Mmmm... Ballmer declared the same about RT...
HP: Users Choose Windows 7 over Windows 8 for Superior Stability“Almost every customer I’ve talked to plans to remain on Windows 7 for quite a while because they want the stability, they’ve got a large install base of applications and tools,” Jim Zafarana, VP and GM for the HP Workstations global business unit, said while also adding that 90 percent of the customers still go for Windows.
At the same time, HP’s executive explains that his company expects enterprise adoption of Windows 8 to remain slow in the next couple of years, despite the arrival of the new 8.1 update.
Last edited by labeeman; 12 Sep 2013 at 21:22.
Darn, have popcorn, but no beer. . .
MS still thinks they can talk the OS into a good position market wise, good luck with that. Outside of buying a new PC with 8 on it I would be willing to bet OS sales of 8 are anemic at best.
Hard to know what's really happening, but in my small pond, most people I've spoken to who are tech minded don't like it. Those who are smartfone or tablet orientated seem to like it on surface appearance. However, I honestly don't know anybody personally who is using it.
Having said that, I've been using it on my flagship for about 8 months now. And with all the latest updates, the buggy bits seem to have been ironed out. Using StartIsBack with Modern switched off, it is running seamless, and that's with generic W8 drivers as Intel don't support drivers for Win 8 on my flagship mobo. Truth is, it would now be hard to go back to Win7, which I have on my backup machine.
Both machines have high end CPU/mobos, SATA3 SSD HDs, good graphic cards and plenty of RAM. One example which is important for me because I do a lot of work on spreadsheets, is that Excel/Word open almost instantly on W8, but take about 7 - 8 seconds to open on Win7. And that's with either OS on either machine ... Win8 was originally on my backup machine.
When you have to open and shut multiple spreadsheets to copy/paste between them, and paste data from them to government web sites, it is a real pain in the butt having to wait 7 or 8 seconds between every item.
I don't mind the bland look and I really like the overall snappiness. I guess that makes me a happy camper, but I still believe it would have really taken off at the get go if MS had simply given the masses a traditional GUI/Stat Menu ... with Modern either as a separate smartfone/tablet GUI OS, or an optional alternative ... as opposed to shoving it down our throats.
Last edited by Mustang; 13 Sep 2013 at 09:04.
Have to agree. They should just plug the 6.3 kernel into Win7 and all is forgivenI really like the overall snappiness
I see more windows 8 laptops than macs in all my classes. Probably because all new laptops now come with windows 8. All I know is windows 8 sales are not disappointing.
Yes, this skews the sales, but it isn't/wasn't any different then when any other OS was released. As I said, most people just stick with the default.
When I got my 8 laptop I was all ready to install 7 on it, but once I played around with 8 I saw no reason to replace it. Obviously I'm quite aware.