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

06 Jun 2013   #1141
PaulGo

Windows 10 (64 bit)
 
 

When it comes to the Desktop - Microsoft is becoming jack of all trades and master of none! From this video Windows 8.1 is still ignoring the desktop users and concentrating on a touch experience.

Quote:
Windows 8.1 revealed in new Microsoft video



A video tour of Microsoft's upcoming update shines a light on improvements to the Start screen, the search tool, and more.
Windows 8.1 revealed in new Microsoft video | Microsoft - CNET News


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06 Jun 2013   #1142
Lone Browncoat

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
...Vista at all despite the compatibility mode options and the run as admin all failing. The 32bit 7 prevailed over all. The only problem for me however was I had already decided to replace the 32bit Windows entirely while still wanting to test and examine the results of the 32bit at the time. .....
That was my concern back then.....running legacy gear and applications, why buy new when what you already have works? That's why I avoided Vista, however the users over in another one of 'my' forums
at AVScience board have their MyHD/MDP-130s running with the compatibility tab and have already found out that the cards can't run in VM, they need direct access to the machines' I/O. No 64-bit drivers available. They're working fine though under 32 bit W7 but you can invoke the Physical Address Extension in
W7, like you can in 2000, to use all your ram but most of the guys there have just created big ramdisks to
run swap and other functions. I'm still a bit hesitant and learning what I can do in 7, XP Pro is the blood brother of 2000, so I'm wallowing in an all too familiar environment. Sooner or later, if M$ drives us to Linux full-time, then I will have to separate the second MyHD into its' own box and run the XPP that I had nLited, as I did for the bedroom unit, though running in IDE mode, the bedroom unit boots from power-on to desktop with a SSD in eight seconds. Good for those momentary power glitches, so I don't lose a big chunk of the programme. If it is a show important enough, then downloading is an alternative, though the resolution isn't the same.
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06 Jun 2013   #1143
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PaulGo View Post
When it comes to the Desktop - Microsoft is becoming jack of all trades and master of none! From this video Windows 8.1 is still ignoring the desktop users and concentrating on a touch experience.

Quote:
Windows 8.1 revealed in new Microsoft video



A video tour of Microsoft's upcoming update shines a light on improvements to the Start screen, the search tool, and more.
Windows 8.1 revealed in new Microsoft video | Microsoft - CNET News
This is really, really dull. Can't get any worse. It's all designed for information consumption.
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06 Jun 2013   #1144
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I was actually impressed with some of the improvements but they are too little too late. The UI is still too clunky for desktops. Even though one can now list all their programs, it's still harder to read than the simple lists available in Win7 and earlier. The search feature, even though it is much better than Win 7's, is clunkier than menus and not of much use if you can't remember what it is you are looking for, something easy to have happen if one has a lot of files. When I built my present desktop back in February, I bought two retail copies of Win 7 Ultimate and one of Home Premium. Had Win 8 started out with what it will have now, I might have considered it instead but, after that initial disaster, I've made the commitment to stay with Win 7 until its last dying gasp, same as I decided to stay with XP when Vista was thrust upon us. For the same reason, I upgraded to Office 2010 from 2007 to ensure I would have an office suite that would be usable through the lifespan of Win 7. I don't really care now how good Win 8 may become because I'm not wasting time and money replacing an OS, software, and hardware that are presently meeting my desktop needs.
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06 Jun 2013   #1145
PaulGo

Windows 10 (64 bit)
 
 

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Making Windows 8 Better

Windows 8 has been something of a flop. It’s selling even worse than the much-loathed Windows Vista did, and the entire PC industry is feeling the pain.


...Microsoft’s big mistake was to mash them together. The solution, I wrote, is simple:
“You know what would have been perfect? Keeping the two operating systems separate. Put TileWorld and its universe of new touch screen apps on tablets. Put Windows 8 on mouse-and-keyboard PCs. Presto: all the confusion would evaporate. And the good work Microsoft did on both of these individual operating systems would shine.”
Making Windows 8 Better - NYTimes.com
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06 Jun 2013   #1146
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PaulGo View Post
Quote:


Making Windows 8 Better

Windows 8 has been something of a flop. It’s selling even worse than the much-loathed Windows Vista did, and the entire PC industry is feeling the pain.


...Microsoft’s big mistake was to mash them together. The solution, I wrote, is simple:
“You know what would have been perfect? Keeping the two operating systems separate. Put TileWorld and its universe of new touch screen apps on tablets. Put Windows 8 on mouse-and-keyboard PCs. Presto: all the confusion would evaporate. And the good work Microsoft did on both of these individual operating systems would shine.”
Making Windows 8 Better - NYTimes.com
snort!TileWorld!gasp!
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06 Jun 2013   #1147
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I don't even seriously follow-up on this Windows 8 crap any more. I have 3 extra Windows 7 licenses and 1 additional yet unused Office 2010 license (3 users). I think I am covered for the rest of my life. In addition to that both of my desktops and 2 of my laptops are pretty recent. So there is probably no need to replace those soon. Only the wife is backlevel with 2 Vista laptops - but she loves them and would not let me replace them anyhow.
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06 Jun 2013   #1148
theveterans

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PaulGo View Post
Quote:


Making Windows 8 Better

Windows 8 has been something of a flop. It’s selling even worse than the much-loathed Windows Vista did, and the entire PC industry is feeling the pain.


...Microsoft’s big mistake was to mash them together. The solution, I wrote, is simple:
“You know what would have been perfect? Keeping the two operating systems separate. Put TileWorld and its universe of new touch screen apps on tablets. Put Windows 8 on mouse-and-keyboard PCs. Presto: all the confusion would evaporate. And the good work Microsoft did on both of these individual operating systems would shine.”
Making Windows 8 Better - NYTimes.com
I definitely agree with that quote. He should be with the MS developer crew.
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07 Jun 2013   #1149
Iforgot

Win7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PaulGo View Post
When it comes to the Desktop - Microsoft is becoming jack of all trades and master of none! From this video Windows 8.1 is still ignoring the desktop users and concentrating on a touch experience.

Quote:
Windows 8.1 revealed in new Microsoft video



A video tour of Microsoft's upcoming update shines a light on improvements to the Start screen, the search tool, and more.
Windows 8.1 revealed in new Microsoft video | Microsoft - CNET News
Just watched the video,,, hmmmm well yes upgrade for the Tablet......

But not relevant to the desktop pc..
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07 Jun 2013   #1150
x BlueRobot

 

I'm saving for additional Windows 7 license now, need to stock pile for the future
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