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Windows 7: More Than 3 Out of 4 Enthusiasts Reject Windows 8

24 May 2013   #1071
Night Hawk

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I am not expecting MS to dump metro.

They might try and make it less unpalatable, or shift emphasis as a temporary measure.
There is nothing wrong with Metro per se as long as they keep it for touch enabled devices. But it has no place on traditional PCs that have no touch capability. And touchscreens on traditional laptops and desktops are anyhow questionable because of the ergonomics - and also because of the smear.
I wouldn't expect them to be dumping the Metro "Modern" gui anytime soon either! Just watch them compare a Win 8 tablet to the IPad to get a better idea on their entire marketing schemes! "oh how glorious and fast our new... is compared to the ... !!!" daaaa... Even for seeing touchscreen enabled on the desktop you are still looking at a "Tablet" not "Desktop" touch & swipe gui that simply doesn't work for the desktop!


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25 May 2013   #1072
gregrocker

 

Noticing more Win7 for sale on daily NewEgg, Buy.com and Tiger Direct emails. Nice that they aren't trying to hide it any longer and will let consumers buy it more easily. Not seeing any similar 8 listings.

They need to put 7 back on new PC's soon to meet consumer demand, or at least offer a choice.
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25 May 2013   #1073
Berkey

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Noticing more Win7 for sale on daily NewEgg, Buy.com and Tiger Direct emails. Nice that they aren't trying to hide it any longer and will let consumers buy it more easily. Not seeing any similar 8 listings.

They need to put 7 back on new PC's soon to meet consumer demand, or at least offer a choice.
My guess is that Ms will give it an 8 month period, which will include the holiday season and post holiday sales to see if Blue is at least enough of a fix to consider 8 " afloat". Then once they see what I suspect a marginal increase of sales, they will put 7 or at least the option for 7 on desktops and begin a new OS or add another SP.
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26 May 2013   #1074
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

We'll have to see if any SP2 for 7 will ever be out. Octobar will be 4yrs. since 7 launched and still no SP2 beta in the works. But that's also how MS works like SP3 finally coming out for XPee to fix all those bugs MS simply let go only when 7 was about to be launched with so many months back in 2009. MS won't want to re-release 7 all over since 7 is a working OS! That means people would rather hang onto something that DOES over jumping around with garbage you have to replace every couple of years!
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26 May 2013   #1075
Lone Browncoat

2000Pro,XP SP3 x86..W7 on next build
 
 

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They should have known to offer both Metro and non-metro desktops at release.

I have been using the same basic Windows design since 1992, that's too engrained at this point.
Before Windows, in 1987 I was using Atari ST's TOS, OS on a chip, instant on, but everything else was run off discs, unless you had a very expensive hard drive, talking $600+ for 30 megs, muhahaha But, people ran BBS's on that little in the good old days. *BLOAT*
Yep, they were powerful in their day, better than 640k DOS.
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26 May 2013   #1076
Lone Browncoat

2000Pro,XP SP3 x86..W7 on next build
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
We'll have to see if any SP2 for 7 will ever be out. October will be 4yrs. since 7 launched and still no SP2 beta in the works. But that's also how MS works like SP3 finally coming out for XPee to fix all those bugs MS simply let go only when 7 was about to be launched with so many months back in 2009.
Then I'll order [as before] the 5-10$ CD for off-line installations, if they ever do one.
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27 May 2013   #1077
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

The idea for seeing a service is often to bring in a new support for something as well as wrapping up a number of small updates like security fixes, etc. I think one of the main reason there hasn't been a rush to see a second SP out is due to the original efforts put into 7 to make it a "Works Right Out of The Box" type success rather then being loaded with bugs you saw with the previous versions going back to 2000 which saw 6 of them!
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27 May 2013   #1078
PaulGo

Windows 10 (64 bit)
 
 

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Windows 8 users snub Metro apps, stick to traditional Windows software

The majority of Windows 8 PC owners launch less than one app a day



A majority of consumer and small business Windows 8 PC users launch fewer than one "Metro" app a day, signaling that they're spending most of their time on the classic Windows 7-style Desktop, according to data released this week.
According to Soluto, an Israeli PC management service provider, just 39 percent of owners of desktop PCs powered by Windows 8 launch a Metro app more than once a day. Laptop users fire up a Metro app slightly more often, with 40 percent opening an average of more than one app daily. Even touch-enabled notebooks infrequently access Metro: 42 percent of the owners of those devices launch more than one app a day.
Windows 8 users snub Metro apps, stick to traditional Windows software | Microsoft Windows - InfoWorld
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27 May 2013   #1079
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't believe their will be a SP-2 for Windows 7.
Microsoft doesn't want to make Windows 7 better. They want us to get up off Windows 7 and buy Windows 8.
Microsoft makes no money offering a new SP for Windows 7. They make money selling Windows 8.
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27 May 2013   #1080
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

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I would like to see someone work with a desktop like this on a Win 8 tablet.

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Um that looks like something I would be doing on two machines....File management and stuff whilst playing music files that I have just ripped.
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