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

03 Jul 2013   #1331
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

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If Windows 7 is the last Desktop OS (when support ends) I will be moving to Linux (Installed Linux to my 3rd Desktop and it looks great and easy to use)
Well you wouldn't have to wait for software companies to follow suit if you make that choice! Some have already moved in that direction already due to how the other OS has grown in popularity over the years.

More then one company won't need any emulator like Wine it seems. Here's a fast look at what one is offering at the present. I can't show you the content but the Steam gui to get the idea.



I never used to see that until now noticing what is and what will be as far as that one company alone. Game developers are smelling what's in the wind and wanting to be ahead of things to some extent as well as simply expanding on their options. People are still going to want desktop games on whatever "desktop OS" they end up running!
Yep Steam on Linux


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03 Jul 2013   #1332
Night Hawk

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

Well look at it this way. There's been discussions now for several years actually about Windows programs eventually seeing a Linux version with exceptionally only a few actually producing the Linux version of something. Adobe being one with Shock Player and a few things there.

At the time when 7 was in beta all attentions were focused on what 7 would turn out ro be and later prove to be without any further thought. Now along comes Win(mis)hap 8 and the long discussed with nothing too much ever done seeing a sudden turn around when MS goes off on some mobile compete scheme and fumbles the ball as far as the usual mainstream desktop customer base and these companies suddenly have to take a serious look.

One look at 8 and these companies automatically know that if MS continues in that direction people will be looking for some other OS(s) to run! While some will simply grin and bear whatever gets tossed their way many have plainly stated that direction wouldn't be one they would want to follow blindly and look for other options!

And for a company like Steam they are saying to themselves: "What is MS thinking? Here's our chance to get in ahead of the others are far as pc gaming on the other OS!" "We can now bring to the Linux table what others only dream about!" And of course the dissatisfied MS former user is now saying: "MS you can keep tablet. I can now Steam on.... !!"
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03 Jul 2013   #1333
PaulGo

Windows 10 (64 bit)
 
 

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Microsoft ties Bing Ads into Windows 8.1 Smart Search

One of the highlights of Windows 8.1 is the new “smart search” feature, which pulls together results from Bing’s search engine, Wikipedia, documents on your desktop and from apps that allow Windows 8.1 to index content inside of them. Today, Microsoft announced that it will monetize this feature through Bing Ads for web-based search results. With this, advertisers will be able to set up a single campaign that reaches users on Bing, Yahoo and Windows Search.
Microsoft Brings Its Bing Ads To Windows 8.1 Smart Search | TechCrunch
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03 Jul 2013   #1334
Night Hawk

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

I'm sure that's just what everyone wanted to hear! daaaa... The new supposed Start button is nothing more then another Apps scroll downwards buttons for programs compared to the scroll to the right screen after screen seen in 8. They are still lingering to tablet orientation.
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05 Jul 2013   #1335
PaulGo

Windows 10 (64 bit)
 
 

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Windows 8.1 review - Still stupendously stupid

...Anyhow, to sum it up, this beta version of Windows 8.1 will please those who like Windows 8, it will do nothing of that sort for those disappointed. There's nothing grand about the new system other than small fixes and polishes. A service pack by all means, still plagued by fundamental idiocracy. Good luck with that. Classic Shell, and it gets bearable, but why bother.
Windows 8.1 review - Still stupendously stupid
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05 Jul 2013   #1336
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

He goes a bit heavy on some stuff, but the point remains.

I still think that it is finally the time for Linux to take over.

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05 Jul 2013   #1337
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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Loads more? I'll bet the average user out there just can't wait to start memorizing "loads more" secret steps to make 8.1 work almost as good as Windows 7.
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05 Jul 2013   #1338
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I totally agree with the positive comments re Windows 7 and maybe even a polished "standard" linux supported by software developers. I wonder though if a Lego user interface is the way new users will eventually go. The first Window style OS I remember was on the little Mac and I thought what a joke at the time except the joke was on me. The really "serious" computer users used Unix command line or maybe some propriety DEC PDP OS.
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05 Jul 2013   #1339
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Readed the PC computer news yesterday, and one online store officially announced some of their new line-ups will be shipped with Windows 7 as some customers asked them to do. They will even do that with the new platforms z87/h87 and the Intel Haswell chip.

Well looks not all are ready to step forward Windows 8 an 8.1 as me that have surely go to buy new gears for.
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05 Jul 2013   #1340
Night Hawk

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

8, 8.1 a step forward?? Give me a break! It's not any step forward for the desktop platform in any shape or form. A step up for tablet maybe but stepping out of bounds for the rest of us!

Linux take over? Many may simply opt for the 2020 flavors when that time arrives if MS has lost it all together by then unless someone else introduces a totally new OS that runs MS and even Mac-itis apps as a go between to grab up what MS lost! The name "Windows" itself implies an OS that utilizes windowed modes without the need for 3rd party intervention such as ModernMix introduced for 8.

I will say the W8 Surface looks far better then starting at Android or IPxx whatever and won't cost but 1/3 of what any IPxxx 5 or 6 will be asking let alone 4 still being out there! Yet the Fruit company has been bolstering growth over the last few years while other companies have felt the recent recession. Go figure they charge 4-5 times more and are doing better?!

Someone at MS needs to come up with a brainstorm not brain death concept to get Windows 9 or what next back ontrack! If MS wonders too far astray they could see a great deal of their non commercial and even a good deal of the commercial interests start looking at alternatives which again leaves a door wide open for someone with a new OS to fill the void left behind.
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