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I assume people use Windows 8 for Visual Studio development, mainly web applications in my case. I have been using Windows 7 for the past few years, and normally I like to keep up to date with the OS version. However I have a laptop running Windows 8, and I find the Metro UI and fullscreen thing for some applications extremely frustrating.

Do you have any opinions on using Windows 8 for development? Is it recommended? I would like to switch, but the worst thing that I would want is having to revert back as I find it too frustrating.

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closed as primarily opinion-based by Dave, avirk, Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, magicandre1981, Keltari Sep 28 '13 at 18:25

Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Visual studio still works on Windows 8 your question is unclear...Any application that works on Windows 7 would work on Windows 8 – Ramhound Sep 28 '13 at 9:42
if you dont like windows 8 use windows 7. it will be supported with security updates for many years to come. – Lorenzo Von Matterhorn Sep 28 '13 at 9:47
I have used VS in both W7 and W8... I really don't see what your issue is! Seems like you're here just to whine (sorry!). – Dave Sep 28 '13 at 10:03
@DaveRook I understand that this might be an opinion-based question - What can I do to improve on this question, considering it was closed? Or should I just remove it? – Karl Cassar Oct 9 '13 at 16:41
Not really, as I don't know what you're trying to ask... – Dave Oct 10 '13 at 6:19
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Install StartIsBack or a different Startmenu program and you can work like in Windows 7.

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I think you are just afraid with the Metro interface nothing else. Just use the desktop version of Win 8 and you are good to do any development like WEB/Windows. Even you can read about Metro style application development and go for it.

I used the Visual Studio with Win 8 and Win 7 and both have no difference when using it. There is no difference in developing a Web/windows app on Win 8. And about recommending for development then obviously Win 8 is the prefer one as it has many new Metro style apps which encouraging the devs to work with it.

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