
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Microsoft will make the upgrade method available when it comes.

For one to five users, just use Office 365 on subscription. It has just about everything you might need.

Windows 7 does not have Metro Apps. In Windows 8, Metro Apps work only full screen (tablet mode). Very few people like it and the concept was abandoned in Windows 10. I do not use Metro Apps.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Windows 10 is a free upgrade for 1 year from the date it launches for windows 7 and 8.1.  (retail and OEM versions not Enterprise or VL) The current betas are just that betas and not to be used for production environments.  Some functions in the latest beta are broken and if you need them they are a game breaker. Onedrive is evolving item.. many people want it the same way as it works in windows 8.1
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
John
Can't I just buy the office 365 or do I have to pay subscription ? if so how much for annual ?. Also what is metro apps ?
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
David

Can you please follow up on my question with icloud? Thanks
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Microsoft changed the rules extensively. Subscription covering 5 uses is $100 / years of $500 for five years. Office 2013 is $500 once and now only covers ONE use. The subscription is the better deal. Yes, Microsoft is forcing your hand.
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
John
what is the difference between office 2013 and office 365? is there a significant features in 365 that I will be missing on vs. 2013 .Can I put office 2013 on a windows 8.1 when I buy it?
Thank you John
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Office 365 by subscription is pretty much the same as Office 2013 - at least the common parts such as Word, Excel and Power Point.

Can I put office 2013 on a windows 8.1 when I buy it? <--- Yes, but you have to buy it. Subscription is (as I noted) cheaper.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
office 2013 proplus and office 365 at the present time are the same. One being a purchase and the other being a subscription.  The only difference is in activation .  Office 365 must contact MIcrosoft at least once every 30 days to confirm subscription validity. Office 2013 activates once and stays activated using the standard Microsoft activation rules

Office 2013 will install on all operating systems if the prerequisites are present i.e. .net framework
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
Thank you everyone
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@basemkhawaja64  - You are very welcome and I was happy to help.
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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
John
I appreciate all your knowledge. Can you please see if you can help me I posted a question on image folder for wallpaper problem?  Thank you
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