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

10 Mar 2013   #261
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
"What have you 1 billion+ users done for us lately?"


Well us billion + also buy those mobile toys and use them where and how they were designed.
Us billion + also by Windows Word, Office and other Windows programs to use where they were designed to be used. On a useable Desktop.
Just because one wants a useable and productive desktop or laptop doesn't mean they don't buy the mobile devices and use them as mobile devices. These are people or companies that are part of both markets. What company would stop using a desktop just to add a tablet to their inventory of equipment?
They will use both to meet the needs or desires of the company.
If Microsoft develops a mobile operating system that is not compatible to sync with Windows 7 or a usable and productive Windows 8 that is their fault not the customers fault.

That's an excellent question Bear. In fact I'd add a couple words to the question......
What KIND of company would stop using a desktop just to add a tablet to their inventory of equipment?
Not a very smart one I'm afraid.


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10 Mar 2013   #262
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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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.
I wrote programs for my first computer in 1958 and have dealt with computers ever since. And I think they will still be around in 2058 - and I mean computers, not playmobile toys for the kids.
To be clear, I didn't say the desktop was dead, I said the desktop OS as we now know it is over. I predict Microsoft will stay the Windows 8 course while addressing the inadequacies it had with for desktop users. In short, we'll still get a 8 like OS - sign in for this and that, while making sure desktops users aren't inconvenienced. And if Blue fixes the desktop issues, us "geeks" may finally buy into it.

My two cents.
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10 Mar 2013   #263
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

No problem if they fix the mess. But as long as they keep their playmobile UI, I'll stay away from it. There are better options.
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10 Mar 2013   #264
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
...To be clear, I didn't say the desktop was dead, I said the desktop OS as we now know it is over. I predict Microsoft will stay the Windows 8 course while addressing the inadequacies it had with for desktop users. In short, we'll still get a 8 like OS - sign in for this and that, while making sure desktops users aren't inconvenienced. And if Blue fixes the desktop issues, us "geeks" may finally buy into it.

My two cents.
'Twould be too late for me. I've already invested in three copies of Win7 (two Ultimate and one Home Premium) and I plan on getting my money's worth from them, clear up to 01/01/2020.
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10 Mar 2013   #265
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Lady Fitzgerald that's what I call smart shopping. Get your Windows 7 now and beat the rush.
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10 Mar 2013   #266
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Rush, smush, I just wanted to be sure I could get my copies before they disappeared. I wish I had bought a spare Win7 notebook before the prices on them skyrocketed. Not all of the Win8 machines can be upgraded to Win7.
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10 Mar 2013   #267
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
...To be clear, I didn't say the desktop was dead, I said the desktop OS as we now know it is over. I predict Microsoft will stay the Windows 8 course while addressing the inadequacies it had with for desktop users. In short, we'll still get a 8 like OS - sign in for this and that, while making sure desktops users aren't inconvenienced. And if Blue fixes the desktop issues, us "geeks" may finally buy into it.

My two cents.
'Twould be too late for me. I've already invested in three copies of Win7 (two Ultimate and one Home Premium) and I plan on getting my money's worth from them, clear up to 01/01/2020.
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Lady Fitzgerald that's what I call smart shopping. Get your Windows 7 now and beat the rush.
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10 Mar 2013   #268
x BlueRobot

 

Look at the life cycle of Windows XP, Windows 7 is soon to follow.
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10 Mar 2013   #269
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Let's look forward to what Blue has to offer.

If it is more of the same - that isn't going to help MS.
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10 Mar 2013   #270
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Look at the life cycle of Windows XP, Windows 7 is soon to follow.
Only if you consider 01/01/2020 to be soon.
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