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Windows 7: "Windows 8 Survey: Half Who Have Tried the OS Wouldn't Recommend It"


09 Mar 2012   #21

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

il'l stay with win 7 since one i hate win 8 and two they extended support for around another 8 years or so. Anyways i rather use ubuntu's latest over win 8. p.s. win 7 and xp were the best. Win 8 is around the same range with vista of how much i dislike it. Vista nothing but problems,bugging up on me and memory problems ect.. and win 8 the interface is a slap to tech ppl. I disapprove of win 8 and join the ppl who dislike it.

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09 Mar 2012   #22

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I'm trying hard to like it but, God, it's difficult.

The only advantage I've found is it's apparant speed. It seems faster than Windows 7 in a lot of ways. Maybe because I'm dual booting rather than running as a VM.

My you, this isn't even a beta release. Maybe, just maybe, someone at MS will listen for once and improve things.

I will say that there is no way that I would pay the usual MS price to buy it.
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09 Mar 2012   #23

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Well, don't know if this will make any noticable difference, but I came upon this article:

The Metro hater's guide to customizing Windows 8 Consumer Preview | ZDNet
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09 Mar 2012   #24

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

I've just removed it. What really irked me and spurred me to finish my experience is that it couldn't remember the login and password for my PPPoE-thru-WiFi connection, for no apparent reason, so I had to fill it in every time.

I might rejoin it if there's ever an RC with real feedback like with Windows 7. But, for now, I got the gist of it, tasted the corners and the swiping...

Also today, I've read this as the conclusion of Anand's review of Windows 8. I agree with him 100%. And I've always liked Windows, and liked every new version better than the prevous one and I'm worried.

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If you’re reading this, the chances are good that you’re a technology enthusiast with a decent system, and you’re the ones to whom Windows 8’s under-the-hood enhancements will appeal the most. Give the preview a test drive, evaluate whether you’ll use the new features, and give Metro a fair shake—like it or not, it’s the future of the platform, and it’s well-implemented here. If you’re happy with Windows 7, though, this isn’t the must-have upgrade that its predecessor was, and Microsoft’s long-term support cycle—mainstream support until 2015, extended support until 2020—means that you’ll still get significant software updates (new DirectX and IE versions and a handful of other backported features) for awhile and security updates for even longer. You’ve got time to wait for Windows 9.
Can Microsoft survive this? The Windows brand? The PC? Apple is a juggernaut and it seems they will be given another cue for a year of commercials:
'Are they forcing you to learn new tricks? If they are, why don't you learn a whole new game! OSX! It's an OS that's whole, and yours!'
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09 Mar 2012   #25

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

For what it's worth, I just don't like touchscreens at all so for that reason alone I'll stick with Windows 7.

If Microsoft aren't careful they're going to lose market share over this potential debacle and I would have thought that after the ME and Vista disasters they'd have learned their lesson by now.

However, perhaps they are listening and perhaps the RTM version will be all that Windows 7 is and more.
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09 Mar 2012   #26

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Throwaway Devices

This OS is designed for "Throwaway Devices" (e.g. Phones and Tablets).

PCs last too long.

Some people seem to buy a new phone every year.
Apple seems to be releasing a new iPad every year also.

MS and the device makers want a slice of this "action".
Probably when you get a new device, you'll have to re-download all of your apps again.

The only thing that will change MS's mind, is a mass buyer boycott by businesses.
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09 Mar 2012   #27

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

I gave it a whirl trying to keep an open mind but my mind promptly slammed shut after about five minutes of using this abortion of an operating system. I can safely say this will keep many people on 7 for years to come. It just has no place on a real computer.
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10 Mar 2012   #28

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I agree with the article. I absolutely hate the Metro interface. As of now, performance benefits have only been seen during booting the OS, which is superior to 7, otherwise 8 falls just behind 7 in other benchmarks: Benchmark tests offer first hints of Windows 8 performance | Crave - CNET
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10 Mar 2012   #29

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

My main question is why?? Clearly the desktop version of Windows has been great for years. Why now pressure old hat windows users to move to a terrible touch based disaster that is Windows 8? It just doesn't make sense at all. When I press the windows key on my real computer I expect the same options given as in the past, not some horrible touch based "Menu" that doesn't give me the same options I have come to expect. If it is any relief to Windows 7 users I have committed my hobby as a programmer of windows 7 applications. I have decided my future windows based projects will be windows 7 based only. I have recently moved from fortran based programs for windows to Delphi based programs. As soon as I become more proficient in Delphi My windows programs will only be written for Windows 7. I will not be wasting my time programming for Windows 8 anytime soon.
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10 Mar 2012   #30

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Maybe ...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Heh actually, they could look at the number of people that DL it and the time they spend on it. If only 50% spend more than a few minutes, that's enough telemetry right there
"Maybe we should tell the shareholders the truth."
"What ... that half the people who downloaded it, stopped using it after a few days?"
"No, I don't think we'll be telling them that."

Apologies to "The Simpsons".
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