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Windows 7: Rumor - Microsoft to Release Windows Blue, the First Free Windows Ever


12 Dec 2012   #41

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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Unlike Windows 7 which is an excellent system, W8 needs a facelift right out of the box, and it's designed for tablets, PCs were supported as an afterthought.
I used to think the same thing until I start using Windows 8. Combine that with attending a launch event last week, and I have an entirely new appreciation for the OS. Aside from adding in a full-featured start menu, it doesn't need a thing.


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12 Dec 2012   #42

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Windows 8 will also need to be able to boot to desktop too!
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12 Dec 2012   #43

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. (On both machines)
 
 

Well, I never felt more like Singin' the Blues,♫

'Cos I never thought that I'd ever lose

With Metro, that's why I'm singin' the Blues

- Anonymous, could be attributed to Steve Balmer.
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12 Dec 2012   #44

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bertison View Post
Well, I never felt more like Singin' the Blues,♫

'Cos I never thought that I'd ever lose

With Metro, that's why I'm singin' the Blues

- Anonymous, could be attributed to Steve Balmer.
That even scans with the tune. Impressive!
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12 Dec 2012   #45

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 8 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

Agreed
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13 Dec 2012   #46

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dallas 7 View Post
Unlike Windows 7 which is an excellent system, W8 needs a facelift right out of the box, and it's designed for tablets, PCs were supported as an afterthought.
I used to think the same thing until I start using Windows 8. Combine that with attending a launch event last week, and I have an entirely new appreciation for the OS. Aside from adding in a full-featured start menu, it doesn't need a thing.
Deacon, some people believe "new" automatically means "better". Pertaining to operating systems, I used to accept that premise. Until I met Vista!
Vista taught me that "new" does not always mean "better". In fact, I discovered that sometimes, as with Vista, "new" means "worse"!

Windows 7 is a great OS. W8 is a downgrade, just like Vista was.
I'll stick with 7.
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13 Dec 2012   #47

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Welcome to Window Vista again guys!!! Windows 8 Said...
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13 Dec 2012   #48

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dallas 7 View Post
Deacon, some people believe "new" automatically means "better".
Yes, and many people also assume new is "worse" or "scary" for various reasons.
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Windows 7 is a great OS. W8 is a downgrade
Exactly my point. Windows 8 is hardly a downgrade. To suggest that...well...simply means you haven't used it or given it a chance, going at it with the mindset above...that since it is a successor to a great product, it has to fail.

That's the issue I've been trying to point out. Far too many people on these boards are making comments such as yours because they didn't like the look of Metro, or some other small detail, and could turn back to Windows 7 to feel comfy and warm. On one hand, it's said to see so many people being closed-minded, but at the same time, it's a credit to how good Windows 7 is.

So, my final point is this. If you love 7, and you want to stay with it, go right ahead. I'm keeping some systems on 7, including all of my corporate systems for 2013 (aside from new purchases). But there's absolutely no reason or justifcation to sit and bash Windows 8, or the people who are really enjoying it. It's a great OS as well, because it's coming off of a great platform. It has a small learning curve, just as any new OS, but once you get passed that, it's really a nice OS to use.

Not liking it doesn't equate to "it's an awful product". Separate out fact and opinion. There are a lot of things on the market I don't like, but they can be a good product.
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13 Dec 2012   #49

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dallas 7 View Post
Deacon, some people believe "new" automatically means "better".
Yes, and many people also assume new is "worse" or "scary" for various reasons.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dallas 7 View Post
Windows 7 is a great OS. W8 is a downgrade
Exactly my point. Windows 8 is hardly a downgrade. To suggest that...well...simply means you haven't used it or given it a chance, going at it with the mindset above...that since it is a successor to a great product, it has to fail.

That's the issue I've been trying to point out. Far too many people on these boards are making comments such as yours because they didn't like the look of Metro, or some other small detail, and could turn back to Windows 7 to feel comfy and warm. On one hand, it's said to see so many people being closed-minded, but at the same time, it's a credit to how good Windows 7 is.

So, my final point is this. If you love 7, and you want to stay with it, go right ahead. I'm keeping some systems on 7, including all of my corporate systems for 2013 (aside from new purchases). But there's absolutely no reason or justifcation to sit and bash Windows 8, or the people who are really enjoying it. It's a great OS as well, because it's coming off of a great platform. It has a small learning curve, just as any new OS, but once you get passed that, it's really a nice OS to use.

Not liking it doesn't equate to "it's an awful product". Separate out fact and opinion. There are a lot of things on the market I don't like, but they can be a good product.
Windows 8 seems to be good OS for tablets and phones, but I think Microsoft need to add some features to Windows 8 to allow it to be used as a traditional desktop, but that is just my opinion though; personally I prefer Windows 7.
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13 Dec 2012   #50

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

To me this is simple, Microsoft is bowing down to the not millions but billions of PC owners world wide who made it very clear about what they DO NOT LIKE about Windows 8. You can't read a blog or article that doesn't make this a valid point.

People with PC's want to upgrade but they want a good reason for doing so, Windows 8 out of the box, is not a very good reason to upgrade a PC.

The market for PC upgrades is huge and by alienating them all Windows 8 is simply not selling well. They can fix this obvious blunder with Windows blue.
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