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

19 Jul 2013   #1511
Nomad8459

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Its funny that everyone who has Windows 8 wants to get it to look like Windows 7, certainly the laptop that was purchased for my friend was hastily configured by add ons to try and resemble windows 7 again in some way.

Windows 8 does things differently, I have worked with it and as I have said apart from task manager, I am not overly happy with it, the ease of use is not there on a traditional format piece of hardware.

Having apps opening that arent closed down until you physically go and close them in task manager is just one of my bugbears.

I have not tried the OS on a touch interface, and maybe, just maybe, here it will all make sense, but on a laptop or a desktop, not so sure.


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19 Jul 2013   #1512
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nomad8459 View Post
Having apps opening that aren't closed down until you physically go and close them in task manager is just one of my bugbears.
You know I never knew about this issue till you mentioned it. I was just about ready to post how to close apps when I checked to see what you're talking about. Sure enough, this is true. Wow!

Anyway grabbing the open window at the top and dragging it down to the bottom, or moving your mouse to the upper left hand corner of your desktop, right clicking the open item, and clicking close, or even Alt+F4 doesn't necessarily close it out of the task manager. Man I never noticed that.

BTW this is there even in 8.1

Anyway - Geek 101: How to close apps in Windows 8 | Chips | Geek.com
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19 Jul 2013   #1513
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nomad8459 View Post
Its funny that everyone who has Windows 8 wants to get it to look like Windows 7, certainly the laptop that was purchased for my friend was hastily configured by add ons to try and resemble windows 7 again in some way.
That's because they tried to force the consumer mass market to accept a phone and tablet touchscreen OS on desktops.

This after building a perfect Desktop Experience culminating in Win7, which consumers came to rely upon to do the productive work which drives the world economy, or provides a real keyboard to crank out email or homework.

How many of MS billion customers wanted a touchscreen app on their desktop PC?

The reports I see is that it doesn't work that great even on a touchscreen. There isn't that much demand for them on PC's.
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19 Jul 2013   #1514
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nomad8459 View Post
Its funny that everyone who has Windows 8 wants to get it to look like Windows 7, ...
MS doesn't think so.

Didn't Tami Reller(?) imply that people must be stupid if they don't love W8?
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19 Jul 2013   #1515
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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Didn't Tami Reller(?) imply that people must be stupid if they don't love W8?
Did she? I must have missed that. Ironic if she did.
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19 Jul 2013   #1516
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Extreme Interpretation

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
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Didn't Tami Reller(?) imply that people must be stupid if they don't love W8?
Did she? I must have missed that. Ironic if she did.
I admit that is a somewhat extreme interpretation of what she was quoted as saying.
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The update will “address customer feedback.”
And yes, they’re paying attention. “All ideas that have percolated through the mainstream press are things that have been considered,” she said, noting that it will also help traditional PC users transition to the new operating system (without explicitly admitting the Start button is making a comeback). “We are being principled, not stubborn,” she told Ms. Foley.
Of course she missed the point (like some people on EightForums) that many(?) people don't want to transition to the new system (at least on desktop PCs).
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20 Jul 2013   #1517
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
.....Of course she missed the point (like some people on EightForums) that many(?) people don't want to transition to the new system (at least on desktop PCs).

Transitioning in and of itself is not a problem. Many people, would gladly transition to a superior OS, but not to an inferior one.
For the purposes of a desktop PC W8 is quite inferior to W7.
Many people were looking forward to the new OS till it came out and they discovered it was designed first for a tablet, second for a smart phone, and lastly for a desktop PC as a mere after thought, and 8.1 was just more of the same.
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20 Jul 2013   #1518
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

I certainly think we would have had a lot more people coming on to Eightforums if W8 became too big..
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20 Jul 2013   #1519
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well I have to say I have got to be used to t now after a few teething troubles. I certainly like the lightning speed and I don't care if anyone ridicules me for having a 7 style start up screen anymore.

The fact you can swap between 7 and Metro screens is just too easy if one so wishes and it has just breathed new life into my main laptop. The apps I would advise anyone to stay well clear off and as for touch screen stuff is that really necessary on a desktop or laptop or that matter have we got to be so modern and besides I think cleaning the screen of smears every few minutes would drive me mad.

Personally I just cloned my 7 and upgraded onto another drive so if I want to go back to seven all I have to do is swap the drives and that can be done by moving the SATA cable for heavens sake is that so difficult?
I am going to try that on my Sandy Bridge as soon as I get my eye done and afford another SSD.
As it is I get the best of both worlds at the moment but there again I am just a plain old plonker who isn't into gaming or the really high tech stuff.
Bit of as a storm in a tea cup although I do think Microsoft didn't really think it out too well.
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20 Jul 2013   #1520
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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it will also help traditional PC users transition to the new operating system
You will notice a lot of these loaded statements from MS. They automatically assume you will do what they want.

It is designed to appear helpful but is really intended to assert MS agenda

It indicates MS needs to win and MS needs you to lose/give in.


Loaded questions are similar, nice exposition here:

Quote:
"How am I to get in?" asked Alice again, in a louder tone.

"Are you to get in at all?" said the Footman, "That's the first question, you know."
It can be very effective. Many fall for that kind of manipulation.Try and be as smart as the footman quoted above.
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