Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Microsoft Can't Sell Windows 8, So It's Giving It Away

07 Mar 2014   #41
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
You can easily create any level of cascadable menus in W8.1 simply via toolbars -- here's an example of a big one. You can choose your own pgms etc -- much more flexible than the W7 system.
Indeed! I've done exactly this ever since Windows XP. Combined with using the Start Menu as a fallback general purpose menu with everything in it, it is a very productive means of doing things.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
07 Mar 2014   #42
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I keep thinking. What does Windows 8.xx have that I want.
Booting a few seconds faster is no big deal.
A bunch of tiles to poke or tick. No thanks Icons work just fine.
A third party programs to make Windows 8 to work something like a computer. Not for me. Windows 7 already works like a computer.
A bunch of rent or lease programs. No no. If I want them I want to buy them and own them.
If I want something on my lap I can poke she will be over 40 years old ect.
I have a friend that just bought his wife a new laptop. All he mentioned to me was; his wife no longer wants to use the computer.
She uses it to pay bills on line a little email. The rest of the time it just sits.
She use to do news letters. Print them and post them online for the Post I belong to. Keep track of the Posts kitchen supplies and do the ordering and many more things. She use to help the Auxiliary part of the Post with their computing needs but no longer.
That is what Windows 8 did to a non tech user.
I tried to convince her into Window 7 but she is not gun shy.
She went from XP to Windows 8.
Hi there
for the applications specified here - a little email, some internet and online shoppimg plus payimg bills a TABLET or MOBILE phone is probably the most sensible sort of device. For this type of stuff one doesn't need a full blown computer anymore.

Even for playing movies a tablet is probably fine - especially if it has an HDMI out where you can plug the tablet into a large screen.

Remember when XP came out no tablets were around and smart phones also didn't exist.

Hardware has changed -- after all these days who even THINKS of buying an iPOD any more as their portable music player - or even an old cassette Sony Walkman. Most phones even cheap ones have a decent built in music player - and trying to find a phone that doesn't have a built in camera is all but impossible.

A lot of people probably would be better off NOT having a full blown computer - whatever OS it was running.

Cheers
jimbo
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2014   #43
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

She has a phone but bought a quality laptop to work like a computer not a phone.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

07 Mar 2014   #44
computergeekguy

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Um i don't know how work would take it if I left my laptop and brought my tablet.

Also why does crisis 3 look so bad on my tablet? I just cant get the frame rates out of it for some reason. Hahahaha.

But yes i can see your point windows 8 is good for paying bills and watching movies but why buy that when i can buy a computer that can do all that plus work high end video games, and yes be comfortable to me.

I must admit I like a comfortable os. I know some people who have xp. When i try to fix their comp and i forget their control panel layout is different. I haven't had to fix windows xp in so long that i have almost forgotten how to do some of the simplest things. Windows 8 was the worst experience for me ever. To fix it I had to search the internet to learn where anything was. Bing was laughing at me. "You cant find the control panel?"
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2014   #45
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by King Arthur View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
You can easily create any level of cascadable menus in W8.1 simply via toolbars -- here's an example of a big one. You can choose your own pgms etc -- much more flexible than the W7 system.
Indeed! I've done exactly this ever since Windows XP. Combined with using the Start Menu as a fallback general purpose menu with everything in it, it is a very productive means of doing things.
Similarly, I've been using toolbars since Win 2000 and I'm surprised that more people don't use them. At a minimum, I use the Desktop toolbar which gives me access to the shortcuts/folders on my Desktop without the need to actually go to the Desktop.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2014   #46
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Nah, You need not use the cloud. And Bing is OK - or install Chrome.
Or FireFox in some cases if you dont want to use Chrome's GoogleDrive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2014   #47
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I keep thinking. What does Windows 8.xx have that I want.
Booting a few seconds faster is no big deal.
A bunch of tiles to poke or tick. No thanks Icons work just fine.
A third party programs to make Windows 8 to work something like a computer. Not for me. Windows 7 already works like a computer.
A bunch of rent or lease programs. No no. If I want them I want to buy them and own them.
If I want something on my lap I can poke she will be over 40 years old ect.
I have a friend that just bought his wife a new laptop. All he mentioned to me was; his wife no longer wants to use the computer.
She uses it to pay bills on line a little email. The rest of the time it just sits.
She use to do news letters. Print them and post them online for the Post I belong to. Keep track of the Posts kitchen supplies and do the ordering and many more things. She use to help the Auxiliary part of the Post with their computing needs but no longer.
That is what Windows 8 did to a non tech user.
I tried to convince her into Window 7 but she is not gun shy.
She went from XP to Windows 8.
LOL Jack, I really had to laugh. You made some good points. My wife actually likes 8.1 after I cleaned u all the tiles and set the 3 tiles of the 3 prograns she is using. She never goes directly to the desktop.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2014   #48
gregrocker

 

NobodySpecial: I don't know why the Youtube stretched the window so much, as this has never happened before with Youtube and I can't get it to embed correctly. With just a link you'll have to watch a (MS) commercial.

But the video is an inspiration not for the reason MS wants as it's advertising jingle, but because those of us who have come up with Win7 since beta now form a resistance you are reading about here that to me is heroic, brave and imminently right.

We stand for the best OS ever, one which we helped elevate to the top and don't intend to see smothered in its crib.

I personally risk the highest award in tech - the Microsoft MVP - finally pushing back against this terribly wrong turn, in defense of Win7. But to me the award is worth nothing if what attracted me to tech in the first place, Windows 7, is not given its rightful place until it has a worthy successor.

Until then this is the headquarters for Win7, where we know it best and love it passionately. And we rock!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2014   #49
nobodyspecial

Windows
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
NobodySpecial: I don't know why the Youtube stretched the window so much, as this has never happened before with Youtube and I can't get it to embed correctly. With just a link you'll have to watch a (MS) commercial.

But the video is an inspiration not for the reason MS wants as it's advertising jingle, but because those of us who have come up with Win7 since beta now form a resistance you are reading about here that to me is heroic, brave and imminently right.

We stand for the best OS ever, one which we helped elevate to the top and don't intend to see smothered in its crib.

I personally risk the highest award in tech - the Microsoft MVP - finally pushing back against this terribly wrong turn in defense of Win7. But to me the award is worth nothing if what attracted me to tech in the first place, Windows 7, is not given its rightful place until it has a worthy successor.

Until then this is the headquarters for Win7, where we know it best and love it passionately. And we rock!
ok nobodyspecial agrees and thinks windows7 is the next windows xp and will be around for a good decade if not more i think it will be updated and extended past the dates shown on wikipedia due to demand customer is always right no
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Mar 2014   #50
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Let's just hope manufacturers brands won't do with Windows7 like eg: intel with H77 & Z77 chipsets limitation for Windows Vista. In that case upgrading hardwares for those keeping in mind Windows 7 might be quite tough.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Microsoft Can't Sell Windows 8, So It's Giving It Away




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Microsoft giving away free IT training -- and a job -- to soldiers
Source A Guy
News
Microsoft is Giving Money Away! (Not really)
Oh my... I smell a scam. :sarc:
Chillout Room
Microsoft Software to sell Windows??? Often Seen in shops...???
Hi all, I have seen a piece of software that was running on laptops in quite a few shops in the UK. It has a white background, and lets the user browse through some videos. It has the shops logo in the top right (eg. PC World or Staples). It also has a list of system specs on the left, with...
Software
Microsoft Giving Away Free Windows 7 On October 16, 2010
Microsoft Giving Away Free Windows 7 On October 16, 2010 It seems that Microsoft and Facebook integration goes much deeper than Bing search engine. Following their one day special "I'm a PC", where the company offered 50% off list price on all computers if you purchased Windows 7 Family Pack -...
News
Microsoft Violated Patent: Cannot Sell Word
Court: Microsoft violated patent; can't sell Word - Yahoo! News Wow. They can't even sell it while they work on changes. Between the U.S. courts and the EU, MS can only win in the court of public opinion! Discuss! EDIT: MS says no worries; they will have it available in January:
News


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:45.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App