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

11 Jun 2013   #1161
Rickkins

Win 7 x64
 
 

Hehe... didn't even occur to me that the battle was raging over here too...


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11 Jun 2013   #1162
gregrocker

 

No battle, really. This has always been the Support home of the best OS ever, where we defend it's supremacy against pretenders until the day it has a worthy successor.
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11 Jun 2013   #1163
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
No battle, really. This has always been the Support home of the best OS ever, where we defend it's supremacy against pretenders until the day it has a worthy successor.
How true that is, well put.

Those of us that think Windows 7 is the best operating system ever are not running from change.
We have accepted new operating system for years and will continue to do so when the new operating system is better than the one we have already.
Just being new is not good enough. We will accept new and better.
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11 Jun 2013   #1164
Rickkins

Win 7 x64
 
 

While I do run 8, I run it strictly in desktop mode, which for all intent and purpose is essentially just like 7.

Of course, my bottom taskbar thing looks and works like the one in xp.....
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12 Jun 2013   #1165
Night Hawk

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

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
No battle, really. This has always been the Support home of the best OS ever, where we defend it's supremacy against pretenders until the day it has a worthy successor.
How true that is, well put.

Those of us that think Windows 7 is the best operating system ever are not running from change.
We have accepted new operating system for years and will continue to do so when the new operating system is better than the one we have already.
Just being new is not good enough. We will accept new and better.
STILL WAITING! for something better that is! Hopefully that won't prove to be a "forever endeavor" the way MS has been leaning lately?!
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12 Jun 2013   #1166
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
No battle, really. This has always been the Support home of the best OS ever, where we defend it's supremacy against pretenders until the day it has a worthy successor.
How true that is, well put.

Those of us that think Windows 7 is the best operating system ever are not running from change.
We have accepted new operating system for years and will continue to do so when the new operating system is better than the one we have already.
Just being new is not good enough. We will accept new and better.
STILL WAITING! for something better that is! Hopefully that won't prove to be a "forever endeavor" the way MS has been leaning lately?!
Ditto to all the above!
Betting on M$ to come up with something better is starting to look more and more like a long shot.
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12 Jun 2013   #1167
Night Hawk

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

That's the unfortunate downside to all this! Their main focus for 8 is basically the same it was for RT looking at the tablet as well as mobile market while straying off from the slumped desktop market.

From a corporate point of view MS wants in on the gains the Fruit company and Googlitis have been favoring. The unfortunate part of all as far as 8 is concerned is gearing it up for Tablet and simply forgetting the desktop needs. 7 on the other hand was a triumph for MS when they put something into the OS for a change having wanted everything to come out right the first time around. And 7 is here to stay for some time!
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12 Jun 2013   #1168
PaulGo

Windows 10 (64 bit)
 
 

It seems Microsoft cannot or does not want customer feedback (although it says it does) - the latest comment on the XBox One -
Quote:
If You Don’t Want To Always Be Online, Keep Playing Xbox 360


Microsoft Exec: If You Don’t Want To Always Be Online, Keep Playing Xbox 360


Also in a column in today's Wall Street Journal Walter Mossberg stated "I don't recommend consumers buying Windows 8 computers to opt for non-touch screen".


So Microsoft is basically implying the same thing - If you don't want a touch screen - stay with Windows 7.
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12 Jun 2013   #1169
gregrocker

 

Then they should be putting Win7 back on non-touchscreen PC's so they start selling again. Anything less is deliberately abetting the outlandish idea that the desktop is somehow dying out when almost all productive work - the work that drives the world's economy - is done on a desktop or laptop PC whose flagship is Win7 and will never be Win8.

Any hope they had was dashed when after a scare campaign about BIOS infection without Secure Boot, business migrating from XP decided to move 100% into Win7. Settled issue.
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12 Jun 2013   #1170
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

The alternative is for MS to clearly indicate that their business strategy is to move out of the desktop market. In my opinion an amazingly stupid decision. I would bet if someone came in to fill the desktop gap they would react in a competitive way. This is all about business decisions and customer needs.
I have had involvement in business strategy and I am at a loss to understand the logic. However, maybe MS feel an OS provider is not the way to make money anymore. Apps in the cloud are not for me.
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