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

24 Apr 2013   #961
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

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In any case as has been pointed out AD NAUSEAM both here and on W8 Forum too -- the OS on the computer has totally NOTHING to do with the drop in PC sales --I'm not going to re-hash the old reasons again - they are all here in the Forums if you want to re-visit that whole discussion.


Jimbo,

You forgot to post a pic of a herd of bulls with that one.

So what are you saying - decent sized screens, keyboards and other I/O devices aren't important any more?
For the kid or adults sitting on the lounge mucking around with internet browsing, videos ....basically entertainment then tablets are probably great. They may even be great as a portable when traveling.
Would I use one for creating a professional report - no way.


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01 May 2013   #962
PaulGo

Windows 10 (64 bit)
 
 

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Windows 8 inches up in desktop OS market

Microsoft's latest OS is creeping up in popularity but lags behind the milestone that Windows 7 had reached at this stage, according to new numbers from Net Applications.



..Of the 3.8 percent share earned last month, Windows 8 touch-screen PCs accounted for 0.02 percent. Windows RT touch-screen computers were unable to register any blip at all on Net Applications' radar.
How has Windows 8 fared in comparison with Windows 7?
Both operating systems officially debuted in October of their respective years -- Windows 7 in 2009 and Windows 8 in 2012. By April 2010, Windows 7 has already carved almost 12 percent of the OS market tracked by Net
Windows 8 inches up in desktop OS market | Microsoft - CNET News
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01 May 2013   #963
gregrocker

 

Looks like we're still where the action is:

More Than 3 Out of 4 Enthusiasts Reject Windows 8-capture.png

Source: above


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01 May 2013   #964
Lone Browncoat

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

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..same article...


Rumors have also suggested that Microsoft may kick in a Start button and a boot to desktop option to appease users unhappy with the new Start screen environment.

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01 May 2013   #965
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

XP is still 10 times Windows 8 and even lower than Vista. I don't think we have to really fear a takeover by Windows 8. It will probably remain a niche product.
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01 May 2013   #966
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
XP is still 10 times Windows 8 and even lower than Vista. I don't think we have to really fear a takeover by Windows 8. It will probably remain a niche product.

I think you're right whs. For the most part there's probably three kinds of W8 desktop/laptop buyers out there, those who don't know what they're getting into, those who just need to buy something but can't afford the fruit company, and those who are standing in the return lines at Best Buy.
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02 May 2013   #967
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Looks like we're still where the action is:

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Source: above
You better believe it! A friend who bought a new 8 laptop off of another friend who only wanted to dump it fast now asked about getting 7 or Vista on it since 8 wouldn't run the software or detect the devices for his security system. The tech at the company advised him to dump 8 since it was a quote "crap OS" and put 7 on since that will run well on both Vista and 7.

When MS boasts about 8 sales that certainly doesn't tell the full story of people soon wanting to do one thing which is dump 8 to go back to one of the two previous versions. In fact someone else I was talking to asked about adding in a second hard drive into a new HP ENY Slleekbook to run Vista on a drive he pulled out of an older model that went belly up not wanting 8 or to simply dual boot with Vista.

As you yourself know MS made a goober with 8 and we still find 7 taking the lead being the best OS MS came out with! And when going to look up 7 drivers for the recently new 8 laptop guess what? Toshiba drivers and updates are for what? 7 and 8 since they are using 7 drivers on 8! In fact on that brand new model line you can still get Vista drivers as well. No one wrote up drivers strictly for 8?

By the way I know where you got the pie chart from. Windows 8 edges to 3.84 percent share; still fails to spark
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02 May 2013   #968
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

What interests me is that given that MS is a multi $B corporation what was the strategic thinking in betting the farm on W8? Of course I'll never know.
My guess: jump on the iwhatever/tablet bandwagon and sell online apps. You can actually have your cake and eat it to.
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02 May 2013   #969
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
What interests me is that given that MS is a multi $B corporation what was the strategic thinking in betting the farm on W8? Of course I'll never know.
My guess: jump on the iwhatever/tablet bandwagon and sell online apps. You can actually have your cake and eat it to.

Yup. But what they're trying to feed desktop users isn't exactly cake. LOL
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02 May 2013   #970
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dallas 7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
What interests me is that given that MS is a multi $B corporation what was the strategic thinking in betting the farm on W8? Of course I'll never know.
My guess: jump on the iwhatever/tablet bandwagon and sell online apps. You can actually have your cake and eat it to.

Yup. But what they're trying to feed desktop users isn't exactly cake. LOL
I think they expected the usual naive desktop users to simply grin and bear whatever they shove on the plate without question! "Well we kept XP going forever while Vista slumped a bit. We can toss them just about anything while we suit our own needs!"

The bulk of the MS assets however are not even with the OS but the office wares and corporate takers there. That's where the real money comes in from! They can care less if "Joe Smoe" wants a Start button or Orb!

Now for the downtrail of new pc sales the economy as well as how well hardwares have come along where the OS now has to play catch up with the hardwares people are no longer in such a rush to grab at the newer hardwares that fast. Most OEM as well as custom cases in the last few years alone handle the OS sides of things adequately compared to running Vista on a 256mb, 512mb Dell years back! The 2-3gb rec for the 64bit as well as 32bit is already reached with the 3-4gb typical PC and 6gb is common for the 64bit preinstalls.
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