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

20 Jan 2013   #41

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I wonder what market research Microsoft did, when deciding wherever to release Windows 8 for desktops, with a similar or exact configuration as a tablet?


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20 Jan 2013   #42

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
I wonder what market research Microsoft did, when deciding wherever to release Windows 8 for desktops, with a similar or exact configuration as a tablet?
Well let's not forget Microsoft did fire Steven Sinofsky after the launch of 8 so... Will Microsoft restore Start Menu to Windows 8?

Seems he obviously failed to do any market research seeing how the biggest gripe is the missing start menu button.
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20 Jan 2013   #43

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I always love it when Microsoft advertise Windows 8 on television, and everyone seems to be so happy to have a Windows 8 OS, when in reality everyone is installing a Start Menu program or installing Windows 7.
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20 Jan 2013   #44

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
I always love it when Microsoft advertise Windows 8 on television, and everyone seems to be so happy to have a Windows 8 OS, when in reality everyone is installing a Start Menu program or installing Windows 7.
I've yet to a Win 8 commercial showing any serious productivity being done on Windows 8. Also, did anyone notice how angry most of those dancing Catholic school girls in the surface commercial looked? Scary!
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20 Jan 2013   #45

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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......".
Sigh. These guys are call-center grade drones. Underpayed and sent to "harass" people in supermarkets trying to sell them stuff on behalf of another company.
Sky, all mobile telecommunication companies, quite a few banks, and assorted lesser companies employ them here in all major shopping malls.
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20 Jan 2013   #46
whs
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I just got /8 upgrade before they raise the price the end of the month. But I run it in a virtual partition. Will probably never use it for real work. It is just to keep up-to-date and being able to talk to the boys and girls on the eightforum.
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20 Jan 2013   #47

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I just got /8 upgrade before they raise the price the end of the month. But I run it in a virtual partition. Will probably never use it for real work. It is just to keep up-to-date and being able to talk to the boys and girls on the eightforum.
Yeah I got a free copy of Pro from my school that I'm running in VM as well. I'm also planning on purchasing a copy as well before they raise the prices. Hmmm... that would be two legit copies for the low price of $39.99.

I don't see that as a waste should I never run the OS
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20 Jan 2013   #48
whs
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It's not a waste - it's an educational contribution.
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20 Jan 2013   #49

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
It's not a waste - it's an educational contribution.
Oh, yeah, that too
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21 Jan 2013   #50

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
I always love it when Microsoft advertise Windows 8 on television, and everyone seems to be so happy to have a Windows 8 OS, when in reality everyone is installing a Start Menu program or installing Windows 7.
Hi there

Well you ARE on the Windows 7 Forum so I' would expect this type of reaction to be fairly typical from Windows 7 users.

On the W8 Forum reactions are a bit different both positive and negative - but most of the negatives are from people who previously used Windows 7. New Windows users don't seem to mind W8 at all.

Actually the new GUI makes a LOT of sense on mobile devices / tablets especially with touch screens -- but for classical desktop applications then it's a bit different.

However I'm sure even the most BIASED Windows 7 user has to agree that touch is pretty terrible in Windows 7 and as for those horrible Windows 7 based windows phones - well even those old handsets look like they came from another long bygone era -- people would almost OFFER to GIVE you a new handset if they saw you with one of those decidedly uncool "clunkers".

The new W8 phones are very good indeed and getting a lot of positive reviews, the W8 tablets are fine too - and people can't wait to see what the new Ms Surface pro will do when it finally appears --by all accounts should be an Ipad killer.

I have to admit I hated the W8 interface at first but on a small light thin ultra book type of laptop with a touch screen it makes a lot of sense.

I don't have too much trouble getting into the desktop --difficulties are grossly exaggerated.

I don't like it though at work (fortunately we are still going from XP ==> Windows 7 so no danger of W8 at work) where there are quite complicated applications with a load of sub options where both a classical desktop menu is needed and also I use the command line a lot to get into servers etc.

So don't write off W8 just yet --you might be surprised -- Ms though will have to address the desktop issue at some point for corporate / work users or they will eventually lose that very lucrative market.

Cheers
jimbo
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