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

12 Jan 2013   #1

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More Than 3 Out of 4 Enthusiasts Reject Windows 8

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Notably, more than half of gamers who DO pick the embattled OS downgrade within weeks

...But the numbers are troubling. Despite Microsoft playing an interesting licensing sales game selling a deluge of licenses to OEMs at a rate that would indicate Windows 8 to be outselling Windows 7, the usage numbers indicate that OEMs are only moving a fraction of those licenses. Windows 8 is only drawing around a tenth of the internet traffic Windows 7 did at a similar point in the adoption cycle; in fact Windows 8 trails Windows Vista in internet traffic.

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DailyTech - CES 2013: Industry Source -- More Than 3 Out of 4 Enthusiasts Reject Windows 8

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12 Jan 2013   #2

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It seems Windows 7 is here to stay, wherever Microsoft want Windows 7 to stay or not, Windows 8's UI has become too touchscreen orientated, and I've even struggled to find files and programs Windows 8 due to the metro Start Menu.
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12 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 64 SP1
 
 

I decided to stick with Windows 7 after trying out the Windows 8 preview version. If Microsoft had provided a conventional start menu along with the "metro" interface I might have considered upgrading, but I just didn't like Microsoft's we know what you should like attitude.
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12 Jan 2013   #4

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I know some people have been using a program called "Classic Shell" with Windows 8, in order to gain back the conventional Start Menu, but would you want to install a third-party program for a Start Menu?
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12 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I like many read a lot about Windows 7 and Windows 8 but I need some help here to understand.
1. Was the Start Menu removed to repair some sort of problem with the operating system?
2. What was the problem?
3. Does Microsoft give some sort of reason why the Start Menu is a bad thing.
The only thing I can think of is the Start Menu doesn't have that Toys R Us look.
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12 Jan 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I like many read a lot about Windows 7 and Windows 8 but I need some help here to understand.
1. Was the Start Menu removed to repair some sort of problem with the operating system?
2. What was the problem?
3. Does Microsoft give some sort of reason why the Start Menu is a bad thing.
The only thing I can think of is the Start Menu doesn't have that Toys R Us look.

1. No. The Start Menu was merely removed because Windows 8 was written to be compatible with touch screens and tablet computers, and move away from traditional desktop PC's.

2. There's no problem with the Start Menu/Button per se, it's more the move to tablets/touch screens, as I said in #1.

3. See this article: Why Were the Start Button & Start Menu Removed in Windows 8?

HTH,

Robert
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12 Jan 2013   #7

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Interesting.

I have never even seen Windows 8.

I built a new computer last Saturday and guess what operating system I installed?

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.
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12 Jan 2013   #8

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you Robert for you quick response. I gather from that Microsoft wants all to look and work the same. Tablets, phones, PC's, Laptops ect. Give a damn what the customer wants. Take it or leave it attitude from Microsoft. I'm in the leave it group like so many others.
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12 Jan 2013   #9

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

well, Start menu could have used a redesign, but something like that isn't the right direction for a desktop.
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12 Jan 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
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One of the real reasons was so that you would constantly have to go to the Metro screen and thus be exposed to the deluge of Live Tile ads that will soon be appearing (if W8 is successful).

When MS found out that people were using a Registry hack to restore the Start Menu (in W8 DP) they DELIBERATELY stripped the code out of the subsequent versions.

There is no reason that MS couldn't have achieved their so-called unified UI experience without removing the Start button (and replacing it with an invisible hotspot).
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