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Windows 7: "Well below expectations" Windows 8 sales


18 Nov 2012   #1

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"Well below expectations" Windows 8 sales

Couple of days old but I just saw this. "...The culprit? "Lackluster PC maker designs and availability," according to Thurrott."

Read more here : Windows 8 sales 'well below' projections, report claims | Microsoft - CNET News

Yeah thats it, couldn't be anything ELSE at all.

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18 Nov 2012   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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Though Windows 8 Pro can run older Windows software, Windows RT cannot, which "doesn't make a lick of sense," according to Thurrott
This is kind of a stupid remark. How can you run x86 programs on a RISC CPU.
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18 Nov 2012   #3

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This just shows how out of touch Micro$not is with reality.
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18 Nov 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
This just shows how out of touch Micro$not is with reality.
I don't think they are out of touch. If you switch to a different technology, you cannot expect to use the facilities of another technology. Try to run x86 windows programs on Linux.
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18 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 x64 and numerous virtual machines
 
 

"I love Windows 8" as long as you keep stuffing those used $100 bills in my back pocket type website.
I hate 8 and see no point in turning the desktop world upside down for it. Poor sales are exactly what I expected, wait until after the holidays and the returns and exchanges keep coming in. If you are a computer guy in a business could be good for you selling 7 and installing it for the client.
8 is another VISTA.
I really do like 7 and I still like XP, 2000 and NT4.
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18 Nov 2012   #6

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
This just shows how out of touch Micro$not is with reality.
I don't think they are out of touch. If you switch to a different technology, you cannot expect to use the facilities of another technology. Try to run x86 windows programs on Linux.
I was referring to their inability to see (or admit to) the real reasons Win8 isn't selling.
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18 Nov 2012   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, there you certainly got a point.
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18 Nov 2012   #8

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Microsoft is in the business of selling operating systems. That we all know. What made them think they could sell a upgrade system to 100 million plus Windows 7 users with Windows 8 that is not PC friendly? Why not two systems. Windows 8 T and Windows 8 PC? Microsoft has 90% of the PC market. Why not have a Windows 8 for them to upgrade to and a Windows 8 for the new market in tablets and the like?
Their is already 3rd party programs out to make Windows 8 more PC friendly so I know it could of been done at Microsoft. It's not a engineering problem it's a marketing problem.
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18 Nov 2012   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

I think the title should be rephrased to "Windows 8 Expected Low Sales"; Windows 8 would be a good operating system for tablets and phones if it was designed with a more user-friendly UI and wasn't designed to be tried to be forced onto a desktop computer. It's like trying to run a program strictly compatible and designed for Mac on a Windows computer; the two do not work together.

Microsoft please release a SP2 for Windows 7, I'm beginning to get tired with these frequent updates.
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18 Nov 2012   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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Windows 8 would be a good operating system for tablets and phones
But most likely it will not sell there either because of a lack of an ecosystem. Once that is ramped up, sales may improve.
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