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

12 Jun 2013   #1171
Night Hawk

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

Putting apps and data in the "Clouds" is also putting your dreams as well as personal security in the clods! as well. Want to be a clod? Buy into the MS schemes there for subscription OS!

When you see a chief gui designer(SUN Microsystems) for example openly bash the MS move with 8 as a disaster in the making you are hearing from an expert in the field who was also scratching his head at what was going on! At first sight someone like that knows it doesn't belong on any desktop machine since it simply doesn't suit the needs!

It's not just about touchscreen since 7 brought in improved touchscreen support over what Vista and the other previous versions saw but the platform specific design which isn't geared for desktop application to begin with. When you hear people slam dunk 8 not wanting a "mobile OS" or "mobile gui" they have it right in that MS simply focused on the tablet/phone platforms leaving the desktop user hanging when they went for the latest to find it wasn't what they wanted on any desktop.


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12 Jun 2013   #1172
anutter223

Dual Boot Windows 7 Ultimate x64 & Windows 8 Pro With WMC x64
 
 
Windows 8

i wouldnt say that windows 8 is bad its an okay OS but you can tell it was mainly designed as a touchscreen os In my opinion i wouldnt use this for work and business i would go to windows 7 for that but if you are getting a tablet or a touchscreen computer that has windows 8 on it and you arnt really doing much work or business related things keep it. but if you are opining up a business or you have a preexisting business and are upgrading computers get windows 7.
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13 Jun 2013   #1173
Wenda

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32-bit; Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (VM).
 
 

I use it and it does work well once I customised/modified or worked around the things that annoyed me about it. I ignore the cloud-based aspect of it, but do use some of the 'apps' (God, I hate that word).

And therein lies the problem. I have the knowledge and the experience to first recognise, and then fix, the things that bug me about 8.

Joe/Jane Average doesn't. So, they hate Win 8.

But it;s really not that bad.


Wenda.
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13 Jun 2013   #1174
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

The word "apps" niggles me a little but then so do some of the little 3 letter abbreviations and pseudo abbreviated English script.
You could argue Windows XP wasn't that bad I guess.
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13 Jun 2013   #1175
Wenda

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32-bit; Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (VM).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
The word "apps" niggles me a little but then so do some of the little 3 letter abbreviations and pseudo abbreviated English script.
You could argue Windows XP wasn't that bad I guess.

Agree on the three-letter-abbreviations for everything nowadays.

As for the 'not that bad' comment, i wasn't trying to convince or convert anyone, just passing on my personal experience.

All good.


Wenda.
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13 Jun 2013   #1176
Juxxize

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
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.
Yes they should, or at least give people the choice, so many people are buying a windows 8 laptop and installing
windows 7 as duel boot or just instead of windows 8 . I'm all for progress but I also love consumer choice, I'm buying it spending my money so I should beable to buy what I want to use but Microsoft seems just lately to be forcing their consumers into using something they don't want to dragging us kicking and screaming into the touch-screen , mobile, subscription, cloud based , always online new world order. It's like with the xbox one which I have spent some time moaning about on here I know ( sorry folks ) as another poster said
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Microsoft Exec: If You Don’t Want To Always Be Online, Keep Playing Xbox 360
well that suits me fine but how long will the 360 be supported how long will I beable to buy games for it , I know they'll try to force me to move on their new system , like when they bought out win8 they stopped supporting winxp even so so many business still use it and it will cost them a fortune to update to win7 money most small businesses don't have at the moment also the last statistics I saw there were still more users of xp than win8.
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13 Jun 2013   #1177
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
I use it and it does work well once I customised/modified or worked around the things that annoyed me about it. I ignore the cloud-based aspect of it, but do use some of the 'apps' (God, I hate that word).

And therein lies the problem. I have the knowledge and the experience to first recognise, and then fix, the things that bug me about 8.

Joe/Jane Average doesn't. So, they hate Win 8.

But it;s really not that bad.


Wenda.
I agree with you. After a skillful tuning of Windows 8 one can probably live with it. But I don't think that is good enough. The OS should be useable out of the box because, as you said, Joe and Jane will not be able to make the modifications that we are doing.

I think it would have been easy for them to generate a touchscreen UI if a touchscreen is present and a traditional UI if no touchscreen is present. They generate different OS options when they find spinning disks or non-spinning disks (SSDs). It should be just as easy to sense the type of screen they find on the system.
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13 Jun 2013   #1178
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
I use it and it does work well once I customised/modified or worked around the things that annoyed me about it. I ignore the cloud-based aspect of it, but do use some of the 'apps' (God, I hate that word).

And therein lies the problem. I have the knowledge and the experience to first recognise, and then fix, the things that bug me about 8.

Joe/Jane Average doesn't. So, they hate Win 8.

But it;s really not that bad.


Wenda.
I agree with you. After a skillful tuning of Windows 8 one can probably live with it. But I don't think that is good enough. The OS should be useable out of the box because, as you said, Joe and Jane will not be able to make the modifications that we are doing.

I think it would have been easy for them to generate a touchscreen UI if a touchscreen is present and a traditional UI if no touchscreen is present. They generate different OS options when they find spinning disks or non-spinning disks (SSDs). It should be just as easy to sense the type of screen they find on the system.
Hi there
to ANYBODY trying W8 at the moment -- all bets are off since W8.1 offers some quite decent new features - especially for desktop users --booting directly to desktop, dynamic windowing of metro apps making them more useable for multi-monitor and large monitor setups and a better organisation of tiles when standard desktop apps are installed instead of every .exe creating its own tile are 3 that come straight to mind. There are others as well but those 3 interest me a lot.

There's also a START button - not that I really needed that feature and much better desktop / tile customisation too.

Wait for two weeks or so for the W8.1 preview -- it might not yet be exactly what the users want but it's decidedly better than the current W8. (It's also quite a bit different from some of the previous "Blue" leaked builds too).

Cheers
jimbo
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13 Jun 2013   #1179
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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Wait for two weeks or so for the W8.1 preview -- it might not yet be exactly what the users want but it's decidedly better than the current W8.
From all I have seen of 8.1 it is not good enough for the traditional desktop user. The 'Start button' is a joke and all the other functions are still geared to tablet users.

I don't want tiles nor a cloud nor any of those new apps on my desktop. And for my tablet I am well served with Android. On my desktops I will use Windows 7 as long as possible and then I am slowly migrating to Mint Mate which is much more suitable for a non-touch setup.
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13 Jun 2013   #1180
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Out of curiosity is the upgrade from W8 to W8.1 free?
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