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

30 Aug 2013   #1771
PaulGo

Windows 10 (64 bit)
 
 

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Replacing Steve Ballmer won't fix Microsoft


REPLACING STEVE BALLMER won't fix Microsoft, and given the firm's recent history and present situation, it's not inconceivable that the uncertainty and turmoil that result will only further demoralise and disrupt it, thereby hastening its downward trajectory.


...In his article for the New Yorker magazine on the back of Ballmer's departure announcement, Nicholas Thompson helpfully linked a brief video reminder that Ballmer has at times lacked the gravitas often possessed by the successful CEOs of major corporations, but he also linked a devastatingly insightful article by Kurt Eichenwald that appeared at Vanity Fair a year ago. There, he laid out the underlying reason for Microsoft's failure to execute successfully throughout the past decade. In short, the company has developed a vicious, dysfunctional corporate culture, based on ranking staff against each other and creating internal competition, rather than competition with other companies.


I don't expect that Microsoft will learn anything from that article. After all, that was published last August, and there's no sign that the company has noticed it. Nor do I anticipate that Microsoft will ever change. But if it doesn't change, it's certainly doomed, whoever succeeds Ballmer.
Replacing Steve Ballmer won't fix Microsoft- The Inquirer


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30 Aug 2013   #1772
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Whoever replaces Ballmer is certainly going to change that. Unless they are appointed from inside - then you never know.
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30 Aug 2013   #1773
BlueGuy

W7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

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I use Classic Shell on most of my installs..........
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I have to stick with 32-bit because there are no 64 bit drivers/operating software for my legacy
MDP-130 capture card and I run it as 'all users', with compatibility set at XP SP2. However, if 'Resource Monitor" is to be believed, then the upper one gig not used by windows is being used by BIOS and the workstation's hardware, ie "Hardware Reserved" .
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30 Aug 2013   #1774
ICIT2LOL

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

Yep Blue guy I use the same as Indianatone and Stardock8 (though it costs) on my laptop - same thing different orb.
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31 Aug 2013   #1775
PaulGo

Windows 10 (64 bit)
 
 

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Windows 8.1 won't rescue PC market this year, IDC says
PC shipments will drop by 9.7 percent in 2013

...Microsoft's Windows 8 has also been blamed by analysts as one of the reasons for the decline in the PC market. Windows 8.1, due to ship in mid-October, will address some user complaints, but PC shipments will also fall next year, and rebound with only single-digit growth in 2015, said Jay Chou, senior research analyst at IDC, in a statement.
With Windows 8, Microsoft has put a tablet-like touch user interface on PCs, which has baffled users buying non-touch PCs. Touch laptops remain expensive, and PC makers expect enterprises to upgrade laptops to the Windows 7 OS. The Windows 8 OS and high prices of PCs are reasons why people are looking at attractively priced tablets instead, Chou said.
Windows 8.1 won't rescue PC market this year, IDC says - Network World
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31 Aug 2013   #1776
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

If they want to see PC sales jump instead of drop, all they need is to start reproducing W7 with a good SP2 for PCs, while W8 handles the mobile market. That would jump start sales.

Put a PC OS on PCs, and a mobile OS on mobile units. Duhhhh. Cmon M$ wake up.
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01 Sep 2013   #1777
Reaper351c

 

Microsoft should have never used windows 8 on a computer without touch screen capabilities its way better suited to tablets and phones
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01 Sep 2013   #1778
ICIT2LOL

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Reaper351c View Post
Microsoft should have never used windows 8 on a computer without touch screen capabilities its way better suited to tablets and phones
Well Reaper I don't know about that mate I have 8 on my laptop with Stardock 8 and on my Sandy bridge with Classic shell and if you didn't see the start up screen and wonder why it was running so fast you would not know you were using 8.

Me I am just sick of the politics of it all it works as good as 7 for me and that is all I care about. I just wonder why some people have such a problem with it. As for the tablets well they are for the know it all teens and touch screens filthy things anyway who wants to look at finger smears all day
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01 Sep 2013   #1779
Reaper351c

 

I am just saying it seems more suited to anything with a touch screen makes it a lot simpler to use then having to drag a mouse back and forth on the main screen
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01 Sep 2013   #1780
gregrocker

 

This may be true for browsing on an Ipad, but for real productive work like that which drives the world economy and similar to what I'm doing now here answering a dozen threads in an internet cafe in Berlin, it takes longer and interrupts the process to reach up and poke the screen.

The interruption is similar to having the Wall of Playskool buttons slam down on your work in place of the small unobtrusive Start menu popup that a billion people grew up with to use productively, and what was perfected in XP and Windows 7.

This is what MS tossed to the wind in Wind Ate.
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