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: Missed Opportunity - Windows 8

10 Jan 2013   #1

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
Missed Opportunity - Windows 8

This >

Windows 8 a 'giant sadness' says gaming boss - Telegraph


Newell, whose company is known for the Half-Life game series and runs the Steam games store, said Windows 8, the new Microsoft operating system, was "unusable".

"Windows 8 was like this giant sadness. It just hurts everybody in the PC business," Newell told The Verge. "Rather than everybody being all excited to go buy a new PC, buying new software to run on it, we’ve had a 20-plus per cent decline in PC sales."

Before founding Valve, in 1996, Newell spent 13 years working on Windows for Microsoft.

Last year, Microsoft announced that it had sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses in the first month after launch, an improvement on Windows 7, which sold 60 million licenses in its first two months. Earlier this week, Microsoft said sales of Windows 8 had reached 60 million.

Valve is working on a Steam Box games console that will bring its games into the living room but also act as a networked games device for the whole home.

The ONLY reason it runs slightly faster is cos they stripped out a load of stuff (like Media)

- which they now charge punters 'X'tra for!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

We don't really need more threads with useless bashing of Windows 8. They've been over and done with.

As for your comments at the bottom, you might want to look back through previous OSes before making such generalizations.

There are plenty of real reasons why Windows 8 is faster than 7. That's the point of improving code. Why else would Windows 7 run faster than Vista?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Missed Opportunity - Windows 8

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Apps for—extending developer opportunity
transfer email opportunity
Puter 1: running windows 7 pro, windows live mail. Puter 2: running windows xp pro, outlook express. Problem: how to get the 3 identities, folders and address books from Puter 2 to Puter 1. My thoughts are to put windows live mail on puter 2 and transfer all the outlook express to...
Browsers & Mail
Windows 7 and the opportunity for Developers - PDC09
I'm Back - What've I Missed?
Just got in from my vacation in the UK. Just clean installed the newest version, 7000 I think. Anything I need to be aware of? Any tweaks that do or don't work as with other pre-beta's?
General Discussion

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 17:06.
Twitter Facebook Google+