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

19 Apr 2013   #921
Lone Browncoat

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

Then I am a dino.


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19 Apr 2013   #922
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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Then I am a dino.
Nah, in case you are interested in a tablet, just don't go overboard. I paid $230 for my 32GB Nexus. That is an acceptable price for a toy. I would never pay $1000 or more for a MS Surface Pro or alike.

For me a tablet has to be small to be easily carried and it must not cost a bundle. And Android is a much better option than Windows because you find any app in the Google Playstore. The MS app store is pathetic.
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19 Apr 2013   #923
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I don't have anything against tablets; I just don't happen to need one. I have far more use for an e-book reader, preferable for me to a tablet which can do the same thing (and more) but a serious cost in battery life. There is no way I would ever remember to keep the thing charged up (at least I can field change batteries in my e-book reader). I lived most of my life not being connected 24/7 and prefer it that way. I do carry a cell phone (dumb as rocks) for emergencies but it stays turned off until I actually need it (which is rare).
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19 Apr 2013   #924
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Agreed

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You might show them the delights of Linux Mint.

It runs on very low spec hardware and comes with Libre office, Firefox, email client, media player, etc.

PCLinuxOS is fundamentally easier based on Mandrake/Mandriva.
I find Mint (Mate Nadia)very easy and nice to setup. If you want to try it, here is a set of tutorials.
Agreed.

I installed it on my PC to replace Ubuntu 10 (which couldn't run my ATI card, no matter what fixes my friend and I tried).

Linux Mint 14 MATE (64 bit):
  • Installed in 14 minutes (the updates took another 10 minutes)
  • Ran all of my hardware out of the box (graphics, network, sound, etc.)
  • Played all of my media files out of the box (Banshee and VLC)
  • Ran my custom Ubuntu theme without modification
The only programs I've had to add are:
  • Wireshark
  • GParted
  • VMware Player 5
It actually feels quicker than Ubuntu 10 (e.g. the menus were a bit "sticky" in Ubuntu).
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20 Apr 2013   #925
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

It's interesting how the discussion:
"More Than 3 Out of 4 Enthusiasts Reject Windows 8 "
has entered into a discussion on the future of the desktop/laptop. Not that is surprising because of the apparent strategic direction and the drop in sales of PCs.
I find it difficult to understand that tablets and desktops are clearly not seen as two different beasts. I cannot see how one replaces the other depending on the need.
I wish I had a cartoon with an office staff sitting in recliner chairs doing correspondence and accounts on their tablets. The engineers, graphic designers and photographers would need different colored chairs of course.
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20 Apr 2013   #926
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Michael, you are right. As very often, this has happend.

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20 Apr 2013   #927
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
For me a tablet has to be small to be easily carried and it must not cost a bundle. And Android is a much better option than Windows because you find any app in the Google Playstore. The MS app store is pathetic.
This I agree with. That said though, I nearly bought a Galaxy Note 10.1 but instead opted for an Asus 13 inch ultrabook as I needed something a bit more versatile and robust.

But going back to tablets, yeah, android is the better way to go app wise. And yes, the Win 8 apps store is laughable right now, but I'm sure that'll change in time.
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21 Apr 2013   #928
gregrocker

 

The Asus Core i5 budget ($399) laptop offered at BestBuy over Easter weekend with Win8 is now on sale for the same price at Staples with Win7.
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21 Apr 2013   #929
crankypenguin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
It's interesting how the discussion:
"More Than 3 Out of 4 Enthusiasts Reject Windows 8 "
has entered into a discussion on the future of the desktop/laptop. Not that is surprising because of the apparent strategic direction and the drop in sales of PCs.
I find it difficult to understand that tablets and desktops are clearly not seen as two different beasts. I cannot see how one replaces the other depending on the need.
I wish I had a cartoon with an office staff sitting in recliner chairs doing correspondence and accounts on their tablets. The engineers, graphic designers and photographers would need different colored chairs of course.
I think it may have to do with the younger generation. I was brought up in the 80s and 90s so a desktop was the epitome of all that is grand, but today's kids and teenagers are brought up with tablets next to desktops and they don't seem to differentiate between the two. It is no wonder that PC sales are dropping. The older generation usually put together their own working desktop from parts; thus effecting the statistics since we don't buy *whole* computer sets, and teenagers and younger kids prefer their iPads, Nexuses etc etc. A tablet is just *cooler* to the younger generation it would seem, not to mention they can play all their games on consoles which offer graphics which are rather good. Back in the day, you needed a desktop to get good graphics for video games, not so much today.
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21 Apr 2013   #930
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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but instead opted for an Asus 13 inch ultrabook as I needed something a bit more versatile and robust.
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The Asus Core i5 budget ($399) laptop offered at BestBuy over Easter weekend with Win8 is now on sale for the same price at Staples with Win7.
For those that want a budget laptop, that may be a good deal. For that that want a little more umph and power, well...
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