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

27 Mar 2013   #431
gregrocker

 

The poor sales guy at Office Depot was despondent today about sales but bragging how he might actually have a sale to a guy who was coming back to try several PC's again. He actually saw him coming in the door and bolted over to welcome him. This was hopefully to be the first PC sale of the week.

They are starting to get angry about Win8. How long til it filters down to the stockholders?


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27 Mar 2013   #432
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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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
Even better would be if the hardware suppliers would get together with the Linux guys and build a standardized Linux system that can be shipped with the PCs. I would vote for Mint Mate as the base, but any other may be fine too.

Then we, the users, would have an affordable alternative.
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27 Mar 2013   #433
HammerHead

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27 Mar 2013   #434
SIW2

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@Greg,

MS have already reduced the license fee for oem's and are giving them "platform subsidies".
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27 Mar 2013   #435
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

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Well some retail outlets like Staples Office Supply stores are offering free lessens when buying any new 8 pc be it a desktop, laptop, or tablet. They realized some help was going to be needed in order to sell anything with 8 on it as well as the OEMs coming up with their own substitutions for the Start menu most will be looking for now gone for good?!
Yeah, I was at Staples the other day and wanted to check out their Windows 8 instructions. But at the instructions desk, the PC was disconnected and they had no instructor.
Maybe they were attending a course on how to best use Windows 8.
That's pretty bad when the part time help you hire to run a store also needs to go through a course on how to use the latest just to show a few things to a customer!

The information about getting free instructions however wasn't from anyone at a store but in the Staples promos for new 8 pcs. tv ads, etc. Typically you may see something like that on a 30second while a clerk in an actual store is lost when bringing it up with them!

The old saying of "one hand not knowing what the other is doing" seems to fit the bill there as well as what seems to be the thing the MS overlords are presently looking for by the mishmash way they made changes in 8! The user will typically to see the familiar things in some way, shape, or form while MS simply said "we will now take those away and you will play our game the way we want you to!"

Likewise when Staples was offering free lessons in their promos their sales management already knew they were going to have problems moving new hardwares out with the way MS upset the usual desktop type OS they have been carrying all these years. The retailers know what sells and what simply won't! They depend on what does!
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28 Mar 2013   #436
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Yeah, I was at Staples the other day and wanted to check out their Windows 8 instructions. But at the instructions desk, the PC was disconnected and they had no instructor.
Maybe they were attending a course on how to best use Windows 8.
That's pretty bad when the part time help you hire to run a store also needs to go through a course on how to use the latest just to show a few things to a customer!...
I actually wish more stores would do that. It's so sad when I go into a store with questions and wind up teaching the salespeople instead.
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28 Mar 2013   #437
theveterans

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

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I actually wish more stores would do that. It's so sad when I go into a store with questions and wind up teaching the salespeople instead.
This is the one main reason why more and more consumers are just buying online instead of dealing with lackluster salespeople.
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28 Mar 2013   #438
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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I actually wish more stores would do that. It's so sad when I go into a store with questions and wind up teaching the salespeople instead.
This is the one main reason why more and more consumers are just buying online instead of dealing with lackluster salespeople.
That and much better product selection, better prices, and better availability (fewer stockouts). I live in a major megopolis and it's like living in Hicksville.
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28 Mar 2013   #439
liuruping

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i still like windows 7.....
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28 Mar 2013   #440
Dallas 7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead;2340779[SIZE=3
]...I don't like the attitude from MS[/SIZE].
You and a whole heck of a lot of us.

Me three, count me in on that!
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