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

23 Aug 2013   #1721
essenbe

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

Also, I think if you were to spec out those Windoes 7 and Windows 8 computers, you would find that the overwhelming majority of the Windows 7 computers were built before 8 was released.


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23 Aug 2013   #1722
gregrocker

 

...or refurbished. That's most of the 7 PC's on the Best Buy website I've seen.

MS needs to give Upgrade rights to Win7 for all consumers who got the Win8 phone app on their new PC's. They can hand them out in the returns line, or retailers would probably install them overnight.

Put Win7 back on all Desktops and PC's. Give it a SP2 with explorer improvements but no ugly.

Leave Win8 on touchscreen devices, only an option for touchscreen laptops/desktops. Sell it for its advantage with Live Tiles which got lost in the ruin.
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23 Aug 2013   #1723
chamjiee

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 Dual Boot with Windows Serve 2012 R2
 
 

True title.
Indeed very true and unbiased.

Windows 8 interface reminds me of Windows 3.1 .

And the new incorporated start menu in 8.1 preview is nothing but a right click connect menu one needs to be a sniper to aim Moses at the entries of the context menu at such an awkward place.

Also the interface looks are like when one would get when windows 95 or 98 after getting that vxd error whter the graphic would just be white and grey.


I have never been able to use it for more then he weeks this junk.

Though I love few features of 8 like hyper v ..


Rest its gui is useless in desktops.

Infact I use xp most of the time as its simple clutter free. Everything is at few clicks away. And i use the old office 2003. In me office one has to wade through alot of menus and tabs and screens to get the needed features.


Do It seems that Microsoft is not listening to it users. And that is showing is consequence.. Microsoft is nowadays getting to arrogant..

Viva windiws xp viva windiws 7.
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23 Aug 2013   #1724
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chamjiee View Post
True title.
Indeed very true and unbiased.

Windows 8 interface reminds me of Windows 3.1 .

And the new incorporated start menu in 8.1 preview is nothing but a right click connect menu one needs to be a sniper to aim Moses at the entries of the context menu at such an awkward place.

Also the interface looks are like when one would get when windows 95 or 98 after getting that vxd error whter the graphic would just be white and grey.


I have never been able to use it for more then he weeks this junk.

Though I love few features of 8 like hyper v ..


Rest its gui is useless in desktops.

Infact I use xp most of the time as its simple clutter free. Everything is at few clicks away. And i use the old office 2003. In me office one has to wade through alot of menus and tabs and screens to get the needed features.


Do It seems that Microsoft is not listening to it users. And that is showing is consequence.. Microsoft is nowadays getting to arrogant..

Viva windiws xp viva windiws 7.
Hi there
To most of those who don't like the ribbon on office 2017/2010/2013 just press CTRL+F1 to remove most of it --then it's just about like Office 2003 -- but better as you can customize what appears on the toolbar.

Windows 8.1 launches straight to desktop if you so desire. Windows 8 type GUI doesn't really need to be seen then if you don't want it to.

Cheers
jimbo
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23 Aug 2013   #1725
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
...Hi there
To most of those who don't like the ribbon on office 2017/2010/2013 just press CTRL+F1 to remove most of it --then it's just about like Office 2003 -- but better as you can customize what appears on the toolbar...

Cheers
jimbo
I personally like the ribbon. I had no trouble adapting to it.
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23 Aug 2013   #1726
gregrocker

 

My letter in today's New York Times:

Quote:
Many still don't understand what a disaster WIndows 8 is with consumers. Even the business world wouldn't buy into a scare campaign on BIOS infections and is migrating off XP almost entirely into Windows 7, the first perfect OS and ultimate realization of the Desktop Experience responsible for most productive work that drives the world economy. Instead there's still an outlandish belief that what's happening is related to an inevitable death of the desktop instead of self-fulfilling prophecy.

MS over-reacted to Ipad and abandoned the critical Start menu in place a Wall of giant playskool-type buttons which are unintuitive on the desktop and interrupt work more than assist it. They've refused to budge to demands to return the Start menu because they've redesigned their whole business plan a la Apple to rent apps (and eventually the OS) off this Ipad-type start screen that slams down on work like a guillotine. Just this one change from a typical unobtrusive pop-up Start menu to the Wall of Buttons has spelled disaster. Consumers and businesses alike don't want it, MS won't change it. There is a stand-off that shows the opposite approach from a stubborn corporation to similar disasters with New Coke and the Tylenol scare.

Provide Upgrade rights to Win7 to consumers stuck with Win8 they don't want, then a worthy successor to Win7.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/24/technology/ballmer-announces-retirement-from-microsoft.html?comments#permid=57

Any wagers on how long I'll keep my MVP?

TBH I feel guilty that I held my tongue at three Global MVP Summits along with everyone else who were cowed into whispers by declarations that no feedback was wanted on Win8. Had they listened to us they would have known these things a year or more ago. MS Community MVP's had been assured that Blue would resolve all the complaints they were hearing.
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23 Aug 2013   #1727
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

@greg: depends on who the successor of Ballmer will be.

If he is slightly smarter than Ballmer, we are going to see the closest thing to an U turn MS can realistically pull off without losing face. So you might remain MVP as they will need all the help they can get.

Otherwise, the hammer could fall on your title.

Still, how cool would it be if Gates steps up again to fill the void?

Btw, all new computers I see around have windows 8 on them. It's at least 2 years I don't see a new PC with 7 on sale.
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23 Aug 2013   #1728
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Greg you will still be one of my MVP's along with many others on this Forum.
Microsoft need a new company attitude.
Like my grand daddy told me along time ago.
** When you make a mistake man up to it. Correct the mistake as quickly as possible and get on with your life.**

Every company makes mistakes. Company up to the mistake and fix it.
Then get on with the company life.
Remember the Edsel.
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23 Aug 2013   #1729
PaulGo

Windows 10 (64 bit)
 
 

Remember Mr. Gates hand picked Ballmer. For Microsoft to remain successful Microsoft needs to get a talented person from outside the company. Microsoft needs someone who will challenge the way the company is run and bring in a fresh viewpoint.
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23 Aug 2013   #1730
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

We'll be lucky if he is from outside MS, talented or not.
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