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

30 May 2013   #1101
gregrocker

 

Microsoft WIndows 8 update restores start button and adds search | FP Tech Desk | Financial Post

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One major research firm, International Data Corp., blamed the redesigned operating system for worsening a decline in PC sales by confusing prospective buyers.

Meanwhile, Windows 8 hasn’t proven it’s compelling enough to put a major dent in the popularity of Apple Inc.’s pioneering iPad or other tablets running on Google Inc.’s Android software. Microsoft, though, remains convinced that Windows 8 just needs a little fine tuning. “We feel good about the basic bets that we have made,” Leblond said.

One issue, particularly for tablet customers, has been the lack of applications for Window 8, compared with more than 350,000 apps for Apple Inc.’s iPad. Windows now has about 79,000 apps, according to MetroStore Scanner, a website that tracks how many apps are in the Windows store.
While the Windows 8 update is a concession by Microsoft that the new operating system may have turned off some customers, the software maker isn’t backing away from its new design, Miller said.

“That’s not giving in — that’s just changing it to be more usable,” Miller of Directions on Microsoft said. “People need to realize Microsoft isn’t just going back to the way Windows 7 was.”



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30 May 2013   #1102
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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“People need to realize Microsoft isn’t just going back to the way Windows 7 was.”

And Microsoft has to realize that people are just not going to buy their stuff any more. There are plenty of better alternatives.
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30 May 2013   #1103
x BlueRobot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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“People need to realize Microsoft isn’t just going back to the way Windows 7 was.”

And Microsoft has to realize that people are just not going to buy their stuff any more. There are plenty of better alternatives.
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30 May 2013   #1104
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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“People need to realize Microsoft isn’t just going back to the way Windows 7 was.”

And Microsoft has to realize that people are just not going to buy their stuff any more. There are plenty of better alternatives.
And some of them are free likehttp://linuxmint.com/rel_nadia_whatsnew.php

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30 May 2013   #1105
PaulGo

Windows 10 (64 bit)
 
 

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For Windows 8.1, a half-step toward a Start button



....But clicking on the "tip" won't launch the familiar menus that the Start button did in previous versions of Windows. Instead, it will take users to their Start screen. With Windows 8.1, users can customize that Start screen to replicate something close to the old Start menus, listing all of the applications that are available to them, if they want.
It's unclear if the Start tip will be enough to quiet critics who are clamoring for the ease of use that comes with familiarity. The Start tip is a bit of a half-step toward a Start button. Microsoft seems to be giving a nod to its critics but not quite giving them all they had wanted.
For Windows 8.1, a half-step toward a Start button | Microsoft - CNET News


Why ...Why does Microsoft have to be so stubborn about this, and just give their customers what they want - a Windows 7 style start menu! They just can't admit their idea of what customers want is misguided.
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30 May 2013   #1106
Night Hawk

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

Yup! Everyone is getting in the act on blogging the new form of Start whatever! Here's how the new Windows Blue Start Button may work | ZDNet But MS is certainly NOT GOING TO back away from their main "Surface RT/Win8" goals! They simply shove the RT gui on the desktop releases just to have something for desktops while being focused all on how to mash Google-itis and Fruit(y) IPxxx's takes on the mobile market side. This was never about taking away the desktop from the OS but to smear MS all over the mobile side of things. The desktop user takes the brunt of everything however just to appease the MS marketing goals.
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30 May 2013   #1107
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

This is why :

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Microsoft's original premise was based on requiring customers to use the Start screen, or at least move through it, before reaching the "classic" desktop

Hey, Microsoft: It's the apps, stupid - Computerworld




Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PaulGo View Post

Why ...Why does Microsoft have to be so stubborn about this, and just give their customers what they want - a Windows 7 style start menu! They just can't admit their idea of what customers want is misguided.
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30 May 2013   #1108
Night Hawk

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

It's marketing! Remember to look at what would be the want for apps on a tablet sometime to see where MS wants to take people! Oh gosh golly Windows 8.1 Blue unveiled, will it...??? Windows 8.1 unveiled: will it change your mind about Windows 8? | ZDNet Sorry no go here! 7 to stay for the time being at least! I run desktops not tablets.
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31 May 2013   #1109
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
MS goes "All In"

Hopefully it will bomb so badly, that the jokers responsible for the W8 debacle are made redundant and replaced by people who actually have some idea (preferably Windows desktop supporters).
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31 May 2013   #1110
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
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“People need to realize Microsoft isn’t just going back to the way Windows 7 was.”

And Microsoft has to realize that people are just not going to buy their stuff any more. There are plenty of better alternatives.
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