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

29 Mar 2013   #471
gregrocker

 

If business isn't a substantial market, I don't know what is. They can't even threaten them (with imaginary BIOS infections) into Win8, and they are now almost all migrating from XPired into Win7. So when does the market rule and vindicate the desktop?

Today's visit to Best Buy was hilarious. Someone actually wanted to hear music on a WIn8 laptop, so they found how to click the Music tile and turned on the sample music. The salesman showed them how to find Settings to turn up the volume. Then they tried to close the Music app and no one could find how to do it. They had to call another salesman, who called another salesman who knew.


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29 Mar 2013   #472
x BlueRobot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If business isn't a substantial market, I don't know what is. They can't even threaten them (with imaginary BIOS infections) into Win8, so they are now all migrating lockstep into Win7. When does the market rule and vindicate the desktop?

Today's visit to Best Buy was hilarious. Someone actually wanted to hear music on a WIn8 laptop, so they found how to click the Music tile and turned on the sample music. The salesman showed them how to find Settings to turn up the volume. Then they tried to close the Music app and no one could find how to do it. They had to call another salesman, who called another salesman who knew.


I'm in the process of downloading Linux Mate 14 64-bit, I've always wanted to try Linux.
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29 Mar 2013   #473
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

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I am glad my little tutorials help and are useful. Although I have used Linux off and on since a few years (mainly Ubuntu and Fedora), I am not a real Linux expert. But with Mint Mate, things are pretty simple. And if I don't know something, I ask at the Linux forums. These guys are also very helpful.
Just like on this forum, we know about computers and Windows 7 so we help those that don't know anything and treat them with dignity and respect.
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29 Mar 2013   #474
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

It is hard for me to believe that most user of Windows 8 don't break dance on a board room table or desk.

I don't think we can bread dance with Windows 7 and that is why Windows 8 is such a priority to get.
The break dancing capability with Windows 8 certainly has me considering Windows 8.
I must also say I was impress in the commercials that show how just a hand swoop across the screen will enlarge a picture of Mommy instead of the arcade method of one tick away to maximize.
I think their should be a book on how to use movements in a Karate Kata to use a toymobile. That should improve the sales of toymobiles with Windows 8 until students got to at least the skill level of a brown belt.
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29 Mar 2013   #475
Berkey

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

I put this in the other 8 thread in response to a post about changing 8 to look like 7:

I guess my two cents would be, why should I to buy a new OS, only to make a bunch of changes and disable specific features new to 8, just to get back to the OS that I know and love? I understand that new features and design may make the overall speed and the like faster and more efficient, but 7 has made me happy and unless 8 can read my mind before I perform an action I don't think a thing like a slight speed increase is enough for me to change over. I know there is more to be said for 8, but I'm comfortable with 7 and can't see any huge value to entice me to switch over, especially if all I'm going to do is spend time switching it back over.

Now if I was a fan of touch screens and such than yes the demo would have been enough to sway me, but I have a separate tablet for touch screen simple browsing, I do not want to reach to the screen to swipe. One of the other reasons I won't make that jump (desktop that is) is as a professional trainer, I deal with a lot of people who suffer from upper crossed syndrome, or a very anterior shift in their body alignment, due to largely their jobs of sitting, and typing with their arms always protruding forward. It leads to over/under use of particular muscle groups, which then has negative effects on the surrounding area and can cause specific problems with range of motion and shoulder stability. I can't imagine the people I will be seeing in 5-6 years if reaching your arm in front of you becomes the norm, rotator and shoulder girdle stability are going to be hurting. Of course that's just the trainer in me
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29 Mar 2013   #476
gregrocker

 

You can always Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista - Windows 8 Forums which on a Win8 machine requires turning off Secure Boot to shrink C and install Win7 in UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums.

If your BIOS doesn;t support Win8 without Secure Boot you can reinstall both OS's, even choosing in that case to Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7 and Win8.

But what I discover on my machines is that as soon as I Dual Boot 8 and make it a tolerable desktop experience, it is essentially a slightly buggy Win7. So I always end up going back to 7 and never look back, eventually deleting the 8 partition when I need its space. I've done this a dozen times since 8 Preview was released.
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29 Mar 2013   #477
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I find it a lot easier to run Windows 8 in VMware Player - no problems with UEFI or any of that modern stuff. That way it can be up all day when I run the Windows 7 host and I can look at it with 1 click.

I usually also have my Linux Mint VMware partition up. I use it a lot for browsing the web - is a lot safer than Windows.

Both VMware systems sit on an external USB3 attached SSD. Performance is super. I got this 60GB SSD for $59.95 and it was lying around. That is a good use for it.
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29 Mar 2013   #478
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I find it a lot easier to run Windows 8 in VMware Player - no problems with UEFI or any of that modern stuff. That way it can be up all day when I run the Windows 7 host and I can look at it with 1 click.

I usually also have my Linux Mint VMware partition up. I use it a lot for browsing the web - is a lot safer than Windows.

Both VMware systems sit on an external USB3 attached SSD. Performance is super. I got this 60GB SSD for $59.95 and it was lying around. That is a good use for it.
Well Wolfgang, I finally got a notebook (Asus Zenbook Prime), and oh by the way, it came with Windows 8 so now I get to play with the OS I was trying to avoid. I was going to "downgrade" to 7 but, I'll see what 8 does. That said, can you point me to a good "start menu" tweak.

Thanks
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29 Mar 2013   #479
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I find it a lot easier to run Windows 8 in VMware Player - no problems with UEFI or any of that modern stuff. That way it can be up all day when I run the Windows 7 host and I can look at it with 1 click.

I usually also have my Linux Mint VMware partition up. I use it a lot for browsing the web - is a lot safer than Windows.

Both VMware systems sit on an external USB3 attached SSD. Performance is super. I got this 60GB SSD for $59.95 and it was lying around. That is a good use for it.
Well Wolfgang, I finally got a notebook (Asus Zenbook Prime), and oh by the way, it came with Windows 8 so now I get to play with the OS I was trying to avoid. I was going to "downgrade" to 7 but, I'll see what 8 does. That said, can you point me to a good "start menu" tweak.

Thanks
Hmm, not really. I am hardly using Windows 8 and I have not tweaked it one bit. But there are a few threads on the eightforums where recommendations were made. Since I do not intend to use Windows 8 for anything other than academic studies, I never followed up on those, sorry.
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29 Mar 2013   #480
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hmmm, I could have swore I read a post where you said you were using a start menu tweak. Maybe it was someone else and I thought it was you.

Sorry
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