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

13 Aug 2013   #1651
Night Hawk

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PaulGo View Post
If you can try the 8.1 preview on a virtual machine for several days to see how you like it.
That's always the first best move unless you have a spare drive to play around with. Many only have a one OS drive system however.

I know for sure I won't be in any rush for a tablet OS to say the least but simply follow up on the latest to see where MS is headed with it. Microsoft, it's time to start talking about "Surface v2" | ZDNet


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15 Aug 2013   #1652
PaulGo

Windows 10 (64 bit)
 
 

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Windows 8.1 Faces October Challenge

...On Monday, IDC analyst Bob O'Donnell told Computerworld that touchscreen laptops are selling even more poorly than originally forecast

...Microsoft has indicated that touch will become a standard part of the Windows experience


...If, as IDC's newest data suggests, PC users aren't particularly interested in touch, many businesses will simply upgrade to Windows 7, which gives Microsoft revenue but ultimately impedes the progress of Steve Ballmer's "One Microsoft" plan, which is built around Windows 8 and the cloud.
Analysts have suggested Windows 8.1 might offer enough to appease uneasy enterprise customers -- but these "appeasements" include the option to sever the Modern UI from the desktop. This outcome won't incite developers to create Modern UI apps, and again, does little for Microsoft's long-term goals.

...What's clear is this: So far, the market isn't interested in Windows 8, and though Windows 8.1 is better, it's not yet an obvious enough improvement to turn the tide. Based on the reports, Microsoft has given itself about eight weeks to polish its delivery before heading into two substantial tests: the holidays' consumer sales, and 2014's anticipated enterprise upgrade cycle.
Windows 8.1 Faces October Challenge - Software - Windows 8 -
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15 Aug 2013   #1653
gregrocker

 

The problem with touchscreens on desktop and laptop PC's is that it diverts attention from the intuitive mouse/keypad action with the kind of jarring interrupt that the Wall of Playskool Buttons does when it slams down on your work in place of the small Win7 Start menu sidebar popup. So even though it seems modern it does nothing to speed the productive work done on the desktop - like, say, the work that drives the world economy.

It is a completely different environment than a tablet, which presents its own issue when touch then requires giving way to an on-screen keyboard that is laughably unworkable for the same productive work - the kind which the world relied upon MS for with a desktop experience steadily improved to perfection in Win7.

We're still waiting to see if they wake up to realize they threw all of that to the wind in Win8, touchscreen or not.
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15 Aug 2013   #1654
Night Hawk

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

Well spoken! The reality however is that MS has side stepped the desktop platform to wonder off on the tablet venture explaining the shift of focus from point and click to touch & swipe. One of the main reason 8, 8.1 is not seen as a larger OS on a desktop is that they stripped the usual desktop features out to suit the tablet OS they are now endorsing.

A friend with a touchscreen monitor shored that up nicely when wanting to give touchscreen a go on 7 and soon found he hated it. He preferred a productive not cumbersome desktop environment to work with. He dumped that option fast and likely won't even consider 8 or the spontaneous replacement 8.1 at any time soon!
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21 Aug 2013   #1655
PaulGo

Windows 10 (64 bit)
 
 

Quote:
Touchscreen PCs not seen catching on this year

Adding touch capabilities to laptops and notebooks doesn’t seem to be a magical elixir for reviving the PC industry.

...Microsoft had hoped that Windows 8 would really start to take off once more OEMs started shipping more PCs with touch capabilities but so far that doesn’t seem to be the case.
Windows 8 touch screen PC shipments: lower than expected | BGR
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21 Aug 2013   #1656
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
3D will save W8

No doubt some "bright spark" will come up with the idea that 3D will save W8.
"Just wear these goggles. It's Windows re-imagined!"
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21 Aug 2013   #1657
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
No doubt some "bright spark" will come up with the idea that 3D will save W8.
"Just wear these goggles. It's Windows re-imagined!"
Shhh! Don't give them ideas!
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21 Aug 2013   #1658
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

Got a newegg e-blast this afternoon offering 20$ off on W8 & Parallels together.
This reminded me I need more sawdust for the dry toilet at camp.
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21 Aug 2013   #1659
DreadStarX

Windows 8 64bit Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
It seems Windows 7 is here to stay, wherever Microsoft want Windows 7 to stay or not, Windows 8's UI has become too touchscreen orientated, and I've even struggled to find files and programs Windows 8 due to the metro Start Menu.

I don't understand how you can lose applications or files. I type exactly what I'm looking for, and I get it. I'm a bit of a naming freak, and have everything listed as what they really are. I've got nearly 20million files on my Network Drives, and my current computer has 4TB (80% Full), and I have no issues with finding programs. Compatibility is another issue, for another thread.


But in reality, I don't see why people are so Anti-Windows 8. I've said it once, and I'll say it again, IF you do not like change, DON'T UPGRADE. I'm not trying to rag on you, or be-little you, I'm just saying I don't understand it. Windows 8 was like a godsend to me, I'm tired of the same old look of Windows. Windows 98 - 7 have the same style. Windows 8 was new, and different, I enjoy the challenge it gives. I guess not everyone likes puzzles as much as I do
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21 Aug 2013   #1660
ICIT2LOL

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

I am with Dreadstar I upgraded my 7 to 8 took all my settings over to the 8 and have Stardock8 for the desktop.

I just don't see what the fuss is all about I use the machine just as I did before only now it is ten times faster!
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