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

27 Mar 2013   #421
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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You'd have to have the skills of a Benihana chef to do all that touch-tossing, pinching and other finger whirly-gigging.



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27 Mar 2013   #422
SIW2

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It doesn't matter what the customers want.

They can only get what is on offer. Or they can hang on to what they already have - there is a limit to how long they can do that.

The prices are being slashed in the hope those who are resisting will just get one anyway and put up with it because it is cheap.That will probably work over a period of time.

There is nothing else unless the buyers can afford a Mac.



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That's another thing besides the fact that no one is trying or buying Win8 at these big box stores. I'm so boggled by this I stop by every one I see to watch. One problem is that many of them don't work, including the 2-3 touchscreens which have Win8 on them.

And if you figure out how to click around on the Metro screen and find the instruction video it has such an advanced demo it only boggles you more. You'd have to have the skills of a Benihana chef to do all that touch-tossing, pinching and other finger whirly-gigging. and they're trying to sell this mostly on non-touchscreens so who made this blunder? Now watch them back away from the mess, slowly.

It only aggravates consumers who are bucking up to move from XP, or want to see what could possibly improve on Win7. Most want a competent, easily-intuitive (Win7) desktop experience, not a phone or Ipad app.
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27 Mar 2013   #423
HammerHead

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Cheap?

Linux, dollar wise is "cheap". I am thinking as people convert over to Linux even more software and drivers will become available. MS can only command what we do as long as we are dependent on them. Once another OS takes off, they are in deep Cha-Cha.
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27 Mar 2013   #424
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
Linux, dollar wise is "cheap". I am thinking as people convert over to Linux even more software and drivers will become available. MS can only command what we do as long as we are dependent on them. Once another OS takes off, they are in deep Cha-Cha.
Yeah, try this: I was bored, so I made this - enjoy
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27 Mar 2013   #425
SIW2

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It is only going to be a few enthusiasts who try the Linux route.

The public won't - not unless it is widely available on a range of oem machines.

There is a possibilty the Chinese involvement will give ubuntu a bit of a leg up - which may help with the oem situation. Surprising there hasn't been more coverage of that on the net.

Hard to tell at this stage.
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27 Mar 2013   #426
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It is always a few who start a trend.
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27 Mar 2013   #427
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Win 7

Win 7 still has life so I have not been in a hurry. I tried loading Linux Mint Mate and enjoyed it. Didn't really spend a lot of time on it. But I consider it a good alternative. The next machine I build is going to be assembled with Linux in mind. I don't like the attitude from MS.
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27 Mar 2013   #428
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
It is always a few who start a trend.
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27 Mar 2013   #429
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Win 7 still has life so I have not been in a hurry...
I'm in no hurry at all. I'll wait until the smoke clears after Win 9 comes out to decide what to do. The problem is I have software I depend on that won't operate in Linux, even in Wine. By then, however, it's possible that enough people will have become fed up with M$ that either Linux or another OS will be compatable with those programs.

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...I don't like the attitude from MS.
You and a whole heck of a lot of us.
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27 Mar 2013   #430
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I'm wondering how long the Hardware suppliers can put up with the slump in sales, surely the poor sales of win8 has a knock on effect that the manufacturers can only take for so long before they too have to put pressure on MS to do something about it. I've lost count of how many manufacturers have no driver support for anything less than Win8 on new systems.
I was speaking to a large UK supplier today and she told me she sells on average 1 win 8 retail package to 20 win 7 and the demand for win 7 OEM units far exceeds that of win 8 OEM's
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