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

06 Apr 2013   #661
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

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MS are trying to make it seem not just desirable - but normal.

The more the public see this thing, the less they will recoil from it.

The more I see it, the LESS I want it.


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06 Apr 2013   #662
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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MS are trying to make it seem not just desirable - but normal.

The more the public see this thing, the less they will recoil from it.

The more I see it, the LESS I want it.
X2!
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07 Apr 2013   #663
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

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MS are trying to make it seem not just desirable - but normal.

The more the public see this thing, the less they will recoil from it.

The more I see it, the LESS I want it.
X2!
X3!!!
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07 Apr 2013   #664
gregrocker

 

I promised myself I would again with an open mind try Win8 on a new Asus i5 laptop which advertised it was optimized for 8.

What I learned is that I can't stand the Metrosexual start screen even for half a day, can't wait to install Windows 7 Start Menu for Windows 8 to have the replica 7 Start Menu. Then it's no faster or better than Win7 dual-booted on a second partition.

In this case I noticed this "optimized" Win8 was a bit sluggish so also clean reinstalled 8 to a third partition without the Asus bloatware, which unlike most Asus hardware is crap. Sure enough an 8 Clean Install (like Win7 Clean Install) is considerably faster than the "Optimized for Win8" Asus bloatware install.

I ended up running Factory reset and taking the PC back because it felt like cheap plastic compared to my ten year old HP 510 which even full of sand weighs only slightly more but feels like solid steel by comparison, and runs Win7 just as fast with a Celeron and 1gb.

This is why I always say its Win7 and the install that matters.
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07 Apr 2013   #665
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

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I noticed that, too. 'Tis called product placement (a company pays to have their product shown) and is common on TV or in a movie. M$ had to pay serious shekels to get that.
I am waiting for an episode of the Big Bang Theory when Sheldon gets his hands on 8. He had his laptop stolen in a break in and lamented the fact that Windows 7 was so much more user friendly than Vista and he did not like that. That would be interesting to see which way that would go.
Didn't Sheldon have a framed restraining order for abusing BG about Vista. Maybe he could get another for W8?
Yes he does. It may be too much of a hot potato to do a skit about Ballmer and 8.......
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07 Apr 2013   #666
PaulGo

Windows 10 (64 bit)
 
 

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Microsoft's Windows 8 Has Failed, Now What?



...Microsoft released Windows 8 last October. The new version of Windows was the biggest redesign of the operating system since Windows 95. Unfortunately, consumers seem baffled by the changes, and Microsoft’s hardware partners have been public in their disappointment.


It’s hard to quantify consumer dissatisfaction with Windows 8, but a quick perusal of the comments section of nearly any article dedicated to the operating system reveals widespread dissatisfaction.
“I found a wonderful fix for Windows 8,” Robert McAdams commented on one of my previous blogs. “I deleted it and downloaded Windows 7.”


Browsing user reviews of laptops on Amazon reveals much the same. The top review on this budget Toshiba laptop states clearly, “I highly recommend if a person can go with another windows [operating system] installed on your computer.” Another reviewer offers a backhanded rebuttal: “Windows 8 is not as bad as they say.”
Microsoft's Windows 8 Has Failed, Now What? - AMD, MSFT, NOK - Foolish Blogging Network
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07 Apr 2013   #667
x BlueRobot

 

They woke up to Vista, now why can't they wake up to 8?
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07 Apr 2013   #668
gregrocker

 

Vista was tipping over older hardware with all the Services set to Auto like in XP, but with Aero and DRM requiring so much more resources. They rushed into SP1 improvements developed for Win7 like setting most Services to Manual and developing Fast Triggers for them. I was reading the developer's blog at the time and found it fascinating. I thought it saved the company, but still get the impression they don't know (or care) how good 7 is. It's left the Win7 advocacy to us at the top tech forums on the web, which also happens to be named after it.

With Windows 8 they have overreacted to the Ipad so badly they've abandoned the perfect Desktop Experience in Win7 which is required for productive work. This is why business is now migrating almost entirely to Win7. The Live Tiles improvement on Ipad is even lost when foisted on a Desktop user who doesn't need or want it.

What's worse, they seem to think they can bully through doing away with the desktop, as though productive work is going to be done on tablets in the cloud. I think they've moved there, so maybe the market will bring them down to earth.

I saw how rocked they were by the Ipad2 release on the first day of MVP Global Summit 2011, but took heart when CEO Ballmer insisted "We all know that real productive work is done on the desktop." Let's hope he jolts them back to that fast. Put Win8 on touchscreens only, Win7 on all other PC's. Give downgrade rights for all who got stuck with Win8 on a desktop because they bought it online without trying it. Many are standing in the Returns line at Best Buy right now.
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07 Apr 2013   #669
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If they are killing windows , they still have other avenues.

Office, and xbox.

Let's see if they make a hash of those as well
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07 Apr 2013   #670
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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If they are killing windows , they still have other avenues.

Office, and xbox.

Let's see if they make a hash of those as well
They already have with Office. Office 2013 costs three times as much (no three user family pack available) and they are really pushing the cloud version, Office 365.
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