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

28 Jul 2013   #1591
Iforgot

Win7 64
 
 

M$ did an "ooops" ???? never

Did M$ actually test the new Gui with there own people(staff) to see a reaction?
If so, What was the reaction and/or what segment did they test.
If they tested with the actual staff, that did some real work ie secretaries etc and asked how Win8 was for a desktop OS.
Sounds like they didn't listen or understand or incorrect segment. (or the staff were too scared to give an honest answer"

As for the Tablet....
Too expensive, very competitive market, world economy"market segment" is still not good.

As for the marketing????? well I'm still tired from watching the kids jumping around everywhere,,,,,,,,, And this explains anything..?

Also with the Tablet.. M$ alienated all the OEM's (pc makers).

As for business users??? how much would it cost them to retrain all staff, IT support, etc???? Plus the expense of the OS, for a new gui.


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28 Jul 2013   #1592
Iforgot

Win7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post


Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Admits He Made A Huge Mistake

Quote:
Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer is finally admitting what everyone has been thinking: Microsoft made a huge mistake with the Surface RT tablet.
Last week, the company disclosed that it lost over $900 million on the low-selling tablet computer, and during an internal Microsoft event this week, Ballmer put the disaster into simple, understated terms, The Verge and Neowin separately reported.
"We built a few more devices than we could sell," Ballmer reportedly said.
Despite some good reviews, Microsoft had an extraordinarily difficult time getting the Surface off of shelves, and an overwhelming number of Surface RT tablets have been left unsold. If you break down the $900 million Microsoft lost on the Surface RT, it comes out to about 6 million unsold devices.
Still, Microsoft is working on the next generation of the tablet, and internal response to the new device has been positive at Microsoft, Neowin reports.
It's not just the Surface that has been letting the company down; Microsoft is not selling enough Windows products in general. But Microsoft does have one bright spot: Windows Phone 8 is beating BlackBerry for the coveted No. 3 spot in the smartphone market.

"iFailed"
or
"iBalls'd up"

I think M$ are competing with "the Fruit Co" the wrong way.
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28 Jul 2013   #1593
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 Layback Bear View Post
You are right Lady. They should keep Windows 8 around for those that do like it. Choice I think is what we all want.
People like 8 due to it seeing a faster boot and being new without fully realizing it is based mainly for tablet and why things were not included like Media Center and dvd codecs since you wouldn't use them on tablet as a general rule. You can still plug in a usb optical drive but likely wouldn't be found lugging that around as well.

For seeing it put on desktops that's precisely where MS faltered completely at not providing "desktop options" rather then click and point on tiles which most agree look a bit too much of a sad story! MS simply didn't think ahead of seeing two forms of 8 come out being too focused on their new Surface models and the second form of RT(8) you can install on other non MS tablets.

And yes it wouldn't hurt any to see an actual SP2 for 7 while that isn't so likely to be happening.
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29 Jul 2013   #1594
PaulGo

Windows 10 (64 bit)
 
 

Quote:
Report: Ballmer Tells Employees Windows 8 Sales Need Improvement


....he also reportedly owned up to an unpleasant fact that Windows 8 isn't selling well.


...At the meeting Mr. Ballmer tried to convince employees that the free Windows 8.1 update would make up for the flop of its predecessor. He pointed to the return of a "Start Button" (although it's not the Start Button you used to know) and the use of telemetry data to improve weak spots in Windows 8 as critical keys to the turnaround. He also discussed increasing spending on professional services (consulting), although the leaks from the meeting made it unclear whether Microsoft is looking to recruit outside consultation for itself or make money off providing it to others.
DailyTech - Report: Ballmer Tells Employees Windows 8 Sales Need Improvement
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29 Jul 2013   #1595
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
Mr. Ballmer tried to convince employees that the free Windows 8.1 update would make up for the flop of its predecessor. He pointed to the return of a "Start Button"
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29 Jul 2013   #1596
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Hum De Dum

He is beginning to come around (still in denial). Continued poor performance (spelled dollars net) will gradually push him to change direction and admit a bad venture. To bad he has to suffer more loss in order to change his mind.
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29 Jul 2013   #1597
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I believe Mr. Ballmer needs a quicker boot time
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29 Jul 2013   #1598
x BlueRobot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
I believe Mr. Ballmer needs a quicker boot time
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29 Jul 2013   #1599
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I know Ballmer knows how to read. It's been no secret since the CP that nobody wants their desktop to look like an Iphone. It's a lot more than just a start button. He still doesn't get it. It must be nice to walk around thinking you are smarter than everyone else.
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29 Jul 2013   #1600
x BlueRobot

 

I asked Bill Gates on Twitter, when is Steve leaving then?
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