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

01 Apr 2013   #551
SIW2

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The loss of transparency is a disappointment to some. I don't think it is a dealbreaker.

The real problem with 8 is the forcing of the mobile phone interface. Most of us have a pretty good idea where that is leading.


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01 Apr 2013   #552
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The performance aspect may have been one reason why they dropped the Aero. But that would probably only apply to PC weaklings.
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01 Apr 2013   #553
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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They dropped it to increase battery life. They are having problems with that on Surface Pro etc.

Windows is much less efficient than Linux.
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01 Apr 2013   #554
Lone Browncoat

2000Pro,XP SP3 x86..W7 on next build
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post

Have a look at some of these images.
https://www.google.is/search?q=linux...w=1024&bih=523

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jimbo

I remember that from Mandrake/Mandriva, I think those effects were to entice the younger generations impressed by sparkle. Being an old fart I just kept those switched off, preferring a flat 2D environment to work in.

It may not be much but I've always considered 'glam' like that to be a waste of CPU cycles best used to get work done.
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01 Apr 2013   #555
PaulGo

Windows 10 (64 bit)
 
 

Quote:
Microsoft Tries to Save Windows 8 with Windows Blue



...How much of a failure is Windows 8?
Has Windows 8 been a total dud? Microsoft’s hardware partners seem to believe so.
Acer’s President Jim Wong told Bloomberg, “Windows 8 itself is still not successful...the whole market didn’t come back to growth after the Windows 8 launch, that’s a simple way to judge if it is successful or not.”


Japan’s Fujitsu echoed those sentiments, calling the demand for Windows 8 “weak.” Meanwhile, the president of Samsung’s memory chip division told Korea Times (via CNET) that Windows 8 was “no better than Windows Vista.” Windows Vista was widely panned by critics.


Samsung’s president went on to blame the struggles of Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) Ultrabook-makers on the “less-competitive Windows platform.”
Full article at:

Microsoft Tries to Save Windows 8 with Windows Blue - AAPL, INTC, MSFT - Foolish Blogging Network
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01 Apr 2013   #556
PaulGo

Windows 10 (64 bit)
 
 

Quote:
...Windows 7 is still the most popular PC OS in the world, and Net Applications shows that it is actually gaining market share even with the availability of Windows 8. According to the Net Applications's numbers, Windows 7 was installed in 44.77 percent of all PCs in March, a gain from 44.55 percent in February and from 44.48 percent in January.
Windows 8 market share up slightly in March to 3.31 percent - Neowin
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01 Apr 2013   #557
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Dell also blamed Windows 8 as one of the reasons why they are not selling their gear.

But what is really amazing is that Windows 7 is still growing.
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01 Apr 2013   #558
x BlueRobot

 

The only problem though, what else can these OEMs pre-install their system with? They must have some contract with Microsoft, which states they must sell what operating system Microsoft tells them to.
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01 Apr 2013   #559
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
The only problem though, what else can these OEMs pre-install their system with? They must have some contract with Microsoft, which states they must sell what operating system Microsoft tells them to.
The OEMs can supply new systems with Windows 7 - but you have to ask for it (a couple of my family did). I understand that there was a court ruling that the OEMs have to comply if you ask.
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01 Apr 2013   #560
x BlueRobot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
The only problem though, what else can these OEMs pre-install their system with? They must have some contract with Microsoft, which states they must sell what operating system Microsoft tells them to.
The OEMs can supply new systems with Windows 7 - but you have to ask for it (a couple of my family did). I understand that there was a court ruling that the OEMs have to comply if you ask.
If everyone starting requesting this, then maybe the OEM's could present these statistics to Microsoft, and then they will have a change of strategy?
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