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Windows 7: Win 7 still tops

02 Dec 2012   #1
indianacarnie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Win 7 still tops

More bad news for 8 :

Windows 7 Is Still the Number 1 OS as Windows 8 Slowly Takes Off - Softpedia

Windows 8 Sales Are Yet to Meet Expectations ? Sony Exec - Softpedia


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02 Dec 2012   #2
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

The text and maths don't match (44.71 > 44.69).
I assume that they meant a slight increase?
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03 Dec 2012   #3
x BlueRobot

 

Windows 8 has already met it's sales expectations. Low.
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03 Dec 2012   #4
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

I have my doubts whether Windows 8 in its current form, will ever replace 7 as the no. 1 OS on desktops.
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03 Dec 2012   #5
x BlueRobot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
I have my doubts whether Windows 8 in its current form, will ever replace 7 as the no. 1 OS on desktops.
Windows 8 needs to meet both markets; the desktop and the tablet/phone.
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03 Dec 2012   #6
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
I have my doubts whether Windows 8 in its current form, will ever replace 7 as the no. 1 OS on desktops.
Windows 8 needs to meet both markets; the desktop and the tablet/phone.
I can't speak as to the tablet/phone market, as I don't have either, but I do know that Windows 8 on a desktop computer will have an uphill battle for as long as 7 is supported.
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03 Dec 2012   #7
x BlueRobot

 

Users will probably stay with Windows 7, even if it isn't supported by Microsoft, look at Windows XP it has had extended support, and is supposedly the second most popular operating system.
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03 Dec 2012   #8
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Windows 8 can be configured to run like 7 with the addition of the 7 start menu. I can toggle between the 8 start screen (Metro) and the 7 start menu on my 8 installation. When using the 7 start menu, the 8 start screen isn't loaded so I actually have to log off to go into it and vice versa.
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03 Dec 2012   #9
x BlueRobot

 

Don't you have to use a third-party program in order to achieve that configuration?
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03 Dec 2012   #10
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Don't you have to use a third-party program in order to achieve that configuration?
Yes. It is a tiny program that imports the Windows 7 start menu from a Windows 7 installation DVD. After that, its only function is to allow you to switch between the 7 and 8 desktops. With the added built in security of Windows Defender there is no need to install a third party AV unless you want to. Also, the upgrade is for Windows 8 Pro, so I now have access to some features than my Windows 7 Home Edition doesn't. So for me it is worth it. Right now, 8 works and pretty much looks the same as 7 and I haven't had a single issue with it. I still have another copy of Windows 7 installed on another SSD in my PC to fall back on if I do start having problems with 8.
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