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Windows 7: Infographic: Who's making the move to Windows 8?

05 Nov 2012   #31

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
Coles & Woolworths

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
However, I don't see most companies upgrading to Win 8. I suspect they will switch over to Win 7 instead. Not all hardware will need to be upgraded. Monitors, for example, will still work just fine on Win 7 since touch screens aren't needed for most applications other than cash registers.
Coles Supermarkets use XP-based scanners on their checkouts.

Woolworths probably use exactly the same scanners (I haven't seen the boot screen on their checkout scanners).

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05 Nov 2012   #32
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Circle K was using XP for all its systems, including registers, when I Johnny Paychecked them 3 1/2 years ago. considering that they were still using 9 pin printers four years prior to that, I doubt they have upgraded.
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05 Nov 2012   #33

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

There's a difference between an embedded application like a grocery store scanner, and a general purpose computing environment. Heck, my brother (who works in SCADA) still has some *DOS* systems out in the field. Well, almost. DOS of course won't run on modern hardware, so when hardware fails, they run their DOS SCADA application that has been happily burbling info about voltages and pressures for decades in a virtual machine on said modern hardware.

But I doubt anybody is going to deploy a DOS system as a general-purpose computing environment. People currently running XP for non-embedded applications need to be planning their migration to Windows 7 or above right now, because once security fixes stop, all your XP systems that are hooked to the Internet will start spewing penis and breast augmentation spam non-stop 24/7 as well as be jumping-off points for hackers to explore the internals of your network. Maybe you figure retraining your employees to run Windows 7 would be more expensive than being a spambot farm and having all your corporate secrets shared with the Internet, but I suspect most people don't feel that way .
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05 Nov 2012   #34
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Retraining employees from XP to Win 7 will be easier, faster, and cheaper than going to Win 8. Even as computer ignorant as I am, I had no trouble being pretty much fully productive with a Win 7 machine right out of the box.
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08 Nov 2012   #35

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

This new OS in my opinion was not maybe for laptops nor desktops, it was made for touchscreen devices.. I just hope that they will release something more of Windows 7 stylish.

Windows 9 anyone?
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08 Nov 2012   #36

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

A huge number of people hope the same.

Hoping won't do any good.

Unless MS get the message it is to their advantage - they will not do it.

Unfortunately, If win8 sells ok - or rather if the devices sell ok ( win8 just happens to be on them ) - then MS will continue turning everything into a phone for those with simple needs.

The danger is people will actually buy a reasonable number of win8 devices.

It would be better for everybody if they didn't.

Sadly, the buyers do not understand that.
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09 Nov 2012   #37
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
Rejected: 74% of organizations have no plans to deploy Windows 8

TechRepublicís Windows 8 Business Intentions study reveals that 74% of businesses have no plans to deploy Windows 8, and the new, touch-centric user interface is a driving factor in the decision.
Rejected: 74% of organizations have no plans to deploy Windows 8 | TechRepublic
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16 Nov 2012   #38
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

What I don't understand is Microsoft's one road policy. Make a operating system for toys and abandon a great 3 year old Windows 7 and it's users. There are two roads. One road for a toy operating system ie. Window 8 for toys and another road for PC's. ie. Windows 7 or a Windows 9. They can go down both roads at the same time. They seem to think they can only go down one road at a time. Microsoft has the people and money to use both roads at the same time. When did giving the consumers a choice become a bad thing?
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18 Nov 2012   #39

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

They haven't abandoned W7.
Windows 8 has a fully functional desktop just like W7.

W7 End of extended support January 14, 2020
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18 Nov 2012   #40
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I guess what I mean is two Windows 8.
One for toys like phones, touch pads, tablets like they have now and one Windows 8 for PC users that don't want to add 3rd party programs to make it work like a PC. Doing that would entice Windows 7 PC users to a Windows 8 operating system designed for PC's not toys. Two markets, two roads, two Windows 8. That way both market places are happy using Windows 8.
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