Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed
They are going to fail dramatically at getting win 8 to catch on solidly with the pc market.
I honestly believe that, based on my own experience with it.
I will be sticking with windows 7 for the foreseeable future regardless though.
Microsoft has a history of completely failing on every other OS attempt, and well this is that other one. Vista was the previous.
I, and many others on here, will beg to differ.
I don't think Vista was a failed attempt at an OS. The main thing wrong with Vista was too many people bad mouthing Vista who had never tried it. I'm not saying it had a smooth, clean launch, but the people who had the problems at launch shouted from the hill tops about these problems, and people heard and carried on shouting despite never using Vista at all. This resonated and then Windows 7 came about, the XP users who didn't try Vista jumped on the 7 bandwagon during the beta leaks and then summed up a conclusion that Vista really was as bad as they heard. Look at the Mojave Experiment, for example. I'm not saying you're one of these people, just what I noticed. You may have well had bad experience with Vista.
XP had a far, far worse launch than Vista. That too required high system specs for its time, plagued with driver errors and what not. Vista came about, required high system specs for an OS again, but as the specs the majority of people were running ran XP perfectly fine compared to Vista, and as XP had been out for so long, 2 service packs, stable drivers etc etc, people stuck to XP and then suddenly XP was God's gift to the PC.
I wouldn't say Windows 8 will fail. It's just a whole new way of using Windows. I admit I've not taken to it as it is, and it required the Classic Shell addon for me to find it usable, but I don't think it'll go the same, unfortunate, way that Vista went.