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Windows 7: A look ahead: 2012 is Microsoft's turning point

03 Jan 2012   #11
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
The trouble is ...

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God save the PC, please.
+1 to that!
Could finally be Linux' big break...
The trouble is that Linux distros are going the same direction as Windows 8.

Lots of long time Linux users "hate":
  • Ubuntu Unity.
  • Gnome 3 (including Linus Torvalds).
I'm not a long time user (2 or 3 years) but I hate those GUIs too.

Until they fix the GUI tools, so that users don't have to keep using the Terminal, Linux distros aren't going to "gain much traction".


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03 Jan 2012   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Looks like we are surrounded by the kids interfaces.
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03 Jan 2012   #13
indianacarnie

 

I agree
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03 Jan 2012   #14
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

I suspect that these new GUIs are designed to "soften the blow" of having to move to a "Cloud" OS.
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03 Jan 2012   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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I suspect that these new GUIs are designed to "soften the blow" of having to move to a "Cloud" OS.
That is an interesting thought. They want to steer people towards their new gold mine.
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04 Jan 2012   #16
legacy7955

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

God save the PC!

+ 1,000,000

I do think that Linux could see a surprising increase in usage IF Windows 8 forces users onto Metro.

Lots of people love Linux Mint and Puppy. They are very easy to use and set up is easy.

I like Windows OS but I also like Linux and the principles behind it.

Microsoft NEEDS another Bill Gates. The creative genius that was found in spades during the early years has gone missing for a long time. I think they should have Bill come back to chose another CEO.
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05 Jan 2012   #17
Emcee

7 Professional x64 - SP1
 
 

Considering how much Windows is used in the business world, I can't imagine win8 won't let you turn off metro.

That said, if I could have a large, normal monitor with my desktop alongside a smaller touchscreen monitor showing metro, I'd be down.
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05 Jan 2012   #18
GARoss

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

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God save the PC!

+ 1,000,000

I do think that Linux could see a surprising increase in usage IF Windows 8 forces users onto Metro.

Lots of people love Linux Mint and Puppy. They are very easy to use and set up is easy.

I like Windows OS but I also like Linux and the principles behind it.

Microsoft NEEDS another Bill Gates. The creative genius that was found in spades during the early years has gone missing for a long time. I think they should have Bill come back to chose another CEO.
My only experience with Linux was Ubuntu & I have said before my overall experience was a good one. It was the lack of software support from major companies like Adobe & many others that convinced me to move back to PC (I also use Mac). I guess in Linux there are too many distros to support (???).
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05 Jan 2012   #19
sonshi

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

Why is linux even in the question? With only 1% of the OS marketshare, it's not something Microsoft should be worried about.
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06 Jan 2012   #20
C32C3

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I love desktops. All of my friends and most of my family members have purchased laptops and view desktops only as a must-use-sometimes piece of equipment. I laugh, and continue enjoying my desktop.

My confidence in the continuous use and development of desktops is based mainly on the community of gamers and their demands for faster processors, more capable motherboards and graphic cards, speedier but smaller data storing devices.

The gamers community is a dedicated group of pc enthusiasts that is pushing pc component manufacturers to keep developing and improving on all fronts. These guys are willing to spend money and the people at Intel,AMD, Nvidia, ATI, and others know it. They say love and money makes the world go 'round. Well, in the pc world its the gamer.

When I see articles stating "The PC is Dead", I smile. The pc, dead? My friend if you want to know the answer to that then you should ask the gamer community. When they say it, I'll believe it.
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