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


21 Jan 2013   #51

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
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.

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jimbo
But isn't that the heart of the issue? Whether a corporate / work user or a user who works from home, desktop users seem to prefer a traditional desktop interface.

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21 Jan 2013   #52

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W8 though is a different animal entirely --it has to handle things like smart phones and tablets which rely heavily on touch screens and don't need windowed apps or multi - monitors so Ms was in a bit of a hardplace here -- press on with a load of different OS'es or try and make a common interface so a user would have roughly the same experience whether they are using a phone, a tablet or a computer --and in fact the W8 interface isn't a lot different from Android either so anybody using Windows for the FIRST TIME who has also used any sort of smart phone would be quite familiar with the interface.

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jimbo
Well, maybe that's the big problem - microsoft is trying to mix too many things in one os, and they just cant do perfect os for tablets, phones and desktop computers in time, so they focused more on touchscreen devices - it's like vista and 7, vista is sluggish and slow even on todays computers, and 7 is fast, responsive, and improved overall. Just try to mix every food product from your fridge and try it So, next windows version will show, if microsoft is trying to do a great all in one os, or they are just trying to shut down their bussiness I'm not sure, if sacrificing their desktop/laptop market's monopoly for mobile devices market is worth it. I mean, they should just wait, "mobile" devices are getting biger every year, so after few years mobile phones will just transform into laptops.

Yikes!! Great analogy startas! LOL
W8 was optimised for a touch screen/fingerpainting interface. Thats ok on a phone or tablet, but with a desktop is like putting brown gravy on your cottage cheese and green olives.
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21 Jan 2013   #53

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Smart phones and tablets are the big rage, but there is still the segment that uses desktop/laptop computers and still needs a more conventional desktop. Not everyone is primarily into social media, videos, music, games, etc. There are those that use their computers for business productivity. Business' finally bought into Win 7, from XP, and started upgrading systems, software and training. They are not going to do another major $$ investment again this quick into the Win 8 arena.
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21 Jan 2013   #54
whs
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I would guess that the majority of the installed PCs are used for business. And you guys are right, these will not move to /8 - why should they. M$ has to come with something fast or they will lose their most lukrative market.

I doubt that there is a lot of money to be made with tablets in the long run. Prices really plunge and you can already get a reasonable Android tablet for less than $70 - Like this one - comes in other colors too.
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21 Jan 2013   #55

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

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......".

People that tell you things like that have no clue about Technology he just basicly implied you are too old to know what you are doing which the person that said this doesn't realize your generation or before was the road map to this disaster of a windows 8 lol

Tablets wise it is the Bee's knee's but common desktop and programing is not what it is made for pretty much a mirrored type mac OS
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21 Jan 2013   #56

Windows 7 x64 and numerous virtual machines
 
 

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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......".

People that tell you things like that have no clue about Technology he just basicly implied you are too old to know what you are doing which the person that said this doesn't realize your generation or before was the road map to this disaster of a windows 8 lol

Tablets wise it is the Bee's knee's but common desktop and programing is not what it is made for pretty much a mirrored type mac OS
I usually tell people like that in my acid wit way "I have forgotten more about computers than you'll ever know". That makes them go away. This works with Best Buy sales drones with TV's too.
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21 Jan 2013   #57

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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.
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!
Amen to that.
I think the dancing acrobatic tablet commercials are a joke. The annoying techno tunes reminded me of this commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMQM4m2qpwA
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21 Jan 2013   #58
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You guys forget that Windows 8 is made for the more moronic part of the population. If you are intelligent, you are not being targetted. They want the money from the masses.
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21 Jan 2013   #59

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Money from the masses is exactly the point. Microsoft is wishing those masses are jumping over from Apple. Microsoft wants that bite of of the Apple logo to become bigger. Microsoft will digest the bigger bit out of the Apple with love and care.
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22 Jan 2013   #60
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You guys forget that Windows 8 is made for the more moronic part of the population. If you are intelligent, you are not being targetted. They want the money from the masses.
lol++

But at the same time, MS seems set to try to rescue Dell from drowning.

Quote:
...the rumored Dell buyout would be “clearly a rear-guard action,” -\- because companies like Apple and Google are a growing force in the corporate market with their iOS and Android mobile operating systems, which power the tablets and smartphones that are gobbling up market share at the expense of PCs
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Why Microsoft needs a healthy Dell - The Tell - MarketWatch
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