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

09 Mar 2013   #241

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 16 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
That type of attitude ...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Many years ago Henry Ford made a statement:

“People can have the Model T in any color – so long as it’s black.”
Henry Ford

That type of business attitude worked then but will not work today. People want and demand choices.
That type of attitude caused Ford to lose its #1 position to another company (GM?).

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If MS double's down with Windows Blue and give us more of the same, then Microsoft is even dumber than I thought they were.
"We're not wrong! The World is wrong!"

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09 Mar 2013   #242

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 
Technology moves forward...

I think some of you are being a bit over dramatic and not fully understanding advancement in technology. The point is to move the ball forward, not stay suck in the past. As I've said plenty of times, we now live in a mobile society where mobile computing is the way to go; that means being able to seamlessly sync to, and gather info from, our desktops using our mobile devices like tablets and smartphones.

This is what Microsoft is attempting to bring about with Windows 8, and I really don't expect Microsoft to drop this approach. In fact, I hope they don't.

And since Microsoft is one of the biggest players in operating systems, they would be stupid not to embrace mobile computing - that is, not create an OS that is multiplatform with the ability to seamlessly integrate with mobile devices.

The problem, the way I see it, is they simply didn't get it right this go around for desktop users. That said, don't expect them to abandon ship, in my opinion, that would be stupid; they just need to fix some things here and there. Perhaps "Blue" is the answer?

I will say the days of the dedicated "desktop OS" is over as we know it. That was yesterday, this is today.

My two cents.
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09 Mar 2013   #243

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Two things MS need to address:

1. They have allegedly 1.5-2bn existing users. Those are the people who are supposed to be buying most of the 300+m new pc's over the next 12 mths.

It doesn't seem to be happening at that rate.


2. Pricing.

Mainly the 8 machines are far too expensive. People might pay a premium for Apple - we now have a good indication they will not pay a premium for 8 stuff.
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09 Mar 2013   #244

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
I think some of you are being a bit over dramatic and not fully understanding advancement in technology. The point is to move the ball forward, not stay suck in the past. As I've said plenty of times, we now live in a mobile society where mobile computing is the way to go; that means being able to seamlessly sync to, and gather info from, our desktops using our mobile devices like tablets and smartphones.

This is what Microsoft is attempting to bring about with Windows 8, and I really don't expect Microsoft to drop this approach. In fact, I hope they don't.

And since Microsoft is one of the biggest players in operating systems, they would be stupid not to embrace mobile computing - that is, not create an OS that is multiplatform with the ability to seamlessly integrate with mobile devices.

The problem, the way I see it, is they simply didn't get it right this go around for desktop users. That said, don't expect them to abandon ship, in my opinion, that would be stupid; they just need to fix some things here and there. Perhaps "Blue" is the answer?

I will say the days of the dedicated "desktop OS" is over as we know it. That was yesterday, this is today.

My two cents.
I have no problem with moving forward as long as I don't have to take several steps back for each one forward. Reduced functionality is not a step forward. Neither is change for change's sake (i.e. change that brings no actual improvement, something M$ has been guilty of for some time).
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09 Mar 2013   #245

Windows 7 64 SP1
 
 

Quote:
Samsung exec: Surface isn't selling; Windows 8 no improvement



The president of Samsung's memory-chip division describes Windows 8 as "no better than Vista." Oh, and demand for Surface is "lackluster" as well, he says.
Samsung exec: Surface isn't selling; Windows 8 no improvement | Technically Incorrect - CNET News
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09 Mar 2013   #246
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Comparing Windows 8 to Vista is not a good comparison. Vista was a fine system that was made for the PC - not a teenie playmobile station.
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09 Mar 2013   #247

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I think he meant the comparison in the sense it is not popular.

The journalist is funny. He tries to turn evrything around - amusing - I expect he does that with all his posts. I might have a look at some of his other blogs if I get the time.

It is not looking good. Acer, Fujitsu, and now Samsung have all said 8 itself is a problem.

We knew that before it was released - and so did the oem's I am pretty sure. MS didn't seem to get it.
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09 Mar 2013   #248

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Not clear what is going on with Surface Pro. 8 adorers are convinced it selling like hot cakes and soon the whole world will see the light.

MS are drip releasing it - so we don't know what the sales are.

It is possible Surface Pro may do quite well.

There are very particular reasons for that which do not apply to the rest of the market.
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09 Mar 2013   #249

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
I will say the days of the dedicated "desktop OS" is over as we know it. That was yesterday, this is today.
For consumption, perhaps; but for production (which fuels the consumption that smartphones/tablets excel at) and "specialized" consumption such as heavy-duty gaming, desktops (and laptops to a smaller extent) can do things that would be unreasonably difficult, if not outright impossible, to do on smartphones and tablets.
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09 Mar 2013   #250

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I think the bottom line here is simple: as of 2013 and probably for the next couple of years, there are two distinct markets; the traditional desktop market and the portable device market. Windows 8 should have been developed with two separate user interfaces - one or each market. Microsoft failed to do that and traditional desktop users are being forced to use third party apps and/or considerable tweaking to make Windows 8 more desktop friendly.

This is not to say that Windows 8 is a bad operating system. Just that Microsoft's marketing strategy is akin to flipping the finger at desktop users. IMHO.
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