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

26 Jun 2013   #1271
gregrocker

 

What do you like about it? After adding a Win7-style Start menu isn't it pretty much Win7 but with annoying apps that don't work well? Did you uninstall them too to default to your preferred Reader, Player, etc.?


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27 Jun 2013   #1272
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Metro Start screen by Playskool.

So where are the reports on 8/1 released today?

I'm sure we'd have heard by now if it was a real Start Menu instead of the Wall of Buttons continuiing to guillotine the once-fabled Windows desktop experience.
The added Start Button just links to the Start Screen. It's basically just a copy of the one on the charms bar.
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27 Jun 2013   #1273
gregrocker

 

I'm pretty amazed at the Chromebook, and I hate google and their spying. But its so featherlight, cheap and fast with a 10 second boot I might even adjust to the netbook format if necessary as a successor to 7. I'd need to test their office suite and cloud.

Why couldn't MS have taken this as their model to preserve the desktop experience, rather than going all William Tell with a bad shot?
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27 Jun 2013   #1274
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

with a bit of luck, Ubuntu will start appearing on oem machines early next year, alongside android/chrome os. That could be good.

Depends if the oems can be persuaded there is a market. They might think just putting Android on is what the public wants.

Ubuntu is a surprisingly good desktop os - works great on tablets/phones too. Linus should have the 3.11 kernel ready by then.
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27 Jun 2013   #1275
SIW2

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That is pretty much it - except ugly as hell. More tracking, and more to come I have no doubt.

I fear MS is trying to out do Apple in the manipulation stakes. Perhaps they will listen if the public make their voices heard.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What do you like about it? After adding a Win7-style Start menu isn't it pretty much Win7 but with annoying apps that don't work well? Did you uninstall them too to default to your preferred Reader, Player, etc.?
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27 Jun 2013   #1276
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Greg I like this; I like it a lot.

Post #1273

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Why couldn't MS have taken this as their model to preserve the desktop experience, rather than going all William Tell with a bad shot?
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27 Jun 2013   #1277
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
with a bit of luck, Ubuntu will start appearing on oem machines early next year, alongside android/chrome os. That could be good.
It would be awesome. Unity is no more crashy and you can turn off Amazon searches, there is even a linux steam client (it is more of a bridgehead atm, but they are pushing for Linux games as the guy seems to hate Windows 8 and is planning to start selling SteamBoxes and get into the console market).

Still, I suspect that major OEMs will not catch up with the wind and quite a few big ones will get shafted. Not that I'm going to cry over it.
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27 Jun 2013   #1278
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Doesn't the take up of alternate Linux OSs also depend on what the software developers (eg Adobe Photoshop) will support? I also think MS Office still has a stranglehold in the business world. Businesses also using special accounting, inventory etc software running on Windows platforms (+ Macs).
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27 Jun 2013   #1279
SIW2

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Yes, for business, and there are some who have a special need for a particualr program, photogs want Macs for their photo stuff, etc.

But that is not the vast majority - they will be fine with linux.

It is surprising what is now becoming available for linux -steam of course, and lightworks is another example.

Lightworks
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27 Jun 2013   #1280
Night Hawk

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lone Browncoat View Post
HA! I found the one thing I hate about Windows 7.
M$ sought not to include the classic colour schemes of XP/2000!
Found this out while on a friends' machine, if they allow you to turn off
Aero and the other gpu hogging clutter, they could have just let the classic
colour choices remain as part of the package, just as they still allow one to use
their own choices for sound events on the desktop.
I either will have to use IownAmoneyPit's method...
Themes For Windows 7
or try to import from the W2kP backup I have on the work drive that is going into the
new build. The only thing is I didn't have time to find out where W7 stores its' theme
packages [you know, like, try before you buy]. I assume its' the same path as always.
I know don't you just miss all those old Classic(drab) Legacy themes? I still kind of miss running 98SE too for the old Dos look or shutting down to dos mode to run the old dos games at times to. But XP? and then the much better Vista came along as well as finally getting into a 100% working OS. Try some dos emulators but have more or less gotten used to transparency applied to the main taskbar.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
LOL, My new Mercedes does not have a crank in the front for starting the engine - like the Ford model T used to have. Progress is terrible.
Can I wish for an Edsel by the way while we are on autos? Naaaaa. try a '53 Corvette! Progress can be terrible when going from 98SE an OS I was happy with back then to XPmareland and Blue Screen Special Delights all too often! Then a bail out was seen with Vista which proved to be a better OS but still was lacking a bit but not anywhere as "BUGGY"!

Finally an OS that came to the rescue was 7 yet lacking the Classsic Windows themes option. waaaaaaa..... I could or couldn't cry the less! Sorry it didn't have the "XP Look" any longer but I manage!
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