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

16 Jan 2013   #31

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post

.......Obviously a One size fits all won't please everybody -- but I can see the logic of not having to maintain and develop several totally different lines of OS........

Cheers
jimbo

You're right about one thing Jimbo, one size does NOT fit all! But MS is arrogantly telling us it does.
But who suggested anything about "Several totally different lines of OS's"?
All they needed was 1 interface for desktops and 1 interface for tinker toys. That's 2, not several. That would've been very simple to do.

Instead, MS even tried to block attempts to recreate the start menu. In other words, they're purposely trying to shove their metro interface down our throats.
Microsoft has nobody to blame but themselves for all the criticism. They asked for it and they got it.
Meanwhile, we got something we didn't want or ask for; a desktop with a truly ugly interface that's optimised for finger painting instead of a mouse.

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16 Jan 2013   #32
bej

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It's all about money....The dollar, euro, ruble, throw in your currency.....Initally, you may have a tile or two with ads, but as time proceeds, it will be ALL the tiles. Windows 8 is no longer an operating system, it's an advertising medium and make no mistake about it.
I remember, not to long ago, where a very popular tech website, started painting half of their front page RED to try and get your attention to certain ads. I e-mailed the ad agency letting them know there are many websites with the same information and I would no longer be using this particular site. Of course, I threw in some &(#@(^& to show my displeasure. Later, I e-mailed the web master with the same complaint. Fortunately, they took away the "painting class" and I returned to the site.
Look at the Yahoo front page. They wouldn't know a news story if it slapped them in the face, but at times, they still play games by having advertising animated characters moving across your screen.
Obviously, their front page is not about news.....it's about advertising. The almighty BUCK.
So, I have a retail copy of Win 7, and if I need another OS, it's Linux or Apple. I'm finished with the "business as usual" bit. What's unfortunate is Microsoft will never realize, or admit, WHY Windows 8 failed.
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16 Jan 2013   #33

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Interesting article on how retailers can sell Windows 8 computers to the customers despite the fact that the public has shown very little interest in Windows 8. They are also predicting that windows RT will soon be killed.

Winning With Windows 8

Itís wonít be easy, but retailers can overcome some challenges



Winning With Windows 8 : Page 1 of 2 : Dealerscope
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17 Jan 2013   #34

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
I know some people have been using a program called "Classic Shell" with Windows 8, in order to gain back the conventional Start Menu, but would you want to install a third-party program for a Start Menu?
Yes. Whatever it takes to get back functionality. I did it when I tried the Consumer Preview in the summer. Without Classic Shell, 8 was simply a massive headache. Still not thrilled with 8, so I deleted it and bought Win 7 Pro 32 bit)

A friend of mine ordered a new Asus desktop, and was genuinely worried that it might be delivered with Windows 8. When he saw it had Windows 7 Home 64 bit, he and I both breathed a huge sigh of relief. If it had 8 he planned on shipping it right back to the Egg that same day. (And yes, I helped him install Classic Shell on it. Exactly what he wanted)
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17 Jan 2013   #35

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OvenMaster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
I know some people have been using a program called "Classic Shell" with Windows 8, in order to gain back the conventional Start Menu, but would you want to install a third-party program for a Start Menu?
Yes. Whatever it takes to get back functionality. I did it when I tried the Consumer Preview in the summer. Without Classic Shell, 8 was simply a massive headache. Still not thrilled with 8, so I deleted it and bought Win 7 Pro 32 bit)

A friend of mine ordered a new Asus desktop, and was genuinely worried that it might be delivered with Windows 8. When he saw it had Windows 7 Home 64 bit, he and I both breathed a huge sigh of relief. If it had 8 he planned on shipping it right back to the Egg that same day. (And yes, I helped him install Classic Shell on it. Exactly what he wanted)
I might ask if my step-brother, wants Classic Shell with his Windows 8, he already has had BSODs within the first week of using the computer; wonder if that was deliberately made by Microsoft or the OEM to gain more revenue from very long and pointless phone calls?
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17 Jan 2013   #36

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Several flavors of Linux
 
 

My trial period for the Metro8 release candidate (ran in VBox) expired last evening - I deleted it - will not reload it even if free.

Regards,
GEWB
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20 Jan 2013   #37

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Signs of desperation maybe? I was in WalMart yesterday....... needed a can of air.In the computer section was a Guy from Microsoft (according to him), clipboard and everything. Wanting to know my opinions on Win8, if I had tried it etc. After I told him my thoughts on the matter he (1).... Told me I was the first person he had talked to who didn't like it (!!!), ....said/implied I was too old to understand win8 (!!!!!!),..... told me I was " Oh...... just a desktop guy" ,sure wish he could have seen my spec.'s here!. Nice enough person if a little condescending. When I tried explaining the reasons for my dislike, he showed me how to swipe a tile........... "how easy it is......".
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20 Jan 2013   #38

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
Signs of desperation maybe? I was in WalMart yesterday....... needed a can of air.In the computer section was a Guy from Microsoft (according to him), clipboard and everything. Wanting to know my opinions on Win8, if I had tried it etc. After I told him my thoughts on the matter he (1).... Told me I was the first person he had talked to who didn't like it (!!!), ....said/implied I was too old to understand win8 (!!!!!!),..... told me I was " Oh...... just a desktop guy" ,sure wish he could have seen my spec.'s here!. Nice enough person if a little condescending. When I tried explaining the reasons for my dislike, he showed me how to swipe a tile........... "how easy it is......".
Ohhh, I love dealing with people like that. Wish I would've meet him
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20 Jan 2013   #39

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
Signs of desperation maybe? I was in WalMart yesterday....... needed a can of air.In the computer section was a Guy from Microsoft (according to him), clipboard and everything. Wanting to know my opinions on Win8, if I had tried it etc. After I told him my thoughts on the matter he (1).... Told me I was the first person he had talked to who didn't like it (!!!), ....said/implied I was too old to understand win8 (!!!!!!),..... told me I was " Oh...... just a desktop guy" ,sure wish he could have seen my spec.'s here!. Nice enough person if a little condescending. When I tried explaining the reasons for my dislike, he showed me how to swipe a tile........... "how easy it is......".
They're probably just part of Microsoft's marketing team, and don't have a good understanding of computers, and why many people do not want to switch over to Windows 8.
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20 Jan 2013   #40

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post

W8 though is a different animal entirely --it has to handle things like smart phones and tablets which rely heavily on touch screens and don't need windowed apps or multi - monitors so Ms was in a bit of a hardplace here -- press on with a load of different OS'es or try and make a common interface so a user would have roughly the same experience whether they are using a phone, a tablet or a computer --and in fact the W8 interface isn't a lot different from Android either so anybody using Windows for the FIRST TIME who has also used any sort of smart phone would be quite familiar with the interface.

Cheers
jimbo
Well, maybe that's the big problem - microsoft is trying to mix too many things in one os, and they just cant do perfect os for tablets, phones and desktop computers in time, so they focused more on touchscreen devices - it's like vista and 7, vista is sluggish and slow even on todays computers, and 7 is fast, responsive, and improved overall. Just try to mix every food product from your fridge and try it So, next windows version will show, if microsoft is trying to do a great all in one os, or they are just trying to shut down their bussiness I'm not sure, if sacrificing their desktop/laptop market's monopoly for mobile devices market is worth it. I mean, they should just wait, "mobile" devices are getting biger every year, so after few years mobile phones will just transform into laptops.
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