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

01 Sep 2013   #1781
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 gregrocker View Post
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.
Yes Greg but like I said how come I am not having problems then with my machines - seriously I wouldn't know I was running 8 if I hadn't upgraded my 7 to it and use the 7 type start menu.

This thread is a bit like an endless loop to me I cannot see what fuss is all about - suppose that makes me a somewhat a bit short of grey matter or something.


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01 Sep 2013   #1782
gregrocker

 

The issue to me John is it's not a worthy successor to Win7. And since it's not something they think they need to correct it's a worse situation than Vista.

It was Vista's debacle debut that forced important changes developed for Win7 to conserve resources, making the Black Viper unnecessary.

This involves a completely misguided attempt to rewrite their business plan to rent apps and eventually the OS like the Ipad, and with apps no one would buy or wants.

Most importantly no one should have to modify an OS to make it tolerable to work the way in which a billion users came to rely upon MS for an OS. We already have Win7.
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01 Sep 2013   #1783
Reaper351c

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The issue to me John is it's not a worthy successor to Win7. And since it's not something they think they need to correct it's a worse situation than Vista.

It was Vista's debacle debut that forced important changes developed for Win7 to conserve resources, making the Black Viper unnecessary.

This involves a completely misguided attempt to rewrite their business plan to rent apps and eventually the OS like the Ipad, and with apps no one would buy or wants.

Most importantly no one should have to modify an OS to make it tolerable to work the way in which a billion users came to rely upon MS for an OS. We already have Win7.
I completely agree I like windows 7 its Microsoft's best operating system to date when windows 8 came out I gave it a fair chance about a week got tired of it and wiped my computer back down to 7 which I enjoy very much and all the customizing you can do to it with some patching of files and a few programs windows 7 is awesome windows 8 I give a big thumbs down
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01 Sep 2013   #1784
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 Dallas 7 View Post
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.
Still keeping desktop features alive as well as a desktop gui would have been what would make the most sense producing a desktop edition of 8 at least and not gearing everything for tablet. One would have hoped MS would have followed suit after the 7 success story to continue along those lines with even more improvements in the next desktop? version. "Har... Matey! Tabletitis Blarney set in. MS be lost in some mobile scuffle somewho!"

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
It's not simply touch & swipe but a constained OS directed at the Tablet platform. Seeing some features removed would have still been an option for MS to consider. But when you look at the gui slammed in people faces without choices you can easily see what 8 was intended for. 7 also has touchscreen support present as well but an option!

Surface with Windows RT(proprietaty) and W8 for other non MS tablets is the game play there. 8.1 simply makes the tablet look more like the familiar desktop to an extent while still on the mobile side of life.

Now what could have proven itself more of a success 8 story would have been seeing a desktop edition on top of the updated under the hood improvements as far as security and the actual working form of the MS Securiy Essentlal(renamed to Windows Defender for 8) put into a fully working what comes after 7 OS. MS was totally gearing everything however to promote Surface and options to see a newer Windows put on other tablets having abandoned the desktop by looking the other way.
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01 Sep 2013   #1785
Wrend

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit, Debian GNU/Linux 64bit (virtual machine on a RAM drive)
 
 

I think that Microsoft needs to figure out that "abandoning" desktop OSs isn't a way to get them into the handheld mobile market.

That's what doesn't make any sense to me, unless they're actually trying to kill off the PC, which also doesn't really make much sense.
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01 Sep 2013   #1786
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

They are trying to kill off the first word

personal computer.
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01 Sep 2013   #1787
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 gregrocker View Post
The issue to me John is it's not a worthy successor to Win7. And since it's not something they think they need to correct it's a worse situation than Vista.

It was Vista's debacle debut that forced important changes developed for Win7 to conserve resources, making the Black Viper unnecessary.

This involves a completely misguided attempt to rewrite their business plan to rent apps and eventually the OS like the Ipad, and with apps no one would buy or wants.

Most importantly no one should have to modify an OS to make it tolerable to work the way in which a billion users came to rely upon MS for an OS. We already have Win7.
Well I might as well go ahead and remove what I have done then What I do not understand is what the fuss is about as the 8 upgrade with the 7 start up menus work as my 7 machines do and to all intents and purposes is 7 in anything I use them for and is much faster. My only irritation is that they have changed slightly the way that msconfig works. But perhaps I am just that bit too thick to see what the problem is and if it is around the Metro and those panels and touch screens etc then I don't use any of it just the machines as normal.

Anyhow I still have three machines running 7 and the drives I cloned from with 7 on them I am past all this stuff re some character named Balmer and the mess that Microsoft has got itself into in fact I find it all a bit depressing and quite frankly boring to the Nth degree.
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01 Sep 2013   #1788
essenbe

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

Personally, I still cannot grasp the point in buying a new OS, then applying 3rd party fixes in order to make it look like what you already have.
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01 Sep 2013   #1789
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 essenbe View Post
Personally, I still cannot grasp the point in buying a new OS, then applying 3rd party fixes in order to make it look like what you already have.
Well I only did it to try Steve and I carried over my 7 settings - it was only an experiment really but as it goes looks like I did the wrong ting eh?
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01 Sep 2013   #1790
essenbe

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

My comment was not directed at you, John. It was just a general comment because it seems that's what most people are doing. If you are satisfied with Windows 8, by all means use it. I was just making a general comment.
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