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

13 Jun 2013   #1181
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Out of curiosity is the upgrade from W8 to W8.1 free?
Yes, that's what they say.


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13 Jun 2013   #1182
x BlueRobot

 

I always think Windows 8.1 (Blue) as more of a service pack update to Windows 8.
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13 Jun 2013   #1183
PaulGo

Windows 10 (64 bit)
 
 

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Xbox One: The wobbly third leg of Microsoft’s non-desktop trifecta


...From a subjective standpoint, though, each of Microsoft’s new offerings is intrinsically flawed and bogged down by crippling policy decisions no doubt handed down from Microsoft’s besuited higher echelons. Windows 8 and 8.1, despite “responding to customer feedback,” still forces users to use the Metro interface, even when a touchscreen isn’t present. Windows Phone 8 is one of Microsoft’s most polished products, but a smartphone OS is only as strong as its app ecosystem, and due to its minuscule market share WP8 still lacks the ecosystem to pull consumers away from iOS and Android — an unfortunate Catch-22 if I ever saw one. The Xbox One, depending on your point of view, is either an awesome all-in-one living room box that plays games, or an awful DRM-restricted games machine that acts as an HDMI passthrough for your cable box — the very same thing that the tried-and-failed Google TV attempted to do.
How did Microsoft manage to take three exciting, technologically advanced products and turn them into mediocre, humdrum devices that have had all of the fun and adventure sucked out of them?
Full article at:

Xbox One: The wobbly third leg of Microsoft’s non-desktop trifecta | ExtremeTech
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14 Jun 2013   #1184
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
I ignore the cloud-based aspect of it, but do use some of the 'apps' (God, I hate that word).


Wenda.
Me too! Seems like all I hear and read is app this and app that, app everything! I'm sick of "apps"! LOL
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14 Jun 2013   #1185
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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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.......

My sentiments exactly whs! My computer has W7 and my tablet is an IPad. I did the same thing to W8
that M$ did to the desktop.....threw it under the bus.
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15 Jun 2013   #1186
Juxxize

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I don't know if this link has been posted on this thread but I find it interesting ( and a little amusing ) that even Microsoft doesn't want to use Windows 8 , at E3 they were using a Windows 7 system to preview the new up-coming xbox one games
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15 Jun 2013   #1187
PaulGo

Windows 10 (64 bit)
 
 

Microsoft is like a politician, " do what I say, don't do what I do".
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15 Jun 2013   #1188
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 



Microsoft have verified the old saying.
Talk is cheep.
Thanks Juxxize for the site.
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15 Jun 2013   #1189
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Juxxize View Post
I don't know if this link has been posted on this thread but I find it interesting ( and a little amusing ) that even Microsoft doesn't want to use Windows 8 , at E3 they were using a Windows 7 system to preview the new up-coming xbox one games
Modern business practice dictates that you charge everyone for everything, even inside your own company.

The Xbox division would have had to buy the corporate version of W8.
They didn't want spend the cash, so they didn't use W8.
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16 Jun 2013   #1190
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Juxxize View Post
I don't know if this link has been posted on this thread but I find it interesting ( and a little amusing ) that even Microsoft doesn't want to use Windows 8 , at E3 they were using a Windows 7 system to preview the new up-coming xbox one games

Now that's funny! LOL
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