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

28 Mar 2013   #441
Night Hawk

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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.
I could name a few retail chains where once something is out it takes forever if at all to see restocked in the local stores! Now that wouldn't be Radio Shack however. That always seem to be one place that keeps up.

Now for shopping online compared to in store browsing you won't find the overhead online that brings prices up in a retail outlet. Most of the time when shopping online there will be at least a brief description about the product or item being sold while walking in and asking a part time clerk anything will typically see maybe one or two out of several stores that knows anything other then the manager or assistant manager.

You find a part time college student who just happens to be taking up IT if not another tech trade or simply be home user wise being self taught from home pc use. It certainly isn't all books in the OS field to begin with. Some "hands on" approach required please!


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28 Mar 2013   #442
lehnerus2000

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It doesn't matter what the customers want.
Homer's response, to Lisa's criticism about his makeup gun, sums it up nicely.
Homer the inventor - YouTube
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28 Mar 2013   #443
Lady Fitzgerald

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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.
I could name a few retail chains where once something is out it takes forever if at all to see restocked in the local stores!...
Wally World and Fry's Electronics are the worst offenders in my neck of the woods.
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28 Mar 2013   #444
jimbo45

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Hi there
Didn't everybody make the same comment when THIS version of Windows appeared.
"No I want my old DOS screen back".

Nothing changes it seems.

Cheers
jimbo


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28 Mar 2013   #445
x BlueRobot

 

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It doesn't matter what the customers want.
Homer's response, to Lisa's criticism about his makeup gun, sums it up nicely.
Homer the inventor - YouTube
People will like what I tell them to like?
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28 Mar 2013   #446
lehnerus2000

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It doesn't matter what the customers want.
Homer's response, to Lisa's criticism about his makeup gun, sums it up nicely.
Homer the inventor - YouTube
People will like what I tell them to like?
Exactly.
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28 Mar 2013   #447
x BlueRobot

 

It sounds like most of Microsoft's marketing.
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28 Mar 2013   #448
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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LOL.
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28 Mar 2013   #449
gregrocker

 

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Greg,

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were told our feedback wasn't wanted on Win8
Why would MS care what the MVP's think.
Well for Global MVP Summit they spend a fortune on wining, dining and five star hotels so I thought I should work a bit for my dinner.

I've spent a few days thinking about an answer to that.

Fact is I arrived at my first Summit 2011 expecting to meet with the WIndows 7 Product Team, having compiled a list of concerns which were then largely influenced by your leadership here. First up was weakness of Win7 backup imaging not being up to Win7 standards.

What I found was that Consumer MVP's were not assigned any Product group to interact with, so at our Product Group dinner we just met our MVP lead and discussed amongst ourselves. I got to hear a lot of outrage about how the MS Answers MVP's had just been locked out of their Control Panels with v.2.

In fact the only real content for Consumer MVP's were sessions for Answers, where the next year I got to meet their dynamic new VP (and former Oprah web czar) who had great plans and was also quite complimentary to me about 7F. This year however was a different picture as angry Answers MVP's demanded to know why none of the promised features (like ours) were delivered - apparently due to budget strains from taking on the Support load for so many new products.

I was also stunned back then in 2011 when we sat down to one seminar with a senior MS program manager who started by telling us not to even ask about Win8 preview bits (no one had) because they didn't need or want any feedback from us, would get everything needed from exabites of telemetry. This is the same guy who's now trying to force business into Win8 saying their BIOS' are at risk without Secure Boot, to which business has replied unanimously by deciding on Win7.

So I rest my hope that the market corrections will finally vindicate the best OS desktop experience ever, and repudiate an alleged successor OS with zero Desktop Experience.
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28 Mar 2013   #450
boohbah

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never mind all that, where can i get one of homers layzee boy toilet recliners?
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